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on 10/9/2011 11:18:00 AM
More reviews by robertsmithwillsaveusall
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
I'll admit I bought this without much thought. Most foundations work on me fairly well in general so when I bought this it was on a leap of faith. I used mostly used the Chanel series, a couple of Lancome's and most recently Guerlain, this is my first Givenchy. Upon application (I use shade no. 6) I noticed that the colour is a bit more orange-y than I would like. I did buy a shade darker on purpose to go with a natural tan look that I usually go for. Was slightly disappointed but quickly got over it as I realised I no longer need to use bronzer. The coverage was light to medium to begin with, it won't cover up any major spots or marks (anyway that isn't the function of a foundation) but it does give you a great balanced skin tone and matte texture. I'll tell you what that made me give this a 5. Two hours after I had it on, the orange-ness have worn off, my skin is glowing, it is less matte than it was 2 hours ago and it also looks soft. It only gently hides my pores and my slight acne scar marks but in a really natural way. I must say I like it. If you're looking for a more complete cover-all, just add concealer and dust off with finishing loose powder and I'm sure you'll achieve a flawless look as well. This probably won't be for someone with major acne scars and spots, but it would probably be best for someone with dull, tired skin looking for some natural radiance. So glad I took the plunge to get this, it's actually better than my ex-HG Chanel Teint Innocence which didn't give me a natural glow like this one does!
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 9/24/2011 10:34:00 AM
More reviews by jamdee
Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Other, Coarse
Objectively, I have to say this is a superb foundation.I have 'split personality' skin; my chin and jaw are dry and slightly acneic if I'm not careful, my forehead is normal, but the skin around my nose is relentlessly oily. I only really wear foundation around the jaw - maybe 2 layers on a bad day - using what's left on my brush to cover the rest of the face. I was anxious whether this foundation would be versatile enough to deal with these issues and it did BEAUTIFULLY!The colour was exact and didn't oxidise (4 - Perfect vanilla); it didn't exaggerate dryness, even after a few days of benzoyl peroxide (which is more than can be said for the crappy NARS Sheer glow); and when I needed to take it up further around my nose, it didn't settle into or exaggerate the pores. It is also remarkably long lasting: I probably powdered once/twice throughout the day. One pump on the back of your hand doesn't look much, but you can actually see it expand after a few seconds; and one pump really can deal with a whole face if you tend to wear your foundation like me. So objectively, yes, a terrific foundation, BUT...it broke me out around my jaw. It might have been the fragrance which while present in small amounts is definitely its downside.So if you're not especially sensitive to fragrance components in foundations then do give this a try.
3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
on 8/22/2011 5:46:00 PM
More reviews by pinkduck89
Skin: Dry, Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
This stuff is amazing. I originally tried a sample of MakeUp Forever HD and it had gathered in my pores and accentuated fine lines along my nose that a 20-something should not have! Photo'perfexion however did an awesome job, it sits well with or without primer and you dont need much. I only use less than one pump for my whole face. You can also layer it, so it doubles as concealer for me. Its the best!!
2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
on 6/11/2011 8:31:00 PM
More reviews by Kathy123
Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium
A Sephora SA told me that this IS perfect for oily skin typeS and that is why I got it. First and foremost, if you have sensitive eyes, this should not get any where close to your eyes unless your eyes will burn and become irritated the whole day. Second, this foundation claims that it would make you flawless but truly it won't. A Revlon CS at 1/5 price of this does a better job in covering flaws. Third, it supposed to look good on Camera, it DOES NOT. What bothers me the most is that if a foundation has this brand and price, don't you think it should be of good quality? HATED IT!
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 6/9/2011 4:01:00 PM
More reviews by Katie75007
Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool
Hair: Red, Straight, Fine
I love the bottle, and the pump. The formula is fuller coverage and does leave a lovely finish (pros!), but -- (cons) it's very thick -- perhaps it was a bad bottle, but I found it difficult to apply and blend evenly. I also did not have a shade match -- I found that the lightest shade, Perfect Ivory (1) is supposed to be neutral, but it's very heavily pink/peach toned -- and even when sheered out, my face is a different color than my neck. Definitely not for me -- but if your skin matches one of the shades, it would be very pretty.For reference: NW5-10; NARS Siberia.
on 5/31/2011 12:14:00 PM
More reviews by babydoll90
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
This product is good when you have good skin. it is pinky not too yellow. i prefer the colour over dior's forever. however, if you have a bad skin day, this foundation is going to make your skin look worse. hopefully this is useful
on 5/12/2011 9:16:00 PM
More reviews by taurusgurl5984
Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine
Jury is still out on this one. I've been trying many different foundations out lately in order to find something that will give me buildable medium coverage and not slide off my combo skin. I obtained a sample of this, and was really loving it. Gives my skin a gorgeous look with great coverage. Feels light. I thought I loved it so I actually went out and purchased the product. First day I wore the product from the bottle, I was so sad when I looked in the mirror only half way through the work day and my skin looked blotchy and shiny. I will obviously be trying this out more... maybe that one day was a fluke. It's a gorgeous foundation. Maybe it's more of a winter foundation for me? Will update when I get a chance to try it more and decide. The lightest shade is a gorgeous color match for my neutral fair skin.
on 4/13/2011 3:38:00 AM
More reviews by Laski
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium
Although my sample of this foundation had the absolut perfect color for me (praline), I wasn´t satisfied with the results. It´s a pity, because I really wanted to like it. But it settles very much in my pores, especially on my nose it just looks horrible. Also, although my skin doesn´t really have flaky patches, the texture of the makeup seemed to pronounce uneven areas or minor flakes. I tried to apply it with a brush or only with my fingers, but the results stayed mostly the same. It´s just not the right product for me.
on 3/31/2011 7:24:00 AM
More reviews by minax
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm
The SA at sephora applied no.4 on my face (NC20-25) and it looked great at first and blended in perfectly with my skintone but 30 min later it turned bright orange. I would never buy this.
on 3/1/2011 8:25:00 AM
More reviews by lauren1
Skin: Oily, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine
I have tried so many foundations in my search for the perfect one, YSL, Lancome, Chanel, BB, Mac, Guerlain...I could go on. I have oily skin and suffered from Acne when i was younger so can't go without foundation hence my search for something that gives me that perfect skin glow......this is it! I am now on my third bottle it give coverage but still looks natural. on my second bottle the SA gave me Perfect Vanilla instead of perfect Ivory and i put it on and just didn't like it as much it took me a few attempts before i looked thinking there is something i don't like about this low and behold wrong colour. I swapped it for the correct one and it was love all over again so its definitely worth getting the colour and undertone bang on, if you do you will love.....
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