THE BEST HIGH SPF FULL-COVERAGE FOUNDATION ON THE MARKET - no question. The color range isn't the greatest, but a close match can be found, and an exact match can be made by combining two shades. I first purchased this for a trip to Hawaii. I have combination skin, I'm fair, and I burn fast in the sun. I knew my week in Hawaii would entail beaches, surfing, hiking, and plenty of picture-taking. I needed my face to look great - from the time I applied foundation in the morning through the impromptu picnics and late-night barbecues - through the wind, sand, surf, heat, and perspiration - and all without any touch-ups. Did I mention I have blotchy skin plagued by rosacea and hyperpigmentation? I needed full coverage that didn't cake and wore like a second skin. I took one look at the watery consistency of this stuff and thought there was no way. To my complete shock, it covered my multitude of blemishes immediately and dried to a a near-matte finish just as quickly. There's no shimmer and I wouldn't call it dewy, but it's not completely flat. There was no hint of shine, and I didn't even apply powder. My skin looked naturally even-toned and shine-free in person and up close. For the first time ever, my skin actually looked flawless - I mean, flawless - in vacation photos. I live in Miami year-round. This is now my staple, Holy Grail, cannot-live-without, full-coverage foundation for days when I know I'm going to be outdoors and looking polished is a must. It's not my everyday foundation because it's a bit pricey when I don't need my foundation to do the impossible - but for days when I do, there's nothing else that even comes close.
Not really my go to foundation these days. Im finding that when worn a long amount of time it gets funny looking in my pores. A day where im in the sun yes this is good but so is their sunscreen. The coverage is nice but meh nothing spectacular to me anymore. With age comes wisdom lol
Had to do a review on this since i feel I've owned it long enough. Ok my skin can be very oily and when i use my acne products (acne.org system) normal. When my skin was oily this lasted maybe 3-6 hours blotting every 2 or 3 hours. And extreme heat? It wasnt that good :o/ but honestly what foundation is? Lately, while i've been using my acne.org system this seems to last ALL DAY. This is what I do. Wash my face, wait 5-7min, put on BP, wait 15, put on sunscreen or moisturizer wait 5 min. Then I use a dot on my hand with an ELF powder brush and blend. Then i put on Sephora matte powder and some bronzer. Then spray urban decay setting spray. Thats it. this is all done with around 8am. I dont get back home til 5 or later (latest being 9) and even through the heat it's still on my face. :o) I feel that this foundation works better for me though because of my recent skin care. In terms of sun protection its pretty good. I usually tan before I burn but my face can burn pretty easy and this prevents it. My only pet peeve is that I have this in 30sp and its definitly too light for me but i use a good powder so I'm ok. I got a sample of 70sp and that was too dark. The 2 blended together worked well but I just ran out of the sample. So with that being said I dont know my exact color with this foundation. Its not that many options so hopefully I find it. This also covers acne blemishes pretty good for me. I havent used concealer on my face in while using this. Also try buying this from ebay or amazon. I only paid $27 on ebay and $32 i think on amazon. Much cheaper than amazon. Even though this is marketed towards asian skin types this has worked for my light African American skin. Worth a try and do your research :o)
love love love! this is perfect hot weather foundation. it feels so light, yet gives a good medium coverage, long wearing, doesnt break down even when sweating has high sunscreen which i like for the summer when i dont want to put on so many layers of skincare beneth the foundation...it is perfect. of course this is not good for pictures due to the sunscreen...face looks white! in pictures so as long as you dont take pictures regularly, this is an awesome foundation. i love the small sleek, plastic blue packaging too. it is great to travel with...never leaked in flights! i will always have this in my collection. i use shade sp50. for reference, i am 20 beige in chanel perfection lumiere and b20 in vitalumiere aqua, nars sheer glow in fiji is a little too yellow for me and laura mercier mineral powder in natural beige is a little dark for me.
When I first bought this foundation in May i absolutely loved it! I research a lot before i actually commit to a foundation so i was pretty excited. The color SP60 was a perfect match and up until recently i could wear it without getting oily throughout my day. A few things in the reviews that got me to commit was that it said it was full coverage and pretty much a matte finish. The coverage for me wasn't that great, no matter how much i tried to build coverage it didn't work for the small (but noticeable) amount of acne i have. I also have an eight hour work day and now i have school right after i get off so its inconvenient to have to do touch ups. I have gotten very oily with this makeup on and i feel like it slides off my face. I really wouldn't recommend to people with oily, acne prone skin.
I'm in a love/ hate relationship with this product. It's the only foundation that I use right now.
- makes Your skin look flawless for 2-3 hours
- water and sweat resistant
- pretty liquid (hard to apply)
- dries super fast (hard to blend)
- you can't really work it into your skin so it moves around during the day :D :/
- melts away after 3 hours -> makes you look blotchy (oily combination skin)
- changes color from fresh and bright to grey and sick-looking
I have oily combination skin, I'm a NW20 and this foundation is only available with SPF 30 in Germany. I only keep using this because of the flawless finish it gives you the first 2-3 hours after you applied it. I usually regret the application of this foundation after 3 hours.
Sorry for any grammar/ spelling mistakes ;)
This is my Holy Grail for the summer months! I live in a place where the weather can get VERY hot (we're talking, into the 100s). Therefore, this foundation is a lifesaver for the summer months. It has a great, light texture and barely feels like I have it on. It also has a soft matte texture that's great for combination-skin girls like myself, in controlling the oil in my T-zone and any sweat. It's also non-comedogenic and doesn't break me out like other sunscreen products often do. I also love that it's got a high SPF 42, which is very difficult to find in a foundation (most only go up to SPF 20 at the most). Therefore, it's great for my lazy days when I don't feel like taking separate steps to put on both sunscreen and foundation, since is both of those things at once. The only negative I can think of is that it tends to grab on to any dry spots you have due to the matte texture (like my cheeks). Therefore, moisturize well before putting it on. The packaging also leaves something to be desired but oh well, it's good enough and it's more important how something looks on your face than how pretty it looks on your bathroom counter! (to me, nice packaging is just a nice bonus but not a must-have). This is a keeper and I haven't found anything better for summer! It also photographs very well and doesn't give me the whitish cast most SPF products do.
This is a great long lasting foundation that provides excellent sun protection. I am about N10 and use SP10 (which is slightly pink for me, but not terribly so)
I would describe this foundation as medium coverage that is buildable. The finish is slightly dewy, but it wears very well under powder. It does not emphasize skin issues (I have acne scarring and occasional dry skin patches).
My favorite way to apply this foundation is with a dense foundation brush (like the Sephora #56) and find that I get a more even application than with fingers.
The foundation has a runny consistency so it is easy to get too much out of the container, but makes application easier.
This is my go-to foundation for days where I will be outside for extended periods of time. I pair this with the SPF 55 face cream (Shiseido also) and have not noticed any new freckles or skin discoloration.
I have very fair, combination, sensitive skin and I love this foundation. I've tried a bunch of drugstore and high-end foundations and I find myself reaching for this more than all of them. It lasts all day, I can't feel it, doesn't cling to my dry patches and doesn't make my pores look bigger. A few things you have to do tho: Shake the bottle 15 times before using it. Use a tiny amount and blend it with your fingers. And if you have dry skin, of course use moisturizer first.
Okay, so I have had this foundation for awhile now. I used it maybe a grand total of 3 times last summer and tossed back into my drawer until I came here and read all the glowing reviews & HAD to give it another chance. My first experience was not really all that great... This foundation slid around my face quite a bit, sunk into my pores, and generally did not look that fantastic after an average day (not outside for too long).
Again, I have been testing it out in the humid, hot early days of June and honestly . . . My feelings have not really changed THAT much. I definitely do not dislike it as much as I did to begin with, then I would have given it a 1 but now a 3, which is an average score.
I put it on at about 6:45 this morning, it is 8:45ish pm now, and I spend a good amount of time just doing nothing but sitting indoors, or riding in a car and it is still pretty darn crummy looking. My skin is not really that terrible either, it is quite smooth, but oily (I use foundation to cover some redness).
It is passable though, but I honestly like Chanel VA much better, or even ELDW sheered out with moisturizer. Both come out looking much better than this by the end of the day, and while I appreciate the SPF in this, I already wear a 50 SPF primer so I do not really need it. :[
This foundation is great. It is very light but you can build it up if needed. Frankly, on mature skin it is very flattering. Next to Chanel Vitalumere it is my favorite foundation these days. Takes a lot of testing to figure these things out. I will say, shake it well before using.