The girl at the benefit counter gave me a couple of sample tubes for this foundation. My matching shade is the "Amber I am so glamber". I love the shade since it matches my skin perfectly. However, it does wear off easily even when using a good primer. I'd expect a good, expensive foundation to last a full work day at least and for that reason I would not buy this anytime soon. There are other foundations out there that have much better staying power
I really love this! This product is either awesome or terrible, I guess it depends on the user. For me I like the texture the consistency, and I love blending different foundations, this one looks beautiful with whatever I mix it with, dries to a smooth powdery finish and doesn't give any of the bad effects others complain of. since using this I actually need less powder and haven't had to touch up all day, get a sample before buying since some hate and some livid..for the price tag you better be sure. one of my favorite new products, would buy again for sure!
As much as I really like the color match of this one, the performance really sucks. It gets greasy and fades after a few hours. My skin is somewhere between combination and oily depending on the weather so I've tried skipping moisturizer to see if this will hold up longer but it didn't.
As I've mentioned, it fades so my face was patchy after four hours.
Really didn't like this. The performance is worse than some drugstore foundations. Not worth the price at all.
I only tried and bought this because it was featured in Lisa Eldridge's Quick Brightening Make-up video. She said it was not heavy and quite dewey and was fab on her. It is, I love it.
I was matched as Beige, which gives a healthy glow to my olive/yellowy skin. I normally use Becca Luminous Skin in Tan or Armani Face Fabric in 3.
It is liquid and water based, SPF 25, comes in a pump. I haven't experienced any of the nasty side effects that others have been reporting: no shine, no pore enlargement or line enhancement. You can layer it in the areas where extra coverage is needed. I think I found another favourite.
I got a sample of this last month and was excited to try it. When I had tried it on my hand, it felt quite hydrating and the finish was lovely: a non-shimmery diffused satin finish. And it seemed to be a medium coverage, which is what I was looking for.
I've been using it maybe once a week, on bare skin, over only primer, over primer and set with powder, over primer and set with both powder and a setting spray, to see how it performed. It didn't do well. I have dry combination skin, so I thought this formula would work great for me. But it became quite greasy in my t-zone halfway through the day, and it highlighted the flaky bits of my skin (around the nostrils and sides of my chin) which was aggravating. It also started fading only after a few hours, regardless of how I primed and set. It bums me out, because Hazelnut was the perfect color for me and I struggle with that in foundation matching.
Anyway, I won't be buying the full-size.
I purchased this after reading all the glowing reviews.
I found the absolute perfect color for my skin tone, it helps neutralize the pink on my face, perfectly evening out my face with my neck.
Everything else. I have a few fine lines around my eyes, but when I apply this foundation, I instantly look 10 years older. It settles into my lines, and makes my pores look larger.
I have tried EVERYTHING to get this foundation to blend. I have used a foundation brush, my fingers, and a beauty blender sponge, but no matter what I do, it looks cakey.
I have very dry skin, and this foundation really accentuates the dry flakey patches. It even shows new dry flakey patches on my face that I wasn't even aware of. (no other foundation has made them look so bad)
I started adding a quarter pump to my MakeUp Forever HD just to try to use the bottle up, since I like the color so much. I wish I would have returned this right away.
The best thing about this foundation for me has been the color match; after spending a while hunting for a credible pale that wasn't too pink or yellow, the ivory fair is right on the money. But other than that, it's been problematic: the dewy finish goes on looking shiny, and while it gets better after a bit, the shine by afternoon is impressive and needs blotting. After a few days of wearing it my skin starts looking a bit spotty, which means I really can't use a moisturizer under it with any regularity either. Maybe using a primer and applying it with a brush instead of fingertips would help... once it's on it stays pretty well, but after I put it on I feel like my skin looks tireder about half the time. For the price, I'm underwhelmed.
Next to the "would you buy this product again" there should be a HELL NO option!This is just....the worst crap ever made.Period.The lightest shade was too dark and yellow for my pale pink face.It's watery consistency left something to be desired,and didn't cover all that well.No brightening,no WOW,it dried my face out and settled into every line,every pore,and accentuated all of my dry patches!Pretty packaging...that's it.
This foundation is nice but just not enough coverage for me. It is a sheer to medium coverage and has a dewy finish. I did love that it has a a broad spectrum sunscreen spf 25. Most foundations only have 15... This foundation didn't last all day on its own, you would have to reapply but that is the case with most foundations. It looks very natural but if you like a matte finish then this is not for you (unless you apply the power on top). It has Vitamins C and E so its very hydrating and doesn't dry out your skin. It does tend to move around a little an crease so I would suggest using a primer and a setting powder with this.
Colors are all very yellow based.
OK so before i bought this product i researched a bit about it- all the reviews say it was amazing, best product they have ever bought and etc. So I went out and bought it and I have to say i am a bit disappointed! The pros were that it gave me good coverage and evened out my skin tone but the cons were that since I have oily and acne prone skin it did cause me to break out more and made my face a bit oily, it also didn't last long at all.