I will admit, I watch a lot of make up tutorial videos on YouTube and one of the beauty gurus recommended this one, and I was in the business for a new foundation after running out of my BB cream so I picked this one up. It is a bit pricier than some of the other drug store foundations but I'm willing to pay top dollar for quality products, and I'm glad I gave this one a shot. I have oily skin but I wouldn't say it makes my problem any worse. I've come to terms with the fact that no matter what products I use I will always have to have oil blotting sheets on me, but I don't mind that. I will also note, which is a big deal for me, that this product didn't make me break out, as I do have acne prone skin. I like the luminous coverage and I apply with a clean make up applicator sponge. It also blends nicely with my under eye concealer and any blush or bronzer I use. For me personally, this looks very natural which is my number one priority when using a foundation. I will sacrifice a lighter coverage as long as it's natural, but this coverage seems to be just right. I don't set with powder, so I can't speak to how it looks after being dusted with a translucent powder, but I do apply a silicone based primer beforehand and it glides on effortlessly. This doesn't settle into my eye lid crease or any other areas on my face. I am really pleased with this foundation and would definitely buy it again.
Just a side note, the shade I bought was "Classic Beige" and it is just a hair too light for me, but I used some strategically placed bronzer to warm up my face and it takes care of that problem. Plus, it's starting to get colder here in the Midwest so I'm sure once I lose a bit of my tan that it will match perfectly.
The color and the coverage are great! My only issue is that I have oily skin and this foundation was definitely meant for dry skin.
I absolutely love this foundation, it works perfectly with my skin. My only complaint is the shade selection. The shade c3 is too dark to he the lightest shade in the cools... I've tried about 4 shades and all of them are too dark. I'm going to try the w1 next and I hope it matches
I have mixed (but overall positive) feelings about this product.
I find that this makeup matches my skin tone a lot better than some of the other foundations I've tried. It isn't full coverage (which I prefer) but when I use a color correcting primer and a good concealer, it gives a very nice medium coverage without looking cakey or overdone. It is easy to blend, looks very natural and I get compliments on the glow it gives me.
It does add shine to your face, which is not desirable for people with oily skin like myself, but I find that if i gently blot it with a tissue a few minutes after applying (before using powder to set it), it takes away the majority of this problem. I do find that I have to blot several times throughout the day as well to keep the shine down, but it isn't too much hassle for me. It doesn't last as long as I'd like especially in the Florida heat, and fades a lot faster than my other foundations, which is a huge letdown. But overall it is not too terrible. I don't know if I would buy again while living in Florida, but somewhere with less humidity and heat I believe I would.
Meh, this product is very fair. I like how it comes in a pump but as far as coverage, it doesn't give much. It blends easily into the skin and doesn't leave streaks. It gives a bit of a shine so not good for oily faces. I have very pourous skin so I need a thicker formula for coverage than this one. This is probably a good product for younger looking skin and early ages.
Little to no coverage, not very build-able. I have dry skin and I could see dry patches. Dry patches with shine? eww. This foundation not worth the money.
Glow??? More like you came in contact with radioactive material, IMO. I know we all search for products to give us a "healthy glow or radiance", but this stuff was a bit much. I sort of felt like the tin man from the Wizard of Oz. Just a little too much shine for my taste. But love the pump bottle - always love that for a foundation. But, there are better L'Oreal foundations, for me, than this one.
This product really surprised me...in a good way!
I've been using it for a few months now when I bought it more on a whim for summer when I needed a darker shade of foundation. My Revlon foundation just has too much grey tone to it where as this line has warms, neutrals, and cool tones.
The main reason why I am taking the time to review this product is because of all the compliments I get while wearing this foundation! Its has been surprising but great; I get told how healthy and glowing my skin looks (not dull or too oily), and compliments from random friends who don't know what I have been doing to my skin; well this is it!
The only two cons I have is I have combo- dry skin, so yes you do have to touch it up throughout the day with a little powder or blotting sheet, but nothing unmanageable. Maybe for very oily skin it would be but for combo I say its worth it because of how healthy it makes your skin look! The other con is because it does need a few touch ups and it being luminous its not the longest lasting foundation. I mean it will get you a good 4-5 hours and then after that not be perfect but its still on your face and looking decent,doesn't melt away or anything weird. The reason its a con for me is I work full time and usually have things after work so its nice when a foundation just lasts a good 10hrs honestly! Maybe with less busier life styles it is fine though :)
The pump is great, the packaging is nice...maybe a little pricey for a drugstore but it works well so I try to wait until there is a coupon or sale but yeah an overall great foundation especially if you have to only wear make up for 4-5hours a day, or you just want something to make you look healthy and great!
At first, I hated this foundation. After using it for a couple weeks, I like it a lot more. I was applying way too much and not blending it properly. Now I've gotten better at it, and this foundation gives me a medium coverage without looking cakey. It actually looks very natural. It is a bit pricey for a drugstore foundation, but for the quality of the product and packaging, as well as the amount in the bottle, it is well worth the price.
Although I have dry skin, I set this foundation with a powder and use a setting spray. This is especially important under the eyes... this foundation plus a concealer is very wet and will settle in my lines if I don't set it with powder.
If you have oily skin DO NOT buy this. Try the original true match liquid foundation instead.
First of all I will say that this is definitely not suited for COMBO or Oily skin types at all! I have combo skin and this just looked awful. Right after applying this it was SUPER OILY in a bad way, not in a good "DEWY" way. Powder does not look good over this either, since it tends to CAKE UP BIG TIME. This turns to a slimy greasy mess during the day and I couldn't wait to wash if off! Also, this settled in my pores immediately and made them look huge and obvious compared to other foundations. If you have large pores this will not cover them or minimize them, it will HIGHLIGHT THEM. : (
This only offers LIGHT COVERAGE, so if you need a lot of coverage don't even bother purchasing this foundation. I used it with a beauty blender. I have MAC NC15 skin color and I initially tried the W1/2 and it was too light. I later tried the N1/2 color and it was WAY too peachy and orangey. The neutral colors are definitely not neutral, they lean peachy. So in order to get my shade I would probably have to mix W1/2 with N1/2. I am going to try to mix this with the cover girl stay fabulous and see if its less oily and greasy. Overall, I would only recommend this foundation for someone with DRY skin.