I have been using this foundation about a month and love it!. I have combo skin and it stays matte like no other foundation I've used but its not uncomfortable on your skin. The coverage is great too! I can even wear it without powder if I want!!!! I use their new Liquid Illuminator sometimes with it by mixing with my foundation for a glow. This is my holy grail foudation! Just be sure the marykay person knows her colors...mine gave me a cool color and I had to return it. Got my next tube on line for half the price. It blends easily. I use moisturizer underneath for sure.
I LOVE this foundation! I have tried many different brands and I always come back to this....... I never break out from this, it covers any imperfection in my skin, and it lasts all day long! I set it with Loreal's translucide translucent powder and it keeps my skin matte throughout the entire day.
This is actually only the second brand of foundation I have used, so I don't have much experience. I am comparing this with my former makeup product which was Maybelline Matte Mousse. Well, I think this product works MUCH BETTER! It isn't oily, and it makes my skin feel soft and smooth. After a while, I still have to blot, but it is nothing like I used to have to do after using the former product which made me oily and discolored within an hour. The only reason I give it 4 stars is because of the coverage. It doesn't cover my blemishes well and they aren't that dark. I suppose concealer could fix this problem though.
EDIT:// After trying yet another brand, I have realized that MK doesn't really control my oiliness. It also goes on like paint (which I don't like), but it DOES cover my blemishes. It does however last a while and I really prefer this packaging to my newer foundation. I usually use this brand as backup now. I've changed my rating to a 3.
I love this foundation. I use the same shade year round (402) and it works perfectly. It keeps my skin looking matte and I have super oily skin so its a god send. and the price is amazing. Now its a little too dark so I mix it about 3/5 MK and 2/5 Clinique Repair Wear in a lighter shade and it fits me perfect!
I don't normally wear liquid foundation, but I actually gave this a try. Since a friend of mine had a make-up party, I felt more comfortable trying on different colors compared to trying on colors in a department store where I feel rushed under bad lighting. I told the consultant that I was interested in trying a liquid foundation. She turned me on to this product and it matched my skin very well. She matched me at Beige 400. I have been using this for about a year now.
I do not use it everyday, but when I do use it, it does not break me out. I don't have many blemishes except for once a month. Other than that, I do have redness around my nose, which covers up nicely.
As for the oil control, it does control it better than without, but I do get oily in my t-zone throughout the day with this on. It's just a natural occurrence of my skin with or without the product. So I use blotting sheets since I do not like to layer on too many products on my face.
It removes easily at the end of the day. I like the packaging as it's easy to travel with. I gave it 4 lippies only because I don't have a go-to MK rep so it's a bit difficult to purchase. So when I finally find someone in my area, I will definitely repurchase especially for the price of $14 (USD).
This foundation is thick and hard to blend. I have oily skin. But I wash my face and apply oil-free moisturizer before I apply make up, and if it is even the SLIGHTEST bit dry (even after a good moisturizer), this make up will cling to every generally unrecognizable dry patch on your face. Dry doesn't last long on me. Maybe an hour, if that. But this crap made my skin look cakey and flakey. I didn't even want to put on my Makeup Forever finishing powder because it looked so dry. By the end of the day, though, it looked like a shiny caked up mess. I'm throwing this crap in the trash.
this is my holy grail of foundations. I have super oily skin, and most foundations slide right off my face. This stuff stays on, true to color. I use beige 400. It gives much better performance that the $32 foundations, especially when you consider this is only $13 a tube, and it lasts a good six months for me with every day use.
I like this foundation! It covers really good, does not enlarge pores and gives a quite matte result.
The only thing is that it sometimes can look a little "too matte"/dry on my skin that is acne-prone and unbalanced in many ways. I also don't use it on all areas... I haven't noticed any brekouts yet...
I hate foundation & I don't wear it, I wondered how I got suckered into buying an expensive foundation & I wasn't going to... but when the consultant had me try it on it transformed my ruddy skin into the perfectly matching shade of my neck. I don't remember the last foundation I ever used when I was younger that managed to do that so effortlessly. So I had to buy it! (and make myself use it, at least for worthwhile going-out occasions)
Yes it is a bit too cakey on me, so I will cut its opacity with some moisturizer. Perhaps I applied it on too heavily, but as this is a rather thick formula how could I not? All I had was my fingers. A damp sponge may have been better. I tried the tinted moisturizer but it was way too sheer for me. The half-half combination may be a hassle but I think it will be worth it.
I LOVE how this foundation keeps my skin looking powdery matte, fresh, glowy, clean for hours on end. It really does fight shine for 8 hrs as it claims. Though it looks a bit too heavy on my skin up close, it entirely feels weightless on my skin. I can't feel that I'm wearing it at all & I forget that it's on until I look in the mirror & enjoy seeing smooth even-toned skin (albeit somewhat makeup-y lol).
If I manage to make the half-half concoction work out well, I would buy this foundation again. I think the little tube it comes it makes it sanitary to use (& saves space in my makeup bag too).
i really don't like this foundation at all i wouldn't recomend this for people with very oily skin acne prone it leaves my skin so cakey and its so not long lasting even though i use an smashbox primer and apply with a damp sponge but what could i expect for the price