I used this from like 12 or 13 years old all through my early twenties then tried a few others, I don't really try a million foundations and when I find one I like I stick with it. After using this I used colorstay by revlon and that was for a long time then sonia Kashuk (still using) but have used clean makeup once in a while on weekends here and there. Creamy Natural is a good match, actually it makes my skin look nice. I have mild rosacea and this has never bothered me, but I also use Noxzema.
As a newby, I spent hours on this website and realised I am not alone in my quest to find the perfect foundation! I tried this and bought it today due to the great reviews and then realised the great reveiws were for the fragrance free foundation not the one I bought. However, if you can get over the antiseptic/floor cleaner fragrance which actually doesn't bother me, this stuff is astounding for the few dollars it cost. It goes on with amazing ease and unless you get the wrong colour is extremely hard to apply badly. It gives fantastic coverage which is surprising considering how watery the consistency is and I have been using a full coverage Estee Lauder double wear for the last several years , so I am picky about coverage. I of course cannot comment just yet on its staying power or how it will hold its dewy appearance and colour but if it turns out badly then I have only wasted a few dollars. I am of course looking for a foundation that will give great coverage, make me look like a teenager, be undetectable to the naked eye , only come off with a sandblaster and makes me look thin and intelligent. If I can get that all for under 50 bucks that would also be good. Ideas anyone?
EDIT: I had to remove a lippie because even though it holds up spectacularly well for a cheap foundation and lasts all day, it drys the skin out which is surprising because it feels so moisturising when you first put it on. It may not be the best choice for those of us with any dry skin and it does have a tendancy to be a bit orange. Shame.
i've used clean make-up for many years and i find that it suits me well because my skin actually needs the heavy coverage that this foundation provides. I have really uneven skin tone, spots on my cheeks and chin from squeezing my zits when i was a teen (i know.. learned my lesson).. and using a concealer is just not enough to cover. I use my fingers to blend as i find it's alot faster to get full coverage. The only downside to this product is probably the smell.. smells like some weird chemicals.. goes away after 20 minutes though.. and yes, it'll look oily initally after you apply it.. but that's what powder is for. after applying foundation, I just dab on some pressed powder on places the shiny spots and i'm set for the rest of the day. It's not a suitable foundation for everyone, especially if you have pretty good skin already.
This makeup is nasty. It drips off you and smudges and just is far from pretty. It looks shiny, but when you matte it, it looks cakey. You can't win with this stuff. I will never buy this again. Ew.
This is a nice foundation that Ive never had any problems with. Its a cheaper choice of foundation as well.
I have this in soft honey and it's the PERFECT match for my tanned asian skin. Right now its summer and my skin tone is a little bit darker and oilier. This foundation is the perfect color for me and goes on light, coverage wise; the coverage is buildable. But still, It doesn't really cover up my blemishes and imperfections much.
Overall, it's just a really average foundation. It's nice, but I think I'll try something else next time; something that will keep me shine free longer; and something scentless. I don't like the noxzema smell.
This was my favorite foundation I've ever tried. I use the Ivory shade because I have super pale skin. The Ivory is the closest thing to a perfect match available for my skintone. My skin's about the color of Emmy Rossum's, Rose McGowan's and Nicole Kidman's. The finish is very dewy and natural-looking and gives my skin a really radiant glowing look without being greasy, heavy, thick, or oily. I think this foundation is good for all skin types because while it's oil-free it still has nondrying ingredients as well. My sole complaint with this product is it's packaging. The opening is so big that if you flip the bottle upside down you get WAY more product than you need, and the only way to prevent this is to stick your finger down inside the bottle, which is pretty gross and not very hygenic. Over the years, however, I've realized that I have pretty good skin and rarely have a need for the full-coverage any foundation provides, so I would reccomend this and repurchase this if there was ever a need for me to use foundation. Love this one!
The texture is nice, it's a runny, watery liquid, not at all thick or cloying. The smell is a little weird, but not too unpleasant. I got the shade Buff Beige and it (surprisingly) matches me really well. (I have fair, Asian skin) And it's really cheap too! :)
So, tentatively, 5 lippies! :)
UPDATE: This looks best when used on spots, not all over the face. It can look 'dusty' if I do a full face application. But still, a good product, so 4 lippies.
This foundation gave me more pimples!!! It really irritates my skin, and gives it a greasy shine.It's a medium-coverage masky look foundation. It doesn't smell great either, and it just sits on the skin.
This smells horrible, gives uneven coverage and broke me out. Definitely my least favorite foundation ever!