Beautiful velvet/powder finish - Looks great on the skin and offers medium coverage. Downfalls = not terribly long lasting (but no mousses seem to be) and limited color choices. And a little hard to find (some but not all Targets)
This foundation is AMAZING. I have tried so many different foundations, from Clinique to Revlon, and I've found that this one provides the best coverage for the longest time. I put this on in the morning with a wedge sponge, then set it with my Sonia Kashuk bronzer, and it gives me flawless skin for the whole day. What makes me really happy about this product is how little you have to use to get full coverage; one jar lasts me at least 3 months. At $13, it's the best money I've ever spent on make-up, and I swear by it. The trick is to use only a little at a time--a little goes a LONG way! I think the reason a lot of people on here say that this foundation looks cakey on them is because they're using far too much. It's a medium to full coverage foundation, so don't go crazy on the amount that you use!
*Update* It's been over a year and I still LOVE this foundation! Seriously, girls, give this one a try!
This foundation gets rated with an excellent safety rating on EWG.org which is why I first purchased it. I've been using it for a short time and am falling in love with it. Was using Revlon Colorstay for years - my skin is oily and sensitive, have some larger pores - this foundation looks beautiful. Smooth. I'm so far very pleased with it! After a few hours - this foundation looks even better. Wow. Will update -
UPDATE - a week later and still loving this. In fact going to add a star. BUT - I called Boots and they are discontinuing the colors that I use. I mix two colors together to get the perfect shade - New Ivory and Blond. So I've purchased 2 more bottles of each. I'm getting more compliments on my skin then I ever have. A beautiful foundation!
UPDATE #2 -Still love this foundation - hope they never discontinue. The trick is - moisturize first. Then apply a thin layer using a flat foundation brush. If you need more, layer it but start with a little. Great product.
For reference, I have pretty oily skin and many acne scars. The amount of zits I actually have has gone down, but I still have really dark spots from previous pimples. Also, I consider myself fairly medium toned (I'm usually a shade darker than most brands' "tan" tones) and I have yellow undertones.
-Yellow undertone (this fits my shade PERFECTLY)
-Fairly opaque (I do have to apply a bit more around the darker scars, but I don't wear concealer, so that might be why.)
-Not transfer-resistant (for something this light-weight and non-cakey, you have to expect this). I solve this problem by using L'Oreal's Studio Secret No. 1 Primer which is AMAZING. It makes my foundation last for about 6 hours as opposed to the 3 or 4 it would last otherwise.
-NOT FOR DRY SKIN. I had a dry spot, and this foundation made it look terrible. I repeat, THIS IS NOT FOR DRY SKIN.
-Price. I got mine at Target for $13, which may not be a whole lot, but since Target usually carries drugstore brans, this is pricey.
-Small color range. This isn't really a problem for me, even though I am the darkest shade available because I don't really get darker over the summer, but if you have medium-dark to dark skin you won't find your shade.
All in all, I think this foundation is worth going back to because of it's amazing consistency and lightness (I hate the feeling of make-up on my face), perfect match to my skin tone, and ability to keep my face matte over the day (though I have to contribute some of that to my primer as well).
I used like this foundation since i looked at ingredients and i found that 7 of them is cause cancer.My health is No1 to me so far.I found many naturale things around and im enjoying...:)
This product feels great when you apply it to your skin. It feels so velvety silky. But the coverage is not great. I bought 2 of these because I found the perfect color. I them came to find out that the coverage wasnt that great (compared to my colorstay) and it did NOT last throughout the day which is a must! I gave the packaging a 2 because although it looks nice it is so hard to get out of the jar and I end up getting it under my nails. If you need light to medium coverage I would buy this. It just wasnt for me.
This was my first mousse foundation and has taken me trial and error with it, the color is slightly light for me but matches my neck. Gives me medium coverage I use a foundation brush with mine. Overall i really like it more than my estee lauder foundation.
Before I tried this, I had never used a mousse foundation. I thought I wouldn't find a good match; I'm very pale with neutral to pink undertones, and all the colors looked a little yellow in the jars. After I read the reviews I knew I had to try it. I'm roughly an NC15, and I bought the lightest shade.
I was slightly offput by the smell of the foundation. None of my other foundations have a smell, and this one does. I don't know what it smells like, but the smell is strong in the jar. When I'm wearing it, I don't smell a thing.
The texture of the foundation is fabulous! The mousse foundation provides great coverage, layers well, and is extremely buildable. One layer gives a medium coverage then I only have to touch up on my red areas, like my cheeks. I used my fingers to apply and I did not have any issues with the product balling on my skin, but I did have a primer under it. I set the foundation with No7 Translucent powder and I'm good all day, until I wash my face.
The packaging looks like I paid 5 times more for it than I did. It's a beautiful frosted glass container with a black laquered lid. Because of the way the jar is shaped it may be hard to get some of the product out, but it does come with a small spatual that should help. I only use about 1/4 of the spatula spoon for a full face of coverage, and usually have some left! This is my new HG foundation!
I love Boots foundations because they match my skin's golden undertones. This formula is my favourite. It's smooth and creamy and give me an airbrushed look. It goes on well with a sponge and gives me medium coverage. I don't recommend applying it with your fingers, since it sort of balled up when I did. I know that sounds good, but it would come off my face in teeny tiny balls.
The cons are packaging and price. While I love the Boots line, the prices are pretty steep for drugstore makeup. And while the glass screw on top is pretty and durable, it's hard to get out some of the product because the opening at the top is so small. Basically, if you're pale with yellow undertones like me, give this foundation a try.
My new HG foundation. I feel so fickle:) I have been wearing Chanel TI but I heard its discontinuing so I wanted to start feeling out other brands/products. I got samples of other Chanel fdns and nothing really felt as good as the TI. A friend at work who works for Target part time recommended this, she said the Boots line usually sells out quickly at her store and women come in constantly looking for this particular product. Luckily I went to the Target near me and they had my shade in stock. I apply this by using the spatula you get with the product and putting some on the back of my hand. Then I use a stipple or a flat top brush to apply and my foundation looks flawless. No lines of demarkation or flaking. I have normal skin, no dry flaky areas or oiliness so this looks wonderful on me. It applies like a mousse and dries to a lovely powder finish. This even looks better than the Chanel TI I have been using and the Dior/Lancome'/Chanel/LM samples I had been trying. Oh I do use a primer with this (Monistat) but I do not follow up with a setting powder and this sticks to my face for a good 10 hours a day. Great value, great product, makes me look like a million bucks!