Unfortunately I can't use this. It has very good coverage and staying power, it applies beautifully, but is much too matte for my older skin. Love the pump.
I want to be able to keep this foundation and use it. LOVE the formula... but I cannot find a single shade that works for me! The lighter shades oxidize like crazy and turn orange. The other shades I tried are way too pink/grey. Not a lot of options for true olive or yellow undertones.
AMAZING!!! I have tried them all just like you other ladies have and this is tops! Goes on smooth no moisturizer needed unless u have very dry skin, covers everything from acne to redness and dark circles! I have combo skin with oily zones on forehead and nose and chin and i dont even need powder any longer! Doesnt make you look unnatural as other longlasting makeups do. Dream come true after a sixteen year search! And no breakouts!!!!!!!!Also has an spf 20!!!
I have never liked cover girl foundation but this is a rare find. I have oily skin skin and this has become my go-to foundation. I just finished the makeup forever hd and wasn't impressed enough to repurchase. I decided to give this a go because of the reviews and great price. It doesn't disappoint. Goes on nicely, helps control my oil throughout the day, and stays put. The price is a steal and it's very convenient to find. My only complaint would be the that it does seem to settle into my pores a bit, which is not attractive. Also its hard to color match with drugstore foundation. But overall it is comparable to just about any high end foundation out there, and believe me I have tried me all. Have been using about a month and will repurchase at this point.
I love this foundation! Even though the shade I bought is a shade too light, I still wear it daily. It is so easy to blend, unlike most foundations I've used. Love the coverage level and matte look, especially since I have oily skin. Also, the packaging is fabulous! Price isn't bad at all either. I will get one shade darker next time and it'll be perfect!
EDIT: This foundation's formula is perfect!! However, most of the lighter colors have a strong pink undertone making it hard for people with yellow undertones. So besides the horrible undertone selection it's great.
I am not a foundation girl! I hate how most foundations make my skin look cakey and unnatural! But this foundation is the only foundation I use if I were to use it everyday. It dries like powder but has a healthy glowy finish that doesn't make me look oily and the blendability is amazing with a round buffer brush! It also matches my skintone perfectly but I think they should have more colors with yellow undertones. and it has a pump so that's a number one on my book for packaging!
The rave reviews on this product truly, truly live up to their claims! I am NC 20 with very oily skin but my skin does get dryer in certain areas in the winter. I've been testing out this foundation for the past week or so and I can see how people with normal or dry skin could find this foundation too drying and patchy. However, for women like myself who have extremely oily skin, this foundation is truly fantastic! It does take a bit more work to blend this in and it does dry quickly, I've been using my mini EcoTools kabuki and it works very well at buffing it in. It leaves a matte, powdery consistency and I cannot wait to see how it holds up in the hot humid months of summer when my face gets especially oily. Love love love this!
OK, I have to say, with just a nice moisturizer underneath, and letting it really soak in first, the application and staying power of this product was pretty nice. I couldn't believe the coverage. I am a makeup artist, but I like to apply and initially spread my own makeup with my finger tips, and then blend in with a foundation brush, I have sensitive skin and some broken capillaries, and this stuff covered, and left a slight, powdery /matte finish on my face. (As if I had just set it with a translucent, or something) I lightly went over my under eye area with a concealer for added camoflaug, but that was IT. A little goes a long way, and, as with all makeup applications, I recommend use of this product on relatively clear, exfoliated and moisturized skin. I have scarring on my chin, and it took a little extra blending with a Kabuki brush for it not to "show" in my highs and lows, but it blended out, eventually. I usually use Makeup Forever HD foundation, on myself and my clients, and so far, this stuff stays put without a setting powder or any primer. DOWNSIDE: It feels a little too matte for my dry skin, even after a moisturizer, and is SO matte, that I have to add a slight shimmer highlight to get that "dewy cheek look" that J-Lo has. If you're oily in the T-zone and usually get shiny, this would be interesting to test out. ALSO...it smells OK, but a little like Noxema, or the other Cover Girl foundations, and after a while, for me, it seemed a little overpowering. If you LIKE that smell, then you'll love this foundation. I think it was under $15 and compared to $40 for my MU Forever HD foundation, I can tolerate a little "clean fragrance." So for gals who want good coverage , a not-too-heavy feeling, and beauty on a dime? This might be your option.
I'm amused at the range of responses to this product, from basically "Run away, run away, save yourself!" to "It's the best thing since instant oatmeal!" I'm with the "instant oatmeal" folks--I'm loving this foundation. Love the texture, which is a creamy liquid, love the pump (looking at you, Revlon Colorstay), love the coverage, which I'd call medium-full. I'm NC20, and Classic Ivory is a perfect match. I don't find this cakey or thick at all. I'm using my new Hourglass foundation brush, which admittedly makes application of any foundation a delight, but I'm sure you can get equally good coverage with any decent brush or a Beautyblender or a basic damp wedge sponge. You really do not need a primer with this stuff and if you do need any concealer it would be for the undereye area, or perhaps any substantial redness or breakout. Otherwise, this is a supremo DS foundation, in my humble opinion. Enthusiastic two thumbs up!
I reluctantly bought this product after seeing all the rave reviews. I was excited to try it out as I love drugstore foundations.
I have used Revlon Colorstay for years, I even used it for my wedding! I'm NC42 and I use shade Golden Caramel in CS.
I bought Stay Fab. in Golden Tan and the shade match was pretty good, but that is not my complaint. This foundation looks so mask like! I could not get over it, and if it looks mask like shouldn't it have great coverage? I would think so. I had to build up the coverage and that just made me look more cakey. Maybe I have high expectations for a foundation? I dunno but CS gives me better coverage and does not make me look like I am wearing a mask so I will stick to that!