I absolutely love this foundation. It goes on flawless with a sponge. I haven't used it with my fingers or a foundation brush since I am satisfied with a sponge. The packaging is awesome. I love bottles with a pump. I got this color in Cocoa Dark 3... and it matches my skin tone perfectly. I have no complaints.
Update March 9, 2010
I am on my second bottle of this, the love is still strong. I don't like using this with a foundation brush but for a light and easy application, I use my fingers.
Packaging is great, I wish all liquid foundations came this way. Pumps are so practical and hygienic as well as great for packing for travelling. The color worked for me, but the problem for me was that it was just too oily. I have combination skin, somewhat acne prone, and while it hasn't broken me out, my skin just feels too greasy with it on. I've been wearing mineral foundation (EDM) lately, so that might be why, but I've given this foundation a fair shot, at least a month, and it's just not right for me. Next I plan to try MUFE Face & body, which is substantially more $$, but I'm willing to give it a try.
I bought this in medium 2.5, but it's a bit light on my skin. The next colour up is too pink and dark for me (I'm NC35, but that's probably changed a little over the summer).
It's not all that great for covering acne or discolourations and does not have buildable coverage (it just makes you look like you have too much make up on). If that wasn't bad enough, I noticed how much my hair would end up sticking to my face. Maybe I just need to set it with powder, but the product already highlights my dry t-zone enough without setting it. By the end of the day, it's like there's nothing left.
this product is amazing!!!! I cant stress enough how lucky i am to have found this. with all the founddations i have tried before they would seep into my pores and look gross and unnatural. this gives me all day coverage and my days are pretty active. It does exactly what it says its going to do....create a poreless finish... It gives good goverage of my sensitive ruddy skin and for once i can say i love a foundation.
*** Highly reccommend dusting a little bit of translucent powder afterwards and when ur done applying foundation with fingers use a foundation brush to create a more natural look.
I think the problem lies with me applying this with fingers making it almost impossible to achieve a smooth, satin, air-brushed finish. Looking at the other reviews below, I think a sponge is perhaps much better for that effect.
I do agree that it's very light-weight, gives buildable coverage and has a very nice fit for a colouring. However I find it a little too 'liquid', causing streaks when I brush it on my face with my fingers. Won't buy it again though cause there are definitely better foundations around.
I love it! I still love the regular Dream Matte Mousse more though. I have tried Mac's Studio Fix Fluid, Estee Lauder Doublewear, various Clinique foundations, and pretty much every drugstore foundation available and never loved any of them...but I LOVE this! I have difficult combo skin, super oily t-zone yet dry flaky areas, and this stuff just blends like a dream over all of it! Literally takes me 2 seconds to slap on with a sponge, yet looks flawless (and VERY natural). I don't even use a primer or moisturizer beneath! I am about an NC35/40 and use this in Medium 4, and for once a foundation shade matches my tan instead of adding a strange white cast to it like most do. Truly does look airbrushed, sinks in and does not rub off, fills in my pores, controls my oily areas (as much as a foundation can), and lasts all day. It's also so lightweight, I feel like I have nothing on my skin! I do set it with a light dusting of Dream Matte powder (also fantastic). Dream Matte products really are a dream!
Bought this as a stand in when I went away for the weekend and forgot to pack my usual foundation.
Coverage-wise it's good, colour match is a touch orangey but not bad, but the thing that freaked me out is the way it makes my skin tingle and prickle when I'm wearing it. That I don't like, and I can't help thinking it's not a good sign.
I've only tried wearing it one more time since that weekend and after 3 tries it hasn't broken me out, but I will still be putting this one aside for emergencies only.
Superb at any price! I got this at CVS at buy one get one free and have stocked up twice - here's why: I have great skin for a 44 year old - usually mistaken for early to mid 30's as long as I don't cake stuff on, especially under the eyes where the hint of fine lines pops up especially by the end of a long day. This make up is light, clings beautifully and evens out my skin tone (even under the eyes) with out the heavy feeling. Shocking for such a light foundation. I've used it over foundation primers (always a great way to keep the foundation last longer and go on smoother), over moisturizer and even w/o (out of laziness) and have been very happy with results. My skin is normal, no scarring so I am not looking for fill in/hide heavy marks. I 'mousse' is great for a more natural, polished look and if using a foundation brush, it's easy to contour under the cheek bones and chin and blend. I do vary moisturizers by season (and use borage oil religiosly under my eyes at night and take 2 caps daily and 50 SPF under the eyes during the day - for the last 20+ yrs) but this foundation adjusts easily to what ever I put under it, no matter the season and thus I use less than more - just to even out and cover up a little here or there (which is also better in staying even looking). I have a bottle at my office, home and even the car. I will say that I've bought the lightest shades to use as a light concealer and one in medium shades for the other parts of my face or to contour. I've used lots of great brands (Mac, Borghese, etc) and as I got older I did notice that a lighter hand is best to keep the little age tell tale signs from showing up. This foundation is light, forgiving and the little extra moisture (in my case) soaks in w/o any greasy feel (the little primer goes a long way too). Love it. Haven't used much pricier stuffs since I tried it. Definitely worth a shot.
This is a good foundation, but it's not for people who break out easily. I have acne-prone skin, and I after using this product... well, my skin wasn't happy. It hasn't got very good coverage for such a thick foundation, but I like it because it's almost TOO pale for me (I got the lightest shade, 1 - porcelain ivory) and that rarely happens. It matches well, and when I mix it with MAC studio fix fluid it's pretty much the perfect colour.
Overall I like this product. I know some of the reviews on here was saying that they broke out while using this product. I've purchased this product twice and I've had clear skin so far. I strayed due to a buy get one free coupon for Cover Girl and that was a mistake. I broke out within a couple days using Trublend Microminerals. So I went back to this and wished I didn't spend the money on the other stuff. I think it covers really well. It seems I have some blemishes around my nose and this foundation really covers them. It doesn't give me that "airbushed look" but it does offer nice coverage. And I do like it has a pump. I would recommend this product but everybodys skin type is different.