I usually buy Clarins Everlasting liquid foundation, but found myself short on funds and picked this up after reading good reviews. I usually can't stand CG products, but this foundation is actually really nice! It goes on as a medium coverage with one layer, full coverage with two. The colours are probably the most natural (read: less pink) of any CG foundations and while there seems to be a little scent in the product when you first put it on, it quickly evaporates (usually CG makeup is wayyy to scented for my liking!!). The pump on the bottle is a nice touch as well. Overall, while I still prefer my Clarins foundation, this is definitely a great runner up!
This is a part of my new HG foundation routine. I went through a few months where my skin was going bonkers, and towards the end of that experience I found this foundation - I would apply it with a damp sponge or my RT face brush. The coverage, lasting power and finish are all incredible! Lately I mix it with a BB cream or moisturizer to make the coverage a bit more sheer, and it looks INCREDIBLE. My skin looks flawless! This foundation is the perfect balance of coverage and finish and has replaced ColourStay as my go to, full coverage foundation :)
First off, I'd just like to boo CoverGirl very briefly just to get that off my chest. Surprisingly, there are people like me that are actually lighter than Ivory!! The shades must be expanded! I don't enjoy walking around with a color gradation from my face to chest (no amount of blending totally fix too dark color!). For reference, I'm the lightest shade Lancome carries, heck, I'm the lightest shade in any brand, but I've found that Lancome has the palest foundation shades to offer. But don't get me wrong, this foundation is definitely worth hanging onto, and it will be my HG summer foundation: my face will be dark enough for it, and I'll really appreciate the kick of SPF 20 when I'm under the blazing sun
Anyways, the shade issue is not a big enough problem to deter me from loving this foundation to pieces! This foundation is the business.
I have to admit, the last couple weeks I've noticed reviews for this foundation popping up like crazy on the site, and it got me very curious. I'm usually not interested in trying drug store foundation because it's far more difficult to get just right. It's way more obvious to notice someone's got on awful drugstore foundation rather than an awful drugstore eyeliner. But this foundation blows so many high end ones out of the water! CG really nailed this one!
I applied it the other day, very skeptically, with a light duty primer, and no setting spray, just a faint dusting of powder and bronzer. And 13 hours later, it looks almost exactly how it did at the start of the day! How is that even possible? I didn't touch have to touch up once! My usual foundation that costs 6x more than this one forces me to blot every 3 hours!
The finish is a gorgeous, soft matte, not cakey at all. The consistency is slightly thicker and creamier, but feels so smooth and luxurious. It dries with enough time for me to buff it and blend it out, yet won't streak. The color stayed the same all day. Miraculously, my combination skin looked flake free and shine free.
MUA asks me if I'd buy this product again.
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This foundation oxidized really bad and turned super orange on me. I got the shade in Nude Beige which tend lean on the yellow side rather than the pink. I should have stuck with my gut feeling and stayed away from this foundation. As soon as I stepped out and got into my car and look at the mirror my face was orange! This foundation is not oil-free, and unfortunately for my skin, foundations that are not oil free tend to oxidize and turn orange on me. Having said that, this foundation does provide a "long lasting finish, all day wear" while providing a matte look hence the two lippies.
Let me start off by saying, this is a good foundation. I love the finish, for my oily skin. it is shine free for hours! however it shows my pores on my nose/around my nose waaay to much. more then any other foundation ive ever used! throught the day it would just disappear around my nose an nostrils! it would get all splotchy! an disgusting show holes on my skin! so i tried it with a primer and a powder but it still does this! i HATE that and none of my other drugstore foundations have ever done that. As for the shade i am a NC20/25 an i went with 825 an at first the color looks amazing but then with time it gets so dark an orangey i think if anything i should go a shade lighter! im disappointed with this foundation around my nose! :(
I think I've found my new favourite foundation! I previously liked the L'Oreal True Magic Lumi / Maybelline Superstay / and the Revlon Colorstay of course (in the Normal to Dry formula). I like foundations with good coverage and long staying power. I have NC20 skin and the 932 shade matches perfectly! I have a yellow based skin but it's fair so it was a little hard to find a yellow based light color in the range, but it works perfectly! The formula has very good coverage and sets very fast. It doesn't settle into the lines on my forehead and gives a very airbrush finish. The pump is a great bonus too. I used hands on one side of my face and the Paris Presents Angled Blush Brush on the other side and I liked the way it went on with the brush. I imagine it will work very well with the Sigma F80 foundation brush. I'm so happy I found this!
I was on the hunt for the perfect foundation! FOUND IT ..love this , was using revlon colorstay but this caught my eye cuz of primer being in it. This gives beautiful coverage for my almost 50 yr old skin. My other makeup goes beautifully over this without looking cakey. This stuff lasts without becoming oily through the day. Just love it
I have dry skin, so I have a difficult time finding a foundation that isn't too drying for my face yet still provides a matte finish. This foundation does a pretty good job at doing this. If I didn't have dry skin this foundation would be perfect. I have to make sure I moisturize very well so the foundation doesn't flake around my nose and forehead area. In the future I will try applying a primer to see if it helps. This foundation is supposed to have a built in primer and concealer, but I still needed to use concealer. I only applied one layer of the foundation; it was able to cover up all of my redness, but my under eyes still had dark circles.
Foundation holds up pretty good during the day. The bottle has a pump which I like. If needed I can take the foundation in my purse for long days when I might need to touch up my makeup.
Bottom line: This foundation does a great job at covering up blemishes and redness.
My favourite foundation at the moment. I work through the night and go to class in the morning so I needed a foundation that would make my skin look great and stayed on. Trust me when I tell you that this does the job. It's medium to full coverage, the shade selection is great which are both big factors for me when purchasing a foundation because I don't like having the need to constantly reapply concealer or mix another foundation to get the right shade.
I typically use bare minerals...but this product is just as good if you are looking for a more cost effective foundation. The shades look darker in the bottle, so you should buy a shade darker than you usually would. Otherwise a great product