Love the luminous finish, it's not greasy looking if you use a light hand. However...it was gone by noon. Where does foundation go when it disappears? I don't touch my face during the day. It must have slid under my desk.
Broke me out....makes me REALLY sad b/c I LOVED This soooooo much great for dry skin...the only foundation i actually loved but broke me out like CRAZY after the second use :( probably from the really high spf level
I really like this foundation on "good skin" days. It gives a light to medium coverage. I have combo/oily skin and tend to get oily in the t-zone. With the right primer this works well and keeps my skin from getting too oily. On most days I can go at least 5-8 hrs without touch up! I love that this foundation gives you a luminous glow without looking greasy and it feels very light on the skin. A definate repurchase in my book!
I love this foundation for LIGHT coverage! You can't use a whole lot without looking greasy, but if you apply it lightly it turns out beautifully!
This is my new HG foundation. From the reviews it seems like this is one of those foundations where either it's going to work for your skin or it isn't. For me, I had been desperately trying to find a replacement for my former HG: Boots No 7 Lifting and Firming. The new Boots Lift and Luminate looked like someone had spread grease all over my face. I am in my early 40's, with excellent skin, and no wrinkles. However, when you have aging skin you have to be really careful not to pile on the foundation or it will age you. I prefer a dewy look and not a matte one. This foundation is perfect for me- the trick is that you *have* to let it set. I also found I need to be very sparing with my moisturizer and let that sink in as well. I apply this foundation, and then once I sets I give it a once-over sweep with the new Wet N Wild "Reserve Your Cabana" bronzer. You have to be very sparing with the foundation as well or you will get that pile of grease look- a little goes a long way with this stuff.
I'm extremely fair but the combination of the foundaton and the bronzer (which isn't a bronzer by any means in terms of its color) warms up my skin and gives me a gorgeous glow and really good coverage. I couldn't give this a max rating however as the shade matching was a little tough. I'm very fair but I have yellow undertones, and the old Boots' New Ivory is the only color that ever matched me. I noticed with this L'Oreal line, that even if the color looks too dark when you first put it on your face, as you blend it changes and lightens up. I am someone who usually has to wear the lightest shade in any foundation and I am a W3 in this.
I didn't love or hate this foundation. I wouldn't buy it again only because it makes your face very shiny within a couple hours. I even would bring powder to blot with but my fave stayed pretty slick. The pump was very useful and the color choices had a wide range but wasnt very satisfied with it's staying power .
LOVE IT SO MUCH. I thought it went on so smoothly and really brings a nice pretty soft tone shine out.
The best thing about the foundation is the packaging it comes with a pump and it is travel friendly, I wish other foundations had this type of packaging. However this is the first foundation I've ever returned. The application of it is not too great, the coverage is not too good, and it doesn't last long, even if you set it. It is sheer but it can easily look cakey. I looked oily wearing this an hour or two after applying it, by the end of the day it seemed like I was wearing nothing. Will not repurchase.
This was very far from perfect. It broke me out, didn't cover, and looked bad on my skin. I tried applying it with my fingers, a sponge, and a brush, and every time, it looked pastey and cakey. I tried setting it with a powder, put it still looked pastey. I understand it is supposed to be luminous, but it was just ridiculous how shiny my face was, along with the pastiness. I was not pleased with this and will not be buying it again.
I really like this foundation. It matches my skin almost perfectly. It's moisturizing for my dry skin and doesn't irritate it. It has light coverage but hides a lot of imperfections. I am not sure how this works. It also makes my skin look very luminous and radiant. The formula goes on very smooth and even.
It does err on the side of shiny but if bothered, I think you could blot or set with a powder. This is not a long wear foundation so it comes off if you touch it. I haven't gotten to the last quarter of the bottle but if it's anything like the Visible Lift foundation pump, the product will be hard to get out. I love L'Oreal foundations and as using Visible Lift Serum Absolute before this.