I first bought this product several years ago and have purchased it again twice since. The reason for this is that is was such a good shade match. It didn't suit my undertone, but very few foundations do. It's also very cheap. As i do not need full coverage, I simply applied where needed. I found this allowed me to get away with wearing a yellow foundation and made sure i didn't look overdone (i was in my mid teens when i was wearing this so heavy coverage looked odd on me.) I used #1 natural honey.
The texture is not fabulous (it dooesn't smooth out skin texture well, it's the kind of foundation that covers rather than improves skins appearance) and it does not compare well to higher end foundations. But, as a first foundation you could do worse. It's light/medium coverage and it darkens as it dries, so don't be scared if it looks white at first. It has a matte finish (maybe a bit too matte for my taste) and seems to last well throughout the day, but i have since found foundations which provide a better undertone match and texture.
I now wear Shu Uemera Face Architect Fliud foundation #584 (semi-matte/slightly dewy, gives skin a nice glow, natural but with good coverage) or my prescriptives custom blend (perfect colour match, natural looking, lasting power could be better.)
This is the only drugstore foundation I've found that matched my pale (pink undertoned) skin -- everything else is too warm in tone or just plain too dark. This has coverage that is a bit heavier than what I would want-- it's not a very natural look since your skin is definitely going to be all that one shade. I usually find that look creepy. But, sometimes my skin is red or blotchy and I'd rather look monotone, in which case this stuff does the trick. I always have to blot/powder every few hours with this, but not much more than if I were wearing nothing. It's never made me break out, but then again I've never worn it every day.
Best foundation ever. Almost cried when I found out it was discontinued. I can still find it on ebay but that will eventually run out.. This is the only liquid foundation that doesn't turn me pink .
I'm really pale and Max Factor's shade Porcelain seems to be one of those very few drugstore brands that matches me perfectly, the coverage is great and lasts for a long time, doesn't rub off and doesn't feel heavy on the skin, another great foundation by MF.
This is an okay liquid foundation. The finish is dewy and fresh. It's even better when applied with a great foundation brush like Lancome's. I think there are better foundations out there though. This and another Max Factor foundation I used before this one (I forgot what it was called) smells really weird. I don't know if that's just me or what. Also, sometimes this gives me a zit or two. The tube lasts forever though and you only need a little to cover the whole face. The coverage is medium to heavy.
This foundation performed better than I expected. It didn't get greasy or shiny, stayed on long and well, it contains no perfume which is a big plus for me as I react to heavily fragranced stuff. I bought this in Natural with some hesitation; it looked too light in the bottle but ended up as a good match. I don't use foundation all over just a few dots but would use this one for a special occasion as a total cover up. It covers just enough, isn't a must have but for the price and the performance and the colour I would buy it again. And it has only one paraben at the end of the ingredient list which can only be a good thing! Not a dazzler but a keeper.
Excellent for very pale girls! Light Ivory (2) works wonderfully with my skin, though I am a bit oily after wearing it for the whole day. I'd say that a primer underneath would help.
I have this in 04 Pale Porcelain and it seems like a few years back-before I started this menopausal stuff, I liked it, but now I am unsure of the color I was using. I am extremely pale so I wanted the lightest shade. But anyhow, this is horrible on my skin now! Made me look yellow and did not really cover and looked just horrible!
I used this and Lasting Performance for many months (over a year) and didn't realize that they were clogging my pores until I switched to Aquasmooth. Facefinity claims to be oil-free but I don't see how it can be! After wearing the foundation for a day, my pores are always badly clogged but that all went away when I stopped using it.
I have been using this foundation for a fair few years now. Like some other reviewers, I found that the lightest shade matches my skin tone when most other foundations are too yellow or pink. It lasts well and blends easily, but far and away the best thing about this product is the colour match, after all what it the point of having a foundation with SPF, great coverage, good staying powder if it is the wrong colour?