This foundation made my combination skin feel very oily after a couple hours of wear. I felt like my makeup was sliding off my face even with powder on. This is the first time I have experienced this with a foundation.
I found the lightest color they offer to be smudge too dark for me, but still wearable.
The best thing about it is it has some of the best packaging I have ever seen on a foundation.
It really is all that people below stated, so I'm not going to praise much more since I have ordered this product based on their good reviews. I have combination skin that gets oilier in the summer, drier in winter. I'd be NC15-20 and New Ivory is in rotation in winter, Nude in summer. People say Nude is too yellow, but since I'm fair and very yellow self, it just gives a subtle warmth and a golden glow without being dark or anything similar. I do use primer and I buff foundation with ELF or CS flat top, sometimes contour over it with my custom made powder palette (I've pressed it myself, silly me...) or dust MUFE HD. If I want to sheer it our, I spritz some mists before I apply it and buff it in while my face is still wet. It goes so smooth that it takes only half of the pump to cover my face. It feels like.....a no make-up day, only looks better.
I needs some little help to stay on as much as I would like it ideally.
Yes, I need a concealer and yes, to blot once or twice on a long day, but that is a pleasure cos when I look at the mirror I love what I see. I've never had a friendlier and easier foundation in my 20 years long make up life and I really did try 80% of the high end stuff out there, only to end up liking the this drugstore foundation the best because not only the way it looks, the excellent color match and the way it feels fresh on the skin, but also because it is never intimidating.
Advice to European users: don't bother looking for it in the shops, nobody sells Boots anymore 'round here, but head straight to the ebayUK and enjoy. I have repurchased it before, I'll do it in the future as well, until somebody thinks of something that looks and feels better and lighter, and with higher SPF and more skin benefits, lasts longer while making me look younger, looks exactly like skin with better coverage, has the environmentally correct ingredients list and all other make up induced sweet dreams. Oh, yes, and cheaper too.
This foundation was very yellow based, imo. i bought the lightest shade. The consistency and coverage was reminiscent of NARS Sheer Glow, which I don't understand what the hype is all about. (I have problem skin, so this may play a factor). The finish was dewy. It was not necessarily a bad product, but I would not repurchase. It is very yellow, one of the most noticeable I have ever encountered in a foundation. I did like the packaging very much, nice bottle, nice pump.
I usually wear mineral foundation, but ever since the beginning of winter my skin has gotten very dry and flaky, which unfortunately was enhanced by my mineral foundation. So I decided to try a liquid foundation instead, hoping it would be more moisturizing. This foundation does a good job at moisturizing my skin and it's comfortable to wear. The finish is somewhat dewey and it lasts for about 8 hrs on me. I do need to set it with powder though, or else it will oil up on me within the hour.
I have it in "05 Porcelain" and the color match is O.K. for my pale NW10-15 skin. It's a tad bit orange for me which is why I probably wont repurchase it. I do think this would suit a NW15 really well.
Overall it's a good foundation for dry skins and I think it's reasonably priced.
Prior to this foundation, I generally used Revlon Colorstay. It was nice, good coverage, good color match, but I always felt it was super cakey, so I had been on the lookout for a new foundation. I picked this up the other day at Target for 16 dollars or so, and I've worn it twice. So far so good, I think! It's not cakey, very buildable coverage, and New Ivory is a perfect match for my NC15-20 skin. I love the pump, and the bottle itself is pretty. I do have to blot more often than I did with Colorstay, but I'm gonna try out some different primers and powders and see if that makes a difference. The foundation is also a little thick so it's difficult to use a stippling brush on it. I also broke out in a couple small zits overnight last night, but I'm pretty certain that's due to it being near that time of the month, as they're along my jaw like usual. At this moment in time, I'd repurchase.
EDIT 05/07/11 Discontinued use, was breaking me out and was too oily for warmer weather.
I was using Revlon Colorstay for normal/oily skin, or MAC Pro Longwear before I remembered I had bought this a while ago. I wear NW20 in MAC, and I got Vanilla. This is the most amazing feeling foundation I have ever used! It's so creamy and velvety going on, I can't describe it accurately. The coverage is medium, just what I need. It melts into the skin and leaves beautiful color and texture. I started using this, because Colorstay was making me look kind of cakey, and Pro Longwear, I just don't know. I wanted something different. And I love that this comes in a pump. One squirt covers my whole face beautifully! I will alternate with other foundations until they are used up, but I'll continue to purchase this!
Right now this is the only drugstore foundation I prefer. I have generally oily skin with hyperpigmentation from acne. I occasionally get dry patches around my eyes and corners of my mouth.
I originally bought this in Nude. I'm NC25-30, (never used MAC foundation though). Nude came out really yellow and really light on my skin, reminds me of Grey Poupon or something. Went back and purchased Blonde, more of a warm beige. It blended sooo nicely into my skin! I actually have trouble sometimes figuring out where I applied it and where I didn't, attesting how true a shade match Blonde is for me.
OK, it blends nicely obviously, a typical liquid foundation. I alternate between sponges and Sonia Kashuk blender brush, or Sephora's Professional #55 brush. Obviously a brush will give you more coverage. I'd say this is medium coverage, as I need concealer still for under my eyes and HP spots. I use Monistat's Anti-Chafing whatever that everyone loves for primer underneath. It doesnt cake on me, butttt I do notice it can fade a bit throughout the day. With the occasional dry patches I get, this foundation will make accentuate them soo if you are prone to those, I'd suggest extra spot-moisturizing on those areas. Since I do get an oily T-zone, and this doesn't control oil, I still powder blot throughout the day.
My current fav foundation - I'm always on the hunt for the "best" foundation that suits my skintone and makes me look natural - and right now, this is working well for me. The yellow tones in this works well for my tone. I use in Walnut shade and I'm around NC42 in MAC(though I've never used MAC stuff). Cost is $15 - a little high but these days, most of the drugstore foundations also run in the $10+ range. So almost similar I'd say. Give it a try if color matches.
Excellent color match
Stays on all day
Very matte on my skin, too matte for me
Hard to apply, not much slip, hard to sheer out
Accentuated fine lines
Will not rebuy
Great foundation bought my in Nude. I always wanted to try Boots foundation and finally did. I love the texture of this foundation. This foundation give natural/satin finished coverage. If you have yellow undertone and neutral undertone give this foundation a try. I like this foundation more than Shiseido Dual Finish, Dior Nude, Makeup Forever HD. That is my thought. Everyone have diferent skin and like. If you like full coverage try different foundation. I still used concealer for my dark circle even with the high end foundation I have to used concealer. This foundation last 8 hours on my normal skin. I will buy this foundation again. In California you can only purchase Boots at Target only. Some Target have tester for you to try. Update: This foundation had cause red bumps on my face. I still think that it a great foundation but it not for me I very love the coverage and texture of this foundation too bad it not for me.