This is the perfect foundation...i hv used numerous foundations in the past (Estee Lauder Equalizer, Clinique Superfit, Clinique Super-balanced, Revlon Colorstay, Loreal True Match, Make Up Forever Mat-Velvet, Kose, Estee Lauder Double Wear, Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk...)
This is by far the best foundation (Make Up Forever Mat-Velvet comes in second), what's so great about this foundation is that it covers all your flaws, blotchiness, freckles, dry patches without being heavy, it also makes your face glows (not in a greasy kind of way)...It blends very easily with either fingers or foundation brush (I use Ecotools and it works perfectly with this foundation)...you only need very little to cover your entire face, the bottle is very hygenic...
This is definately HG material, i use the Ivorie 2C, i am so so so happy that i found this foundation.
I consider myself a true foundation junkie and have spent a fortune looking for my HG. I have used in the past, LM, MAC, Chanel, Dior, BB,Stila, and Hourglass among others. While some of these are admittedly good foundations they fell short of my expectations. At 46 I have my share of skin issues...discoloration, uneven tone and fine lines. This foundation is amazing!!!! It covers without looking like makeup. I have an oily T-zone and this foundation looks fabulous after 6 hours. I do set it with powder and I also use MF Primer.
I asked the SA to give me a sample of the color we agreed was right and also one in the next darker color. I used these for a couple of days constantly checking the shade in different lights. By using the sample I didn't have to open the new bottle until I was sure I had the correct shade. I am the Bisque 1N and I'm usually MAC NC25, Chanel Shell, and BB Warm Sand. I am loving this foundation!!
So far, this is the best foundation I've ever tried. It creates a smooth finish and casts an almost otherworldly glow to my NW-15 skin. It provides great coverage and stands up well to my very oily skin. I use Dr. Brandt's "Pores No More" as a primer and have very little oily breakthrough for at least 5-6 hrs. I have it in the 1N shade.
GORGEOUS! This just became my HG foundation, because redhead complexions are almost impossible to match without custom mixing and this foundation fit right out of the box. Does a terrific job of hiding every flaw except the usual undereye shadow. Verrrry high quality finish, and lots of genuine neutral color choices in addition to warms and cools. I have very pale skin and wear Ivoire 1N, and set it with LM translucent powder. Photogenic is replacing LM Moisturizing Foundation, which was the only foundation that seemed to match redhead skin but was muddy and heavy on me. I used to love Maquicontrole foundation and missed it when it was discontinued, so it's fantastic to see Lancome offer such a great new replacement. One caution: when I bought this at a store, the Ivoires were running low so the SA tried Buff II, which looked like a bronzer in daylight. If you like this foundation, definitely hold out for the lighter colors.
I brought this product in response to the reviews on here and what it states on the website however when I was testing this for my wedding make up it was very thick and shows imperfection skin! yikes it looked like I had a mask on! oh well might be better in the winter, but if u do purchase this foundation, its needs a very light hand!
great product. doesn't over dry skin and is easy to remove. matches most skin colors. i have normal skin and it doesn't make my face look shiny or anything, it has not made me breakout which is good. you get what you pay for.
The first foundation that has "wowed" me in a long time. It's my current liquid favorite for evening (I use Shiseido Sun Protection always in daytime) and it's delivering everything I want.... a soft, smooth, glow that melts into my face and looks natural, as if I just happen to have perfect skin. In reality, I have uneven skin tone, noticeable pores in my T zone, and undereye circles. But this gives that flattering candlelit softness that it is so hard to find. Too many other foundations that try for that effect just look oily on my combo skin, and this doesn't. My staple for the last 5 years has been Vincent Longo Healthy Fluid but this has trumped it.
I can't say I dislike this foundation but I am not overly impressed either. It has not caused any breakouts but the biggest problem for me is that it does not cover facial redness around my nose and it wears off quickly with or without a primer used first. I still have almost a full bottle so I guess I'll keep using it but I won't buy it again.
Best foundation I've ever tried, hands down. Beautiful, even coverage with a 'lit from within' sort of glow. Fantastic! The product feels light and silky on, yet covers so beautifully. 'Flawless' is a good word to describe the way this foundation makes my skin look, and at the same time - it doesn't look makeup-y at all.
A little bit goes a long way, so I don't think the price is unreasonable. I bought this back at the end of last September and the bottle's still half full. I'll definitely be buying this again.
I've received many compliments since I started using this foundation a couple of months ago.
I bought this make up yesterday and wore it today morning,including it in my daily make up ritual.I don't say it easily but when i do i really mean it:This stuff is AMAZING!!After years of using chanel's teint innocent,MAC's and guerlain's parure extreme i can say with certainty that this is by far the best.First of all Photogenic has a great colout range.Usually foundations are turning kind of yellow on my skin but i got tis one on 01 beige albatre and it suited me perfectly.The texture is pretty light and and just a touch powdery.It is very easily applied with a brush but with fingers also(i tried both and the results were equally good).the coverage i would say it is medium and the outcome really radiant.I am very impressed about the way it makes my face glow.Many foundations promise it but few can deliver the healthy glow effect.Well this one is truly light mastering. Another great advantage is the lasting power.On the box is written the phrase ''14H comfort"and guess what..Photogenic stays true to its promise once more and really stays without cracking,fainting away,smoldering or greasind for at least 10h.Finally it really passed the test for me when my mother saw me at the end of a very long day and after a thorough examination(you know the ''microscopical''look that mothers have)said to me(and i quote..lol)"What did you do today?You look so radiant and fresh"..In my opinion definately worth the try if tou are looking for a high quality make up.The price was so and so (50 euros approximately)but worthing every penny.Thumbs up for lancome!! Oh ..Oh..i forgot to mention.Anothet plus is the light weigted glass bottle with the pump which helps so much to keeping it clean and hygiene..