I am really in two minds with this foundation. The coverage is great, even if a tiny bit too cakey, but it does cover imperfections greatly. It lasts for the day as well (wearing off, of course, but not badly). The problems are two, basically: it becomes really grey on my face a few minutes after applying it (I have true beige, being a NW30 in Mac), it makes my face look dirty or something, really weird thing. And applying it is not pleasant at all, it dries in about 3 seconds, it's really hard to get it right with a brush (which is my absolute favourite way of applying foundation).
It's a shame as the coverage that it gives it's just exactly what I look for.
EDIT: it might have been the stupid brush's bristles running colour... Well, they are running a bit of black/grey so it could be that. I'll try with anther brush and update accordingly.
I bought this foundation when I was looking for a DS foundation that would last longer than my current one. By god I found it.
The colour range of this product is really outstanding compared to other DS products as it caters to pink and cool undertones rather than having a line of strictly yellowish colours. This really impressed me and the shade "Buff chamois" fits me perfectly
The packaging is very basic and just has a cap you pour the foundation out of, this worked fine for me because I could just pour it onto the back of my hand and apply it to my face using a brush. People who use sponges or their hands may have a problem with this. The only reason this doesn't get 5/5 is that it is easy to get more of the product out than you wanted.
This foundation has medium coverage and is buildable to full, building it is easy and does not look cakey.
The problem with having combination or oily skin is the foundation has a tendency to break up on the nose after a few hours, I was very impressed by this foundation as it did not break up at all for at least 7 hours.
Overall I am in love with this foundation and while it is on the more expensive side of drugstore foundations, it is well worth it. Highly recommended.
This is a decent foundation for oily skin if you want light to medium coverage. It evens out your skin tone. Most liquid foundations make my t-zone extremely oily within less than an hour whereas this one keeps me oil free for about as long as a powder (which is 3-4 hours.) It has a lot of staying power.
The bottle and the smell leave a little to be desired. The color range looks broad at first but most of the colors are too pink or too yellow. I found that caramel works well on me when I am tanned but I haven't found a shade for winter.
I love this foundation!!!! It doesnt look cakey at all and it blends well on me. The lasting power on my skin before i have to touch up isnt that fabulous but it does last quite awhile. The bottle is not very hygenic but im not that picky. All in all i LOVE LOVE this foundation and i got so many complements for my skin when i wear this!
This is my HG of foundations! It gives me full coverage and has a good range of colors. While, I did find this foundation to my favorite, when it ran out I figured I'd try out others. I tried the Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet Plus thinking it would most likely be my new favorite but it did not even compare. This product lasts me all through school and then work afterwards. I could also go out after work with a few touch-ups. With other products, I found that I had to reapply after about five hours, this product lasts me about 12. My face only really gets oily around my chin so I make sure to apply setting powder and this keeps my skin completely matte for a good amount of time. Definitely a favorite of mine. Only downside I would say is the bottle because I frequently end up pouring out too much of product.
This is my go-to foundation. It controls perfectly my T-zone, and leaves it looking flawless for up to 8hrs. After that time, the nose and chin look shiny while the rest of the face looks the same. It covers my acne scars and my rosacea pretty well. I would recommend this even more for people with those issues (scars, sunspots, rosacea)
I was using Revlon compact powder and decided to move into using liquid foundation for better coverage. I chose this one because it's within my price range and got a lot of good reviews for combination/oily skin. For starters, my skin is, of course, combination/oily with bits of dry patches around my T-zone. I got this matched to my skin color in 180 Sand Beige. This matched my skin color much better than Bobbi Brown, which I was matched to 3.5 Warm Beige. I have a yellow undertone and the Bobbi Brown, whilst it looks natural when wearing it outside with natural light, really emphasize my yellowy-ness when wearing it inside with artificial lighting. The Revlon Sand Beige has a tad of grey tinge to it which neutralizes my skin an it looks really good in both natural and artificial lighting.
- Medium to full coverage. It covers my blemishes, acne scars, redness really well
- Stays on the whole time I used it. Longest I wore it was for about 12 hours and it really stays on for that long.
- Didn't break me out
- Mattify my skin so it looks nice and fresh
- Really good oil control. My face usually gets oily after 1-2 hours and this controls it to 5-6 hours.
- Main reason I'm taking 1 lippy off: No pump!!! Therefore can get really messy if you're not careful
- Feels heavy when you put it on
- If you layer it too much can get cakey
- Makes sure you moisturize really well underneath, otherwise it can emphasize your dry patches
Overall, its a really good foundation and I feel the cons are small in comparison to the result and finish effect. I would definitely repurchase in the future.
I really thought this was going to be my HG foundation, but I was wrong. This is one of the only liquid foundations I have ever tried that was actually very close to my skin tone. The color was almost perfect. It helped a lot with my oily skin. But, I hated how heavy and cakey it was. It also caused me to break out horribly after about a week. I returned it and got my $12 back.
I absolutley love this foundation. This is my holy grail liquid foundation. Ive been using expensive brands like M.A.C. and MUFE HD and all it did was make my face look cakey and orange. It would also smudge off on everything. With the colorstay, when its on there, its on there. the packaging sucks a bit because there is no dispenser really and u gotta just pour it out of the bottle which can be messy and a bit wasteful. other than that, great product! I tend to utilize the back of my hand when i pour it out to apply to my face and when im completley done applying everything i wash my hands and the foundation is still there!
I really wanted to love this foundation after my mom raved about this and I did YouTube research on it. I have oily skin so I thought this would go well with my skin type, and also the fact it's liquid so it could hide the few pimples I had. Unfortunately, this would leave the cakiest layer on my skin without using that much. And it also broke me out badly after a week or two of using it.. I assumed it was this new skin regime I was using but then realized this was the culprit. I read reviews on Acne.orgs page about this product and was glad I wasn't the only one who broke out in painful acne. Not just acne but the cystic kind all over my cheeks and chin. Also receiving pimples on my forehead which is rare.. I guess it works for some and is the worst for others.
I'm just so glad I found out this was the reason why I was breaking out.. It was so bad I didn't want to leave the house, or I would cake it on my face even more if i did. Take a look at all the negative reviews and you'll see they're all cystic acne cases.
Overall, extremely thick and made my face oily within an hour. I found myself constantly primping my face with pressed powder because of all the oil. What a wast of money for an overpriced chemically made product. Grrr