this product is not best for combination/oily skin. it feels heavy on my skin and it look oily right as you apply. I tried 355-coconut and matching powder
The good: I was finally able to get a good color match with this. It looks pretty natural when you first put it on.
The bad: It wears off quickly even with a good primer. It seems to make my face more oily than usual after a while also. When it starts wearing off it settles into lines, pores, etc.
Color match was a little off but quite frankly this product is so inexpensive I wouldn't think twice about buying two shades to mix and match to a custom color. The finish is not as natural as I would like but that is easily fixed by setting it with a powder. I usually apply with a beauty blender and it goes on really nicely without looking cakey. It also mixes well with my moisturizer when I have more of a tinted moisturizer kind of day. I wish it came with a pump but I transferred it to an airless pump bottle and then that problem was solved!
This is the first foundation I ever tried, and I have to say I was very impressed by it! It has really great coverage (medium to full), and it leaves a semi-matte finish. I have dry combination skin, and this gets a tad bit oily around my nose area throughout the day, but that isn't a huge problem for me. However, if you have oily skin, I probably wouldn't recommend this foundation to you because it might be a little too oily. Also, it has a light floral scent, which some people might not like, but I personally don't really mind it. This foundation offers many shades. I wear shade 120, but since it's a bit too light for me, I either mix it with something darker or just apply a thin layer when I use it. The bad thing about the packaging of this foundation is that it doesn't have a pump, and a lot tends to pour out of it, which in this case, you only need a little for your whole face.The 100's are for light skintones, 200's are for medium skintones, and the 300's are for darker skintones. It's a pretty affordable foundation at the drugstore, considering that other foundations can even be around the 10-14 dollar range. Overall, I would recommend it if you have a similar skin type to me, because it has great coverage and doesn't feel too heavy!
First tried this foundation during the summer and was somewhat disappointed with the results.I found it oily and lacked coverage, but I guess it was understandable because of the heat and everything.
Recently bought another one and it is so much better this time round. It's still pretty light coverage so you may have to apply a couple of layers. It's slightly oily and gets worse as the day goes on so I wouldn't really recommend this unless you have a good setting/finishing powder.
It does feel very velvety, non-irritating and I personally like the smell of it.
Over all I'd say it's a decent drug store foundation.
220 matches my nc30 skin so perfectly and has the best yellow undertone. I shunned this foundation because I needed something with more coverage and longer lasting for the winter, not to mention it was too dark for my nc20 skin at the time. Plus I hated the no pump mess it always created.
Now that its spring time and I'm waiting for my mineralize moisture to come in, I start to love this again. Light, enough coverage to even out my skin, glowing and not shiny...I didn't make a mistake last summer in picking this up for only 5 dollars.
So I would say buy this if you want a nice dewy look for when you're running out the door in the summer and don't care too much about lasting power. 3-4 hour tops is how it holds.
Finally, I have found a drugstore makeup that matches my medium brown skin. I found that this goes on very easily and leaves my skin feeling velvety. It can be easily built up for more coverage. I wish it was more of a medium coverage (instead of light), but I just have to add more layers which is no problem. I top with a mineral powder & a litlle blush and it looks flawless. I found that the 355 is perfect for me. Regarding the packaging, it's not a pump bottle which actually I prefer. I'm writing this after wearing for only 3 hrs so if I find any adverse effects later, I'll repost.
Ok...reposting as I've worn this for several weeks now. Still love the color match, but I'm hating how this stuff trasfers so easily. If I barely touch my face I've got color on me hands. I have started using with a primer to stop the shine, but it still requires quite a bit of mineral powder. I guess you pay for what you get. Taking my rating from a 4 down to a 3. continued >>
few weeks ago I gave this foundation good reviews but I have to take theme back. It's lightweight and gives nice coverage but just too greasy. My face was so shiny even though I put some powder on it.