If it has less than a 70% approval rating on MUA, I love it lmao. NO SILICONES. NO SILICONES. NO SILICONES! !!!!!! I could shout it from every roof top when I actually discover a drugstore foundation whose top 3 ingredients are not silicones. I can't use foundations with 'cones and during a time when it was getting next to impossible to find a drugstore one without one, Rimmel swoops in and introduces Clean Finish.
I will be so sad if this ever gets discontinued (and let's face it, it will. Because everything I love gets discontinued.) It doesn't break me out, it doesn't make me look greasy, it covers well... can be sheered out or built up, has this nice little applicator so you aren't pounding a bottle against your hands to get any product out, and has a wide color selection of warmer, cooler and neutral shades. Oh annnnnnnd it's like $4-5 bucks a bottle. How can you beat it? You can't. I feel like yelling when talking about this foundation, that's how happy it makes me.
This stuff is impressive!
With a couple coats, this foundation actually diminishes the appearance of your pores :)
I love the spatula and the consistency of this formula. It's different but great. It's NOT heavy at all and it feels CLEAN just like it says.
I do not feel greasy nor dry. I really am impressed with this stuff. I gave it 4 lippies because coverage is not extremely flawless but definitely good enough :) My face looks and feels smooth and clean. The True Ivory cover is an exact match for my complexion! Awesome! Would buy again and I do recommend.
*I am a bare minerals fan. When I'm on an extreme budget (even though this isn't minerals) I'll grab this one! Thanks.
This foundation wasnt the best for me, It didnt match my skin tone, and it doesnt last all day, maybe if i had a better primer. It didnt work on my oily skin and made me break out.
This actually does make your skin look poreless because it doesn't settle into your skin as another reviewer mentioned. It's not cakey looking and looks natural while still giving good coverage. The coverage isn't as good as foundations such as reckon color stay, but it does still provide good coverage. There is an applicator inside which is helpful because the formula is quite thick, closer to a paste consistency than a liquid. Nonetheless, it's easy to blend into your skin and dries to a dewy finish. As long as you set it with powder, it can give you a nice matte finish. This covers redness nicely which was mainly why I bought it. I also have freckles which it does a decent job covering. Occasionally, I breakout and this does just an okay job covering. I still need to use concealer, but when I do my face looks almost flawless. I like this better than Rimmel's Match Perfection because it has better coverage. This foundation also matches my skin really well. I'm really pale so I'm glad they had a wide variety of color selections for pale people. They didn't have very many shades for darker skins though. It has pretty good lasting power when set with a powder (no primer was used). It lasted almost the whole day and didn't look cakey by the end of the day either. I found the best way to apply this was with a flat top or stippling brush. Overall, it's a great foundation for the price!
UPDATE: Still lovin' it, I'm giving it an extra star because it's now my favorite foundation.
for a CHEAP drugstore foundation, this one actually exceeded my expectations. i was expecting chalky, difficult to blend, etc. but this was very creamy, the spatula is AWESOME. the only think i do not like about it is that the coloring is a bit off...im a NARS siberia, so i have very fair skin, and i bought this in ivory 120, the lightest shade they had, and its still a tad too dark. the coverage is medium and my pores really do disappear. I'd definitely put a very light dusting of finishing powder on it though, it transfers a bit.
I bought it for around $5, which is one of the lowest prices for drug store foundation. Others are $11-15. It matches perfectly to my skin tone and lightly evens out my complexion. I like the creamy texture and the finish is very smooth. When you open the bottle, it comes out as a spatula, which I think is a lot better than pouring out the amount you want. I use very little foundation, so about two scoops the amount that the spatula takes out is usually enough for me. It's very light and I don't feel it on my skin. It works very well with a primer/base, but I don't recommend using it without one. It doesn't last very long. I do recommend this product, however it isn't for anyone who is looking for more than medium coverage. :)
I went to Walmart with every intention of buying Almay's Truly Lasting Color foundation but my shade was out so I was forced to look for an alternative. I don't usually buy foundation that's less than $4, but I decided to give this product a shot...and I'm so glad I did! It feels lightweight on my skin and covers my (huge) pores quite well. I will definitely repurchase.
I LOVE this foundation! I only tried it because it looked like it would match my super-pale skin (True Ivory), and I could not possibly be happier with it. I love the little applicator paddle, I love that it feels light but wears all day, I love that it makes my ginormous pores look smaller, and I especially love that it's under $5 a bottle. Another great thing for me is that it doesn't break out my super-sensitive skin. I don't have enough great things to say about this makeup. I'm stockpiling it in case it gets discontinued.
I still think this is a pretty good foundation, but we moved from Utah (dry, hot/cold, alternately) to Seattle, WA (NOT dry!), and I found that it oxidized strangely on me, and seemed to slide around my face a lot. I also think it's a better foundation in cold weather than in warm. My new fave is L'Oreal's Magic Perfecting BB Cream in Fair.
I tried the Clean Finish 100% poreless in 120 Ivory and it's like putting chalk on my face. The texture is actually nice and creamy first on, though the spatula is unpleasantly suggestive of a bricklayer's trowel which doesn't make me feel better. Am I to slather this stuff into my pores to make them go away like I'm plastering over any imperfections? Not what I want in a foundation. Anyway, it went on nice, but the color shifted and became a nasty chalky shade too pale for my skin. This is after going on about perfect. So I threw it out. Not even worth the gas to take it back to the store and get my money back. Disappointed.
I loved this when I put it on. I bought it in 'Warm Ivory". It looked fantastic, the color was perfect and really did minimize pores. Then, in an hour, I was orange! Like an oompa loompa! I tried some on my hand. It looked beautiful. In an hour - bright orange! WTH?! So, suffice to say I can't use it. Unless I have a reason to want to be orange for a day.