I purchased this product for $11.99 at Target due to the high reviews. In my opinion, this product is over-priced for a drugstore foundation. The texture is thicker and dries very fast. It gives medium to full coverage. It blends gorgeously and gives a dewy finish. I feel it only works best using a stippling brush. I recommend using a foundation primer or setting spray along with this, or it will NOT stay on all day. Lastly, since it does not have a pump, it does tend to get messy.
I'm so surprised to see so many negative reviews on this foundation seeing as so many girls on youtube love it, which is why I decided to give it a try. I've been using this foundation since December of 2011 along with the Sigma F82 brush and I've found that the combination of the two gives me perfect coverage. The coverage of the foundation itself is very buildable, it's medium but can be applied heavier, however I only put a light layer to even my skintone and then concealer for my undereye area and blemishes. The finish is very natural and while it is dewy and maybe not the most suitable for summer or warm climates, applying a powder over top mattifies my face. The packaging is quite annoying since you have to be careful not to pour too much onto the back of your hand, and accidental me always spills it, but if not careless then it's not an issue. Overall, I'd say it's a very natural looking foundation for every day and while a pricier drugstore item, each bottle lasts me about 2-3 months. I've repurchased again and again and will continue to repurchase!
I tried 3 different shades of this foundation and none matched that well...Classic Ivory seemed to match the best. I also tried different application methods (using fingers, using Sonia Kashuk stippling brush, using Elf flat top powder brush), and I couldn't get it to look right.
I wanted to like this, but it doesn't seem to work for me. :(
I am a pretty tanned gal and I must say that the darkest shade 120 tan is 2 shades too light for me. I am between NC 42/45 for reference, I love love LOVE this foundation very natural finish, I had have had many compliments of my skin looking fresh faced when I wear this:). Not a dupe for Nars sheer glow IMO, I like the neutrogena one better. What REALLY dissapoints me is their POOR selection of color range, many tan and dark skin complexions will not find justice in this foundation. I have too use a darker power for the foundation to match my skin tone. 1 lippie off for poor color selection, i dont mind the no pump since it is a drugstore foundation.
NEUTROGENA PLEASE INCLUDE DARKER COLORS FOR US DARKER COMPLEXION PEOPLE, then I will give this 5 lippies.
I love this foundation!!!!!!!
this foundation will give you healthy looking even toned skin.
I'm about a nc25-nc35 depending on whether I'm wearing self tanner or not.
I have this in shade 60 natural beige and it matches perfectly. i just wish it was slightly more yellow.
Also, I don't recommend this product if you have oily skin or if you plan on being outdoors in the heat or somewhere where you'll be sweating because this product will most likely rub off/fade away.
Otherwise, for those people with dry skin like me who can't get enough lotion on their face, this product will be great for you!
glowing natural finish
great everyday foundation
doesn't look mask-like
transfers, rubs off
has pretty decent, but not incredible lasting power =(
you'll need concealer for hard to cover dark circles/blemishes since this won't cover them
I really wanted to love this foundation after hearing a lot of great things about it. My first issue is the shade range. I'm very pale, and the first, lightest shade is RIDICULOUSLY yellow, and the shade after that is too dark. As for the finish, it felt a bit heavy on my skin, and when I touched my face it just felt...gross. Like it never felt like it really SET, even after applying powder. Not good on oily skin, either, it will just make your skin look even shinier.
One good thing about this foundation is that I DID see a difference in my skin after using it for a few weeks. Not a huge difference, just a tiny difference in clarity/tone, but that definitely wouldn't be a factor that would make me buy this, because I've been using that Aveeno Positively Radiant moisturizer and have seen better results from that.
I gave it a 4 on the price because it is pretty spendy for a drugstore foundation. I don't know, this product just did not work for me and I wouldn't recommend it.
I try to stick on a budget; i heard a lot of reviews how this would be a dupe for nars sheer glow, but half the cost. Pretty pricey for a drugstore foundation (if i remember right it was 15$), but I thought I would give it a try.
My first impression is that it was THICK. Really... gooey? goopy? Well anyways, it didn't have a good consistency. With that, blendability was just awful. It had a mission of staying on my pores. And its sticky... really way to heavy.
I bought this for the winter, seeing as I have very dry skin in the winter, and that the dewiness would counteract that (or maybe mask it up a little). The dewiness was more oily. Didn't like that either.
And it broke me out! I also had another foundation I was using at the time, and I noticed when I used this one, I started to get some bumps. I put one and two together and stopped using this foundation.
Maybe I never applied it correctly (six months later I tried again just to make sure I didn't like it... still didn't) so it's great if other people like it, but it's a serious no-go for me.
p.s. the packaging is awful! Wayyyy to much product comes out without the pump
I use the Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua as my HG foundation, but at $45/oz, its not cost effective.My skin is combination, acne prone. After returning several high end foundations (Smashbox and Tarte), I needed a quick solution to my Chanel without running to a department store. I've seen this foundation on YouTube and decided to jump the gun. I bought this for $12, with a coupon making it cheaper. Its a LOVELY foundation. Good coverage, and lasting power. My only complaint is that it a but more liquid-y than I like foundations, so its just a bit harder to work with. It gives a very natural look to my skin. I apply with both a brush and a beauty blender, and its a flawless finish. Its a WONDERFUL alternative to the higher end makeup. NO BREAK OUTS! As the Tarte Amazonian Clay made me break out terribly, this has shown no signs of irritation with my skin!
I really wanted to love this foundation after hear sooo many lovely things about it but unfortunately I didn't :(
-NOT dewy at all... sorry ladies but this doesn't compare to Nars and I wouldn't call this a dewy foundation... natural finish is more like it
-broke me out.... a lot,and I have dry skin!!! :( :( :(
-the packaging is a pain in the butt because the product is quite runny and extra care is needed to pour it out
-difficult to blend and very cakey
LOVE this foundation! I have sensitive skin that had been reacting badly to my previous foundation (Rimmel Lasting Finish, which gives great coverage and really DOES last a long time, but which felt like a mask on my face and broke me out a little), but this foundation feels so nice and light! I apply with a foundation brush and it provides good coverage. It's pretty thin, but very buildable. I use this over concealer and finish off with some setting powder, and I'm good to go! Highly recommend.