Update/Review: I have been applying this foundation with my fingers (and i dont particularly enjoy having foundation fingers :p) but it works mcuh better - there is more coverage and i'm able to get away without using concealers under my eyes (i dont have very dark eye rings but it is there, so some coverage is needed). As with fingers, i find that it gets a bit "thick" so i use a dampen sponge to smooth it out after.
I like how it looks and feels on my face; tho the coverage i would still say is light. you will still need a concealer for blemishes.
Also i find that it stays longer when i use a tissue to press on my face after my moisturizer/sunscreen. Gossmakeup artiste has some good tips. Below are 2 links :
I will likely try the Shu Uemura illuminating moisture foundation next :p Hopefully it stays longer and has more coverage.
Tried the Clarins extra firming foundation. There is a light scent to it - which made my nose run :p
Some background: I have dehydrated/dry Asian skin, some freckles, and acne scars,a little redness around the nose, living in a hot & humid country all year round, stuck in air conditioned office most of the time.
I usually wash my face with mild exfoliator (dermalogica daily exfolant), then apply a moisturizing sunblock (loreal uv perfect spf 50 for uneven skin), then the foundation.
I tried different ways of applying this foundation, but best way for me is applying this sparingly (half pump) and spreading it with a damp sponge. Effect is very sheer/light with a dewy effect (not shinny). It feels light on the skin and doesnt feel oily at all. It really looks like "my skin" (ie, without anything on). I have been using this for 2 weeks and did notice that my skin feels more moisturized.
However, the nose and chin area tends to "disappear" after 3-4 hours. It cakes when I use a heavy moisturizer beneath my sunblock, or when I apply it with a foundation brush. Honestly, it doesnt cover any of my freckles nor my acne scars (and i dont have bad ones to begin with - thankfully), and i can still see some uneven patches around my cheek area.
If u have no issues with freckles or acne scars and dont mind a super light foundation which has a dewy effect, then this might be for you.
I will not purchase this again because I would like to try other foundations, but if i had good skin, and dont need to conceal anything, I would repurchase this :)
p/s: I am using Shu Uemura #764, MAC NC 25/30, MUFE HD foundation #127, EL Nutritious intensity 3, Clarins Extra Firming foundation #108.