I was really skeptical of this product. I wanted to try it over a year ago but didn't see awesome reviews. I finally broke down and got it when it was 40% off. I use shade 50 soft beige. It isn't a perfect match but its like 90% there. I will definitely pick up another shade next time I purchase. I got this like three weeks ago - I wanted to wear it a lot before I reviewed.
The packaging. I have only let out too much once but it is still a hassle. Really wish it were a pump esp since I feel it applies nicely with fingers.
Personally this doesn't bother me that much but it could affect someone elses decision to use this and thats the price. I can say that this does go on sale frequently and I only buy drugstore makeup when it goes on sale.
It oxides. This actually didn't happen the first few times I used it but then I started noticing it was a little oranger by the end of the day. This could be from the weather( it is 80+ degrees and humid) or my other makeup but I think its from this.
The is a smell. Some people say its green apple and it sort of is. It isn't strong at all and doesn't irritate me. It fades as soon as I start blending.
The claims that skin improves- that seems a bit far fetched to me. I never buy makeup to rely on the other claims but it is really annoying when companies give you some bogus stats about better skin.
I love the coverage. The first layer is enough for me but it is buildable. Layer one covers quite a bit but I still need concealer on blemishes. If I apply more I get really full coverage and it looks pretty good.
I like the finish. It isn't dewy but not totally matte either... I guess satin? Its versatile IMO bc sometimes dewy doesn't translate well at nigth and vice versa.. this eliminates that problem
No breakouts! I can always count on Neutrogena for this.
SPF- It isn't greasy like other makeups though. Its hard to say if it works but I can say that its summer & I haven't gotten a sunburn while wearing this.
My favorite way of applying this is with my fingers or an Ecotools retractable kabuki.