okay, I think I've worn this foundation enough to give a proper review.
let me start off by saying, I really do like this foundation. In fact, I may go as far as saying I love it and I've never felt that way about any foundation, ever!
I have extremely acne-prone skin. I have acne scars & active acne covering basically my whole cheek area on both sides :( this foundation has not broken me out as of yet.
this foundation is not full coverage (on the first layer anyways), it may look so to those who don't have many skin issues. however, it is most definitely build-able.
I feel like dry skinned ladies would not like this foundation because it can, and it WILL accentuate the dry spots and flakies you never even realized you had! that's why I docked off one lippie, I always mosturize heavily on those places where I *now* know I'm gonna need extra moisture on.
dries into a matte, very matte, powdery finish and feels nice and smooth on.
I did my research before buying this and many complained of oxidation which is why I went 1-2 shades lighter than what I thought I would need (for reference, I'm NC30 leaning more toward olive, 123 MUFE HD) and I picked out Nude Beige.
at first, it was obviously too light for my skin which I expected. then, after it set, I had a close to perfect match! i'm so thrilled.
my skin usually just eats the makeup I have on but this actually stayed put pretty decently! it lasted all day although I did blot and powder midday but I don't really mind.
hmm, oh and I really really really recommend using your fingers to apply because I feel like sponges and brushes just soak up too much of this product, with my fingers I only need about 1 and a half pump of product for my whole face, and I use that 1 and a half pump to do 2 layers on my face which gives me almost perfect looking skin without any concealer! (except for underneath my eyes)
this is worth a try. very comparable to higher end foundations.