Average Rating 4.0/5
Review by glamstep
**RIGHT NOW ALL SHADES ARE 75% OFF AT CVS=$3.37** This is my HG liquid foundation. I stumbled on the rave revs here on MUA over a year ago & was surprised that I had never heard or seen this line in the 3 yrs I worked for CVS. I must have searched 10+ CVS to find only ONE that actually carried this & was disappointed at the limited shades (5 out of 12) that didn't include the famous Ecru Beige. Finally I gave up & ordered EB on drugstore.com. For reference, I'm an NW20, Revlon CS-buff, L'oreal True Match W2, Maybelline SM-Creamy Natural, Maybelline MM-Classic Ivory & Palladio-Laurel Nude. Sadly, the EB was a tad too light for me, giving me a white cast but I couldn't give up my new found love. So I started using this as a concealer under my foundations until I got around to trying the next two shades up: Nude Beige & Creamy Beige. NB is suppose to be lighter than CB. Both have yellow undertones & when I wore each on half of my face & took pics with flash I could not tell a difference! On my hand the NB does look lighter but because this stuff magically sinks in & oxidizes? they both sort of match my skin. Long story short, if your looking for a match & can't find one or the other, don't be disheartened. I did notice the CB has a more thicker texture, Idk if its my bottle but the oil doesn't separate as well. The NB is runnier & a consistent thin texture.So I decided, I will be keeping both & using the NB when my skin clears up more & the CB now as I need more full coverage. Onto the review of this on a whole, this stuff feels like a thick rich cream. My skin is dry & this could be my moisturizer, it spreads & melts right in. It leaves a dewy semi powder finish, so u could skip highlighter & powder. But be aware it takes a few mins to dry & if u apply mu first then dress, it will transfer & stain ur clothes so powder up or wait! It gives medium to full coverage, but again be careful if u wait to layer for the full coverage it will get cakey. I usually pat extra dots with my fingers where my acne scars are while its wet & use a stippling brush for the rest of my face.I love the pump but hate the tinted glass bottle that makes all the shade look the same. I LOVE the olive leaf, cork oak, papaya & vitamin A it contains & how it truly does feel & look natural. It doesn't budge in 12+ hr shifts & I'm checking throughout the day in a magnifying mirror! So this means, its essential to exfoliate & fully remove this with a mu remover to avoid clogging or breakouts. Also, u must shake the bottle well, Im talking flip it upside down to mix the product to get an even liquid form out otherwise its dry clumpy or oily. This is the only foundation that gives me extreme full coverage (Im tackling Tazorac purging & post AHA treatment), light natural feel, long lasting & so affordable all together. My skin looks flawless with this stuff, I highly recommend everyone try this if not stock up right now as CVS is having their secret not everywhere labeled sale. All of Carmindy's products from blushes, powders to eyepencils are marked 75% off!