Dolce & Gabbana • Perfect Finish Creamy Foundation • Foundations
|Would buy this product again.||74%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Things changed, especially fdn., probably just as personal as fragrance to the individual. For once something that was HG is now a "meh".
This cream fdn. is satin matte, no glow, no shimmer, not matte either. My skin is dry with slight oily T-zone, the colour Caramel will suit NW25-30 or NC30-35. It covers melasma, uneven discolouration, which is my most concern, since I have no pore issues. Applied with or without silicone primer is just as wonderful; after a thin layer, I went over some areas more heavy handed like a concealer, it still looks natural, without powder. My skin looks like a little boy, I am actually a 60 year old fart, this product is truly amazing.
Although this is called a cream, this is not greasy/slippery. A little touch of luminizer on the peak of the cheekbone will add more wonder to this canvas. This cream fdn is truly a godsent.
ps. love the sturdy elegant paper-weigh glass jar which the product is housed in, those with oh-so delicate hands may end up with a fracture wrist.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
This is an absolutely beautiful foundation for normal, dry, and combination skin. Not only is the packaging very luxurious, but the product inside is great as well. Unlike traditional thick creme foundations, this one has a light-as-air consistency and blends effortlessly. The gel-creme texture reminds me of Chantecaille Future Skin, but with slightly more coverage. It can easily be built up to medium-full coverage, with a satin finish. Not dewy, but not matte either. It isn't the longest wearing foundation out there, so if you have combination skin you will probably need to blot and touch up throughout the day. I wouldn't suggest for oily skin unless you are willing to carry around a powder compact and touch up several times throughout the day, and possibly need to re-apply.
My only issue with this foundation was that I could never find a color match. I am NC15 with pale olive undertones, neither yellow or pink (you could say a bit greenish). Bisque was the right depth but had too much warmth for my skin, and Beige had the correct undertone but was too dark. I would probably get the best match by mixing Beige with Classic (the lightest pinky-neutral) but it would be too costly for me! All in all, if you can find a match I highly suggest this foundation for a natural, flawless coverage.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I just started trying this foundation-I love it. Bobbi Brown long ago discontinued my favorite Smooth Skin Foundation and this is similar, and superior to that formula. It provides medium to heavy coverage, and lasts all day without patchiness or fading on my oily sensitive skin when I wear this over my favorite Murad Oil-Control Mattifyer primer. I do not get more than 3-4 hours of wear over an oil-free moisturizer or alone. Wear over Laura Mercier oil-free primer gives me a good 5-6 hours of wear (I do have to blot). The finish of this is matte on me, and I do not feel that it oxidizes though I use the lightest shade, Classic I believe, and it is super-pale. I wear Warm Ivory in Bobbi Brown foundations (sorry, I have never worn MAC foundations, but I should find my equivalent) and find the Classic to be more equal to Bobbi Brown Porcelain. I should have purchased one or two shades darker-75 or 78-but I ordered online and it's the dead of winter-I don't mind just using this up and going up a shade when the sun shines again in the spring. For me this is a perfect winter foundation. I need a bit more coverage this time of year as I get super pale and any redness or slight imperfection stands out more. I apply this with my fingers. I don't know if I will be wearing this or my other favorite, GA Maestro in the summer as this is more coverage than I generally need in summer. I work hard to keep the flaky patches off of my skin with peels and other products so I can't address how it may or may not highlight that common winter skin issue. My only complaint is the unnecessarily large container that it comes in. Way too big. I don't mind a pot, I don't know that there is a better way to hold this texture of foundation, just not so large. It comes with a spatula that I use to take product out and then I wash it afterwards. If you google the Beauty Professor she recently posted swatches of almost all of the shades of this foundation (a couple were missing from the counter she was at) along with a great review. UPDATE 6/2/2013: I still love this foundation but never got to finish it, I had some wear issues that I only realized after using it a bit longer. It doesn't last like the Bobbi foundation that I miss, I only get about 4-6 hours with my favorite Murad Primer. Maybe this is only a winter foundation for me when it's super dry outside-extending the wear time. My favorite for the last two months has been Stila's Stay All Day Foundation. I'm reducing the rating to four stars.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily Hair: Black Eyes: Black
So I found myself feeling frustrated after P&G re-launched their Clean Liquid Makeup, the Classic Ivory shade 110 is now as thick as wet cement and has a strange, unflattering orange undertone. I hunted down 14 bottles of the previous formula and decided I would have to find something else before the hoard runs out. I saw print ads for this foundation and had wanted it for months. I took the plunge with a Sephora gift card. I am about an NC30, and after some research, decided to try this in the Caramel 110 shade. It looks like beautiful skin, not like makeup. It looks like beautiful skin at a distance or up close. It looks like beautiful skin under indoor lighting or out in natural daylight. It looks like beautiful skin whether I buff this in with my flat-top Shiseido brush, or when blended in with fingertips. This is a bit expensive but thankfully, a little goes a long way. The heavy glass jar is very pretty and luxe-looking, I leave it out on my vanity just b/c it's so pretty. As expensive as this is, I do plan to re-purchase. lv EDIT 02/22/2013: I think that I may have gone too dark with this. I am wondering if the Caramel 110 is more suited for NC 30 or 35 and I think I might be NC 20 (for now) at the most NC 25 in summer, so I think that I may have to go back for the Beige 78 shade. As expensive as this is I think I will try this and update when I can.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
Big disappointment! Part of my face looks powdery and patchy. My revlon colorstay works better than this pricey product. #78 beige is a good match for my NC 20 skin though.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
Stunning foundation! The Dolce and Gabanna Perfect Finish Creamy Foundation provides great coverage that lasts throughout the day. I purchased this foundation in Beige, which matches my yellow undertones perfectly. The formula is soft and creamy, almost like a whipped foundation and comes in a luxurious gold jar. I usually apply this using my fingers or a MAC foundation brush and the product is quite blendable and smooth. It leaves my skin glowing with a satin semi-matte finish. I would definitely re-purchase!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine Eyes: Blue
Gorgeous cream foundation. I have been using powder foundation (mostly mineral makeup) for years, and haven't been able to find a liquid or cream foundation that works as well and looks good on my skin until now. This gives an amazing, natural satin finish with terrific coverage, lasts beautifully, and once you get the application down, is quick and easy to use. I use very tiny amounts, apply with fingers and tap into skin with a damp BeautyBlender sponge. I also use a primer underneath (Rouge Bunny Rouge Metamorphoses), which allows me to use even less foundation and makes blending it in a snap. It has a light, non-greasy, very smooth texture. My skin tone is pale and cool (NW15 in MAC) and the shade Classic (the lightest) is perfect-- very neutral (I hate pink-toned foundation).
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
EDIT: Just want to add that although this foundation did burn on application, it caused no lasting problems. I ordered this online and when it arrived I couldn't wait to put it on. My skin is drier than normal as itís still recovering from a Decleor cream I tried a couple of months ago. When I applied the D&G foundation it immediately caused my skin to tingle and start burning. I cleansed it off within a couple of minutes and my skin continued to tingle and burn for an hour and my cheeks were flushed red. I then put some D&G foundation on the top of my hand to see what it looked like there and even my hand started tingling. I donít have super sensitive skin, just sensitivity if I use a product with too many chemicals or other irritants and then it can take some time to normalize again. But by putting this foundation on my hand - which is definitely not sensitive in any way - and experiencing burning there, I can only assume there are some major irritants in this foundation. My combination skin is drier than usual at the moment and surprisingly to me, the D&G foundation highlighted the dryness. I had assumed that because of its rich, creamy texture it would be the perfect foundation for my currently dry skin. I was wrong. All in all, this foundation was a huge disappointment. The jar looks nice, as everyone says, and is heavy. The shade (Classic) was lovely. Itís a lighter color on the skin than it looks in the jar. Itís a pale neutral tone and not at all pinky and it was the perfect color match for me. For reference I am NC 15-20. My skin only needs light to medium coverage as I have an even skintone except for a few broken capiliaries on my cheeks. I am sorry to say the D&G foundation did not provide much cover and looked indescribably awful. It applied OK to my nose but the foundation would not adhere to the rest of my skin properly (I had put it on one side of my face over a moisturizer and on the other side over a primer) but it just would not adhere to my skin in the way foundations normally do. The texture feels lovely. The color was perfect. It might perform better on oiler skins and/or non-sensitive skins, but for me it was a huge disappointment. EDIT: I found the ingredients on this website and they also give warnings to stop use if irritation occurs, proving there are irritants in the foundation: (http://www.drugs.com/otc/104907/dolce-and-gabbana-the-foundation-all-shades.html)
WATER, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, GLYCERIN, SORBITAN ISOSTEARATE, MICA, MYRISTYL TRISILOXANE, CAPRYLYL DIMETHICONE ETHOXY GLUCOSIDE, ZINC STEARATE, SILICA, DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, SODIUM CHLORIDE, ALUMINUM/MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE STEARATE, SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE, POTASSIUM SORBATE, DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, DIMETHICONE, CHLORPHENESIN, ETHYLENE BRASSYLATE, METHYLPARABEN, PROPYLPARABEN, DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL, YOGURT POWDER, ASCORBYL PALMITATE, TOCOPHEROL, PENTAPEPTIDE-3, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, MAY CONTAIN: IRON OXIDES, TITANIUM DIOXIDE
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
I give up on this foundation. I just can't find a moisturizer or primer that works well underneath it. And I've tried quite a few. I think liquid foundations are easier to work with and look more natural.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
My best recomendation is to call a counter and work with someone from DG makeup to help match you. A lot of people call and say what theyre using now and thats the easiest way to match the DG colors to whats currently matching. I recomend using very very little. Its sheers down quite a bit. Ive also always been a brush person and was using it with a fluffy buffing bursh like the MAC 109 or even a powder brush if I was desperate . I take it from the underside of the lid. This way I dont get too much foundation and then I build onto it where I need it.
I recently tried it with my fingers and love how it almost melted onto my skin. I wear NC25 in MAC or NW 20 if Ive had a little bit of sun and I can wear either shade 100 or 80.
There are now samples of three shades available call your local counter
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This is a beautiful foundation unfortunately it broke me out. I am so sad because I loved the color match, the finish, etc. However, both times after wearing this I have broken out after. I have not changed anything else in my routine so I believe this is the culprit. I think it is just too much for my sensitive skin.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Love this foundation, goes on smoothly and you only need a very little bit. You can build coverage if you choose, or keep things "skin" like. I am at the end of my "confused skin" period (oily t-zone) and back to normal. I think it is lovely and it stays put which is very important to me. I read that people were getting samples from Ebay to test out colors. I was color matched over the phone by two different stores, and one woman wore the same exact color as I did in BBrown, so I felt confident in my purchase of color #100 as a sample on Ebay. IMO there is no way the color I bought is the color that was suggested. It was more for someone who would be a NC-30 or above. So, buyer beware on Ebay. I did purchase Classic and Natural Beige and either of those will work for me. For reference, I am Sand and Warm Sand in BBrown. Enjoy!
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
First of all, a big THANK YOU to LPomona and MaryEllen for letting us know that this fdt. can be found on Ebay. I've been wanting to try it since it came out (all those glowing reviews), but $65 for a jar of MU is just too expensive for me. So thank you, ladies for making it easy for this budget-challenged gal to try this.
After much debating as to what color to buy, I decided to try Beige. It's one of the most perfect matches I ever found. Even in harsh daylight, there is no difference of color between my face and my neck (I'm light with yellow undertones). So that's the first Yaaay! I tried this on clean, dry skin to see how it acts on its own. Blends like a dream and does not look masky. Also, it sets to a nice satin finish. No sticky or wet feeling. I know I will set it with powder when I go out because I'm oily and a dusting of powder is the only thing that prevents me from shining after a couple of hours. Coverage-wise, this is not as full-cover as DW or Smashbox 15 hrs. fdt. I'd say it's medium cover, and a VERY acceptable medium cover even with one regular application (I applied it with my fingers; I think a brush would be too much). In fact, you don't want to over do this. You don't need to. Not even a full-cover freak like me.
I would certainly advise to get this from Ebay. You pay, say, $20 for the tester, which is not small at all, and you don't have to use tons of the stuff. You would pay $40 for two bottles and that still saves you $20 from the retail price they charge at Saks. Since I'm one of those people who seldom wears the same foundation more than two days in a row (good method for preventing breakouts), this is going to last me forever. I'll wear it around a bit more and I'll keep you posted.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Medium Eyes: Blue
I've never been interested in D&G's makeup for some reason, but after reading the reviews for this, I decided to give it a go and purchased a tester (1/2 oz) bottle on eBay for a ridiculously low price. Well, I'm totally wowed. The color (Beige) is a great match for my NC 20-25 skin. Only a tiny amount is needed to cover the entire face, and it applies like a dream. Incredible. It lasted perfectly all day (no primer). I mean, really perfectly. No sinking into pores or lines, no dry spots, no oil slicks--just great-looking skin (not great-looking foundation). I used only the tiniest phloof of powder to set my t-zone, and it still looked freshly applied at the end of the day. Although I love Ellis Faas' foundation, this is a slightly better color match, gives a hair more coverage, makes my skin look equally great, and has the same lasting power at a much lower price. Thank you, reviewers, for helping me find a truly wonderful new foundation!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Love this foundation! I have been using D&G's powder foundation, but asked for this for Christmas in the Classic shade. Everything about this is stunning. The makeup itself is creamy, but not heavy at all. It has a light, souffle like texture that spreads really easily on the skin. It's similar actually to their concealer. The finish is soft and glowy (not greasy) and very natural looking. Classic is their lightest shade and it's a beautiful porcelain color that does not oxidize on my skin and like other D&G shades is neither pink nor yellow. They really do have the best foundations shades of any high-end line that I've used. The jar is kind of heavy, but really luxurious and demands to be seen! It comes with a spatula, but I find I pick up too much product so I just use their foundation brush to apply directly. This make-up is not cheap, but it's half of what CDP costs and about $13 less than Tom Ford's foundation stick, which was substandard at any price. I dust the D&G powder in Ivory over this to set, though it's not necessary unless you have really oily skin. I wish D&G had a counter near me in Boston, but so far I have been very pleased with all my online purchases from Saks.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
I am very definitely pleasantly surprised with this purchase. I have been in the market to replace my Chanel foundations with an improved color match. I've tried almost every high and medium price point product on the market. I purchased this from Saks.com based upon reviews and color swatches and am completely amazed at the quality and wearability of the colors. I am a NC20, fair Irish complected brunette with combination to dry skin in the winter. I purchased Beige - 78 as the overall shade and Bisque 75 to highlight or mix in as the winter progresses. As other reviewers have mentioned, this is light and weightless on the skin, a very neutral beautiful shade, no caking, creasing, not overly greasy but luminous and pretty and lifts my complexion. I am 55 but don't have much to cover other a little redness and a small amount of fine lines. You will need to moisturize well under the product if you are exceptionally dry and it does go on initially semi-matte with a dry down to very comfortably moisturizing. I have generally avoided cream foundations like the plague as I prefer a light touch and don't want to have the fully made up "mask" look. I am very sensitive and do not have any issues with irritation. I definitely recommend giving this a try!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
i do like this foundation, this is my third favourite out of the ones id buy again that iv'e listed on here ..i am nc15 and i use d&g in beige which is a tad bit darker than my skintone you would prob need bisque if you wanted to stay as close to your skin tone if your nc15 but i like to have a little bit of colour and as its not dark dark and blend it down towards my chest this colour i like for me as makes me look abit healthier.it can turn quite moisterising around the nose, chin etc after a few hours which is a shame but i like the texture and it looks natural untill after a few hours.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I really don't like this foundation. The foundation was leaking from the jar when I received it from Saks. Not Saks fault. The jar has design problems. The formulation is creamy but runny and the finish is too matte. Sometimes, a product is all about hype. IMO this is one of those products.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
After 7 years of searching, I've finally found this HG foundation. It is by far the best foundation I've ever used (and I've tried most of them). It goes on so smoothly and covers extremely well with just the lightest application. It doesn't feel heavy, doesn't get cakey and definitely doesn't settle into fine lines. It lasts all day and then some. It gives my skin the most flawless airbrushed quality. I'd say it's medium to full coverage, but very light feeling. It does well with my sensitive skin and doesn't irritate it at all. I'm so excited to have discovered this. I had to get color matched over the phone, and I got Beige 078 and it worked perfectly for my NC15 skin. Call Nikki or Isaac in the Houston Saks store and they will set you up. I can't say enough good things about this. My skin has never looked so good.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I have not felt the need to write a review in a loooong time (like 2006)! This is the OMG of foundations!!! I am between NC40-NC42 and the rep matched me with the 140 Soft Sand which seems to have peachy undertones. I am not sure if this was the best color match but I wanted to try! The 148 Amber was too dark. The foundation is creamy; good coverage and not greasy or heavy! The rep use the 144 Bronze powder foundation to finish. Great look!
Update: after a second look, the color was not workable. Overall this is still an excellent foundation. I just wish D & G offered more colors for yellow undertones.