Erno Laszlo • Absolute Finish Finishing Mousse Foundation • Foundations
|Would buy this product again.||76%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Working from the great reviews, thought I'd give it a try. Unfortunately, great disappointment for me.
Colour match is pretty awful. I had to mix 2 different shades, but even then, couldn't quite get it right. Looked both too ashy and dark for me. I've used mousse foundations before but this one seems different - it's difficult to spread evenly. Settles very quickly too and gives a quite mask-like effect, rather than the sheer colour I like. Tried thinning it down with moisturiser, but you need quite a bit.
Worst of all, it broke me out. Bad thing for a supposedly all-in-one product. Cause blotchiness, whiteheads and cystic acnes - and I usually have clear skin! I thought it was because it was the additional stress or my new moisturiser, but I isolated everything else out and this seem to be the offending product. Stopped using it, no new breakouts. Must be something I'm allergic to.
Quite an expensive failed experiment.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I went to a lot of trouble to get this. My local Nordstrom's did not have my color (bisque) in stock, so they had to ship it from another store. I only purchased this because of the positive reviews. I have to confess that I always considered Erno Laszlo to be kind of a has-been. Well, this foundation did not do anything to disabuse me of that impression. First, the color is alarmingly dark in the jar, but it was actually acceptable on my fair to light skin. I don't know if there is a defect in the jar that was sent to me, but the plastic cover that I would normally discard has to be on top of the jar in order for the cap to close. Otherwise, it is too large--it keeps turning and turning but doesn't tighten. But like the other negative reviews noted, I find that this accentuates dry areas, and pores, and doesn't really do what you would expect foundation to do--even out the skin tone, camouflage imperfections, etc., especially for the $50 price tag. Big disappointment.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
This foundation is incredible! I bought it online without having ever tested it (never even heard of Erno Laszlo before now anyway) in the lightest shade, Porcelain. It does look quite dark in the tub, but melts into my fair skin wonderfully, and really does make your complexion look flawless. I've never found a foundation that glides on so airily- i tend to apply with my fingers, and a little dot on my cheek somehow manages to extend SO FAR! it's incredibly pigmented, feels like you're applying a second skin. For the first 2 weeks i just used the foundation stuck to the lid of the pot before i even had to touch the pot itself. This will truly last you for a long time, and while a little pricey, is 100% worth the money. My holy grail foundation for sure. :)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I bought Erno Laszlo Absolute Finish Mousse Foundation just few days ago and I must say that this is the best foundation ever! It´s pricey, but the effect is unbelievable. I have some breakouts and pores but after using it my skin looks flawless and beautyful, not like a mask. I am disspointed that I cant buy Erno Laszlo´s products in my country, but i found them on Amazon so now I can purchase more :) I recommend it!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I bought this in bisque because of the great reviews. The color is an orange mess on me. It settled in all my fine lines and made my skin look dry even though my skin is NOT dry.
Off to swap land for this one.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
this is the best make up that i ever used for a natural looking foundation and i used a lot and theres quite a few good ones but none ever as perfect as this for a natural looking foundation as long as i moisturize or use an illuminating primer and you just have to use very few and it should last and it doesn't break me out it has the fewest ingredient list i ever seen and it blends great with my fingers and sonia kashuk flat top kubuki.it is more like medium airbrushed with the kabuki brush and fuller but still natural with fingers. If you thing its to heavy or feels to heavy or doesn't spread well, try using less or using a primer that works well with on your skin type and how the makeup is with your skin also another thing you might need to do is exfoliate or moisturize i thing it can be the perfect foundation for anyone as long as you do use it correctly.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I will certainly buy this product again. I found out about it (I mean who talks about Erno Laszlo lately? it's so hard to find anywhere) by reading MUA, there's a little column now on the far right hand side of the page where it shows the top-recommended foundations. Curious, I ordered a jar sight-unseen from eBay and was lucky enough to have picked my absolute perfect skin color, Bisque, which is the second-lightest shade. It's a mousse-like texture and looks rather dark in the jar, but when you spread it on your face, and I use a sponge wedge, it simply GLOWS! I had my eyebrows done yesterday while wearing this foundation, and my eyebrow lady, who is also a makeup artist, raved about how great my skin looked and wanted to know what I was using. For reference, I am about a Mac NW20, very neutral skin, usually use the lightest- or second-lightest shades in foundation because I HATE to add color to my complexion and would rather err on the side of too light and use a big of contour and blush than too dark/orange. This foundation absolutely glows and melts into your skin and I find it comparable in quality to La Prairie, and my second favorite that I own, next to Aveda Inner Light Dual foundation. Try this stuff, you won't be disappointed!!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Tan, Neutral Hair: Black, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I have very oily acne prone, sensitive with seborreheic dermatitis. This is definitely a great foundation, I got in Tan, it is unbeliveable a perfect match! (Mac NC42) the texture is like mousse and it goes on very light, i couldnt feel it at all. it covers well. its buildable as well. it did not cause me to break out, as most foundations do.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Grey
This is a really nice foundation -- very pigmented and I like the short ingredient list. I also like that it contains a BHA. You get a lot of product in the tub, especially considering how pigmented it is. I would buy again, but I don't see needing to for a while because one tub will last forever. I don't use the same foundation every day, but if I used this every day I would see it still lasting for many months. There are a few things I would change about it, so I took a lipstick off. One, I wish the palest shade was paler. It's a little too dark for me, but because it's pigmented, I blend it in over my zinc oxide-based sunscreen, and it works really well. And I wish it provided more moisture. It's quite matte. I like it better when I use a moisturizing primer underneath. But all in all, this is a really nice foundation I'm impressed with it and will keep using it. If I don't think I'm pulling off the color (I really do wish Porcelain was more porcelain than it is), I may end up offering it for swap, but it will only be because the shade isn't perfect for NW10 me because I really do like the formula. If you can find a shade that works for you and you like cream/mousse foundations, you should love this one. This is what I hoped the L'Oreal Magic Souffle would at least be a little like.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Black, Straight Eyes: Other
I had to update my review because although I was not entirely happy with the color match (Sand), I found it a tad bit grey but a close match . For reference I am Dior 021 Linen and I mix Shu's 974 and 964. (I look best in yellow toned foundations) I stopped using this and was liking diorlift for a while in the winter months because it seemed moisturize my winter skin well and I though it was good coverage,This one when used by itself can make your skin appear dry , but I mix it with my Shu Face architect cream and I must say I am very happy. The coverage is about as full as any foundation I have tried without looking like a mask. It sets after a while making it very long lasting and my skin has been looking very flawless since !
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
This is my new HG foundation. It is head and shoulders above anything else I've used. This stuff is just in a completely different league, and worth what you pay if you want to splurge on something really nice for yourself. This is a whipped foundation which looks really dark in the tub. You don't need much - it spreads easily and melts into your skin, creating a "perfect", poreless, glowing look, with a multi-spectrum sunscreen. This makeup feels completely lightweight - I can't feel it at all when it's on. I am in love with this stuff and I will absolutely buy it again. Make sure to have a Laszlo rep help you match your color, because the colors look deceiving when they are in the pot. I'm not crazy about having to dip my finger into the jar every time, but I make sure that my fingers are clean, and it's probably okay. The product comes with a spatula to lift out the product, which works well enough until you lose it :) I just like the control of using my fingers. Try this!!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I so wanted to like this, but for me it does not work mainly because it emphasizes any flakes I may have. I have oily skin in the summer, but due to the harsh winters where I live, my skin can dry out in the winter which means flaky skin in places. This foundation emphasizes flakes I did not even know I had. Other than that I really loved the coverage, application, and consistency of this foundation so if flakes are not an issue for you then this would be a good one to try. For me, I guess I will keep looking for a good winter foundation.....
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This is my first review so Im so excited first of all but even more so to say ive tried SOOOO many expensive foundations, and ive FINALLY found one Im completely satisfied with. This is so great. Laszlo doesnt get enough press for there product and where I live they might start to phase it out. I hope not. No one buys it here at my Dillards store and my Macys doesnt sell it anymore. Please give it a try you wont regret it. If you dont like, return. Since finding Shiseido I havent looked back. This is perfect for my acne prone sensitive skin. Love it Jan. 22nd 2010
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
For reference: dry, sensitive, pale NW10 Rosacean skin. I bought this foundation in the lightest shade #901 Porcelain for half retail price along with the Duo-Phase Pressed Powder for Extremely Dry to Slightly Dry Skin. This is a very unique, strange foundation. It looks like mousse (frosting) and it feels like mousse. Very, very light-weight and airy yet very pigmented. It comes in a ridiculous small jar (.15g/0.53OZ) with a little plastic spoon. Very short ingredients list with ingredients like Emu Oil (!) and Salicylic Acid; no added fragrance but the foundation has a slight, kinda weird smell. It contains SPF15. I apply with my fingers, placing little dots all over my face and then blend in. The coverage is moderate and it leaves a matte finish. It has a tendency to cling on to dry patches so exfoliating prior to using this foundation is a must IMO. I set it with the EL Duo-Phase Pressed Powder in #Translucent Light. #Porcelain is a decent match to my cool- to neutraltoned pale skin, although a tad on the pink side. I prefer a slightly yellowtoned foundation to even out my ruddy cheeks. So far I didn't experience any breakouts or irritations but I'll update later on. Overall nice, but expensive foundation. I'm not sure yet whether or not I would repurchase. Update: I don't think I like this foundation that much after all. It looks too matte and does flake a bit; I guess my skin is just too dry. *Pics in My Profile* *PPP Foundations List on My Notepad*
Active ingredients: ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate. Ingredients: cyclomethicone, tribehenin, dimethicone crosspolymer, tocopheryl acetate, emu oil, dimethicone, ascorbic acid, salicylic acid, isopropyl paraben, isobutylparaben, butylparaben. May contain: titanium dioxide, iron oxides, mica.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I love this product. Texture is a light airy mousse and it looks quite a bit darker in the jar than when on the face. Coverage is medium sheer with first application but very buildable. Goes on completely matte and I thought it would be too dry for my skin, but 6 hours later, my usually shiny but dry skin looked like I had just done my makeup and looked fresh and flawless. I do set all my makeup with loose powder, but will immediately buy this foundation and try the E.L. loose powder as well. I have also tried their undereye concealer and it is awesome. Will review separately. This is not like any foundation I have ever used, and there have been plenty. It's texture is unusual, its performance is amazing. HIghly recommend.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I really wanted to love this stuff after reading the reviews on MUA, but after purchasing one in Bisque, I quickly put it up for swap. The one good thing is that the shade was a great match. The cons are that it settled into all my fine lines and pores, made my oily skin look really dry, and unless I stood feet away from the mirror, it made my skin look horrible. Maybe I just got a bad batch or something, but I will definitely not be buying this again. I had such high hopes :(
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Green
Best foundation I have tried yet (and I have tried a lot, working in cosmetics for 4 years.) Great coverage with sacrificing glow or lucidity, doesn't get oily (however, I do set with a sheer powder) and I don't break out (with is a feat for me, because usually everything does). Great stuff. Highly recommend. I use porcelain, and I am a NC10-15, Becca Porcelain, Bobbi Alabaster.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
HG- have used EVERYTHING, Chanel, Estee, etc... powders and liquids. This is one step ALL DAY wonderful. I am NC30-35, dry dry skin, i do self tan my face 1x/week. The color choice isnt great, but i wear Beige and it is fine, no need to set with powder, i use it all over, eyelids and under eyes too. One step and i am done!!! and it stays. I am also in the midst of the Obagi regimen and have mild breakouts and peeling because of it, this stuff doesnt accentuate any of that the way other make up would. Highly recommend.
UPDATE July 2008, even though my skin is dry, in the summer months this makeup doesnt keep my t-zone dry - an issue i hadnt had since highschool, also, a little tired of the color even though it is darker and i am darker - it being summer and all. I am once again on the quest for the HG foundation.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
This is The best foundation i ever tried!!! It's light, the color looks very natural, and not cousin brake outs, and a little goes a long-long way. =) I tried a lot of different foundations from maybellene to Cle de Peau...and Absolute Finish is my favorite beauty product. Thank you Erno Laszlo.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I got this in porcelain off ebay (for about half the retail price!) and it looks lovely. Since it is a fairly heavy foundation, I like to mix it it a bit of sunscreen or moisturizer, and apply it with my fingers. It gives me great coverage without being too heavy. I have a soft glow when I wear this foundation, especially after the first few hours of application. I'm very pleased :)