Paula Dorf • Moisture Foundation Oil Free • Foundations
|Would buy this product again.||62%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This is very lovely liquid foundation that performs very well, but I do think it is a bit over priced for the simplicity of ingredients which is why I am glad I got it half off on sale at Ulta last summer. My color is Sand and the finish is smooth, slightly dewey and very skin like unless you really cake it on. It worked very well for me in the summer since I am in Texas. I would set it with Aromaleigh's porecelaine oil control powder and that would make the foundation last nearly all day. The formula contains kaolin too and I think that also helps to control oil. I am not oily at all but in the summer, I do sometimes get a bit of shine on my nose. It easy to blot with a tissue and that doesnt mess up your foundation. Since I have sensitive skin, the minimal ingredients in here are great although some people prone to breakouts might not like the isopropyl myristate. Overall, its a great foundation but I'm not sure I would buy again because I was desperately searching for a natural, organic foundation without parabens and I finally found one called Earth's Beauty Revitalizing Cream foundation. Plus, now that I am pregnant, its more important than ever for me to avoid as many chemicals as possible. So if you're just in the hunt for a good liquid foundation that performs well and suits sensitive skin than this is a pretty good buy.
INGREDIENTS: water, titanium dioxide, propylene glycol, monostearate, bentonite, isopropyl myristate, stearic acid, kaolin, octyl methoxy cinnamate, t.e.a., glyceral monostearate, sodium carboxymethylcellulose, methyl paraben, may contain: iron oxides.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Really was hoping to like this product. The color match was perfect! But the consistency was so sticky! it make me look very greasy, settled in all my lines and on my nose and chin only after about 1 hour of wearing it. SO disappointed.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Grey
I picked this up at Ulta after reading some great reviews on this foundation. I had really high hopes and I really wanted to like this foundation, but it was terrible. It was not very pigmented, it had very light coverage, it didn't set, it highlighted the peach fuzz on my face, and it looked greasy (even on my rather dry skin). I ended up washing it off and putting on my usual foundation, Maybelline Superstay, which completely out performed the Paula Dorf foundation. Funny thing is Superstay is 9 dollars and this foundation is 43 dollars. The one good thing I can say about it is that it does come in a good variety of colors and although the quality was not good, I did find a perfect color.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Paula Dorf Liquid Foundation comes in a 1 FL. OZ. clear glass container with a plastic wand applicator. It is an oil-free liquid foundation, which is fragrance free and hypo-allergenic. My complexion was matched with "SAND" at the store and when I went home to use the product, under different lighting, it still matched 100 percent. Every time I have gone out wearing this foundation people can't believe I am wearing makeup, which is a huge testiment to this product. The salesgirl used a brush to apply a heavy layer of foundation after matching my complexion and even though I don't use this product for all over heavy coverage it didn't feel cakey or heavy it just felt like I had put on a light moisturizer. I use my fingers to cover my eyes, forehead, nose & chin and I love that it allows you to build coverage. I need extra coverage for my forehead so after I pat on the first layer I let that dry for 10 seconds and apply my last layer which covers any existing redness. It does leave your skin looking a little shiny but brush on some powder and it is an easy fix. I put it to my final test and after wearing this for 6 hours straight and running around a bit my makeup held up nicely, I just had to apply a little powder and I was out the door. This has been my most expensive purchase thus far and I have to say at $48 it was well worth it, a little dab of this foundation goes a long way and no breakouts.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I didn't care for the packaging or the coverage. It was difficult to spread and it looked cakey. It accentuated peach fuss and sat in lines on my face. Limited color choices, also. I returned it to Ulta. Still on the search for my HG foundation.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
A gal at Pure Beauty recommended this product to me since the J.I. foundation i was using was to glowy for my oily skin. They were having a massive sale on Paula Dorf products since they were no longer going to be selling that line in their stores so I purchased the foundation for $20 bucks in Sand. I have been using the foundation for a few months now and while it doesn't irritate my skin, it fails to provide the coverage i need since I suffer from hyperpigmentation from previous acne scarring. I work your typical 8 hr day and by the time I come home, it has worn off. (product probably better suits someone who doesn't have oily skin). I keep going back and forth w/ applying the product w/ a foundation brush or my fingers and still can't decide which is best. I am still on the prowl for my HG foundation. Decent product but not worth $40.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this foundation. Why? My skin is uber sensitive and it does not cause any breakouts!! Coverage: I have uneven skin and it covers great without feeling like plaster. It's a buildable coverage, too. I was taught a trick to apply it with a kabuki brush and it leaves a nice air brush finish and feels light and airy on. Ingredients: there are so few and it is water based and oil-free, another reason I love it.
Cons: It's a little pricy, but hey I am willing to splurge on a product if I know it's going to work for me then try and go the cheaper route and end up with a ton of foundations that don't. I reccomend it to anyone with sensitive skin. It's been great to me. I will keep buying it. The whole wand attatched to the cap thing is a little weird but I just apply the foundation to the back of my hand then apply with a brush.
Color....does get a little darker, too! I was matched and it was perfect then when I used it at home, I started to notice it was a little darker, so I have to use a powder that is a shade to light to balance it out. Ah well, the PROS far outweigh the cons for me, so I'm willing to do a little mixing. Thank you Paula Dorf!
***I am definately buying again.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry Hair: Silver Eyes: Green
I have Rosacea and therefore need to wear foundation. I also have very sensitive skin and have a difficult time finding a foundation that doesn't irritate me (the one I've used for years has, of course, been discontinued).
I had very high hopes for the Paula Dorf Oil Free Foundation mainly for the small amount of ingredients and that non of them are aggravating for Rosacea.
Unfortunately I wasn't able to actually wear it even for a day! I got stopped in the middle of trying to apply it. Though is isn't a thick liquid, it didn't spread at all when putting it on. It just sat there and didn't blend and the result was awful. I just could not get any type of natural coverage. A lot only went a little way...I don't think one bottle would last long at all even if it actually looked good. What I had on my face settled into wrinkles, looked cakey and masky, and felt tight.
I ended up wiping it off and using a different foundation.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
With the correct primer (just found Genie Instant Line Smoother) this foundation in Parchment is nearly perfect for my acne prone combo pale skin. Even without primer it does not cake, does not settle in to my huge pores and keeps me from getting too oily. I truly do not need to touch up during the day after setting this with Mac Prep and Prime powder first thing in the morning. My skin absolutely glows and I never fail to get compliments on my "gorgeous skin" when I've got this on. Also, I find I do not need concealer for the tiny blue/black veins under my eyes - this does the trick. The only Cons I can find are that the color is slightly more yellow than my NW15 skin but it really helps w/ dark circles and any redness I may have so I'm willing to deal.
Also, I don't really understand the stick on the cap - am I supposed to stir? Or use this to apply the product? Anyone know?
Plus, my local ULTA is almost always sold out of this when I need it most. Actually, they RARELY have what I want in stock and it can take a month or more for them to re-stock. Unbelievable. Thinking of emailing the ULTA mother ship to complain about the Burbank store.
If you're still searching for your HG foundation, you should give this a try!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I am in disbelief that I finally found a foundation I like. I am 46 and my skin used to be oily but has definitely become dryer with age and am dealing with wrinkles. My old foundaton are now too drying, even revlon colorstay for dry skin was too drying, this foundation is perfect for mature skin. I LOVE IT. It gives my skin hydration and a dewy look without being too oily. I am surprised that this is recommended for oily skin because I think in my younger days I would have found this too oily. It has excellent coverage, I would say equivalent with the colorstay. For you maturing ladies who can't find a good foundation give this a try.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I have been wearing YSL Matte Foundation UNTIL I found out that they test on animals!!!!!!!!!!!
I was on a quest for cruelty free foundation...I found it in this. Paula Dorf Oil Free Foundation in Parchment.
I have super oily skin (like a teenager) and this is the only foundation that works for me. It looks just like my skin (only better) A perfect match for my yellow undertones.
I love this and want to share with everyone---please buy cruelty-free products!! Paula Dorf is cruelty-free.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This sounded promising. No bismuth, no silicone, water-based....felt pretty decent going on. But the finish ending up feeling heavy and looked cakey with powder on it. My skin is oily so after a couple of blots and powder application it looked terrible. I agree with the other reviewer who said it had a greyish cast...it just makes you look gross and oily. Marched it right back to Ulta.........
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
This is my favorite liquid foundation ever! What I love is that it "builds" beautifully - meaning it easily goes from sheer coverage to full coverage (and everything in between) while still looking natural. This makes it very versatile; I like knowing that if I need a little extra coverage somedays I can easily get it. My skin tends to be a bit "schizophrenic" (oily sometimes, dry others) and this foundation works no matter what my skin decides to do that day. That said, I don't think it would work well with extremely dry skin. I usually apply it with my fingers but it works well with a makeup brush.
Bottom line: Works well with many skin types, buildable coverage, blends well, highly recommended.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I had never tried any Paula Dorf products before I bought this, but it was on sale at Sephora so I decided to give it a try.It was such a disappointment - it didn't give enough coverage, yet felt and looked extremely heavy and cakey.It also had a grayish cast to it and smelled weird.Couldn't wait to get it off my face!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Blue
The only reason I even bothered to check this out was because of the pushy sales guy at Sephora. So I tried it, and I admit that I was impressed by what came out of the test bottle. But the stuff I took home was a completely different story. After the third use, the cap broke off in my hands in an attempt to open it. I never carry foundation in my bag, so this bottle had encountered no abuse -- the cap is just cheap and crappy plastic.
The tester at Sephora was nice and smooth, set quickly and had good coverage. It seems I got a bad batch, because bottle of foundation I opened at home was gritty. Before the cap broke, shaking helped somewhat, but since I am no longer able to shake it, it has turned into this horrid mass of chalky bits. I cannot wait to return it. My face is orange with small chunks of whitish material on it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Black Eyes: Hazel
This is a nice lightweight foundation. I liked the color choices, I felt like the color that the SA picked for me matched perfectly. I don't like that it's designed so you're supposed to use a foundation brush. Overall I feel it's a decent foundation, but probably not worth the money-it's a little pricey.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I really like this foundation a lot. I do agree that the name "moisture, and oil-free" tends to be confusing, but it actually is both. I have acne prone and oily/combo skin that is pushing thirty, so this formula has proved lovely for me. I personally love the stick inside the foundation. I just use it to put foundation on my hand and then apply my make up with either my brush or fingertips. I find fingertips works a little better for me. Just a note, I would say this foundation gets a fair amount darker when it dries so careful with the colors. I think she has a great neutral color selection, with some excelent yellow based options. I bought bisque and this seems great for my light to medium winter skin. So overall, good color, good formula, good wearability (no peeling, oil, transfer...). I wish this makeup had more fans so I could be certain it would be around forever!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Black Eyes: Black
This is as close to a HG foundation as I will probably get. "Parchment" is a perfect match for my skin. I use it sparingly and blend well. For me it goes on better with my fingers than the foundation brush. It hasn't caused break-outs or dry patches.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This foundation is perfect year round! Its so light weight yet provides a great coverage that blends perfectly into the skin. Works the best when using her Foundation Brush which by the way is amazing too! I love how there is a dip stick built into the cap to clean off with your Foundation Brush making it even easier to apply. I have been using the Bisque color for 4 years now and I refuse to use anything else. I even turned my friend on to it. Its fragrance-free which makes it great for people with sensitivities. It has the best formula that is creamy and moisturizing but absorbs effortlessly.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Fine Eyes: Brown
I soooo wanted to love this foundation! My best friend wears it and it looks great on her but it did nothing for me. I mainly wear foundation just to even out my skin tone and it didn't help at all. It was like I was wearing nothing which is NOT the look I'm going for! Drats!