Almay • TLC Truly Lasting Color • Foundations
|Would buy this product again.||69%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Other
This is a great foundation for my combination/ oily skin. looks natural, blends in well, give me medium to full coverage, and most important of all it last well. Its so hard for me to find foundations that last on my oily T-Zone, and this does!
I have this in the shade Ivory and i matches me perfectly.
The pump packaging is perfect, easy to use and clean.
i usually apply this with my fingers.
I think would be a great foundation for most skin types.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Black
I've been using Almay's transfer-resistant foundation for over 6 years now (It used to be called Amazing Lasting). It lasts 2-4 hours on my super oily nose, but closer to 10 hours on my less oily cheeks. Which is 50% longer than a non-transfer resistant foundation. It's impervious to water - the only thing that will get it off is oil (I use a Japanese oil cleanser first, and then a regular cleanser). The color range is neutral (Buff, the 2nd lightest shade, is a great match), and the texture is smooth. I put a nickel+dime-size glob on my finger and smooth it over red areas (I don't rub in too much) and it covers very well. Other places, like my forehead, which doesn't need a lot of coverage, I put on a thin layer and rub it in. I find it impossible to build coverage - I have to start off with the level of coverage I want. This takes some practice, and you have to work quickly (it dries within 20 seconds) but it well worth it. If I need to cover spots, I take a lip brush and use the TLC concealer (which is a GREAT concealer). The foundation will accentuate ANY flaky/dry spots, so exfoliate well and moisturize if you need. I'm not joking - it will look awful over any area that's even slightly dry. The finish is matte, a bit powdery - so don't expect a glowy finish (my glowy finish comes when my natural oils start to seep through). I've used Revlon Colorstay, which has a much thicker texture and the colors are a lot more yellow/orange. Estee Lauder is too pink. Almay is the best of the lot.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Curly Eyes: Green
The colors of this foundation are all nicely blended neutal tones...no pink or strange peaches in the bunch. But that is where the positive points of this foundation ends. It is thick but still does not give good coverage. It feels heavy on the skin and looks chalky. I have oily skin but this was too drying. It left my face scaly and red. By the end of the day it had separated and looked blotchy, even after using a primer and setting it with powder.
I can't think of any skin type that would be a good fit for this foundation.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
No matter what kind of foundation I try from Nordstrom, Sephora, the internet or NM, I always come back to this one. It has great pale ivory with pinkish undertones. Stays on all day, covers well, does not leave me dry or oily - just a pretty and fresh finish. And I alway get complements when I wear it - that my skin looks fresh. Does better than the $50 - $75 foundations I have tried recently. I have very sensative acne prone skin and this producet works great - no issues at all. I keep several bottles on hand as I am afraid they will discontinue it and that would make me very unhappy.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
So this is the first day I've worn this makeup and I have to say I'm pretty impressed...which is saying something! I've been trying to find a foundation that stays on through my crazy days at work (I work in a grooming salon). Any other foundation I've tried rubs off or gets really flakey and makes skin look disgusting after just a few hours of work. I just came home and looked in the mirror...and omygod my makeup stayed put! I think I might be in love....
It does dry pretty quick so you have to blend quickly, and the coverage is pretty decent. I did have to put a small bit of concealer on problem areas (I have really acne prone skin) What I loved the most though was that my skin didn't feel greasy or cakey after 9hrs of wearing it, especially with my constantly rubbing dog hair off my face!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I am on the hunt to replace ELDW since EL has changed their animal testing policy. This is one of the many foundations I have sampled recently. It is pretty darn decent.
The color selection is limited. I abhore cosmetic shopping at drugstores because I can't try before I buy. I was fortunate to find a decent match. The consistancy is more like a gel mousse. It spreads and blends very well. You have more time to work with this than a lot of long wearing foundations. Another positive is this did NOT transfer like many of the others I've tried and it really does stay put. The packaging smokes all the HE foundations with no pump!!!!!!
Honestly, I would rate this a "3" overall, but I'm picky and my skin is pickier. I would prefer more coverage. I am not in love with the final texture either. It isn't as smooth and doesn't stay looking fresh all that long. If you don't need much in coverage but something that will last, this is worth a look. It is a great value! It did not break me out or feel tight and yucky like another foundation I recently gave a go. I would not repurchase this overall.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I have been using this foundation for several years. I have extremely sensitive, breakout-prone skin and this is the only foundation I've found that doesn't irritate or break my skin out. It lasts all day and there is a decent colour selection (I'm NC 15 or 20 in Mac and I have the colour "Naked"). It has a nice matte yet natural finish. I wish this product was a little bit fuller coverage, but I just use a bit more concealer , no big deal!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight Eyes: Brown
I love this foundation! this is only the 4th time I'm wearing it and I'm really impressed. Its quite hot out, about 100 degrees and this really is a long lasting foundation! Its medium coverage and doesn't look cakey at all!!! I like the revlon colorstay which also gives medium coverage and is long lasting, however i feel with that foundation, it looks cakey with just a thin layer. This foundation looks fairly natural yet still airbrushed and flawless. The shade actually matched me very well... I got the shade sand and am around an NC30-35. I paid $13.99 for this which i feel like as become a standard price for drugstore foundation now.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I'm pretty excited about this foundation. I had been using Revlon colorstay in Ivory for most of this year. I found it to be a good foundation, and it did what it was supposed to. It gave good coverage and lasting power. However I think I like this Almay better. I got it today on a whim after hearing good things about it. I liked that some of the ingredients were nourishing. I felt like the colorstay did nothing for my skin, sometimes even making it more dull. I've also tried the whipped colorstay, which made my dry skin somehow look oily, so that was a no-go as well. I'm happy to say that this felt great on my dry skin. It allowed my concealer to blend in flawlessly. It was longwearing, hydrating, and the best part was that at the end of the day, when I took my makeup off, my skin looked better than it had in months. It was more supple and just had a glow to it. I'm really hoping this stuff doesn't break me out. It's not as full coverage as colorstay, but I believe foundation is just really for evening out the skintone, not masking it, while targeting blemishes individually will create a more even looking face. If this product keeps it up, this will be my new go-to foundation. As of right now I have no cons for it. Will update soon.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Best foundation ever! It really lasts and is great for any skin type. It dries fast though so blend quickly! Its got great coverage and erases any redness! :D great foundation overall
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Other, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Blue
This foundation is amazing! I'm a teenager with minor redness and some acne spots that I like to cover up, just to feel a bit better about my skin. I'm also very fair which makes any kind of color change to my skin very visible (redness, pigmentation, acne marks, reactions, even itching my face can turn it red) so I've been on the hunt for a foundation that would help me cover up those kinds of things, but not make my face feel heavy and gross. I also wanted something that would last and wouldn't sweat off my face in the humidity as I can be really sweaty and gross in summer. Blech!
This is it. I'm telling you, if you want something that will last and make you confident in your skin, this is it. I love the fact that this product has a pump, so it helps with cleanliness of the product inside and such. It also helps ensure that you'll get the right amount every time you apply. The coverage is light to medium I would say, but is easily buildable without caking up. I usually set it lightly in my T-zone because that's where I get the most oil and sheen. The other spots on my face, I don't even bother setting. This stuff never melts. I asked my mom on a particularly hot day if I looked oily, and her response every time was that it looked gorgeous and natural. The finish is brilliant, definitely natural looking and beautiful. And who could be mad about the price? While it may be a bit pricey for drugstore (you be the judge. I've honestly never bought a drugstore liquid foundation), I'd say the quality you get inside the bottle and how amazing the actual makeup is, it's worth every penny. Besides, it's definitely better than paying $20+ for a foundation, I would say.
The only downside would be the color selection. It's very limited so you may have to mix and match if you have an in-between shade, which kind of sucks, to be frank. I was lucky to find that the lightest shade (of course -__- yay for being pale!) matched perfectly and looked brilliant on my skin. I should also mention that this foundation hasn't made me break out and that's amazing because my skin can be temperamental as far as makeup and skincare.
I've always had a hate relationship with liquid foundations (too heavy, not long lasting enough, cakey-ness) and I've used powders for a while but was never satisfied with coverage. This drugstore foundation is an absolute God-send and I hope it also works for you. :)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is the best foundation. I have acne prone skin & am very paranoid about what I put on my face. I've never written a review anywhere. This is very high quality and superior for a drugstore foundation! Very good for sensitive skin. Blends beautifully!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This product is seriously holy grail! I have tried ALL different kinds of foundation-lancome teinte idole, estee lauder double wear and double matte, clinique truly matte, makeup forever high def and velvet matte, revlon colorstay, clarins evermatte, givenchy photo perfection, yves st laurent Teint resist, Laura Mercier oil free, and probably others I can't remember.
This foundation doesn't break me out, which is by far most important, and also stays put! It stayed on in 100 degree weather and is by far superior to any other foundation I have used. For the price and convenience of being able to buy this almost anywhere, this is an amazing product! If they discontinue, I will seriously be devasted.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
Overall this product lives out to its name, truly lasting color, i applied the makeup at around 1pm took it off at 11pm and i didn't have to apply any pressed powder to make my face look "fresh" this foundation really stayed on all day and i love that it did not make my face oily at all.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I bought this stuff because I was looking for a medium to full coverage foundation that would last ALL DAY. At first, I liked the coverage.. it brightened my skin up a lot.. & I loved how it looked. I'm just going to list the pros & cons.
*Lasts a REALLY long time. Doesn't rub off AT ALL.
*Has medium coverage but can be built up to full
*Doesn't even rub off when it's humid out and trust me it gets humid in Florida.
*Dries too quickly & I can't seem to blend it quick enough
*Smells horrible! I normally wouldn't smell my foundation but the scent it so strong you cant help but smell it when it's applied to your face.
*Made my extremely sensitive skin break out after using it for a few days :( which is a bummer because I really enjoyed the coverage of this foundation
*The price.. it's a bit too pricey for a drugstore foundation.
This is just based on MY opinion for my skin. I have very sensitive, dry to combo skin & it's so hard to find anything that doesn't irritate it! I would recommend this for someone with more oily skin that doesn't have sensitive skin or acne prone!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I really love this product. I have extremely dry sensitive skin. This product does not dry out my skin at all. It holds all of my makeup in place throughout the entire day. I also love that the product has a pump. It eliminates a lot of mess when applying. My only advice is that you buy a shade darker than you usually would.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
First off I will just say I have never ever written a review for a product but I love this one so much so I am :) Well I am a 16 year old girl. I have oily skin on forehead, nose, cheeks but it isn't overly oily, just the oily that will make my make up slip off my face and melt after about 3 hours. Anyway, I have had quite bad acne and have gotten it under control now, however I have pretty bad scars left behind :( Just the flat red acne marks.. I have tried so many foundations!! Every time I buy one there is always something wrong that I don't like about it, like: bad colours, bad coverage, doesn't stay on for long, looks quite cakey, dries out my skin (even though I have oily skin :/), or even just 'melt' and wear off very quickly but have a large patch on my cheeks still there that looks horrible. Then comes the good news... I discovered Almay TLC True Lasting Colour! The colour that I got (naked) is perfect and matches my skin tone perfectly, the coverage is pretty good ( medium-full but it doesn't cover all of my scars completely but that is understandable as they are quite bad), it actually lasts all day and looks the same as when you apply it! (Yesterday I put it on at 6am, went to school then went to work and I work in fast food as a first job so I am near a lot of heat etc. and it stayed the exact same until 11:30pm when I washed it off!) it doesn't cake at all it looks very natural and can't even notice it there, and it doesn't break me out :) I use nude my nature mineral powder over the top just for the extra coverage (that was my last foundation but looked horrible after a few hours) and it still looks very natural :)
- Lasts even longer then 16 hours for me
- Pretty good coverage
- Doesn't break me out
- Doesn't cake at all, looks natural
- Very easy to apply, it just glides on (I use my fingers) and doesn't dry too quick
- Don't need to touch up throughout the day
- Lots of other pro's I just can't think of at the moment!
- I actually haven't found any bad things about this foundation, beside not having complete coverage
Overall, I love this foundation and will continue to use it :) It st is just perfect for me :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
This foundation has been the only one that has truly lived up to its claims for me. This foundation suits my very oily skinís needs extremely well as far as the look of it on my skin, its staying power, and its coverage. This is my ultimate favorite foundation that is most long lasting on my very oily skin (I believe it would last the 16 hours it claims but Iíd rather not wear it that long to find out!).
Longevity: This is the most ultimate, long lasting foundation Iíve ever tried. It surpasses Colorstay in every way possible except coverage (will get to that). It lasts much longer while still looking more freshly applied than Colorstay. My oils break through much more slowly and overall less through TLC, so it is left looking more matte and in place for longer. Of course after about 10 hours, you can begin to feel it and oils do come through then, but compared to Colorstay which would get a mask-like feeling and shiny after about 5 hours on me, this is like heaven! This is its ultimate benefit to me. I wear this when I know I have to wear my foundation and have it look good and last for longer than ~5 hours and I KNOW it will last as long as I want it to!
Finish/Texture: Pumping this out, you immediately notice it isnít very emollient. Itís rather thick and doesnít run much. Its texture I would describe as being quite dry, almost like a hard, whipped, solid texture. It is unlike anything Iíd ever tried before so it took me a few times to get to know the application method best and make it really look best on my skin. I have found this can be hard to blend on the skin with brushes so I use the SOHO beauty sponge (Beauty Blender dupe basically) to put this on and it works best for me. Itís effortless with the sponge and blends and applies itself. If you get this and donít like it but really want to make it work, I would suggest investing in the SOHO beauty sponge (egg shaped one only though). It sets extremely quickly on the skin. In this aspect it is comparable to Colorstay. Iíd say it may even set more quickly because itís less fluid and runny but a more dry texture. This is why I really like bouncing it on with a sponge rather than spreading it around with a brush. The finish on the skin is most matte out of any other foundations I have which is a bonus for oily skins. It does not look extremely unnaturally matte, but it isnít dewey or glowy by any means.
Color: The color selection of this foundation strikes me as being somewhat similar to Colorstay but with a limited range. The two lightest colors match directly with Colorstayís two lightest colors. I believe theyíre even named the same thing. If you are 110 Ivory in Colorstay (the lightest), you are the lightest Ivory color in TLC. If you are the 150 Buff in Colorstay, you are 140 Buff in TLC. Beyond that, I donít know much about the TLC color range. 110 Ivory TLC is pink toned (like Colorstay) and 140 Buff TLC is very yellow toned (like Colorstay). 140 Buff in TLC is my perfect match and it just seems to work almost year-round for me. I think this has to do with its coverage level. I will mention I noticed the color 140 Buff being put on sales like 75% off at CVS and other drugstoresÖ so I think for some reason they are discontinuing this shade. Most Walmarts still stock the 140 Buff shade so I still have a chance to stock up, but I stumbled across this when it was 75% off at a CVS and, with another coupon, I got it for like $1.27 or something. AMAZING! However, Iíll never be able to get this shade as either all the sales have happened already and stores arenít stocking the shade or still continue to stock it at regular price.
Coverage: The most disappointing thing I first discovered with this foundation was its medium coverage. I build it up, as well, so Iíd say this can even qualify as light-medium, but not light coverage. However, after dealing with its lack of coverage and using more concealer to cover the spots and discolorations (which is what I should have been doing anyways rather than piling on foundation to cover spots), I really began to enjoy its medium coverage. Itís buildable but only up to really medium. I was used to the heavy, mask like coverage of Colorstay, so transitioning to this was odd for me at first. But after a while of not using Colorstay, my skin actually began to improve. I think the heaviness of Colorstay just taxed my skin daily and made spots appear and take a long time to go away. The lighter coverage and feel of TLC felt like it clogged it all less and therefore, overtime, I began to not need the coverage I wanted with Colorstay. TLCís coverage became enough for me, especially knowing I could fix anything with a bit of concealer while leaving the rest of my face looking good. The feel of TLC on the skin I will admit may be a bit drying at first even, but after a while the oils your face produce fix that. It feels much nicer on the skin than Colorstay ever hoped to. Iíd say I still FEEL the TLC foundation on my skin, but it isnít too bad and it certainly isnít the level of discomfort Colorstay can bring to the face. It looks freshly applied for hours and only needs some extra powdering 5 hours and beyond (on very oily skin that just wonít quit! :P).
Packaging: The pump bottle is nice although I donít care either way whether itís a pour spout or pump. Somehow my pump bottles tend to get dirtier than my pour spout typesÖ anyways. Itís very easy to get the amount you want as the opening/hole of the pump is tiny. I use about 2 pumps for my entire face as I want to build the coverage up to medium and also I use a sponge which tends to soak up a bit of the foundation. Sometimes I will use 2.5 if my cheeks are exceptionally red for some reason. The bottle isnít as bulky as some others and it quite thin and stream-lined. Overall, itís nice.
Price: This is a pricy foundation ($14-$11) but itís well worth it for its quality, lasting power, and finish! Try WalMart.
Thanks for reading! :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
So i have been looking for a new foundation for the summer time. I have really oily skin during the summer and couldn not find anything that helped. Until... I found this.
Why I have not heard of this or used it before I have NO IDEA! It helps so much with my oily skin and I rarely have to touch up, like I use to.
The only down fall is two things: the price and its not full coverage, but if you use some concealer before hand, its perfect.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
first off i have VERY oily acne prone skin... i have been trying to find the perfect foundation for my skin type... i decided to try this before i try the revlon colorstay for oily skin.....
i find it dosnt have that much coverage at all and im going through the bottle pretty fast and i havnt had it for that long (i paid $42..makeup is on the expensive side where i live which sucks :( )... as for the color... it a tiny bit too light for me but i put powder and what not over it so thats not a big deal or could just go up a shade but its a pretty good match , i got it in naked.....
i think i had high expectations for this.. but i know now this is not the coverage im looking for... no matter how much i put on its just not right and dosnt really cover much :/ it is easy to put on though... for now i wont repurchase it as i want to try some other products.. but i think overall it is a good foundation & would recommend giving it a try to see if its right for you...for now im happy using it until i find the right foundation for me. :)