Almay • TLC Truly Lasting Color • Foundations
|Would buy this product again.||68%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Finally! A drugstore foundation that has lighthetrue yellow undertones!!!! I used Revlon colorstay for the longest time, and while I loved the lasting power and coverage, the color match was poor. Sand beige in Revlon was always too pink and i needed to blend down my neck and use a more yellow powder on top to make the foundation look not like a mask. Almay TLC in buff is my new love! The color match is perfect for my light/medium nc20-25 skin with yellow undertones. The coverage of this foundation is not as heavy as that of color stay, but since I mainly need to cover the redness on my cheeks and around my nose, TLC does that pretty well. The lasting power is pretty great too, I can wear this from 7am to 7pm without it separating or creasing around my mouth. The only con I can think of is that the texture of this foundation is kind of sticky at first, but the stickyness does go away once it completely dries.
Overall, I love this foundation sooooo much more than Revlon colorstay. Although the shade selection is limited, if you can find a color match, definitely give this a try.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
Love this foundation so much, I always come back to it! Very well priced too! I used to use $80-$100 foundations and this is better! It stays in place and the colour selection seems pretty good, I have pale to medium skin with a pinkish undertone and it's nice it's not too yellowy!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
I keep trying other foundations but keep coming back to this one. It lasts wonderfully well and does not irritate my quite sensitive skin. I do find that it applies best with fingers, I smooth it on and then kind of "pat" it in (I learned that from Mary Greenwell video on YouTube). This means that my lovely brushes don't get used for it but I suppose I shouldn't complain about that! I do have to apply it soon after moisturising, and make sure that my skin is really well moisturised, otherwise it will "grab" to the drier spots and look terrible. And I go easy with the powder - a light dusting on the T-zone only. Once I have it on, it looks great and lasts all day. I really think it's excellent value for money.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I LOVE this foundation, and I'll use it in the winter when the humidity goes down. It is so smooth in its application, no weird smell. I have cystic nodular acne breakouts once a month and this provides natural looking coverage with the added benefit that it's water resistant, sweat proof, and has a ton of natural ingredients like green tea extract, kelp extract, lemon peel extract, etc. Most importantly, if you compare the ingredients (the top 4) to the ingredients of high-end products like Make Up Forever Foundations, this is A MATCH. HOLY GRAIL!!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
My skin is quite fair, combination, sensitive, and I have rosacea. I love the coverage and finish of this product. It has truly lasted all day and didn't cause any skin irritation. I wear the "naked" shade, which blended perfectly with my Samantha Chapman stippling brush. I didn't feel the need to powder my forehead once while wearing this. I typically wear much more expensive foundations due to my sensitive skin, but this is just as nice as my high end products.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I loooove this foundation. It works perfect for my oily skin in the Miami heat and humidity. Unfortunately the color I use (Honey) is rarely in stock. I can wear this all day and it doesn't cake or get super oily.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I really love this foundation! I have dry, fair-medium NC30 asian skin. The shade Sand has a good amount of yellow in it so it matches me pretty well. These days its getting harder and harder to find Sand in the stores I go - I really hope its not getting discontinued!! This foundation has great staying power! I put it on at 7am and it lasts until I wash my face at 11pm. It sets pretty fast so I have to apply it quickly. I was using Revlon Photoready in 04 for awhile but was looking for something better. Well I found my HG foundation right here!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
5/3/2014 - I like this more then ever now since it *does not* settle into, or emphasize my marionette lines (I'll be 47 in 5 days) - this is huge for me. I recently tried L'Oreal Serum Absolute as well as Clinique Even Better and holy cow - those two (CG Aquasmooth as well) show every little line - not good lol! Yet another reason I love this stuff.
12/8/2013 - Just opened bottle #3. Still working well - my skin has never looked better.
8/22/2013 - I have gone through an entire bottle of this new formula and am on my second. I'm still loving it. No acne or irritation - it's my new HG foundation.
This was recently reformulated like everything that once had labeled SPF due to a change in the FDA regulations in the USA. The new formula no longer contains titanium dioxide or zinc oxide as "active ingredients" so there is no longer any "sun protection factor - SPF" or viable sunscreen in this. The original ingredients can be seen above in the "ingredients section". I will include the new ones not only here in my review, but also above for comparison.
I really like this foundation for a number of reasons that I'll list here.
1. Ivory matches my nw10/15 skin perfectly.
2. It lasts all day on my oily skin (with primer, set with oil-controlling powder, and I use blotting papers as needed).
3. It doesn't irritate my extremely sensitive skin despite the botanicals it contains.
4. With one pump the coverage is light/sheer IMO. It can be built up easily in areas that need it though. After applied, it barely evens my skintone & I can still see old acne discoloration as well as freckles so in no way would I say this is medium or full coverage. This new formula is not as heavy or thick as the old was either.
5. It does not sink into or emphasize my pores
6. This should probably be #1 - it does not cause my very acne-prone skin to break out.
7. It does NOT emphasize or settle into my fine lines like almost all other foundations do.
New ingredients - hand typed from my new bottle: Aqua (water, EAU), cyclopentasiloxane, dimethicone, trimethylsiloxysilicate, cyclohexasiloxane, butylene glycol,talc, boron nitride, HDI/trimethylol hexllactone crosspolymer, nylon-12, PEG/PPG -18/18, dimethicone, cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 dimethicone, phenyl trimethicone, sodium chloride, trisiloxane, hydrolyzed rice protein, prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond seed extract), laminara japonica extract, nerreocystis leutkeana extract, macrocystis pyrifera extract, saccharomyces/magnesium ferment, saccharomyces/potassium ferment, trihydroxystearin, lactobacillus/lemon peel ferment extract, camellia sinesis leaf (green tea) extract, aspalathus linearis leaf extract, aloe barbadensis leaf extract, tocepherol acetate, sodium ascorbyl phophate, methicone, tribehenin, hydrogenated lecithin, triethoxycaprylysilane, alumina, silica, hydrolyzed glycolsaminogkycans, sodium hyaluronate, sorbitan sesquioleate, palmitoyl, hydroxypropyltrimonium amylopectin/glycerin crosspolymer, sorbitol, tetrasodium EDTA, phenoxyethanol, methylparaben, ethylparaben, propylparaben, May contain/ +/- titanion dioxide (ci 77891), iron oxides (ci 77491, 77492, 77499) zinc oxide (ci77947), 22757
Link to it's ingredient breakdown on cos/DNA - http://www.cosdna.com/eng/cosmetic_33cd113407.html
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I bought this on recommendation from mua and love it. I was using revlon photoready but found it breaking me out and accentuating my non existent dry skin and going patchy. I love this tlc make up, it's much better and i am seriously impressed. Good medium coverage with great colour match and amazing staying power. Feels light on my skin not oily or tight and doesn't feel like its sitting on top of it. I work in a hospital so very dry air. This lasted all day and looked the same as the start of the day. Pump bottle is good. I thought looked better with cream blush than powder as the powder seemed to get absorbed in. I wood definitely repurchase
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I love this!!! I have oily acne prone skin and this is the only foundation I've found that doesn't break me out and it doesn't look cakey or dry. It is a bit hard to remove with just washing your face alone so I'd recommend removing your makeup and then washing your face. Will be buying again!!