Almay • TLC Truly Lasting Color • Foundations
|Would buy this product again.||68%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
There are several reasons as to why I don't like this foundation:
1. Although people have mentioned that it was a medium coverage foundation, I didn't find this to be true. While it did offer some coverage, it wasn't consistent. It only managed to cover up redness on the top of my nose, but not the sides. In the end, my nose just looked pink. However, with regular discoloration, it covered pretty well.
2. This foundation is super thick and really hard to blend because it sets too quickly before it gets absorbed into the skin. This results in a really cakey, powdery finish because I could still see the foundation sitting on top of my skin. I tried using a damp sponge, kabuki brush, and a foundation brush. None of those methods worked well, so I ended up applying it with my fingers.
3. I have relatively normal skin, but my nose may get slightly shiny throughout the day and my cheeks tend to be a little drier, therefore, I prefer foundations that give me a dewy finish or even semi-matte. This foundation made my face look so flat. If you have combination/oily skin, I think this would be better suited for you, but dry skin people: stay away.
4. I applied this foundation (with primer) at 8 am and by 2 pm, what little coverage I had on my nose completely separated. My nose never gets shiny enough for me to touch up, but with this foundation, my nose was shiny and red after only 6 hours.
5. The scent of this foundation reminded me of rubber and glue. I would have easily overlooked this con if the foundation itself performed to my expectations.
6. For a drugstore foundation, this was pretty expensive. I would have paid $12.49 at CVS if it wasn't on sale. It was 40% off, so I only paid around $8, but definitely check out other drugstores and maybe even Target or Walmart for better prices.
I do like the packaging and the color surprisingly matched my skin (I am Asian NC20 and bought the color Buff), but overall, this foundation didn't work out for me. I have since returned it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Hazel
HG foundation by far! (I use this foundation in the shade "Buff".) Pros: oil-free, has SPF, has antioxidants in the formula, not greasy, but also not drying, never breaks me out over the six years that I have been using this product (I could sleep in this foundation and I wouldn't break out). I love the packaging and this product lasts me SUCH a long time. I probably repurchase like once a year. (I could probably go even longer than that! I don't think I've ever used a full bottle of this stuff up.)
The ONLY con about this product is that it has some SPF in it, which can sometimes show up as ghastly white in flash-photography-- but you can easily fix that problem by wearing a little powder or bronzer that doesn't have any SPF in it over the foundation. I suppose another minor con is that the majority of these foundations are more pink-toned than olive-toned or yellow-toned. However, Buff has a lot of yellow pigment in it and works beautifully for me, so I really have nothing to complain about. Bottom line, this product is amazing and I will continue to repurchase.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
Finally I have found my HG drugstore foundation!!!! I used to use Clinique Moisture Sheer Tint, but they reformulated it and turned it into something that is so greasy and just sits on top of my face, so then began my search for a new TM or foundation that looked natural, felt comfortable (very important!), and lasted on my oily skin. This foundation does all of that. Now I just hope that now that I have found it they don't discontinue or change it!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This is my HG drugstore foundation. Ive had and repurchased this about three times in two years. Most drug store foundations break me out horribly, but this doesnt.
I have very oily skin and I get dry patches here and there. This foundation helps control my oil and is very truly ling lasting. It has a pump which is amazing, and the cinsistency is not too thick and not too runny.
It is buildable to a medium to full coverage but I like to sheer it out just to even out my skin tone and wear concealer over it.
Very natural finish.
I apply with my real techniques expert face brush for a seemless application. I find that any other dense brushes do its job. I have also tried with my fingers, and i liked it too.But I do find that it sometimes clings onto my dry patches. So it is very importannt to exfoliate and moisturize well before applicayion (well you should, for all foundations).
Just love love love this for the price. Evn though I dont use It everyday, its good to have a cheap and good back up foundation for the days where i dont want to look like i put too much makeup on.
Will repurchase foreverrrrrr
Oh, and I use the color 140buff, which is a perfect color for my yellow toned NC15-20
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
Although I wasn't expecting much from this foundation, I have to say I am quite impressed. First, I don't typically go for liquid foundations (they usually oxidize and then dissolve into an oily mess on my skin) and I typically haven't been impressed by drugstore foundations. But, this is a solid product. I have fussy skin--sensitive, reactive, etc.--and this has yet to irritate it or cause dermatitis or a break-out. I used the shade "Naked" which is a perfect match to my light/cool skin tone. Coupled with Too Faced's Primed and Poreless powder, this is a not too matte, not too dewy, natural looking finish. Great price point, and the glass bottle plus pump is both neat and convenient. I use a sponge to apply, and I'd definitely repurchase.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
This is a really good foundation, and I've gone through quite a few bottles of it. Let me just break down the pros and cons, because I think that will be easier.
-Good, staying power
-Never feel heavy or too dry. It has like a semi-matte finish.
-Great for sensitive and acne-prone skin
-Color matches pretty good, doesn't turn orange
-Bottle has a pump!
-Coverage could be a little better, as I have red skin in places and it takes 2 coats to cover it efficiently.
-Sort of pricey for a drugstore foundation
-Doesn't cover dark circles, must use a concealer if yours are pretty dark like mine.
All in all, it's a nice foundation and I keep coming back to it. I love the pump bottle and the fact that it's always been nice to my sensitive skin, so it's a winner in my book. I've used foundations with better coverage, but this one fits my needs perfectly.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I first tried this product when i started having severe acne break outs and the dermatologist told me I had to use makeup that was noncomedegenic meaning it won't clog your pores. Almay was the only brand I could find that was completely oil free and promised not to clog pores. I bought this foundation and started using it right away. It matched my fair skin tone pretty well and seemed to stay on all day. I recommend if you have acne prone skin or sensitive skin.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I have tried many, many foundations and find that this works perfectly for my mature skin. It is rich enough to provide nice coverage, but it never feels heavy or settles in. The color (ivory) is perfect for my pale complexion. Can't beat the price, either! Very happy with this product.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I used to think this foundation was just OK, but for some reason I kept coming back to it. One reason is it doesn't bother my sensitive skin. Another is really does have lasting power. The colour naked matches my skin perfectly. The main reason I kept trying other foundations was that it's coverage is only light to medium (just barely medium), and I prefer a fuller coverage. But I've realised if my skin isn't being bothered I don't really need a fuller coverage. All in all it's definitely something I will keep coming back to, and I find it to be a great foundation but it's not quite HG status for me.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Didn't expect much from this product but I was wrong. I've been looking for something with medium to heavy coverage that lasts at least 8 hours as my days are long and most importantly something that wouldn't cause break outs on my skin. I have oily and very acne prone skin with moderate hyper pigmentation/acne scars (mainly my cheeks). I'm about an NC20-25 with very strong yellow undertones. I've used everything from Estée Lauder DW, MUF Mat Velvet, MUF HD, Bare Minerals, MAC Studio fix, Nars Sheer glow and matte glow and the list goes on. As you can see I've gone through my fair share of trying the more expensive brands. So I've decided to try more drugstore foundations such as Revlon Colorstay and Photo ready and Rimmel Lasting Finish. All of which I didn't like or made me break out. I did like Maybelline Superstay's coverage and the staying power was okay but of course like everybody else, you hope to find something better. I decided to give this one a shot since since it stated it was long wear and made for people with sensitive skin. I would say this is more of a light to medium coverage. I use the Mac stippling brush for more buildable coverage. It does not cake up no matter how much you put on like the colorstay does. I do have to go over with a little bit of concealer on some spots and finish with applying Rimmel's Stay Matte powder. I'm amazed at how this foundation stayed matte and looked the same from when I put in on in the morning until when I took it off at night. I rarely had to blot or repowder. On some days my nose would have a teeny bit of oil, I would blot with blotting paper and it did not transfer. Usually with any other foundation after 3 to 4 hours my face would start to get shiny and after 8 I would look like an oily mess. I've also found that this foundation did not cause 1 pimple and if I've ever had an existing one, it did not "feed" the pimple as gross as it sounds. With other foundations I would have a pimple starting out and after the end of the day my pimple would be huge. Not with TLC. I've even gone as far as sleeping with it on to test it and my face stayed the same without a breakout. The pump bottle is also a plus. You can control how much product you want without having to worry about it squirting undesired amounts. My only cons about this product is you need to use quite a bit to get a medium to near full coverage. I use about 2 pumps. Maybe even 3. Also the color selection is horrible. Everything looked too pink for me except Buff which was a little light but was an easy fix after mixing a bit of my Supertay in Classic beige (which is my summer color). I've also found by mixing the two I got better coverage and it did not change the staying power. So after 3 months of using this I'm happy with it. For my daily routine this works for me and I have no desire to find another foundation anytime soon.