Almay • TLC Truly Lasting Color • Foundations

rated 3.8(341 reviews)

Average Rating.3.8
Would buy this product again.68%

rated 3 of 5 MarJH on 1/19/2015 5:37:00 PM more reviews by MarJH

Age: 36-43   Skin: Very Oily, Medium   Hair: Blond   Eyes: Green    

I am oily and it didn't make me oily but the coverage wasn't good enough.

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rated 5 of 5 hanknelmer on 12/2/2014 7:24:00 AM more reviews by hanknelmer

Age: 30-35   Skin: Acne-prone, Fair   Hair: Other   Eyes: Other    

I'm really impressed with this foundation. I wanted something without sunscreen because sunscreen products usually feel really gross to me. I use Clinique Dramatically Different Gel Moisturizer first, then I buff the foundation in with Sephora #56 foundation brush. Color is great, I'm fair and very yellow. Lasting power and finish is great.

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rated 3 of 5 gorjis on 11/22/2014 9:34:00 PM more reviews by gorjis

Age: 36-43   Skin: Other   Hair: Other   Eyes: Other    

Decent but not great. Limited shades. I got Sand and makes my yellow-tan tone look dull and flat. Best for fair skin tones. Lives up to its long lasting claim! didn't budge or look shiny and my skin is fairly oily. But I found it VERY DRYING! My skin felt tight all day and I couldn't wait to take it off! Its probably best used in the summer humid months. I only used it once then returned it so I don't know if it causes breakouts.

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rated 1 of 5 Aktn on 11/18/2014 8:17:00 PM more reviews by Aktn

Age: 25-29   Skin: Other   Hair: Other   Eyes: Other    

This is probably the WORST make up I have EVER used. I have never had any problems with acne (and I'm 28!!) before using this foundation. It completely RUINED my skin. Dried it out, cause me to break out, made my skin flaky and GROSS!!!! Besides the fact that it was absolutely toxic for my complexion, it is hard to spread, sticky, and thick. It lacks coverage. I joined just to review this grody makeup. NEVER AGAIN!! DO NOT BUY!!

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rated 4 of 5 MoMoTheGirl on 11/9/2014 3:23:00 AM more reviews by MoMoTheGirl

Age: 18 & Under   Skin: Combination, Fair   Hair: Blond   Eyes: Hazel    

This is the best foundation I've ever used. I used to use Sephora's airbrush foundation, but I recently ran out. I can't afford to pay $28 on foundation any longer, so I picked up this Almay TLC foundation up at CVS. It was less than half the price of my old foundation and it works so much better!

- Long lasting, with no oil showing through all throughout the work day
- Doesn't oxidize & make my skin look orange, which is a big problem I have with most foundations on account of my fair skin
- Covers redness well & most of my blemishes
- Doesn't wipe off of face easily, but washes off well.
- No breakouts
- Doesn't feel heavy & doesn't cake

- Very strong paint smell. I didn't notice when it was on my face but in the bottle it is very noticeable.
- Slightly hard to apply.

This product is still relatively new to me, I've only been using it for a week. So far I am extremely impressed though! I've found it's hard to apply with a typical liquid foundation brush, it goes on a little streaky & I had to use more product to get good coverage. Instead I switched to a stippling brush to apply, and that seems to help the product spread more and blend better.

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rated 4 of 5 BarefootedALIEN on 10/15/2014 8:00:00 PM more reviews by BarefootedALIEN

Age: 25-29   Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium   Hair: Brunette   Eyes: Brown    

I love this foundation except the color range. I use the beige which is too dark but has the right undertone. If I don't mind having my face a darker color, I'll use this, and it does last about 10 hrs for me- that's with a powder and no primer. Sometimes I mix it with urban decay naked skin foundation and the color ends up perfect! However, in mixing these two foundations the wear is only 8 hrs. I'll probably keep mixing the two or experimenting with the other almay tlc colors to make my perfect match. I still recommend it for the pice and quality!

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rated 3 of 5 Oddbawl on 10/6/2014 10:56:00 PM more reviews by Oddbawl

Age: 19-24   Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral   Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine   Eyes: Blue    

I got this shade in "Buff".
Overall, this foundation really does last quite some time. The only issue I have with it, is that it makes my skin look a little dull. This shade definitely leans more towards the yellow side too. Its really not a bad foundation, and it did not break me out at all which is awesome.

I just wish it had a more dewy/luminous finish, then it would be almost perfect. I am going to try and mix a little bit of highlighter/illuminate in it and see if that helps, but I'd rather just have one foundation perform in every area.

The packaging is great, love the pump. And.. if you catch a good sale, the price is okay.

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rated 4 of 5 missygarcia1 on 10/1/2014 10:26:00 PM more reviews by missygarcia1

Age: 30-35   Skin: Very Oily, Medium Brown   Hair: Brown   Eyes: Brown    

Please make more darker colors. I love the coverage not to thick. Great for my oily skin. The reason why I didn't give it a five stars I need a darker color.

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rated 5 of 5 ChoiLatte on 8/29/2014 11:11:00 PM more reviews by ChoiLatte

Age: 25-29   Skin: Combination, Fair   Hair: Black   Eyes: Brown    

- FINALLY. a drugstore foundation that matches my skin
- looks incredibly natural when I put it on
- dries to a satin finish
- lightweight
- keeps my skin feeling oil-free
-- I have oily combination skin
--- my t-zone gets pretty oily
-- I only put powder on my t-zone and chin
--- after 11 hours, my nose only got a little bit oily
- after oxidizing, there is almost no color change
- although I only put powder on my t-zone and chin, the foundation stayed put on my cheeks
-- it does not transfer at all
- medium coverage that is buildable
-- great for everyday use


I use this as my daily foundation. I don't want to cover up my imperfections completely, but I want to even out my skin tone. This foundation does exactly that; it covers up any redness I have but still lets my skin show through. A little also goes a long way with this product; I only dispense two drops that are about the size of a q-tip bud. This is my HG foundation!~

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rated 2 of 5 ell90 on 8/22/2014 7:05:00 PM more reviews by ell90

Age: 19-24   Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium   Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium   Eyes: Blue    


- Perfect color match for me
- Great coverage
- Did not break me out
- Affordable

- Started to cake up after a few hours
- Settled into my pores
- VERY difficult to blend
- Isn't buildable

Final Thoughts:

I managed to make this foundation work with a lot of effort (after trying with fingers and a brush, I was finally pleased with the beauty blender) but I don't want to spend that long trying to make my foundation look decent--ESPECIALLY if it starts to cake up after a few hours. However, given all the positive reviews for this foundation, I suppose it might just be my skin type. Positively, the coverage and color match was great!

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