Elizabeth Arden • Flawless Finish Sponge-On Creme Make-up • Crème
|Would buy this product again.||68%|
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
This foundation is not for everyday use in my opinion, it has a strong scent and has a very thick creamy consistency. It causes breakouts if worn daily HOWEVER this stuff is brilliant for special occasions or going out!! It's practically cement for you face, and it will not budge all night! Full coverage and leaves your face looking flawless, no blemishes will be seen and it photographs amazingly. I wear this when I go out clubbing and I have oily skin and sweat ALOT on my face. By topping up once during the night with powder I can guarantee I'll look as good going home as I did at the start of the night. This isn't "natural" looking but I swear by it if you have problematic skin and are paranoid about your make up sweating off.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I purchased this foundation in the new gold packaging and my shade is Vanilla.
You really do have to have a light hand when you apply this otherwise it ends up a greasy cakey mess which collects in your pores and creases.
It didn't matter how lightly I put this on or whether I used a dry or wet sponge it ended up collecting in my pores and my skin looked patchy.
The only way I can get this foundation to work is to go over the top of the foundation on my face with a pea-sized amount of moisturiser to even out the colour and remove the cakiness.
This is a foundation that you have to work too hard at for flawless skin and that is something I have yet to achieve with this product, I cannot get it to work for me.
This makes a better concealer than it does foundation.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I actually quite like this foundation. I don't normally go for creams, usually preferring liquids, but this caught my fancy and I decided to try it! It gives full coverage and so can sometimes feel a bit heavy, however the results are quite nice (full even coverage, and a little on the dewy side) and it doesn't seem to sink into my pores, or even become cakey.
Having said that, I don't think I could wear this during our humid summers (I live in northern AUS), but for the cooler months it is perfect!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
Great creme make-up that offers light or full coverage, depending on the sponge (wet or dry). Although I own 4-5 great new, still in package, foundations, this is my everyday make up. Easy to apply, lasts all day, never creases, and less heavier on the face than expected. :))
Gives a really flawless look, even on my spot, ugly days. Color could be a better much though, but for that I blame only me as I got carried away when I tried it on the counter of Arden and didn't check that on natural light before I buy it.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Although this wouldn't be my go to foundation, I do really like it. I use it either for special events, when I know there will be a lot of pictures taken, and especially when I have an bad rosacea flair up. I find it to a heavy full coverage, but it does make my skin appear flawless even without much concealer. The shade I have (I think it's vanilla something) matches my skin great. (for mac comparison I like NW20 with touch of NC15 mixed into it) If I'm having an oily day or if I'm doing something active I always take it with me for touch ups since it doesn't seem to last for a long time.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
At first I liked the idea of a sponge on foundation for ease of application. Upon applying, I felt like it was a little mask like but was happy with the coverage so wore into work for the day. From a distance the coverage looked flawless and my powder and blush sat well on it but up close it really moved into my laugh lies and crevices beside my nose (I'm 24 so they aren't that prominent) I worked throughout the day and then when I got into my friends car in the daylight I literally SCREAMED when I checked my make up in the mirror. It looked like I used something close to plaster as my foundation. It came off in chunks on my chin and had balled up around my nose and felt heavier at the end of the day. Usually I wear full coverage foundation and at the end of the day still feel great in my makeup but I had to get this off IMMEDIATELY. Gross and thick. Would only recommend it to someone with dry skin and for them to apply it VERY lightly, maybe even with a wet sponge cause this stuff cracks! Blech
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Fine Eyes: Green
For reference: I have light-medium skin (leaning more to medium), approx. NC25/NW25?, neutral tone , sensitive skin with broken capillaries, combination skin (dry cheeks, slightly oily tzone)
*The packaging is different for this product. It's now in a gold colored case.*
The cosmetician at Shoppers recommended this foundation to conceal my broken capillaries, and to even out my skin tone. She matched me to Warm Sunbeige. It has a bit of a yellow undertone to it. I hate this foundation! I felt it was cakey, especially around the nose area. It made me skin look dull. I used the large sponge applicator located underneath the product to apply. My face felt somewhat greasy even though I applied a light destining of powder in my t-zone. Felt somewhat heavy. I would never repurchase.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Absolutely love this product, been using it for about 7 years now, wouldn't be without it, very good coverage and lasts me all day at work so I don't need to top up in the day. It usually lasts me up to 3/4 months which in my opinion is brilliant as I use it everyday. I literally could not use another foundation. This is the best!! :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
I bought this foundation a couple of weeks ago as the shade I found matches my skin perfectly (21 ivory) and I thought I'd give it a go.
I have tried it upwards of 10 times, but I have never once left the house wearing it. I desperately want to like this foundation, but I just hate it.
It is incredibly cakey, it maximizes my pores more than any foundation I've ever used (and I don't ordinarily have a problem with visible pores), and feels like a waxy mask when it's on. It is absolutely awful.
I have gone from the cheapest foundations up to ones that have burned a hole in my pocket and this is by far the worst I have ever used. No amount of blending made it look any better, setting powder made it look even worse, even my Beauty Blender couldn't work its magic on it.
If I'm somehow using it wrong I would love to know, but I have open-mindedly tried everything I can think of. I wouldn't recommend this foundation to anyone.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I'm a Bobbi Brown foundation girl, but I always keep one of these in my handbag for late night touch ups or weather-related emergencies. Good coverage and great price, I usually pay about €12.00 for mine at the Eliz Arden Counter and it lasts for months. It's also the only foundation my mum will use.