I'm really bummed this one didn't work out: I had high hopes based on the reviews. The color selection is great; KO-1 matches my NW-20 skin well and looks much darker in the pot than it applies. I had no problems with the application: applied w/a damp sponge for lighter coverage (patting well to blend), dry sponge to conceal and set w/powder (powder seems to greatly enhance this one)the finish was natural/matte. But that's as good as it got. While the finish was natural in most light, it didn't provide very good concealment of redness and uneven pigmentation. Worse, within one day a pimple began to emerge on my, usually clear, cheek. By day two, another. And, by day three, I had dry, flakiness on my chin (which is never a problem). Perhaps this is a rare reaction. I'm usually not terribly sensitive to topical products. Nonetheless..."next!"
I'm on my first go around with Cle de Peau in O10 (lightest ochre). Overall, I'm happy with this product, but it just hasn't sent me over the moon. Here's the blow by blow: Color Match: I'm fairly happy with the range of color in this line. 010 appears much darker in the pot than when applied. Works fairly well on my light/warm based skin-my only beef is that it tends a bit towards orange. Finish: Excellent, semi-matte, highly pigmented. I truly love the formula of Cle de Peau: a little goes a long way and layers well. I find a damp sponge works quite well. Does settle a bit into the creases as the day wears. Packaging: I rarely care about packaging, but this packaging is just senseless. The narrow pot is difficult to dip into, and while I don't find jars or pots inherently messy, this one is!
Hands down the best moisturizer I have used on my sensitive/acne-prone skin. Now on my second tube, I have experienced fewer break-outs, and smoother, less irratated skin. This product absorbs quickly and leaves the skin feeling supple and continuously moisturized: great under base! While the price is a bit steep, I find a little goes a long way, and the 1.4 once tube lasts me a good 2-3 months. Having battled acne for years, I'm a realist when it comes to miracle creams; that said, I highly reccomend this product.
Future Skin keeps drawing me back in, and so I've updated my review: Pros: great consistency; lovely, glowly-matte finish wears well when set with a bit of powder; you can layer it on and on and still acieve an unbelievably natural finish. Cons: runs sheer; some colors seem to run a bit orange (have tried Ivory, Cream, and Chamomile: Chamomile works best for my lighter, warm/yellow based skin). Bottom line: still a great foundation, especially if you have decent skin. if you're looking for more coverage, a foundation brush helps a lot, but be ready to work your way through the jar at a steadier pace.