My Skin: I have seriously clogged skin with closed comedones all around my face and large cystic bumps occasionally occuring around my jawline and neck. Unfortunately when I'm stressed I pick at my skin too which made my skin both combination-oily but also as dry and thin as paper too. My face is overall covered with hyperpigmentation from healing acne. When I wake up my face looks dull, lifeless and covered with red marks. My skin color is somewhere between NC25-NC27. But I find NC's to be a tad bit too yellow for my skin. This product and its comparison with other foundations I tried: I bought this product thinking that I would use this on the days that I stay at home or want to feel less heavy on my face because I always heard that it's sheer. I normally use Revlon Colorstay everyday and although it covers my acne enough I now realized that it made my skin look very unnatural and cakey in certain lightings. When I applied it in my room under artificial light it was okay but when I went out to natural light I realized that it looked lifeless, cakey and on top of that it made my skin much more drier and flaky. clinique Even Better foundation was great but the color honey looked too dark on me and it looked very thick on dry areas.I also bought Shiseido's Sun Protection Liquid in SPF30 and in sp60 but it was too dark on my skin (stupid SA) and accentuated the dry parts on my face. All these 3 foundations I tried before made my 20 years old skin look old, very ridiculous for my age. Lastly I bought this in C3 WHICH MATCHES MY SKINTONE PERFECTLY!! When I applied this in one layer it was very sheer but then I took a duo fiber Mac Foundation brush and started layering it by squeezing some product on my hand. By 2-3 minutes I had attained as much coverage as Revlon Colorstay gave me -making my hiperpigmentation barely visible- and it looked so dewy and youthful! I think the natural look of this foundation is due to its water base. I checked it in natural light which I never dared to do with Revlon Colorstay and it still looked like my skin but without all those imperfections! Also now I can feel my face breathing unlike with Revlon, Shiseido or Clinique. Another point is that this product is 120 ml which means 4 times more product than Shiseido but it has the same price with it. If you find it too sheer and want to set it the Balm transluscent powder works with this perfectly making it more suitable for humid weather conditions. So if you have problems on your skin which you always find that other foundations accentuated buy this and you will find that they are blurred. I will update if I see any cons to this product.
My skin is oily and prone to acne which aggravates when I'm stressed or when I eat a bad diet. Since I use a retinoin creme on my face for hyper-pigmentation, my skin got quite reddish and dull in complexion recently. This product is a simple yet an effective addition to your skin care regimen to soothe any irritation and dullness of your complexion. It has great formula which mainly consists of Aloe vera, glycerin and hyaluronic acid and this simple formula helps your skin to get away from damage caused by irritating make up or skin care products. It's consistency and smell is quite same with the properties of pure Aloe Vera gel. It smells like it and feels like it which leaves a thin non-oily film on your skin, but it didn't cause any further break outs for me nor did it give any heavy feeling. If you have ever applied aloe gel you'll know what this is like. Overall this gel soothes and moisturizes your skin better than most of the oily high-end moisturizers and it has a non-heavy simple formula to keep your face supple throughout the day.