Every foundation has the opportunity to make you look cakey. It's all in how you apply it. You have to know how to apply this stuff right or it'll cake up. Also, a little of this goes a long way. When i first started using it, i put too much on and i could see the oils from my nose would seperate the makeup. Now I only use a tiny drop and I don't get that anymore. Also, you have to do your whole face rather quick or it'll be uneven and caked in certain areas. That's really the only downside I can find to this foundation.
Liquid -L'Oreal - True Match Super-Blendable Makeup SPF 17
nicole1128 7/9/2004 8:47:00 PM
This is a decent foundation. Definetly not the best. For a line that claims to cater to everyone's skintone, I think they've failed. I've tried the warms, neutrals and cools and they were all completely wrong. They were either too orange, pink or red. It looked okay going on but within and hour or two, completely changed colors and I was left looking like something out of a horror movie. Not good at all. The coverage is decent and the texture is great but I'd never buy this again. I've never had luck with Loreals color line. Just doesn't work for me.
Liquid -Almay - Almay Amazing Lasting Foundation ] [DISCONTINUED]
nicole1128 7/9/2004 8:39:00 PM
This is almost exactly like Revlons Colorstay only better. With Revlon, I found that after a few hours, the color changed and I was left looking orange. So far, this doesn't seem to do that which is why I switched to Almay. The colors are great even though I have to mix Neutral and Sand. This covers just about everything. I don't need to wear a concelear with this... a huge plus. I wouldn't recommend this product to people with dry skin because it'll just look chalky. It's not as thick as Revlon so I don't get greasy. You can't put this on and then go over your trouble spots or else it'll cake up and look too heavy. However, I don't think anyone would need to even do touchups with this. So far, I love this foundation but it's still in the trial period. The packaging is horrible..I had to transfer it to another container. Update: I don't like this as much anymore. The color is off and looks too orange on me. It also seemed a bit masky. I think that since it's not as thick as revlon colorstay, I have to put more on to get it to cover and it doesn't look right. I'll stick with Revlon I guess.
Foundations -Max Factor - MAX FACTOR LASTING PERFORMANCE
nicole1128 7/3/2004 7:54:00 PM
Max Factor doesn't have the best shades. You'd better have pale skin to pull off this foundation. I tried bieges and they all looked like ivories. I think this line only caters to very pale people with pink undertones....so basically, hardly anyone. It lasts and is quite touch-proof but what's the point if the color is off?
This is disgusting makeup. I don't care how bad you think your skin is, no one needs this amount of coverage...ever. Whoa. Even if I dab the smallest amount, it looks incredibly obvious, thick and cakey. I'd only recommend this to old ladies who want something super moisturizing. Younger people shouldn't go anywhere near this foundation. Nothing about it looks natural. It reminds me of skin colored lard. I also think Loreal has the worst shades. They're either too orange or too pale. If you're going to wear this, be careful!
I'm confused with this foundation. On certain days, it'll stay on for hours and not get shiny but on others, it'll melt off in an hour. I can't moisturize or wear anything underneath this foundation because it slides right off. I must have extremely oily skin. I also notice this does exactly the opposite of what it claims. About 3 hours later, I notice the shade turns darker. I thought this was called Colorstay for a reason? This is definetly a foundation you have to be careful with. It could look very cakey/chalky if you apply too much. It doesn't look right if you try to 'layer' it...it'll just bunch up and look too obvious. It's great coverage though. I don't even need concealer with it which is a huge plus. I also wouldn't recommend using powder..it'd probobly look very dry and chalky. I use a very, very small amount of powder on my t-zone to set it so it doesn't cake up. I couldn't find my shade so I'm mixing Sand Beige and Nude together and it's just right. I have to wash my face and reapply this about every 6-7 hours...that's probobly the biggest disapointment.
I have light/medium skin and I hate covergirl. I've tried the whole spectrum of colors and they all appear white on me. There's no difference between the ivories and bieges. As far as I'm concerned, they have the worse color line of any cosmetics I've tried and I've tried a lot. There's so many better foundations out there. I wouldn't waste my time with covergirl.
I've tried almost every foundation on the market and this one offers one of the best coverages. However, if you don't blend it in super fast, it'll dry in a matter of seconds and good luck trying to get it off. I have combination skin and I'm afraid this foundation dries me out too much. I hate the way my face feels after I apply it. It feels like superglue. I think it'd be a great foundation for those with extremely oily skin but steer clear if you have dry skin. This stuff is so hard to get off...it feels like spackle. I had to wash my face pretty hard 3 or 4 times just to get it off! I don't think i'd repurchase it but since this is the only foundation that covers my blemishes very well, I'm not left with much of a choice. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone looking for a "barely there" look. Meh. edit: This foundation is strange. It goes on really dry for about the first 2 hours and then after that, I get very oily. Anyone else get a spotty look on their nose? It looks as if the oil seperates the makeup. I can't find a way to prevent it. Darn. I was liking this foundation too..