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on 7/22/2016 2:29:00 AM
More reviews by bluebirdie_ca
Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
I am not loyal to brands and usually switch between a dozen foundations. But last week my reminder pops up for reordering my 6th bottle of Almay TLC foundation. Wow! That's almost a record for me!My skin was pretty much ruined by hormone imbalance. Most people experience that during adolescence. I, being a late bloomer, experience that after 40. Once like porcelain, now my t zone is plagued by pores as large as coarse sand resembling mini oil wells. In warm weather, my makeup would melt in 10 minutes. With setting power, 20, tops. In my arsenals, there are about five long wearing foundations. But my oily skin would cause them to turn orange, and then melt off my face. Almay TLC in Buff allows me to walk from my car to indoors without turning into a pumpkin face. It's a perfect match for my skin including my neck and hands. So naturally I reach for this foundation on warm days when I want a quick and simple routine. I always use light moisturizer first (with sunscreen), add moisture to my cheekbone where its dry, stipple the foundation on thinly with a dense flat foundation brush, and add a very thin dusting of HD powder over it. I have never use a foundation without any moisturizer. But given this foundation is drying, I imaging it may be hard to spread without adequate moisturizer.Why not use this every day? Well, although Almay TLC stay true to my skin, it does not look as nice as some of my other foundations. It is a simple foundation without ingredients to help my skin feel better. My light application does not cover as well so discoloration shows. It does not make my skin look better because it's kind of flat. It shows every flakes and intensifies any lines. And it does not last all day. But it does help even out my skin tone. And with a little bronzer and blush, I'm more presentable with minimum effort. If anyone is looking for anything above, that Almay TLC is not, one is bound to be disappointed. I try to use foundations with good-for-my-skin ingredients on cold winter days. But for our warm California days, Almay TLC will be in my rotation for a while until something better comes along, or until my skin changes again.
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on 4/1/2016 12:48:00 PM
More reviews by EarthyGirl
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
What to say about this foundation?I honestly didn't notice anything significant that makes this stand out from the others.The blend ability is good,doesn't irritate skin and leaves a semi matte finish. The coverage is medium. This doesn't last all day and transfers while sweating.A mediocre foundation at best.
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on 1/4/2016 9:44:00 PM
More reviews by ClassyKnitter
Skin: Sensitive, Olive, Not Sure
I bought this as a replacement for Carmindy's Foundation through Sally Hansen which was the first foundation I ever had besides (expensive Clinique) that did not cause my skin to break out or clog my pores. Unfortunately Carmindy's Foundation got removed from all of the stores, and I had to go looking for something else. Luckily, I tried this and it has worked out well for my skin which is extremely sensitive. I don't think it was quite as nice as the Carmindy one but its close. The main thing is, I hate heavy oily foundation or anything so powdery it just gets into your pores and clogs them.This foundation is not like that. I would say it gives moderate coverage so if your skin is in pretty decent shape to begin with, this will probably work ok for you. I have had no issues with it being cakey whatsoever. To me it's a little on the expensive side but then I pretty much feel like a lot of stuff is expensive now a days! If you can wait till you have a coupon or its on sale, I'd do that.
on 11/28/2015 6:34:00 AM
More reviews by ryokokoro
Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine
Because my skin has gotten even oilier (argh!), I had to dump my favorite makeup and my old standby Colorstay's reformulation doesn't have the same staying power, so I went through drug store and some department store brands, with Truly Lasting Color being the last one I tried. To my surprise, it became my new regular foundation. It finishes medium coverage with a satin sheen, without being dewy or chalky, and really lasts. Where the others start greasing away now after a couple hours, this stays on for 8 hours with a light dusting of setting powder and a touch up at lunch time. I think if I were still just oily instead of REALLY oily, I wouldn't even need to touch up. Most importantly, it doesn't irritate my skin or break me out. I don't know if it lasts 16 hours, but with how greasy I've become, I'm happy with the 8 or so hours I get. I take away one lippy because the shade range is very limited so I have to mix two of the shades to get the right one, and because trying to build it up for full coverage usually results in caking. But for us oily girls who want medium coverage in the fair to medium range, this is a very viable, affordable option to try.
on 10/30/2015 3:27:00 PM
More reviews by jerjerangel
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Red, Other, Other
This is my first review. Lol! I have been looking for a drugstore foundation to compete w high end products. I'm always looking for cheaper alternatives to high end products really. But when I went shopping for this I was just looking for something to prevent my breakouts from getting worse. I looked up the reviews for this and thought I'd give it a try. You Mix this w a little primer (I used Revlon photo ready) and it looks almost like Estee Lauder Dbl wear w a Mac Brightness. My breakouts have not gotten worse, and it gives you a beautiful porcelain finish. Lasts all day, doesn't settle into fine lines and I'm impressed. I have not photographed it w a flash yet but I am just stunned at the delivery of this product. I have to say this is my HG drugstore foundation. I didn't give it full lippies cuz I paid $15 for it @ CVS. But honestly it was well worth it.
on 4/23/2015 8:01:00 PM
More reviews by jellybeanT
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
Feels similar to revlon color stay for me. OK coverage and longevity. Does not break me out. The downside is very limited colour selection. The one I got is way too dark for me. And also keep in mind this foundation oxidises a lot.
on 4/21/2015 8:48:00 PM
More reviews by SophiaSopapilla
Skin: Oily, Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
The consistency is way too thick and sticky. It does dry quickly after being applied but it's hard to blend with fingers-I had to use a brush but it built up on the bristles quickly. Coverage wasnt the greatest-medium at best.
on 1/25/2015 11:47:00 PM
More reviews by Cramon
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Ok. So I tried this, and the color was good on my skin, except the fact it made my pores appear huge and ugh it's very thick. Never again. I was late to dinner due to trying to take this off of my face.
on 1/15/2015 4:47:00 PM
More reviews by svetauh
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine
I'll give this a 5 for packaging since it is extremely convenient and comfortable to use - however the product itself disappointed me. The consistency is extremely thick and my skin feels heavy after applying this - even if I use minimal amount. I have combination and acne prone skin. While it didn't break me out, I noticed an increase in blackheads and enlarged pores everytime I used this. It does last you all day and covers any blemishes you might have really well, however it just felt and looked too cakey on my skin.
on 1/3/2015 3:59:00 PM
More reviews by lylliareaa
Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure
Okay so my mom has always liked the Almay line because she can only use certain types of makeup. She is quite alergic to other brands so she usually recommends them. Anyways, I was on the hunt for a new liquid foundation because I had used the BareMinerals, mineral foundation and I just didn't like the way it covered my face. I picked it up at Walmart and thought, "well it's 12 bucks so it better be good". The first week, I loved it. It has good coverage and it was definitely a step up from my last few foundations (all mineral). After a solid month of loving it, things took a turn. I started to see spots on my cheeks of buildup from the product. I found out that it was just from not getting all of the makeup off and usually, because of my freckles, that was where the most foundation went. As much as I tried to scrub it off every night using any products I could get my hands on, they would still pop up the next morning. Yes it is long lasting, but so long lasting that you can't get it off. I would have left it on the next day and not taken it off but it's almost invisible, it's there but it isnt covering anything. It just blends right into your skin not making a difference from before.
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