I got a few shades of this in a sample collection from Sephora. I had to mix two shades to try something close to my nc15/20 yellow skin. I applied two dabs, like, very very small dabs to my face, blended out with a damp sponge, and it covered nicely, didnt accentuate my textured areas, didnt flake at all on my skin, I was really amazed at how beautiful it looked on the skin. However, i do not have much active acne to cover, mostly scars and melasma.
What got to me was how this felt on my skin, and I noticed it right away, even with wearing barely any, thinned out by my sponge. It felt heavy on my face, like a mask. To the touch, it was dry, but i could still feel ‘something’ on my skin. Other foundations I like and have wore, I havent felt that mask feeling. I went to work only a half day, and this stuff made me blot 2-3 times in that 4 hour period. I normally do not need to do that, that much, so soon in the day. I’m combo, dry and oily in t-zone.
By the time I got home at noon, I was ready to wash this off. It removed fine, but I feel like there is a film on my skin. After looking at the ingredients, I believe its the Trimethylsiloxysilicate — which helps make the foundation water resistant. Its the only thing I can think of, besides the general silicones. Since I prefer a lighter feel to my foundation, I would not purchase. Smith & Cult’s new foundation (Veiled Threat) has the same few first ingredients, including Trimethylsiloxysilicate, which I was debating on trying, but now seeing the similarities to this product, I have a feeling it would have that same heavy feel, so will pass.