I was really skeptical after reading all the biased reviews on Sephora (people got this product for free from Influenster in exchange for a review on Sephora.com, which is never a trustworthy reference), but I wanted to try this out for myself, so I went out and bought it. I was looking for a sheer coverage, everyday no-makeup-look foundation for the warm months that doesn’t make my face look like a greaseball.
I actually quite love this. The most coverage you will get out of this is light, no more than that. It’s enough to cover my redness, and that’s exactly what I was looking for. It applies well with anything and is very forgiving because it is so sheer. It feels very watery on application, but it also contains quite a bit of silicones, so it makes my skin look really really healthy. It does a decent job covering pores.
It’s not perfect. I have an issue with its shade selection. The shade range I fall in (NC25-30) are shades 4-7, and they’re all pink upon drying. It’s not terribly noticeable because of the sheerness, but if you’re on the yellow end, this may not work for you. Definitely get color matched before buying.
Like all tinted moisturizers I’ve tried, this dries down to a shade darker. So I tried shade 6 and it was perfect upon application, but since it got darker, PLUS it’s pink toned, it was very obvious. I exchanged for shade 4, and it applies too light but dries down to the perfect NC25-30 shade. Plus it’s a bit more yellow than 5, 6, or 7.
This is going to be perfect for low maintenance spring/summer days. I probably will need to powder once it gets really warm, but that’s my skin, not the foundation. I recommend this to anyone who is lazy lol.