I've enjoyed using this foundation for a few years now. I had spent so much money and time trying various brands and formulations and this is the one that finally ended my search. Since then I have found others I like to add to my collection but I always like to have a bottle of this available.
I use the formula for Oily/Combination skin which gives a lovely medium coverage initially and layers well if I want to build a more full coverage. I use either 150 Buff or 180 Sand Beige. Staying power is fabulous - I wore this on an open top bus tour once, got rain and blowing wind directly in my face and it still looked perfect when I stepped off, unlike my hair... but that's another story! There is one drawback. This is a matte finish and whenever I wore it with a mattifying primer, I hated the feel as my skin felt so dry to the touch so I have to be careful what primer to use with this hence the loss of 1 star.
Reviewed on Sun 17 Feb 2019
I am in my late 30's/early 40's with combination, fair tone skin and unknown eyes. My hair is blonde, normal with coarse texture.
I'd heard so many good reviews about this foundation but with or without primer - I used the Revlon photoready - it would crack around my (oily) nose and showed dry patches around my forehead. Was really disappointed because the shade match was perfect.
Reviewed on Sun 06 Jan 2019
I am in my late teens/early 20's with sensitive, fair tone skin and green eyes. My hair is red, dry with normal texture.
Can’t praise this foundation highly enough! I use the oily/combo formulation and find this foundation lasts around 12hrs on me with no touching up. I don’t need to use a primer or setting spray/powder. It has a natural skin like finish with an easily build able coverage. 1 pump is enough to cover my whole face with an extra half pump if I have any areas that need a little extra! I get great results using a brush or sponge. The colour 180 sand beige is a perfect match for me, I love this product so much I have repurchased 3 times which I very rarely do with foundation. I find it comparable to Yves st laurent all hours foundation which I adore but with a much more purse friendly price tag!
Reviewed on Sat 05 Jan 2019
I am in my mid 20's with combination, fair tone skin and green eyes. My hair is dark brown, processed with fine texture.
I do like this foundation if I want to even out my face for a few hours.
This foundation comes mostly in neutral undertones meaning that not everyone may find there shade.The foundation is not full coverage more of a medium coverage that can be built a little bit but definitely not to a full coverage,it evens out the skin tone really nicely giving it a natural ,dewy finish.This is very easy to blend out with any thing but a beauty blender does minimalist the coverage in comparison to a brush.I like how it has SPF15 , a lot of drugstore foundations seem to have SPF, I’m not complaining.
I gave it a 3 because it only lasts about 2-3 hours which is not long at all during store hours it creases really quickly and my nose and forehead start to flake off.
This is ok if you are to wear it only for a dinner maybe...
Reviewed on Sat 15 Dec 2018
I am in my teens with combination, light tone skin and unknown eyes. My hair is unknown, unknown with unknown texture.
I was so excited to try this foundation after hearing so much about it. Although it wasn't a bad foundation and did its job it wasn't great, after setting with a powder it left a really dry matte finish and made any peach fuzz very visible. From my experience it didn't live up to the expectations I had for it and was very disappointing.
Reviewed on Sun 09 Dec 2018
I am in my late teens with dry, fair tone skin and blue eyes. My hair is light brown, normal with coarse texture.
Used to love by this foundation and it knows stopped using to test out others. Such a good shade range and coverage is amazing also easily buildable and blendable. Very good for any skin type as they have different ranges for different types
Reviewed on Tue 06 Nov 2018
I am in my late teens with combination, light tone skin and unknown eyes. My hair is unknown, unknown with unknown texture.
This foundation i brought for prom and every time i have tried to use it it i had someone say wow your foundation looks very cracked and dry and i have to say i was really disappointed cause i really wanted it to work well.
Reviewed on Sun 07 Oct 2018
I am in my late teens with combination, olive tone skin and unknown eyes. My hair is unknown, unknown with unknown texture.
It had buildable coverage however it isn’t very good for dry skin it made my face feel more dry, went abit patchy after a few hours but not too noticeable, good shades to choose from and i would buy again
Reviewed on Tue 04 Sep 2018
I am in my late teens/early 20's with combination, fair tone skin and blue eyes. My hair is light brown, oily with normal texture.
This foundation is great, i bought the same fiundation but with the dry skin formula rather than the oily skin. It clung to my dry skin patches slightly but other than that its a great foundation with very buildable coverage.
Reviewed on Sun 26 Aug 2018
I am in my late teens with combination, fair tone skin and blue eyes. My hair is blonde, normal with normal texture.
try this! I tend to stick to double wear or Mac studio fix as any change or attempt to economise ends in cystic acne outbreaks (eww). BUT I tried this and praise to the makeup gods it’s amazing! Coverage is full, goes on ok with a brush but needs blending well. Covers blemishes & redness well. Gives a matte finish and once set with powder lasts ALL Day without much need for touch ups (the odd blot as I have oily patches) I have been using for 2 weeks and so far no skin reaction! This is 100% my new go to on a budget for Day to day use, double wear performance at a fraction of the price!
Reviewed on Sun 26 Aug 2018
I am in my late 20's/early 30's with combination, light tone skin and green eyes. My hair is blonde, normal with normal texture.
I recently returned to foundation after a couple of years of using just tinted moisturiser, but this winter has played havoc with my skin. I have an oily/combination complexion and even high-end brands have left my skin cakey and creased by lunchtime. No such problems with this product! It's a smooth, lightweight formula that suits my skin tone (Sand Beige) and leaves my face dewy and natural nearly all day. It works best when applied with a damp Beauty Blender but it is incredibly buildable if you need more coverage. Extremely high quality for such a low price. Love it!
Reviewed on Thu 05 Apr 2018
I am in my late 20's/early 30's with combination, light tone skin and green eyes. My hair is light brown, normal with fine texture.
I use the formula for combination/oily skin and found that it sat well on top the skin, gave medium/buildable coverage and blended very well. I found that it didn't rub off onto clothing and was relatively budge proof. It did separate around my nose and chin and sunk into smile lines, but lasted well for around 5-6 hours. I wouldn't buy this foundation for its full price, but I would repurchase if it was available for half price on Fragrance Direct
Reviewed on Wed 04 Apr 2018
I am in my late teens/early 20's with acne/problem, fair tone skin and hazel eyes. My hair is blonde, oily with fine texture.
I recently bought this foundation and unfortunately I wasn't impressed, I used the Normal/Dry formula and it acted very weirdly on my skin. Its not the worst foundation in the world and looks flawless in the first 5 minutes but it creases easily and looks extremely cakey.
Reviewed on Sun 07 Jan 2018
I am in my late teens/early 20's with dry, fair tone skin and blue eyes. My hair is blonde, dry with normal texture.
I've got this as a gift from my mom last Christmas,surprising she got the right shade for me.At the beginning the product was very good,I thought that I found the perfect foundation (except the fact that was pretty hard to take it out from the bottle) the formula was amazing,the shade fits perfect but after a while it became so difficult to blend it and became a bit thicker.
Reviewed on Mon 30 Oct 2017
I am in my late teens/early 20's with combination, olive tone skin and brown eyes. My hair is dark brown, oily with normal texture.
This is good for a highstreet foundation and it's affordable but I wouldn't say it was as good as double wear. This has got fairly good coverage and lasts all day. The lightest shade is a good match for my pale skin.
Reviewed on Sun 08 Oct 2017
I am in my late teens/early 20's with acne/problem, fair tone skin and blue eyes. My hair is blonde, dry with fine texture.