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Color Me Automatic Foundation Applicator Universal Starter Kit

Color Me

Automatic Foundation Applicator Universal Starter Kit

Item #: 2276086

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What is it?
A sonic applicator that mimics finger tapping to give any foundation a long wear airbrushed look. The patented device pulsates 15,000 times per minute to promote fast, smooth, and hygienic makeup application. Color Me is universal - use it with any liquid foundation, BB/CC cream, loose or pressed powder for flawless long wear application.

Who is it for?
Anyone who wants superior coverage and long wear results quickly with their own foundation.

Why is it different?
The leader in sonic makeup application, Color Me has sparked a new beauty movement that has multiple benefits for makeup consumers. Using hygienic disposable sponges, Color Me applies foundation quickly for a smooth long-wear finish no brush can pull off.

Color Me sponges are latex free, hypoallergenic and disposable; replacement recommended after 7-10 uses for sensitive skin or after 30 uses for normal skin.  To maintain the sponge, pat with alcohol every few uses.

Kit Includes:

  • 1 Applicator Device
  • 1 Disposable Sponge for Liquid Foundation
  • 1 Disposable Sponge for Powder Foundation
  • 1 CR2032 Battery

Frequently asked questions - click here  

Introducing Color Me:



How To Use

 

For Natural Coverage: Use the fluffy sponge and apply loose or pressed powder to moisturized skin.

For Medium Coverage: Use the firm liquid sponge with creamy foundation and "season" the sponge i.e. cover it with a full coat of foundation to cut absorption. Add another pump of foundation, sweep across face, and build to desired coverage with another pump. Set with powder using the fluffy sponge.

For Full Coverage: Use the fluffy sponge with creamy full coverage foundation then set with powder. See "getting started" guide for detailed instructions.

Makeup artist tip: Celebrity makeup artists love using the fluffy sponge with liquid foundation for superior coverage!

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Reviews

Product Reviews

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Color MeAutomatic Foundation Applicator Universal Starter Kit
 
3.8

(based on 46 reviews)

73%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Goes on smoothly (29)
  • Blends well (28)
  • Easy to apply (23)
  • Lightweight (12)
  • Long-lasting (8)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (10)
  • Difficult to apply (6)
  • Poor coverage (3)

Best Uses

  • Light to medium coverage (24)
  • Full coverage (20)
  • Normal skin (10)
  • Acne-prone or oily skin (8)
  • Mature skin (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (28), Budget shopper (9)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (21), Fair (18)

Reviewed by 46 customers

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4.0

Good

By Alie

from Moline, Illinois

About Me Trendy Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Long Lasting

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Special Occasions

    Comments about Color Me Automatic Foundation Applicator Universal Starter Kit:

    It's nice but takes awhile but makes you look great! Works really good.

    • Age:
    • 18-29
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair
     
    1.0

    Do not buy-I will be returning

    By Lindsey H.

    from Iowa

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Difficult to Apply
      • Does nothing!
      • Messy

      Best Uses

        Comments about Color Me Automatic Foundation Applicator Universal Starter Kit:

        I bought this product with the hopes that it would help reduce the time it took me to get ready in the morning. But it did the opposite. The vibration that is supposed to help it apply and blend really didn't do anything. Instead I just ended up with a sloppy mess. Perhaps if the actual head would do more of a pat motion it would be effective. Really all you have is a vibrating floppy mess. Hopefully Ulta will let me return it!! Stick to your beauty blenders lady's and gents!

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        1.0

        don't waist your time

        By Sarah

        from Tampa FL

        Comments about Color Me Automatic Foundation Applicator Universal Starter Kit:

        just not worth the money. the pad soaked up foundation and didn't apply nice to the face.

         
        3.0

        Pretty rad, but...

        By jonjompipersson

        from Austin Tx

        About Me Trendy Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Pigmentation
        • Long Lasting

        Cons

        • Difficult to Apply

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Dry Skin
        • Normal Skin
        • Oily Skin
        • Sensitive Skin
        • Special Occasions

        Comments about Color Me Automatic Foundation Applicator Universal Starter Kit:

        This is pretty handy and the final result is flawless, streak-free application. But for the price it could be better. The pads are tiny requiring a lot of time to complete an application and the unit is so tiny my hand hurts from trying to hold it.

        • Age:
        • 30-44
        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        5.0

        Airbrushed effect !

        By vAnNy_tEe

        from KY, USA

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Color Me Automatic Foundation Applicator Universal Starter Kit:

        Its easy to use and I Love the airbrushed effect !

        • Age:
        • 30-44
        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        1.0

        Don't like it at all

        By Bianca

        from Phoenix, AZ

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Color Me Automatic Foundation Applicator Universal Starter Kit:

        Doesn't blend well enough.

         
        5.0

        This Really Works

        By QueenBrittany74

        from Stamford, CT

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Long-Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Full Coverage

          Comments about Color Me Automatic Foundation Applicator Universal Starter Kit:

          This applicator really works to give me full coverage, which I need to cover my severe rosacea. It's definitely worth the price for me personally.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          5.0

          I love this tool

          By AlisonBryant326

          from Jersey City, NJ

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Goes On Smoothly

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Full Coverage
            • Light To Medium Coverage

            Comments about Color Me Automatic Foundation Applicator Universal Starter Kit:

            I actually love this tool! It gives me the best coverage I've ever seen with my Smashbox foundation (both the liquid and powder). Would definitely recommend this to anyone who wants good coverage over redness and dark patches.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            1.0

            Not worth it!

            By Jessica

            from Columbia, SC

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Difficult To Apply
              • Doesn't Stay On
              • Poor Coverage

              Best Uses

                Comments about Color Me Automatic Foundation Applicator Universal Starter Kit:

                Works better for powder than liquid but really not worth it at all! Too gimmicky.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair
                 
                2.0

                Effective but not he best

                By Jen

                from Las Vegas

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Difficult To Apply

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Color Me Automatic Foundation Applicator Universal Starter Kit:

                    This works ok to spread makeup around without using fingers, however it doesn't get into corners & crevices that well, I think a foundation brush works better

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Medium

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                    Q&A

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                    Get answers from in-house experts.

                    22 Questions | 22 Answers
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                    • Q:

                      The only real problem with this product is that we were not told we had to replace the foam heads every week. Surely they can be gently washed with soap or shampoo after every use? Otherwise this adds considerably to the cost of the unit, bad marketing I thought. Jennifer in London
                      Asked on 3/28/2016 by Jennieg from Marylebone London

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        You can extend the life of the sponge by patting with an alcohol or cleansing wipe; however, you should never pour liquid on the sponge or submerge it in water. This will help the sponge last longer. We hope this tip helps!

                        Answered on 4/1/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                    • Q:

                      Can you use this to contour and apply blush as well?
                      Asked on 12/12/2015 by Audrey from Bainbridge

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Yes, you can! Because blush and contour formulas vary, we suggest testing a small amount of makeup first before doing the full application. The fluffy "powder" Color Me sponge is the recommended sponge for blush and contour applications.

                        Answered on 12/15/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                    • Q:

                      Would you be able to use this product to apply Theatrical/costume makeup like mehron
                      Asked on 11/6/2015 by Oni

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Thicker and heavier theatrical makeup does work with Color Me; however, please keep in mind that it can cause more wear and tear on the sponge.

                        Answered on 11/13/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                    • Q:

                      Could I use this with primer as well? I was thinking I could buy multiple sponges and apply both my primer and liquid foundation in this manner.
                      Asked on 10/29/2015 by Hope from Baltimore, MD

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        While Color Me sponges are not intended for use with primer, you can use the fluffy sponge (the "powder sponge") to apply certain skincare products. Please be aware that depending on the active ingredients in your skincare products, they may cause the sponge to break down sooner - this will depend on the product you are using. For your liquid foundation, we also suggest trying the same fluffy sponge to apply your liquid if you are looking for full coverage over your primer.

                        Answered on 11/13/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                    • Q:

                      Can you replace the batteries in this device or will you have to buy a brand new device once the batteries die?
                      Asked on 7/14/2015 by EmmyJoe from North Carolina

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Color Me Automatic Foundation Applicator: Replacing Your Battery

                        Step 1
                        Slide off the battery cover on the back of the applicator to reveal the silver CR2032 battery.

                        Step 2
                        Place your index finger and thumb on the battery. Pull the battery out of its compartment.

                        Step 3
                        Replace with a new CR2032 or DL2032 battery. The battery can be inserted in either direction. Slide the battery cover back into place.

                        Step 4
                        Dispose of the old battery according to your community standards.

                        Answered on 7/14/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                    • Q:

                      Does this work with mineral foundations?
                      Asked on 6/11/2015 by Kp from Ohio

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Color Me works with liquid, cream, pressed powder, and loose powder foundations from any brand, including mineral formulas!

                        Answered on 6/16/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                    • Q:

                      Where can you find replacement sponges?
                      Asked on 6/7/2015 by ljh

                      1 answer

                    • Q:

                      I have such a hard time getting the sponges on the device. Often, I don't get them on all the way and they fall off mid application. Any tips??
                      Asked on 5/30/2015 by Bails from Iowa

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        The key is to make sure the sponge is in a horizontal position, not diagonal. Once the sponge is in position, wiggle it securely in place before using. We hope this tip helps, but if you're still having trouble, please don't hesitate to contact our Guest Services team for further troubleshooting!
                        http://www.ulta.com/ulta/guestservices/

                        Answered on 6/8/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                    • Q:

                      Do you think you could use this product with a self tanner lotion as you would a foundation creme?
                      Asked on 3/29/2015 by Always trying to improve from Coral Springs, Fl

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Yes, some users love using Color Me to apply their self tanner evenly. Remember to "season" the sponge the first time you are using it (cover the full sponge with a coat of foundation/self tanner, which is only necessary the first time you are using it), this will cut absorption and promote even application.

                        Answered on 3/30/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      The video says use a dime sized amount but many of the reviewers are saying it needs to be completely covered with foundation. Either way, foundation can be expensive, doesn't this cut severely into the length of time between buying new foundation?
                      Asked on 3/29/2015 by Jeanne

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        When you are using a fresh sponge for the first time, you'll want to "season" the sponge, i.e. cover the full sponge with a coat of foundation. This cuts absorption. This is only necessary the very first time you are using a fresh sponge.

                        Once the sponge is seasoned, a dime-sized amount or a pump of foundation is sufficient for natural coverage and you can build from there for fuller coverage. TIP: For the most full coverage, use liquid foundation with the fluffy powder sponge!

                        Answered on 3/30/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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