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Color MeAutomatic Foundation Applicator Universal Starter Kit
Color Me

Automatic Foundation Applicator Universal Starter Kit

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Color MeAutomatic Foundation Applicator Universal Starter Kit
 
4.3

(based on 18 reviews)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Blends well (15)
  • Goes on smoothly (15)
  • Easy to apply (13)
  • Lightweight (6)
  • Matte finish (6)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (6)

Best Uses

  • Light to medium coverage (12)
  • Full coverage (10)
  • Normal skin (5)
  • Acne-prone or oily skin (4)
  • Dry skin (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (14), Budget shopper (4)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (9), Fair (8)

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5.0

simply stunning

By allie3242

from San Mateo, CA

About Me Brand Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Perfect finish
  • Quick

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Airbrush Effect
    • Full Coverage
    • Light To Medium Coverage

    Comments about Color Me Automatic Foundation Applicator Universal Starter Kit:

    This is hands down the best tool I have ever used to apply foundation. I've been using it everyday for 3 weeks now and there are no signs of wear other than the sponge being the color of my makeup.

    Everything about this tool is ingenious. The shape of the sponge is perfect for all surfaces. You definitely need to dampen the sponge first, it won't work right unless you do.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair
     
    5.0

    My favorite new product.

    By Mature but foxy

    from Celina, Texas

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Easy To Apply
    • Goes On Smoothly
    • Lightweight
    • Long-Lasting
    • Matte Finish

    Cons

    • Pricey / Poor Value

    Best Uses

    • Mature Skin
    • Normal Skin

    Comments about Color Me Automatic Foundation Applicator Universal Starter Kit:

    This is a great product. Makeup stays on all day without touch ups. Sponges last much longer than suggested. I have found the best way for liquid makeup application is to put a thin layer of makeup on the applicator and then dots of makeup on my face. I plan to buy my two daughters-in-law these for Christmas.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    5.0

    Excellent product

    By RenaJ2731

    from Chattanooga, TN

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Easy To Apply
    • Goes On Smoothly

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Full Coverage
      • Light To Medium Coverage

      Comments about Color Me Automatic Foundation Applicator Universal Starter Kit:

      I love this product and have already recommended it to two friends. It blends my foundation like nobody's business. Love the interchangeable sponges to use with powder or liquid foundation. My It cosmetics celebration powder has never looked so good!

      • Skin Tone:
      • Deep

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Impressed

      By Priscilla D.

      from Marietta, GA

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Pros

      • Airbrush Like
      • Blends Well
      • Easy To Apply
      • Goes On Smoothly
      • Long-Lasting
      • Matte Finish

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Full Coverage

        Comments about Color Me Automatic Foundation Applicator Universal Starter Kit:

        It doesn't happen often, but every once in a while I find a product that truly ups my makeup routine. It happened before when I tried an eyelash curler for the first time (game changing) and now it has happened again with this new tool.

        When I first heard about it I said no way that sounds strange, lazy and unnecessary – and your first instinct is to dismiss it. I will tell you right now: try it. The colorme tool works brilliantly and makes my powder look airbrushed! I prefer to use mineral powder because my skin reacts to some of the common ingredients in liquid foundation, but I still want full coverage and I can get it quickly with this tool.

        Two big thumbs up. Thank you!

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I have no regrets

        By Teala Dunn

        from Los Angeles, CA

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Easy To Apply
        • Goes On Smoothly
        • Matte Finish

        Cons

        • Pricey

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
        • Full Coverage
        • Light To Medium Coverage
        • Normal Skin
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Color Me Automatic Foundation Applicator Universal Starter Kit:

        I use this daily, I wouldn't say its my holy grail product, but I do definitely enjoy using this product. I use it mainly for my powder because I feel as if it does give better coverage. When I use it for liquid I feel it doesn't give as good of a coverage. I do think the product is worth the money but it is pricey. I also make youtube videos and most of my viewers are 13-17 which they have a budget, so that could be problematic.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Perfection

        By GlamourGrl

        from Cherry Hill, NJ

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Easy To Apply
        • Goes On Smoothly
        • Lightweight
        • Matte Finish

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Dry Skin
          • Light To Medium Coverage

          Comments about Color Me Automatic Foundation Applicator Universal Starter Kit:

          After weeks of debating if this device was worth the price, I'm very happy to say its worth it. I use this tool with my BB cream and it gives me a flawless airbrushed texture.

          If I'm going out at night I use the powder sponge to apply my pur minerals on top of the BB cream, this sets the makeup in place and gives me a full coverage matte look.

          You will not want to use a brush ever again. Are you debating?? Stop... and pick this up for yourself!

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium

          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          New favorite tool

          By Bernice

          from Horsham, PA

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Goes On Smoothly

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Full Coverage
            • Light To Medium Coverage
            • Mature Skin

            Comments about Color Me Automatic Foundation Applicator Universal Starter Kit:

            I truly adore how this blends mineral foundation onto my skin. It makes my face look super natural and flawless at the same time. With a regular brush, you'd have to swirl it and really work it into the skin in order to get the same coverage. With Color Me it's about a thousand times easier. It does exactly what it says it will do!

            Some advice – I have gotten amazing results using this tool with mineral foundation. I do not use liquid foundation every day but when I do I like using my Color Me device with my full coverage Lancome foundation and I make sure the sponge is damp. Then, dot the liquid foundation all over your face instead of directly onto the sponge so that the sponge doesn't accidentally suck up the foundation. Use the device to blend and smear the foundation all over your face until the foundation is evenly spread. Don't rub otherwise the effect won't be as nice or flawless.

            It's super fast and easy to use (I cannot stress this enough), and it has such a great and natural effect on your skin. My mom saw me using it one day so I picked up one for her, and she absolutely loves it. She's sometimes a little heavy-handed with her liquid foundation as a result of using just her fingers to work in the makeup. Using this, her foundation is blended in much more naturally and even the color looks better. She said that even her friends noticed a difference with how much better her foundation looks. I just love how much faster this thing made my makeup routine while giving me a better finishing effect. So yes, this little thing is highly, highly recommended and definitely worth the price.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Airbrush effect

            By MGB

            from Cincinnati OH

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Airbrush Effect
            • Blends Well
            • Goes On Smoothly

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Full Coverage
              • Light To Medium Coverage

              Comments about Color Me Automatic Foundation Applicator Universal Starter Kit:

              Wow! I have always wondered how other people got their makeup to look so smooth and flawless. This device may have been their secret!

              In the past I have tried all sorts to tools. I have tried the real techniques sponges, the beauty blender sponge and Mac brushes. But I always felt like my makeup should look better.... And now I know I was right!

              Just drag this thing across your face and it'll make your foundation perfectly distributed and even, it buffs it on really evenly so it won't look Caley or streaky, just airbrushed.

              Another thing I love about this tool is the massaging feeling on my face in the morning when I put on my makeup,now I look forward to doing that every day.

              One piece of advice I have is to moisten the sponge before using it with liquid or serum foundation. The instructions say to coat the sponge with foundation which I think would probably work fine but I didn't want to waste my foundation!

              I love this device and will not be going back to regular brushes ever again. Highly recommend!

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium

              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Buying more as gifts!

              By Marcy464

              from San Francisco, CA

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Pros

              • Blends Well
              • Easy To Apply
              • Goes On Smoothly

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Full Coverage
                • Light To Medium Coverage

                Comments about Color Me Automatic Foundation Applicator Universal Starter Kit:

                This little tool is a keeper! It is great for blending my IT Cosmetics CC cream and really gets around areas like my nose and eyes. I originally read about it in a magazine, I ordered from Ulta as I couldn't find it anywhere else. The price point is a little intimidating, but getting the hang of it, I believe it is a good value.

                A few notes about the applicator - it took me a few tries to figure this out:

                The sponge will absorb your liquid foundation if you don't wet the sponge first. The instructions say to wet the sponge with a coat of foundation but I have found that wetting the sponge with water works fine.

                The applicator gives you buildable coverage AKA the coverage will probably start out lighter than what you are used to. This was a good thing for me because I was able to make my makeup look natural without the cake face look.

                I have not tried the device with powder yet but I am excited to try it out, because of all the great reviews it gets with powder!

                Overall, I am very happy with this tool and will be buying more as gifts for friends and family!

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium

                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                some things to know

                By makeupqueen

                from Sacramento, CA

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Pros

                • Blends Well
                • Goes On Smoothly
                • Powder Sponges

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Light To Medium Coverage

                  Comments about Color Me Automatic Foundation Applicator Universal Starter Kit:

                  I'm a professional makeup artist. I have most of the top products out there. So, I am usually skeptical about pricey new products. Typically I will wait before hopping onto the bandwagon if there is a new product people are talking about. With Color Me, I was really skeptical because I already have so many tools and brushes already and I felt the extra $$ wasn't needed.

                  I had a chance to try a friend's Color Me applicator, and as soon as I did I wished I had tried Color Me sooner. Here is a little about my experience!

                  Firstly, this device works really well with powder. I haven't seen any other brush or sponge apply powder with such smooth coverage. This is the #1 best thing about Color Me in my opinion!

                  Color Me is decent for liquid foundation and I have found that it works best with full coverage foundation

                  By wetting the sponge a little bit I keep it from absorbing my liquid makeup

                  Resist the urge to apply too much and you will see Color Me will give you a really nice natural but flawless look

                  I have found the sponges last longer than 7 days, mine have been fine for over 3 weeks now

                  Conclusion: Color Me is a great tool for me as a working MUA, I'm glad I gave it a try! I strongly recommend this especially if you use powder makeup.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Fair

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                  • Q:

                    Can you use any foundation brand? What brand works best?
                    Asked on 9/21/2014 by Pkeeler

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

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

                      Answered on 9/22/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    Are the sponges latex free?
                    Asked on 9/20/2014 by Debbie from Houston, TX

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Color Me sponges are latex-free and hypoallergenic.

                      Answered on 9/22/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    How do you use this?
                    Asked on 9/20/2014 by chris

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Firmly attach sponge to device. Put small amount of foundation onto sponge then push button. If you're using liquid foundation, tap foundation from sponge onto forehead, cheeks, nose, chin before blending. As device pulsates, sweep it in light circular motions across face to blend. The sponges are latex free, hypoallergenic and disposable; replacement recommended after 7 days of use.

                      Answered on 9/22/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    Is there a way you can clean the sponges so you don't have to constantly buy replacements every seven days??
                    Asked on 9/17/2014 by Sarah

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      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.

                      Answered on 9/18/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    Can you use your own sponges or do you have to buy these color-me sponges separately?
                    Asked on 9/15/2014 by Hello from Guam

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      The only sponges that are compatible with the Color Me Automatic Foundation Applicator are the Color Me Sponges.

                      Answered on 9/16/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    How often do you have to change out the sponges? (i.e. How many uses do you get out of each sponge?)
                    Asked on 9/7/2014 by Courtney B from Tulsa, OK

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Sponge replacement is recommended after 7 uses.

                      Answered on 9/8/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    I noticed that several of the reviewers so far used a mineral foundation with this product, is it only for mineral foundations or can any liquid foundation work with this device?
                    Asked on 9/7/2014 by Courtney B from Tulsa, OK

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      No, Color Me works with non-mineral formulas of liquid, cream, pressed powder, and loose powder foundations as well!

                      Answered on 9/8/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    Is this battery operated, or do you charge it?
                    Asked on 9/6/2014 by micio

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Color-Me Automatic Foundation Applicator is battery-operated, no need to charge. Please note: replacement battery is a Lithium 3V Coin Type CR2032. Replace only with same or equivalent battery type.

                      Answered on 9/8/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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