Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Give it a chance!
When I first used this, I wasn't impressed at all, to be honest. It dried down to a matte/semi-matte finish and it left my combination skin feeling dry & tight; it didn't feel lightweight at all. Despite this, I pushed forward & kept using it.
Come to find out, my skin was getting better with extended use! The problems I was having with it had NOTHING to do with the product, but with my actual skin. My skin was dehydrated (not unmoisturized) & overproduced oil in my tzone. Extended use of this product helped regulate that (along with a proper skincare routine). I looked deeper and found the ingredient list rich with hydrating ingredients like snail mucin & a blend of wonderful oils with brightening and soothing properties, compounds that help retain moisture & keep my skin hydrated like niacinamide, and even things to help with my hyperpigmentation issues like hyaluronic acid! I was shocked at how beautiful the formulation of this product is.
We're supposed to be using sunscreen EVERYDAY, no matter how short you're exposed to the sun - even if it's just going to the grocery store! We're also supposed to reapply sunscreen every two hours (depending on our sun exposure), but doing so over makeup can be challenging. This product is perfect for just that! It uses the beautiful ingredients Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide to be a great no-white-cast physical sunscreen!
The product advertises itself as a "full coverage cream" which I found is slightly misleading. If you think you'll get full coverage with, say, just one or two pumps, you're in for a surprise. That being said, this product layers beautifully! You can definitely build up to that full coverage you might be looking for, but will still look very natural.
TLDR: Give this product a chance - not just for a couple applications, but use it regularly so you can really see the wonderful affect it can have on your skin. Definitely buildable coverage, layers beautifully, and is a wonderful sunscreen! Two thumbs up!
Most Helpful Critical Review I really wanted to like this...
After watching rave reviews of this CC cream from some of my favorite YouTubers, I had some extremely high expectations for this product that were sadly not met. I have 40 year old, normal/slight combination skin with occasional dry patches. This cream would cling to my dry patches, oxidize leaving me with an orange hue after a few hours, and separate on top of my slightly oily T-zone. I tried applying this product with and without primer, with a foundation brush, with a beauty blender, with just with my fingers and then I gave up. I passed it on to my 65 year old mother who turned right around and gave it back to me saying that it overly emphasized her wrinkles by settling in them over time, and that it made the rest of her face look like an oil slick. -- My biggest regret is that I used up so much of this cream trying to make it work that I cannot in good conscience return it for a refund.
Reviewed by 14752 customers Not all the hype
Heather from Saginaw, mi
Not the best product. I guess if you have clear skin maybe. I'm fair so I went with fair light and online they make it seem lighter than what it is. Was too dark for my skin tone. Covered absolutely nothing I didn't even need full coverage but it was not full coverage.
Great coverage, bad shade
Addie from West Virginia
I'm very pale so I went with the tone fair which is their lightest shade and it was way too yellow and dark to be for a fair skinned complexion. I will say the coverage was great though.
Anne from New York
I am a natural redhead, so my skin is very pale. I picked the lightest shade and was excited to try it out as it looked good on the model who also has extremely fair skin, but the real life product was much darker than in the picture. It is a shame that the lightest possible option is still too dark for me. Will continue with another brand.
Evelyn from Minnesota
I really don't like heavy makeup on me, so I usually go for something light. After looking to try something new, an employee recommended this to me. The color was almost orange on my skin (shade light) and flaked everywhere. It seeped into cracks and lines, and I am a teenager so I don't really have wrinkles. The finish was not natural and wasn't even close to looking like skin. It was also very hard to blend and dried quickly. I do not recommend if you want a natural-looking CC cream; there are better options for you.
Not for me, want the solid foundation back!
mlk642 from Pennsylvania
this had great reviews but I used to use and LOVE their Confidence in a compact, which was considered a "full coverage" foundation but even after only one pump of this product it is way too thick and I look like I am wearing a mask. The Confidence in a compact just seemed to blend better and I could use less. It doesn't seem like a bad product but just not for me.
Mercy Auza from College Park, MD
My dermatologist recommended this and I love it. It covers my melasma (great coverage) and also protects my skin from the sun
My new favorite
Nikki from Florida
Goes on great and lasts all day. Hides my imperfections so well! Doesn't seem to clog my pores or leave me looking greasy like a lot of other products I've tried.
Love the product. Deep works great
Makeup Free from Sacramento, CA
Love the illuminating glow. Would like to see it the undertones available in Rich Honey in order to see what it would look like. Plan on trying the daily moisturizer in Rich Honey because it comes with blue/green undertones which is what I need.
Love! Please make more shades!
Liz from Atlanta
Very fair skinned blonde here. It's a little too dark as it is, but I looove the formula! It blends so easily & has amazing coverage, with a natural finish. I use less than a whole pump and dilute it with a little moisturizer so the color isn't so dark on me...but they need to consider making this in a shade lighter than the lightest shade.
"Fair" if my summer shade's summer shade had a summer shade.
James from Santa Rosa
I didn't think it would work, I really didn't think it would work. I asked, I told them Swan was my HG shade, I suspect NC5 is otherwise decent, like I'm within a range. I wouldn't even call it very fair, I'd just say I'm fair-fair. They said to try fair... Fair, in CC+ cream, is REALLY dark. I would call this light. IDK maybe I'm crazy. The undertone is great, pretty close to home. Maybe next summer if I accidentally fall in a pool of baby oil and lay out in the sun for a week I'll have a match.
I would buy this product again
Tomi from St Pete
Great coverage without feeling heavy
Kate from Alabana
Really color correcting.
I have never written a review but it's that good
Kelly from Baltimore, MD
So, let me just start by saying that I am *not good* at makeup- I never understood how YouTube artists could totally make blemishes disappear. I've used Estée Lauder double wear foundation for as long as I can remember, which I think is relatively high-regraded as a mid-full coverage foundation for people with oily skin. Even so, I would still get very oily after a few hours and you could still see a lot of imperfections. However, I don't like a lot of makeup on my face so I would just apply it to try and even out my skin a little and call it a day.
I bought this on a whim and have been so pleasantly surprised- the first time I applied it I used one pump and it was way too much, however my skin looked amazing because the coverage was so good! It blended well and now I just reduce the amount I want to use if I want a more natural look, but I feel that I get much fuller, longer lasting coverage from this product than any I have used before. It still looks a little oily when I first apply but I apply some lose Powder and I'm set for the day.
Love IT makeup
Terri from Syracuse NY
Been using it for a few years and love it!
I love this!
CandyJ from Indiana
This product is AMAZING. I do not like foundation because I don't like the cakey heavy feeling or look. I deal with naturally red cheeks and slight sun discoloration within my tan. I decided to try this after reviewing it on YouTube and watching the results. I am blown away with how much this worked for me. A little goes a long way so I feel the price is appropriate. I have never felt more confident in my skin yet it looks natural like I'm not wearing anything at all. It's not full coverage or for someone with extreme imperfections on skin but it's a step up from the BB cream I was trying to use that didn't really cover much at all. With my Tarte Base Tape and Stay Spray, this lasts all day and even into the next day for the occasional times I forget to wash my face before bed.
Bubby92 from Saraland, AL
Soooo disappointed! I really wanted to love this! I purchased FAIR LIGHT (which is cool toned) and it is incredibly yellow/orangey. It's very thick and looks like it would give nice coverage but there's no way I could wear this without looking orange. Will be returning.
Loved it. Wonderful product for makeup-free days.
Bmen from Beaumont tx
Great product overall.
Tiffany B from IN
I have oily skin especially in the T-Zone. This did not become greasy like most foundations. It was long lasting, and still looked amazing after 10hrs of wear time. I got the Medium Neutral and it matched my skin so perfectly. It blended well with a beauty blender and a foundation brush. This was a great purchase and I will buy again in the future
no, just wasnt my favoirte, to yellow, to heavy
59and great from MI
was to yellow, to thick and just didn't look good on my skin
kimmyb1a4 from plant shopping center
best foundation ever I love the smell I only use a little bit since I don't really have much to cover
Yes, I would buy this item again!!
Betsy from Indiana
I like the SPF coverage!!! I'm older and my skin is sensitive and a little on the dry side, with occasional breakouts. I enjoy the full coverage and it looks smooth under my loose powder, without making it too dry
Jill from Florida
It's okay. Medium to full coverage. Settled a bit into my smile lines (as most foundations do). My holy grail is L'Oréal infallible matte foundation because it never settles into my smile lines and literally lasts all day in humid Florida. I wanted something with SPF so I don't have to wear sunscreen under my foundation so I got this. I like it overall... but the shades are just SO BAD. They need more shades. I got Medium tan as tan is too dark and medium is too light... and it's SO ASHY! My face looks gray! I don't know why they can't come out with more shades. It's a great CC cream, but they need more shades!
Makes you look orangey
mssevelynn from Irvine, Ca
I love the coverage and how natural it looks on. But, I have to agree with the other reviews. It definitely is misleading with the color shades...
worth the hype
amy from gadsden, al
my favorite cc cream/ foundation. haven't found anything else that even compares
It's got potential.
Devon from NC
I bought this product looking for a one step solution to replace serum, SPF moisturizer, and primer. For this not to sink into my pores a moisturizing primer will still be needed. This dries darker and with an orange cast. I'm fair with blue eyes and warm undertones but do tan. The fair light was still too dark. I will try the fair and see how that works out. The coverage is great, to the point I forgot to use undereye concealer the first time I used it.