Rated 4.04 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Surprisingly good
I had to switch foundations after realizing my Kat Von D foundation was actually EATING my skin, making my breakouts a lot worse, and causing really deep cystic pimples/staph infections (I'd get pimples, pop them PROPERLY then after applying foundation to cover them they'd turn into these giant flat scabby patches that would take over a month to heal and would scar a lot) I've got very dry skin with a slightly oily t-zone and the KVD foundation would "crack", settle into my pores, and cling horribly to my dry patches, so obviously I needed to switch foundations but couldn't afford to shell out $40+ for another high end foundation, so after reading a lot of reviews I gave this one a shot, and am seriously impressed. I'll give you my whole routine since some people seem to be having issues with it, I start off with NYX's honey dew me up primer (which is also GREAT as a night serum and has seriously helped my skin) and a little spritz of NYX's matte setting spray on my t-zone to help control oil, then buff a pump and a half into my face and neck with it cosmetic's airbrush foundation brush (it works nicely with a beauty blender too, but goes on sheerer this way), set it using the KVD powder foundation, generously spray with the NYX matte setting spray, then gently pat my whole face with a damp beauty blender (this step isn't necessary, but it helps merge the powder and cream together to keep it from looking cakes and gives me a really pretty flawless finish) I did my makeup at 9 am, and it's 7:30 now and my foundation still looks flawless, it covers blemishes and discoloration completely without needing any concealer, it's doesn't cling to my dry patches at all, doesn't settle into my pores, and holds up beautifully. It's doesn't crack or cake up like my KVD foundation would, and stays put if you have to blot it. My only complaints would be the VERY limited shade range, and it does oxidize a little so if you're between shades go with the lighter one.
Most Helpful Critical Review Makes Pores Look Awful!
I really wanted to like this foundation, and I did upon the initial application. It went on smoothly, was easy to blend, and seemed to cover a decent amount. However, after less than an hour of wear, I noticed the foundation oxidized very badly and looked orange on my very fair skin (and I bought the lightest shade they make, 00A Porcelain). Also, the foundation had settled into my pores and made them look awful! I don't consider myself to be someone with very bad or noticeable pores at all, and I use a skincare regimen daily, but this foundation made it look like I was covered in blackheads! And that was with using the pore-minimizing Porefessional primer by Smashbox. Additionally, after less than an hour of wear, the foundation had worn off along my jaw/lower cheekbone and my redness was peeking through badly. To sum up, I liked how this foundation looked when I first applied it, but it just got worse and worse the longer I wore it (which was less than an hour!).
Reviewed by 1473 customers Great affordable foundation
CedeLeigh from Tennessee
Great coverage! Best affordable foundation that I've tried. I've tried 2 different shades (summer/winter) and they never turn any weird colors and match my skin tone perfectly.
Made me breakout ):
Kelsiekels from California
So when I first out this on...I loved it. It was beautiful and actually light enough for my translucent skin. The first thing I noticed was that it didn't wear well or last long. I gave it a fair test and tried it on the weekend on a day that I wouldn't be wearing a mask. Within 3-4 hours, it started to separate and completely disappear on my nose and all around it. Within another hour I was a total greasy mess and the foundation was sliding all over my face. The next day I broke out and continued to break out for a few more days. I wanted to love it. The shade was so nice. It may work for someone with dry skin and who isn't acne prone.
dani from md
its good until you go out in the cold and then it starts cracking and looking cakey
Kayla from Cape Coral fl
Best foundation I've used yet
I would but this again
dani from maryland
The product is good
Patrice from Santee
Good coverage and shade match was good
Peggy from NJ
This foundation has good coverage without being too heavy. It seems to work as well as a much more expensive brand that I like. So I will continue to use this one.
I have mixed feelings...
Shelbi from Louisiana
Once I got home with my foundation and opened it, I noticed it was separated. I just thought it was normal for this foundation and shook it up and applied it. After vigorously shaking it for about 2 minutes it was finally mixed pretty well. It applied beautiful and I loved the coverage and finish. I have normal to dry skin, so I wasn't concerned with it separating on my face or oils coming through, but I should have been. Every time I wore this foundation it ended up separating during the work day (8-5). I constantly had to reapply powder. I really wanted to like this foundation. I may try it again in hopes I just got a bad batch... I would recommend it for the coverage, but I would make sure to check the bottle before purchasing to ensure the foundation isn't separated.
Tik Tok made me buy it
Sungodess52 from Georgia
This has great coverage, is thick and creamy which is what i needed awesome product for the price, so glad i changed i was using the loreal pro glow it just didnt cover well
Second time around
Jamie from Atl
I bought this years ago to use a foundation and decided to revisit when looking for a concealer since urban decay discontinued their naked skin concealer (rip). It works for my purposes as I don't wear foundation and it blends nicely into my skin. Creased a bit under my eye but I'm gonna try different application techniques to see if it was my fault. The pump isn't my favorite but it works
product review. from USA
Wonderful full coverage. Not drying. Long lasting. Without a doubt the best foundation I've tried.
Great product for the price vs expensive brands
Milanilove from Cookeville TN
Great ingredients in this brand.
Best foundation ever
em from Maine
I usually used wet n wild but I tried this one and it works so well, so easy to blend and I don't even need that much cause it blends so well and covers a lot. My bottle did come with the oils and color separated tho
Not for people with large pores or dry skin
Megan from New England
I was actually really excited to try this foundation as I've heard it is SO NICE from multiple different people. However, on my dry-combo skin, it looked like a mask and instantly made me look cakey. It didn't want to settle into my skin, which made it transfer really easy too. I also broke out the very next day after wearing this foundation (usually it takes a few days for my skin to react). I'm sure that this foundation is perfect for some people, I have just had a really bad experience and don't reccommend it for people who have sensitive, dry skin with a lot of pores like myself.
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angieq from los angeles
I like that this foundation is super buildable and it never looks cakey. It's also both not drying but it isn't too hydrating which makes this a great foundation all year long for me. My only complaint is that after a long day and I'm very oily this foundation does lose some of its coverage but that's not a deal breaker
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Jim from SD
I've been using this foundation Brand for years now, it's my favorite CANT live without it
Looks so natural
Jim from SD
I love this foundation it makes my skin look super natural. It's a must have.
it's a Supreme foundation
Jolene beauty feen from Geyserville
this foundation is definitely a must in my collection. it lives up to its claims. it's better than nearly all luxury brands, it has all the qualities to be a prestigious foundation brand for a fraction of the price. the finish, coverage and longevity is absolutely amazing. I am 38 with combo skin leaning more towards dry. I have very mild darkness under the eyes, a few fine lines and scarring with moderate consequences from sun damage. my skin tone is fair and neutral with slightly warm dominance. I have platinum blonde hair and blue eyes. my concerns are a few large pores on my nose, a scar on my forehead and a few fine lines. But that's what makes us unique and perfectly flawed humans.
Cam from USA
I'm so in love with this product!! Helps so well with covering up my acne and is light coverage!! If you want more coverage you can always build , but I love it:)
Always my go to
Miranda from PA
I've purchased this multiple times and each time I wonder why I ever experimented with any other foundation. Great price, great coverage, and feels good all day long!
I broke me out :/
KD from Texas
I was so excited to try this foundation with the great reviews and I love Milani products. I have normal skin that is on the sensitive side and this foundation broke me out especially in my forbear area. It took me a bit to realize it was my foundation (my brushes are always clean, I have a good skincare routine, and eat healthy) once I stopped using the foundation my skin improved by 100%. Also this foundation is very thick and feels like mud on my face, not a natural look at all.
ldyolvebag from michigan
this is definitely full coverage so if you don't like that, skip it. I find anything that's a combo of both foundation and concealer to be thicker. you'll want the right brush for it but it applies well and I had no problems with blending or shade matching
Maliha from Bridgeview
Love this foundation
my holy grail for years!
cass from illinois
ive used different foundations in between milani's and i always come back to this one. it doesnt have a bad scent. BEAUTIFUL full coverage that doesn't feel heavy on your skin. i have dry skin and even though this is a matte foundation, it sits so pretty on my skin. decent shade range so its not too hard to find a good match!
peytonzee from Wisco
It says medium to full coverage in the description and advertises as foundation and concealer. Even after building up the product, I was left with nearly sheer foundation. To make matters worse, my contour basically got ruined from the foundation and when I looked in the mirror I looked like a clown. 🤗