Rated 4.32 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Love this
I am 1W2 Sand color and it matches really well. I'm Hispanic but I have fair skin with both pink and yellow undertones. This color matches me perfectly. I used to wear the Estée Lauder Double Wear because it was non transferable. My gripe with that foundation was it was drying for my aging, dry, large pore face. I had to mix it with Lancôme foundation to get the perfect combo of hydration. I had used the other Estée Lauder hydration foundation and that was a bust. It slid off my face. It was too hydrating and transferred everywhere. So when I saw futurist, I decided to give it a try. It goes on so smoothly (I use brush) on my skin and I don't have to use a lot. Start with a little, because it gives great coverage, especially when it sets. I didn't realize that I put too much foundation the first time. You don't know until it dries and you realize your face looks cakey. So the next time I put a little amount and rubbed it all over my face, set it and it was perfect. In the beginning of application, I figured since it feels so hydrating that maybe I don't need moisturizer before and I need to set it with a lot of powder. I was wrong. Once that foundation sets, which can take a little long, it looks a little dry if you didn't moisturize or set your face with too much powder. It's kind of a trial and error but it's worth it. You just have to know your skin. It lasted a long time. Even with a mask on in the hot sun. Toward the very end of the night, it started to separate but I noticed that when I didn't moisturize that day and set it with too much powder. So that could be the reason. All in all, I think it's a great foundation and it's worth giving a try. FYI it does have a strong SPF smell which I love bc it smells like you're at the beach. For those who don't like the SPF smell, then you won't like this foundation.
Most Helpful Critical Review Ok product
I give this product a 3 star because I didn't really like the flaky look it gives. The color I received was the 2C3 Fresco which was on point with my skin tone which I did like a lot. All because I'm in between colors when it comes to my skin tone & it's very hard to find something close, so saying this was on point was great! The foundation itself went on smoothly it was indeed very light so don't expect it to come out slowly I do indeed like the little pump it has but wish it was a little thicker in consistency. (I wasn't expecting it to pore out, when I seen the pump type applicator so of course I gave it a quick few pumps and needless to say I had at least 2 applications now on my foundation brush.) don't be me lol pump slowly! As far as everything else it was a good foundation just needs a few adjustments. I can also say I do have truly sensitive skin and have found NO issues with breakouts using this product the past 4 days now! I have did some tweaking of my own and added a little of my primer with this particular foundation when applying it and have gotten the flaky look to disappear)(not saying this will work for everyone & my primer may be different that yours so just that that into consideration) Also all skin types are indeed different so just because it leaves me looking flaky doesn't mean it will you. But I hope this gives you a little insight on this particular product. As I said over all it turned out to be ok there was more positive than negative and if they fix the texture and the flaky on face look I'll give it another shot! But all in all I believe it's a innovative product.
Reviewed by 380 customers Settled in pores and aged skin
Missthomas from Searcy AR
This foundation goes on nicely and is a lovely shade, however it settled in my pores and seemed to accentuate my imperfections and lack of lasticitu in areas- probably because the consistency is very thick. I wanted to like this foundation, but did not. It made me look older.
Kara from Ky
Beautiful natural finish!! Great coverage!! Only thing I don't like is the added fragrance. It doesn't irritate my skin but I would like to avoid added fragrance. But I'll put up with it if the product is good and THIS IS SO GOOD!!!!!
Best foundation I have used
Emily from United States
I've been using this for probably around a year now and I absolutely love it. I have tried so many foundations and wasted hundreds of dollars over the years looking for something to work for my pale, sensitive skin. The lightest color of this is great for me, although anyone paler than I am will most likely not find a match. Other foundations that have SPF have always broken my skin out so I was nervous to try it at first, but my skin has never been clearer. One bottle lasts me months and months, I am just now on my third bottle. My favorite thing is that you can use a small amount for a really natural look which is what I normally do, but you can really build it up to a gorgeous full coverage when you want to. My least favorite thing is that you have to set it, I prefer foundations that set on their own. The longer you leave it, the more it will dry down, however I don't have a extra half hour in the mornings to let it dry. I usually let it set 5-6 mins while I apply concealer and still have to use powder. However I have oily skin, not everyone does, so I didn't think it warranted the removal of a star. Anyway, sorry for the long review. Love this foundation!
I would buy this again, very smooth and good coverage.
T nurse from Ardmore Oklahoma
I use this everyday, it covers good, diminishes appearance of aging, has 45 spf and it feels really nice on the skin.
As Told By Candice
Candice from Nashville, TN
I have dry and red skin. This foundation has made my skin look marvelous and not dried out like most foundation.
The color of this make up looks a little muddy
Kristi from Spartanburg SC
I purchased the same shade in this line as I do in my Daily wear lite but the color is very muddy. This same shade in daily wear lite has a little more skin kiss or golden. Shell beige in this is just muddy looking. NOt pretty at all
Lisa C from PA
I don't think there is anything negative to say about this foundation. The smell, the coverage, the color...amazing. I don't think I'll ever use anything else! Keeps my face hydrated, and covers blemishes. I love that it's buildable.
I will keep buying this foundation
TR from Lakewood, CO
I am a 60+ woman with dry skin. This foundation glides on the skin without patches and looks so natural. It feels and looks very natural.
Love the coverage
Karen from WA
i have alot of sun damage and the coverage is good. Bought it since it also has SPF in it. will buy it again!!!
Cheffchel from Tulsa
I read reviews on the product and some said it was more on the "dewy" side than matte. I personally do not care for matte, I think it makes me look 10 years older. It doesn't settle into smile lines which is good. But so far, it doesn't prove to have any staying power, either. I expected more considering the price point.
Madison from Yuma, AZ
I love this so much I have it in my shade for winter and another one for summer. I love that the coverage is buildable so I can add more to cover up blemishes but also light enough to wear to the river and not look crazy.
Not what I was expecting
J from North Carolina
I wanted to love this and have liked their products before (Double Wear). This one is quite noticeable on my skin, which could be because it's the wrong color. I used the app to find a good shade since the stores cannot color match you right now. The associate seemed confident in the shade, but it was all wrong when I applied it to my face at home.
I would buy it again! I love it! love the color, it's soft
Neyra from TX
as a abase for my makeup every morning
Gurululu from Fanwood, NJ
3.8% of zinc is hardly covering the UVA spectrum. Keep in mind that octinoxate only covers 20 nanometers of the UVA spectrum, but companies will still try to sell it as an UVA ingredient.
Wow. Great coverage and looks so natural!
Veka from Phoenix
Holy grail! Perfect in every way.
Love this! Little shiny... but not a problem
saltymargmama from AZ
First- I love the finish and knowing the SPF 45 that comes along with it. It's FAR better than another brand that has a similar looking package...
Lasts a while, all day. However, I have oily skin and then does tend to be shiny at the end of the day. If needed I can add a little powder on top in the afternoon. I've never tried with a mattifying primer, maybe that would help.
Very watery; Not fav formula
Mofitzy from Eastlake, Ohio
I had heard really great things about this foundation, so I decided to give it a try. I was negatively surprised at how watery, and light coverage it was???
I was not impressed by the formula, to say the least. I prefer a more mousse texture to my foundation, not one that rolls down my face. I will not be repurchasing this foundation for these reasons, and therefore cannot recommend it.
not for me
Jane from PA
When I first tried this foundation on I thought it looked great. Even the color was perfect. Lo and behold, the next day my forehead was full of pimples and my cheeks were bright red. I have not had pimples in years so not sure what caused this but I had to return it. I used to love perfectionist but now Estee Lauder has discontinued that and they don't seem to have a decent foundation for dry skin anymore. So will look elsewhere.
I love the way this goes on my skin- Great coverage!
S from Seattle Wa
I love the coverage and the way it felt in my skin. My skin feels hydrated and breathable throughout the day! The SPF is a plus for me
Not for me
Maria from Grand Rapids Mich
Apparently this replaces the Perfectionist line but it's not even close to the same. It goes on dry and heavy. Returned it to the store and am looking for another brand that it's similar in application.
Light foundation with SPF 45 but irritates skin
Lori from New Lenox, IL
At first I loved this foundation but unfortunately it irritated my skin and caused my skin to get red and puffy. I would not recommend this foundation to people that have sensitive skin.
K.R. from New Jersey
This was recommended to me by an Ulta employee because my skin is always dry. Love the color and how light weight it is. It even looks great on. However, the after math of this foundation was a DISASTER!! It wreaked havoc on my skin and cause SEVERE breakouts after every use that seemed to get worse every time I would wear it. Which by the way, was only a total of 4 times and this last time has been by far the worst breakout and acne I have had in YEARS!! It is not an oil free foundation so i'm assuming that's why I had such bad breakouts. But definitely will be returning this product and trying to find something else. If you have dry skin with very little acne and what to keep it that way steer clear of this product.
Not Actually Hydrating
Elle from Dallas
This product starts out looking fantastic but after a couple of hours dries out and looks flaky and dry.
I was so excited to try this product! I had high hopes that it would help my dry skin and avoid the flaky look but unfortunately, dreams don't always come true. I have tried different moisturizers prior to application but even starting with marula oil.
I will not be purchasing this foundation again. It isn't a bad product but if you have dry skin and want to avoid a flaky/dry look this is not the foundation you've been hoping for.
The color is really off compared to industry standard
NeutralPink from California
So I was excited about this, but what a disappointment. I'm a neutral undertones light, so I chose the 1N2. I put it on, and it looked so dark and dull that I compared it to my other foundations/tints/bb creams. It's about 4 shades darker than it should be. The "ecru" is really dull with no pink. If I judge by a pinker tone, it would take me to 2C3, which is an *even darker* shade.
It doesn't matter how good the formula is if the shades look ugly on. This fail did show me how much better the other brands are for fair and light neutrals.
I love this product and would buy it again :)
Djk from Selah, Wa
This product is wonderful. If your an Estée Lauder fan and have dry skin you will love this. The shades blend in so well and your face feels so moisturized and protected. Good summertime foundation !