Rated 4.19 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Nice Alternative to thick BB and CC Creams
This product made my over 50-year old skin glow!
My skin is on the dry side, but it is not too bad in the summer. I usually use a BB cream with SPF, but it feels heavy and it is not an exact match. I use Total Control in Cappuccino and was delighted that Born to Glow had this color as well. I was a perfect match as well as light and easy to apply with a brush and finish with a sponge. A little product is all it takes to give me a dewy glow. I use the "Can't Stop Won't Stop" concealer in Cappuccino because I do not think the product covers my dark circles perfectly. As others have noted, you definitely need to set it with setting or finishing powder of your choice. I use a primer and I find that that helps it to last longer.
Most Helpful Critical Review Could be good, but color is wrong
I chose Soft Beige, which is supposed to be medium light with cool undertone, and I was surprised to see how yellow it is! There is no way that this is cool toned. I think I'd like the foundation, but I couldn't use too much due to the color being so wrong, but I'd like to try it again in a color that really is cool toned, if they have one.
Reviewed by 1382 customers Absolute Fav
Ems from Arkansas
Porcelain is my perfect shade match. Looks the same all day and feels amazing.
audrey from maryland
at first I thought it was too matte for my taste. but as the night went on, it turned to the most dewy and beautiful foundation without making me look or feel oily. I've never found a foundation which combats oil but also moisturizes the way this one does. also the shade matches are perfect. this foundation is as dewy as you want it to be - use a dewy primer for a more moisturized look or a matte one. it feels lightweight on the skin and doesn't cling to dry patches.
foundation for all skin types
amg from Bay Area
I have spent countless years and an embarrassing amount of money trying to find the perfect foundation and I can finally say I've found it. I have oily/combination acne prone skin, and this foundation feels so lightweight, has the best buildable coverage, AND the most beautiful skin like finish. In my opinion, it's a foundation you can wear all year round. If you're someone with dry skin, or mature skin, you will love this. It doesn't accentuate fine lines or pores. It photographs beautifully, and I will continue to repurchase. For reference, I wear Fenty 310 and MAC NC42. In the winter I wear 12 Classic Tan, while in the summer I wear 12.7 Neutral Tan.
Bad color and formula
PP from Waukesha WI
Ordered Warm Vanilla (light w/ warm undertone) and it is literally Yellow! I don't know what ingredient is the culprit, but I can't wash this foundation off my hands or brushes….it's like latex paint. Also stings my skin abit even though texture on skin does not seem too bad.
I tried mixing it abit but finally just threw it away as it was so frustrating!
Kenzie from Laurel Maryland
I didn't have high hopes at all, I'm very much stuck in my ways when it comes to foundation but figured with my latest haul I'd give some a try. I picked this up because it was daily inexpensive, and let me say, for the price it did just fine. I enjoyed the coverage and will more than likely switch this over to my "daily" on the go foundation. I did have a slight itch to my face after about 4 hours of wear, but I also tried a few different products at the time and am unsure if it was the foundation or not. I liked the wear and look. After 4 hours I didn't see any pulling or discoloration at all. Good product
Awesome drugstore foundation
Viv from NY
This foundation is comparable to others I've tried that were quadruple the price. It lasts, has a beautiful finish, great shade options and match, and doesn't settle into fine lines. It doesn't have any fragrance either which is perfect for sensitive skin. Nyx hit it out of the ballpark with this one.
OUTSTANDING. PLEASE bring this back on shelves
Sara from MO
Beautiful and natural radiant finish with buildable coverage (goes upto full coverage and NOT cakey at all). It's also one of the few that offers a perfect match for my yellow olive undertone. (Only one other brand has done this so far, and that brand is very expensive )
I recently noticed that Ulta doesn't carry it on the shelves anymore though… PLEASE BRING THIS BACK. it is OUTSTANDING value for money. I've used a lot of expensive prestige foundations and I can say for sure that this one knocks the others down sooo easily. So worth the price.
Please BRING THIS BACK.
Lizs18 from Burke, VA
I used this with Nyx's hydrating primer and I'm not impressed. Definitely not radiant. It went on cakey. This is my first time trying a drugstore foundation in years and this reminds me why. I'll be returning this.
BEST DRUGSTORE FOUNDATION
Vanessa from New York
I've found that I've gotten way more compliments on this foundation than I've ever had with any of the high-end, 40$+ foundations I've bought. My only wish is that they made these in bigger bottles, I constantly have to stock up on these. Never discontinue this, please!
It's good but better as a mix in
Erw99 from Indiana
I work as a soil scientist and this foundation on its own can be a bit sticky (which means I get dirt stuck to my face) but has a beautiful finish. What I have found is I can use this foundation for quick trips out or if I'm indoors. Where I have found this foundation really shines is as a mix in to foundations that cling to my dry patches. It's worked with every formula I have tried and product lays over it beautifully. It works when I have oily or dry skin. If you have an indoor job this would probably work great for you.
Naomi from nonya 😉
This stuff is heaven! It does exactly as it says it does! It's light coverage so it doesn't go on too Cakey. My only problem is the color is a little too light, but that's my fault. But I kinda like that it's a little too light bc it gives me a nice glow!! I highly recommend! Def buy if you're into My Skin But Better movement!!
Preforms as precessional makeup
Angel from Baltimore
This foundation give you a bang for your buck. I love how light weight it feels while giving you full coverage I wanted something I could wear everyday to cover up my minor blemishes and this really blew away NYX delivers yet again!
unexsists from vancouver washington
absolutely loveeee this foundation PLS never ever discontinue. it will always blend smoothly!! a true holy grail in my makeup bag
Good but causes breakouts
Sonia from Chicago
This foundation is glowy and looks great on the skin, but causes breakouts only after a few hours of wear
Way too dark
Cyn from San Antonio, Tx
I never got to try it because the foundation was way too dark and orange. I got Beige11 and it doesn't look dark on the tube but once you swatch it it's really orange and way darker than it shows in pictures.
I love this foundation
Kim from Springfield il
Love this foundation! Very disappointed that it is no longer carried in your stores. Had to find a whole new foundation. That was way more expensive!
This just wasn't for me
Dee, Geek of Makeup from Saint Paul, MN
I tried this product out it doesn't look like it is meant for me. The pigmentation does matches my skin well, in addition, I like that it is blend-able and build-able, light to medium coverage, but it is not full coverage.
I like that it goes on smoothly, it does not cover my discolorations and freckles that well. It does not really cover my pimples and scars well and it isn't long wear so you do have to retouch it within that 8 hour wear.
It can cause breakouts at times and sometimes it doesn't depending on how you apply it and on what weather day you wear it and it is transfer-able. There's so much great products that this brand has but this one just didn't work for me.
I own over 25 foundations and this is my favorite
Kathryn from Fort Wayne, IN
This is a great medium coverage, natural finish foundation. It is the best shade match I've ever found and is one of the few drugstore foundations that actually includes legitimately neutral undertones. I've never written a review for a product but I think that this one is totally worth writing about! 10/10 recommend.
Makes my skin look literally perfect
RG from Texas
This has been my favorite foundation for almost a year. Smoothing, dewy, makes my skin look perfected. Thin, lightweight formula takes powder well and reapplies well (essential for oily skin). Love it!
Kacy from Houston, TX
Guyyyys, I love this foundation. I've tried literally soooo many foundations, mostly drug store and a few high end ones but this is my favorite. It gives good coverage without making me feel cakey. And I normally avoid things with the word "glow" in them for fear of looking like a glazed donut but YALL this foundation is perfect. Its giving SKINNNN. Just trust me
Love love love this!
NerdyGirlLuvsMakeup from Atlanta
This is superior to other medium coverage foundations found at the drugstore. It blended nicely onto my skin and lasted all day without settling. I liked this far better than the Wet N Wild new Bare Focus.
Jd from Arizona
I love this foundation, it beats pricier ones i have bought. I found it best used with a brush over bb.
Aziah from Tulsa,OK
I've been looking for a foundation that isn't heavy on my skin but still gives me the coverage I need. This is PERFECT! I put it on and it looks amazing it looks like I have a beauty filter on my face. It doesn't even feel like I'm wearing any makeup when I put this on. My mom even noticed and said "what do you have on that looks great" and I replied "just that foundation that I bought." This product is amazing!! It really gives the no-makeup look. This is the best thing I have ever purchased. If you're thinking about getting GET IT! This is my new favorite product!
DON'T SLEEP ON THIS!
Vwmsm from Germantown, MD
This not only comes in a squeeze tube, so you get every ounce of product, but it comes in an incredible array of colors for all different skin tones! The formula is so dewy without feeling slick and oily. It just feels moisturizing. You can easily get medium coverage with it and sometimes, with patience in between layers, full! I hope they never discontinue this product and have various shades as well as back ups in case they do so. It's so consistent and versatile that I can't recommend it enough! For reference, I have dry/normal skin depending on the weather.
HG everyday foundation for drier skin
Joey from Las Vegas, NV
This is a very versatile foundation; I can wear it for everyday or "dress it up" for those special nights by building up the coverage. I would say that the coverage is a solid medium or buildable medium, so this is definitely not for someone who prefers the full-coverage glam look. This foundation also does not cling to dry patches or make my existing texture look worse. Shade range is also especially impressive given that this is a cruelty free and affordable brand; Medium Olive is one of the best matches I've found of any foundation I've tried. While this has a nice finish suitable for drier skin types, the foundation is not particularly long wearing even on my skin that's dry. It can tend to transfer on my fingers given that it does have a dewier finish, but in terms of wear/fading, it wears away quite evenly without migrating or settling into any cracks and crevices on my face like other full coverage foundations might. However, it definitely wears better when set with a powder. It's a great glowy foundation, and I've also had luck with mixing this into other foundations that I've found to be too matte to make a more natural semi-matte finish foundation mix with higher coverage.