Rated 4.19 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Love this!
After many months of debate, I finally picked this baby up and I love it just as much (if not more) than I thought I might! I have dry skin with some small, fine lines forming in certain areas and I can't do the matte-finish thing anymore, so I've been on the hunt for a great luminous foundation that mimics the appearance of my actual skin, but better.
This baby is IT! The shade I matched to myself (140N) is probably the most perfect shade match I've ever had. It had just the perfect amount of both yellow and pink undertones for my skin. It blended out so beautifully (I use a brush, then pounce a DRY Beauty Blender on top for that "airbrush" effect) and blended beautifully with several different primers, powders, and concealers. It has medium coverage that can easily be built up or sheered out. And best yet, it lived up to its "long-wearing" claim--I got a great 10 hours of amazing wear out of this puppy. I was shocked when I looked in the mirror to take my makeup off to see a perfect face of makeup still there!
The only complaint I could possibly make is that it did end up slightly settling into my smile lines, but that happens with just about every single foundation ever. Good news is, the foundation blended back out smoothly by just tapping my finger over it throughout the day (which shockingly didn't seem to remove the foundation!)
Overall, I give it 5 stars for wearing great, sitting beautifully on the skin, playing nice with my other products, and living up to its claims. As in the product descriptions, I definitely recommend PRIMING for YOUR skin type prior to application (matte primer for oily skin, dewy for dry, etc.) to get the best results possible. Also, because this foundation has silicones in it, I recommend NOT using a wet makeup sponge, only a dry one--water breaks apart silicone and can leave your foundation looking bunched up and clingy.
Sorry for the lengthy review, but I can't say enough about it! :)
Most Helpful Critical Review Used this for a year, and then I got Contact Dermatitis
I carefully selected this foundation after trying a few foundations on the back of my hand and after watching many YouTube Reviews. My first impression of this foundation was that it was gorgeous and it was going to give me the dewy skin like finish that I wanted. It did for the first couple of days. And then I began noticing that my skin looked flaky underneath the foundation on the third day or so of wearing it. I was like,"...Okay...the reason for this has to be whatever skin care regimen I'm using." So I switched my cleanser up, because I thought it was too drying. And I continued using the foundation. Over time, I noticed that I was getting more breakouts, and they were tricky to treat. They were very itchy and seemed kind of like a cold sore flare up that wouldn't go away. I stopped using makeup for a few days and my skin cleared up. I later returned to the foundation and the same thing happened. And then I thought "Okay, this foundation makes me break out. I'll just use it less often because I still love the way it makes my skin look." A year later, I even complete a bottle of this foundation and repurchase it because I like the finish of this foundation so much, even though it does rub off during the day, and it certainly rubs off under a face mask. I continue using it and having the same problems, and it's wreaking havoc on my skin and leaving behind scars. And then I make the mistake of putting this foundation on my eyelids to conceal my veins for the first time. And I get a terrible contact Dermatitis flare up on my eyelids. My eyelids burned, they were swollen, painful, crusty and very dry. I was worried that they were going to get very wrinkly if they didn't heal. I went without makeup for a month before my eyelids finally healed. That was the final straw. I will finally switch up my foundation. I've always been a drugstore foundation person before this; I think I stuck with this foundation because this was my first experience with a higher end product.
Reviewed by 1651 customers I love it
Nick from Tx
savbrina from Michigan
I'm in love with this foundation. After numerous years of trying to find something that works for my dry skin, this is it. I am extremely dry and most foundations still stick to the texture even if I'm moisturized, exfoliated and primed but this one doesn't. I got tons of compliments on my "radiance" if I had any complaints it would just be that I wish this had a bit more coverage but it does built to medium coverage.
I would buy this product again
GG from Woodridge IL
I really liked it
Leny from Chicago
I really liked this foundation felt light on my skin not cakey at all
Amber from Orlando Florida
I have combination skin. I tend to get oily in the t zone very easy and I'm dry everywhere else. I bought this when it was on sale bc I wanted to try a new foundation. I had seen a lot of YouTube videos with bad reviews. But this is my third day using this foundation and wow! It feels so light and it looks so good on and gets better through the day! I am in love with this foundation! There is no flashback. It does oxidize. Doesn't settle into fine lines or my wrinkles. I'm 35 years old and it looks fantastic. I use a Lancôme primer and Anastasia loose setting powder in the color vanilla. You will need to definitely use a setting powder. By the 12 hours you look the right amount of dewy without looking gross. And it really doesn't become too oily for me in the t zone which I think is weird. Bc when I use hourglass, I'm like a nasty oily mess. This is one that I can keep wearing and still looks good without being really oily! Definitely give it a try. I was speechless when I tried it! Don't pay attention to some of the reviews, you definitely won't know unless you try. This is my new go to when I go out for sure!
One of my favorites
Tania from San Bernardino, CA
I love this foundation so much. If your skin is dry, you'll love it too. Love the coverage and the shade range is amazing. Blends beautifully with both a brush and a sponge.
Everywhere but my face …
Tamaratamara from Northern New Jersey
Ok i wanted to love this foundation , especially getting it at 1/2 price . But this foundation was everywhere but my face 😩 it was like I had foundation made of butter on my face .It was just melting everywhere. I have combination skin but this stuff has no staying power . But other than that it was nice , nice coverage felt good on my face at first , shade was on point . But I need my foundation on my face , not my clothes , hands and work papers . It's a no for me .
Beautiful finish with long lasting weartime
Kerr~Berr from Mind your business
I love super dewy, radiant foundations and despise matte finishes. The issue with those is they usually don't last as long. This foundation has a beautiful finish, and it wears forever with minimal budging. It barely came off on my mask. I have normal to dry skin, if that helps anyone.
Phylli from Oklahoma
I ordered this on twenty days of beauty and he matched perfectly! This is going to be my new favorite!!
The best of the best (top notch)
Issi from San Jose
This is the best of the best for my dry skin people who want a natural finish! I've tried Giorgio Armani luminous silk, dior and the list goes on this is hands down the best! La creme de la creme
not what I was expecting
Didi from San Jose CA
First off I had to go back to Ulta to exchange the foundation for a lighter color twice so maybe that soured me on this purchase. I was matched to colors that were too dark originally. My expectation for this foundation was that it was on the hydrating side since it said to be luminous. When I first put it on it looked amazing but after a few minutes it started to look very dry on my face and all my bumps and pores were eventuated. I tried the foundation with and without setting powder and had the same results. The foundation made me look dried out. I am over 50 so maybe this foundation was made for younger skin. I hope I can return it even with the multiple exchanges. I don't like this foundation.
Lid Does not Screw on Properly
JJ from Pleasant Prairie, WI
The lid does not screw on properly to seal and secure your product. I will be returning. Very disappointing based on how expensive this product costs.
Erin from AL
This product oxidizes 2 shades darker and the pump is HORRIBLE!!!! Great foundation tho!
Pretty good but terrible pump
Gia from NC
The foundation really does even out skin and has good coverage too, but the thing the pump is terrible it has already leaked in my makeup bag 3 times so if you want to get it, be careful
I love it!
Andrea from Fredericksburg, VA
If you are looking for a full coverage but not cacky looking foundation, I recommend this one. The consistency is more thick then liquid but the results are great! I like it that it doesn't leave a dry pasty look like others. I recommend to use a foundation brush or sponge to apply, it covers better.
lightest shade (100N) is orange! :(
Hannah from Seattle
I did not wear the foundation because the lightest shade (100N) is orange! :(
I wanted to love it, but just flaked right off my face
Kat from MA
I wanted to love it, because I love her concealer so I thought I'd try it out. It's really hard for me to find a formula that works with my skin. This one wasn't full coverage enough, and when I blended it into my face it just flaked off, and looked wicked cakey.
Mak from Erie, pa
This foundation oxidizes.
Makeup Face from Sacramento, CA
Great coverage but this foundation oxidizes on me. After a few minutes, the foundation looks about 2 shades darker .
FINALLY found the one!
Lolo from California
I have been searching and searching for a foundation that doesn't cake up on me, separate, oxidize or just completely dissolve and get all over the inside of my masks. I love everything Anastasia BH to begin with, and a couple coworkers talked me into this foundation. I bought shade 100N and thought it might be a little dark still. I'm very fair with neutral almost grey/gold undertones so finding something that actually matches is rare in itself. But the match is PERFECT. It doesn't oxidize either! But onto the actual makeup...it's so luxurious feeling. It's a medium coverage I'd say but that's fine by me because it really makes your face look flawless and pores blurred so you don't need alot of it. It's very natural and a little dewy, but it just makes my skin look hydrated and luxurious. Huge bonus I don't need to use a powder anymore! I could not find a good powder and now I don't need to keep buying and trying powders. this foundation has solved so many makeup problems lol. I highly recommend 10/10. my favorite I've tried so far :)
My holy grail
Annie from Michigan
I have tried a lot of foundations. Everything from tarte, smashbox, Lancôme, you name it. This one is the only one I will buy from now on. I have acne prone, combination skin and it sits so light while still being full coverage. It's very dewy, and has a nice glow to it. And when you use it with the new Anastasia concealer? Amazing. I'm never buying anything else.
Nell from PA
I have very oily skin, so maybe that's why this foundation didn't work for me. I tried it a couple of times and in different shades, so I'd like to think I gave it a fair chance. This foundation was heavy and irritating on my face. It literally felt like I was wearing a mask. I couldn't wait to wash this off at the end of the day. It was also very greasy and gave terrible texture to my skin. It's also not transfer proof and moves around a lot on the face. All in all, I returned both shades and would never buy this again and never recommend it to a friend.
Madeline S from Commack
Absolutely hands down the best foundation I have ever used… amazing coverage and it looks perfect! I mean you really can't go wrong… love love love!!!!
Exactly as written
Lulu from Pittsburgh
This foundation is beautiful. I have skin a little on the dry side and this foundation looks fantastic on. Not too too dewy, but luminous just as it says. I highly recommend.
LID DOES NOT SCREW ON
dmc from Texas
Love this foundation but it has ruined the inside of my purse, my car seat, my tennis shoes. Foundation gets EVERYWHERE because the lid does not screw on properly!! So annoying!