Rated 4.61 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review One amazing foundation
Let me first start off by letting you all know that I own somewhere around 40+ highend only foundations, I have normal to dry skin with some fine lines but I do not have acne or acne scarring. This foundation is one of the very few matte foundations I can wear, it doesn't dry my skin out at all and when used with their lumiya primer (I use their metal cushion primer) under it, it has an almost glass skin like finish, its absolutely beautiful and very unique in my collection. In place this in my top 3 foundations, it is very long lasting and holds up in hot and humid climates very well (I am also an equestrian and live in hot and humid Florida). I have tested this out with alot of primers and conditions, it stays looking flawless for so long, 8+ hours and even 12+ hours. I also like how this has a really skin like finish and you can even make it dewy by using different primers underneath it, by itself I would say this is definitely not a flat matte which I don't like and don't think is very flattering on anyone's skin anyways. This has really nice coverage but can also be sheared out to a nice light coverage and then built up to a very full coverage without looking cakey. All in all this is one amazing foundation and very versatile and I would even go as far as saying that any skin type can wear this. I wear shade ao3 and it is a perfect match and does not oxidize at all, for reference I'm a considered n1 in Dior backstage foundation, shade cashew in Laura mercier flawless lumiere radiance foundation, nc20 in mac , and my complexion is usually described as light with neutral undertones, I'm not the palest shade on the shade spectrum but I'm not quite medium either. I'm also in shade 190 in fenty foundation.
Most Helpful Critical Review Not For oily Skin
I left a review already and now after using it one more time, I wanted to change the review but I can't change it. I had really loved the color of the foundation which for me is absolutely major because finding a matching foundation for my fair-light skin with a warm undertone that's not too yellow is a major challenge and the V02 from VDL was the perfect color for me. So the color and the smooth natural texture of the foundation on the skin made me turn a blind eye to the fact that it comes off very quickly from my oily areas like my nose and inner cheek. But unfortunately I had to return it because I couldn't use it since it disappeared so quickly from those oily areas. I bought the Urban Decay All Nighter foundation that is pretty drying and works well on oily skin (if you purchase the Urban Decay foundation, please be aware that the it oxidizes severely and you need to purchase at least one shade lighter than your skin tone.)
The VDL foundation looked gorgeous on the parts of my face where I have normal skin, and I'm assuming it would also work well for dry skin.
Reviewed by 64 customers Such a beautiful foundation
JMS2020 from Midwest
I'm so bummed. This foundation is beautiful, long lasting, doesn't settle into my pores or fine lines. Unfortunately after wearing for several weeks I have broken out terribly on my jawline. This also happened with Catrice as well, another foundation that was otherwise perfect!
T from Georgia
This foundation is amazing! Looks like skin. My shade is A02. Perfect shade match for my pale skin. Doesn't oxide on the skin. Stays the color it should. Doesn't transfer like other foundations do. 10/10 recommend.
Emily from Texas
I was really liking this foundation because of the coverage, but after using it for awhile I noticed pimples forming across my jawline and cheeks. I have very acne prone skin, so I thought this was pretty normal. Yet I was so confused why it was happening so often. After switching to a new foundation, I've come to the conclusion that this foundation was the culprit. I'm sad to see it go, but I just can't deal with it.
Jen from Brooklyn, NY
Over 100 foundations later searching for my holy grail I have finally found it !! I have textured dry skin and when I tell you my face was as smooth as a baby's butt. It felt amazing looked like skin, 10/10
I wear A06 and by far the best foundation
Hilda from Toronto
I love this foundation.hope you don't stop making it
Looks like nothing!
Shanika from NJ
This is incredible. I ran out of concealer and started using this under the eyes and sparingly across the rest of my face, focusing on the center and t zone. It looks like absolutely nothing. I set with the RCMA no color powder.
I wish I had found this years ago!
Jess from Alabama
This is very lightweight, but buildable to full coverage. It feels like nothing on the skin and gives a blurring effect. I get high medium coverage off of only half of a pump (full with one pump). This has quickly become my favorite foundation I have EVER used. I have combo, but frequently dehydrated acne prone / extremely sensitive skin and my skin loves this foundation. FYI that this is also SPF 30 PA++ (mineral / physical sunscreen by titanium dioxide), but the Korean brand can't advertise that in the US due to FDA regulations. The added mineral SPF is just another bonus for me.
Fell in love
Jass from California
I got a sample and I instantly fell in love. I find it quite hard to find foundations that match me being that my skin is relatively fair with neutral to olive tones. Most other foundations pull way too pink or orange. This has a natural finish with beautiful coverage. Blends like a dream and doesn't separate on my nose or chin like other foundations. I was debating purchasing it because to me it's a little pricey but well well worth it!
Does Not Oxidize
Brittany from Spokane, WA
I got a free sample of this foundation. I really like it. It did not oxidize (turn orange) as I wore it all day long. It stayed true to color until i washed it off before bed. The only thing i don't like about it is that it's a little on the greasy side. It wipes off easily onto clothes and hands. But it has great coverage. I am considering buying a bottle of it.
My new favorite
Kim from Washington
Love this foundation! It stays on all day and looks wonderful on my skin!
Alex from Burbank
this is one of the prettiest foundations I've ever tried. I'd considered this high end, the price isn't affordable to a lot of people, myself included, but if you're trying to splurge on a good foundation pick this one. It's natural looking, and you can either use a light hand or heavy hand and it doesn't cake up. My new holy grail
i'd say a dupe for most high end full coverage foundation
Margaret from Undisclosed
i have the shade V04 and im shade 105 on loreal infaliable pro matte foundation. i find i have to put a bit of yellow mizer to really match my undertone. V04 isnt as yellow for my skin but its still forgiving without yellow mixer. i found out about this product through Taylor Wynn on youtube on her transfer proof foundation video. it wasnt transfer proof on me (yet) since i dnt have the same other products she mentioned. but personaly this foundation is what I expect the Estee Lauder double wear to be. the EL DW was a flop and it wasnt close to what prople hype it about. VDL is a customizable coverage (sponge if you want light coverage) and brush for max coverage. its more on the soft matte finish depends on what primer you use. it blends like a dream
Winter from Teague, Tx
I love this foundation! Unfortunately I purchased the wrong color but mixed it with a darker color. It stayed on all day and did not get shiny!
the best fou ndation
Adelaide from Undisclosed
The best foundation ever made. 😍
YEs Yes Yes!!!
Blbphx from Phoenix,AZ
ABSOLUTELY ADDICTED TO THIS. It made make up application super easy. It blurred all my imperfections therefore my main makeup took less time and products. Im truly in aw of this. It was so lightweight and didn't leave me feeling like I was caked in primer. Natural look and glosses over all my pores. Love this!
THE BEST I've ever used
DeeDee from USA
I'll just start by saying wow! First of all, the packaging is beautiful and it's all very well made. A tiny tiny TINY bit does my entire face. It packs a punch with coverage! It's like it is full coverage but is flawless and weightless. You can't tell you're wearing foundation. I have a beautiful glow when using this. It does seem to oxidize a little but it's immediate. You'll know by the time your done putting on the rest of your makeup whether you will like the color or not. No worries that you'll turn orange later in the day. And mine didn't turn orange, it just turned a tiny bit darker and actually fit my skin tone perfectly. This lasted me over 12 hours without a single touch up. My only complaint is that the colors you receive are nothing like what is pictured. I'm light medium so I ordered V04.5 and it was literally about 8 shades too dark. I then ordered V04 and it was perfect for my summer color. Still looks nothing like the color pictured though. Also, I bought the VDL Lumilayer primer and it's fantastic! No matter what makeup I use it under it looks incredible. I even use it on my bare face for a little glow. Works well as a highlighter too.
Perfect Foundation Indeed
KateJ from Elk Grove, CA
So I typically only buy drugstore foundation. I had yet to find a higher end foundation that was worth the price tag. I saw my favorite Youtuber Taylor try this. Decided to give it a shot. I have mature sensitive skin. Fine lines and large pores. My skin tends to be dry and slightly oily in the T-Zone. I like foundations that last majority of my work day. I'm not much of a touch up person. This foundation didn't break me out or accentuate my pores. It gave a very natural skin like finish. You don't need a lot. One pump covers my whole face. Medium to buildable coverage. By the end of the day my foundation looks good. Slight glow. It's worth the price.
SUPER MODEL MAKEUP
Yestomakeup from USA
I have normal to slightly dry skin. This makes you look like a super Model. Stays in perfectly for 8 plus hours, even working out I had great coverage. This is the holy grail for me. I am in awe at the results.
BEA from FL - Florida
I cant say enough positive things about this foundation.
I have so many high end foundations, some of which I love, others not so much, but i think I just found my new favorite foundation thanks to Taylor Wynn, beauty guru from YouTube. This has full coverage, doesnt dry, doesn't cake, stays allll day. It's so flattering. I will continue to buy this and will probably be my go to foundation.
MakeUp&Mickey from USA
I usually wear Mac studio fix. I switched to this after falling in love with their primer. This looks GORGEOUS. Photographs very well!
pixie89 from 95608
I actually didn't think this would work for me at all! I am actually enjoying this very much! I put it on with the jeffree star foundation brush! and i set it with my beauty bakery powder! it looks stunning! and stays on all day! I put my makeup on at 6 am and usually don't take it off till about 11pm! I love it
Safiyah M from US
I purchased the shade A07, the darkest one hoping that it would match me well. Unfortunately the undertone of this foundation is quite yellow, borderline olive? I tend to be more warm/neutral in foundations and I've included photos of my go-tos, The Covergirl and Anastasia foundations being the closest matches to my face. It applies very dewy and dries down to be darker than originally applied. I only needed a little over a pump to cover my whole face using a brush, but be careful with using too much since I've found that it can get cakey pretty quickly.
It has a noticeable smell, very fresh and flowery and it wore very nicely on the skin. Overall, if you're more into a more dewy foundation with great coverage and you have a more yellow/olivey skintone, I would suggest this foundation!
Court from Tennessee
I have excessively oily skin and occasionally it will become combination, but I've struggled with finding a foundation that lasts several hours on my skin and doesn't breakup or doesn't get oily and just almost sit on my skin. its a perfect soft matte foundation and looks poreless and doesn't sit in my smile lines bad at all. lasts a good 7 to 8 hours on me before getting shiny and needing a small touchup. i personally would recommend to every skin type except dry.
MsDelight from USA
I love VDL primer and foundation, it is a Korean product so the color range is representive of Korean skin tone. I'm a black women and am happy with the range, I understand that not all companies especially those that are smaller and Korean have a wide range of colors. Many other companies have deeper shades which are often on clearance because they don't sell as often as light or medium shades so I have been very lucky to try many prestige foundations at 75% off the cost those with light and medium skin pay so I refuse to complain when a smaller Korean company doesn't cater to me however VDL does and they do not have a super broad range in all colors not just dark however the colors they do have work for me. I recommend this in A7
This was a great foundation, great coverage
lesley from costa mesa
great product, would definitely purchase again