Rated 3.6 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Snooty Brand girl impressed by Drugstore buy
I had stopped buying Drugstore brands for over ten years because I had such incredibly sensitive and acne prone skin until a recent family event left me financially struggling. On a whim, I picked up this little thing since I had no foundation for my little sister's graduation for her dual masters. The biggest reason I opted for WW Photofocus over other drugstore brands? They had the skin tone listed on the bottle and despite my concerns, it was a perfect match.
It used to be foundations (other than Bareminerals) would cause my skin to itch so bad after a couple of hours that sometimes I would even scratch til I bled or I would wake up with horrible breakouts. Even a decade later, after seeing an imunnologist, some makeup still does but this one didn't. It even impressed me that after my Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class, most of it stayed on my face! Though, I still wouldn't recommend it for such activities.
It blended well with WW contour stick, hoola bronzer, and Tarte's contour stick. Definitely a staple on my vanity from now on.
Most Helpful Critical Review Save your money, don't buy this
I bought this after seeing numerous "YouTube makeup guru's," raving about it. Although it is extremely affordable, I would have much rather put the $6 towards a different foundation. I applied with a brush- streaky. I applied with a beauty blender- patchy. Primer or no primer, powder or no powder, doesn't matter, it doesn't stay put. It even made my tarte shape tape look bad... creased everywhere it could- places I didn't even know I had fine lines!! I should have guessed my skin would be irritated and break out just by the heavy duty paint smell that this product has. My skin is now peeling (dry patches that I didn't have before) and small pimples (never been acne prone).
Really just an all around awful foundation. Don't let the price tag lure you in!
Reviewed by 1032 customers No❤️
Kat from Kansas City
It's okay, but it makes me break out and the scent is SUPER strong. It reminds me of paint thinner.
It gets really cakey after a while and doesn't really stay on throughout the day.
Lighter shades different formula
Morgan from Alabama
I fake tan so I always buy my pale shade and my tan shade the pale formula is so much dryer and breaks apart throughout the day and looks so caked. However the tan shade looks AMAZING and skin like and lasts beautifully throughout my 10 hour work days with minimal blotting periodically. I wish I enjoyed the foundation in my pale shade as much as I do in the darker shade.
Bec from Bullard Tx
Absolutely love! Great coverage!
no❤️✨ from that's for me to know and you to dot dot
i got this as a bday present and it smells super bad, it's really light coverage but it gets cakey really really fast, not buildable at all
It worked but had some problems
Shelbs from Florida
For the price, it's a great foundation. However, it didn't really work, with the other powder products I use on my face, 100% of the time. I couldn't wear it for more than 5 or 6 hours indoors (I used this foundation in high school. I'm currently in my second to last year of college).
I have dry skin and enjoyed this
Jinkil from Florida
I have very dry skin and I loved the finish of this and it lasted and looked just as good at the end as it did in the beginning of my day. My only complaint is it smells like paint. The smell isn't noticeable on the face but it is in the bottle.
Khutch from Monroe la
It's really really white to be a nude color. But that being said it's great for concealer under eye.
Great foundation for price!!
Carly from Utah
Can be sheer or buildable
makeup enthusiast from texas
not worth it, slid right off my face. I immediately returned, I've
tried many foundations and this one takes the cake.
Liz from LA
It works well but It smells like paint. I've had trouble finding a right shade for me
Karleigh from Ohio
I wanted something close to my Mac foundation but cheaper and this product was really good. I think I like it even more then my Mac foundation. It's easy to blend with a beauty sponge
Not a fan a foundation... until this one!
Yai's Colors from Puerto Rico
I prefer powder foundation since I think is lighter... plus living in a tropical island... is better for me!
But this foundation is so good!!! Is light, the coverage is amazing, it didn't oxidized on me... I love it! I was surprised that it even look good before setting it with powder! I do have to say that some people might not like the smell. It smells a little like paint! I don't mind much, because it doesn't linger and by the time you finish the makeup the smell has gone.
Really affordable and great coverage
Shortstop81 from Springfield, Illinois
I normally hate drug store foundations but I bought this one at Ulta. My all time fave is Estée Lauder double wear and this comes pretty close. I know some complain about the pain thinner smell but it's very slight. I feel like the coverage is full and lasts all day. I would totally re buy this!
Great but not for me
Mar from Bellingham
It's super drying I'm better off not putting it on my face.
Irritated my eyes
Murumai from Florida
This product did work.. However.. It made my eyes water and if i didnt use a small amount, my eyes would tear up so bad that within seconds, tears fell from my eyes. It didnt really cover my dark circles, but i havent used it enough to really rate it.
I Love This Product But...
Jennaceliaa from Omaha, NE
I Love This Product But it is not my actual color and I cannot find one that matches me. Not my color but CLOSE enough!
Tried for the first time and I'm excited to keep using it!
maddi from Houston TX
I really liked this product, I only had to apply one layer and it didn't feel cakey or heavy & it had a full coverage effect! Great deal and foundation for a great price .
Worst foundation ever
Steph from Dallas
This foundation didn't perform that well for me. It smells horrible and it doesn't give good coverage at all. It makes my face look patchy
beast blount from kentucky
bought this one and never repurchased. the coverage itself is okay, it feels kind of sticky on application though. what made me not wanna buy it again is the messy application and the smell is god awful
Ok for the price
Joni from Tennessee
I would love to try the dewy formula as I have dry skin. This just patches up and doesn't sit right. I know this can be great as it has many good qualities, just not on my skin. Worked great for my oily skinned daughter, same complexion. If you have normal to dry skin and prefer a soft radiant dewy or natural finish, this isn't your friend.
Did I Just Find My Holy Grail Drugstore Foundation?
Milaaaaaaa from Lodi, CA
I have used A LOT of different foundations, from high-end to drugstore. There are foundations that I dislike, ones that I wouldn't buy again, ones I like but not enough to purchase a second bottle, and ones that I love. This foundation easily made my "I love" list. I have combination, sensitive skin and this foundation hasn't given me any issues or made my skin react in any negative way! It's lightweight, blends seamlessly, it looks absolutely flawless even before I set it with powder! My mom is my harshest critic when it comes to foundations because she sees an un-matching face-to-neck before I do and even she has said this is perhaps her fave foundation on me because it's my perfect match and still makes me look so natural (my shade is Golden Beige). It almost reminds me of the Fenty foundation in that it looks natural while simultaneously staying matte. In all honesty, if you're wondering about whether or not you should try this, just do it!! For less than $10, it doesn't hurt to try!!!!
Christina from California
I've bought this foundation 3 times. This is the only foundation I've bought since I started makeup which was about 7 months ago. Not only because it's amazing but because how affordable it is! The only downfall is that it smells like paint but you get used to it. I have oily skin and this is a good foundation for me but sometimes the oil does seep through, you just have to put more powder and that's it. Overall I love this!
Kat from Poplar Bluff, MO
It smells awful, but is a really good foundation for the price. I have oily skin and this lasts all day and still looks good at the end of the day.
Norma from Arizona
It's light and not cakey, I love it. The only prom Lemus that it transfers a lot so maybe a setting power / spray will help with that
Bella from United States
This foundation was really cheap and works wonders, has really good coverage and the scent isn't as bad as people say. The only issue I have with it is how long it takes to dry even with powder. I don't use much, maybe a small dap on each of my cheeks and I can't even touch it without it coming off.