Rated 3.75 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Might be a Holy Grail!
I am in my mid-30s and have fine lines as well as extremely acne-prone skin that breaks out if I use almost all drug store and high-end foundations, including Make-Up Forever HD and Lorac. I finally realized a couple months ago that silicone exacerbates my breakouts, especially dimethicone, which is in almost all liquid make-up and some powders, including most of the ones that claim to be more natural. While technically not a skin irritant, dimethicone, which gives make-up its slip, also creates a seal on your skin, trapping acne bacteria on your face. Over time, it can paradoxically dry out your skin, even though in the short term it seems to have a moisturizing effect.
Enter brands like RMS and Kjaer Weiss. While these work beautifully on women with great skin, the coverage is not great and has a tendency to fall throughout the day, sometimes within a matter of hours. Kjaer Weiss is more full coverage, but it also applies patchy and uneven, so I now mainly use the cream foundation as a concealer.
I started using the old formulation of Juice Beauty Foundation in Ivory. It didn't irritate my skin, but the coverage could be patchy, even using a Beauty Blender. It also had a tendency to fall. But I was so thankful to have some coverage without my skin breaking out more that I made do.
After using it all up, I went out and got the Phytopigments Serum Foundation in Cream as well as the Illuminating Primer. I am ecstatic. The consistency is ultra light-weight, but the coverage is amazing, without looking caked on or patchy. I am genuinely surprised that people aren't liking it, but I wonder if they are being told in the store that it definitely looks better if you are also using the primer. Additionally, you need to SHAKE WELL before each use. I applied with a foundation brush in sections and then used a Beauty Blender. I set with a powder and the Juice Make-Up Setting Spray. My skin looks absolutely radiant. It also looks really great on camera, which is a definite plus.
Most Helpful Critical Review Oxidation Issue
I have been a long time fan of Juice Beauty's Age Defying moisturizer, so when they launched this new foundation, I was quick to give it a go. I went into a nearby Ulta and spoke with a Juice Beauty contracted MUA. She was very friendly and helped me find a color match. She did stress that you should try the colors on your cheek and let it sit for several minutes to ensure best match. Unfortunately, after a couple days of use and no matter what kind of application technique I used. . . I've come to the following unfortunate conclusions. The color oxidizes horribly and you WILL look like you were poorly spray tanned with a color several shades too dark and orange. This product will make you feel very dried out and tug at your pores. This product dries quickly and makes blending very hard. Overall, this product needs continued reformulating and research before it is relaunched. Will be returning.
Reviewed by 623 customers Took some adjusting, but really like it now
VicW from Colorado Springs, CO
To give some perspective on this review, I'm a 54-year old female with skin that was combination (t-zone oily) in my younger years but is dryer in my middle age; I had previously lived in humid climates but for the past six years in a drier climate and my long-term foundation no longer looked right on my skin. Also, my skin tone had changed and I was having a very difficult time finding a foundation that matched. This product is definitely different from any I've ever used, but I've grown to really like it. Although it is true that it is very "liquidy," it also means a very small amount goes a long way. I have skin with pink undertones and some sun damage (splotchy in places and some dots); the Rosy Beige is great and matches my skin--not too much pink and not too much yellow (as was a struggle in finding a new foundation)--and covers well without being heavy "full" coverage. Words to the wise: make sure the base of the pump is screwed on well before shaking; shake well before use and between pumps; pump a small amount into the palm of your hand and apply in sections to your face; do not do a full pump--go half or less and repeat as needed (this keeps it from splattering and uses the lowest amount needed). It feels good to know I'm using a more naturally-based product and I think my skin is beginning to recognize that.
Ana from Modesto, Ca
This is my favorite foundation. It did take me a while to figure out the right shade and do some returns but i really like the finish. I wish the dispenser was a little better because it can be very watery.
KCav from Boise
I've used this foundation for a few years now. It's my favorite clean foundation. Goes on smooth, buildable, natural, doesn't settle into lines.'
I would buy this product again
Mel from Cedar Rapids,IA
might be a little pricey but well worth it
I love this product!
Gram Dede from Mount Pleasant SC
I wanted a foundation that was not matte but also not shiny. This foundation does both as it includes a serum.
Buildable coverage, lightweight
April from Newington, NH
I really enjoy this product. I was looking for a little more coverage than my tinted moisturizer and this is perfect. The application is a little tricky because it's very thin and when you first put it on for a few seconds it looks terrible, but then magically it melts into your skin and looks like your own skin. It feels great on the skin, you'll hardly notice you're wearing foundation. It's also buildable if you need more coverage. Great product, very underrated brand. I have sensitive skin and haven't had any issues. Their tinted moisturizer is also fantastic.
Jess from Virginia
i tried this three years ago and i just keep coming back. i get the most compliments when i'm wearing this. my skin soaks it right up and i personally love that it is water based. it pairs perfectly with the primer. not for those who want thick full coverage.
Not all foundations are for everyone
Cocoa from Tampa Florida
While I understand Ulta has employees that assist with particular brands, these ambassadors should be a little more knowledgeable and worldly. This product had great skin health ingredients without all the "can't name" chemicals. I super excited to use but found this product was not made for "me".
Love it !!
Mtns from FL
I love this foundation!! I have very dry mature skin and this foundation is very hydrating. The only thing is you have to really shake it well before each use. It comes out liquidy. The other foundations that i was using were drying my skin out even more. I use a primer then this foundation, and its working very well. The person who helped me at Ulta was very young, and she used the same foundation. Her skin looked gorgeous and very well hydrated..... so it will work for any age !!
After a week not 100 sure.
Robin from Centreville, Va
I hydrate well first. I use an eye dropper instead of the pump. The formula is way to liquidy to use a pump!!! Use it all over and then contour.
Mamma Llama from Hampton, NJ
Love how smooth it makes my complexion look!
Old but fab from Wyoming
The bottle was open and the box it was in was damaged. It looked used and it was a mess.
It's very watery and you have to be careful when you press the pump because it will shoot out all over the place. I used a sponge and it worked pretty well, but is so thin.
it doesn't last long and I'm not crazy about it, but for a very light coverage to even out skin tone, it's fine. I won't repurchase it, though.
Walelia from Woodbridge, VA
This foundation is phenomenal. I have dry, textured skin and this foundation makes my skin look smooth with a natural finish. It is very watery. You MUST shake well per instructions. And, the pump can sometimes squirt too fast. But, I just pump onto the back of my hand and use a nice foundation brush to apply. A little goes a long way. It stays all day - I do not use a finishing powder nor spray. The biggest downside is lack of colors/tones available. I am light skinned but cool undertone. Because their lighter selections are yellow toned, I am limited to going a little darker than I'd like. But, this foundation is truly amazing. No irritation on extremely sensitive skin. Covers redness bit still lets my freckles show. I highly recommend this foundation.
brooke from colorado
I am so surprised this product has so many poor reviews. This foundation is absolutely incredible. I put on 2 layers for full coverage and it lasted all day while I was at work. It is fantastic and my skin has never looked better. I am soooo happy with this product. If you have combo skin and dont like a matte foundation - this is the foundation for you!!!
Goes on great. Know how to use your applicators!
Rio from Colorado
Apply product one pump at a time with a brush by stippling it on. After make up is on face, use a damp beauty blender and dab in corners and over entire face to set product in. Apply light powder with dry brush.
🌱Plant base, Skincare & great coverage ALL IN ONE!
Parisa from LA, CA
Having this foundation on for hours doesn't make me feel guilty. It has great coverage (I personally pump twice for full coverage and once for low medium coverage which helps with redness) and it has all the benefits of a skincare serum, plus it doesn't settle on fine lines. Yes you do have to shake it and it will come out really watery therefore, pump carefully onto your brush. Also this foundation does tend to set quickly.
Skin type: dry, some pigmentation, & uneven skin tone (doesn't make my skin feel dry thanks to the ingredients)
Great for people without acne!
Mia from Charlottesville, VA
This product is growing on me! I've been playing with it and am figuring out that a little goes a long long way! Very pretty for people with clear skin and want a sheer look! It works well with my freckles! I put it lightly on my cheeks and nose and a little on my temple and redness on my face then I use a finishing powder! And it looks very natural.. but I've experienced it getting clumpy when I use too much product! But it's great and a great foundation for dry skin
Horrible and don't let a rep lie you into buying this!
Jeannette from Costa Mesa, CA
I am absolutely appalled by the treatment I just got by the staff at the Ulta store on 17th St. in Costa Mesa. I have been a very long client of this store and have spent thousands of dollars in this location. I had reviewed a primer, foundation and powder by Dermablend that has great ratings and reviews on line and on Youtube. While in the store a man by the name of Tony asked if he could help. I told hime about the great reviews for Dermablend. He told me he knew of something much better and directed me to Juice Beauty and said he was a make up artist and this is the best foundation and powder for full coverage and long lasting wear. I repeatedly asked if he was sure it was full coverage and long wearing, as it looked very watery and if it wore longer than the Dermablend. He said ABSOLUTELY. I told him I have so many foundations but I need a really full coverage for night. I got the product home and tried it on. HORRIBLE, streaky, like water, you can not even use with a sponge because it soaks it all up. It is very sheer coverage even after trying to build. Immediately, I went to Youtube to watch reviews and most had the same findings as me. The Ulta reviews are horrible. A lot of 1 star reviews STATING THAT SOMEONE FROM ULTA TALKED THEM OUT OF WHAT THEY WANTED INTO THIS FOUNDATION AND IT WAS HORRIBLE. Some later finding out the person at Ulta was a Juice rep. Infuriating!!! I went back to Ulta, got my original product and asked the cashier if Tony worked for the Juice Beauty brand. She said YES, and I explained how the product was the complete opposite of what I was purchasing and how Ulta should have "makeup line reps" disclose that so customers are not being swayed into a product thinking they are getting advice from a unbiased staff member who should be looking out for the clients true needs. During my discussion with the cashier, she completely ignored everything I said. Now feeling very irritated and frustrated that I am waisting my one day off driving back
natural but decent covrage
dre from richmond va
I'm surprised so many people dislike this product. I have combination skin most of the year that's normal with some dryness around my nose in the winter but normal the rest of the time. I started using this 2 years ago and love it. For me it doesn't settle into lines around my eyes or sit on top looking like a mask. it blends well & a little goes a long way. I normally don't use full coverage makeup other than an It Cosmetics CC so this is perfect for me and I'd compare it to Mac Mineralize liquid makeup, which is what I used but wanted a cruelty free option. it is very runny & that's the only "negative" to watch out for, I pump one half pump on my face directly and use a Mac stippling brush to blend it and it's perfect. On me it lasts all day without a primer no problem. Again, this is NOT fill coverage, it's light coverage and perfect if you want a natural look. I look like me just optimized, which is what I like. :) wish it had SPF in it but it's still a great non-drying foundstion. I always finish with a loose powder and I use the Juice Beauty one.
I been using this product for two years.
Alexa from Riverside, CA
I love everything about this product, having psoriasis of the scalp that travels to my forehead at times this does not irritate my skin at all
I would not buy this product again.
KiKi from PA
I bought this product because the Philosophy foundation I was using is no longer available.
The girl in the store said this would be similiar.She matched my skin color with the foundation. It couldn't be any worse. Makes my skin orange. It was fairly expensive and I am stuck with it.
Not worth it
Not2Happy from Virginia
I will be returning it tomorrow what a waste of money no coverage... goes on very sheer ,, it smells ,, and my face burns 😣 I don't see how anyone can wear this ,,,
CRM1315 from Tampa
Super watery even after shaking it, and no coverage. An employee talked me into trying this foundation since they did not stock este lauder in the store I went to. She said she switched form the double wear to this brand and it was even better than the double wear. I disagree and will be returning it ASAP.
Tigerkisses from Palmyra PA
Loved this when I bought it. It is impossible to pump out a small amount and it goes everywhere because it is the consistency of water. I am very disappointed that the color in the bottle separated completely in a month. I'll be returning it.
I will buy this base again!
Peaches from Marion,SC
Really love ❤️ the plant 🌱 based make up!