Rated 4.31 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Really excited I like it
I wasn't sure I chose the right color at first - it went on lighter than I wanted but once I added blush and it dried down it oxidized to the perfect and expected color. I used a dense foundation brush to press it into my skin and I find the finish to be natural, as advertised, and quite nice, I'm usually a tinted moisturizer person but wanted medium coverage for pictures, special occasions, etc. and this will work great. I think it really could have a wider range in coverage from light to full - I did not try building it to full personally. I have larger pores and some texture (thanks to rosacea) that often make foundation very patchy and noticeable... this one did not. I also did find it fairly undetectable on the skin (except that it shows on baby hairs just like any other product, if you don't shave your face) and it worked well with every other product I used with it (ELF Flawless Finish Powder, Glossier Cloud Paint, Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush, PUR Highlighter, Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer)
I've had success with hyaluronic acid products in the past and this seems to lay on my skin the same as those. For reference, I'm 3.5 Cashew in Bare Minerals Skin Complexion Rescue (for tanner days), N40 Nude in Neutrogena Hydro Boost Skin Tint (for less tan days), and G10 in Glossier's Perfecting Skin Tint - in this I ordered N55
Most Helpful Critical Review Don't understand the hype
I had high hopes for this foundation. I've been using Too Faced Born This Way for a few years now but it's not the easiest on the wallet. The reviews for Colourpop Pretty Fresh have been great from what I've seen and for the price I'd be happy to switch over from my HG. I got the shade Light 60N. I normally wear Born This Way in "Light Beige". Since testers are longer available in stores I had to go by the color description and pictures of the models on the Colourpop website. 60N is NOT light with neutral undertones (There are 2 with that description and 60N is the darker of them)! It is VERY FAIR with pink undertones. After an hour or two of oxidation my face just looked pink. I guess that's the one good thing about having to wear a mask? Granted getting the wrong color can happen with any foundation so I won't knock the product itself for that. The application however was patchy and the finish was oddly sticky (which I've never experienced in a foundation before). When I used loose powder to set it the stray hairs from the brush literally stuck to my face. While carefully trying to remove them the foundation completely came off from any area my fingers gently made contact with. I will unfortunately be returning this foundation.
Reviewed by 192 customers Wow! What coverage!!
Dey from Houston, TX
Wow! So I bought this because it had Hyaluronic acid and it's meant to be hydrating. It isn't super hydrating but it does go on very smooth. The color was a perfect match. I have psoriasis and redness and I was amazed that this foundation covered everything. You couldn't see a single spot!! It also didn't settle into my fine lines. This is perfect for a special occasion but I'm not sure about everyday wear.
Really nice medium coverage
Catherine from Cleveland
I bought this product because it has hyaluronic acid in it and I was looking for a foundation that wouldn't dry my skin out throughout the day. It is perfect for creating a nice dewy finish and it gives medium, buildable coverage.
Ashley from Idaho
I finally found a foundation that matches me!! This is a great foundation, good coverage, blends out SUPER easily, and lasts quite awhile. It definitely needs to be set with powder but I always do that anyways. I have combo skin, leans more oily during summer and this worked for me 😊 will definitely repurchase
Chloe from Washington
This foundation is so good! It wears so well and looks natural while giving me quite a bit of coverage! So so so good!
Great on dry skin
MJ from Los Angeles
I had high hopes for this given how well the concealer performs and I was not disappointed. I'm NC25-30 and the shade Medium 80W is a perfect match (for reference, my shades are also Fenty 220, L'Oreal True Match in W4 and Infallible Pro Glow in 205). The coverage is medium but when paired with the concealer it wears like full coverage. My skin is dry and age is starting to show but this foundation doesn't highlight any of that.
My Holy Grail Foundation
Genmum6 from Las Vegas NV
First, my face. Fair, mature, large pores, and very dry skin caused by living in a desert & medical issues. With this said, I have spent more time and money searching for a foundation that would not only diminish my skin issues, but enhance natural beauty. Today, I found my holy grail foundation. The shade (Fair 30N) is a perfect match and the consistency is light weight.
Break Out City
SavvyMom from Atlanta,GA
I really wanted to love this. The color was a great match and it provided nice buildable coverage. The problem is that it disappears after a few hours and made me have terrible cystic acne. I have dry skin and this was not pretty if you have dry patches at all. If you are prone to breakouts, I would pass on this one.
AJBlack15 from Indiana
Good makeup for my skin. Works well on gluten sensitive people. The color is a little to light regardless of which shade you pick, but some blush or a bronzer help. Lightweight and lasts all day.
Not as Great as the Tinted Moisturizer
Morganozzy from Jacksonville, FL
Before this foundation came out I was using the pretty fresh tinted moisturizer which I loved, but it was very light coverage. This foundation is just okay. It makes me more oily than the tinted moisturizer did and this foundation seems to show all my fine lines and bumps. It does have very good coverage and doesn't break me out.
Vanesss from NJ
I'm very picky with my base products. I want to look up close and see it's not clinging to dry patches or cakey. This does everything I hate in a foundation. It doesn't last, looks cakey and moves around too much. Lasts about 4hrs max. I have combo/normal skin. The color match is ok
I love how great this works for me
Lois from MI
I really like this foundation it works very well on my skin
yes this foundation works well!
Lucia in Boston from boston
see above comments
Very cakey, other products are not easily applied or blended
Julie from Michigan
I like the coverage but it's super cakey and the texture is way off for me. I've used a few different primers with this and ain't it. I struggle to blend in my contour or anything else with this. Not for me.
Great coverage but the color matching online is TOTALLY OFF
Ems from Orlando, FL
I got this from seeing a lot of good reviews online and with the price, why not try it? Well I did the color matching and it is very off. It's dark and turns my skin orange. I'm going to return it and try a lighter color and hope it works because the coverage is really good. I have pretty good skin but it is usually uneven with a little bit of red and it completely covered and evened out my skin.
Not For Combination Skin and No Stay Power
Marie from Chattanooga
It caked up very badly on my dry areas, so I wouldn't describe it as hydrating. Would be better suited for normal/balanced skin. It also transferred onto everything I owned... absolutely no staying power even with primer, setting powder, or setting spray. The only thing it has going for it is a great color match.
Really good stuff!
MJ from Los Angeles
Good for dry skin and it can be built up to full coverage. This will be a permanent staple in my foundation rotation
looks beautiful in pictures
ash from virginia beach, virginia
i really like this foundation. i was attracted to it because it had hyaluronic acid and most foundations tend to look patchy on my skin. this stayed on 12+ hours and looked beautiful! i have some textural problems on my cheeks and chin and this foundation didn't make them look worst like most foundations do. i gave it 4 stars because it says "buildable" coverage, but i think using too much or layering too much made me look cakey. overall i'd recommend it, great natural looking foundation.
MrsIrishViking from 28546
Reading so many great reviews, I decided to give this a try. The color match was good, looked good going on, and worked well with my other makeup. The problem is, it never sets down. It feels tacky all day and whenever I touch my face, I come away with foundation. I did the Wayne Goss trick of blotting my foundation after applying with a tissue to absorb excess oil, and it helped a little, but it still never set. None of my powders or setting sprays made it set. I have dry skin, it's too emollient. It also starts to separate on my skin after about three hours of wear. This one is a pass.
Awful shades... the neutral shades are too pinky to redish.
Swatch Queen from New York
I ordered an N shade and it was too red. It was so bad that the pigments was not mixed well even after shaking it so many times, as I applied it on my skin, I had red spots on my face. The W are too yellow and muddy. It has a nice formula but no to the shades. I do not recommend these foundations.
First Purchase of Drugstore Foundation. AMAZING!!
Vic from CA
My skin is so dry and I've tried many hydrating foundations especially from high-end brands, like Cle de Peau Beaute, Guerlain, and Bobbi Brown. I bought colourpop foundation because Kathleen Lights recommended it, and I was doubt if it could work on my sensitive dry skin. Honestly, it does even better than my favorite Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Foundation! I didn't expect it! I used it when my skin was very sensitive so I didn't use many skincare products or primer before I tried the foundation on my skin. It didn't cause dryness or other problems. The glow is so natural and beautiful, not too oily or exaggerating flaws. It really has medium coverage, which is better than many hydrating foundations. I love its coverage on my pores which is usually a problem for dewy finish. It melts in my skin like a lightweight cream foundation and dry skins would absolutely love it. It might be a little heavy for oily skin, but with setting powder it could be a more matte finish. Anyway, recommend it to anyone who has dry skin or looks for a natural dewy foundation!!!
AzaleaTorian from United States, Indiana
Love, love, LOVE this foundation! It looks so natural on the skin and a little goes a long way! Definitely my new holy grail foundation!
Vane from CA
This is by far the only foundation that matches me to my exact skin tone 😭 not to mention, it has great coverage for an everyday foundation. I only have to touch up once throughout the day. (Combo skin) , I recommend it :) .
Meryem from AL
After all the good review, I was excited to try this foundation. But sadly it isnt anything special and is actually more negative than positive. It clung to every dry patch that I didnt even know I had considering my skin is more on the oily side, and started getting patchy in the first 5 minutes of application. I did enjoy that it was more of a matte finish but thats kinda weird considering this is advertised as hydrating.I guess this could work for you if you have perfect skin and like a matte finish.
Great for dry skin
Britney from LA
I have dry skin and I was very pleasantly surprised with this foundation! I was expecting a dewy finish from the reviews online, but this dried matte on me. I don't need to powder or even use a primer with this foundation. It also has so much coverage considering how lightweight it feels on the skin and how easy this is to apply. I also own CC's pretty fresh tinted moisturizer and that has a dewy finish with less coverage. I love both!
Avi from USA
This is literally my skin in a bottle, it's a beautiful finish & lasts long on my oily skin. But it breaks me out soooo bad whenever I wear which is sucks because I love it. ):