Rated 4.01 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Mixed Feelings but Pverall A good Foundation.
Ironically, I watched/read a bunch of reviews AFTER purchasing this foundation and NO ONE had anything good to say.... but I still gave it the benefit of the doubt and tried it and im glad I did. Every foundation works different for EVERY single person. Even ppl w/ the same skin type. So after watching tons of oily skin reviews on it and reading that it was terrible for oily skin I was worried. But I am delighted to say this foundation is actually really nice. The only downside I saw to it was it dried very fast so it was hard to blend if I let it dry in certain areas before finishing. All in all im impressed and will use the foundation again for sure. Definitely give the foundation a try at the very least. If you're nervous then ask for a sample of it and try it out first1 a little but goes a long way!
Most Helpful Critical Review I really wanted to like this...
I really want to like this foundation since it got raving reviews from several beauty gurus I follow. At first, the foundation applies flawlessly and gives me such full coverage but after 3 to 4 hours, it starts breaking down on my nose and around my nose and mouth area. I've never had a foundation that doesn't cover my nose at all and this foundation just shows up patchy on my nose. Meanwhile, the area around my nose and mouth appears super textured. By the end of a 12-hour day, all the lines on my face, especially my forehead, becomes emphasized. This foundation does look very flawless and perfect when I look at myself in the mirror from faraway but definitely not good close-up. It also feels heavy around my problem area. This may work on people with normal skin that is neither dry nor oily; since I have both, unfortunately, this did not work on me.
Reviewed by 1908 customers Will buy again
Emily from Nampa, ID
Thick but not cakey, definitely full coverage. I have an oily Tone, but dry cheeks, and this stuff is great with both areas! For the amount of product you get, and the small amount you NEED, it worth the price in my opinion.
Missy from Vermont
I noticed this because of Tati's recommendation, but then became very worried after I ordered it due to the negative reviews. I couldn't be more pleased with it! My skin looks incredible with it on. I am a former smoker, with lines around my mouth and eyes, but this foundation doesn't settle into them and has a blurring effect. It lasts all day as well.
I would love it but...
Rinnie from Texas
The coverage is amazing, it blends out beautifully and actually stays put BUT it oxidizes horribly. I bought the same shade I wear in another smashbox foundation and it was perfect at first but quickly got way too dark. Doesn't even look like the same foundation I put on this morning. Definitely disappointed! If it wasn't for that I would be keeping it but instead I'll be returning to the store tomorrow.
I wanted to love it
Nina08 from Maryland
I really wanted to love this foundation but I literally was at least two shades darker after a few minutes of wearing it.
not for high humidity places and oily skin
Dar-c from USA The South
I was so excited to try this foundation and it's sadly a no for me. I live in a high humidity area (it's humid even in winter) and a few hours in to wearing it, the oil was like oozing from my face. I used a mattifying primer that I regularly use but it did nothing to control the oil. I looked like I poured baby oil all over my face. Returning this asap
My new favorite foundation
Busy girl from Seattle
I bought this awhile back but finally broke it out of the box and use it because I've been breaking out. Omg! I should of opened it earlier, it's an amazing full coverage foundation and it even covers my acne scars without going back with more concealer. A little goes a long way and for my lazy days I will mix it with my moisturizer to sheer it out to cancel out my redness on my cheeks. It wears well throughout the day.
Tami from Dallas
I am a huge fan of the BB and CC foundations. This 24 hour Studio coverage is nothing like those. It feels like oily house paint, burns after a few minutes, makes my eyes water. And the coverage isn't that great either.
Just add to cart!!
Dani from Michigan
This is one of the best foundations I've used. It gives a flawless all day almost airbrushed finish. I would strongly recommend applying with a damp beauty blender or it will appear cakey.
Worth the money!
Liz from Des Moines, IA
Absolutely recommend this to anyone looking to
Upgrade from their drugstore foundation like me!!
Vikki from Chambersburg PA
This is it! I'm 52 ( told I look 40ish) and have finally found "the one!" This foundation goes on smoothly, I used the photo finish primer with it and it blended so well. Also the color is beautiful; 38 choices, I think! The coverage was great with far less creasing. I'm a healthcare worker and have to wear a N95 mask and at the end of my day I still looked great! If your looking for full coverage, wonderful color, and something that will stay put especially with a mask, you found it! Young or older.
I absolutely hate this foundation
Keelin from Yorkville, IL
I wish it said that it was waterproof somewhere on the packaging. I would have never bought this if I knew it was. It is sooo hard to blend, super cakey, and despite it saying it's 24 hour it is definitely not. It flakes off, seeps into my pores on my nose and rubs off, sinks into any small lines and makes them look huge. I actually felt like it made me look 5 years older. It's super difficult to wash off at the end to the day too/ The only pro is that it's good coverage but that doesn't matter since it looks so horrible. I really wish I returned this!!
Not enough color options
Lilbunny from Velva ND
You need many variety's of colors not everyone is cookie cutter skin tones
Joellep22 from Portland or
I have combo skin and this product was recommended to me by a beauty advisor....honestly I wanted to love this product so much but it has turned into a disaster. Before putting it on I moisturize and prime the first couple applications were okay. But I quickly noticed my face looking very chalky and IT WOULD NOT BLEND I tried everything new primer and everything still it looks like little specks of dots all over my face it honestly looked like I dunked my face in skin color gymnastics chalk.
Karla from IL
I love it, it covers up all the acne scars but it's a little too yellow.
Changed their shades??
Exodus from Florida
I got a sample of this foundation in shade 4.05 and I loved it so much I decided to buy the real thing. The full sized product was WAY WAY lighter than the sample I got and lighter than the color on the box even. Highly disappointed.
Finally a color match!!!
Alexandra R. from New Jersey
I know everyone's experience with foundation can be different, but this foundation is a true wonder for me!!! I have fair skin and despite trying TONS of different foundations, I had yet to find a true color match for my skin until this foundation. Shade .2 is it! The warm peach undertones are so much better than the mostly very yellow warm toned foundations or the neutrals that wash me out. I'm a fan of full coverage, so this feels like a dream to me. I've gotten so many compliments and it looks great on camera. I usually have horrendous problems with oxidizing, but this foundation holds true ALL DAY for me. I have combo oily skin right now and it doesn't break up or cake up for me. I can't say enough about it!
Not worth it
Blonde one from Highland, Indiana
I have always been a fan, pretty much of all their products but this foundation does nothing and makes you feel you are better off with no makeup on. I have combination skin. I would compare it to someone giving me ground up chalk once it dries on my skin. I have used their primers no no help.
Not for aging skin
Nicolej from MN
First off the colors was way too dark, but it's hard trying to color match online. I've been on the hunt for the perfect foundation for my skin. I have combo skin, and battle hormonal acne, and a lot of foundations make me breakout. This was way too matte and dried quickly making it hard to apply. It left my face looking cakey and did nothing to help hide the appearance of fine lines or enlarge pores. It transferred badly. I made sure my face was hydrated and used a primer but nothing helped. This definitely wasn't the foundation for me so the hunt continues. I wouldn't recommend for anyone who has imperfections they are trying to hide.
Cake in the house
Mely from Roanoke
I used a very small amount and I mean SMALL but dang this is a recipe for cake no matter what. So I'm good, returned that back
Not for aging combo skin
Nicole j from MN
The search for the right foundation continues. I had high hopes for this foundation, but I didn't like it from the moment I put it on. It's way too matte and dries too fast so it doesn't blend well. As others have said it separates and sets into fine lines and pores making them stand out more. I'm 38 with sensitive combo skin and prone to breakouts and this was definitely not the foundation for me and I will be returning it.
One of my new faves!
Ohmygodshelly from California
I'm an oily girl and I was so excited about this! It looks beautiful on the skin, kept me matte, and wasn't too heavy on the skin. It's also full coverage and covered all my redness! Highly recommend
Bearmom from Minnesota
Don't get suckered in. This is the worst foundation I have tried. It goes on with an odd powdered finish. It sits on top of the skin, feels like it comes off and smudge fa with the slightest touch, looks very apparent. It didn't last maybe a couple hours and then started to separate. It looked awful by the end of the day! Hard pass, so many better options in the sea of foundations!
I will never buy access his product again
Misti from Grand Rapids, Michigan
This is a full coverage product, but it did not provide any of the benefits it says it will. I was shiny within one hour of application.
Audrey from Citrus Park, Tampa FL
It is supposed to be long wearing. Where it was still on my face, by the end of the day it separated and looked horrible. It was like it separated from my skin. I will be returning it later in the week.
Theo from Orlando, FL
I purchased this and paired it with the Huda Beauty waterproof setting mist and I was highly impressed with the staying power. This foundation stayed on even with my head submerged entirely underwater (FULL COVERAGE).
Things to know before you buy: it is a Demi-matte despite its claims of being matte. This is a Kaolin Clay based foundation therefore it is a bit thicker but in turn requires less product to be applied. This formula is best to be used for combination or oily skin, but dry skin types can still use this if they pair with a moisturizing primer (or if you do what I do, which is use a gel-based moisturizer instead of primer). Due to the clay base of this foundation I highly recommend applying with a wet/damp beauty sponge- it will DEFINITELY spread the product better (highly recommend also to wet your sponge with your setting spray especially if it something that is waterproof/water resistant).
I urge anyone who has had troubles with caking or separation from this to read through these tips and try them to see if they will change the way the foundation works for you!