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Rated 4.23 out of 5 stars
Since I have found this Foundation it has been my go-to. I always compare every other Foundation to this one's sweat, humidity resistant, and transfer resistant properties, which is what I love about this Foundation. I put it on in the morning around 7 and by 7 p.m. my face still looks flawless. My imperfections are still blurred and I may only have slight oil coming through which I usually just block off with a piece of toilet paper but the makeup still stays on. I always work in jobs where I'm moving around a lot and constantly busting a sweat, so I need a foundation that stays in place and doesn't look like a separated mess at the end of the day. I am also a guy so I need a foundation that is light enough to not settle into my pores but heavy enough to cover imperfections without looking like makeup. I always get compliments on my skin and how radiant it looks. I also like this Foundation because it is a Demi matte Finish, so the natural Radiance of your skin does shine through a little bit unlike some matte foundations that completely take all the Natural Glow away from your skin and make you look like there's chalk particles in your makeup. I find I can get the product to go further if I use my fingers which I did in the beginning, however, I have invested in a foundation brush, but no matter the foundation brush I still feel product absorbs into the brushes so I like to use my fingertips most of the time. I can't say enough good things about this Foundation I've tried others and I literally always come back to this one, I just wish they would carry a little bit more shades (which they have released a few more) but in the world where most makeup lines carry 42 shades of foundation I think this one only carries 20 Shades or so. I am normally a 3.1 in Smashbox but I also use 2.74 as well as 3.2 it just depends on the undertone of my skin that Day. I feel many foundations are stepping up their game to match the benefits of this Foundation.
To be honest, there isn't a whole lot I liked about this foundation.
COLOR: I got a sample of this in Shade 2.2 The color was good in terms of not being too light or too dark. But I think this foundation is definitely geared towards people with yellowish undertones. My skin is light-medium with cool undertones. As a result, this foundation looked very yellow on me.
COVERAGE: Other reviewers have stated this is a medium to full coverage foundation. I don't agree. In my opinion, this gives light to barely medium coverage. Definitely not as good as my Makeup Forever Mat Velvet. I also found this foundation extremely difficult to blend. I like fast drying foundations, but this one dries almost as soon as it touches your skin. No matter how much I tried to blend it, it never really cooperated. It basically just sat on the surface of my skin. Due to a genetic disease, I have alot of redness and small bumps on my face, which make me very self-conscious. This foundation did almost nothing to cover the redness, and emphasized every bump on my face. Definitely not the look I was hoping for.
BUILDABLE: In my humble opinion, this foundation is not AT ALL buildable. One layer doesn't cover much of anything, but attempting to use any more than that makes it look heavy, cakey, and very unnatural. It took me 3x as long as normal to apply my makeup. And I absolutely hated the results when I was done. There was no way I was gong to work looking that way. So I removed it and reapplied my Mat Velvet. In my opinion, the Mat Velvet is superior in regards to coverage, looking natural, and buildability. I can't realy say if it stays on 15 hours or not, because I didn't leave it on for more than about 10 minutes. I would recommend this foundation to people with yellowish skin tones and no major flaws. But if you have any type of scars, bumps, or fine lines, I wouldn't recommend this foundation.
I'm glad I only got a sample of this rather than splurging on a full-size bottle off the bat. I'm glad I tried it, but I won't be purchasing a full-sized bottle, and intend to stick with the Mat Velvet.
Jojo from Las cruces nm
So ive been trying different foundations during this pandemic due to now we have to wear masks, so i needed a foundation that would not come off too much or nothing at all, well this is it for anyone with oily skin this works amazing
Sara from Mass
I've used this foundation in the past and have had much better results. However the last time I purchased it this foundation was super cakey, greasy and sticky. Makeup sponges just absorb the product and with a brush it was super streaky. Some parts of my face the foundation wouldn't even stick to and others had huge creases from the foundation just completely settling into every fine line and wrinkle. Overall I looked 90 years old and my skin looks more uneven and blotchy than without any foundation.
Maddy with the Brows from MI
This has been my favorite for a while! It looks great on, does not cause my skin to break out, doesn't look oily (but also not excessively matte!) And it lasts all day, even in the heat!
Nana River from michigan city IN
I love using this foundation daily. It is light but gives me enough coverage. It gets me through the heat and humiditity of Florida. I also love that it will last over 15 hours of wearing. it is an amazing foundation.
Namira from Virginia
This stuff is way too liquidy and does not have medium coverage. It takes quite a few pumps to get any sort of coverage. It clings to dry spots and texture. The only good things is it feels like you're not wearing any foundation because it's very lightweight. But it you have dry or combo skin I would not recommend this.
joanaaavv from council bluffs, iowa
this foundation isn't light or heavy, it's long-lasting and works on oily or dry skin. this foundation isn't dewy or matte and it's about medium coverage and is buildable!
Terria Myles from Michigan
I always had my eyes on this foundation but never gave it a chance because I didn't think it had my my color... I am a brown skin neutral. It it is very rare to find my shade in most foundations because I am always that awkward shade that is in the in between. Well I have to mix with this foundation to lol! But I do have 2 different tones on my face.
I do have a few dark spots it covers fine for me. I like medium coverage this is medium I don't know about it being buildable but I pair it with makeup forever primer and too faced primer it last all day for me in humid weather to me it is more so matte to natural finish and I am Inlove my mother also loves it and she has dry skin. It last literally all day long you guys!!
It's not my number one favorite but it is in my top 5!!!!
Number one summer foundation so far.
Darian from Michigan
It lasts all day, up to 7 hours still looks like fresh makeup.After that it started to separate on my nose. Still feels light after having to build it to cover acne. Wrinkles and acne scars are more noticeable, which is really my only con.
Molly from USA
You know that foundation you can't wear any blush or bronzer with because it literally just makes holes in your foundation when you put it on? Well this is it.
Mimi from Kansas City
I was told that this foundation would blur out my wrinkles used with a poor minimizer and it did exactly the opposite it made my wrinkles look deeper. It does not stay on for 15 hours like it states it was sort of making my skin look patchy and crumbly after about five hours.
Bink from Richmond, VA
I purchased this because my previous makeup got on everything I touched and kept messing up my masks (which are expensive during this pandemic), but it still rubs off on stuff. Although, it is not as bad as my previous makeup I can say. Besides that I love this makeup. It definitely lasts all day and it matches me so perfectly.
Days from Az
So I have pretty oily skin and live in Arizona so summer is really hot. This foundation lasts pretty much all day even through my workouts. It doesn't cake and the only time it fades a little is when I have my mask on. I gave it four stars because the shades aren't super accurate from what you see on the box and it's not as opaque as I thought it would be.
Logan from South Carolina
I'm a 1.2 and I've been using it for about a year now. My favorite by far. Causes no skin issues and it sets fast. Buffs out nicely though even if it's already beginning to set. I HATE a foundation that moves when you touch it, but this stuff stays on. It doesn't move and my bronzer and blush blend out great on it. For extra coverage, I put powder sometimes on top and there's no problems there either.
Autumn from GA
So I have tried this foundation with and without a primer. You defenitely need a primer or your skin will dry out. If you have dry skin I would not recommend. More for combo/oily skin types. It isn't matte as some foundations out there, but it is definitely matte. It feels tacky with a primer. You definitely need to use this with a brush to get coverage. A sponge will soak up the product. My reason for the bad review is the painful under the skin cystic acne I get every time I use this. IDK if it is acne, allergy, or even hives, but they are those bumps that are hard, painful, you can't pop them, and they take forever to go away. They always appear they day after using this. I don't know what's going on, but when I stop using this my skin clears up so I am definitely going to be returning. If you are sensitive or have acne prone I would definitely not use this. I hope this review helps!
Nicole from Georgia
all time favorite. great for dry/combination skin
katy from washington
i'm very pale atm. i notices pale foundations aren't necessarily pretty; this foundation is very sticky
em from michigan
The first couple times I used this foundation I was in love. But then I noticed after a while it would separate on my nose and smile line area. I thought it was just because I was sick so I used it about a month later and it was still separating. It could just be my skin type though.
Bree from Orlando, Florida
This has been my favorite foundation for a few years. It last so long and is very light feeling on your face. Lasts all day and night. Great coverage!
EGM from Texas
It's so hydrating and feels like nothing is on. I even have oily skin and this works for me! A little goes a long way too I like how pigmented it is.
Tmurry from Joliet, IL
I've tried so many foundations and this is the one!
Loren from LA
I keep rebuying this foundation because it's perfect for what I want. I have extremely sensitive, dry skin and I don't react to or breakout from this at all. If my skin is drier and flaking this foundation doesnt stick to and highlight them like others I've tried. I normally stick to one coat and it evens out my skin tone but when I want to this foundation is buildable, so medium to full coverage depending on what you want. Fully blended it looks normal and I don't notice too much coming off by the end of the day, though I do set with translucent powder too. Sticking with this one
Tina from Seattle
I've been searching forever for a hydrating MATTE foundation that lasts! This is it. I have mostly oily/combo skin. I've tried so many brands that promise to last, only to be disappointed 2 hours later. I start my day at 6am, ending at 6pm... by the time I get home is when I start to notice a little bit of shine coming through. But I'm ok with that because I'm not a grease ball for the majority of my work day! It gives me medium coverage daily, and full coverage when I need to glam. It doesn't breakdown or oxidize...it stays put, my pores and lines are hidden... and I really have to rub my face against something for it to transfer. I love this!! Will be buying over and over!
Brooke from LA
I originally bought this foundation for my homecoming, I was sweating and dancing and everything and this foundation did not BUDGE. I wore it to my prom as well and it looks amazing in photos and lasts all night. I have very very oily acne prone skin, if you know how to set this foundation right then this will be stuck to your face ALL NIGHT! I also wear it just for everyday use and it looks bomb all day. This foundation is my ride or die. I've been trying foundations since I was 13 (I'm 18 now) and this is the only one that keeps my VERY oily skin at bay.
Reba from Williamsburg VA
I did not get the 15 hour I got the 24 hour I hope there is not a big different
Denise from Santa Barbara, CA
I was SO excited about this product because I really like Smashbox but I was left very disappointed. The coverage is good and buildable so if you are looking for sheer or full, either is possible. However, I don't think I would buy it again because it's very sticky/tacky on my skin. I've tried it with and without primer thinking something might be different but it wasn't. I have light/fair skin that is super sensitive and this doesn't feel heavy or like it's clogging my pours. I just can't get over the sticky feeling. My husband touched my face and even said something about it. Trial and error and on to the next product.