Rated 4.22 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review This is my #1 go to foundation
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.
Most Helpful Critical Review Not for me
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.
Reviewed by 2909 customers Enhanced my pores and made me look orange
Lena from Erie, pa
After purchasing 3 different shades (since we cant try testers at the store) i realized it's not that I was really choosing the wrong shade and undertone is that no matter which one i chose it still made me look orange. I noticed when I tested it on the inside of my wrist it just laid on my skin and gave it a snake skin texture appearance. Even after applying moisturizer and primer it still clung to my skin and enhanced my fine lines and pores that are usually very small in comparison when i am fresh faced. What a let down after waiting for my foundation to come through the mail because the site was saying it's in stock at my local ulta and making a trip down there to my disappointment it didn't have any of the shades that were listed as in stock. What a waste of time waiting on this junk. I really don't know how this foundation has gotten such high ratings
Just what I was looking for
Shelly from Bismarck, ND
It gives me a more natural look for foundation coverage.
A from Odessa
With the right primer this foundation lasts me all day and has my skin looking amazing. it's not as full coverage as I like but definitely not a deal breaker
Amazing!! I've finally found a match for my impossible tone!
Tiffany from Naples, FL
I finally found a foundation that matches my skin tone. It's been a long journey, but it's finally here lol I love this foundation!! ❤️
It's my favorite foundation.
Ana from Texas
Foundation is a product that is sometimes manipulated by the things you put on before, moisturizer, serums, oils, primers. So I recommend, you try it out and find out what finishes you prefer with what products.
No I already returned it.
Lin from Ohio
I was looking for a different foundation because I wanted one that stayed longer than the Urban Decay All Nighter. This one is terrible. Doesn't blend and it is very sticky feeling. Wore it once and already returned it.
Autumn from USA
Just returned this today, it had such a tacky texture that if I even attempted to build up a spot for a more full coverage, it'd peel off the previous layer and was a nightmare.
I gave it a good week, I tried different moisturizers/primers, I warmed it in my fingertips,
I tried a beauty blender, foundation brush, and my fingers. Literally all were bad. Not worth it.
Looks great! Not heavy, great color matching
CGMom from Wilmington NC
I went in for another brand, again my color was not there. Store attendant suggested Smashbox, LOVE it!
baig's from Springfield va
I love smashbox products it's look very natural and glowe
Worst smelling foundation
Histh from Laca
I had to return the foundation because the smell was too gross and long-lasting. The consistency and wear didn't even matter. The smell made me wash the product off to start over.
I love this foundation. I have oily skin and this is perfect
Tabby from Morganton
I love this foundation because I have oily skin and it works great. It does not become patchy or cakey. Also it does last during my walks without sliding off my face or becoming a mess after sweating. Works well in humid weather too.
Sits on lines and scars
Mary from Houston,Tx
I was happy because I've finally found the perfect shade, but unfortunately I have acne scars and this only made my acne scars more noticeable, had to throw the whole bottle away :(
Rubs off, little coverage
Jen from Highland
I was excited to try this but it is so so thin, and it's not buildable. Throughout the day I noticed l so much of it rubbed off through out the day. It honestly just highlighted my imperfections.
I'm a repeat buyer
dcburbs from Maryland
This product lasts through the day. It provides coverage but does not look make-uppy nor does it sink into lines. Many products make me break-out or get whiteheads and this one does not at all, I can wear it everyday. It stays put, surprisingly it doesn't come off on my mask even when I have to wear it for long periods.
Obsessed is an understatement
Meg from Dallas, TX
I use this product with Smashbox's pore perfecting primer. I think I've found my forever foundation y'all. This doesn't make me oily, provides just enough moisture to the drier areas of my face and even with the face masks we all have to wear, minimal transfer. I'm in love.
Works for all skin types!
Sda489 from Illinois
My skin recently changed from oily to dry after having a baby, and I had to buy new products to suit my current skin type. I tried this when I was oily and liked it then, so I figured I would give it another try since it's hydrating. I'm so glad I did because this works beautifully on my dry skin. I use Kylie Skin moisturizer, Becca backlight priming filter, and then this, and my foundation looks amazing. I apply this with a damp beauty sponge, and I make sure to let it dry before adding powder to certain areas of my face. Definitely give this one a try for flawless looking lasting foundation.
Lo from Connecticut
Great color match, long lasting and great coverage. It is a matte finish which is the only reason I didn't give 5 stars because I prefer a natural finish. A little goes a long way with this product
I would buy this product again
Meg from OR
I love this product it has good coverage and it is the perfect color for my skin.
Best Foundation for Oily Skin
Lauren from Perrysburg
I was shocked at how great the coverage was with this foundation, how matte I stay ALL day, it doesn't wipe off, the finish is always flawless, the coverage can be adjusted easily based on how you apply it, AND this summer I began mixing it with my CC cream for lighter coverage and it went on beautifully. This stuff seriously DOES IT ALL.
Love this stuff
Bbwheeler05 from USA
I have dry skin. My skincare, then the Smashbox primer oil, then this. It works well, together. I love this foundation with my bare minerals makeup, they compliment each other.
bettywho1 from Arkansas
This foundation has great staying power!
24 hour formula is terrible
Melissa from Modesto ca
I wish they hadn't changes the formula from 14 hour to 24 hour. This new mix brings out every pore and fine line, settles, oxidizes, and separates. such a shame bc the 14 hr was my holy grail. Will be returning.
Kali from Ohio
Used the color match app and it is perfect.
Wasn't For Me..
Gabby from Minnesota
I usually wear Tarte's Face Tape but with winter coming I needed a lighter shade so figured what better time to try a different brand. I wasn't impressed and was a little bummed about it. I felt I had little to no coverage, and when I tried to build it got cakey. My skin was increasingly oily throughout the day to the point where I started to look shiny. (I do have combination skin so oily isn't super unusual but this seemed even more than normal) However, my S-I-L loves this foundation and is the one who suggested but she has dry skin so I'm concluding it's just not for oily people.
Sylvia from NM
I really like this makeup.