Rated 4.47 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review My Favorite Foundation...EVER!!!
For years I was searching for a foundation that actually matched me and I found this a little over a year ago and I fell IN LOVE with it! It's so pigmented and just lays beautifully on every skin color (I also work for Ulta so I shade match this A LOT). My recommendation for primers would be the Hangover primer by Too Faced because I will tell you one thing: if you have really dry skin like I do, this foundation MUST have a moisturizing primer. Like seriously moisturizing. No serums or primers with silicone. For starters, it doesn't stick well with silicones and honestly, most silicone primers aren't good because they give your makeup a perfect surface to slip off of. Because of this foundation's matte finish and drying effect, having a moisturizing primer, even if your skin tends to be on the combination to slightly oily side, it helps counteract the matte finish and gives you a full coverage matte look without a cakey feeling or the scaling dry skin effect. Also, this foundation will work as a more natural foundation with very little product. For full coverage, maybe three pumps. But I used to use four and that was too much and I ended up wasting product. For a light look, no more than one and a half. And even that can be too much because it really is meant to be full coverage. But if you are looking for something that can be somewhat of an in between, this will work for you. And lastly, set it with powder! If you want it to last, it will if you use a moisturizing primer (if your oily and have big pores, Benefit's Porefessional works wonders. It's not super moisturizing so it might do you good to combine the Hangover and Porefessional because again, YOU NEED A MOISTURIZING PRIMER) and a good setting powder. I personally like the Dermablend translucent loose setting powder, but for those with beautiful dark complexions, I recommend the Cover FX loose setting powder. But starting off well and ending well will make this foundation work like a dream on your skin!
Most Helpful Critical Review Great product but allergic
I was very excited to see this particular foundation had a large array of colors to choose from. First one that had yellow undertones and gave me decent coverage, and dried matte without drying my skin out. I purchased #380 Bisque (W). When the person at Ulta (who was very sweet and knowledgeable by the way) applied it, I noticed it had a slight alcohol smell but disappeared after drying. Loved that bc I'm super sensitive to scent. As she was applying the Lancome face powder, I began to get really itchy on my jawline area. I am allergic to most mineral makeup powders and thought perhaps it was something in the powder, so I did not purchase powder. I have been testing this product for two weeks now on an almost daily basis. The Pros: it does last pretty much all day on my face. Not sure about 24 hour claim because I don't wear products that long but at least 12 to 16 hours. I have combination skin and my t-zone is usually crazy oily. This foundation stays on and does not get sucked into my skin. If anything, I notice a very slight glow at the end of the day but that's it. It also feels super light. For those who loved that feeling in Fenty collection but like me couldn't stand the scent or find a color that matched, this feels just as light as that. But it does not accentuate any dry patches like Fenty one which I love! The coverage I would classify as medium, only full if you apply at least two coats. Considering it's so light, it's honestly not a huge deal. I was actually excited about the SPF in it and saw no ghostly shades when I used flashed photography. I was truly feeling like this was my new holy grail. I have tried many, many, many foundations since Clinique reformulated my favorite foundation and it ruined that product for me. Cons: I realize I may be allergic to it. One of their ingredients, Octinoxate which is used for UVB protection has been known to cause allergic reactions.I am wondering if this is causing the itchiness. May return if it doesn't stop.
Reviewed by 2921 customers Third buy.
Burgundy Red from Tennessee
This is very good foundation.
My New Holy Grail!
Joy from America
This foundation is a must have! I've always had trouble finding a foundation that works well with my combination and acne prone skin. When I tried this foundation it covered all of the redness on my skin while still looking natural and was not patchy. It also did not make me break out which was great! Definitely going to buy more!
Bee from Wisconsin
After finally finding my shade, I love this stuff! It lasts all day. The coverage is buildable and it hides my pores leaving a smooth even finish.
Holy cow! 😱
Jgood from Tennessee
Normally I don't write reviews, however I just had to for this foundation! To be truthful I had always considered this an "old lady" brand and kinda steered away from it. But after I had returned a whole product line for oily skin I was asking for guidance and the super helpful gentleman recommended this along with the setting powder and spray. His makeup looked way better than mine ever has so I trusted him and I am so happy I did! I am in the military and I spend long hours on the flight line with no shade and in the hot southern heat and humidity! And though my face may not stay matte my make up still looks flawless. I never touch it up and by the end of the day I may have a dewey glow, but no smearing, no streaking from sweat, and no cracking or settling! Buy this and try this! The price is just a few more dollars so just treat yourself! ❤️
Love this foundation
kim from texas
I love this foundation just wish it covered a little more
I will buy again.
Patricia from Jacksonville, il
Have always favored Lancôme products
Good match, very dry & patchy
G from Ny
It was too good to be true. This morning it went on pretty well, it looked really nice on my textured, combination skin. A few hours later it is very dry, very patchy despite my whole moisturizer routine in the morning. It just takes all hydration out of your face and you can feel the tightness + heaviness in your face at the end of the day. I can't bring myself to enjoy this foundation long term and hope I can return it.
i would buy this product for the rest of my life.
Cait from Reading
I struggled for years to find a good foundation, i kept being cheap and buying drugstore makeup until one day i decided to try and find a good foundation. The ulta woman reccomned this, shade matched me, and i fell in love. it doesn't get cakey and it's lasted me for a looong time. I wear foundation regularly and i bought my first bottle in January and i just had to buy my second bottle, i still have some in the first but i'm so obsessed with it that i never want to run out. Don't let the price push you away it's worth every penny. I can wear just foundation and look natural.
Definitely worth a try!
Nikki from Folsom, CA
Makeup is something I've just been interested in and using in the last 4 years or so. I believe you get what you pay for. This product is a deal when you experience what it does for your look. Absolutely glowing! My experience is the shades darken as it's exposed to the air. I have to buy 2 shades lighter than the Ulta app recommends. The concealer is even better with the foundation.
After searching for 6 months I finally found the perfect one
Jes from San Antonio, Tx
The only issue I have is it is one shade too light
OH My Goodness
foundation explorer from idaho
this is the best foundation, the formula is the best I have ever tried so far and I have tried pretty much every high end foundation. this makes your skin look smoother and younger never cakey. it works for all ages and all skin types. yound and old alike
Yasss... finally a high end foundation with great coverage
Miss B from Indianapolis
After about 3 attempts to find the perfect shade, I finally found this product to live up to its hype. It has great buildable coverage and a smooth finish.
I wanted to love this BUT I HATE IT
Cktrax from Atlanta,ga
I wanted to love this product and it has great reviews but I don't. It was extremely cakey. I tried it twice just to make sure. About half way through the day you could see the wrinkles in my face it made in between my eyebrows and it just didn't look good. I'm 30 so i have no wrinkles and i would like to think i know what I'm doing when i put on makeup.
Would buy again
Beck from Bismarck ND
Great coverage and long lasting stay but drying, need to use extra Moisturizer and/or moisturizing primer
I like it
Mroosh from El Cajon
Thank you so much It goes on smooth and has more of a light to full coverage.
New Found Fave!
sweege84 from Wausau, WI
I was skeptical to try a new foundation but I decided to try this one for my combination skin. I have dry areas but yet I'll feel like an oil slick by the end of the day and have to blot. This has proven to be the remedy! It might be too drying for people without combination/oily skin but for me it's been great. It feels light when applied, dries quickly to a nice natural not-too-matte finish and has good coverage. But best of all my face doesn't turn to an oil slick mid to end-of day and doesn't look cakey or melted!
My new go too@
Jessica from OH
Amazing coverage without feeling cakey and turning yellow on my skin! The only issue is the smell - a very chemical one.
Absolutely the best long wear makeup I have found yet!
S from IL
Stays on, doesn't cake, tons of different shades. Love It!
Best foundation ever
Marinator from Philadelphia
Best foundation ever
I love it
Ally from New Mexico
I add my urban decay foundation with this and my makeup comes out so smoothly literally if I have a zit it covers it up so well.
One of the best high end foundations!
Reinaa from Los Angeles, CA
This foundation is a really good medium coverage foundation for my combo skin. I like the fluidity/texture a lot since it gives me time to work it into my skin with both a brush and a beauty blender. It doesn't cake up but I'm taking off a star since it's not as long lasting as other foundations I've tried. On a good day it will last 5-6hrs before it fades around my nose/mouth area.
Overall a good buy!
I will buy this product again!
Jamie J from Overland Park, KS
Yes use this product everyday. Well worth the money spent!
Yes I would
Ajm from Gastonia nc
I only used it when I am going out
Been using this for 1 year
Sara from Missouri
I love this foundation! Looks beautiful and people always ask what I use 💜
not full coverage
maha from chicago
i have combination skin. it does not cover any acne scars and makes my skin look dull and dry not even full coverage foundation