Rated 4.24 out of 5 stars
was not expecting to love this as much as i do. i use the pat mcgrath labs foundation, armani flawless, chanel, and this honestly blows them all out of the water. i'm 30, light-fair, combo, acne prone, extremely sensitive skin. i also always have dry patches/irritation from using too many acne products. when i say wow i mean like actually what?! doesnt hug my dry spots, easy to blend, layers well, doesnt feel itchy after application. a hybrid between a mat and a dewy. should i go on? i use one pump and its basically full coverage, but so incredibly lightweight. doesnt feel tight or drying, but also doesnt feel oily and gross. and the price point? insane considering the quality. i have even fallen asleep w my makeup on twice w this foundation and somehow didnt break out when normally id have a major rash/dry spots. not to mention my mom, who is never impressed by anything says my skin looked incredible. not an ariana super fan, but this foundation? 20/10 she did not miss w this product. and no i didnt even get the free beauty blender i ordered from the rem website. just wow, i have truly never loved a foundation this much. this product slays.
For starters, I absolutely fell in with A.G.'s perfume collection & I eventually wanted to try her makeup line. As someone who isn't into a full face of makeup, nothing from the R.E.M. line caught my attention until the release of the foundation. I was ecstatic to try it. I sanitized the sample sponge & started blotting away on my hand & a medium sized scar on my neck since there was sooo much hype around the coverage. 1) THE MOST IMPORTANT CON IS THAT THIS FOUNDATION BROKE ME OUT IN HIVES ALL OVER MY HAND AND NECK WITHIN MINUTES !!! I literally have ZERO allergies but this foundation changed that for me. I am on the strongest retinol cream yet this foundation caused more damage to my skin than the retinol. 2) This is not a good product for girls with combination skin and/or dry skin!!!!!! I could not get the product to stick to my skin for the life of me. It looked soooo blotchy. 3)As a warm toned, medium coverage girly, there was not an option for me. Everything looked yellow on my skin.
Ari…girly…someone needs to fix this mess. PLEASE!!! I REALLY WANTED TO LOVE THIS PRODUCT BUT I CAN'T UNTIL THE INGREDIENTS ARE CHANGED. 😭
madi from indio california
i love the coverage but its kinda thick in my opinion and it feels heavy on the face which i dont like but other then that i like it but dont know if i would buy it again
jenn from PA
i really wanted to love this but didnt. i will say that the color of this for this was perfect for my skin tone (olive undertoned pale skin) however it did not agree with my skin type. i have really dry skin and this foundation definitely exacerbated that and got patchy/cakey in about an hour and my face looked dry and flaky. i did my normal skin prep but i have had this exact issue with matte foundations in the past so i can't say i'm surprised, just disappointed. if they release a dewy version i'll definitely buy because the coverage and shades are fantastic & my other products blended beautifully on top of it, but right now this is a pass for me
Laura from Indiana
Love the shade range and found my perfect match but I tend to get a bit oily on my nose, forehead, and chin and she just separates terribly throughout the day. I've tried multiple primers and moisturizers and the end result is the same. I'm so sad, I had high hopes.
Mars from Denver, CO
I was in the need of a new foundation, i bought this one and it survived +12hrs in the sun at Disneyland. My skin looked amazing!
Highly recommend using this with the elf Halo Glow Liquid Filter!
Ali from Chicago, IL
i finally found a shade that matched my pale skin with pink undertones! it wears like skin and has a super beautiful and silky finish. it is so lightweight and doesnt oxidize
Tee from Pittsburgh
This foundation actually surprised me on how good it is! I have very oily acne prone skin and this covered everything and stayed on as well! I usually have the problem that my foundation starts to break up on my chin and get very oily but it stayed on very well and only got a bit oily. I wore this to work for 6 hours and my makeup looked like i just applied it after I was done with work! Paired with the natasha concealer this is an oily girls must have!
boo from Sioux falls, SD
I love love love this foundation! It's amazing how much it covers, but still feels like I'm not wearing any. so many shades. I have never found a shade that wasn't orange on me, but Ariana put those concerns away! I ran out yesterday, and I immediately ordered more.
Jenn from Dallas, TX
This is a great buildable foundation. It has been my go to for a couple of months now. I enjoy it so much I had to by 2 different colors to accommodate when I have a spray tan on.
LauraG117 from Houston tx
This foundation applies beautifully and is cery full coverage. The shade match for me was perfect however, I noticed that through out the day it seperates and grabs on to my dry patches. Ive tried everything to try to make this foundation work primer, no primer, moisturizer, setting spray and nothing worked. For reference I have oily skin.
Ali from Los Angeles, CA
I really wanted to love this foundation, but I don't like it! My old foundation got discontinued and I've been searching for something to replace it with. I have combo skin. This foundation goes on nice, but that's about it. It feels like it doesn't dry down and stays tacky on the skin. I tried everything, setting powders, primers, ect… after an 8 hour shift it is settled into every fine line, super greasy, comes right off if you touch it, and feels gross & cakey. After a lot of searching I ended up going with Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation (for anyone having trouble finding a good medium to full coverage that lasts and looks & feels great, try it!)
Christina from Burbank CA
The color is perfect the only thing I hate within a hour it starts to melt on your face and just looks a mess will have to return it
Everyday from LA
This is the daily foundation I use for when i go to work because it's more affordable than high end brands which i reserve for events.I dont use this foundation for events because oils definitely come through if you don't touch up with powder but if you do then there's no issue. Doesnt stay intact around the nose area if you wear a mask but i plan to repurchase just so i can wear it for work
Marilou from Los Angeles
I didn't find a shade that fit me either it was too light or too dark.
My teen daughter wanted to try this line and after others weren't looking good or near her complexion, we decided to give it a try. This is the first time ever a foundation perfectly matched her skin tone. So happy with this purchase!
Katherine from Warner Robins , ga
for reference i have combo skin and i absolutely love this . I would definitely recommend and the price point is pretty good for a prestige brand . Definitely does give a soft matte finish but it's beautiful .
Christina from Atlanta, GA
Murisa from Mechanicsburg, PA
I love this foundation and use it daily. It lasts all day and still gives me a flawless finish by the end of the day!
rho9 from Minneapolis, MN
this very easily became my new favorite foundation. I have very particular and usually difficult to work with skin..it's dry, sensitive, and acne prone. I am so glad I bought this because the coverage is incredible and I've been wanting a soft matte foundation that doesn't look cakey or dry my skin out. I seriously think this is something special. It keeps my skin hydrated and looking like skin, but I'm able to do a full beat, glam look with this since it's full coverage. I've been wearing it to work though lately because it wears really well. well done, team Ari!
jackievbear from Chicago
I've been looking for a good every day foundation and found my perfect shade when I swatched this in store. the formula is lightweight but buildable, I used one pump for my entire face and neck area and got great coverage and didn't feel like it was cakey at all. I wore this with and without primer and it wore great throughout the day without separating or fading off. it does have a slight shine when you apply but I use a setting powder over it anyway and it had a soft matte finish throughout the day. I paired this with the sweetener concealer and they worked great together. love this for every day and it's a great price for a prestige foundation
DMo4021 from Kansas City
I don't know why I thought I was going to hate this, but I was very surprised. The shade range is great, the coverage is exactly right, the finish is smooth and it lasts for hours. I tested it, without primer and was immediately impressed. People kept asking what I had on... When I looked at myself hours later, it still looked fresh. I'm a fan.
Ari_R10 from Johnston, Rhode Island
I was a bit skeptical about trying this product because although I am a huge fan of Arianna Grande, most celebrity make up brands aren't the best in my experience. However, I am so glad I did! The price was so affordable! The coverage & color match is AMAZING!! You can use one or two pumps to cover your whole face! I was nervous to try it because I have dry, textured, sensitive skin, but it didnt dry out my skin at all! I think the added skincare ingredients in the formula really helped in keeping my skin hydrated! I used the Elf Poreless Putty Primer with the foundation & it helped in ensuring my pores werent accentuated! My only CON for this foundation , and the reason why I rated it 4 and not 5 stars was because of the smell! It is such a good product , so I won't let the smell stop me from using it!
Christy from California
r.e.m. flight crew: This formula is so lightweight yet full coverage that's buildable. The shade matched me perfectly. I have oily skin so I worry about foundation clogging my pores, but this one didn't. It's really great.
Linda from NYC, NY
Where have this been all my life?! Wow! Simply, WOW! If I did not know who Ariana Grande is, I would of say the same thing! With this foundation, I do NOT need any primer, setting spray or touch-ups! It alsos, takes my makeup rountine up a whole another leavel speed time! My friends think all I do now is only skin care, but little do they know all I actually were is AG's own foundation! I am in awe with this foundation! Lasts all day, hydrating, no flakes, buildable (not that you need to) and the added bounes skin care thats in it! Did I also mentioned light weitht, breathable and smooth finish!💋
Mar from Seattle, WA
I love R.E.M. Beauty so I had high hopes but unfortunately its not for me. Its a thick consistency, and is a bit shiny before applying powder, which i know some people like, but it wasnt for me. I wore this foundation a few times, only using one pump and it creased so easily. When i sweat, i feel like its melting off. It was okay but not compared to me other go to foundations. I prefer a thinner consistancy.
Isabel from Hartford, CT
I love this foundation! So many shades and has such a nice finish.