I am literally in love with this foundation! This is one of two foundations that I always go for for everyday use. This is perfect for when I have breakouts that are very red and my other foudation a would not cover. I don't even need to have a concealer with this foundation as it very thick and full coverage! It did take me a few tries to be able to apply it without making it look cakey or blotchy, but I've now found my prefect way. I have normal-dry skin with an oily forehead, so I use an oil free moisturiser for my head, and a thick moisturiser for the rest of my face and it works very well.
I have it 4 stars because it didn't control the oil on my head, and came off after a few hours only on my head, and the rest of my face was completely matte. Even using my rimmel stay matte powder didn't completely keep my oil at bay.
Saying this, it gives me a completely flawless finish (several people have told me my skin looks like a porcelain doll) and completely covers all of my acne and redness. I love it :)
For reference, I'm 1N1 in Estee Lauder Doublewear
Check out my video on this foundation: https://youtu.be/RT6gVdPwEfY
I tried this foundation out two years back when putting a thick foundation on only made my dry, flakey skin that much worse. Recently, I've revisited the foundation now that my skin is more of a friend than foe. To be fair, I mix this foundation with my NYX Pro White Mixer, MAC's strobe cream, and a drop of facial oil to make this foundation go on like a beautiful, dewy charm. Matte falls flat on my face, but this foundation works wonders when you manipulate it to fit your desired skin finish.
Not for dry skin!!
I was so so so excited to try this foundation, I have red skin and had heard this would cover it completely! I was SO disappointed when I applied this to my face that it made me instantly have flakey dried up looking skin! I tried moisturizing double time into my routine and it still did not work. I was very sad this foundation just would not work for me!
If I could give this 10 stars I would this is the #powerhouse of foundations. I'm a creature of habit when it comes to foundation and face products, I will use the same foundation for anywhere from 2 to 4 years without switching brand. My skin is super super oily so I already have a hard time finding a foundation and powder that dosent slide off like grease within a few hours. My foundation up until now was mufe matte velvet + but even with that and the pro finish powder, primer and rcma finishing powder I still have to blot on average of 4 times through my work shift. I love kvd and I feel like it's a brand that gets kinda overlooked at times, I felt it was time for a change and BAM I'm so glad I did. I bought this shade and also #54 for the months when I'm a little less tan, both are an amazing match with my skin. This foundation is flawless silky and full of pigment, I've had it on for 12 hrs now and it still looks fresh and the best part I've only had to blot a total of 1 time in my t-zone. I find her brand to be one of the top when it comes to getting your money's worth.....thank you for making this oily woman a happy one (:
Amazing Coverage, Worth the Money
I was very skeptical about trying this foundation, weary that it would be extremely cakey due to its high coverage. However this foundation blends better than most, if not all, foundations I have tried before. It is out of my usual preferred price range for foundations but worth it as a little bit goes a long ways (a little bit being a medium pea-sized dot). I have quite a few acne scars and this foundation has been the only one so far that covers them all nicely without looking overly done. Although I'm not glad to be spending $30+ for a foundation it is worth it!