MY GO TO!!!
I've been using this product since 2013 and I must say it is the holy grail of foundation for girls like me with oily to super oily sensitive skin!! I can't say enough about this product! After not being able to find an exact match in MAC, I ventured to Sephora and was introduced to this product. As I stated previously, I have oily skin. When I wake up in the morning, there's oil on my face. I also have very sensitive skin that is easily irritated. I'm lucky not to have many pigmentation issues or bags under my eyes, but when I do get the occasional blemish, this works wonderfully. I use shade 70 which has a warm/yellow undertone. In the winter, it's a perfect match. In the summer, it's still a match but I use a NARS bronzer and contouring with LA GIRLS concealer to make it a smidge darker. I always use a milk of magnesia primer. Some say it's not healthy, but I've found it works for me. I wear makeup from 5 am to 6 pm and if I do have to blot, it may be one to two times on my nose if it's humid or summer time. I live in Houston, TX so 100 degree temps and high humidity are normal. During the fall and winter, I can go a whole day without blotting. The consistency of this product is between a liquid and a cream. It's not as runny as liquid. I apply with my fingers. I find this application warms the product and allows it to melt into my skin. Once you cover your face, you have a nice matte velvet appearance just like the name implies. I love full coverage, so if you prefer a natural or skin like finish and you don't have oily skin, this product is not for you. If I had normal to dry skin, I'd probably use a less thick foundation like NARS Sheer Glow. Because I have oily skin, after an hour or so, I have a nice light dewy skin finish. Not oily. This stuff stays put all day and does not budge. I have been caught in a rain storm with this on and after I got inside and my face dried, my makeup was still flawless. This foundation will stand up to perspiration as well although I don't go outside much. When I wear this foundation, I get tons of compliments. People ask me if its airbrush. They say my face looks beautiful and flawless. They always want to know what brand I'm using. Foundation also does not settle into lines and covers any imperfections you have. I do set mine with the Make Up Forever Duo Mat powder but it's totally a preference thing. I just like a polished finish. It's definitely not needed. Oily girls, try this! Women of Color, try this. Lots of shades to match.
Not very mattifying
It's okay. I've used it for quite some time and I still cycle it into my rotation. I have very oily skin though and this doesn't hold up as long as I like a foundation to hold up. All the primer in the world still wont change this. But it is way better than the HD makeup.