YAY OR NAY?
This was a big NAY for me!!! I was so excited to try this product, I bought it in the shade Natural Buff, the Shade matched me almost perfectly. But the downfall.... I first applied this foundation with a Damp Beauty Blender, I was extremely happy with the color match and the Matte finish, but when I looked closer I saw all kinds of patches on my face. The foundation dried to every little line/crease/dry patch on my face. AHHH I wore it all day even though I looked like complete crap just to see how long it would last and to see if it would indeed stay matte for so long. My face felt extremely tight and plastic like when I made faces. I was ready to throw it right in the trash, but I thought "let me give it one more shot." So the second time I applied it I used my Foundation Flat Kabuki Brush, I was noticing as I was applying the foundation that it was drying super fast before I could even blend it out, and once again looked up closer and noticed I looked like a crack face (lol) the foundation was just horrifying on.
Yes it is winter and Yes I do get very dry skin on my face in the winter, but I always prime my face before applying foundation and I was not expecting such a highly talked about foundation to leave me looking like a cakey, cracked, blotchy mess. I have never experienced this with any of my other foundations. I will give this once last shot in the summer time to see how it holds up in Humidity.
So I decided to give this foundation one more shop a couple weeks ago. My skin is no longer super dry it's back to normal thankfully enough. So I tried the foundation alone once to see how I would like it now that my skin isn't dry, I wasn't pleased. So the next day I tried it mixed with a little bit of my Maybelline Fit Me Dewy foundation and noticed it looked a little better and was easier to apply. BUT, unfortunately it still dried to the face funny and some spots looked more caked up than others. From a distance it looks very nice, very matte, but when you get closer you can see that it just dries to the skin oddly. It was breaking up on my nose and just wasn't flattering. Not to mention it says it's long lasting but I noticed that it will rub off super easily on anything, if you rest your hand on your chin the foundation with come off, god forbid you hug someone and your face touches their clothing, it leaves foundation all over the persons shirt. It was coming off on my phone when I had to make a call. I just don't like this foundation. I really wanted to like it but it's not doing what it claims, and I feel like I have a mask on, it's very heavy and clogging feeling.