Most helpful positive review
67 of 72 people found the following review helpful
on August 31, 2012
First of all, it's unfortunate that reviews for this product are listed separately based on the color. So, make sure you also check out reviews for the other colors.
I have been a user of Lancome foundation, but didn't wear it all that often because I'm just not fond of the weight of the makeup and how it can rub off. On top of that, I live in the Phoenix area, and the heat would just melt anything I put on my face anyway. I've always liked the idea of tinted moisturizer, but there again, the stuff seems to slide off my face. So I've taken to just wearing powder, or nothing at all.
I tried this product because I got a sample in a magazine, and I love it. It looks a little like a facial scrub when it first comes out of the tube (pale color with what looks like tiny beads or granules). But when you smooth it on, all that seems to disappear, and you're left with a nice, smooth, matte face. It covers my minor discolorations and sun damage perfectly, it has a nice, touchable finish, doesn't rub off at all (even in the Phoenix heat). I love it! It "perfects" my skin without looking made up. It does such a good job coloring minor skin discolorations that I actually feel like I want to add a little bit of blush to put some color back. That's not really a complaint, just an effect of putting something on the face that covers skin tone variations, I guess.
Many reviewers have complained about an orange or pink undertone; I have not found this to be the case. Perhaps it's because, generally speaking, I tend to use as little product as possible, so I apply this lightly. You do have to work somewhat fast to rub it in/smooth it on, otherwise it seems to go on a bit thick in spots (and the color is heavier/shows in the creases).
Overall, this product meets my needs. Helps my skin look better but doesn't look or feel like make up.
One last comment about the color: I've read a lot of reviews where they say to go a color lighter than you think you need; many specifically said that the medium was too dark/too orange for them. I basically have fairly light skin, but a moderate tan. The free sample I tried was "light", and I thought it was ok, but a little too light for me. I bought the "medium" and find it perfect for me! The best I can advise is to try to sample them in the store, or, like I did, find a "bogo" type offer and buy 2 colors (I'm sure I'll use the lighter one in the winter). : ) I think the price is quite reasonable.