I mainly use natural make-up products during the day, but when I go out I need a thicker higher-coverage foundation. I love the Bourjoir Healthy Mix; Bourjois products don't contain parabens so are better than most non-natural make-up products, and the Healthy Mix is a really good build-able full-coverage foundation. When reading the Evening Standard on my commute the other day, I saw a great review of this new L'Oreal foundation, so when I saw it on offer in Superdrug for just £6.99, I picked it up.
I've never been so disappointed with a foundation in my life. It's dreadful. The bottle is glass, which isn't great for clumsy people like me. It's also much smaller than most other foundations - most of them are 30ml, however this one is only 20ml. It isn't very easy to get the foundation out of the bottle, you have to put your finger on the top and then tip the bottle so you get a miniscule amount of foundation on your finger...unless you slightly miss and don't cover the top enough, and the foundation pours down the side of your finger. You could use a foundation brush or sponge, but I'm not a huge fan of these, I prefer to apply with my fingers then use a buffing brush.
The foundation itself feels very silky when you apply to the skin, and it's definitely 'lighter than water' like it claims...it's so light that it does nothing and the colour seems to sink in like a moisturiser, leaving you looking as if you're not even wearing foundation. It's just like putting water on your face...except water is free and doesn't contain harmful ingredients.
The foundation covers slight redness, but doesn't cover blemishes. I tried building it, and even with a few layers it still doesn't cover even the smallest blemishes. For me this is just too light, it doesn't cover anything and doesn't feel that nice on the skin. I much prefer creamy foundations to silky/oily ones. It also definitely needs much more than 'one drop' to cover your whole face...one drop covered just my nose - some magazines out there who have reviewed it have definitely been telling porky pies (coughcosmopolitan)... unless they have the facial size of a newborn baby.
Have you tried this foundation? What are your thoughts?
As you can probably tell...I'm not too impressed.
If you do still want to buy this product and test it out for yourself, you can get it for £9.99 on Feel Unique, with free delivery.