(I laugh when looking at this picture because I know my photographer-best-friend is going to be cringing at it's masterfulness ;D What can I say, I have no talent, but I try, and so that counts for something.)
I had mentioned in the previous post that the foundation smells a little odd. I have to say I don't even notice the smell anymore and it doesn't bug me, so if that made you skeptical I would say don't worry about it. If it doesn't bother ME, who is very sensitive to any sort of fragrance, it probably won't bother you. ;)
This is now my favorite foundation I've ever tried! I can't believe this stuff is so cheap, it works that great. I bought this foundation in number 815 FAIR, and it matches my skin tone perfectly. I love the creamy application of the foundation, however it dries to a matte finish instead of dewy (which is fine by me).
The foundation is best for dry/combination skin, I'm guessing. It fades only slightly throughout the day, however never collects in a certain area. As someone who struggles with dry skin, whenever I check in the mirror to make sure everything is staying put, my dry spots aren't at all "enhanced" (something my previous foundations never did for me).
*This foundation also contains no parabens or fragrance*
The packaging. This is probably why this product is so cheap. While the packaging isn't terrible, and I like the fact that it isn't an open glass bottle that would allow more bacteria to enter, I did have a bit of a problem with it exploding the other day. I guess some pressure got built up inside of it and the foundation was just overflowing without me squeezing the container; I ended up putting the excess in a plastic bag so I didn't waste any =P It hasn't done this again, and so I'm not going to let that keep me from repurchasing it.
The coverage isn't quite what I'd want it to be, however it's better than anything else I've used (I keep saying that…). The product says on the packaging "medium to full coverage." It's a little buildable, but it doesn't seem to completely cover dark spots that I have or extra red acne-prone areas (just so you know, I also don't use concealer at the moment). If you have really inflamed acne or extra dark scars, you'll want to use something in addition to this. I'm still pretty content using this coverage, though.
In conclusion, I can't tell you how happy I am to have found this foundation. When I get some "extra" money to spend on lots of makeup, I'll probably try another foundation, but for now I'm sticking with this.
Recommend to a friend? Absolutely
Rating: For the $, 4 out of 5.