I've been pleasantly surprised by this product, although I don't think I'll be switching over from my prestige brands any time soon. But when I only need to wear foundation for a few hours and don't want to "waste" my more expensive brands, this does the trick nicely.
The coverage was pretty good, but I did find it soaking into my beauty sponge quite a bit even though the sponge was damp. I was able to build up the coverage after using about 5-6 pumps of the foundation. Keep in mind though that I'm not a huge fan of my freckles and like a heavier coverage in my makeup. For those of you who have great skin and like a medium coverage, I think you'll love the effect this has on your skin.
This foundation didn't oxidize on my skin and darken, as some fair colors can do. I'm a tricky color to match. My skin is very fair, but my freckles are just enough to make it appear darker than is necessary. I was able to guess from the bottle on the first shot and score a shade that looked great on my skin when I applied as well as a few hours later.
It felt pretty hydrating and creamy on my skin, and it left a nice glowy finish that wasn't too shimmery. It has a good skin-like finish overall. It did settle a bit into the pores around the sides of my nose, and cling to some of the drier patches. But I think that if I'd exfoliated a bit better and used a different primer, that issue could be resolved. I know I'll be reaching for this again in the future, so hopefully I'll have better feedback after more uses.
Disclaimer: As with all my product reviews, I was not paid by the cosmetic company to provide feedback or review/promote their products. All the opinions expressed in this article are my own.