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Designer Brands Hydrating Luminous Foundation 30ml

4.6 of 117 reviews


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Designed to subtly illuminate your features, the DB Luminous Hydrating foundation is perfect for creating a naturally radiant and dewy complexion.

  • Cruelty Free
  • Vegan

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SUPERIOR - 91% recommend

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  • Medium

Skin Concern:

  • Dull, dry or dehydrated skin
  • Pigmentation, uneven skin tone

Skin Type:

  • Dry
  • Normal to dry
  • Normal to oily

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4.6 of 117 reviews

91% recommend this product

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Most Helpful Positive



I love how it is so affordable and does a great job. My skin felt good and no irritations occurred! I only used it once but seemed so great

Most Helpful Criticism

makes my skin oily


could not find a shade that matches my skin well
it oxidized and made my skin oily
wouldn't buy again
  1. Good Coverage


    verified purchaser
    This is a full coverage foundation and it leaves my skin looking flawless and dewy.
  2. Delightfully suprised


    I was ready not to like this product (product snob) but was super impressed with the texture, feel on skin and packaging! It's super lightweight in texture, feels hydrating on the skin and has great coverage. The only potential drawback is the powdery finish the foundation left on my skin, which I wasn't expecting for a hydrating luminous foundation. Great value for the price and would recommend.
  3. great


    I love how it is so affordable and does a great job. My skin felt good and no irritations occurred! I only used it once but seemed so great
  4. Wow


    Excellent coverage, the colour match tool guided me to the correct shade for me, and tje price is amazing!
    I'm a big fan of mineral makeup because it sits and stays well on my skin, but for the price, this is awesome and I'm thrilled! It doesn't aggravate my super sensitive, dry skin either! Winning!
  5. Beautiful!


    I love this and use it all the time (everyday). Very pretty on the skin. So nice and cheap too.
  6. oxidizes too much


    Heard great things about this foundation, but i selected my shade in store and it match to a t, yet when i used it the next day by the time id left the house it was had deepen maybe by to shade and gone orange, quite oily and doesnt impress at all
  7. Natural


    Natural looking and long lasting. Great for oily skin
  8. Best budget Foundation


    This is by far the best Foundation and it’s only $20!!! It is hydrating but not oily and it leaves my skin looking luminous and I find it very long wearing as it lasts all day. Definitely worth a try.
  9. High end foundation for less


    This is high end quality for less. Foundation blends like a dream and always looks flawless and stays on perfectly all day long!
  10. Good for the price


    I bought this to test with low expectations and was pleasantly surprised! It's a great full coverage foundation that get lots of compliments on. I'd highly recommend, particularly if you have dry skin.
  11. Not bad at all!


    I quite like this foundation! It is a bit shiny but if you like to set your powder with powder (I use MAC pressed powder) then it works really really well, ends up with almost a matte satin finish. Will continue to use, much cheaper than my regular too faced and honestly about the same quality.
  12. Great


    I bought this for my tween daughter to wear on special occasions. It looks natural and not cakey. Perfect option for her. Would buy again.
  13. Great


    Such an affordable foundation which does a marvellous job ! I love it and will re purchase it when needed
  14. Gorgeous


    This foundation looks gorgeous on the skin so natural and healthy glow
  15. Beautiful


    Such a beautiful luminous foundation, looks flawless on my skin and long lasting
  16. Hard to find shade


    There is not a large shade range available so i found it hard to find a shade that matched me. However the foundation itself is very nice and natural looking, but if you have oily skin like myself, make sure that you powder well because it can get quite shiny throughout the day.
  17. Nature's Best Friend


    I have just started using Porcelain Ivory, along with the Luminscent Primer in this range. It is just fabulous. I love the fact that this is affordable, cruelty free and that it has all the vitamins etc. in the foundation. Porcelain Ivory is a perfect match (I used the Find Foundation). It make my skin look healthy with a nice glow. I am not a matte person, so when I saw this foundation liste...
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  18. Beautiful


    So nice and cheap! I actually love this and use it all the time. Very very pretty on the skin.
  19. Great dupe for Ellis Faas


    I'm an oily gal, but I love dewy makeup. Unfortunately when I use regular 'dewy' foundations and set with Hourglass translucent setting powder, my foundation looks matte. Not setting isn't an option for me. Enter DB Hydrating Luminous Foundation. This has a really dewy finish, and still looks dewy after I set it. If I'm wearing this for a long day, I usually just dust a little powder on my t-...
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  20. Feels soo nice on the skin


    This foundation feels really nice on my skin! I have sensitive and super dry skin but this foundation feels super hydrating and doesn't stick to my dry patches! The finish is also super dewy, which looks gorgeous for events! I wouldn't use it for a day-to-day purpose as it is a pretty full-coverage foundation but it's such a great product that I'll definitely will be getting it again
  21. Can make you oily


    I love the way this foundation looks on my skin initially but if you have a combination skin like me it can get really oily throughout the day. If someone with my skin type wants to try this I would suggest using it with an oil controlling primer and mattifying it with a translucent powder all over.
  22. Perfect Everyday Foundation


    I love this foundation for everyday wear! For the low price, this foundation does everything it says. Great medium coverage with a subtle dewy finish that doesn't leave me feeling oily. The colour is great and it lasts me all day.
  23. Beautiful finish, feels like skincare

    Chloe Rose

    I really rate this foundation. It's a true medium coverage, and has a really beautiful dewy finish. I hate foundation that I can feel on top my skin - this is a dream, it feels like skincare. I set my t-zone with translucent powder so I can maintain the dewy look on the high points of my face.
  24. Liked, not loved


    It was decent but I did find when I first started using it I had big breakouts.
  25. Disappointed


    I bought this in ‘porcelain ivory’. I’m disappointed because the colour goes ‘ashy’ on, and formula clings to dry patches. Wouldn’t repurchase
  26. Good shade for my skin


    I wear the ivory and find it blends well with my skin, I also have dry patches and this doesn’t exacerbate them. Not as long wearing as others but still good.
  27. Great savey


    This is hands down the best foundation I’ve ever got. I can wear this all day long without an oily tzone
  28. Holy grail


    This is my all time favourite foundation. It’s super buildable and it lasts all day. It’s nice and dewy which I love but still has fantastic coverage.
    I used to wear Nars sheer glow but this is my new go-to
  29. Absolutely Perfect!


    After reading reviews and chatting to staff I decided to order this foundation. And WOW!!! It's amazing for my mature and very dry complexion! Very reasonably priced and would definitely recommend! Also extremely fast postage! Many thanks I am one VERY satisfied customer!
  30. Amazing for cold weather


    Great coverage and doesn’t dry out my skin. Locks in moisture during cold months!
  31. makes my skin oily


    could not find a shade that matches my skin well
    it oxidized and made my skin oily
    wouldn't buy again
  32. Excellent product


    I was really unsure about this product before I used it. I have really dry skin and like it states it hydrating and excellent value for money
  33. My new every day foundation


    After reading other glowing reviews of this product, I thought I'd try it. I am so glad I did! It's not perfect, but for anyone with dry or combination skin who wants a luminous glow, this is for you. With a sweep of powder on my T-zone, this lasts all day on my combination skin, gives it the radiant finish I have been looking for and doesn't break the bank. Win!
  34. Nice and dewy look


    Love the look of this foundation. Leaves a glowing, dewy finish. Perfect for summer.
  35. Perfect for dry and sensitive skin


    I have really dry and sensitive eyes and generally my foundation breaks and cracks under my eyes, but this foundation is great. Doesn’t crack under my eyes, makes my skin look so hydrated and dewy and just the perfect amount of coverage I’d you’re into a medium coverage.
  36. beautiful finish


    I brought this because I've been dying to try a dewy foundation, I read all the reviews and decided to give it a try. I 100% was shocked with how much I enjoyed it, it sits beautifully on the skin. And gives you a perfect glowing complexion would definitely recommend.
  37. Good foundation not for everyone


    A nice, fairly lightweight foundation. I really liked the finish on this foundation and the fact that it was quite sheer, but i didn't find it particularly buildable and found that some of the active ingredients in it clogged my sensitive skin.
  38. Amazing!


    It gives me a great glowing look. Good coverage. Nice shade

  39. Really good!


    I reach for this a lot. I really like the price for how awesome it is! Great product and would definitely recommend!
  40. My new favourite foundation


    I'm someone who changes foundations as quickly as the weather. I have never found one that I really like so I just keep trying new ones. This was the first foundation that I will continue to go back and buy for many reasons. It is so dewy and moisturizing and leaves a nice satin feel on the skin. It has buildable coverage and you can achieve natural day time make up but can build to a greater cove...
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  41. My new go to foundation


    After reading some of the great reviews for this foundation I decided to give it a go and it did not disappoint! It is dewy and moisturizing with a great level of cover. Amazing for the price!
  42. Great dewy foundation


    Great foundation better than some high end ones. Stays well and has good coverage. My skin gets a bit oily so I need a good primer with it.but it has a lovely finish
  43. Great price for a great product


    If you are looking at a cheaper alternative to high end foundations, then this is the product for you! I use Estee Lauder Double Wear when I go out at night and need my makeup to really last and I use the DB Hydrating Luminious Foundation every day to work. The colour is pretty much identical to Double Weat and it goes on really smoothly. I would recommend using a primer and setting spray if possi...
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  44. About time!


    I bought this thinking it was going to be just 'fine', the price was extremely reasonable and all the reviews looked too good to be true- but I'm so so so glad it lived up to the hype!
    This is definitely a dry skin girls dream- I've been waiting for a well priced foundation that wont dry and look flakey on my skin and I love this foundation. I will say, you do need to blend this into the sk...
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  45. Love this!


    I absolutely love this. It's illuminating, hydrating and provides good coverage. I have combo/oily skin and while I still have to apply powder around the 3pm mark, I also have to do that with my other more expensive foundations. I think this is a great dupe at a good price point!
  46. Highly recommend for dry or dehydrated skin


    I have dry and dehydrated skin and was looking for a dewy medium coverage foundation which would last all day in my office job for less than than the $79 I was currently paying.

    I can not rave about this foundation enough!
    Pale enough to fit my NC10 skin with the True Ivory shade.
    Didn't settle into fine lines or dry skin patches (miracle!)
    Applied quickly and evenl...
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  47. Excellent foundation


    I am 64 and searched for years to find a foundation that accommodate my dry, very fair skin, and gave me medium coverage. I have probably tried about 50 foundations from cheaper brands to very high end. My search has finally ended with this DB Hydrating Luminous Foundation! It applies beautifully to my very skin and has a lovely natural and slightly luminous finish. The lighter colours are beautif...
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  48. Best for dry skin


    Shade range is quite poor. Consistency of the foundation itself is a bit runny and spreadable. I think it might be more suited to dry skin, because my skin was very oily by the end of a day wearing this foundation.
  49. Amazing! But not for my skin!


    This foundation is amazing! Except it’s wrong for my skin type, I have oily/shiny skin and with the illumination it’s just too shiny for my liking. Shade range is really good too!
  50. Great hydrating foundation for forty plus skin


    This along with the Ordinary foundation serum and Makeup Revolution foundation drops is my favourite drugstore foundation. It goes on so smooth and blends so easily, blurs pores and gives an overall glow.
    It doesn’t set much though so you need to be ok with the dewy feel to the touch but this is pretty common with foundations of its kind.

    I have dry combo skin and am about a N...
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  51. Transfers too much


    So I bought this product after reading all the amazing reviews. I would say I have combination skin prehaps on the more oily side so I usually wouldn’t by products labelled “hydrating”, it’s a great price point, and when first applies the coverage covered imperfections well but I found later in the day this foundation does transfer and move around a bit. I wouldn’t re purchase!
  52. Surprisingly very impressed


    My skin is combination, usually more to the dry side. I was so surprised with this foundation. The colour match was perfect and didn't oxidise throughout the day. The coverage I would say is medium but very build-able. Works well with beauty blender or brush
  53. Perfect Foundation


    At this price you really can't go wrong, but it delivers too! It is easy to build coverage for your preference also. I love this foundation.
  54. Love it


    I absolutely love this foundation, I literally can't live without it! I use it on a daily bases and it honestly gives me the best coverage! So affordable and such good quality that I cannot get over!
  55. So good


    This foundation is so good for the price. I absolutely love it!
  56. Wow!


    I'm seriously in awe of this foundation. After reading all of the glowing reviews, I had high expectations, and these expectations were definitely met! Firstly, it glides onto your skin so easily. I just apply it with my fingers and it blends in perfectly. Secondly, it really does give your skin a glow and keeps your skin moisturised. This has become my go-to foundation. Love love love!
  57. Favourite foundation under $20


    This is a great foundation, I have super dry skin and my face loves this. Feels like nothing on the skin. When I first got it I was applying it with a foundation brush, but I realised it definitely better when applied with a Beauty Blender. Definitely recommend if you're looking for something affordable.
  58. Fab!


    My skin’s quite dry, I love this! Feels really nice, coverage is buildable and it last. don’t know how it’d go on oily skin. For mine, it’s glorious! Similar to sheer glow
  59. Great Coverage and All Round Foundation!


    I was very impressed with the coverage of this foundation. I have combination skin and i find it doesn't make my skin too oily, and doesn't cling to dry patches. The formula is really nice and easy to apply and the shade range is great!
  60. My new HG foundation!!! DUPE for Nars sheer glow foundation


    Skin type: 40yr old. Oily T zone, but also dehydrated.

    I've tried many foundations over the years (high end to budget) but always kept going back to 'Nars Sheer glow' because it made my dehydrated/enlgarged pores/hormonal acne prone skin look radiant but never oily. I'd tried matte foundations but they always find they look cakey and gross on me.

    I decided to try 'de...
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  61. Almost holy grail status


    I can’t quite believe how good this is for the price. It goes on like a dream - it’s fairly runny, so it’s easy to apply but has a good medium buildable coverage. The luminousity isn’t greasy, just glowy. It blurs my pores and doesn’t look dry anywhere.

    It’s almost as good as the Revolution Pro foundation drops which IMO are better again. I’ve used just about every high and low end l...
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  62. Great value + does wonders for dry skin!


    Love this foundation so much - I tend to get very dry skin and struggle to find something that doesn't go flaky or patchy.

    It can feel a little oily at first, but once it absorbs a bit it feels really nice on my skin. Great coverage and has a really nice glow / dewy finish.
  63. A gorgeous glow


    I've been pairing this foundation with The Ordinary High-Spreadability Fluid Primer and a Skindinavia Makeup Finishing Spray with fantastic results. Although it's not advertised as a long-wear foundation I can make it last all day with the right companion products. It has a beautiful finish and doesn't look cakey. I have an oily T-zone but a little dusting of powder helps to set the foundation. Gr...
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  64. Awesome dewy foundation for older skin


    LOVE IT. I have finally found my perfect dewy foundation.
    I have dry skin and are 50+ with fair, but not porcelain, skin with a few freckles
    Finish: This is a medium coverage which can be built up on other areas without caking. I have been wearing it for 5 hours in humid temperatures (Gold Coast) and it has not separated or run off, even though I forgot to use a finishing spray.
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  65. excellent


    great product. good coverage. feels great on my skin. very happy with my purchase of this foundation
  66. Ah-ma-zing!


    This stuff is the bomb! I’ve used so many expensive foundations in the past but keep going back to this one. Makes my skin look super fresh and dewy.
  67. too dewy


    I wanted to like this because it's so affordable but it looked wet on the skin like a wet oily sheen and not even on oily skin. I find its ok if mixed into a matte foundation to add a glow as opposed to used on its own
  68. so underrated


    this is one of my favourite foundations ever. if i ever want full coverage (which is only if i go out at night lol) this is my go to. no matter how i apply it it will always turn out looking flawless even if my skin isn’t. the only down sides to this foundation is 1 shade range isn’t the best and 2 oxidises so bad! so go for a lighter shade or make sure you blend all the way down your neck. the fo...
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  69. You get what you pay for


    Good value for the price, i have normal to dry skin but it was still a bit too greasy after a few hours despite touching up with powder.
  70. ok


    hydrating but I suffer acne dry combination skin so product feels bit greasy on my face
  71. Very good value for money


    This foundation is very good for the price. I have combination/oily skin and I find this has fantastic medium/buildable coverage and lasting power so long as I use a good primer underneath. I need to blot or powder my t-zone as I find I get quite shiny by the afternoon, but a quick sweep of a very light translucent powder and it looks nice and fresh. I think the colour selection is a little poor -...
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  72. A Great Alternative To More Expensive Brands


    I find it hard to find a good foundation with dry skin, and I was devoted to Nars Sheer Glow for ages - but as this one is so similar, I now use this everyday. It's very glowy and so much cheaper, and the colour actually suits me even better for my very pale white skin (Nars is a bit too orange). I've recommended it to multiple people!
  73. It's okay


    I find this okay nothing to rave about. Don't think I would purchase again.
  74. Full coverage


    This foundation is full coverage and lasts all day long. I love how this feels on my skin and the ways that it helps to control my oils. Must have product
  75. Great coverage


    I have combination skin and purchased this because of the great reviews. I love how full coverage this is and how it stays perfectly in place all day long. For this price, this foundation is seriously good and I can't recommend it enough!
  76. Good coverage


    Good coverage but caused break outs. I will give it another go though to double check it’s what caused it and not something else
  77. Full coverage, dewy finish


    This definitely a full coverage makeup, gives a flawless finish and the colour range is excellent. Doesn’t last as long as I would have hoped but the finish is dewy and gorgeous just needs a top up every few hours.
  78. Full coverage without the cake


    This is a full coverage foundation that leaves my skin looking dewy. Unlike most luminous foundations, this one actually lasts all day on my oily skin without looking like an oil slick. Highly recommend.

    I'm 43 with oily to combination skin.
  79. I love DB foundations - this one is so good


    I love all of the BD foundations, this one is one that feels really hydrating and isn't matte, obviously. I do like a luminous glowy look and this does just that.
  80. Finally a nice full coverage foundation without the silly price tag!


    Feels nice and light on the skin, beautiful dewy finish, really does make your skin look luminous and brighter!
    Full coverage but not to the point of cakey, and you are able to control your look with layering.
    A great, affordable foundation - reminds me of NARS Sheer Glow foundation. Worth every cent!
  81. Dewy lightweight foundation


    This is a great affordable foundation and in my opinion it's the best from Designer Brands. It didn't break me out and I was surprised with the amount of coverage it gave me. It has a beautiful dewy finish on the skin which is great for blending. I also set this down with a loose translucent powder to take away some of the shine. I'd recommend this foundation for normal, dry or combination skin as...
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  82. I have recommend it to several friends


    Designer Brands has to be my superstar of the “drugstore” as they call them brands. It’s pricepoint and the product is fabulous. This foundation is no different. I have Oily skin and it doesn’t make my skin shiny straight away, it actually makes my oily skin look dewy which I have never been able to achieve before. I love this foundation. If I want to go for a more full coverage, night out I mix t...
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  83. New Favourite


    I absolutely love this foundation. It gives me great coverage and lasts all day. I love the glow that it leaves on my skin once applied. This is my new favourite foundation!!
  84. Glowing skin but no full coverage


    Recently brought this product cause I have sensitive acne prone skin, the foundation it’s self is very hydrating and feels great and not Cakey at all. Gives your face a good glow and doesn’t prevent future breakouts! I disliked tho that it wasn’t enough coverage for me and went on light. Didn’t cover any of my acne at all and by the end of the day half of it was already off. Is great for the price...
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  85. I love this


    I have sensitive acne prone skin and this foundation gives great coverage without promoting more breakouts! Great product for day to day!
  86. Very Happy


    I love this foundation. It looks dewy and does give your skin a nice glow. The price is highly affordable and I am very happy with this buy. A little goes a long way with this foundation.
  87. amazing formula


    this foundation has such a beautiful hydrating glow from within look without looking oily, it is full coverage but never looks cakey and patchy! i love the gel formula as it is super lightweight and feels very natural too!!
  88. The most beautiful Foundation for dry skin


    It is the most beautiful Foundation for normal to dry skin, gives a beautiful subtle glow to the skin paired with the Luminous primer. The only reason it is missing a star is because of lack of shades, otherwise 10/10
  89. Wow!


    I love this foundation! After using Revlon Colorstay for years, I thought I'd give this a try due to great reviews. Can I just say... WOW!!! Gives absolutely fantastic coverage without going cakey or dry, has a beautiful dewy finish but never oily. I cannot live without this foundation, my new holy grail!! I have spent $80 each on high end foundations which have been awful, nothing compares to...
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  90. High coverage and dewy!


    I decided to give this foundation a go after seeing so many positive reviews. I was amazed at the high coverage, and lack of oxidisation. It has a very dewy finish, and gives a nice glow. For me personally, it did not work the best as I am an oily skin type - but I think it would work amazing on combo or dry skin. Pairing it with a good setting powder also helped slightly.
  91. Dewy Perfection


    If you're looking for a gleaming, dewy finish then this foundation is the best. I find it works just as great when my skin is dry as when it's sensitive and more oily. It's coverage is definitely buildable and one can wear this foundation more sparsely or easily create a heavier look that is still natural. The only negative is that, like a lot of foundations, it does tend to coalesce in certain ar...
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  92. My new go-to foundation


    This is my new go-to foundation. It has a great buildable coverage but can be sheer if applied with a damp beauty blender if you want a lighter look. It doesn’t cling to dry patches & does a great job covering my redness. I haven’t found an issue with it sinking into fine lines and it lasts well throughout the day. I do tend to set with a little translucent powder as I prefer to use powder product...
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  93. Great for Dry Skin!


    I generally have quite oily skin and would usually avoid a foundation labelled "hydrating", but due to winter and other foundations drying my skin out, I needed something to help restore some balance .
    The Designer Brands foundation was my top pick mostly due to its reasonable price point and skin beneficial ingredients of vitamin c and green tea.
    It comes packaged in an elegant square...
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  94. Great product


    I tried this out as I didn't want to spend too much on a foundation I was going to wear everyday to work. I have many "high end" foundations and I must admit this foundation is just as good. I reach for this everyday. sometimes I mix with Becca ultimate coverage foundation for a little more coverage. I need to set with powder but I do that anyway so doesn't bother me. great product at a great pric...
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  95. Hydrating that's for sure!


    This was good for a back up foundation however it looked more dewy than I would usually like- I suppose that's in the title though!
  96. It's okay


    Love this foundation, wore all day very nicely doesnt make you look like an oil slick just a beautiful foundation.
  97. Love this!!!


    This has become my new go to daily foundation. Everytime I wear it someone comments that my skin is glowing. Goes on well and lasts well, since I have been wearing this my skin has become so much healthier too. Love, love, love!
  98. Better than expensive foundations


    Love this foundation, used more expensive brands that doubled and tripled in price and this is just as good if not better. I get so many comments about how healthy my skin looks now and have found it long lasting and great coverage. My skin quality seems to be better, I get less break outs than I did using other brands as it is easier to remove at end of day.
  99. Impressed for the price tag. Moisturising but still sticks to some dry flakes.


    My skin is very dry, flakey and sensitive and becomes red and irritated easily. I have tried so many different foundations to try and find one that doesn't stick to, or accentuate, the dry flakes! I was so impressed with this foundation, especially for the price. It covered up my redness and is definitely buildable moisturising for my dry skin. However, the only problem is it does still stick to s...
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