Napoleon Perdis China Doll Foundation SPF15 30ml
4.6 of 39 reviews
$17.25 x 4
$17.25 x 4
- Normal to dry
- Normal to oily
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4.6 of 39 reviews
86% recommend this product
Most Helpful Positive
It may be small, but a little really does go along way.. this foundation has good coverage without that cake face look. One to add to the makeup case!
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Didn't quite work for me!
After being in a bit of a foundation rut I bought this on a whim due to rave reviews and seeing it pop up everywhere for the last few years. It honestly is a really nice foundation. It's lightweight, full coverage and has a great colour range for yellow/neutral toned skin, but unfortunately it just didn't work for me. My skin was dried out extremely because of this, and I have combination/oily skin, but I have never experienced dryness like this before. My skin was flaking and it just sucked every ounce of moisture out, as by the end of the day my face was as matte as when I first applied it. I tried it a few different ways with different primers and powders but to no avail. It is just coming into winter here so I'm not losing hope as of yet, I will retry it closer to summer when my skin won't be as prone to dryness. Hopefully I can learn to love it!
It may be small!It may be small, but a little really does go along way.. this foundation has good coverage without that cake face look. One to add to the makeup case!
great coverageI can't fault the china doll foundation, it has a strong coverage but still blends out well.
AMAZINGThere are literally not enough words to describe this stuff best foundation ive ever used- a little goes a long way so its not cakey but also has the most amazing flawless finish!
GreatI love this foundation. It covers so well without being thick on the skin. I have pigmentation on my forehead and it covers it up without looking like I am wearing too much makeup.
China DollThis is an amazing product and I have been using it for many years. It is a perfect match for my olive complexion where others have failed. Even the Loreal advertising 40 shades and a shade to match everyone did not come close.
Beautiful foundationI bought this foundation for my Mum and she loves it. It is natural but still gives good coverage. The Napoleon spray over the top also looks great with it. The range of shades are good and match skin colour very well.
Best foundation I've ever had - full coverageI have very oily skin with enlarged pores and blemishes from acne. This foundation is the best I've ever owned. It gives me full coverage with a very small amount, and lasts the entire day. The only downside is that it needs to be applied scarcely because it can look cakey, but it is also buildable.
AmazingAmazing for night glam. great coverage, and great formula, but disappointing shades.
Great for oily skinI have been using this foundation for years. Even though it's expensive, I have struggled to find an alternative which gives me the same coverage. I wear this alone mixed with a little moisturiser for a smooth natural finish or on it's own finished off with a powder. The coverage is buildable and I sometimes use this as a concealer to hide any imperfections. It has good staying power on my oily skin and lasts all day when finished with a powder.
Great night time foundation, special event or concealer !Love this product because it can be a concealer or a foundation. I love the size and can take it out with me incase I need a touch up. It covers excellent and stays until I wipe it off !
Favorite foundationI live for this foundation, it is the only one that I have found that gives me complete coverage and you only need to use a small amount. It stays on for the whole day without needing a touch up and i’m constantly being asked my people what foundation I use. This is definitely worth the purchase as you only need a small amount to achieve great results so it’s definitely worth the buy!
Great for nights outI wouldn’t wear this foundation every day but it’s great for nights out or days where I need my makeup to last. It is full coverage with a matte finish so I don’t need to worry about adding extra concealer or touching up throughout the day. It is also comfortable to wear considering it has a matte finish. I always get compliments on my skin when I wear this.
Good foundationI really liked this foundation. It is light whilst still offering good coverage. I have dry skin and found it wasn’t suitable for me as it would highlight my dry patches but wished I could continue use as I really liked this product.
My go to foundationI have always loved this foundation. I have combination skin, with an oily T zone and also suffer from some hormonal breakouts and acne scarring. This foundation, in combination with a good primer, is great. Sits well on my skin, and never slides. It’s very full coverage, but that’s how I like it as it covers my blemishes and doesn’t sit in my fine lines. I am quite fair/neutral and I wear look B2. I would recommend going to a Napoleon counter before purchasing online though to find your correct shade.
Great Matte FoundationGreat for normal to oily skin types. It is a matte foundation so very long lasting but doesn’t dry out the skin. It’s also great for hiding blemishes if you don’t have concealer on hand. It works well with the napoleon perdis auto pilot primer.
I wear look 3 which is great with fake tan. You can also mix with stroke of genious to add some glow to the foundation so it isn’t as matte.
Couldn't make this work for meI love full-coverage foundations but this one wasnt for me. No matter how I applied it, it always looks cakey and dry. I do have drier skin so maybe oilier skin would have more luck. The shade range isn't ideal either- always looked orange on my skin. Not worth it for me.
Not worth itI didn't really like this foundation, didn't really last the day which is frustrating when it is what I would consider an expensive foundation.
The bestHonestly, my favorite foundation of all time. Great for those who want medium to full coverage as you can use as little or as much as you like. Amazing photo finish and you can either leave it or finish with camera finish. I wear this at night or for special events as it will last through sweat and rain without causing breakouts.
Perfect foundation for perfect skin!I absolutely adore this foundation! I I love to use it as an evening time product for my base, as it is a high coverage and I know it will last all throughout the night without budging! It really does make my skin look flawless and as the name states, like a 'China Doll.' It easily covers any imperfections or redness, giving you the perfect base. I can't fault this foundation. Definitely a long time favourite of mine!
It’s amazingI love this product so much , not cakey , stays in place all day long and looks absolutely amazING also doesn’t make your face look oily
Didn't quite work for me!After being in a bit of a foundation rut I bought this on a whim due to rave reviews and seeing it pop up everywhere for the last few years. It honestly is a really nice foundation. It's lightweight, full coverage and has a great colour range for yellow/neutral toned skin, but unfortunately it just didn't work for me. My skin was dried out extremely because of this, and I have combination/oily skin, but I have never experienced dryness like this before. My skin was flaking and it just sucked every ounce of moisture out, as by the end of the day my face was as matte as when I first applied it. I tried it a few different ways with different primers and powders but to no avail. It is just coming into winter here so I'm not losing hope as of yet, I will retry it closer to summer when my skin won't be as prone to dryness. Hopefully I can learn to love it!
I have been using China Doll foundation since 2010 and I always go back to it!Recently I have been using a water based foundation that blends easily into luminous, healthy looking skin - my favourite sort of finish. However, coming into Summer I've realised that I need something a bit more heavy duty. I pulled out my China Doll that I'd only been using for special occasions, thinking that it'd be too much "work" to apply in the mornings. I was wrong! All I have to do after priming is dot some product where I need it - forehead, nose, chin & cheeks, and then buff it into my skin (using a brush like the Real Techniques expert face brush helps). It works like it says it does - plenty of time to work it into your skin before it sets into a matte finish. It's not a dull matte though, there's a sort of healthy glow to it. I get compliments on my "skin" when I wear this! When I look in the mirror before and after applying I see such a transformation, from red, blotchy/patchy to healthy looking, perfected skin. It feels soft and breathable too. I hate the sticky feeling other foundations can have, but I often stroke my skin while wearing this and it just feels powdery and dry - love it! I find that it does last all day or night, even if you sweat I find that it doesn't roll off with sweat beads or go patchy, it's like it keeps setting itself so that your skin still looks quite beautiful - at least that's what I tell myself in the bar bathroom mirrors! If I'm really sweaty I will re-powder, and the build up of powder doesn't go cakey. I would have to call this foundation my holy grail. I have pale skin with pink undertones and the B2 shade is a good match. I also like the inclusion of an SPF. Being so pale, I always want protection from the sun. Honestly, if this foundation is ever discontinued I'd be lost! Thank you Mr. Perdis! The only cons I have: the price tag is quite big, bigger than other high end brands, you can buy a Lancome foundation for $10 less than this! However you don't have to wear a powder with this, so you could save some money there. It does look like a small tube but a little goes a long way and one tube has been known to last me for over a year! You really don't need to cake it on. The squeezy tube is also a good idea because you just get a little bit of product at a time so there's little to no wastage, and you can even cut it open at the end to get every last bit! So with not neccessarily needing a powder, and the packaging, it is quite good value in the end.
Great looking skin! Not mkaeupI have a birthmark on my face that Ive struggled to cover for years! Then I found Chinadoll. A little concealer beneath the foundation and I can go all day with no touch ups! Im a busy person, out of the house at least 12 hours a day.
With this I spend the whole day looking flawless and smooth. Unfortunately Napoleon discontinued in NZ. I went to MAC and even their recommended foundation doesnt match up. This MAC stuff has a cakey finish.
I adore Chinadoll. It honestly looks like perfect skin, not makeup.
Love the matte finishI love the matte finish Napoleon Perdis China Doll Foundation gives. As an older client this is much preferred to a liquid foundation, followed by a powder. It may not be super long lasting but I find it very easy to touch up. Plus, this foundation blends beautifully.
I love it!I have recently been introduced to China Doll by a colleague, and I am so grateful. Although very lightweight, this product provides perfect and natural coverage. I use this foundation over the Napoleon Perdis Auto Pilot Radiance Boosting Primer for a healthy glow and long-lasting wear. A massive thumbs up!
Love my Chinadoll!I have been using Chinadoll for the past few years and i absolutely love it! I have tried others, but nothing compares. It gives me long lasting coverage and leaves me feeling confident all day. I love that Adore Beauty offer this product for $10 cheaper than the RRP, this means that i can pay the $10 express postage and receive this fabulous product as well as two free samples without even leaving the house.
All time fave!I absolutely adore my china doll! If you want to achieve a flawless look just use china doll. I love how it will matte after application so there is is no need for powder. When I use this foundation I constantly get commented on how good my skin looks and how I look like a doll. I say it's well worth the money with the amount of time you save.
Perfect skinI am giving this 4 stars because it is kinda pricey but still $10 cheaper than RRP on this site! I was recommended this by an ex NP employee and was skeptical because I haven't liked other NP products. But I am a complete convert and recommend this to people whenever I get the chance! This foundation can be described as follows: Other foundations might make you look like you have perfect makeup, This foundation will make you look like you have perfect skin". There is something special about the formulation that makes it blend into and stick to skin and look like skin. I love the shade Look 2 because it is yellow toned for my Asian skin. It is medium build-able coverage and photographs so beautifully I got some for my friend's wedding makeup. Overall, this is a fantastic addition to any foundation collection, and highly recommended for foundation lovers :)
Flawless and fabulous!Napoleon Perdis China Doll foundation - just flawless! It is the only foundation that actually stays on my skin all day long, and covers everything from pimples to dark circles to "I was up all night with the baby" eyes. It gives great coverage, with zero cakieness & the SPF 15 is such a bonus, because let's face it (excuse the pun) who wants to smother sunscreen all over a newly done face? The smallest amount is all you need, and for someone that uses foundation everyday, that's exactly what I need. In love with China Doll, will keep using it for sure! xxx
Preeeetty goodI quite like this foundation. It goes on smoothly and blends in with my skin really well. I use B1, cos I'm quite fair & it's a good match (I have fair skin, but not it's not really pink or yellow). I've found that I can just wear it on certain patches of my skin, rather than all over (& let my freckles show through!). For years I have used Estee Lauder's Double Wear in Fresco, which is a fair bit darker than this one, which I always preferred, but I've had compliments on my skin since I started wearing this one.
The reason I've changed from EL is that I've made the decision to stop using products that have been tested on animals.
I've read that a lot of people find it heavy & that it has excellent coverage, but I don't find this particularly (probably as I'm used to more 'heavy duty' makeup). I get problem skin at times and find that I still need to use concealer & a powder to set it (I also use the primer). And I still need to touch up at the end of the day if I go out in the evening. I'd say the coverage is medium, which is good for every day wear for me. I also find that sometimes it can dry out the skin on my nose and chin a little.
I'm still looking for an ethical foundation that gives me better coverage, doesn't come off easily & doesn't dry out my skin... The hunt continues!
Great stuffI really like this foundation. It was my first experience using any Napoleon product and I was recommended look B2 from the sales assistant. It has great coverage but I will say that can be drying. It's not a foundation for daily use since it is quite thick but it would be good for daily use to even skin tone for problem skin link pigmentation or blemishes. I would recommend using an illuminator when using this foundation though because it is quite matte. I have repurchased this since buying it the first time around and I'll most likely keep it in my makeup kit permanently for when I need a good full coverage foundation for formal occasions.
- After decades of dealing with a super oily skin type with breakouts and large pores and trying to find a foundation that could also deal with these issues was impossible to find-until today.After researching many foundations for oily skin types i decided to try this foundation based on other positive reviews(all the while not really believing it would work).OMG-this is the absolute best foundation ever for those of us with oily skin,open pores and other issues.The results are outstanding and worth every cent.The foundation is a dream to apply and sets to a smooth ,flawless finish with no oil slick at the end of the day.Buy it!
- I am 23 and haven't worn foundation for years as I haven't needed to. However I decided that I wanted to find something light to wear just for those nights out especially with the girls taking so many photos. I LOVE China Doll B2. It is light and I can barely tell that I even have makeup on but gives that nice flwaless touch which is perfect. Highly recommended!!
- I love this foundation! Great coverage and lasts all day, especially when applied over Napoleon Primer. I use a foundation brush to apply and a little goes a long way.
- Best foundation ever, i love it! Great coverage with matte finish, makes me look flawless and lasts all day :) also matches my skin tone perfectly. I wouldn't recommend it for dry flaky skin though. Definitely worth $65
- I like this cream to powder foundation. It has great medium coverage, especially if applied with a brush. It makes my skin look really even and lasts all day. Love the packaging - the cherry blossom print inside the box was a nice surprise!
- great coverage, leaves skin looking great and natural, light weight, love it
- China Doll is a great foundation for those who want a quick liquid to powder finish. The new shades are now designed to offer more colour choice to consumers and I quite like Look B2 as I found Look 2 very yellow on my skin.
- Thank bob they finally brought out some decent pale shades in this! The texture is just gorgeous (a velvety creme-to-powder) and the coverage is a natural sheer-to-medium. I wear Look B2 which is a fair neutral. Be aware that Look 1 to Look 4 are all very yellow-based shades.