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Napoleon Perdis Sheer Genius Liquid Foundation 30ml

4.3 of 52 reviews


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Enriched with active ingredients that boost skin elasticity and moisture. This means that skin appears polished, but the formula is light enough for everyday use.
  • Australian Made
  • Has SPF

What customers say

GREAT - 78% recommend

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  • Medium

Skin Type:

  • Dry
  • Normal to dry
  • Normal to oily
  • Oily

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Napoleon Perdis Sheer Genius Liquid Foundation Reviews

4.3 of 52 reviews

78% recommend this product

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  2. 19

  3. 7

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Most Helpful Positive

Actually Genius


this foundation feels and appears sheer but leaves my complexion looking even and removes any redness from the face and is very moisturizing.

Most Helpful Criticism

Not what I had hoped


Not a bad product, just tricky to get out of the container and didn't really offer enough coverage for my liking/price point. Napoleon has a number of other great foundations that I would prefer over this.
  1. Not what I had hoped


    Not a bad product, just tricky to get out of the container and didn't really offer enough coverage for my liking/price point. Napoleon has a number of other great foundations that I would prefer over this.
  2. Reformulated but still underrated. (Look 1)


    Even though this foundation has been reformulated with the colour being the most noticeable change (less golden in tone) and the spectrum leaving much to be desired it is still an excellent lightweight yet high impact foundation that melts smoothly into the skin - sheered out with a sponge for a ‘your skin but better’ or built up for a flawless finish look. Totally underrated within the ‘high ...
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  3. Actually Genius


    this foundation feels and appears sheer but leaves my complexion looking even and removes any redness from the face and is very moisturizing.
  4. Great coverage


    Love how my skin looks covered my blemishes so well.
  5. Pretty good


    Great coverage felt very comfortable with the foundation
  6. Excellent coverage but bad colour range


    I'm on the fence with this one; I love the coverage, but the colour range is very limited and it's been difficult for me to find a good colour match.
  7. Good product


    Medium coverage foundation that is buildable , easy to blend and creates a lovely dewy finish.
  8. Love this fabulous foundation


    verified purchaser
    I have been using this foundation for 5 years and after trying others I always end up back with this one. It has excellent medium coverage and lasts through the whole day without getting shiny. The foundation is very sheer and easy to apply and blend and I never get the yucky, sticky feeling as with some other foundations. Love this one!
  9. Beautiful and natural


    Beautiful and natural looking foundation that is the perfect amount of coverage while still looking like I’ve just got great skin!
  10. Love the colour range and finish of this foundation


    Love the colour range and finish of this foundation. I find it is very easy to use and it gives great coverage. I love the packaging too.
  11. Favourite Foundation!


    I LOVE Sheer Genius Foundation by Napoleon Perdis. The long lasting coverage conceals all imperfections but is still light-weight and has a soft, natural look. I wear this foundation both to work and for nights out. It can be reapplied in the evening and leaves skin looking fresh and flawless as if it is the first application.
  12. Oily mess!


    I don’t have oily skin but this made my face look like I had just applied sunscreen. It’s yuk. It never set either so felt sticky. And the shades are crap. Sooooo many better foundations for this ridiculous price!
  13. Fantastic buildable foundation


    After Using NP China Doll for aaaaaages, I wanted to try something less heavy and cakey and this does the job perfectly! The coverage is medium to full if you build it up and there is no pilling or funny business after a few applications. The ball shaker inside is a cool gimmick but this foundation is overall excellent.
  14. Build a flawless look


    Tried this as an alternative to my go to and love how velvety smooth it makes my face. Can go from sheer to full coverage depending on the occasion and melts into the skin beautifully. Definitely worth spending a bit more.
  15. Beautiful lightweight foundation


    Such a lovely foundation. Glides on the skin perfectly. Buildable so it’s fuller coverage. Love this for everyday.
  16. Medium coverage


    Limited shade range made it difficult for me to find a match. The bottle is inconvenient to scoop product out of. Would prefer a pump. The actual foundation has medium coverage and is good for evening out skin tone and blemishes
  17. Love


    Love this foundation it blends so easily and smoothly and great staying power
  18. does what it says!


    This foundation is exactly what it says - sheer genius. Beautiful on the skin and gives great cover without the bulk. I apply with a foundation brush and it blends so easily.
  19. Not for me


    I find Napoleon Perdis as a range has limited colours so I hate that factor.
    This foundation I find is awkward as you have to poof the foundation out and I have found it too hard as I always get way too much.
    I find the product is too watery for me and find it just ends up everywhere.
    I think the base of the foundation is okay - not bad but not great.
  20. Couldn't give a higher rating


    I love this foundation, its a great full coverage and easily bendable! Also stays in place all day/night.
  21. Bit of a miss for me


    I bought this in shade 03 which was almost suited to my nc30 skin tone however slightly off. I knew shade 2 would be too light, and shade 4 too dark. This is my real issue with all Napoleon Perdis foundations, there is just not enough shades!!!! And I find them to run so red! Onto the next issue, I liked the overal finish of the foundation, it was quite dewy, and borderline oily looking, but was s...
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  22. Good coverage, sets a little dry though


    I liked this foundation as it provided a nice even coverage and concealed imperfections well. I found however that ones set it was a bit dry and caked in fine lines and wrinkles which I didn't like. I prefer a more dewy look so I probably wouldn't buy this again.
  23. Amazing


    This foundation is one of my favourite foundations ever. It gives a medium coverage that is build-able & effortlessly blendable. It's lightweight & gives of a dewy finish. I would definitely pay the money for this.
  24. Great product


    I first used this foundation years ago when I had my make up done by a Napoleon Perdis make up artist. Great colour match, great level of coverage for a natural look and a bottle lasts well. Just a shame it doesn't have a pump to stop product waste if you tip out too much. Will continue to purchase as my "better" foundation in between cheaper chemist brands.
  25. Not great


    Not that great of a formula, really don't love the shade range. Definitely not the worst foundation I've used but certainly not good
  26. Unsure of


    I found this foundation a little watery. Not sure I would re-purchase.
  27. light weight


    Great light weight foundation, hardly even realise your wearing any
  28. Great foundation


    I have used this for years and love it, would never use anything else, I use this every day.
  29. Love it


    Wanted a sheer to medium coverage and this is perfect.
  30. Light weight


    I recently tried this foundation because I wanted a subtle lightweight foundation for daily wear but found it was really watery and didn't blend well it was almost a little patchy. The colour tone was a bit orange too. I love a lot of the other Napoleon foundations but this one didn't do it for me.
  31. Best foundation I’ve used!


    I was looking for a foundation that gave me good coverage, was lightweight and would last all night-like professional make up would. This ticks all those boxes! I have combination oily/dry skin and with foundations in the past I have found that my foundation is non existent a few hours into the day or night out. I do not have that issue with this product! And despite the size looking small, a litt...
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  32. Really nice

    Kylie Q

    This is a really nice medium coverage foundation. I just wish there was a better application method/packaging.
  33. Great


    Really nice lightweight foundation for those with dry and mature skin, but disappointing shade range.
  34. Beautiful medium coverage


    I used to use this foundation daily on my combination skin in a humid climate, until I started searching for more coverage. It’s a very light weight fluid foundation, easy to apply with a brush - the downside is the bottle is messy and hard to get product to pour out of the hole. Better packaging would be appreciated- how about a pump. Overall lovely product - when my skin no longer needs full cov...
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  35. Lightweight foundation


    This foundation is really beautiful.. if you have dryer skin! It didn't sit on my skin fantastically but on my friends it did as she is normal/dry! I did like the fact you could build it! Not a lot of product in the jar which is a shame so expensive for what you get..
  36. Lightweight with coverage!


    I like how this foundation feels so lightweight on the skin but still provides a medium to full coverage. It’s easy to blend and gives a soft matte finish, so it’s great for all skin types. This is especially great for those with dry skin that want to try a matte foundation. The only thing I don’t like is the packaging as it can get messy when you’re pouring the foundation out. Just make sure you ...
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  37. Best Foundation


    I have used this for years! Best flawless finish and doesn't block my pores.
  38. Ok foundation


    I wasn’t a huge fan of this foundation. I didn’t find it gave me as much coverage as I was looking for. I also found the bottle a little bit annoying to get the product out of.
  39. Does not clogg goes on smooth


    I usually do not spend $75 on a foundation, but this one I tried as it was used on my daughter for her ball by a makeup artist, so I decided to buy it as her make applied looked natural and smooth on. I love this foundation, goes on smooth, is not chalky or smells horrible like some foundations, looks natural. I used no3 in winter as my skin is lighter, but I will have to buy no4 for the summer as...
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  40. Beautiful smooth foundation


    This foundation has a cult following and for good reason. It doesn’t oxidize, it’s great for mature and dry skin and leaves a perfect finish every time.
    It has gorgeous undertones and will never leave you looking cakey or that you haven’t blended your makeup properly. It can be applied effortlessly in minutes with a brush, a sponge or even your hands.
  41. Have just bought my second bottle


    I am in in my forties, and have quite good skin, but this amazing foundation will cover up any little
    Blemishes I might get, without the feeling of being caked in makeup.
    This will be my number one foundation for ever
  42. Great stuff


    Love this product, not messy to use at all! Just give a shake, unscrew cap and dip your make up brush into the well on the inside of the lid. If you need more screw cap on and give another shake and repeat. Most of the time one shake does it for me. No waste when used this way.
  43. Love this product


    I had got this product when in Australia and when it ran out I was devastated. Luckily I found this website!! Love this foundation, light texture and perfect for day wear. Stays on all day and never had any issues.
  44. awesome


    I have tried many foundations but have not liked many as they don't have good coverage for my age skin. I wanted to try this makeup for so long but thought its only for younger skin. I finally gave it a go and I absolutely love it. It covers all my little flaws and looks great and doesn't even feel like I have it on. So light. Thank you. You have won me :)
  45. great product


    I bought this product from a beauty shop and they gave me a tip for the bottle. Shake it and then in the lid is a TINY well (just above the hole in the bottle) use a cotton bud to get product out and put it on the back of your hand and this should be enough for at least half of your face depending on coverage (all if you only require a light coverage).
  46. Best foundation I have used


    I love this foundation. I wore it for my wedding and it lasted all day. The colour is perfect and it is so weightless on the skin it feels like you don't have any on, and the finish is very natural
  47. Love this product!

    Celeste (Adore Beauty Staff)

    This is a gorgeous foundation. I rediscovered it over the weekend and am not sure why I ever stopped using it; it offers medium coverage with a weightless formula and it looks so natural on. I don't love the fact you need to tip the foundation out of the bottle, however the packaging does look very sleek.
  48. Blank


    I am now on my third bottle of this foundation, and I find it to be the best one I have ever used! I do use it with the primer then a napoleon powder over the top to keep it nice all day, I dont even need to touch up. Everyone seems to have trouble with the bottle - I just pour out a 10c size onto the back of my hand then wipe the top of the bottle with my foundation brush and start applying! Eas...
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  49. whitestars

    love this foundation has 22spf sunscreen perfect colour looks like my skin is flawless stays on great with the auto pilot primer i brought with it though ive found the primer is giving me a bit of jaw line cheek area rash as i left it on over night..
  50. Anonymous

    This foundation looks really pretty but I would prefer it with a pump - it is a bit messy trying to tip it out of the jar. HOWEVER, it is gorgeous. It spreads well and looks great on; I adore it. I wear Look 1 and it is perfect for me. My skin is combination and I think this wears well throughout the day - I might need a bit of a blot in the afternoon, but this is usually the case regardless of t...
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  51. Anonymous

    This is a lovely foundation, but I would suggest if for girls with dry skin or who want to glow. I have oily skin and was a little too shiney by the end of the day. The bottle may look pretty but it is clumsy and messy to use. I applied mine with my beauty blender to achieve a hardly there look, but I was happy with the way it evened out my skin tone and I like a foundation with spf in it.
  52. Anonymous

    I was given this as a sample to try so can't comment too much on the packaging although looking at the pic it has no pump and is in a glass jar. looks gorgeous but probably a pain to use. I took off one star as it has no pump and only a screw top. back to the foundation...makes the skin looks luminous with a satiny finish. I had the best results when I used no powder on top. If you over apply it t...
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