Napoleon Perdis Stroke of Genius: Liquid Cashmere Foundation SPF20 30 mL
4.5 of 96 reviews
$15.00 x 4
$15.00 x 4
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- Normal to oily
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Napoleon Perdis Stroke of Genius: Liquid Cashmere Foundation SPF20
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4.5 of 96 reviews
91% recommend this product
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I LOVE this foundation it’s the only brand foundation I’ve used for 10 years can’t find anything that remotely wears better then this does 100% recommend
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Really nice foundation
This foundation is high-coverage with a lovely satin finish. I love the packaging, the brush makes it easy to apply, then I just blend it out with a wet sponge. It’s quite a thick formula, and has broken my skin out a couple times when wearing it for several hours.
FoundationI LOVE this foundation it’s the only brand foundation I’ve used for 10 years can’t find anything that remotely wears better then this does 100% recommend
smoothI love how this has SPF while being the smoothest foundation ever! So easy to apply and looks great
Awesomeloving this foundation, perfect level of coverage without being too cakey, it lasts well if primed and set properly.
LovelySuch a good foundation, perfect coverage and such a light weight feel
Dewy and great pigmemtI’m 34 and live at the sunny coast, it wears well even in mid summer!!! Amazing pigment and can almost be a heavy coverage but with a dewy/glow finish. It’s my favourite and I mix look 2 and 3 depending on seasons and fake tan. My perfect foundation.
Lovely coverageI've lost count of the different foundations I've used but since I found Stroke of Genius I'm a loyal re-purchaser. I have dry skin so look for a product that offers some moisture as well as good coverage. This product does both - beautifully. I tend to finish with a loose powder but the final look is still quite soft and natural. The brush applicator also makes touch-ups easy. Will be repurchasing.
Go to foundationI’ve started using stroke of genius a few years ago and haven’t changed foundations since then. Its a media coverage and does not leave dry patches it blends really well and gives a satin fresh look!! Love this product, I always purchase another one before I finish it form adore beauty!!
A good foundation if you want medium-full coverageI am a fan of this foundation, although as I've gotten older steer away from heavier foundations so I don't use it any more. The brush is handy though I generally prefer to blend with my fingers after using it.
LoveAbsolutely love this foundation it’s a medium-full coverage foundation and doesn't accentuate to dry patches. Highly recommend this foundation
Good night time foundation (Full coverage)I started using this foundation a few years ago after always getting my makeup done at Napoleon stores and them using this. Honestly cant fault it really, it is full coverage and great for events/going out at night. Not so good for day time because it is on the thick heavy side of foundations. I have since though tried the Giorgio Armani luminous silk foundation and been converted to it just because Napoleon has a very 'limited' shade and skin colour range.
NICE SATIN FINISHI have gone to Napoleon a few times to get my make-up done for special occasions and they always use this foundation on me so I decided to buy it.
It has the most beautiful finish and blends really well. I use LOOK 1 if I am natural and LOOK 2/LOOK 3 for when I'm tanned.
It lasts all night and does not look cakey at all.
Really nice foundationThis foundation is high-coverage with a lovely satin finish. I love the packaging, the brush makes it easy to apply, then I just blend it out with a wet sponge. It’s quite a thick formula, and has broken my skin out a couple times when wearing it for several hours.
great for oily skinI have been using napoleon since high school and i naturally have oily skin and this works so well for me and my type of skin. i have tried mac makeup and it just doesn’t work for me. this gives me full coverage and lasts me around 6-9 months.
Love this fountainGreat coverage & lasts all day!
Brush is uselessThe foundation itself is quite nice and I find it is easily builadable to how thick you want it.
I find the brush itself is useless and creates a streaky appearance on your face so would prefer if this was in a pump.
I find the range of foundations is quite limiting on colours so you might need to mix a few together to get the right colour.
Looks great and lasts all daySuper impressed with the longevity of this foundation. I've got fairly sensitive skin but this doesn't break me out at all, even after wearing it all day. Won’t be going back to my old foundation, love this!
Holy GrailThis foundation is my holy grail! Beautiful dewy finish, full coverage with a creamy texture and lasts all day.
Really good coverageAbsolutely love this product. Let's your skin breathe when wearing but also has great coverage!
Best foundation I have ever used.I love this foundation, i put it on at 7am and by 9pm it still looks absolutely flawless. Even if I sweat, it’s stays amazing. I have even gone swimming with it on and came out of the water and it still looked fine! Recommend to all!
Really goodThis is so soft and bendable, really good coverage and longevity too!
Fun foundation to applyI love applying this foundation and it goes on so smoothly. I found it difficult to get the right shade at the start and now I blend it with a light shade by The Ordinaty to get the perfect colour. The textures of the two foundations seem to blend well.
Full coverageVery full coverage foundation. On the thick side of foundations but still applies easily.
Could do a lot betternot a huge fan of this, I usually purchase a lot of Napoleon products but this foundation let me down, the colour range is not amazing and its texture feels heavy and slightly sticky.. I know its a dewy effect but I just wasn't a huge fan
Not that greatI didn't really like this product. It's really thick so my face felt like it had paint on it! It also didnt blend well and dried funny.
AmazingThis foundation has stayed put through an entire night of clubbing, which never usually happens for me. I naturally have very oily skin, so the first places my foundation disappears from is my T-zone. The Stroke of Genius Liquid Cashmere Foundation is now my go to foundation for everyday wear and special occasions.
My go to!My go to! Good coverage but not too heavy, easy to apply with the applicator brush and then with a beauty blender.
Harder with brush attachedAlthough I really liked the foundation itself (great colour and coverage), I actually found it harder to apply with the brush attached, and harder to gain control of the amount of product dispersed with each squeeze. Wouldn't repurchase this one again.
Very nice foundationThe thing I love the most about this foundation is how well the colour matches my skin tone. I love that it is a buildable coverage and the brush function makes it really easy to control this. The brush also prevents wastage and the tube lasts longer than expected. For my skin I really need to use a primer before applying to get the best result. Also love that it has the SPF. Will buy again!
Perfect day and nightNice foundation for day and night use. Doesnt seem to make my skin feel oily. Very full coverage look.
Full Coverage LookI love using this foundation for going out/night time. Its really full coverage and goes on smoothly. Cant really go wrong with it. I guess the only downfall is that they have limited shades. Sometimes the foundation gets stuck in the application brush.
FULL COVERAGEFull coverage foundation. Applies really easily. Creamy consistency.
buildable coverageI love a foundation you can wear on all occasions, this foundation is perfect. It's build-able to full coverage with a nice glowy finish. Need to use with powder because it tends to go a little oily throughout the day
Full CoverageLovely full coverage foundation. Applies well.
Excellent full- coverage foundationI love this foundation- It's build-able to full coverage and is a nice satin finish. Definitely need to powder though, as it goes a bit oily towards the end of the day.
Fantastic!I have dehydrated skin that sucks all the moisture out of any foundation I wear. This one sat beautifully on my skin all day. It's dewy and didn't create around my face! Works great on top of their gold primer
Beautiful Natural GlowGreat foundation for every day or evenings as the coverage can be buildable. the foundation is easy to apply and has a beautiful natural glow finish. I use my own foundation brush, don't like the one it comes with.
Great foundation - Full coverageThis foundation I find is perfect for nights out or events - its really full coverage and applies easily. The packaging is a little bit useless though it comes with a brush applicator attached to it but its really hard to get product out of and so I end up having to get the product out and use my own brush which probably wastes a little bit of the product - getting stuck in the brush. Apart from this its great.
Full coverageI love using this foundation for when I go out at night - its really full coverage. Applies easily and is smooth. Doesnt look cakey.
Glowy finishThis is my favourite NP foundation. Beautiful glowy finish that blends out easily. Not a setting foundation so you do need to powder but it does last all day once powdered. My only criticism is the brush applicator, which is a bit unhygienic as it’s difficult to clean, and gets cakey if you don’t clean it. But I can deal with it because the product is so good.
not goodthis product makes your skin incredibly oily/shiney. Not a good look
lovelyI love how the brush is attached to the actual bottle only downside is you cant completely spread it evenly and have to use a beauty blender to complete the look.
shade range is nice and lightweight
NiceI like the the formula and nice coverage
Pretty Good - Full coverageNot a great variety of shades (like most of the napoleon products) but really great full coverage and applies really nicely.
Full CoverageReally great for full coverage looks. Applies easily.
OkNot really impressed with the shade range, but the formula is pretty nice.
Lives up to the hypeI’m not usually a big Napoleon fan. I’ve tried many different products from the brand over the years but this is one that really surprised me. It’s a great buildable coverage but without looking cakey. It leaves a beautiful fresh sheen on the skin and makes you look revatilsed and well rested. It’s great for covering blemishes and I rarely need to use concealer with it. I have very oily skin and I don’t find that by mid afternoon I need to blot my face with oil remover blotters but it is really easy to reblend the makeup into your skin and it doesn’t go patchy or cakey when you add powder. Would highly recommend
Full CoverageGreat full coverage look. Easy to blend.
Probably the best Napoleon foundationOver the years I've tried many Napoleon foundations. From Camera Finish to Chinadoll, this is my #1 pick. Stumbled upon by chance after my Nan bought it and was colour matched wrong so she offered to me. Suits my skin and it really does glide on like cashmere. The packaging is odd... not necessary if you ask me - i ripped the bristles off. It does oxidize slightly on my skin but it actually really warms my complexion. Buildable- for full coverage i use 2 thin coats with beauty blender. I'm fair with warm- neutral undertones and use 2B.
Flawless foundation with buildable coverageI absolutely love this foundation. I’ve tried many different ones and have paid so much money but this one is the most flattering and covers all my pigmentation and lasts all day. Have recommended it to everyone who has told me I have a great complexion ! I love how I can layer it without it looking cakey or an odd shade and the colour selection is perfect.
Great product!Love this foundation! Works so well, use a light cover for those chill days and apply more for a more even coverage and hides my blemishes!
GREAT PRODUCT HATE PACKAGINGOverall, the product and foundation it's self is really great however the only fault is the packaging, the bristles and need for you to turn it on and off is really inconvenient. the bristles are impossible to clean without war too much makeup being drained and all the makeup gets stuck at the top instead of all the way through the brush. ended up cutting the top off on the otherwise fantastic foundation.
Full CoverageI love this foundation because I can wear it when I have a tan but it also seems to just blend in well even when I don't. I Would consider it a FULL coverage foundation and great for going out, I also wear it some days when I need my makeup to last the entire day! It is a thick consistency and does need to be blended a little more than other foundations.
Top foundationProbably one of my favourite foundations for medium- full coverage and a dewy finish. Love how it looks on the skin!
FabulousFabulous foundation and also very buildable. Love this.
Perfect Glowy FinishI have been searching for ages for a foundation with this finish. I have very dry skin and the finish is very dewy/glowy. The coverage is amazing too - it's very thick without looking cakey.
Easy peasyIt's nice, I like that you can build it up and it's so easy to apply.
HappyIf your looking for a good coverage, then this foundation is for you, it’s very thick and creamy, I’m using this as my night time/going out foundation for when you want a more heavier coverage, I dont use the brush applicator , and probably would prefer it to not come with that.
I’m usually a medium/nude beige, I got the look 3 , it’s a lil dark but I can get away with it I’d probably try the look 2 next time. But great product and will re order.
Full coverage and Hydrating!This foundation is one of my favorites it goes on really smoothly and can be built to full coverage. Love it!
PerfectI have oily to normal skin and this was amazing! So easy to apply and blended perfectly to my skin shade. Even without a powder on top it gave me the most flawless skin without feeling heavy. This will be my new fav foundation
Full coverageThis product is great for full coverage looks and it doesn't dry out the skin!
Beautiful dewy skinThis is my all time favourite foundation from Napoleon Perdis! It completely blurs out any texture that’s on my skin and gives me a stunning glow. It’s perfect for dry skin as it smooths over all of my dry patches. It has medium to full coverage so it can be worn daily and on nights out. I just wish it came without the brush applicator as I feel like a lot of product can get stuck in there. When I take my makeup off at the end of the day my skin looks healthy and nourished, so I believe this product has really great skin care properties.
Nice full coverageThis foundation has a brush attached which I use to apply the product to my hand then I use a foundation brush to put it on my face as I don't know how I would clean it. I do like the foundation, it has nice full coverage
BeautifulThis foundation is great if you're looking for full coverage. I personally don't apply it with the brush but I still enjoy using this foundation and it doesn't look thick and heavy on my skin
Liquid LoveThis is one of the best liquid foundations I've used, worth every penny.
Best coverageLike many others, I have trialed many foundations that provide full coverage without looking like I've dipped my face in a can of Dulux paint.
This product not only fully covers my blotchy pigmentation but provides that dewy finish that makes my skin look healthy and well-nourished. I'd suggest a small brush of powder over the top if you have oily skin.
My favourite foundationThis is my regular foundation. I have pale skin which can be very sensitive and dry and also have some mild acne scars. This foundation has really excellent coverage and doesn’t aggravate my skin at all. Best colour matching I’ve found and gentle formula. Love this foundation.
My “go to” foundation, excellent coverage!I have combination/acne prone skin, and do occasional promotional modelling - this foundation does it all! It provides the best coverage of my acne and scarring, it feels great my skin and is super long lasting. This is my go to foundation every time! I also have very pale skin, and surprisingly it blends very evenly.
Perfect, perfect, perfectI LOVE this foundation. I have tried a few different brands (MAC, L’Oréal, Maybelline) and different Napoleon Perdis foundations, but I keep coming back to Stroke of Genius. I have dry, sensitive skin so most foundations start to flake on my forehead and chin by the afternoon. Stroke of Genius doesn’t do that. It has a beautiful velvety, cashmere appearance, full coverage without looking or feeling heavy, and all-day staying power. While the dispenser brush is unnecessary (I can’t see how anyone could apply their foundation well with it), I just squeeze the foundation onto my hand and use a seperate brush, so no big deal. Highly recommend!
Great foundation, not the packagingI loved this foundation however I found I never used the brush as it was hard to smooth the foundation over my entire face with it. I would always use my foundation brush or sponge instead.
Great FoundationI love this foundation different shades have different undertones but look 3 is great for wearing with fake tan.
The applicator brush is good for touch ups but to apply I would use a foundation buffing brush or beauty blender. It works well with the napoleon perdis auto pilot primer.
It has a very smooth consistency and is great for normal to dry skin.
Best CoverageBetween this and the estee lauder double wear i love it. Its hard to find a foundation that doesn't make you feel like a cake when you want that full flawless coverage.
its amazing and i love this product
Thick and clogged brush.I had my makeup done with Napoleon and chose a few products to buy. I chose this foundation as I had really liked how it looked on my skin! I used it a few times but found that the shade was so orange and cakey. Each time I used it is felt very thick on my skin and was quite hard to blend. I also was not a fan of the packaging at all. The brush end was a pain to use, and every time I'd squeeze foundation out it would just get stuck in there to the point the brush was a sticky, hard mess to use. I ended up chucking it out as I never reached for it. I wouldn't recommend this product. If they changed the packaging so the silly brush was not attached and made the consistency less thick than It would be a much better product but overall was about a 3/10. I have dry skin and think it would be more suited to oily skin.
Hello poresFound this foundation disappointing as even with buffing my pores reappeared after about 2 hours.
Otherwise good cover. Look2 has a yellow cast to it.
Flawless finishThis foundation makes literally everyones skin so flawless, it really is like liquid cashmere. Amazing quality and everything in the Napoleon brand is so high quality, you cant go wrong
Best foundation I have ever usedI honestly only got this foundation because the title sounded amazing. It definitely lives up to it though. It is flawless and as soft as cashmere. I have never found another foundation like it. The coverage is amazing and the finish is always so beautiful. Its super easy to do a light natural look or build it up for a night time full coverage glamour look. I've been using it for about 3 years now. The price is a bit steep for me but I can't resist it. If I have a big event coming up or night out I have to use it. It gives me so much confidence. The brush itself for me was a bit useless and waste of product, but it's not to hard to remove which I did so it leaves a little tube nozzle that you can squirt product out very easy and precise amounts. I wear look 2 and I have light-medium skin tone and wear 2.0 in most foundations.
Best Long-Lasting Foundation!This foundation really does look and feel like cashmere! It is obvious this foundation is of high quality because of it's staying power - it stays in place all day and night, until removing, even in the hot weather! I love the packaging, and the added brush is a bonus. It applies well and blends great into my skin. I find this works well with the Napoleon Perdis Auto Pilot Primer.I would highly reccommened this foundation!
Beautiful FoundationThis is an amazing product. It really does feel like cashmere and is so soft. The colours are great and so easy to apply with the foundation brush attached. Coverage is great and goes really well with the Camera Finish Gold Compact Powder from Napoleon. Highly recommend.
Amazing Full Coverage FoundationI love this foundation for a night out or when i want full coverage for a long time. Wears great overtime. Have worn all day at music festivals and last perfectly. I have combo skin, very oily nose area and this still lasts well.
Really full coverage, i can get away with mixing in a BB cream and liquid illuminator to this and it is still great coverage but looks just as good without for a matte finish.
The only downside is the brush applicator you are supposed to use. On my first tube I just wiped the product from the brush onto a mixing palette then applied to face with a beauty blender as you really don't need much. I have just received my second tube and I managed to pop the brush tip off and I am still able to "lock" the cap in place so it won't spill.
I also do not experience any flashback despite the spf!
love love loveI LOVE this product - I was first introduced to it in 2017 when I had my make up done at Napoleon for a special event and I haven't looked back since. I buy shade 2 and shade 3 (one for summer/when tanned and one for winter). I love the finish it leaves on my face and it's easy to apply/blends well. A little goes a long way. I do however use my own foundation brush, and not the brush on the product. I have received many compliments on my skin since wearing this product and have recommended it to many friends. I love that it has SPF20 - such an added bonus. The only thing I don't like about it, is it isn't overly smudge proof. I do find it comes off on my hands/clothes often and I would say I am someone who wear a light coverage.
Fantastic foundation!So thrilled - this foundation is in my pro kit for a reason! its long wearing, light weight, buildable coverage and superb finish. Able to leave it without powder for a glow (although you don't look oily!) or matte it with a powder on top for extra durability, the formula wont let you look dry or dull!
Reliable dailyI’ve used this product for the last 3 years now.. I use it as my daily foundation, it lasts all day and looks as good after work than how it was in the morning! Can’t fault it!
love the coverageI love the dewy finish this foundation gives me. It is labelled as medium but it is definitely build-able if you're looking for something heavier. Would recommend but only if you like using the built in brush. I prefer to use my own brushes or have a regular squeezable foundation but I can't go past the great coverage.
Not for me :(Purchased the Liquid Cashmere after reading an online review. I have normal/dry skin and found it slightly blocked my pores. Doesn't last longer than a couple of hours and isn't overly smudge proof. Not for me.
Gorgeous!I love this foundation. Not a fan of the brush but love the product. Great texture and not cakey. I can have sensitive skin at times and alternate between dry and combination skin. I like a good coverage so I combine this with the Napoleon Perdis Camera Finish. It suits my needs perfectly!
Great coverageI use Kat von d and Clinique but thought I would give this a go. It goes on creamy with a bit of a dewy setting. Great coverage. I think I could go up to 2.5 as I bought 2 but found it a little light. I have fair skin! My only complaint is the useless applicator brush. Hate it. I wish it was something you could twist off if you wanted as I just use a sponge and have no use for it.
New holy grail!Saying this product is my holy grail foundation is a big deal as I feel like I've been searching for the last 8 years since I started wearing makeup! This has become my daily foundation as it has never failed me. I currently use Look 1 for when I'm not self-tanned or my tan is fading, as I feel like the shade slightly adjusts to suit. The name speaks for itself, it honestly feels so luxurious and lightweight, and the finish is just perfect. It's doesn't feel greasy at all, but it has a nice satin finish without looking too dewy which is a bonus for my combo/oily skin, as even at the end of a 10 hour day I only have the smallest bit of shine in my t-zone which is amazing considering matte foundations don't hold up that well on me. I didn't think I'd be a fan of the brush applicator but it makes it so easy and it doesn't dry up and go stiff like normal brushes after a few uses of liquid foundation. The coverage is totally custom too, I can apply a small amount on weekdays for a light coverage for work and build it up to full coverage for weekend outings. Such a versatile product definitely worth the investment, I've already got my friends and sisters onto it!
Glowing!Absolutely love this foundation! I have dry sensitive skin and it glides on amazingly, covers everything, doesnt feel heavy and gives and beautiful glow without looking oily love it!
Best foundation I have ever usedBy far the best foundation I have ever, ever used. The coverage is absolutely amazing (and I have very uneven skin tone) yet it goes on so smoothly and does not look cakey or shiny. Even though it is not marketed as their longest lasting foundation it definitely lasts the whole work day without needing a touch up. What I also love about it is the great colour selection - Look 1 is so good for fair skin. Plus it has an SPF 20 an absolute must for me. Big thumbs up for Nepoleon Perdis this foundation really is genius and I am now a very loyal customer.
Love itLove this product, so easy to apply and great value
love it!I love this foundation! I have been using mac studio fix for years, mostly because of the shade nw10 is a good match for me, however it covers almost nothing! I was sick of paying so much for something that doesn't feel worth it. I've finally discovered this & it covers my imperfections 1000x better & the shade look 1 is pretty close to my paleness :) I don't use the brush for application though, instead I use my beauty blender.
Best Foundation EverNapoleon Perdis Stroke of Genius Foundation leaves me looking like a china doll- flawless and radiant. Easy to apply and stays on the whole day! I am honestly committed to this product - there is no looking back.
DEWY FLAWLESS SKINThis foundation is perfect for my dry skin especially when used with the auto pilot primer by Napoleon. I usually struggle to find a foundation that not only has a dewy finish, but also has good coverage. I use look 4 on my olive skin and it looks really lovely, covers my blemishes without being thick or cakey.
I would recommend this product even though its slightly pricey - it is worth it. Also when you buy from Adore Beauty it is about $10 cheaper than the Napoleon store or Myer etc plus free shipping.
Would definitely recommend!
Flawless application every time.First high-end foundation purchase. Definitely worth it. I have many 'drug store' brands, but I will probably never go back to using them.
I have look 2 but it is too dark on my winter skin, it is a great match when faux tanned. Look 1 is a better match for my pale complexion.
The foundation is a thick consistency. A little goes a long way. Personally, I don't like the brush tip applicator and I don't use it. I would love it in just a squeeze tube.
I use it with both a beauty blender for sheer application and a flat top brush for a medium- full cover and it buffs in beautifully. Semi - matte finish, with a natural glow. Looks perfect and feels very soft...like cashmere!
I set it with powder and a finish spray to last all day without touch ups - I have combination skin on the oily side. I have dark circles under my eyes and I don't need to use yellow based corrector with this foundation, as it cover the darkness with 1 layer.
It is high-end and therefore expensive. But I wear foundation most days and I think I could get 4-6 months out of a tube...I hope. Probably longer when used alternatively with a drug store brand, which I do occasionally.
Great natural looking finishNapoleon Perdis Stroke of Genius Foundation is by far the best for my almost-40 skin. I have pigmentation, and large open pores. Having always worked in the hair/ beauty industry, I'm used to always wearing make up.
I had begun to think that foundation was becoming a thing of the past, as they all just seemed to enhance my pores and fine lines, so that I looked 10 yrs older instead of better!
Thankfully this was not the case with Stroke of Genius Foundation. Even my husband likes the natural, but full coverage it gave me, and that is saying something!!
I will definitely stick with this foundation!
Great for those after full coverageNapoleon Perdis Stroke of Genius: Liquid Cashmere Foundation is quite thick in consistency - almost like a creamy paste. I think it would really suit people with oily skin who are after matte coverage.
I have normal to combination skin, err-ing on the dry side in winter. Stroke of Genius was a little drying, and in winter I've had to use a hydrating serum, ultra hydrating moisturiser, lots of primer *then* Stroke of Genius ...not ideal for freezing mornings when you're in a rush. However that said, following the above routine and finishing with Stroke of Genius, my skin looks FLAWLESS.
Stroke of Genius is so creamy that I don't even need to use concealer - it covers everything. I just add blush/colour for contouring.
Overall, if you love high-coverage (or need it for weddings or a super long day) I definitely recommend, but those with dry skin keep in mind the need to hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!
RADIANT AND DEWYLove the fact you can turn the applicator brush on and off so you can control seepage and wash it!
I'm not as young as I used to be and have a little pigmentation; but this covers well without heaviness and gives a lovely soft dewy complexion, not drying, or flaky and you barely need ANY!!
I often find I need to apply a fair bit to cover my sun spots but not with this - its covers really well without looking like you're wearing a truckload of makeup, it just looks radiant and fresh.