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Napoleon Perdis Stroke of Genius: Liquid Cashmere Foundation SPF20 30 mL

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Napoleon Perdis Stroke of Genius: Liquid Cashmere Foundation SPF20

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4.5 of 115 reviews

90% recommend this product

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Most Helpful Positive

Literally feels like cashmere for the face!


Such an amazing foundation it’s so gentle and has amazing coverage. Does not cake or dry out your skin at all and was wonderful on my sensitive red skin!

Most Helpful Criticism

Not a bad product


Not a bad product, easy to use, covered well, it just didn’t last as long on my skin as I’d like! I have a combination skin but just found this was making me oily! Overall not a horrible foundation but I’ve found better suited to my skin!
  1. Not a bad product


    Not a bad product, easy to use, covered well, it just didn’t last as long on my skin as I’d like! I have a combination skin but just found this was making me oily! Overall not a horrible foundation but I’ve found better suited to my skin!
  2. Literally feels like cashmere for the face!


    Such an amazing foundation it’s so gentle and has amazing coverage. Does not cake or dry out your skin at all and was wonderful on my sensitive red skin!
  3. Literally feels like cashmere for the face!


    Such an amazing foundation it’s so gentle and has amazing coverage. Does not cake or dry out your skin at all and was wonderful on my sensitive red skin!
  4. Gorgeous foundation!


    This foundation glides on so nice, blends really well and lasts all day long
  5. Mixed opinions


    This foundation is beautiful and does glide on really nicely, however I'm just not sure about the longevity for my skin in particular. I have quite dehydrated skin and it doesn't seem to last all day for me.
  6. Amazing Coverage


    Napolean perdis has always been my 'go to' brand and i find that stroke of genius is brilliant an has full coverage. i also find this foundation is great for my oily skin and doesn't cake on like most other foundations
  7. amazing


    Napoleon makeup never fails me. !
    ive been using it on and off for years, trying to find something that even comes close to it. and i ALWAYS end up coming back to napoleon. i normally use the stick foundation but i thought id try this, i got it yesterday, wore it all day yesterday and it didnt budge. i love that i dont really need to use another brush. its pretty blendable with the brush on the end. distributes enough foundation evenly and there's no wastage.
  8. Fantastic foundation


    Really like this foundation! Perfect natural looking base that isn’t at all cakey or orange. Leaves skin flawless!
  9. Great


    Such a good foundation that gives a great amount of coverage without looking cakey! Really like this one
  10. Love it!


    This is my favourite foundation. Dry to normal skin and it goes on like a dream and lasts all day. I buy it all the time.
  11. Great coverage


    I bought this foundation after a makeup artist used it on my face. The coverage is fantastic and the foundation glides on beautifully. I don’t like the applicator brush though so I use a foundation brush. I have freckles and brown age spots and it covers them well.
  12. By far my fav ❤


    Have used stroke of genius for years and i have loved. My skin has changed thru babies, age and seasons but this has been by far my fav go to! Great coverage and doesn't make my skin oily! I pair this up with camera finish for a flawless finish! 5 stars from me! Thanks again Adore xxx
  13. Perfect


    In my 70’s and like my skin to look natural . I watched the video of this product so glad I did , you only need small amount it glides on beautifully and looks so natural. I would highly recommend. Love it so much
  14. Awesome


    I have dry skin and it feels very nourishing and moisturising. Love how to blends out and the coverage. Recommend
  15. Loveeeeee


    This is amazing I love it so much. Definitely recommend it! This foundation is the perfect coverage and matches my colour perfectly
  16. Amazing


    I love the applicator on this product. Makes my skin feel amazing and soft. I love the high coverage and build ability
  17. Highly recommend


    Great foundation that isn’t too heavy and easy to apply
  18. Couldn’t recommend more!


    Great coverage! Great applicator! Love the product worth every penny
  19. Awesome


    really like the applicator on this product, the spf im a fan of so my skin doesn't get burnt. very full coverage and deosnt clog my pores
  20. Foundation


    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
  21. smooth


    I love how this has SPF while being the smoothest foundation ever! So easy to apply and looks great
  22. Awesome


    loving this foundation, perfect level of coverage without being too cakey, it lasts well if primed and set properly.
  23. Lovely


    Such a good foundation, perfect coverage and such a light weight feel
  24. Dewy and great pigmemt


    I’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.
  25. Lovely coverage


    I'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.
  26. Go to foundation


    I’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!!
  27. A good foundation if you want medium-full coverage


    I 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.
  28. Love


    Absolutely love this foundation it’s a medium-full coverage foundation and doesn't accentuate to dry patches. Highly recommend this foundation
  29. 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.


    I 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.
  31. 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.
  32. great for oily skin


    I 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.
  33. Brush is useless


    The 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.
  34. Looks great and lasts all day


    Super 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!
  35. Holy Grail


    This foundation is my holy grail! Beautiful dewy finish, full coverage with a creamy texture and lasts all day.
  36. Really good coverage


    Absolutely love this product. Let's your skin breathe when wearing but also has great coverage!
  37. 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!
  38. Really good


    This is so soft and bendable, really good coverage and longevity too!
  39. Fun foundation to apply


    I 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.
  40. Full coverage


    Very full coverage foundation. On the thick side of foundations but still applies easily.
  41. Could do a lot better


    not 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
  42. Not that great


    I 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.
  43. Amazing


    This 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.
  44. 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.
  45. Harder with brush attached


    Although 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.
  46. Very nice foundation


    The 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!
  47. Perfect day and night


    Nice foundation for day and night use. Doesnt seem to make my skin feel oily. Very full coverage look.
  48. Full Coverage Look


    I 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 coverage foundation. Applies really easily. Creamy consistency.
  50. buildable coverage


    I 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
  51. Full Coverage


    Lovely full coverage foundation. Applies well.
  52. Excellent full- coverage foundation


    I 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.
  53. 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
  54. Beautiful Natural Glow


    Great 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.
  55. Great foundation - Full coverage


    This 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.
  56. Full coverage


    I love using this foundation for when I go out at night - its really full coverage. Applies easily and is smooth. Doesnt look cakey.
  57. Glowy finish


    This 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.
  58. not good


    this product makes your skin incredibly oily/shiney. Not a good look
  59. lovely


    I 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
  60. Pretty Good - Full coverage


    Not a great variety of shades (like most of the napoleon products) but really great full coverage and applies really nicely.
  61. Full Coverage


    Really great for full coverage looks. Applies easily.
  62. Ok


    Not really impressed with the shade range, but the formula is pretty nice.
  63. Lives up to the hype


    I’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
  64. Probably the best Napoleon foundation


    Over 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.
  65. Flawless foundation with buildable coverage


    I 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.
  66. 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!


    Overall, 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.
  68. Full Coverage


    I 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.
  69. Top foundation


    Probably one of my favourite foundations for medium- full coverage and a dewy finish. Love how it looks on the skin!
  70. Fabulous


    Fabulous foundation and also very buildable. Love this.
  71. Perfect Glowy Finish


    I 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.
  72. Easy peasy


    It's nice, I like that you can build it up and it's so easy to apply.
  73. Happy


    If 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.
  74. 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!
  75. Perfect


    I 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
  76. Full coverage


    This product is great for full coverage looks and it doesn't dry out the skin!
  77. Beautiful dewy skin


    This 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.
  78. Nice full coverage


    This 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
  79. Beautiful


    This 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
  80. Liquid Love


    This is one of the best liquid foundations I've used, worth every penny.
  81. Best coverage


    Like 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.
  82. My favourite foundation


    This 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.
  83. 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.
  84. Perfect, perfect, perfect


    I 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!
  85. Great foundation, not the packaging


    I 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.
  86. Great Foundation


    I 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.
  87. Best Coverage


    Between 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
  88. 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.
  89. Hello pores


    Found this foundation disappointing as even with buffing my pores reappeared after about 2 hours.
    Otherwise good cover. Look2 has a yellow cast to it.
  90. Flawless finish


    This 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
  91. Best foundation I have ever used


    I 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.
  92. 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!
  93. Beautiful Foundation


    This 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.
  94. Amazing Full Coverage Foundation


    I 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!
  95. love love love


    I 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.
  96. 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!
  97. Reliable daily


    I’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!
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