Rated 4 out of 5 by Mellula I'm surprised
I purchased this from Harvey Nichols Leeds (Not from QVC) as I had tried the original version before and I didn't like it. My mum bought me fairly light from QVC and an assistant in a store gave me light, but it was yellow. The coverage wasn't good either so I gave up on it. However, I decided to try this matte version as I am getting into my forties, I have a little pigmentation and have stopped wearing and searching for the perfect foundation. The assistant in store said that I had used the totally wrong shade. She tried on Medium Beige and I could not believe the difference. I would have never have tried that colour as I would have thought it to be too dark but it is lovely. I'm not saying it's perfect and the coverage is only light but my skin looks gleaming. I would say Diamonds shine but I glow !!! I don't have a half bad skin for my age as I have a good routine. I did apply too much on one occasion and it felt awful and tight.
I was encouraged to buy the brush but I am not over keen as all the bristles shed on my face and I am constantly picking the hairs off whilst trying to buff which isn't good so I am going to have to buy an alternative and it was not cheap. I've washed it in the hope it would help but it continues to shed, I don't like the brushes and this is not the first one I have had which sheds the hairs.
Overall I am happy with this and if the Matte version is sold in a TSV I would definitely buy just for the foundation. I would visit a store and choose the correct shade with the help from the assistant.
December 29, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by buttercup2 Awful
This foundation doesn't cover anything, I've been using bare minerals for years, I was using the original formula, but my skin is oily so I decided to give the matte a go.
I wish I hadn't!
I believe that bare minerals are not as good as what they used to be, these shades in this formula are darker too.
October 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by shellg best foundation
This foundation is brilliant, i find it easy to put on and once its on it stays, iv been dancing all night, sweating like mad and where as some foundations melt of or worse bare minerals was still as good as when I first put it on
July 26, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by leah222 Only good for good skin
Only good for people with good skin does not cover breakouts ! I would not recommend !
July 12, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by MazHaz Better with a pore concealer
I tried this before and didn't like it but then I discovered pore concealers. I used the one from Benefit though I think others might work as well. This made a huge difference and my pores are nowhere near as visible as when I used it without pore concealer. Also, use a light touch with the powder. It's demonstrated with lots and lots and lots of buffing, but I find just a little looks better. Worth trying with pore concealer if it showed up your pores on its own, because otherwise its a great finish, feeling very light on the skin
December 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ladyboots How did I miss this
Love it good coverage I want more , I love mixing the colours
Put t the Matt in a Tsv please xx
November 16, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Loveshopping33 hate it!
I purchased this the other day not realising it was the matte one (I always have the original one) and I hate it! My skin looks awful and make up is patchy and darker on parts of my face. Awful coverage and nothing at all like the original foundation. Really disappointed :(
August 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Katja Perfect for my skin.
I have combination skin with some enlarged pores. This foundation works better for me than the original one, it goes on more smoothly, stays on all day and does not irritate. The finish looks very natural and blemishes are covered sufficiently.
August 11, 2014