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(16 of 16 customers found this review helpful)
Sheer but Natural-Looking
Comments about Best Face Forward SPF 25 - Best Bisque - 1 oz:
Okay, be warned: this stuff is sheer. It will even out your skin tone and stay matte, but it does not offer major coverage. Since I began using Paula's Choice products, my skin has improved dramatically and now I not only feel comfortable having such a sheer product, I prefer it. It does exactly what I want it to do- enhances my skin and makes it look even better. I have acne-prone skin and this makeup does not irritate or clog my pores at all. This looks amazingly natural and besides looking smooth and even, it's hard to tell if you're wearing makeup. A quick story: I was outside with some friends, and they all suddenly starting commenting on how great my skin looked and were surprised I was wearing makeup. It turned out that inside we all looked nice with our makeup on, but outside in the direct sunlight, mine looked flattering and natural, while theirs looked a little cakey and more obvious. I love that this product is flattering and skin-enhancing, and instead of acting as a "paint" makes my skin look healthy and natural.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)
What I've been looking for!
from Orlando, Florida
About Me Classic Style
I have been a long time MAC customer until a recent visit to my dermatologist. I am in my forties and suffer with cystic acne. She mentioned that MAC contains an ingredient that aggravates the acne I am trying so hard to combat and suggested I try something else. Since I am a longtime user of PC skincare, I thought I would try the makeup. I ordered the Champagne beige for my NW20 skin tone. It seemed a bit dark coming out of the tube but it blends perfectly with my skin. Dare I say, it looks better than my MAC foundation. The coverage is medium and buildable; I appy it with a foundation brush. I like that it is not heavy or mask like and it looks so natural; perfect for the sweltering Florida weather. So far, so good...Thanks, Paula!
(19 of 22 customers found this review helpful)
Not Enough Colors
from Columbus, OH
In Beautypedia, the reviews ding a lot of companies for not having enough foundation colors, and the selection here is laughable. I think there should be shades for women of color. I love Paula for information, but there should be more colors here.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
Perfection, slightly sheer
Comments about Best Face Forward SPF 25 - Best Natural Buff - 1 oz:
I have tried sample after sample of almost every foundation at Sephora trying to match my 42-year old, half Asian / half Caucasian skin, from the most expensive down to the least. No luck. PC's Best Linen matches my skin perfectly. As others have mentioned, this is on the sheer side, so the good news is that it doesn't settle or crease in fine lines, but the coverage is not quite as much as I like. I add on Hourglass' ambient powder and it takes care of the coverage. Please NEVER discontinue!
(12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)
Try Resist Super-Light Wrinkle Defense SPF 30 instead
By Sandra H.
A no for me. The texture was too thin, and even over primer I couldn't blend it fast enough to prevent a streaky finish before it dried. It was sheer light coverage with matte finish. If your coloring is light-medium or medium (NC/NW 20-30 or so), I would try Resist Super-Light Wrinkle Defense SPF 30 instead. Even though it is a sunscreen, it is tinted and coverage is actually BETTER than this foundation, and the sunscreen blurs out pores. This foundation did nothing for my pores.
I'll still give this five stars because it has such a nice texture it deserves it! It could be a little bit less yellow but this is a minor flaw in an otherwise beautiful product. I have dry skin and this product glides on easily even without a moisturizer underneath. It is sheer but still has a nice coverage that evens out skin tone. Great product!
(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)
Should be marketed towards men
By Daniel D.
This foundation is incredible. Super easy to apply and blend, looks barely there - in a good way. Absolutely covers minor imperfections but looks completely natural, perfect for men looking to enhance their look. I've had tons of compliments from strangers and coworkers since I started using this makeup and best of all, they don't even realize I'm using makeup! I ordered best linen on a whim and found it perfectly matched my fair skin tone. Stays matte on my very oily skin for about 4 hours.
(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
By Jill B.
I am 45 years old and have never found a sunscreen or foundation that does not give me acne until now. I was going to reorder the Barely There Sheer Matte Tint, but if I leave it on my face I will have 3 or more pimples by the end of the day. With Best Face Forward this does not happen. I even slept with it on one night and no acne in the morning! It is a little chalky but the coverage is better than Barely There and it layers better. The color Best Linen is a touch lighter than Level 2.
(21 of 22 customers found this review helpful)
Nice light coverage
By HEATHER G.
I ordered both this and a sample pack of All Bases Covered, and I didn't find much difference between the two products in terms of coverage - both are quite light. In terms of feel, I liked this one better on my face - it blended smoother and didn't feel as sticky. It's true that all the shades are light. I'm fair-to-medium-skinned, and the darkest shade was the best match for me. The shades are listed in the wrong order above - Best Bisque is the lightest, then Linen, Champagne, Natural.
name is misealding but great overall
A lightweight light to medium coverage, this belongs more in the tinted moisturizer category. I love the coverage that it gives; it covers redness and evens out the skin tone. I use this all year round - harshest winter climate to hot summer days and this product looks great on the skin. I do have to set this with some powder and the Shine Stopper as I do have combo/oily skin. My shade is Champagne Beige as I am MAC NC20-25. It definitely oxidizes on my skin and it looks great as the day goes on