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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
from Phoenix, AZ
About Me Natural Style
Comments about RESIST Anti-Aging Serum Foundation - Level 0:
I have used Paula's Choice Barely There Sheer Matte Tint for many, many years. With the only choice now being Resist Anti-Aging Serum Foundation, I ordered it in Level 5 which was recommended to replace my Barely There color. I dislike this new product so much I'm forced to go searching at Ulta. I tried this new foundation with sponge application (how I've always applied my foundation) without sponge, with and without primer. It just sits on top of my skin and the color is awful. With other standby products disappearing from Paula's Choice I will regretfully look for a new company.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
I really like this foundation!
About Me Classic Style
I have to say I'm surprised at all the negative comments on this foundation. The only thing I don't like is the price (since I'm very oily and tend to have to touch up my foundation or completely re-do it to go out again in the evenings, so it doesn't last as long for me). I don't find it the least bit drying, but I prefer powder foundations since I'm oily, so this one is perfect for me because it isn't adding a greasy layer. It also doesn't change colors (everything gets darker on me because of the oil and usually will turn orange). This one doesn't at all! I love that it comes in light enough colors also! I'm very fair, my neck is white, white but my face has some redness to it that I have to neutralize. This does it nicely. It's very natural looking also. For those who say it's too drying, use a moisturizer or spf first! I LOVE Paula's resist hydrating fluid spf50 (I think I got the name right lol). For the first time in my life (I just turned 49) I can wear spf under my makeup! I actually prefer the way my makeup looks with this sunscreen as opposed to without it, so that's all I need under this foundation. With my powder foundations, I start with the BHA 2% liquid toner, then my Strivectin TL face serum (I don't need the serum with the PC foundation though), then my PC spf50. It's perfect and I'm protected. I would love to see a good compact powder foundation that doesn't cost an arm and a leg. The one I've used for years has been discontinued (L'Oreal Air Wear). It was so natural looking on me, had spf17, quick to apply and about $12. Anyway, I really like this one from PC but can't use it all the time due to the price. I only discovered PC a year ago and I'm hooked! My skin looks better now than it ever has and I get a lot of compliments on it (that never happened even in my teens, 20's or 30's). Most people think I'm 25 or 30 and I plan to keep it that way!
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Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
By Terribly disappointed
from Vancouver, Canada
I'm sorry, but I don't have anything positive to say about this new foundation. It makes my skin look unnatural, and terribly dry and flaky. I feel like an old person with caked on makeup no matter how I apply this. I also don't like the fact that an extra step (serum sold separately) is required. This product costs more, is more work and looks bad (on my skin at least).Please, please, please bring back the barely there sheer matte tint - the most amazing foundation ever!!!
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Awful, don't buy this dud
This foundation looks awful on me. It emphasizes my lines/wrinkles and looks dull and heavy or thick, like it just sits there and doesn't blend in, even when applied lightly with a foundation brush and without a foundation brush. I spend a lot of money on PC skin care products and have nice skin because of it but using this foundation makes me look ill. I threw it out. I'm hoping that Paula will come up with an amazing foundation that compliments her amazing skin care line in the near future. Personally I'd like to see something other than a cakey, chalky matte. I'd love to see a nice foundation that makes my skin glow rather than look dull.
(5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
This Foundation Is A Dream For My Skin
from Washington, DC
About Me Trendy Style
I was VERY leery about purchasing this foundation seeing how I've NEVER purchased a PC product with less than 4 stars! However, I have extreme confidence in this brand and PC products have changed my skin from Bumpy Johnson to Smooth Skin Sally in less than six months!This foundation went from a seemingly oily serum consistency (...which had me worried because I have oily/combo skin) to sinking in my skin within 10 seconds and being completely matte with pretty much full coverage. I didn't even have to break out my concealer with one coat of this foundation...it covered my flaws seamlessly (I have redness around my nose and mouth plus a few acne scars). I went to work and at the end of the day my coworker who NEVER compliments anyone asked "What skincare are you using because your skin looks great?!!". That's when I knew I needed to share this review with the world because this foundation looks that natural!!!Anyways let me just cut to the chase. If you love matte foundation...this foundation is for you. If you have oily/combo skin...this foundation is for you. If you have sensitive skin...this foundation is for you. If you have fine lines, dry skin, or love a luminous or satin look...use a smoothing primer, add a drop of the 'PC Moisture Renewal Oil Booster' to the foundation before application PLUS use a setting spray for dry skin AND this foundation will be for you too!!! I feel like the reason this product isn't benefitting most people is because they don't know how to use it for their skin issues. This foundation has too many skincare pluses to be so low in ratings.Also I have medium-tan skin with yellow undertones and the color 6 was PERFECT!!! Please refer to their shade matches for this foundation or speak to a PC rep like I did for help...the additional pictures of real people wearing the foundation really helped me make the right choice.
I ordered this product on Friday and had it by Monday...and this was during a holiday weekend. It came neatly packaged along with my other PC items.
(15 of 22 customers found this review helpful)
Long time customer very disappointed in this foundation.
By Sad Susan
from Charleston, SC
I have used all of the other Paula's foundations for years and loved them. This matte finish makes my face look dry and caked. It enhances every wrinkle and poor that I have. I just don't get it! So sorry to see most of the make-up products disappear.
Yes, as always
(11 of 25 customers found this review helpful)
By wdlnds chick
from The Woodlands, TX
I love your products. Unfortunately, my shade is somewhere between level 5 and 6. Five is too light and 6 is too orange. I was a loyal customer of your other foundations, sad to see them go! Other than the color problem, I liked this foundation.
(7 of 12 customers found this review helpful)
I do not understand why so many people have expressed negative comments about this product. This is by far the best foundation that Paula has created - it is lightweight, easy to apply, and very natural looking. Little goes a long way, too. And it stays put throughout the entire day, so I do not have to blot my face often. I just wish it had built-in sunscreen. Well done Paula!!!
(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)
Bring back All Bases Covered foundation!!!
from North Dakota
I am changing my rating of this product. After using it for several weeks, I have to say that I am underwhelmed. The only way to make this blend somewhat easily--and I stress the somewhat--is if I use the new primer. That makes this foundation even more expensive, and one more step to my makeup routine. The ABC foundation was far superior to this one; it blended beautifully, left a nice satin/matte finish, had a lovely creamy texture. I concur with other reviewers who wonder why on earth PC thinks this is an improvement. I am a long-time user of PC products and will continue to use the excellent skin care products, but once I have used this foundation up I will be looking for something better.
As always, customer service is excellent and delivery is prompt.
(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Best foundation ever.....
from Laval, QC, Canada
This is the best foundation I have tried to date. It covers very well. Does not feel heavy or look cakey.The shade #5 is a perfect shade for my skin tone. It stays on all day.