I am aware that there is about a billion reviews of this foundation floating around in the blogosphere but today I thought I'd stick my opinion in the mix. If you're new in these waters (hello for starters) you wont be aware that I have mentioned this in about a million posts in the last month and a bit so I finally thought I'd pop all my thoughts into one post.
I really don't know where to start with this one. I'd had it recommended to me loads on twitter when I asked for a good foundation for my upcoming prom but I was a little of put by the price. It's not cheap at £31 a bottle however in the end I bit the bullet and boy an I glad I did. I have a lot of issues with my skin, my pores are huge, I have lots of scarring and redness, patches of dry skin and I get a lot of breakouts (trust me it's a barrel of laughs) so I really struggle to buy foundations that look nice on my skin. However this looks amazing all the time, one thing that really made me want to try it is how much people with dry skin love it. I find that it doesn't settle into any dry patches yet it doesn't make my skin feel greasy or make it look shiny.
The coverage is also amazing, I find about a pea sized amount will cover up my redness and scarring but I can build it up to cover my blemishes almost perfectly. As for the way it looks on my skin I can honestly say I've never tried anything like it. It makes my skin look healthy and dewy without looking greasy and it gives my skin the most amazing subtle glow. I also really love the way it photographs as it manages to make my skin look almost flawless. Lasting wise I find this wears for a good 7 hours before it begins to look a little rough round the edges (settling around my nose and slipping off the high points of my cheeks)
Overall I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a foundation for a special occasion. I for one cannot wait to wear it for prom.
I'd love to know what your favourite "special occasion" bases are!