Monday, December 14, 2009

Review: Almay Truly Lasting Color Foundation

tlc truly lasting color™ makeup with SPF 15 delivers up to 16 hours of flawless coverage that won't rub off—even in heat and humidity. Plus, it nourishes your skin with antioxidant green tea to protect, vitamin E to help smooth, and lemon extract to brighten...for all day, natural radiance.

Quality: 3 out of 5
Packaging: 4 ouf of 5
Price: $12-$14
Where to buy: any drugstore
Would I Buy Again: No

I was expecting a lot from this foundation because I've heard lots of good things about it, but I was really quite disappointed with it. I've tried it out off and on for a few months and I keep going back to my other foundation.

The thing that bothers me the most about this foundation is the texture. Its very thick, and that makes it hard to blend. I usually have a few spots that don't get very much coverage, and others that have too much (so it looks cakey). For being so thick it has light-medium coverage and you can't layer it for more because it starts looking too noticable.

I like the pump but the plastic cover that goes over it comes off too easily, I wouldn't feel totally secure traveling with it.

It does have decent oil control when I use it with MAC's Prep+Prime SPF 50, but I still have to blot around 3-4 pm. Also it dosn't rub off when I blot so I guess thats a pro.

This did well enough with my acne prone skin, I didn't have any bad reactions to it.

I bought the lightest shade in Ivory, which is a shade darker then Revlon CS's Ivory.

Overall I think its an ok foundation if you don't know any better. I wouldn't recommend it though.


Marce said...

Great review! I hate thick foundations, I find them difficult to blend too. Thanks for sharing!

Askmewhats said...

I don't think we have almay down here but base on your description, I do think it's almost the same as revlon :) thanks for the review

Katrina said...

It is very similar, but I like Revlon better because you can blend and layer a bit easier.

kanishk said...

, I find them difficult to blend too. Thanks for sharing!

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