A few weeks back I was contacted by Jonny at Dr Perricone, who wanted to offer me a bottle of this Cosmo award-winning product for review purposes. I jumped at the chance. It is £40 a bottle and my foundation budget usually stretches to £10 at the very most.
Me being the cheeky little soul that I am, I also tried my luck and asked if I could grab another bottle for one of my subscribers to try. After putting out a note on my blog I selected Becky to join me in reviewing the product.
I was intrigued by the product due to the following claims on the Dr Perricone site:
Dr Perricone's No Foundation Foundation ....
'Instantly reduces the appearance of wrinkles, lines and pores.'
'Provides non-chemical SPF 30 broad spectrum UV protection.'
'Corrects skin undertones.'
'Moisturises. Skin appears smooth and naturally dewy'
I was hoping the product would give that 'my skin but better' complexion we're all looking for. Instead, I found the coverage was far too sheer for a foundation. It'd make a good tinted moisturiser and it lives up to its claim of being quick-absorbing and moisturising. But for me, this did nothing to cover my marks, blemishes and flaws.
Colour wise it wasn't a great match either. I think No Foundation Foundation is one of those 'one colour fits all' products, which hardly ever works out in reality. I'm as pale as they come and it didn't do much for me. My colleague Michelle, who has lovely olive skin, is a perfect match for the foundation. So I've offered it to her and maybe I'll be able to update this post with some more positive thoughts.
It's not that this was a bad product, just not right for me. In terms of consistency, this was perfect - and easily blended into the skin. It lives up to its claims of being super moisturising too, but I doubt this foundation would work for me unless I got a tan overnight.
Pump dispenser. Get in!
The swatch - far too dark for my pasty milk bottle-esque skin
But don't let me put you off - there's plenty of great reviews on Make Up Alley. And like I said, if you're lucky to have flawless skin, this will easily be all the coverage you'll need. You can also read Becky's review here.
Have you tried this foundation? What are your thoughts?