The foundation comes in 12 shades, unfortunately the darkest shade is Classic Tan, which is somewhere in the mid-tone range when you compare this foundation to the L’Oreal True Match Foundation range of 33 shades. I was sent 4 shades (3 from L’Oreal and 1 from CVS), and the Honey Beige on the far right is the 2nd darkest shade. I’m hopeful that if this formulation is around for a while that L’Oreal will add darker shades.
Classic Ivory is usually the best match for me in L’Oreal foundations, but this shade seems a bit pinker than my other Classic Ivory foundations. Luckily with blending it does blend in to my skin, but I would prefer a closer match.
The foundation is pretty sheer in coverage, the formula is a bit more liquidy than other foundations, and while some online have described it as oily, I didn’t really think it was oily. It just seemed more watery than I had expected, and when I applied it, the formula sat a little more on the top of my skin. After a minute or so I was able to blend it in to my skin, I think this was all due to the blurring effect.
The coverage from this foundation is pretty sheer, and due to the consistency of the foundation, I think that it isn’t really able to be layered for more coverage. I have combination skin, and I do think that this foundation would be better suited for drier skin, which is usually what more mature women have. I noticed that it did help cover up some skin imperfections more than I thought it would. Meaning, my pores were less noticeable than they should have been with such sheer coverage. The foundation did last most of the day, and I think on someone with drier skin it likely would have lasted longer.
If you have drier skin, want sheer to light coverage and have a few skin imperfections that you’d like to cover up, this foundation is a good pick for you. Personally, it didn’t last quite as long as I had hoped due to my combination skin, and I think a different shade than my normal Classic Ivory (maybe Nude Beige, #203?) would have been a better match for my skin. The tubes are clear, so you’re seeing the foundation through the packaging. It is probably worth picking up the 2 shades you think will be best, rather than just one!