This is the foundation I was wearing throughout the summer. Let's discuss how awesome this item is!
The texture: when you touch it, it feels very sponge-y. It's a little odd when I first felt it, because I'm accustomed to liquid foundations.
Finish: it's like your skin, it can be light coverage for those super hot days in the summer. This stuff, DOES NOT BUDGE. AT ALL. I wore this on a day that was over 100 degrees with insane humidity and it didn't move. I was sweating in the scorching sun beating down on my face, walking down the streets of New York City and this stuff, even without primer, didn't come off.
I wore this at night and layered it and man I looked AMAZING in photos.
Application: I use Sonia Kashuk's synthetic Flat Top Blusher brush. This foundation can be applied wet (to sheer it out) or dry. For me personally, I prefer to apply it dry to give a bit more coverage.
This foundation is what I had imagined Makeup Forever Face and Body was supposed to be. This foundation, and I hate to say it...didn't cover anything on my face, and it came off within moments. This foundation, ladies and gentlemen, is at best mediocre.
Pros: great color selection, a friend of mine who is like NC43 got matched, but I forgot her specific shade. It's water based so if you're sensitive to a lot of foundations due to random ingredients, give this a try.
Downside: if you don't keep it sealed in the compact, it is water based, so it can and may evaporate. Price? 57 for the actual foundation, 16.50 for the compact that it comes in.
I know a few MAs that use this foundation for photoshoots and they adore this stuff. I can't blame them. This is probably one of the most underrated products I've come across.
Here's a swatch:
From Left to Right:
Chantecaille Future Skin in Vanilla
Vincent Longo Water Canvas
By Terry Lumiere Veloutee in Beige Naturel
crap, I forgot what shade I am... I'll edit this post when I go to spaceNK to figure out my shade. I want to say it's Soft Beige.
Is this HG? Yes, it is. It's my summer foundation. :) Well, I do have Peau de Vierge when I want to look luminous, but Water Canvas is a brilliant foundation.
Where it's sold? Vincent Longo online, SpaceNK.