Upon initial application, this stuff feels very lightweight. You can hardly even remember you are wearing foundation for at least a couple hours. However, with my oily skin, the oils just build up to make my skin feel heavy whether or not I'm actually wearing any makeup. This lightweight-ness is a really cool bonus in my opinion.
The foundation is semi-matte alone, but definitely matte as long as you are setting it with a powder, which I must do during these hot and humid summer months. I love the finish of it on its own, but after a few hours my skin is too oily, it starts to get shiny, so I have to use a setting powder.
This foundation is definitely full coverage. I use about a pump and a half to get really awesome coverage on days I want to look flawless. I use a damp Beauty Blender to apply.
It wears beautifully. It keeps your blush/bronzer on all day long. It does begin to break down just a tad around my nose area after 9+ hours and keep in mind I do have very oily skin.
I have very oily skin and this foundations does become a little shiny halfway through the day (without a good setting powder). This foundation is probably not suitable for those with dry skin or dry patches because I did notice on an area where I had a blemish that was dry, you could definitely see the dryness. I think this foundation would work perfectly for those with normal skin or just somewhat oily skin. Those with oily skin just need a setting powder (I've been using Neutrogena Shine Control lately).
I wish I knew what color I was in other foundations at the moment, so I could give you guys some comparison with drugstore colors and this shade. But it's summertime and I have way more color than usual, so my other foundations really are not good matches for me right now. I must say, buying summertime foundations suck because I know I'll be right back to my pale self in a couple months. But it will be nice to mix in with my lighter foundations to customize my way through the fall months and into winter.
I never would have chosen this foundation shade, so I'm super glad I had the lady at Sephora used the fancy little foundation matching machine on me. I think this shade is a tad too yellow upon application, but it tones down a bit once it settles in. You can also just use a neutral setting powder on top to tone it down some more (I've also used Loreal True Match N2).
The packaging is gorgeous and sturdy. It has a weight to it and doesn't feel cheap whatsoever, plus it has the gorgeous designs that Kat Von D is famous for.
It has a pump and it is great. It functions perfectly and is really smooth, making it very easy to control, you can get just a little dab or a full pump or anything in between very easily with this pump.
I picked this one up because I love the shadows I've tried from Kat Von D and really wanted to try some more products. I knew it was full coverage and matte, so I said, "hey, sounds like something I'd like." I want to compare it to Revlon Colorstay, but first I will need to find a new Colorstay shade that actually matches my summer skin. :-P
I hope this was helpful! Let me know what you think of this foundation and whether or not you'd like to see it compared with Revlon Colorstay (my favorite).
Thanks for reading!