Alison Raffaele Reality Base Foundation

Many thick, goopy foundations make us feel about as unnatural-looking as the Joker. Not so funny. We prefer a makeup look that’s a little more inconspicuous, so naturally, we gravitated toward Alison Raffaele’s Reality Base Foundation. Its weightless, oil-free formula is designed to look completely natural on skin, providing medium coverage and leaving your face silky-smooth. The foundation contains the protective and restorative Frutta di VitaTM antioxidant complex, a brand signature ingredient.

Alison Raffaele Reality Base Foundation
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Not Much Coverage
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I've been experimenting a lot with BB and CC creams, so I was surprised to find a true foundation with less coverage than most of them. The color was off, which didn't help, but it had a yellow tint and offered almost no coverage. I ended up throwing more of my own foundation over it and calling it a day.

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A little greasy
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I am in the market for a new foundation, so I was excited to get this. However the sample was TINY which was disappointing. It was like the size of my thumbnail, really? Also, it was a bit on the greasy side.. and I did not feel like it gave sufficient coverage for how greasy it was. Not the worst foundation I've ever tried, I'll keep the sample around if I run out and need something in a pinch, but definitely won't purchase. Bummer.

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Light Weight
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I got this as a Birchbox sample and decided to try it out. The foundation is very light weight and sits evenly on my skin. I was able to blend it well with my finishing powder, but if I purchased it in the future I would go a shade lighter.

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great foundation
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this foundation is great. covers well and leaves a nice finish. easy to apply.

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Good base
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IF the skin tone matches, it's a nice silky base. They are a bit on the pink side, for those with golden undertones you might want to look elsewhere. Decent medium coverage, although you need two apps for a REAL medium coverage.

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Might be great
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I don't wear foundation, but I tried it out around the house to see if it would change my mind. Negative.

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Wrong shade and tiny sample
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My sample was unfortunately too small to really enjoy trying. I was able to use it only once and the shade sent to me was not right according to my profile. I'm quite pale and was sent shade 3. This one was disappointing. A note.. I have a sample given to me for free at the Lancôme counter that is larger than this foundation sample. :(

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Wonderful
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Perfect match to my skin tone and blends very well.

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foundation
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I felt like this was heavy when I applied it, over time the consistency got better. I had a really hard time opening the sample and was lucky not to get it all over my clothes

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Formula not for me
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This formula was a bit too full coverage for me - I prefer something lighter that evens tone somewhat, but still leaves the natural variation of my skin visible. The makeup didn't sink in to my skin as well as it might have, and once applied, you could definitely see that I was wearing it. Part of this effect was that the shade I received was a hair dark, but the product also settled into pores and dry spots, making them more obvious.

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