I ordered Baked after reading through reviews (I am also a Golden Tan in Hourglass) and the shade matched well! I infused the foundation with the bali glow to finish the look.
I have eczema and my skin is very sensitive when I apply anything, this foundation was a welcome relief.
First of all, I ordered this around August 24th. Within the week I received an email that my item had shipped. It was not. It wasn't until late September that I received an email correcting the mistake of shipment and stating it was finally being shipped. I received the item, which was $2 shipping so around $5, last weekend of September. First, the packaging was eco friendly but when I opened it, all kinds of stuff (recycled paper stuffing stuff or something) flew out. My puppy pitbull was next to me so I had to act quick so she wouldn't eat it. The sample size was expected. However, when I finally opened it, it wasn't even half way full. I was so disappointed. But then I put it on my face and everything changed for me. I was like, I take it all back, the whole experience. This is amazing foundation. It has this glowing effect/affect (). I look good omg. So that's why it gets 4 out of 5 stars. I'll actually give this foundation and company a try.
I like to give credit where it's due, so I wanted to say I first found this brand from GlamGirlChelsea on YouTube. She did a really thorough, excellent review on this foundation and when I found out they also offered samples I knew that I wanted to try it.
I was torn between Baked and Rio (and would probably mix in Rio if I had been doing my normal summer tanning) but currently Baked is the perfect shade for me.
The foundation itself is excellent. I haven't been wearing it for a full month yet but I can say that it gives as a nice, natural finish. Not too dewy or matte, and it settles on the skin nicely. It does dry down quick so my preferred application is to pump onto my finger, dab, and blend quickly with a brush. After rubbing in circular motions for a few seconds it removes any potential streakiness and gives me an even coverage. It lasts all day, and has paired well with my powder and cream products and goes well on top of my favorite sunscreen. It's hard to describe but this foundation just settles nicely into the skin. It feels lightweight but provides enough coverage over red spots, dark circles, etc. As someone who has combo-oily skin but prefers a soft, natural foundation this has been a wonderful product and I'm so glad I found this brand.
I love this foundation! I find that I'm between Rio and Baked as Rio is just a bit too dark/warm, and baked alone is just a tad too light/neutral. I think it work as the only foundation shade if I were to contour, bronze etc. but I'm more than happy to buy two shades because the formula is amazing! It's totally non-irritating and applies like a dream. I'm a make-up novice and have pretty much only used Nars tinted moisturizer consistently before this. This makes me look like I know what I'm doing, the finish is just THAT gorgeous. And so easy to blend. I've used it with and without primer (Range Beauty's True Intentions Hydrating Bronzing Primer), with my hands and with a damp sponge, with and without powder over it and it performs under all of those conditions. It doesn't look cake-y or feel heavy over my spf. I find it to be pretty long lasting and wears gracefully (doesn't look dry or greasy or streaky etc. as the day goes on) without touch ups. There's no noticeable scent and I love that it is fragrance-free and clean. I also love the glass bottle and minimal plastic packaging. Thank you Alicia! I appreciate this thoughtful, high quality formulation and for you coming through for the forgotten shades.
I would love to see swatches and reference photos here on the site. I kept going back and forth between the site and instagram to figure out which samples to get. But I will definitely be back for more!
I ordered baked foundation and it felt very nice however I think maybe because I already have oily skin it made me really shiny really fast. I really wanted to like this foundation. Maybe it's more of a winter foundation instead of summer.