The foundation comes in a 1.0 oz cylinder with a pump at the top. I like that the packaging is not only pretty, but functional as well. The pump keeps the contents fresh and the clear tube lets you see how much more is left inside. My skin is NW20 and the Light 44 shade is a perfect match for me.
I was able to take this little dot...
...and blend it all across my forearm. You really do not need much of this foundation to get the job done!
So now let me tell you a bit about why I love this stuff. (WARNING: Big ol' block of text comin' atcha! Brevity is not one of my strong suits.) I've been using it on and off for several months now, giving me plenty of time to form a solid impression. It promises full coverage and 24-hour wear. On the full coverage front: man, they weren't kidding. This will cover just about anything--blemishes, scarring, hyperpigmentation, broken capillaries, redness, you name it. I don't need any concealer when I use this!
A little bit of this foundation goes a looonnggg way, but it never looks or feels like you're wearing a mask. If you have dry skin and you're giving this foundation a try though, I'd recommend making sure you have a good exfoliant and moisturizer, because it can accentuate any areas of dry or flaky skin due to its true matte finish. But oily skin will love its smooth, porcelain look.
My favorite ways to apply this foundation are with either a damp cosmetic sponge or a dense synthetic bristle brush. The right tools really help with the texture of this foundation and give you beautifully natural yet full coverage. Don't be afraid to really press down and buff it in. I use Urban Decay's Optical Blurring Brush and it makes a fantastic partner for this foundation! Once you find an application method you like, you are golden, because this stuff really covers and gets the job done!
In terms of weartime, I think the 24-hour claim is a bit much. In reality, it's closer to 12 hours or so, which is still great. I usually have to blot my chin (the oiliest area on my face) once, but otherwise, it lasts me all day, no problem. I also love that I don't ever have to worry about any blemishes or red patches peaking through as the day goes on.
When I'm having a bad skin day or I'm going out at night and want to look extra dolled up, this is the foundation I reach for. I always get self-conscious when my skin is going haywire, so this is like my little confidence booster in a bottle. I don't worry about any acne or redness, because I know Kat has me covered. ;)
Have you tried this foundation? Love it? Hate it? I'd really like to hear what you think!