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Today I am going to voice my opinion on the Dr Perricone No Foundation Foundation. This is an odd one as in one camp it is a bit of a cult product yet there are so many bad reviews out there on this product – really seems to divide opinion.

What they Say

Created to keep skin looking dewy and flawless, this unique formula delivers many benefits of a traditional foundation without the heavy matte finish, which can emphasise the tiniest skin of imperfections.

• 3-in-1 Foundation, Treatment and SPF 30

• Corrects skin undertones, softens fine lines and boosts skin’s natural moisture.

• Gives a natural, healthy, dewy finish.

• Paraben-free.

What I think

This sort of grew on me and I have come to really like the product. To start with I hated it and very nearly sent it straight back to QVC for my money back, but you get a 30 day return policy and I decided to stick with it a little longer. First off it smells like dried apricots – can’t say I particularly like this (yucky) but I am now use to it.

It was also a lot thicker than I expected it to be which concerned me as I like a nice light base, tending to lean towards the tinted moisturizer for daily use. Other than this I can’t really put my finger on what I disliked so much – maybe I was just expecting too much and it didn’t quite deliver…?

So 6 weeks on of testing 3 times per week as I said this has really grown on me and I am looking forward to this being my base of choice when I retire my tinted moisturizers at the end of the summer. It does create a really dewy finish that stays put all day sorting of blurring imperfections on the skins surface giving a natural flawless base.

Very sheer and is neither matt nor oily in its finish, it also isn’t moisturizing so use on top of your normal moisturizer (giving it a good 10 mins to soak in first).

I also really like the SPF30 (which may explain a little why the cream is heavier than I was expecting), it’s nice to have product of this strength SPF that doesn’t feel like its clogging my pores and creating a mask over the skin. It also has a lot of skin friendly ingredients in it that I like to think are helping my skin not fighting with it everyday.

Notes – You will not like this if :

You have pale “English rose skin” – it will be too dark for you.

You suffer with very oily skin – I don’t think this will sit well on your skin type

You need to have pretty good skin in the first place for this to enhance – it doesn’t provide coverage.

All in all I am now glad a bought this product and stuck with it – whether this is a repurchase for me I will have to wait and see……………

Has anyone else tried this ? – I would love to hear your thoughts on it