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I came across Leichner CAMERA CLEAR foundation whilst browsing Amazon for a suitable foundation for my very dry skin. I remember coming across it before and being tempted to get it as it used to be popular with models and TV personalities. I held of buying it because trying to colour match it via the unhelpful charts available online is a shot in the dark. However as it is so cheap [I paid under GP4] I decided to just order the lightest shade [porcelain] and hope for the best.
When it arrived I was disappointed, as whilst the shade is nice and neutral, it looks a bit darker then what the shade name would suggest. However the creamy formula is so light and silky to apply, that blending it into the skin for a better colour match is easy. Once blended, the results are a smooth satin finish, with medium coverage (it can provide fuller coverage with layering).
I''ve found it to be transfer resistant, very moisturizing, it hasn''t blocked or enlarged my pores, and it hasn''t oxidized on me.
I''ve worn with a primer, without one, with powder and alone; I think that using makeup primer underneath this foundation actually makes this foundation harder to blend rather then easier, so my preferred look is skipping primer and setting the foundation with a touch of powder, as the powder does help to prolong the wear of this product just as well as using a primer does with other foundations - and this method still gives a natural, un-cakey look, which I was a bit weary of since primer makes the formula hard to work with.
Negatives? For me, this doesn''t have any real bad points as I now know what works with it. However if you don''t have dry skin the moisturizing ingredients in this foundation will very likely become greasy on your skin which, as well as not looking too good, may cause blocked pores on the wearer, so I wouldn''t recommend Leichner CAMERA CLEAR to anyone other then those with dry skin.
A niggle that might put people off trying this product is that the item availability is a bit random. Te best way to buy this foundation is through Amazon or Ebay. If you want to see and feel the foundation before buying it, I can only suggest trying market stalls and stage wear shops.
Also: remember that the foundation applies lighter on the skin then it looks in the container, so bare that in mind before ordering it.
After complaining about my dry skin a bunch, I came across this foundation, and although it is a cream many had said that it was good for dry skin.
I quite like the packaging, it is a small, black plastic tub that fits in the palm of my hand (I have small hands), and when you open it, there is a white stopper and you take that out to access the foundation. I like this because it does not make the foundation splatter into the lid if the tub somehow ends up upside down. The tub obviously means you have to use your fingers, but you should already have clean fingers prior to doing your makeup and there is always product on the stopper thing so you can always scrape it off there instead of scooping it out of the tub.
This is a thickish creamy type formula and it is very moisturising on the skin. A little too moisturising in fact as I think that it feels a tad bit heavy and greasy/oily which is completely odd as I have dry skin and considering I am using PanOxyl my skin is VERY dry and this foundation although it does not emphasise the dryness, it feels like I am adding gloop onto my face :( Now onto the things I do like. I LOVE it for my under eyes as they tend to be the most dry area of your face (Or so I have been told) and this is extremely moisturising and it does not cake and it covers around 70/80% of my circles which is perfect for me because I have quite dark circles but my skin is fairly fair (although I do have a tan). This particular colour 'Blend Of Beige' is good for NC30/25 skin (MAC reference btw) but for winter I think I will be picking up the 'Rose' coloured one because that will be lighter and I think it will suit my NC25 skin then. This covers a acne scar on my chin almost 90% and it doesn't end up looking grey or ashy! (Even my mum agreed!) This foundation, although it is slightly darker for me blends perfectly and you cannot tell that it is a bit darker. If you have oily skin or combination STAY AWAY FROM THIS! Actually, if you have combination you can put it on your cheeks but not on your t-zone I do not think. It does have quite a heavy fragrance which reminds me of that Nivea cream and so this may not work on overly sensitive skin and may cause irritation or break you out :(
I bought this for £3.17 on www.katyscosmetics.co.uk (you get free delivery if you spend £10!) and I know you can buy it on fragrancedirect and Ebay or Amazon. They have at least 12 shades which I think is pretty amazing and I think they do cater to pink undertones and yellow. Blend of Beige is of a yellow undertone.
This pot is jam packed to the top and I will definitely have a hard time finishing off considering it is so pigmented and I will only be using it for my under eyes and blemishes here and there considering it is full coverage or medium if you like but it is very blendable. Try this out if you have very dry/dry/normal/combination/mature skin and if you do not like it then umm throw it away?
Hope this helped! x
Also written on Ciao.
I first bought this product on recommenation a good few years ago when I was in a stage show. It was cheap (and I was not flush) so it seemed to be worth a try, I am glad I did.
It comes in a reasonably size pot. It gives excellent, even coverage which disguises most blemishes without having to use excessive amounts. Initially I used quite a dark colour as stage lights can make people a little pale but I have since invested in a colour which is more suited to my skin tone. I don't use it every day and lean towards using it when I am going out or feel I need that extra lift from my face makeup. My skin can be quite dry sometimes and this can be mosturising however, unless it is removed effectively it can block the pores and lead to spots. This is more of an issue for me when I have run of shows as I tend to apply much more than I would typically.
Leichner is a great product. The price cannot be sniffed at and I would recommend this to anyone who wants good coverage make up on a daily basis or just when attending a social event.
I bought this foundation a few years ago because it was really cheap and I was in desperate need of some for my nephew and nieces christening, I got it off my local market for around £2.00. The foundation can still be purchased for the price of £2.00 - 4.00.
This foundation caught my eye because I like good, heavy coverage, and after looking at a tester and feeling the texture of this I was happy enough to hand over my money.
There is a lot of shades of Leichner Foundation:
Because of the wide choice of shades, you will more than likely be able to find a shade which matches your skin.
The tubs contain 30ml of foundation.
The foundation comes in a little black tub which has a label on it containing the usual information. ( ingredients, logo, colour, how to use )
The texture of the foundation is very thick and creamy, you only need to use a tiny bit of this to cover your whole face.
The colour that I picked for myself was beige, it looked as if it would suit my skin well and was the colour that I usually go for.
For me, I found this foundation extremely shiny and streaky, even when I applied it with a make-up brush.
I had a feeling this wouldn't look shiny on me because I have very dry skin but how wrong was I.
The coverage of this foundation was awful, it didn't cover any of my blemishes, it surrounded them and made them look worse.
The feeling of this on your face is very heavy, and god help you if you have a itch and your not using any powder over this, your fingerprints will leave a print on your face.
Trying to put powder on over this foundation is also a nightmare, the brush or sponge you use to apply your powder will wipe of the foundation as it comes of so easily, after 1 hour of applying this your face will probably have come off.
The day I wore this I was also having lots of photos took because of the christening I was going to, looking back at the photographs were cringe worthy, I look tired and like I had been working all day, my face looked so sweaty, I was so upset that this was the only foundation I could go out with, ( I can't go out without foundation and this was the only one I had ! )
Would I recommend?
Nope, but I guess this is just my experience with it.
I can see that others have given this 5 stars, so it must be great for them, maybe it was just my skin.
I came across this product when I did a course in Make-Up last year. Supposedly it is used by top make up artists around the world as it makes models skin look gorgeous in front of the camera. Preferably in theatre & movie/television work.
The brand 'Leichner' is not too well known out of the makeup industry and even within it, they are not as well informed as they should be. Brands such as Rimmel make sure everyone knows exactly what the product does etc before the artists use it.
I was quite shocked at how cheaply you could pick a tub (if thats what you call it) up. It is only £2.59 on fragrancedirect.co.uk. The brand is not sold in shops so you will have to purchase it online. Amazon, fragrancedirect and ebay are some of the cheapest I have found.
As you can only buy online, it is hard to know which of the hundreds of shades will best suit your skin tone. I picked 'beige' which is a light colour close to 'nude'. I also purchased 'Ivory' just incase it was too dark - then I could mix the two for the perfect shade. I have found that in the pot, it appears darker than on your skin anyway so on the image go for a picture a little darker than your skin tone. Even if you get the wrong one, it is not amazingly expensive so it won't be a big deal.
As you can see from the picture, the foundation comes in a small black tub. It is quite thick plastic so it will not break easily and has a screw on lid (so you will not accidentally spill it everywhere like I sometimes do with a pump bottle). The label on the front states the brand name and the colour you have chosen with information about ingredients on the back. Unfortunately, it has no SPF factor which disappointed me.
The foundation is quite thick and creamy, which is best applied with a stipple brush or sponge. Do not worry about using moisturiser first as this will do the job for you. The pot has quite a lot of foundation inside, mine has lasted me about 6 months and I use it about 3/4 times a week. Mainly because a little of this stuff goes a very long way.
Make sure you blend the foundation well as streaks will appear if not. Coverage is light/medium but can be made thicker by applying another layer. I would not recommend for anyone with oily skin as it is very moisturising and might make your skin worse. I have quite dry/normal skin and it works perfectly.
I recommend this product to anyone with dryer skin as it works wonders and makes skin appear flawless. It also can be brought for quite cheap so it will not be too much of a dent in your pocket. I have marked it down a star due to the fact it isn't suitable for people with combination/oily skin.
It was only recently that I came across this brand of foundation when I was having a browse on Amazon. I thought I would have a little look to see if I could find out any more about it and came across some glowing reviews. I have terrible trouble with foundations as I have a tendency to have very dry patches of skin and as a result I have wasted money on many, many different brands of foundation that just look awful on me. Having read nearly all great reviews on this product and especially as it seemed to work wonders for those with dry skin, I couldn't resist giving it a try.
There is not a huge amount of information about this brand of foundation on the market except that it is a professional foundation used in mainly theatre and TV work and that it provides all day moisture. I have never seen this brand stocked in any shops and even had a nosey at my local market stalls to see if I could find it there but no such luck. However, you can purchase it on-line and I opted for a sight called CheapSmells where it costs £3.75, extremely reasonable!
I was a little worried about what shade to choose, as it's near impossible to know how a foundation will come out on your skin judging by a picture on the screen. In the end I went with Porcelain as this is what I would normally wear. I would say though that the foundation actually looks darker in the pot than how it applies though, so don't be too alarmed. Plus at only £3.75 a pot it's no real biggie if you find you have to go with a different shade.
The foundation comes in a simple black pot, which is a little chunky so not ideal if you carry your make up around but this is not something I do anyway. The texture is quite creamy and thick so I find the best thing to do is to apply some to the back of your hand and then dab some onto a damp make-up sponge from there. You get quite a lot in your little black pot, so I should imagine it would last quite some time, even if you wore it everyday. On application I found that a little goes a long, long way and it's most effective if you apply it in small strokes to get it to blend in. As I have dry skin, it works pretty well on my skin but if you have even slightly oily skin you would probably hate this foundation as it is very moisturising. I love the fact that you can easily build up the coverage depending on what you want. I must admit it took me a few days to get used to applying this foundation as it seemed a bit streaky but I would say persevere! Now I have got used to the consistency and how it applies to my skin, it is the best foundation I have used. I do have very troublesome skin though, so for the majority of people using it, it would probably work like a dream. Another plus point is that it actually smells rather nice which is unusual for this kind of product.
A highly recommended foundation for those of you who like me, suffer with dry skin on your face and so have a nightmare with the majority of foundations. It won't break the bank to give it a try and one little pot will last you ages!
I bought this colour and the colour 'Almond' a few months ago from fragrence direct for £2.95 - worth a shot I thought! The tan has yellow-ish undertones while the Almond was lighter and more pink based.
They are ok coverage wise but very oily, far too oily for my skin. It's not the dewy kind of shine that I quite like either, it sit's on top the skin and pools into every fine line, pore and dry patch. The only way to dampen the high shine down is to use a lot of powder over the top which makes it look cakey and clogged up. It feels very heavy too so you're very aware you're wearing it.
I keep giving it a go though hoping it'll work (I don't quit when it's cost me money!), I've used it with foundation brushes, fingers, sponges and lots of different powers on top and moisterisers underneath to see if that makes any difference, but so far it hasn't. I Really wanted to like this product as it's so cheap, but it's a false economy because it doesn't work, not for me anyway.
I've used leichner for a while now, I think i may have mastered it so here are some tips. Leichner is great for dry skin. Personally, my skin is stupidly dry so when i apply moisturizer and leichner, it gives an amazing natural shine. For people who do not like this shine, the foundation goes really well with powders to give a matte finish.If you find leichner looks greasy once appplied, try using less (a little goes a long way) or use my method of heating a sponge with a hairdryer, and dabbing it as the heat brings the oil to the surface and removes it. I think this foundation is amazing, especially as my skin is very dry but also blemished as i am a teenager. It is also cheap and gives great coverage, even when you use so little. I would deffinately recommend it!
Having tried many different foundations priced from £40.00 down i decided to give" Leichner camera clear " a go, as the foundation is less than £3.00 per 30ml tub i must admit i was very sceptical as to what exactly this foundation would deliver, However having used it for the first time today i can honestly say i am absolutely gobsmacked, the foundation is just perfect for my dry skin and as i purchased Almond and Biscuit colours i have been able to mix the perfect shade for my high coloured skin. I would recommend all women with dry to very dry skin to give Leichner Camera clear a try BEFORE spending a fortune purchasing named brands that just dont come up to scratch, Coverage is brilliant, and you can build the foundation to get the desired coverage for your skin, I used Lancome photogenic powder just to "set" the foundation as it is very moisturising and leaves skin a little shiny,but overall i am very very impressed.
I don't know what made me try out this foundation but I swear by it! I've been using it for over 2years now and have only bought 2 tubs, well 3 actually but the first tub I bought was not the right shade for me.
The Leichner Camera Clear Tinted Foundation comes in a small black pot (30ml), which has a screw off lid and a white sticker on the front with gold border. The word Leichner is printed on the front of the sticker in bold black writing, Camera Clear Tinted Foundation and Day Long Moisturiser. Up above all of this is the shade of your actually foundation. The one I have is Blend of Almond but there are actually a few more which include Chestnut, Tan, Gold, Beige, Biscuit, Coffee, Porcelain and Peach.
I think I actually decided to use this particular foundation as it is a moisturiser as well as a foundation and I do have quite dry skin, other foundations I have used have probably left my skin even more dry and quite flakey whereas this one leaves my skin smooth, soft and also gives it a lovely fresh smell.
When you screw off the lid there is a white cover which you have to lift up, underneath the white cover is quite thick and I find it very easy to apply so long as I'm using a soft pad to smooth it across my face.
I havn't seen these in any big shops such as Boots or Superdrugs or even any Supermarkets, I actually bought mine in a market make up stall, it cost me just £4 and the small tub lasts at least a year for me and I do wear make up every day near enough as I just feel naked without it. I personally feel these should be introduced to larger stores as it is a fantastic foundation. It covers what it needs to and the smell is lovely, I've never bought a foundation which has a clean/fresh smell, in fact I've always thought the majority of foundations smell not dirty but they don't have a fresh and clean smell to them. Whereas this one has the moisturisers in it which is where I think the smell comes from.
I used to suffer with spots alot, not acne but I would have spots brewing and spouting so often and I feel it's because of the make up I was using. Since using this Leichner foundation I can honestly say I hardly ever have spots I only usually get them now when I'm feeling run down and under the weather.
Whilst browsing on my ebay account I noticed these pots are now available on there, for £3.25 and £1.50 for postage, which is a brilliant price for the time this will last you.
I reccomend this to anybody who is just looking to try something new, or maybe suffers from dry skin like me as I've found it has helped my skin alot since using it.
As a person with acne prone skin this product is an absolute godsend!
I find it provides heavy coverage that covers a multitude of sins, with the added advantage that it doesn't cause breakouts (at least on my sensitive and temperamental skin!) and a nice moisturising effect that helps too calm skin down.
The foundation is in a liquid form that blends easily, and you get quite a lot in the tub. I find a tub lasts me about 2 months of daily use.
As the name suggests it was originally developed for use in theatre and film (particularly for the theatre where the bright lights can make actors complexions look washed out), however there is a downside in that it has a shiny finish.
I use a powder over the top of the foundation to set it and reduce the shine. Perhaps the addition of powder helps, but I find this foundation is quite long lasting.
This is quite rare to find in the shops, although I recently purchased a haul of it for £3.99 each in watt brothers, but can be found easily on the Internet.
I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a heavier coverage than most foundations provide today.
It's always difficult to find a make up base to suit and it can be costly to purchase expensive makes only to find after a week or so that they really don't suit your skin. I've tried many brands over the years, but the one I have remained faithful to is Leichner Camera Clear - Blend of Tan. This foundation was originally developed for stage and film use and is not widely available, in fact the only place I have been able to purchase it from in recent months has been the Duty Free Shop which I believe has branches nationwide. This foundation can be applied liberally, giving complete coverage, or minimally for a more natural effect. It comes in a little black pot which is perhaps rather cumbersome to carry around, but at £3.99 it is a bargain. One pot should last approximately 12 months with medium use. I have a dry to normal complexion and am inclined to be allergic to more or less everything, but Leichner is very gentle and is not heavily perfumed. Certainly it has never upset my skin or caused spots and blemishes,whereas other foundations of a similar type ie.,Pan stick, Rimmell etc., have.It can be used under a powder if preferred, although I feel it is best applied lightly although I do occasionally apply a light dusting of talc over it if I want a more matt effect. This possibly isn't a make up for greasy skins as it is rather moisturising, but for dry or older skins it is perfect. If it was applied lightly, I am sure it would also suit younger skins too. Because of its connections with stage and film work, it comes in an amazing variety of shades, ie., Blend of Coffee, Blend of Biscuit, Blend of Tan, Blend of Beige, so there are colours to suit all. I personally find the Blend of Tan just right and I have a medium/fair complexion. Leichner also provides other make up ranges for the eyes, lips etc.,and additionally there is a special range for black skins. I personally have never tried any
of these ranges so can't comment on them. I have recommended this brand to friends and colleagues who have also been happy with the results. Because it is quite difficult to obtain, I generally buy two or three pots at a time, but I think this only serves to show how happy I am with the product. It works for the stars, so why not give it a try.............we can all dream can't we?!!!