Liquid -Estee Lauder -Double Wear Stay in Place Makeup

on 12/12/2017 11:04:00 PM


No good sale service, sample testing is bad if there's ain't enough good lightings in the room. I went through sample testing in a drugstore on my face, made a glimpse at my face and trusted the sale girl has made the right pick for me for the best shade, but when I tried it at home it's more pale and drape in shade/colour! It's too low in colour/shade when comparing to the colour shown inside the small bottle! There is no seal on the box and bottle, I've tried LA GIRL, NYX and other tools and brushes and their packagings all has seals! My nose's skin is rather dry and it sweats over night, in after 6 to 7 hours one third of the foundation has came off on the nose. I hope they has 3ml shade tester sizes that comes in cheap sealed plastic bags that's very small so buyers can take home to test on their face, I don't have a problem to paid for 3ml sized samples of different shades.

Liquid -Estee Lauder -Double Wear Nude Water Fresh Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 30


I have this as a lighter 'fresher' alternative to my Teint Miracle. I was told at the counter that it is water based and read the same online, so I've been using it as such. Please correct me if i'm wrong though, as I don't think that is officially stated by ES. It has a light, watery consistency and gives a buildable light coverage. Dewy but can be set to a kind of 'satin' finish, which personally I like to do. The formula is really kind to dry patches but I didn't really find it slipping off my nose as much as I thought it would either.

I found applying this like the Mac F+B is absolutely the best way to do it- With clean, oil free hands. It just looks so natural, the BB or a brush makes it look streaky to me. Goes on about the coverage of a BB cream but can be built up to around the higher end of a light foundation coverage, but like all thin or water based foundations it takes a little time to do it. Apply lightly, wait a few mins until it feels somewhat 'tacky' (I usually go do other things while it's drying- if you don't wait it slides around rather than builds), then apply another layer. Three times is about the maximum I can do it before it begins to get too dewy, though.
The coverage doesn't quite cover my dark circles or red patches, and with this being water based I can't use anything silicone underneath it, which pretty much rules out my usual colour correctors. Loads of brands sell colour correcting powders though, so it is possible to use those (My personal recs would be NYX green for redness and Kat von D petal for dark circles).
I wouldn't imagine this could cover acne spots without concealer if you have that issue. One issue I did have is a really thick or very matte concealer is impossible to use with this, it just moves the foundation too much and doesn't blend in well.

I have sensitive but not acne prone skin, I didn't find the formula irritating at all.

I will say though- No pump? If drugstores can manage it, so can you, Estee Lauder. For. Frickin. Shame. This is watery, it would benefit a *lot* from a pump. With the normal double wear, you can almost get away with not having a pump but with this I feel like I *have* to get one or I can end up wasting a lot of product spilling too much on my hand. Stop focusing on a heavy bottle with excessive glass at the bottom- the people want easy usage!

The shade range is decent too- Shell is absolutely perfect for me and didn't oxodise as far as I could see at ALL. Huge plus! There seemed to be a lot of options for both cool and warm toned skin, I can't comment on how varied the darker end of the shade range is, though.

This is a fabulous formula if you want a lighter, more 'skin like' look. Despite the aforementioned 'hand spillage' and layering, this will last me a long time- it took me a good three weeks to go through the sample bottle.

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Liquid -Estee Lauder -Double Wear Stay in Place Makeup


I feel like i'm taking crazy pills- I absolutely *hated* this and I'm a very small portion of people with that opinion! Nothing has looked worse on my skin. I looked powdery and cakey using the foundation even with a hydrating primer.

I like my foundation to the dewy end generally and usually attempt to look at things objectively and say 'maybe this just isn't for my skin' but I can't with this. I just found so few plus points to it. I have combination skin and on dry patches it looked truly awful, but it even looked dry and flaky on my oily nose. Now I exfoliate with AHAs and BHAs depending on the area of my skin, plus I previously used a somewhat drying but lighter foundation (Fusion ink) with no issues, so I don't think it's an issue with my nose texture particularly.
The coverage is to the heavier end of medium, but I didn't find it easy to build with a damp beauty blender. It more looked like it was sitting on top in layers than blending together to provide high coverage in certain areas seamlessly. Looked a slightly 'flat' on, but excusably so if you really need something with staying power.

There being no pump is a bad show too. This is *not* a drug store foundation, there is no excuse for not having one, really. The packaging is at least pretty, though.

This does oxodise like nothing I've seen before too- Shell was even a little off after a few hours. I don't think shell is available in the US either so I have no idea how anyone pale would be able to use this formula without a *lot* of white mixer.

From my experience, you'd have to be of a *very* oily skin type to love this. I'm glad it exists even if I hated it though- A holy grail for very oily skin is hard to find and it's wonderful people with that skin type are able to use this foundation without blotting every .5 femtoseconds! If you have anything other than that (especially dry) have a proper look in sunlight before you buy a full sized bottle though, I have seen people who use this look *incredibly* textured and chalky because they tried and applied it in artificial lighting.

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Treatments (Face) -Estee Lauder -Revitalizing Supreme+ Global Anti-Aging Wake Up Balm

on 12/12/2017 10:58:00 AM

I bought this post partum over a year ago in the hopes it might goose my dragging complexion. It's a gold balm that "significantly improves skin's visible firmness, density and elasticity, and dramatically reduces the look of lines and wrinkles."

As far as I can tell, it adds gold coloring and fragrance. That's it. It was $62.00 and I didn't return it fast enough so now that I have finished a Clinique product, I'm going to finish this next.
ETA: 1/7/18 When used by itself, this gold color is way too dark for me, at least in winter.

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Fragrances -Estee Lauder -Tom Ford Black Orchid

on 12/11/2017 10:25:00 AM


This is one of those perfumes where you only need one spritz or you will be suffocating yourself and everyone else around you. It dries down to pure woodsy notes on me which I don't mind but I get an element of something powdery which actually turns me off of the scent. Not one of my favourites, though lasting power and sillage is immensely good.

Fragrances -Estee Lauder -Modern Muse

on 12/10/2017 7:30:00 PM


This does not last!! I inherited a tube of lotion & I love how it smells—creamy musky white floral. I deducted 1 lippie for v poor staying power but the frag itself is beautiful. You could wear this to work or in a place where ur perfume Needs to stay discreet. I can’t imagine too Many finding this offensive. It screams “soccer mum” high end brand new model mini van owner husband, 2.4 kids & a golden retriever. Totally inoffensive . I wish it lasted more than 2 seconds!

Lipstick -Estee Lauder -Pure Color Long-Lasting Lipstick

on 12/9/2017 2:01:00 PM


Honestly, this is a good lipstick, but it's not an "amazing" one.

My issues are:
1. Not long lasting, whatsoever. I personally wear this and if I do anything like drink a glass of water it's completely gone and on the tube. If I do nothing at all, they'll may be last an hour. However, given this is an in-between gloss/lipstick I can't complain too terribly.
2. Don't get me wrong, this is very pretty, but it's also very sheer and I do have to really "make this work" to make it less streaky in some areas of my lips... That being said, it's not THAT bad, it's just a minor problem and my lips are a little hard to work with.

I do recommend this if you are looking for a lipstick with moisturizing properties, that does look pretty, and you don't mind reapplying.
I said "no" if I ran out of this product though because honestly, it is a nice product, but... $30 is a little too much for me to keep repurchasing for a formula that isn't "holy grail" as far as lipstick goes. My repurchasing value goes up just as the price does.

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Liquid -Estee Lauder -Double Wear Stay in Place Makeup

on 12/8/2017 12:58:00 PM


I really love this foundation and it is the closest thing to perfect that I can find, which is why I see myself sticking to it for a long time to come. My skin is acne-prone and also very oily.

Shade- a very good match to my fair, neutral skin (I use 1N1).

Coverage- a medium to full coverage. I find it covers my redness and acne/scarring quite well, but a little bit of redness does peek through.

Finish- definitely a matte foundation, although I find it isn't too much of a flat matte. If I don't set it, after about 15-30 minutes it becomes more of a soft matte.

Longevity- this foundation has the longest wear time that I have found on my very oily skin, about 7-9 hours of it looking quite good and me blotting once or twice. If I'm only wearing it for a few hours I've begun to not set my face w powder afterwards which is something unheard of w my skin.

Formula- for me this is the biggest con. I find the liquid to be so thick and set so fast that it can be difficult to work with as it's more time consuming and feels heavier on the skin. It also cannot build on itself- I used to apply a little like concealer over any spots I had, but it would always set much darker than the rest of my face so I would end up having little orange splotches over the places I tried to cover. If you want full coverage you have to go in heavily w it cause once it sets, that's it. However I imagine this is the price one pays for a foundation with such good coverage and decent wear time.

Price- $46CAD is a lot for a foundation, however because you need so little to get the medium coverage I most often go for that to me it's worth it.

Longevity- as a con, my ideal foundation would last for about 12 hours, which this foundation simply cannot do on my oily skin. It just gets way too oily, begins to separate, and can sometimes pool into my pores so it looks like I have freckles of foundation.

Packaging- of course, cause no one likes that it doesn't come w a gd pump lol

I had been on the hunt for a foundation that matched me well, did not break me out, and lasted a long time with my very oily skin for so damn long that for now ELDW is close enough. For now I am pleased with ELDW and very much recommend it to anyone w oily skin (altho my bff has very dry skin and it's her HG!)

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Liquid -Estee Lauder -Double Wear Stay in Place Makeup

on 12/8/2017 1:50:00 AM


This foundation is very full coverage, great for a night out but not for everyday wear. It oxidizes a lot, so if you were to wear it throughout the day I would recommend going 1 or 2 shades lighter. I used it daily for a while and it definitely didn't do my skin any favours.

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Liquid -Estee Lauder -Double Wear [old formula - REFORMULATED]

on 12/7/2017 8:23:00 AM


This one of my HG foundation I have been using it for years blends well into the skin,coverage is finaminal my only draw back is it does not carry a pump.also I am on the hunt for a good replacement because customer service is AWFUL ,and two of the "new face of EL" is a no no..and the "Edit line" ad campaign definately was not my cup of hence sorry no more EL for me..

Liquid -Estee Lauder -Double Wear [old formula - REFORMULATED]


I'd always thought this was my holy grail. After realizing that it breaks me out, I still can't help but give it a good rating. Maybe it's just me that has broken out on this, or maybe it's the way I cleansed. Nevertheless, it is a great foundation that I will save for special occasions.

+ long long long lasting
+ great coverage and smooth look
+ may seem pricey but the whole bottle goes a long way
+ great selection of shades (the only foundation where I got a perfect match)
+ good oil control
+ looks great on photos

- problematic ingredients despite being marketed as comedogenic
- difficult to cleanse from the skin as it is heavy and long-lasting

Concealers -Estee Lauder -Double Wear Stay-in-Place Flawless Wear Concealer

on 12/5/2017 10:28:00 PM


I'm a NC42 and use the shade Medium warm 3W. It's a very yellow/tan concealer which suits me perfectly.
I have to say it goes on lighter on the skin than it looks in the tube. You get the standard 7 ml, for 28$. A little goes long long way so def worth the price!
I got combination skin, get a bit oily on my t-zone throughout the day and normal on the perimeter of my face.
Concealers I own mentioned in order of preference, top choice to bottom: Makeup Store cover all mix - dark, Mac studio fix NW35, Tarte shape tape-medium, Maybelline Master conceal - 40 medium, Maybelline Age rewind and Fit me- 25 Medium, Collection 2000-Deep

Comes in a small glass bottle tube. Classy and simple with a gold-handle applicator. Doesn't look like cheap nor super expensive. Simple and classy, very Estee Lauder like. I like!

I only use these for my undereyes as it's too light to use allover to spot conceal. If I found a shade for doing that I would buy it for that too. I don't really like too much of a stark bright undereye, but I do enjoy a healthy smooth bright look. This really covers everything beautifully and dries down to a matte finish. It sets fast so work in sections. I don't need to set it with a powder at all. I found that if I do that, it accentuate my fine lines and cracks I never knew I had. It also does not crease and stays put ALL day long. Big plus for the SPF10.

A little goes a long way. It doesn't hurt to moisturize to prep as it sets so fast and very matte. It's so pigmented and creamy. Using the warmth of your fingers works as well as using a brush. I'd say it has a quite thick consistency. I think that's what helps with the coverage of this concealer. It's formulated with minerals and emollients to condition the skin. It's oil free and feels great on the skin. It's just perfect. Very easy to blend and little doe-foot applicator makes it hygienic, super easy and convenient to use. It

It smells a bit like paint, nothing too strong. If you own the EL Stay all day foundation you'll know exactly what I mean, they smell the same. The good things is that it doesn't linger. But you can't really smell it if you don't put the nose against the product itself.

Only downside is the shade selection. I don't think everyone could find a shade match, since they only offer 10 shades. If you have dry skin I think you'll need to prep and moisturize before.

I was debating beween this and Nars. I tried the Nars 3 times and it felt too heavy and dry on me so I opted for this one. So happy I did, it's also cheaper than Nars, win win!

This concealer is a must have! I think this is awesome, love this so much. One of the best concealer I ever tried! Couldn't recommend it enough. From all the concealers I own this concealer takes a proud 1st place!

*Makeup store Cover all mix concealer Dark = My all time favorite cream pot concealer.
Perfect to spot conceal, great staying power, pigmented, perfect for all around use.
*Mac Studio fix concealer NC35= Great pot concealer. Amazing staying power. Perfect to spot conceal and cover darkness.
*Maybelline Master conceal Medium 40= A bit too light but work ok for quick touch ups. Not the best staying power though.
*Maybelline Age rewind Medium= Same as the Master conceal.
*Maybelline Fit me 25 medium= Too light and not pigmented enough, too emollient. Bad staying power.
*Sonia kashuk creamy concealer 02= Not pigmented enough and bad staying power.
*Revlon Photoready stick concealer medium = Not pigmented enough. Bit greasy, bad staying power.
*Mac Prolong concealer NC35 = Easy the work with, pigmented and long lasting. One of my favorites.
*Milani sercret cover concealer = Too waxy, hard to work with and bad pigmentation.

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Treatments (Face) -Estee Lauder -Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex [REFORMULATED]

on 12/5/2017 9:15:00 AM


I got this as a gift from a friend who didn't like the product for her skin. I was really happy with it, being that the product was so famous and expensive, I would never buy it myself. But unfortunately, I'll have to give it away. My face reacts really badly when I put this on. My face got red, a bit swollen under my eyes and felt like it was on fire. Such a shame!

Liquid -Estee Lauder -Double Wear Stay in Place Makeup

on 12/4/2017 11:31:00 PM


Finally tried this much hyped foundation. Luckily I got a sample and didn't purchase because it did not work for me. I got matched to the color Rattan, which matched my skin perfectly. I tried this three different times and was disappointed all three times. First used it without a primer, then with the Smashbox primer, then with the Dr. Brandt Primer and it made no difference at all. By the three hour mark, it had gathered in creases that I didn't know I had! No other foundation that I currently use (itCosmetics CC cream, Revlon Age Defying and YSL) has ever done that. Very disappointing.

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Mascara -Estee Lauder -Double Wear Zero Smudge Lengthening Mascara

on 12/2/2017 4:36:00 PM


This is a drier formula than I would have expected for a tubing mascara. It does indeed give some serious length to your lashes but as with other tubing style mascaras, very little in the way of volume. The most disappointing thing about this mascara is that within minutes I saw little black flecks under my eyes from the product flaking off and it only got worse as time went on. The flakes are pretty stubborn as well because I had a heck of time getting them off my face when I removed my makeup. I don’t know if this is typical or if maybe my tube was a bad batch, drier than it normally is? Regardless, for $33CDN I am not impressed with having to sweep away black flecks while wearing this mascara. I get better effects from L’Oreal Double Extend Beauty Tubes mascara and it’s less than a third of the price. That one comes with a primer so you actually get both volume and length. This ELDW mascara is not worth the money and I will not be repurchasing it.

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