Mascara -Estee Lauder -Sumptuous BoldVolume Lifting Mascara

on 6/6/2018 8:26:00 PM

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I have mostly stopped purchasing expensive mascara because there are so many wonderful drug store products. I bought this because one of my favorite "beauty influencers" highly recommended it and she was right! This is VERY GOOD mascara. It makes my lashes full and long, it does not smudge, and is easy to get off. Caveat, so are the ones from the drug store. So make your choice. I would buy this again, its expensive at $27.50. Its hard to discard this after 3 months!

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

on 6/5/2018 10:17:00 PM

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My HG foundation. I have Acne and I am always looking for a foundation to cover it up along with my oily skin. This foundation has done that for me.

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

on 6/5/2018 4:33:00 PM

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let me just say, this is my summer foundation cause in winter times i want to use a little bit more moisturizer foundation.

i have dry skin, especially around my nose and between my eyebrows, i have some dry patches since i am teenager. i don't have pigmentation, i prefer light to medium foundations. this foundation is medium coverage, dewy but not too dewy that you look like oily mess. staying power is amazing, this stays all day. just because i love powder bronzer and blush, i powder this foundation in my cheek area nothing more. and coverage is there, not budging not smearing just prettiness. for dry skin using hydrating moisturizer or primer will be okay.


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

on 6/4/2018 6:12:00 PM

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I like and use the "original" DW (mixed with OC8 gel), but this foundation should NOT be called "DW" as it's nowhere near as good! I think they called it so only for marketing purposes... It does blend nicely and looks natural BUT: it has no staying power (although it claims "24-Hour Wear"), it does not control oil (another claim they make but it seems to be doing just the opposite for me!), and the packaging is absolutely dreadful! It's super runny and I think it's ridiculous that it comes without a pump of some sort. Granted, the EL website recommends that you "cover the opening with your finger and carefully flip bottle upside down" but that's hardly hygienic, is it? I've ended up transferring it to an empty pump bottle I had (bought on amazon) but that means I "wasted" quite a bit of the foundation in the process, not to mention the spills I experience before the transfer... The colour is also not the same as the "original" DW - although the DWN version of "2C3 Fresco" suits my skin tone better, I can see how someone could be upset at the inconsistency. All in all, the "nude" version of DW is a good idea as the "original" is a bit too heavy for everyday/natural look but I won't be buying it again. If you want to try it, I'd suggest asking for a sample at a EL counter, I wish I had done so myself...

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Fragrances -Estee Lauder -Pleasures

on 6/1/2018 10:40:00 AM

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Such a modern classic! Shimmering, soapy, rain-drenched leaves and flowers on a spotless crystalline musk base. Dabs of sandalwood and funk-free white patchouli round out the finish and prevent this from just being straight Camay soap. Refreshing, pretty, and-- because it's a Lauder-- powerful even in its minimalism. I don't wear Pleasures daily, but my bottle gets good, regular use. It serves as a periodic "palate cleanser" for my heavier, sweeter, spicier scents.

You may sniff this and say "meh" just because it's reminiscent of so many similar fragrances that came after it and built on its hyperclean theme. But Pleasures deserves a lot of credit -- both for creating this whole genre, and for being an impeccably crafted and high-quality example of it.

I love Pleasures, in part, because I was already a young adult when it launched in 1995 and I well remember how very groundbreaking it was! No one had ever smelled anything remotely like it. Prior to Pleasures, every fragrance came with a little "funk" or "off note" of some kind or another: for example, Giorgio was heavy with fetid tuberose; Angel dried down to an armpit patchouli; Anais Anais had a tinge of rotting vase water; and even Love's Baby Soft went into dirty-musk territory at the drydown.

Pleasures absolutely scrubbed our sinuses into joyous rapture with its incisive, pure cleanliness from top to bottom. The first time I smelled it was on a coworker; she drifted past in her '90 brown pantsuit and we all went "WHOA!! What was *that*?" followed by "I must have that." It was holographic in its shimmeriness, making the wearer almost giddy.

Of course, 23 years later, it isn't groundbreaking at all. But I do still really love it.

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Eyeliner -Estee Lauder -Double Wear Zero-Smudge Liquid Eye Liner

on 6/1/2018 2:21:00 AM

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HOLY GRAIL!! I’ve been using this eyeliner for years ! It doesn’t smudge or transfer and the finish is beautiful and the blackest liner I’ve ever used

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Liquid -Estee Lauder -Double Wear Stay in Place Makeup

on 5/31/2018 4:39:00 PM

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PROS :
- very long-wearing formula (it even stands-up a slight scratching),
- fluid, slightly runny texture, easy to blend (more beautiful texture and finish than Colorstay),
- medium coverage in one layer,
- blends seamlessly (neither blotchy nor patchy)
- gorgeous "second skin" finish, with a very slight sheen, and no powdery appearance,
- respects the skin texture (no blurring effect... that never lasts anyway),
- strong adhesion to the skin, with only very minimal settling into fine lines or pores,
- rich in pigments shades, neither gray nor brownish (a little too bright whatsoever but that’s what brightens the complexion),
- fast drying but not to the point of instantly setting upon contact with the skin,
- truly self-setting, if a powder is used it’s mostly to tone down shine,
- no darkening while it sets and barely oxidizes during the wear time,
- perfectly transfer-proof (my powder brush does not collect foundation, its fibers remain clean and fluffy),
- precise numbering of the shades,
- available in 50 shades (in the UK),
- soluble in pure alcohol (which allows an easy cleaning of the sponge, or brush, which was used, you get it back as clean as before),
- alcohol-free and fragrance-free (but not without smell, and I love this smell).


CONS :
- the now classical main drawback : NO PUMP !!!!! Seriously, Estée Lauder, drugstore brands add pumps on their less than 10 bucks foundations and there is no pump on yours which costs an arm to the toes (and requires to prostitute granny to get enough money to buy it) ??!!!
- has a clear tendency to peel off from the skin when applying a second layer (see comments),
- slight uncomfortable "resinous" sensation when the product is set, but it vanishes later when the foundation is mixed with the skin natural fluids,
- slightly tacky feeling (though less tacky than Colorstay),
- still lacks true "porcelain" shades,
- does not control shine that well (but, on me, nothing does),
- expensive, but it is undoubtedly worth the price.


COMMENTS :
The one and only trustable foundation that gives me a flawless complexion for a very long time, despite an overly oily skin. When I swatch several foundations on my arm, the only one that keeps all its intensity and coverage after several hours of friction on the clothes, and the shower, is that of Double Wear (the other ones become dull and/or translucent).

Most foundations darken and/or change undertone when setting (which requires to wait for a swatch to fully set before checking if the shade is a good match)... this one does not. Small digression by the way : I have always found ridiculous all these online swatches that are "wet-not-set", it does not reflect the final result.

As it is self-setting, it is useless to rush to powder it (if it’s powdered too early it cakes). One exception : the under eyes area. Regardless of the product I use, foundation or concealer, the product always creases into fine lines, so as soon as I get a flawless application on this area I immediately set with a translucent powder to prevent the product from further creasing.

It is essential to apply it one section at a time because of its fast drying time (don’t dot it all over your face hoping to come back on these dots to blend them later, the last dotted area will be impossible to blend).

Like many other products in the Double Wear range, this one has a strong (and exasperating) tendency to peel off from the skin when trying to apply a second layer, or simply when joining two areas (when using a blending sponge). In fact it is a matter of pressure : if, like me, you tend to press the foundation like a madman (trying to push it far into the skin hoping that it will last longer) you're damn. Gentleness is the key : using your sponge blend the foundation with the delicacy of a dandelion pappus carried by a light breeze, and not with the heaviness of a rammer flattening the bitumen.

I like the wide range of 50 shades and their precise numbering :
- the first digit indicates the main level, from the lighter level 1 to the darkest level 8,
- the letter indicates the undertone, C for Cool (pink based), N for Neutral neither too pink nor too yellow (in theory), and W for Warm (yellow based),
- the last digit modulates the intensity within a main level (1W2 will be a little darker than 1W1).

I use two shades :
- 1N1 Ivory Nude best matches my skintone but, despite its yellow base, it’s still a touch too pink (I have a very strong yellow undertone),
- 1W1 Bone is more golden but slightly darker than 1N1 so it ends up a tad too gold on me (let’s check this summer),
Ideally, instead of 1N1, for winter I would need a shade that has exactly the gorgeous color of the Double Wear Stay-in-Place Concealer in 1N Extra-Light (paler than the 1W1 but yellow based, a shade called 1W0 somehow... Estée Lauder, please ?)

Let’s note that the making of the undertones was surely done in a state of pronounced drunkenness (or it is the numbering which was made randomly) when one compares 1N1 Ivory Nude which is on the yellow side and 1N0 Porcelain which is on the pink side (both are N).

A short comment on the formula change that took place a few years ago : many users complained that the new formula lost in coverage (and that the shades changed). The shades changes were obvious, as an example the shade 1C1 Shell which became 1C1 Cool Bone, officially identical but unofficially much darker (to the point that, in front of the flow of complaints, the brand had to recreate a shade 1C0 Shell identical to the old 1C1). But the new formula is thinner and more skin-like, thus is more beautiful than the old one. That said, so many changes in the shades and numbering system is unacceptable from a brand as Estée Lauder.

At the end of the day, given its tenacity, I use a cleansing oil (or a two-phase micellar water) to remove it easily and completely without pulling/damaging my skin.

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Moisturizers -Estee Lauder -DayWear Advanced Multi-Protection Anti-Oxidant Creme Broad Spectrum SPF 15

on 5/31/2018 5:28:00 AM

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I tried a sample of this on my neck and the next morning my neck was covered in tiny pink bumps that weren’t too perceptible to the eye but had the texture of goose bumps. A horribly thick cream that I couldn’t imagine applying to my face and one I wouldn’t recommend to anyone, regardless of whether they have sensitive skin or not. It contains fragrance, doesn’t spread easily and has a subpar SPF level of protection. I’m disappointed.


Liquid -Estee Lauder -Double Wear Stay in Place Makeup

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My HG foundation. I’m about to finish my third bottle and will definitely be getting my fourth. I have very oily-skin with lots of scarring and redness. Many foundations have broke me out or gets eaten away by my oils. However, this doesn’t do that at all. It has a strong lasting power and a beautiful matte to satin finish (depends on the application). For a full coverage look, I like to use a dense brush. And for a more light, everyday look, I use my fingers. I’ve tried it with a damp sponge and it looks very nice too! Blends nicely with all different applications. If you’re looking to try a new foundation, this is worth it :)

The only downsides are the price (about 60$ CAD) and the packaging (it can get messy if you’re not careful).

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Liquid -Estee Lauder -Double Wear Stay in Place Makeup

on 5/27/2018 2:18:00 AM

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I did not like this foundation. It felt like paint on my skin. It exentuated all my flaws such as dryness and didn't blend well. It dried so fast it was hard to apply and had a chemical smell. It was a huge disappointment as it has so many great reviews but did not work well on my skin. Maybe for someone with oily skin.


Liquid -Estee Lauder -Double Wear Stay in Place Makeup

on 5/25/2018 2:29:00 AM

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I’m yet to find any foundation that performs anywhere near as well as this.

I have oily skin that gets dehydrated and I can get dry patches if I dont keep it hydrated. I have a lot of blemishes in the form of scarring and redness, mostly around my jaw and chin.

While this is a full coverage foundation, I find it does not cling to dry patches and does not feel heavy on the skin.

This foundation lasts incredibly well, and only starts to break down on my oily T-Zone after 12+ hours of wear.

Will keep repurchasing this forever probably.

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Lipstick -Estee Lauder -Pure Color Crystal - Crystal Baby

on 5/24/2018 11:44:00 AM

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An excellent lip for its price.


Moisturizers -Estee Lauder -Estee Lauder Revitalizing Supreme + Global Anti-aging Cell Power Creme

on 5/24/2018 11:42:00 AM

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I used this product once. Maybe in the future I'll buy it again.My skin looked better after one month's use and it helped me with wrinkles. My only problem is it is a rich cream and so it made me a little bit oily after 4-5 hours after use.

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Eye Shadow -Estee Lauder -Pure Color Envy 5-color palette

on 5/24/2018 11:39:00 AM

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the best!


Liquid -Estee Lauder -Double Wear Stay in Place Makeup

on 5/24/2018 11:36:00 AM

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The best stay in place make up ever! I have been used this product over 4 years now. It stays on my face over the day. My best ever!


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