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

on 11/3/2017 6:12:00 PM

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BB cream user here. I spend a lot of time on my lips and eyes but generally just smear a bit of (cheap) Garnier BB cream on my skin. However, given that I’m staring down the barrel at 30 and given that my skin really isn’t that great (oily, red, pores, etc) I resolved to put in more effort, including using higher-end foundations. Pros: -Doesn’t oxidize -Surprisingly good colour match for me (True Beige) -Not patchy, or whatever the proper term is for “not sticking to and emphasizing all the fine hairs on your face” -Light and breathable Cons: -(Totally not original but...) my oily face looks, well, oily. Maybe not much more than usual but the difference between this and a B.B. cream a fraction of the cost is negligible -Transfers easily. I understand that the original double wear is famous for doing the opposite of this. Annoying in a corporate environment - my white shirts get lovely little (water resistant) finger prints all over them thanks to my bad habit of touching my cheeks while thinking -INCREDIBLY liquid. I opened the bottle a little too forcefully and promptly spilled a third of it all over my floor. I will probably buy again, but only because I have a soft spot for Estée Lauder (although the continued animal testing is threatening to change this!) and the colour match is good. Hopefully will stay put longer in colder weathers. Edit:- possibly just because of my aforesaid oily skin, but I find that this NEEDS a dusting of translucent powder to finish it off. Sans this it just kind of “sits” on my face.

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Tinted Moisturizer -Estee Lauder -Day Wear Sheer Tint Release SPF 15

on 11/3/2017 6:06:00 AM

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About 5-10 years ago I got an allergy from a "Daywear" moisturizer, so I've had my hesitations on trying this one :-)
I've been using "sheer tint release" for about 1 week, now, and even if my nose is kind of itchy and my eyes slightly "burn", there is still no sign of allergy... (yet ?)

I am a foundation-addicted person - I ALWAYS use foundation, not because of skin faults, but because I simply LIKE a young, beautiful-looking face :-) I usually like a discreet / sheer, fresh, semi-matte finish, while my T-zone is very oily by its nature, and the pores are large. My complexion is medium-light with rosy undertones (that I hate ;-) ).

About the product: I loved it from the beginning. I loved the young, glowing looking of my face, I appreciated that no foundation felt necessary afterwards (despite my co-dependency :-) ), I even got the feeling that my T-zone got less oily during the day and my nose seemed to look... less swollen (I suspect that, due to cosmetic products, diet and age, the tip of my nose swells sometimes :-) ).

About the Con's stated by others users:
1. regarding the oiliness issue - using big quantities of the product it actually gives an oily look (so less is actually more, in this case :-) )
2. regarding the dark/orangey tint - I've also noticed that INITIALLY the tint gets intensively dark and orangey, BUT after a few moments it seems to adapt and the final result is natural and glowing.
3. about creasing into wrinkles - I've NEVER noticed such issue !

I presume that the persons that complain about the above-mentioned Con's tend to use big quantities of the product, which, in my opinion, is a great error. [The product gives a discreet glowing effect if used properly, so if you are a person that usually likes to "see" the products building up on your face... this is not for you.]

Using a serum underneath - I've had the "Advanced Night repair", even if AM :-) - and the results were amazing ! I have this impression that the final shade of the tint oxidises differently depending upon what I use underneath. No orangey, dark shade with this serum.

Overall - a good product. Hope I will not get an allergy after all...

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Liquid -Estee Lauder -Double Wear Stay in Place Makeup

on 11/1/2017 2:46:00 PM

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Pros:
Medium-high coverage
Very long wearing

Cons:
The fact the bottle has no pump and you have to tip it out is irritating. For the price it should have a pump
Patchy and accentuates dry patches/acne etc
Because its so long wearing the colour is so flat on and dry/dull looking on


Moisturizers -Estee Lauder -Nutritious Vita-Mineral Moisture Creme

on 10/30/2017 8:59:00 PM

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This day cream left a film on my face that I did not like, even during the winter time. I could have used the product up, despite the fact I did not like its "feel", but I stopped when I realized it was also causing slight irritation. YMMV of course, but after trying several items from the Nutritious line, I am staying away.


Liquid -Estee Lauder -Double Wear Stay in Place Makeup

on 10/30/2017 8:32:00 PM

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I wish there were more color ranges for darker warm toned people. Rich caramel is way too orange and rich ginger is too light.


Liquid -Estee Lauder -Double Wear Stay in Place Makeup

on 10/30/2017 10:13:00 AM

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This is hands down my HG, all time favorite foundation. I have really oily, sensitive skin and most of the foundations I have tried over the years had poor lasting power and oil control (by the end of the day I'd look a total mess). This stuff is amazing, I have been using it for about 3 years now and never looked back. My makeup still looks fresh 10 hours later.

PRO's:
- lasting power is amazing, it really does stay in place all day through sweat, heat and humidity.
- mattifying; there's no need to blot or even use a setting powder.
- does not transfer
- excellent coverage

CON's:
- could not find a perfect shade match (I have yellow undertones and use the shade "tawny" which is slightly pink; I was matched by the SA)
- every time I buy a new bottle I find that the price has gone up, its now roughly $42 (US).

TIPS: Be careful of what setting powder you use as the wrong one can make this look cakey. Also use a thin layer of foundation as too much can look cakey as well.

I give this 4 lippies instead of 5 because it's starting to get really pricey, but all in all it is a great foundation.

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Primer/ Corrector -Estee Lauder -The Smoother

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Now this is a lovely silicone gel primer. Not all silicone gel primers are the same. I have tried a lot to name a few... Smashbox photoready original- too silicone and heavy. Lancome la base pro- nice and light but the pump bottle and 25ml high price tag puts me off. Dior Forever primer- too liquid in texture, didn't do anything. Chanel le blanc- more of a highlighter than primer imo.

This primer is really really lightweight, it almost melts into your face like you had applied nothing at all. It's a clear soft gel, has a slight subtle scent, it's not as hard as Smashbox Photoready Original so it easier to spread. My face feels really soft- my skin texture doesn't feel as rough or visible. My pores are still visible but feels smoothed out. It mattifies but doesn't feel heavy or cakey. Foundation glides on better as a result. It provides a really good barrier between skincare and the makeup. I wouldn't say this is a miracle product though, it will just help make foundation application easier and better.


I have actually been mixing lately a tiny bit of the Estee Lauder The Illuminator primer to add a bit more radiance and bounce(I'm ageing late 30's), it works really well with this combination. I also wear sunscreen everyday which happens to be a tad oily, but this primer cuts away all the shine and greasiness so you can apply your foundation without it all going cakey or blotchy. This primer would suit all skin types, although if you are really dry or have mature skin, you might want to mix this with The Illuminator primer like I do. It cost me $50aud for 30ml and comes in a squeeze tube which I really like, I hate pump bottle primers. It is expensive but i'm really happy with these 2 primers and don't feel the need to experiment with other brands and waste money as a result. Estee Lauder make really nice primers, they don't get enough raves. I really hope Estee lauder don't discontinue this gem, because I'm sticking with it forever!

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Liquid -Estee Lauder -Double Wear Stay in Place Makeup

on 10/29/2017 11:46:00 PM

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Used to be good but now they jacked the price by a whole 10 dollars now that more people are using it. Outrageous example of price gouging, and there are so many new foundations coming out in the 30 dollar range that there is no reason to keep buying bottles of Doublewear at 44 bucks. Estee Lauder is ridiculous. AND NO PUMP STILL. THEY WANT YOU TO PAY $10 FOR THE PUMP TOO, IN ADDITION TO RAISING THE PRICE BY $10! WILD!

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Pressed Powders -Estee Lauder -Lucidity Translucent Pressed Powder

on 10/29/2017 4:01:00 AM

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I’ve been using this for some 15 years now and have occasionally fallen for other more hip brands like Bare Minerals, LM and Halo But always returned to this. It does all that it claims and then some. The colour selection is a bit problematic since the lightest is too light for my NC 25 skin and the next is too peachy. I fix it by wearing darker foundation and dusting it generously with the lightest shade. No matter how much I wear it’s never chalky it ashy. Love my Lucidity!


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

on 10/28/2017 1:38:00 PM

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After brand-hopping for years, I returned to an old favorite only to better understand why I left. Unsure if my skin, the formula, or my expectations have changed, but it did nothing to improve my complexion. The over-powering scent leads me to believe that it has far more perfume than any active ingredients. What was I thinking? The search continues, but not at the Estee counter.


Fragrances -Estee Lauder -Bronze Goddess Eau Fraîche Skinscent

on 10/27/2017 10:39:00 PM

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Loooooveeee!!! I don't know if they change this scent year to year, but I bought it this year (the 1.7 oz bottle with the blue ring around the cap base) and I love it. It really smells like the beach...or at least my memories of going to the beach. That sunscreen smell mixed with summer. I have no idea how to describe it. Just perfect. I love this. I will definitely repurchase.


Mascara -Estee Lauder -Sumptuous knockout defining lift and fan mascara

on 10/27/2017 11:52:00 AM

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I decided to give up lash extensions after 2-3 years. I have tried many mascaras in all price ranges and was having a difficult time finding one that did not clump or flake. This is the best one so far. This one does a good job with one coat. One of the reasons that I had lash extensions was the time saving aspect, if I can save a step I will. One coat of this mascara gives me the look that I want. It does not clump or flake on me and my lashes do not look overly coated. It stays in place until I use a makeup remover. I like the brush. This will be my go to for now.

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Liquid -Estee Lauder -Double Wear Stay in Place Makeup

on 10/26/2017 11:28:00 PM

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FIRST, let me say I have extremely sensitive skin. Meaning anything cheap, or small can cause the littlest thing to go wrong with my skin. I've had foundations that turned my skin red, into rashes, into acne outbreaks, basically you name it. This is the FIRST one that I can honestly say didn't. What you see is what you get, other reviews say it oxidizes, but for me it did not. The shades I apply is the shade that's on hours later. I never find myself touching up this foundation. It's build able which I like. If you wanna go light with you can, or if you want that heavier make up look that's possible as well with this estee foundation. It stays on lock down. I have dry skin, so I hydrate with their moisturizer before applying. My mom, is however oily not dry and it works for her as well. Yes, it's a bit pricey but a bottle lasts me three months and that's wearing it just about everyday. I work at Hooters and it with stands all the heat, running around, and looking glamours that my job requires. No questions asked it's my everyday GO TO foundation!


Liquid -Estee Lauder -Double Wear Stay in Place Makeup

on 10/24/2017 7:30:00 AM

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Best foundation ever! I have tried plenty of foundations throughout the years and keep going back to this one. This does not oxidise or start to fall apart on your face throughout the day, it last very long however if applied heavy-handedly it can look very thick and fake on the face so I will advise to apply where you need the most coverage and blend it outwards, that helps it look more natural.

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Liquid -Estee Lauder -Double Wear Light SPF10

on 10/23/2017 2:11:00 PM

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I've bought this product twice. It oxidized in the tube just as it ran out the first time (I don't use a lot, it lasted for a year I think). I wear the lighest shade, and the shade range is a mess. It's too dark and yellow for me in winter.

I have very dry skin, and it works great on my skin anyways. Truly longwear. Not very glowy. More velvet finish.

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