Fantastic foundation. I have an excessively oily T-zone, but my chin gets really chapped and dry in the winter, which makes finding a foundation nearly impossible. This is definitely the best I have used so far. Used with Clinique's Stay Matte Pressed Powder, my T-zone stays matte longer than it has with any other product, and even when it becomes oily, it looks dewey rather than greasy. This foundation DOES NOT SMUDGE, which is a huge plus after using MAC's Studio Sculpt which slips and slides after a few hours. I'm an NC-25 or 30, and I use the colour "Dawn", and the colour is absolutely perfect (in MAC, NC-25 is too light, NC-30 is too dark, and "Dawn" is that perfect in-between). The foundation spreads on like butter as well.
Problems: Initally, it accentuated my dry chin, which would start flaking by the end of the day. I fixed this by NOT using the Clinique powder on my chin, and the flaking stopped (it was probably caused by a combination of oil-control powder and foundation). My advice would be to pair this with a "For Normal Skin" powder, as an oil-obsorbing one may be too drying (I use the MAC mineralize pressed powder and it's a good match). I'l have to echo what everyone else says and say it needs a pump, too, as getting it out of the bottle is awkward.
Overall, an absolutely superhero foundation.
Heard so many amazing things about this foundation but never enough to make me go out and buy it. One day I bought the Estée Lauder advanced night repair and while I was at the counter, thought to myself I may as well get a sample to see what all of the fuss was about. Now I know. It is an amazing foundation. I have extremely oily skin and this foundation is the only one I've found that is long lasting and keeps my face fairly matte for the longest amount of time (provided I use a primer such as benefits porefessional underneath). When applying it everyday I use a beauty blender and the finish is amazing. I have tried many foundations both high end as well as drugstore and I have to say, I can wear this from morning to night and all it would need to keep it looking amazing is a dust of powder and you'll be right to go. My new holy grail everyday foundation! Give it a try - you won't regret it!
im undecided whether to buy this product again! ive used it for years and inbetween have always chopped and change foundation but always returned to this one!! ... my skin type is dry/ combination... my t zone tends to get oily mid day and i am prone to hormonal acne (usually along the lower part of my face )..... I wear fake tan so i always wear a warmer shade to what my natural colour is and with double wear there is soooo many different shades i had plenty of choice! The estee lauder consultant actually colour matched me to one of their newer shades called "Rattan" to me this was a perfect colour as it had an almost yellow undertone which fitted perfectly with my fake tan! theres no lying when saying that DW definatley provides and amazing coverage for those days where i do have break outs and need a quick fix for a flawless skin finish! its a very long lasting foundation so i never have to top this up during the day.... however the only down side i do find is some days it can appear very cakey , i used a foundation brush and swear by it for a more even finish but some days in natural light this foundation does look very cakey! although this gives me a very doll like flawless finish i did find when removing my make up my skin was left veryyyyyyyy dried out! and after ive been using this for a few months i start to get tiny spots across my cheeks and nose, im very hot on skincare , i use an entire lancome routine , face wash, exfoliator , cleanser, toner and their hydrazen moisturiser ! i also use guerlains super aqua serum in the evening to give my skin and extra hydration boost! so i knoe its nott my skincare routine, i read a few other views online and other girls of a similar age have said its caused further break outs and is very drying! so its catch 22 ... make up wise this product is amazing and definatley covers all my blemishes and makes me look flawless however as soon as my make up is off its a different story...perfect make up but definatley doesnt respond well with MY skin .. thats not to say it wont work with yours :-)
this is a wonderful full coverage foundation with a Matt finish, it stay all day, with my combination to slight oilly skin,it stays all day on my skin. but it is not my number one, my favorite still Guerlain. here is the pros and cons of double wear: pro: full coverage /all day long lasting /small amount for each use /wide selection of colors cons: package hard to use, unhygiene opening /a bit cakeky, too heavy for daily use,makes my poles bigger than normal
Fabulous product! I really wanted to take the time to review it to balance out some of the negative feedback regarding this new formula. This foundation is:
- fluid enough to make it easy to apply but dries pretty fast with a smooth almost matte finish
- looooong lasting with no cakeyness what so ever, better than Revlon Color Stay which is itself better than most. Although my oily t zone can get a bit shiny after about 5 h, the foundation still stays put and looks natural
- transfer resistant, it is the only one that does not rub into clothes or the smart phone's screen
- perfect skin tone match
The only change i would suggest is related to the packaging, EL should consider adding a pump to avoid contamination and wasting too much product when trying to get it to pour out of the bottle.
this is AMAZING!!!!! I've tried soooo many foundations from drug store to high end and this is my FAVORITE!!! amazing coverage without any cakeyness and it looks flawless!
I am not familiar with the old formula so I cannot compare the two. I am VERY IMPRESSED with the current formula but I can relate to those reviewers who have complained that the formula is too thick and too fast-drying. I also find it to be rather tacky for some time after application although it does dry to a powder finish and leaves you with a flawless SOLID MEDIUM to FULL COVERAGE result.
THE COLOR RANGE:
There is a very generous color range. Cool, Neutral and Yellow skintones are all catered for and women of color will have no problem finding the perfect shade, even here in Australia the counter stocks a great selection.
I used a beauty blender to apply this foundation because I have dry sensitive skin and cannot buff product onto my face because it will cause flaking and irritation. I applied very well and dried to a beautyful POWDER FINISH. Although this product is marketed at oily skin, I have very DRY SKIN and it work well for me provided I have moisturised well.
NB The thickness and HIGHLY PIGMENTED nature of this foundation caused permanent stains on my beautyblender.
The longevity of this foundation is SECOND TO NONE. I have very noticeable laughlines which often catch product and leave very noticeable lines however to my delight this foundation did not crease at my laugh lines! I was wearing the TOO FACED Primed and Poreless underneath which I do with all my foundations. I believe the staying power of this particular foundation is superior irrespective of the fact that I had a primer on. Not untill the 6th hour did I notice any shine on my nose.
NB This product will oxidize and become darker. If you are averse to this I suggest you purchase one shade lighter than your skintone.
Given this is a high-end foundation the $50 AUD price tag is very reasonable!
I will be buying this product over and over again! It is an excellent foundation for evening or special occasions.
If you would prefer a drugstore alternative, Revlon Colorstay is said to be a dupe of this foundation. I have only tried Colorstay on the back of my hand so I cannot confirm or refute this claim. The consistency did seem relatively similar though. Still, I believe that you always get what you pay for.
I have used many foundations in my lifetime and only wear medium full coverage foundation due to my oily skin, I have tried tinted moisturizers, bbs, luminous foundations, powder foundations, but they all rub off in a few hours, therefore full coverage budge proof makeup is for me.
I am NC37-NC40, I bought 3W2 CASHEW and its the best match I have ever gotten in my life. (Even Mac, NARS, lancome, Smashbox foundations never matched me, closest company was Chanel). This winter I am around NC35, so I have bought 2W2 Rattan. I wished there was a color between Rattan and Cashew which I feel Tawny 3W1 is too neutral compared to very yellow CASHEW. If you notice Cashew is noted as 3W1 in Resilience Lift foundation, wierd.
Anyway, This foundtion is a great foundation and photographs way better than the last formula which was too chalky and white looking.
I really do like this foundation! I got matched with ECRU and while sometimes I think it can look a little too light for my skin tone, in most lights it looks natural. I like medium-full coverage because I do have some acne spots and scars. I generally use a stipple brush (like Real Techniques) because a little does go a long way. The formula is thin considering the coverage level. This covers like a dream and I don't need concealer. This absolutely lasts and does not transfer! I am a grad student and do walk across campus and then go in buildings that can be a very different climate than outside and this holds up pretty well.
The downside that I have noticed is that it really doesn't work well with dry skin and dry winter air. It has dried my skin out and even changing moisturizers and cleansers, this doesn't seem to work for me during the winter months. I have even tried DW Light and the DW powder, but those are also a little too drying. The other downside is that this foundations is not forgiving once it has set - which means if you want to touch up a section, like over an acne spot or if it settled in a crease - forget it. You can wipe it off with a rag and some water, but it will be visible where you tried to touch-up.
Otherwise, a really great foundation.
I have been looking for a good coverage foundation that lasts at least 8 hours (school) and that matches my neutral toned pale skin and that also went with my dry skin. I got matched to the pink toned colour (a good colour for my pale skin) but I thought It might be too pink so I asked for the neutral toned one instead. This matched me perfectly and I was very happy until I applied it the next day. But when I got home from school I was bright pink/orange and it rubbed off my nose and cheeks completely. I looked a mess. I am pretty disappointed and for nearly £30 it is not worth it spend your money on something else