This foundation covers great, lasts all day and looks flawless. At first i loved it because it would cover all my acne completely.. not long after the fact did i start to hate it. I used it for the first time in august and my face is still recovering from it and it is december. It clogged my pores so bad and make me break out terribly. Literally the worst foundation ever. I had a few pimples here and there before i used this but ever since i used this my skin has been horrendous. Never again
I am still on the search for the perfect foundation for me. After reading countless reviews, I thought this would be the one, but I was wrong. It begins to dry as soon as you apply it to your skin so if you don't blend uickly, you'll have dry streaks on your face. The coverage isn't full, it's more of a medium coverage, and if you apply more it will give you that too-much makeup look. Also, for this to be called "Double Wear", it wears away pretty quickly. I will apply it, then in a few hours I check a mirror and it has worn off in places. Once this foundation sets, it makes your skin look dry and cracked and it feels tight. Another thing I didn't like is that the foudnation cost $37 and it didn't even come with a pump. I had to spend another $8 to buy the MAC Foundation pump (which fit the EL bottle perfectly) to get the foundation out of the glass bottle. In all, this foundation was a huge letdown.
This is a HG foundation for me. I don't wear this foundation everyday i save it for more special occasions or occasions where i feel like i want more coverage or longevity. I apply with a real techniques stippling brush and its lovely.
- Fantastic coverage (it's full coverage by my standards but probably medium to some others)
- Doesn't look cakey, at all
- Great colour range
- doesn't oxidise and go orange
- lasts all day and does't get shiny
- And for the product quality, its not too pricey
- i have combination skin and this doesn't catch any dry spots
- i dont like the glass bottle- it does look lovely but im such a klutz i've dropped 2 bottles already and they smash everywhere
- I personally like the no pump- but i know this is a big issue for some people
- As you apply it it dries quite quickly so you need to apply it and blend it out straight away. You dont need to rush or anything but dont start to apply it than remember you left bacon on the stove because it makes the blending out process quite difficult
All in all i love this foundation and would recommend it to anyone looking for a med-full coverage, semi-matte flawless finish that lasts all day. I have personally bought 5 bottles of this and can't see myself never not having one.
i love this foundation!! I have combination skin that gets oily throughout the workday, moderate acne and large pores. I had been faithfully using kat von d's tattoo lock it foundation, for probably the last 6 months. I was looking for a similarly full coverage foundation, oil control, oil free, that wouldn't clog my pores, and look more natural than kat von d's lock it.
This fits the bill! My pores don't seem to be as clogged since I switched, my face stays matte for atleast 6 hours at work before needing to blot (if needing to at all), the coverage is amazing without looking cakey and this foundation has STAYING POWER. my makeup literally doesn't budge. I very lightly dust tarte's setting powder over my tzone after application, but thats it!
Seriously loving this foundation. And, it hasn't broke me out. (my skin is clearer since switching as well.) Tawny is my color, yellow undertoned nc35ish skin.
This has been my holy grail foundation for the last 5 years. It gives such flawless coverage but still manages to look relatively natural. I get compliments on my skin all the time while I am wearing this. It is true that the new version is a little runnier and slightly less coverage, but this still lasts the entire day with hardly any touch-ups needed. I have combination skin with larger pores and moderate acne, and this covers most of my pores and scarring. I agree it can be drying at times but this is a satin-matte foundation. It is not touted as being natural or moisturizing so those with dry skins should stay away. Some have rated it poorly because they prefer a "glowy" finish, and it would be like if I rated a dewy-finish foundation poorly because it didn't suit my oily skin. If you use a good primer and moisturizer for your skin type, this will likely look flawless. I will always have this as a staple in my makeup routine.
This is a review on the ELDW new formula.
I hate this product. I didn't get to use the old formula so I can't comment on the differences between the two, but as foundations go, this is just apalling.
The range of colours I actually think is pretty good. The price isn't bad considering it's a premium foundation. The application, however, leaves much to be desired.
I'll keep it short and sweet:
- It applied terribly. I've read that you need to blend this stuff quickly...I didn't think they meant in SECONDS. This stuff doesn't blend whatsoever. When I tried to spread it over my face, it pretty much fell a part. There were huge gaps where I spread the foundation with my finger and it ended up looking like a mottled, horrible mess.
- Quite drying initially (coming from someone with oily skin) but over the course of the day, my skin got very oily and what was left of the foundation seemed to melt away.
- Flawless finish? HA! The only way I can describe the finish is if you've literally just applied your foundation and then someone throws a towel in your face (hard) and you don't try and patch it up.
- It doesn't work with my finishing powder. Come on! It's Laura Mercier loose finishing powder!!
Don't buy it. I won't!
I got this product for a change from Lancome's Teinte Idole, which I've been using for over a year. I have had some breakouts and wanted something with more coverage and without silicone.
What a disappointment! This product really dried out my skin- like sucked all the moisture out of it. I put makeup all over my face and eyes, and this product burned my eyes (I think due to the sunscreen). I've never had this problem with Lancome.
I found that because it was so drying, it settled into my wrinkles and made me look worse, even though it did cover my other imperfections. There is certainly no transfer of this product- it is literally glued to your skin until you wash it off.
I returned this product after using it for a week.
I like yellow undertoned foundation and I just can't get the right shade with EL DW! Cashew is slightly too dark, Tawny is too beige, Rattan, too pale.
It gives excellent coverage, although the formula is a little too thick for me and I think it can look little mask-like some times. It stays on for ages, but this also means it's a bit hard to remove. It's quite expensive at £28.50 and I do prefer foundations with a pump as you waste less product and it's more hygienic.
I have not tried the DW Light, but would like to!
Unfortunately I didn't love this foundation for many reasons a lot of which were my own fault.
I wanted to try a high end foundation (thinking that maybe it would do wonders for my skin because I paid more money for it: wrong) one this is definitely wrong for my dry patchy skin type. It feels heavy on the skin to me even when I mix with something more fluid like a lotion. It does dry to a matte finish which is not my cup of tea I prefer luminosity above all else. If you do not blend it well enough you can see the spots where foundation is applied. I also don't like it to look like I'm wearing much makeup and this looks a bit cakey on my skin (dry patches of course) giving away that I'm trying to look flawless but failing at doing so. I also ordered it online so I didn't get a good idea of what shade was proper for me and because they have soooo many colors it was really hard to choose.
My tips for anyone interested in this product
1. Make sure you are color matched at a counter, wear it about for a day, then make a decision about buying it because it is quite pricey
2. Have a compatible skin type with the foundation, I would not recommend to anyone with dry skin
3. blend very well before it sets I would work in sections
1. Noticeable high quality, the packaging is very pretty
2. Long lasting for sure
3. Great coverage
4. Large color range
Cons (for my skin)
3. heavy packaging (glass obviously)
4. No pump, pouring on the back of my hand isn't my favorite
EDIT: I recently started noticing that Rattan would look really dark by the end of the day. I'll continue to make use of it by mixing it with a lighter foundation, but once I run out I'll have to look into getting 2W1 Dawn.
I was at Sephora one day intending to grab some samples of MUFE HD. The SA I asked also offered a sample of Double Wear, which she claimed was a favourite for her oily skin. Before this I was using Kat von D's Lock It for those days when I needed extra coverage or when I had little time left to finish my morning routine, and for a long time I felt deterred from buying or trying Double Wear by hardcore loyalists to the old formula. I certainly cannot compare the two versions, but to this date Double Wear is the longest-wearing foundation I've found for my face, and after going through my sample I bought a bottle and returned the Kat von D.
The sample I was given was in 2W2 Rattan, which, despite its very yellow-orange appearance in the container, turned out to be the best match (though a touch dark) for my yellow-olive, NC25-30 (closer to NC30) skin. In fact, it's yellow enough that I don't feel the need to use my Ben Nye Banana Powder to hide the pink or ashy look that most base products give me; I prefer to set this with a paler, neutral-to-warm-toned powder to counteract the slightly dark colour.
One of aspects that had me hooked was how well the product adhered to my skin. When it sets it really feels like it won't budge, and because of this I don't need a lot of setting powder at all. I didn't think it was possible, but I find the finish a little TOO matte for my liking, which I remedy by applying a bit of highlighter on the high points of my face.
Many have complained of the level of coverage, but I definitely think that even for the new Double Wear it leans full--it covers all but the darkest of my acne scars. For those who prefer medium coverage, only a tiny amount is needed.
By around the six-hour mark, my nose looks shiny, and the rest of my face looks satiny, but not oily. The foundation doesn't get patchy from the oils of my skin--this has been a HUGE problem for me with virtually every foundation I've tried. With a primer on and around my nose I can keep the area from entering greasy territory for nine hours, which I've never experienced until now. I'm hoping that it'll still hold up nicely in warmer weather.
What I don't like about Double Wear is the bottle. Although pretty, it definitely isn't travel-friendly, and the lack of a pump makes it less convenient.
Small flaws aside, Double Wear is my new favourite foundation for full, long-wearing coverage. For those who are curious about it, don't let the negative reviews put you off, as it's still a great formula!