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on 8/20/2015 10:49:00 PM
More reviews by aenflex
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse
I don't need more than light coverage. I typically mix a dab of TM or light coverage foundation with my tinted mineral sunscreen. I've been using Superbalanced liquid for about 9 months. I like the matte, non-greasy feel and finish of the Superbalanced. But sometimes when I want a bit of brightness, I mix a bit of Strobe in w/my sunscreen-foundation mix. Got this as a sample, 02 Light, I beleive. Used it the same, adding a bit to my sunscreen. WOW! I really like it. It imparts a lovely but totally not greasy glow. I found it very natural. Very similar to the effect of adding Strobe cream to my foundation/SPF mix. But one less product and step! I also found the finish to last a solid 6 hours. It didn't accentuate lines and dry patches, didn't cake and was just a pleasure to use. It's thicker than you'd think, definitely more creamy than runny. And I appreciate the coverage, which IMO is quite good for a BB. I like it much better than Moisture Surge TM by Clinique and Guerlain Meteorites Baby Glow, both of which I found just a tad too greasy in the afterfeel department. I believe I will purchase this when my jar of Superbalanced runs out.
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on 8/6/2015 10:47:00 PM
More reviews by amileigh
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I got a sample size of this and def wouldn't buy it. I wish this product worked for me..it is very lightweight, it was slightly dewy without making my skin feel greasy, and the color matched my skin well...but the coverage was so sheer that there was absolutely no coverage at all. I have dark undereye circles I have to cover and I've had good foundations that cost less than this that cover my flaws without having to use a concealer... But this is a bb cream, not a foundation. I think someone with really great skin would love this product, it's just not for me. I also find the price steep for what it is.
on 8/4/2015 11:05:00 AM
More reviews by nazlicanerdogan
Hair: Other, Other, Other
Very very very disappointing...
on 6/22/2015 8:43:00 AM
More reviews by Valmerc
Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Straight, Medium
This is a great tinted moisturiser (even though it is advertised as a BB cream). Stays on long, blends well, barely noticeable. The texture is thick.Relatively heavy coverage for a tinted moisturiser, does rub off if you apply it too thick.Squeeze bottle is good.Average price, slightly higher side.
on 5/17/2015 9:08:00 PM
More reviews by Jesson2312
Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm
Hair: Black, Other, Other
I got a small sample of this last week (enough to last me a whole week or more). So far I've used it twice. I found the product hard to apply and spread, but the finish is very nice and dewy as you would expect from a BB cream. Throughout the day, my skin felt like it was being drained of all it's moisture and every smile I felt like my skin was cracking, it felt so irritating and itchy. I gave it another go the next day, which was a big mistake! Dried my skin out and now I have dry flaky skin... Very disappointed, I really wanted to like this. Would probably be good on someone who normally has normal to oily skin and likes a dewy finish.
on 4/17/2015 10:05:00 PM
More reviews by FeminineWoman
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Straight, Coarse
When I ordered Pleasures Flower online, received this as one of my samples from EL. Sample came in shade 01-Light and surprised to find it is a bit too dark on my light/medium skin tone. Easy to apply - no tugging and dragging, does an average job evening skin tone, and longevity is good. However, it is semi-drying, and this type of matte finish is what I refer to as a "flat matte." It makes my mature, dry skin look dull and drab. This bb cream would probably work best for one with combo or oily skin, imo.
on 4/14/2015 7:53:00 PM
More reviews by kmg85
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium
Based on my FIRST impression, I hated this stuff. I hated the way it applied to the way it initially sat on my skin. However, after letting it settle onto my skin for about 15 minutes, I noticed it totally transformed. My first thought was "OMG, did I actually just spend $50+ on a BB cream that is awful!?"At first it accentuated every little peach fuzz hair on my face and was pretty hard to blend. I used my fingers since it has SPF 30 in it. Glad I didn't use a brush! Next time I will try a damp sponge.This BB cream stay put all day long and still looked good until I washed it off. However, I still needed to apply concealer to hide a few old acne scars. Coverage is very sheer, so you need near to perfect skin to pull this off.I highly doubt I will repurchase this again. My favourite BB cream is by Marcelle, and it's less than half the price available at Shoppers.
on 4/2/2015 2:47:00 PM
More reviews by seven12
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm
I think Estee Lauder just missed the mark with this product. I love the entire Double Wear Line, and I was so excited that they finally made a product for Normal- Dry skin. However, this product is really nothing special. It made my skintone look very even and radiant and I didn't have any issues with the longevity. But for $40+ (after tax), I expect a foundation to go above and beyond evening out my skintone, and this just... didn't. Honestly, you could do a blind test with this and tell people it was a $10 drugstore product and they still wouldn't be impressed.So what I do like about this, is the luminous natural coverage. It does have spf 30, which is decent, and it contains a few beneficial ingredients like hyaluronic acid and aloe. I also like the 1 oz squeeze tube, which is hygienic and perfect for travel. I was disappointed by the moisturizing ability of this BB. I experienced flaking on my forehead and tightness/ itching on my cheeks. But what I hate the most is the price. Why, Estee? Why?! This is a $25 product, max. There's just nothing about it that makes it worth 3-5x more than a drugstore product. For the record, I think the price of DW Light and regular DW foundation are justified. You apply a small amount in the morning and it's still flawless when you go to take it off. That is magical and worth every penny. But this? Not so much. I will not repurchase this. My favorite BB will always be Skin79 Diamond Prestige. It improves skin tone and texture with continued use, goes on super smooth and stays on for a long time. It's such a superior product to this DW BB and for less money, too.
on 3/9/2015 12:37:00 AM
More reviews by anita2336
Skin: Oily, Medium, Not Sure
Horrible! Made my skin much more oily, wouldn't blend properly with my contour and the just looked like a blob on my skin! It barely held up for longer then an hour in the humidity during my trip to South Asia so I barely used it... Disappointed considering it came so highly recommended by the sephora SA !
on 12/5/2014 5:43:00 PM
More reviews by zoeclare1979
Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure
So I got this a few days ago in shade 3.5 a yellow based time equivalent to tawny in the original. So far so good. Gave adequate coverage buffed on and then I add concealer in areas I need extra cover. Set with powder and stayed on most of my face all day. Disappeared a little on chin and forehead but overall a lovely finish
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