This was a little pricey around the $40 range. Although, the quality of the product is amazing. It makes my face look super smooth and covers well. No complaints there. I would recommend this.
I didn't expected this powder as a pure powder WITHOUT foundation on it. I let the SA give some trial look, she put 1N1 (ivory nude) and 1N2 (ecru) on me; as you know the counter's light very bright so sometimes I wrong to pick the right shades; every SA always give me their lightest shades which I'm not match at all. The powder itself completely amazing; very smooth, very silky, and very pigmented. It also had a very good oil control, after 4 hours my face didn't oily at all (if you combined this with double wear fdt, it will last longer and last flawless). I choose 3W1 (tawny); the SA already told me that this shade will make my face a little bit darker. Next day, I tried this powder to go to office, and everybody said my face looks VERY NATURAL like I’m not wearing any makeup. It 100% perfectly match my skin tone.
Very pricey, they sell the powder and the pact separately, so you have to pay extras.
- I love Estee Lauder because they have many color range especially for Asian women that have warm-yellow undertones.
- Very natural-satin finish look, it didn't give you matte or dewy finish look, but it just so damn natural, that’s all.
- Buildable coverage.
When I was in London about six weeks ago I suddenly broke out really bad. Worst break-out in years, probably. So, short of a foundation (usually I just use a blotting powder), I went to an Estee Lauder counter & bought this on a whim. I remembered having the Double Wear Liquid foundation years ago which I was very happy with but I chose to go with the powder make-up this time instead. I'm a MAC NC15 & was matched 1N1 Ivory Nude which was a nice fit. It looked natural, the coverage was perfect, not dry or powdery but just on the right side of dewy. I liked it a lot! Now here's the problem: I have a very oily T-zone. Very. Very. And unfortunately "Double Wear" meant nothing on my skin. After two hours my nose & chin looked awful. I had to blot constantly afterwards, like every hour or so. By the end of a eight hour working day the powder started to melt off my skin and that just looked very unfortunate, to put it mildly. Meanwhile I have put it aside. Maybe it would work during winter; I really don't know. In my opinion this powder foundation would be great for people with dry to very dry skin. I give it two lippies for the beautiful colour & finish because that just looks great when applied. But really, as a foundation that's got "Double wear stay in place" in its name I expect oil control for at least 4 hours? I know I need to blot, don't get me wrong but not after two hours already. Very unhappy with this. A classic mispurchase.
I recently purchased this in Cool Bone, the same shade of Double Wear liquid that I use every day. I was told by the assistant to buy the powder in the same shade, but this is NOT the same colour at all! As soon as I applied this powder over my foundation, it was a ghastly orange shade and I actually had to go and remove all of my makeup and start again. A very expensive mistake. I would recommend that you try this powder in the store rather than buying your normal DW shade, especially at the price of £29 a pop. I would love to be able to review this powder's texture, lasting power, etc. but I can't stand the sight of it on my face and would not wear it out in public. Considering that Cool Bone is the lightest shade available here (other than translucent), it's incredibly dark and I'm so disappointed.
This is the best powder I've ever used. I've used it for many years, I always come back to it cause nothing can compare. It doesn't settle into fine lines or pores. It doesn't clog ur pores or make u break out. It's just amazing & I'll always buy it! Blows Mac's skin finish out of the water :D
I like this for when I can't be bothered to do a full foundation routine. I use it over top of liquid foundation to set it using either a powder brush or the smooth side of the sponge it comes with. I used it over my liquid foundation for my wedding and it lasted all day. It can build up a little around nose if I get sweaty but its not too bad. Great for touch ups during day and shine and redness control.
I found this powder to be quite good on its own for no makeup days.
this is my best powder i have been using it for years now, it is absolutely great and don't leave powder mark on my cloths and scarves, it blend well on my skin and dont couse break out i already repurchased it twice <3
I wanted a powder than would hold my foundation in place and make my skin more matte.
I have the shade "translucent" but it does have a colour, quite an orange colour for those with pale skin. The powder cakes, you can very clearly see it on the skin, it settles in laugh lines, under your eyes and gets caught on the tiny peach fuzz hairs everyone has, making you look "furry". It is very talc-like. I have normal skin but my mum has oily skin and this lasts about 2-3 hours before her nose starts looking oily again.
I love love love this foundation powder! Estee Lauder's entire DW line is AHHHMAZING !! This powder stays in place pretty much all day and smooths the look of lines, blemishes and pores. It's perfect to wear alone or over BB, CC cream OR a primer! It's also great to wear over liquid foundation for a fuller coverage! The only problem I have with it is that even a touch too much can look cakey and feel drying (like a powdery feel). Other than that, I recommend it to anyone who likes long wear medium to full coverage foundation powder.