Im NC20 and I use no.2. I have oily skin and a few scars.
When I first swatched this I saw some glitter in it. I asked the SA if it contains shimmer and she stared at me like I was mad and said NO, theres no shimmer in it HAHA
WRONG. There is shimmer in this foundation, not alot but still. I sparkle quite a bit when I wear this. But Im super fussy about sparkles :/
This foundation gives such a light coverage. Its almost too sheer, like a tinted moisturizer.
Its great for summer but to be honest, I would never spend this much money for something that doesnt cover. A friend even commented and said that its NO difference when Im wearing this compared to my naked face.
I have really oily skin and this made me greasy after a few hours.
Its not a bad foundation but it didnt suit my skin.
I will not repurchase.
I have been living off a sample of this for a few days (one sachet is lasting me so far!) but have mixed feeling about his. First, and most importantly for me, is is not breaking me out. But its early days. Secondly, it gives good coverage. I have a fair few acne scars, which are fading, but enough for me to require at least a medium coverage foundation, without having to resort to lots of concealer.
The downside to this is the colour matching. I have this in Intensity 2 (I am about 20/25 in Mac) but the colour is a bit too orange for me. The Intensity 1 is way too light for me, so I could do with 1.5 really. It also shows up every bit of dry skin I have - even after moisturising immediately before applying foundation. I have tried to do it different ways i.e. leaving time between the two, not leaving time. I can still see dry flakes that other foundations don't show. I also notice that my t-zone get oily quite quickly with this, although blotting does sort this out. I suppose that when my dry patches have cleared up (only have them at the moment as I have been using BP) then this may be for me. I have found using clean fingers gives me a sheerer and better finish than using a brush, as using the brush makes it too heavy for me and I can feel it on my face.
So my conclusion is that I would only consider buying this if they extend the range of the colours and my skin is in slightly better condition. And if it doesn't break me out.
I've been very happy with this product for a long time BUT for the fact that I need to buy both no.2 and no.3 and mix them. EL have been in this buisness way too long to provide such a limited shade range. Yes, I agree it's sheer and subtle, so in theory colour matching should be simple as the finish should sort of blend and sink in with no definite colour line but the difference between no2 and no3 is is very apparent on the skin. My ideal shade would be 2.5. I have quite a common skin tone so I can only imagine that there would be a healthy market for an inbetween shade. Other than that gripe, I highly recommend the product. I finish with a light sweep of DW powder. I've been stuck on this foundation for over 2 years now - that is very very good going for me. I have a a whole crate of foundations and the fact that I have repeat purchased this is something to be said. At my age, (combo skin), I would recommend moisturising well beforehand. Good luck .
I really love this foundation. It's hard to find that happy medium between makeup that offers good coverage and yet doesn't look too solid and cakey on your face. This is the best I've yet found for that job. It goes on light, but it still does a great job of blending, and hiding my slightly red nose. Having said that, it's not perfect for every occasion. Sometimes I feel it might be a bit too light for those times when you really want perfect skin. But it's absolutely perfect for everyday wear! I'll definitely buy it again. (I'm very pale and I've got the lightest shade)
I'm a big fan of this foundation. I use the lightest shade possible and it still gives me quite a bit of color, so if you're extremely fair-skinned, I would skip this foundation. I'm pretty fair-skinned with freckles and it doesn't make me look like a ghost. One tube lasts me quite a while along with concealer, and it gives a very natural finish when set with translucent powder. Definitely my go-to foundation.
I have developed a sort of love-hate relationship with ELDWL. Love that it is light coverage. Love that it will last all day. Love that it is neither greasy or drying. Love that it is not cakey. Hate the shade range. As the coverage is very light, I think EL is banking on "exact match" being less of an issue. They are partly correct. While the sheer would cover a wider range than a medium or full cover product, there is still some "fringe" at the edges-I am NW25ish and shade 2 is a bit on the light side, but there is such a color jump from 2 to 3 that 3 is too dark. So either I buy both and blend, or use 2 and extra bronzer, or buy 3 and use some product to lighten it out. I prefer a one step foundation. As I otherwise actually do like the product, like the feel, love the way it wears and lasts, I will give 4 lippies. Penalty for limited shade range, which I acknowledge is more a me issue than a product issue. If the shades work for you, definitely recommend if you are looking for a long lasting, light cover foundation.
I still find this foundation to be too heavy on myself. Coverage is good but abit too dry for my skin. Still prefer a tinted moisturiser for a light coverage.
The foundation is best applied with fat top kabuki (sigma f80). It gives a medium to full coverage. Because the spf is only 10 I have to use extra sunblock under the foundation (elta md physical sunblock spf 45 - matte finish and skip the estee lauder concealor and primer. The primer is useless) and either maybelline dream matte or estee lauder double matte depends on my mood to set the foundation :) - BTW I'm intensity 2 - And 2NW2 on invisible fluid. To remove this foundation I use shiseido ultimate cleansing oil on the makeup, massage it for 10-15 sec and wipe it with tissue then repeat another round of cleansing oil but this time i rinse it with water. After rinse off the cleansing oil I wash my face with this history of whoo whitening cleansing foam twice to make sure i don't have any make up left. I've been using this everyday for last 2 months and so far so good. No break out yet.
It's really hard to work with it no matter how quick you are, dries up real fast. Felt very dry on my face and uncomfortable. Also broke me out -at least a zit- whenever I used it. The color looked orange as it dried. After a while, I let the whole bottle sit in the drawer beyond expiry date and it never got much use. What a pitty and waste of money!
Love this foundation. Never thought I would want something with more than sheer coverage, but very easy to blend and you certainly can use just where you need it, rather than all over your face if required. Definitely looks very natural and just as if you have very good skin tone. Covers most of my imperfections, but still need concealer for any recent blemishes. I put some translucent loose powder over the top and it stays fresh most of the day. I still blot with rice papers halfway through the day, but I think I always will, whatever the foundation as part of my routine. Only issue is the packaging, I wish it came in a bottle with a pump as the tube is messy and needs constant wiping - it doesn't seem to stop coming out, even when you put the lid back on. Almost replaced with Lancome Miracle Teint, but the Lancome broke me out badly so pleased I only had a sample of it. Went straight back to Doublewear Light and my skin cleared immediately! Must learn not to stray again!