Purchased based on MUA recommendations. Have repurchased three times. Offers medium coverage that can build to cover well. Somewhat thicker consistency on skin, can feel heavy at times and I have learned I need to start with thin layer and slowly build. I have sensitive, combo, clog prone skin. I find it is not drying on me, not does it make me overly oily. In winter currently I do not need powder or blotting. But warmer temps I use powder over it and occassionally need to blot. Has lasting power and lasts on me for a full 8 hour day. I usually use washcloth with my cleaner to remove as it is so lasting and needs real removal by nighttime. Good color match for my ivory based pale skin. I use Intensity 1.0. I like to use the matching concealer over it. The packaging is not very attractive but the squeeze tube is good for getting all product out and not wasting any. It is also on the expensive side but for me it is worth it because I need the coverage for dark spots and evening out redness and dark circles.
I really like the packaging of this tube. Its hygienic and easy to control the amount of product you want out. I'm using 2.0, its a perfect match for my NC20/25 complexion. It blends right in without being detectable and lasts all day. I feel that it makes me look more awake and hides my imperfections without looking heavy.
THE BEST all day complete coverage makeup that looks and feels all natural all day. *Must be paired with the concealer to look good. If you want long lasting coverage that doesnt eventually set into lines and cause that thick look then this is the only one I have yet to find..the perk is not only does it last and look natural but it gives that supple youthfulness to your skin. I use the concealer under eyes around crease and over "frown lines" so less visable. I have freckles and this covers if I want it to. My cousin uses it to have coverage for her acne on her cheeks..her past foundation the max coverage double wear looked cackie over her blemishes. I have uploaded a pick where I am wearing the Double Wear light and the bonze goddess bronzer.
The best thing about this is the hygenic tube.
The color range is limiting. I had shade 2.0- it was an ok match.
The smell is horrific- it's so pungent, I was surprised at how few others mentioned it.
After i got past it, it dissipated- but the foundation made my face itch ultimately.
Not for me. And the smell- grrr. Glad it was a sample- won't be purchasing.
I love everything about this makeup. Let's start with the raves: the medium is the most perfect match for my skin (NC30). A little goes a long way and it blends like a dream with my fingers. No primer is needed. It lasts all freaking day long. It doesn't cake, it doesn't settle into my fine lines, it doesn't float, it doesn't oxidize and best of all, it covers everything while still looking natural. This looks just as great when I get home from work as it did when I put it on 10-11 hours earlier. This is by far the closest I've found to a 'my skin but better' product. Absolutely no break outs. The packaging is terrific, I can get every last drop out by cutting the tube. Price is reasonable.Now, for the rants. *sounds crickets*
I wish I had found this sooner. It would have saved me a lot of money.
UPDATE: I still love this but I think they reformulated w/o the SPF 10, just FYI.
I love this foundation. This is my HG in summer or when I want good coverage. I'm lucky that I found one to match my skin tone very well as the shade selection is very poor.
I use Bourjois 10hr sleep effect for now because I don't need the coverage this provides and after having my bottle of this for a year, it started to itch on my cheeks at the end of the day. (Probably expired but the tube has lasted me along time with everyday use). It is way too expensive but worth it. Regular Double Wear is much too heavy for me to wear. This is much lighter.
I will say I don't like the scent of it but it's not too bad. And you have to work with it very fast as it sets quickly. It also doesn't oxidize, I use less concealer due to the coverage this provides on pimples and it doesn't break me out or make me oily faster.
However, you have to cleanse really well to get this stuff off at the end of the day. But at least it's not as heavy as MAC's Studio Fix Fluid. Another con is that the bottle sometimes squirts out too much product so I have to fiddle with it to get it to suck it back into the tube and the tube can get messy.
I wrote that I'd repurchase but it's more like a maybe as I'm sure there are foundations out there just like this but for a better price. We shall see :o)
(edited to add: I went back to this from the Bourjois foundation because of the transferring problem of 10hr sleep effect and I was breaking out badly and needed more coverage. This hardly transfers and does a good job of controlling the oil on my face. And I love the coverage!)
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This is my go too foundation, I usually wear this or Mac Studio Fix Fluid!
•Stays on all day
•Thick, so good coverage
•Doesnt make me break out
•Heavy on the skin
•Coverage wears off through out the day
•Drys out skin
•You have to work fast with it, or it looks uneven
I am on my third tube of this and I LOVE IT!!! its the best foundation I have tried yet and I don't plan on changing it. It is quite expensive, at £27.50 however it lasts for months....even if you use it every day. I tend to save up beauty points from the store I buy it from and so I always buy with my points. Its only flaw really is if you don't moisturise before, it can look a bit uneven (I have dry patches on my cheeks) but other than that. perfect!!!
Just finishing off a big sample pot of this thanks to the lovely sales team at the EL counter at House of Fraser. I have ordered the full size tube. This is an old-tech, super long wearing, matt finish foundatin. It's not subtle (even when applied thinly, it still gives a 'made up' look) but it gives good coverage, smooths pores a bit, and copes with the hideously oily t-zone very well indeed. The compromise with this is driven by the fact that I have very combination skin with horrendously oily t-zone and very dry undereye/cheek area. So, I have to bias any foundation to the oily skin products. Alas, it's super drying in the undereye/cheek area, but I'll tolerate this for the freedom of putting makeup on at 8am and not having to blot, powder, or touch up in any way at all until after 4pm. It's not an HG product (for that, I'd like the mattifying performance but with 'like skin but better' invisibility - this product probably doesn't exist). Meantime, it's a pragmatic choice for when you want super long lasting coverage without having to check for oil breakthrough or worry about doing touchups for many, many hours. The squeezy tube is light, portable and suitable for travel too. Performance per £ is good, justifying the uplift on price from the Revlon Colourstay market. EDIT: this foundation performs poorly once blotted and re-touched with a powder foundation later in the day. Settled a bit into pores and skin started to look older and tired by 8pm. Switched to the Bobbi Brown Long Wear Even Finish, which did outform this EL foundation in winter, we'll see how the BB goes in summer. I'll hang onto the EK meantime, but it's definitely giving my skin an older look than other products.
I'm on my 3rd tube now. Feels light but do not really control oil. Still using this as I've not found any that is better. However intending to switch to shiseido sun protection liquid protection as it has better SPF protection.