I think it's safe to say this is my winter foundation. I'd have to buy a different shade in summer which would be very expensive because my skin has different degrees of tan through the year.
Foundations work very differently to everyone. Double Wear Light is probably the perfect foundation for me! I don't have significant blemishes, so a layer of this product (I apply with the Make Up Forever foundation brush) is enough to give my skin a flawless finish. I don't like matte foundations... This one is the perfect balance between matte and dewy. Doesn't look shiny at all. Looks beautiful and really, really natural. Some people can't even tell I use foundation, I'd say it's a great accomplishment.
Best foundation I've tried so far. I would repurchase. I should, actually. I switched to HD from MUFE and I regret it deeply.
I bought this product 2 weeks ago. I told the SA that I wanted a medium coverage foundation with a mat finish that would last all day. I also told her I read good reviews on the internet about the regular Double Wear foundation and that I'd like to try it. She told me that the regular DW would be too heavy for my skin: in fact I don't have particular blemishes to conceal.
She tried intensity 1 and 2 on my neck, and she matched me intensity 2 because it would be able to cover redness on my cheeks (my skin is very sensitive, in particular in the cold season).
I found it melted wonderfully into my skin, and that it really covered redness, so I bought it.
The next day I tried it.
The packaging is slim, travel-friendly. It comes in a pale beige bottle with blue words written over it. The cap is gold with a blue line surrounding it.
It looked like it screamed at me 'I AM EXPENSIVE', and in fact it is.
I squeezed the product out and I found it very runny. I applied it with my fingers and I HATED IT. It didn't cover anything, and I had to conceal redness with my Lancome Effacernes.
After a few hours I didn't have any foundation on my face anymore, and in the evening, when I cleansed my face, on my cotton pad there was only the pink of my blush.
The next day I decided to give it another try since in Italy we can't return products.
I applied it with my flat foundation brush: I managed to build the coverage up with two layers of foundation.
I had to use a lot of product, but I loved the result: flawless skin, with a semi-mat finish. I made the mistake to use powder to set it, and it looked like my nose was craking :S This foundation's a bit drying.
The next day I used the same technique without using powder over it, and the lasting power was noticeable.
I'm still using it with the same technique and I love the look it gives me, but I don't see why I should spend this amount of money (37.50 euros) for a product that will last maybe a month? A month and half? Because of the amount I have to use in order to obtain the result I want.
The are other foundations which cost 10 euros less and with which I manage to achieve the same result with a very small amount of product (for example Collistar foundation+primer which costs only 25.50 euros).
P.S. I read that a reviewer noticed a weird smell...I noticed it too, this stuff sometimes smells like paint. But I also sometimes notice that it smells exactly the same as Sumptuous Extreme mascara. I think that EL products always have the same cinnamon smell.... Am I the only one who noticed that particular spicy smell?
I'm not one to write reviews on easily, but I must say, the BESTTTT light foundation you can ever find, hands down.
The tube lasts for a longg time, I'm on my 4th one (shows the dedication & love), and it's my favourite.
It looks very natural, the coverage is medium I'd say and it honestly feels very light on your skin, sometimes I even forget I have foundation on.
DEFINITELY AN AMAZING FOUNDATION
I am on my second tube of this foundation so I think it is pretty safe to say that I like it a whole lot. This foundation is $42.50 CAD, comes in 6 shades, is packaged in a very sleek tube, has medium coverage with a soft matte finish and is unscented. It has a fairly thick consistency but it still very easy to blend with your fingers or a brush. It will set on its own within a few minutes of applying the foundation and you will be able to feel it on your face but it is NOT a heavy or cakey feeling. The thing I love about this foundation is that it has incredibly good wear time without the need for a primer or powder. I put this foundation on at the beginning of my day without powder and wear it until the late hours and it is always flawless when I take it off. Depending on your skin type you may find that when you first apply this foundation that it looks a bit powdery as it does on me since I have normal/dry skin but within half an hour or so any powdery look it gone. Even though this foundation doesn't have a fragrance, it does have some kind of chemically scent to it which may bother some people- I personally don't mind it since when I apply it to my face the smell fades away. My one con with this foundation is that it has very poor buildability in the sense that it will start to get cakey quickly if you go beyond one layer OR two thin layers. A great dupe for this foundation is Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous foundation which I believe comes in more shades and is a tad bit more blendable than this one- I love them both equally. I will be repurchasing yet again :)
This foundation is a God send. I love the lasting power, and the fact that it has great coverage for being a "light" foundation. It could be described more light/medium because it does coverage redness and under eye darkness. It is not thick enough to cover large zits, and bright red spots, but it does a wonderful job anyway. I used to have very oily and acne prone skin up until I was 21 or 22. I have since developed, with the help of a good cleansing and moisturizing routine, beautiful skin. This foundation compliments a woman's complexion without being waxy or cakey. It hold up very well. I put it on at 7 am, and then I blot my face with tissue paper at 12:30. All you need is a blot every 5-6 hours, and you will be great. I have once worn this foundation from 7am - 9pm. It looked good for only having to blot with tissue. I did add a swipe of powder over my face later in the evening, but overall my face did not need a lot of maintenance. I bough this in a pack that offered a DVD, concealer, and a foundation brush. It was a great value overall. By itself it is expensive, but a little goes a long way so the bottle should last over 4 months (that is if you are wearing it every day). I have had my bottle/tube for over a year, but I only wear it two or three times a week. I switch up my foundation routine between tinted moisturizers, bb creams, powder, and long wear foundation. My skin changes with the seasons and the weather, so I typically own three foundations at a time. I use Maybelline oil control powder. It's super cheap at Walmart. Like 4 bucks. It sounds weird that I use expensive foundation but cheap powder, but cheap can be effective. I usually mix and match my products from the department store and the drugstore/online stores. I wear intensity no. 1. It is for fair/light skin. I have light skin, but it is not Asian white-yellow, or English transluscent skin. I have light skin with pink undertones. It works well for me. It blends with my neck, but because I am so fair and the foundation is so light, I do have to wear some type of shimmer or blush. I will buy this product again. The concealer that came with it was great. If you don't want another foundation brush or the dvd, just toss the dvd, and give the brush to some else. Overall, the foundation is great, and the kit that EL sells is wonderful too.
I have been on the search for a foundation that feels light and natural and double wear light is definitely that and more!
For color, I'm a NW20 and have Intensity 1.0 and it matches wonderfully. As far as coverage, it's pretty build-able. The finish is semi-matte, natural yet matte. If that makes any sense. I have an oily t-zone and dryness in random places like cheeks and around the nose and this doesn't cling to dry patches (after proper moisturizing of course) and doesn't make me an oil slick by the end of the day. Yay!
Definitely recommend if you are a foundation junkie, like myself :)
I absolutely love this foundation! Firstly the tube makes it easy to get the product out in an controllable way,unlike glass bottles I've had before, so you can control how much you get out. The cover is amazing, it has a natural dewy finish and for once I don't feel caked in make up! Finally, the best part is it actually lasts! I wore it without primer for a day and by the time I went to bed it looked exactly the same as when I'd first applied!
The only misleading thing about the product is the fact its not as lightweight as its made out to be, however this isn't a problem as it still looks and feels natural it just means the coverage is just better!
I will defiantly be re-purchasing!
I normally wear light coverage foundation but was looking for something with a little more coverage for special occasions. After reading reviews, I knew EL Double Wear would be too heavy for me so I went for Double Wear Light. I was a little skeptical at first because the shade range is pretty limited, but the MA matched me to shade 2 which is a pretty good match. I like that it covers well and doesn't feel heavy on my skin. I'm also impressed with the staying power. Most of my sheer foundations disappear completely by the end of the day, this one still looks pretty good at the end of the day. The only thing I don't like is the matte finish. I like a more luminous finish, but to remedy that I mix Boots No7 Highlights Illuminating Lotion in with it. I will definitely repurchase when I run out.
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.