Yes, it offers a full coverage and stays on the face all day long. But, unfortunately, this product is not for me – I could not blend it properly (it dried too fast) and it looked so artificial on me. I also look unusually pale on the pictures where I'm wearing it (I think somebody on here mentioned that too!) even though a SA matched a shade for me. However, I gave this foundation to my mom and it looked really good on her.
This wore off on me throughout the day and my skin isnt even that oily., and its not really full coverage either. I prefer Revlon Colorstay
The BEST foundation. My HG. It is medium to full coverage and it can save your life when you have bad skin or break outs. It has an amazing staying power and when I wear it it remains looking the same for 16 hours. The only bad thing for people with drier skin is that it can dry you skin a little bit, so when my skin is drier I can't use it on a daily basis. One of the best foundations up there for someone who doesn´t have good skin but wants to look flawless. I think it works best with a stippling brush (like a 187 or something), because when I apply it with it it does look natural and airbrushed. If applied with a foundation brush (like a 190) can look a little bit cakey if you're not careful.
This foundation is really good, you don't need to 're-touch' it at all and it covers a host of imperfections. No parabens either as far as I can see from the ingredients list.
I think i quite like this product, im nw25(sort of) and the consultant gave me ecru and i was pretty pleased with it, as long as i wore my Napoleon camera finish powder (look1) on top.
it lasts a good 6 hours or so, feels fine on and doesn't seem to separate on me at all, so that is a winner.
not a fan of the bottle, nor the price. Might just keep an eye out on strawberrynet for this one!!
I agree with the prior review -- there is way too much hype on this product.
If I want to feel masklike, this is the product I would pick. If I want the wrong color, I will pick this foundation. EL has a lot of foundations, and this one, imo is not the best -- also I have found that it can occlude pores and thus create some skin distress (i.e. whiteheads and pimples). If you take any pictures with this product you will get a whitish halo effect on the pics... of course, photoshop will help it out but it is not a clean look.
not a bad product but not the best either as EL has some better foundations.
I don't get the hype on this foundation. The color range is terrible. I'm an NC40 in MAC and nothing came close to matching my skin color, leaving a pinky tone to my face.
It also felt like I was wearing a mask on my face, an obvious appearance of a cakey foundation on my face. It reminded me of a porcelain doll, or the women from back in the 1800's in those big dresses. yuk!
Did it stay on my face as it claims to do? That's a definite yes! Unless you buy their makeup remover, that junk does NOT come off properly. I thought I got it all off the first few days but after I bought the Estee Lauder makeup remover lotion, woah, I was shocked at how much more foundation I removed off my face. It grossed me out as I am a fanatic about cleaning my face before bedtime.
In my opinion, a more dewey natural look is so much more attractive than the porcelain matte appearance that this foundation gives. A positive note though, the only good thing about this foundation is that Estee Lauder refunded my money!
It's time consuming and difficult to apply this foundation, which is probably the reason for most of the negative reviews.. however when you master the application of this foundation it gives a perfect, flawless finish. It's one of the best foundations I've ever used (and I've tried them all!). I'd give it more than 5 stars if I could.
* As a side note, I've noticed that when Estee Lauder and Mac (owned by Estee Lauder) foundation gets near my tear ducts, it makes my eyes water and sting for quite a while. I don't get this with any other foundation, has anyone else experienced this?
Love love love this foundation. The product is quality and has really good staying power. You can layer it on to build a full coverage and it's perfect for photos. This is a heavy duty foundation so I don't tend to wear it every day. It gives an overall matte finish and looks good on my dry sensitive skin. The only thing I don't like is the packaging (Standard Glass bottle) which is a little boaring and considering the overall price £24.50. I'd have liked something a little more glam.
*sigh* the good thing about this foundation is that it does stay on oily skin and it did not break me out. It felt light on my face like I wasn't wearing any makeup at all. What Id idn't like is that it oxidized on me and I looked orange after an hour. Oh well.
*edit* I tried this foundation again, this time in a different color. No orange color this time. The only thing I can say bad about it is that the color is still not a perfect match but for the coverage, the feel of the foundation and the time that it does last, I don't have much to complain about this time :)