This is no doubt my HG foundation! After trying so many foundations through the course of last year, I was so excited I finally found my match. It does last pretty much all day on me, a good 16 hrs after working all day as a medical assistant..running around all day, I have to give it the credit that it deserves. It is very blendable and easy to work with. The finish is amazing! Very matte and natural, which I know sounds crazy because it is a heavy coverage foundation but as long as you blend it well it looks great. They have a good verity of colors(I use 2W1 Sand) and its perfect! And if you do have any trouble finding the correct match you can always get it matched by the MUA in the EL counter, which helps.
I do use a good primer with it so that may help it last longer but I still LOVE it. The only down is that it is slightly expensive but I think that it is well worth it. For 33.00 dollars I believe I paid for it, in my mind it's not bad at all and with it a little goes a long way. My bottle last maybe 3-4 months and I use it DAILY and I do mean DAILY. Its definitly worth trying.
I used Double Wear way back in 8th and 9th grade (I know, what was I thinking? Such heavy coverage!) The colour choice, first of all, is amazing. Back then I was NC25-30 so I had Sand. This gives full, matte coverage which is something that I sometimes want. It doesn't get oily or orange. At night, it requires a facial makeup remover to remove it.
Yesterday was the 1st time i used it, but i love it already. I only put on 1 coat, and it almost already covered all my scarring. I thought since it gives matte finish, it probably will settle into fine lines, but it didn't, and didn't show any of my dry patches. My husband saw me with double wear on, and he said it acturally looked very natural on me. I think its coverage is a lot more than revlon colorstay. Price is ok, since colorstay cost me 18 euro already. I hate the packaging, just like others, i mean how hard is it to put a pump on it. I found that you really need tiny bit of this foundation, so I seriously don't feel like pour out so much, and most of it will be wasted. I'm considering to use a dropper or q-tip to get out the foundation from the bottle.
This is almost HG for me - would be if it didn't settle into fine lines by midafternoon. It works so so well with my large pores - doesn't sink into pores, masks them. Great coverage - this is the only thing that bugs me ... To cover up my red cheeks, I end up putting too much on that it looks cakey. That's my only gripe - I wish I could get more coverage for the redness on my cheeks. Blends so well with my skin. I apply with my stippling (187), section by section as the fdnt dries so quickly. I don't like the bottle w/o a pump because it can get messy - I use a qtip dipped in the fdnt and place it on my hand to put my brush in the fdnt to apply. Gives an airbrushed smooth finish :) I set with NARS pressed powder, Studio Fix Powder, or MUFE HD powder. Beautiful and a definitely a buy again!
This is really a great foundation. It stays all day as it is supposed to. It doesn't look streaky or flat.
it also works well mixed with moisturizer or sunscreen or even high beam to make a nice, long lasting, glowier foundation.
Get it when there is a GWP! Then its a super sweet deal
EDIT- I don't reach for it so much even though its great. I guess i have been wanting more of a dewy look and this one is quite matte. Still totally recommend.
I guess I would love it even more if the match was PERFECT, its very good but not PERFECT.
I recently started using this foundation and am very happy with it. It's a great everyday foundation for me. Some have mentioned difficulty blending - I avoid this by pulling my brush trough a little bit of moisturizer before taking any foundation - works perfectly.
i part love / part hate this foundation!
LOVE PART: after years and years of trying to find a long lasting one that works, a friend recommended i try this and i'm amazed at its staying power - it looks as good at the end of the day as it does when you first put it on, it never comes off on anything & doesn't fade or go patchy, i've never needed to use a powder with it.
it's a high coverage foundation, but i don't think it looks "fake". it IS thick, so i don't think it'd be suitable for every day use for people with sensitive skin.
what i really love about it is that it would cover any flaws - i have very dark circles under my eyes and when i'm using this foundation i don't even need a concealer, they can't be seen - which is incredible!
the shade range is great, they have one which is my exact skintone.
this foundation really WILL last forever - you need the tiniest amount to cover your face - so for this reason i don't think it's badly priced - it's not cheap, but for the quality & the length of time it will last, i think it's worth it.
you do have to be careful when you apply it because it dries almost instantly, so you have to work on one section of your face at a time.
HATE PART: for me personally, it brings me out in a rash when i use it, which i've never experienced from a foundation before. it used to be when i used it for 3 days in a row, but now happens if i use it once, so for that reason i can't use it other than for VERY special occasions. i've googled it & asked at the EL counters and apparently it's rare/unheard of - so unfortunately it must just be too drying for my skin (no matter how much i moisturise it :( ) but everyone i know personally who uses it has never had a problem.
it would also be better if the packaging had a pump, because you really don't need much to cover your whole face and it would be more hygienic. but not really a biggie!
I had real trouble finding a good lasting foundation that didn't require me to keep topping up my powder. I've used MAC in the past and wanted to try something new, and definitely wanted something with SPF.
My mum has been using this for years, and let me try hers in Pebble. It was too dark but I still wore it for the day out shopping and was really impressed, so bought my own in Fresco.
The foundation is really easy to blend, especially around the hairline and you only need a tiny bit which it good when buying expensive foundations! It lasts all day, although I still need to use blotting tissues but that's my skin type more than the foundation.
I'll definitely be sticking with this for a long time to come! What's more, Estee Lauder seem to always have free gifts with multiple purchases, so I managed to get myself some great day cream and a gorgeous coral lipstick to boot!
I didn't actually buy this foundation. I went to the EL counter, my first time EVER trying out department store makeup (I'm usually a cheapo, only going for drugstore products, but lately I've realized the importance of quality.)
For reference, I'm Hispanic/Indian and I was matched with Tawny, which I think was a perfect match. I got a sample which lasted me exactly a week, and here's what I thought of it:
-really natural looking!! i was so impressed that for once, a foundation made my skin look like skin instead of cakeyness. i've used Revlon Colorstay which looks extremely unnatural on my skin, so it was refreshing to try such a natural looking foundation
-it felt like i was wearing no makeup at all. again, i've never experienced this with cheap drugstore makeup. just this fact of the makeup feeling so light almost won me over. except...
-I have extremely oily skin, and I blot every hour in the morning and every couple hours during the afternoon. I know it's called Double Wear, but it did not last...Three hours into wearing it, my imperfections started to peek through and it didn't look like I was wearing any foundation at all.
-The coverage was on the light side, and it couldn't completely cover my acne scars.
I'm not saying it's a bad product. I really wish it would've worked for me, but I guess it's not the best product for someone who blots often. I was reeeally considering buying it anyway, but I didn't want to spend $33 on a product that was only so-so. Guess I'll keep searching...
I bought this product because my friend wore it to attend our friend's wedding. It looks pretty on her and the coverage is great. I went to Boston Store to buy mine during Goodwill Sale. The coverage is good but it is thick. If using the stippling brush, very little foundation is needed. By half day, i can see my pores and little cracks of foundation showing on my face. It looks pretty in the mirror, but if you look closely or at magnifying mirror, you can see that the foundation is thick and cracks. I use loose powder on top of this and it makes my face looks cakey. I will not buy this product again. Also, i hate the packaging. It's a big mess if you shake up the bottle to mix the contents inside. Don't do that :-).