- Stays on all day
- Great for combination/oily skintone
- Excellent for hot, humid days (won't budge)
- Seems to "perfect" skin
- Affordable price
- If you have normal/dry skin, be wary that it may emphasize dry spots
- Cheap packaging
- Limited color selection
Overall, I love this foundation. I have combination skin and this helps to control oil throughout the day. Fortunately for me, #2 matches me perfectly (NW20 Winter Skin/NW30 Summer Skin) but I feel like they should provide more shades for darker skinned ladies.
I got a deluxe sample of this to try in Intensity 4. Iwas surprised that i had a colour match even though it was slightly lighter but ive never found a good colour match in brands that have even Have 15 colours plus.
Triedit today over we moisturised skin and primer and it was very dry and showed up really flaky in areas that i didnt even think were dry. I looked really ill even tough it was a sheer layer. I couldnt be bothered to start again so i had a sample of the new origins Bb cream whichwas slightly too dark but compensated for the fact that this was lighter than my skin.
I think unless you have oily skin this is quite difficult towork with. I have fairly normal skin.
im so sad about this product. I got a sample of this and I was really excited. The finish was lovely, it left me radiant and gave a very natural looking makeup with enough coverage for my entire face. I love that it really stayed fresh all day and kept my oily face semi matte.. but the sad part is.. twice the time I used this, it left me with 2 huge cystic pimples on my chin and few little red bumps on my cheeks.. I was so disappointed.. i love everything about it. I even thought I found my HG foundation.. unfortunately, I'm still on the hunt..
This is a light, creamy long-wearing foundation. Very few shades available but the shades are very forgiving. Very easy to blend. I like this foundation but on hot days it looks too greasy on me because I have oily skin so I'll stick to my regular ELDW foundation. I think this light formula would look beautiful on dry, or normal skin since it feels moisturizing and it has a natural satin finish. If you want a long-wearing formulation but don't want that heavy/cakey look you should try this foundation. I wear intensity 2.0.
I had to try this after so many raving reviews about double wear, the MUA at the counter told me that the light version would be even better for the summer.
She tried a bit on my neck (I already had foundation on my face) and it blended very well so I bought a bottle and she gave me a sample as well 01light I believe it was.
Dear god, what is wrong with this product? I don't know what was wrong but every time I put this stuff on my face it felt like I had a facelift and my skin was being stretched so tight. It also looked very heavy on my face, and that's with very little product worked on.
I tried to apply it with foundation brushes, sponges, fingers and nothing made it look good. I had to take it off within 20 minutes of it being on my skin because I felt like the joker. It almost cracked immediately when I smiled too, gross.
Very fast drying time, so I understand you have to be quick to apply but wow, this is something else.
Thank god I only used the sample, and I returned the bottle I bought the next day to a very rude sales clerk at the Estée Lauder counter. I don't think after this, I will try double wear.
It also left my skin really dry and red the whole day, maybe from applyIng it too many times in a day, I would say skip this one!
This foundation is absolutely awesome. It has a natural-matte finish, which is great for combo skin that doesn't want to look overly done. The coverage is light to medium if you build it. The lasting power is excellent (around on 15 hours on my pre-accutane oily skin). It doesn't look exactly the same as you applied it after those hours, but this is the best I've found so far. It also didn't break me out and it didn't cling too bad to any occasional flakes. As far as how much you get, I have used around a dime sized amount for all over the face and one bottle lasted me for about 10 months :) Overall, I would definitely recommend it for anyone who wants a long-lasting foundation that doesn't look as heavy as the original DW.
I actually like this foundation. I have combination skin with very oily and shiny T-zone and this stuff just stays in place, as they said. It has more matt than natural finish, controls oil (I have to re-powder after 4-6 hours, but for me totally worth). I think it's more medium coverage, which I prefer. I use EL double wear, too and must say, that for me this foundation is BETTER than original EL double wear (it settled in my pores after few hours, but still GREAT foundation which I love, too). In comparison with EL double wear, this light version has pretty thick consistency (I expected more liquid consistency and was pretty surprised :D) and you have to work fast when applying this. I tried many foundations, but for me this is ONE OF THE BEST. Totally suggest.
My HG foundation. I've tried Clinique, Lancôme, The Body Shop, and Dior, and this stuff is so much better. I don't even look around at makeup counters anymore, because I know I already found the one that will work for me all year long perfectly.
ONLY cons are the price (which, given the quality and overall perfection, I don't mind paying), and the packaging. I travel a lot, and sometimes when I get off the plane, I open the lid and the foundation just pours out. SO annoying, and SUCH a waste of product. Also, as clean and tidy as I try to be, the inside of the lid is always messy. They really should fix this, maybe repackage so that it'll include a pump?
The color selection is quite limited, but fortunately, intensity 2.0 suits me perfectly. This foundation is liquid and it doesn't streak when you apply. It covers pores flawlessly. I don't pick up any scent, which is good. It feels very light on your face, so it's not like a mask, just like your own skin- improved. The coverage is medium/light, but good enough for my face that I don't need to wear a concealer. I don't think you can build up the coverage, though. Every. Single. Day. that I wear this I get compliments on my skin. (And those days when I don't wear foundation, zero comments. sigh.)
And BOY does it last! I've had 32 hour long days (what with work, airplane flight, and night out) and it STAYS PUT. I kid you not. I have to reapply my eye makeup and blush, but my foundation looks perfect, whatever I'm doing. This may be a problem for girls who use too gentle or ineffective makeup removers/face cleansers, because I imagine it's hard to wipe off. Leaving makeup for so long may cause acne, but it's just a matter of making sure that your face is really clean when you're done washing it. I just use Basis facial cleanser (Less than $10 at any drugstore) and it comes off, and I haven't had any problems with acne or clogged pores from this foundation.
I can't rave enough about this product. If you're thinking of purchasing this, just head to a makeup counter and have them try it on your skin. You will be amazed.
This is probably my favourite foundation out of the *many* I have tried. I will try break it down to make this easy to read. Keep in mind that I have very pale (lighter than NC15) combination oily/dry skin with mild acne.
Coverage: Medium-full (buildable)
Long-wearing: Extremely! One of the very few foundations that will actually last on my skin without sliding off/becoming patchy throughout the day. I wear my foundations for around 12 hours a day, so I need something that will last!
Shades: This is the disappointing part, there are very few shades. #1 is wayy to dark and orange on me, so I have to mix it with a white foundation (Illamasqua Skin Base), which takes longer.
Packaging etc: I quite like the squeezy tube, it is very sanitary and it's easy to control how much comes out.
I started using Double Wear years ago in the regular foundation and loved the staying power and the perfect match for my skin that I found in Ecru. That was a full coverage foundation on me though, and so I was happy to try a similar foundation in a lighter formula. I still get good coverage with this lighter formula - it is a better thickness for me at this point and I actually don't think that I will go back to the regular formula.
It stays great on my very oily skin. Double Wear has been the best for me in staying power. I also use a sunscreen underneath that has mattifying properties.
The lippie off is for the color selection. I guess it's easier to just go with Intensities rather than a full range of colors, but I really wish that the colors in this line reflected the other line. Intensity 1 is a good tone on my skin but is too light. Intensity 2 is just a little dark on my skin and has more of an orange hint. The way I have managed this is to mix Intensity 1 with Laura Mercier's Tinted Moisturizer in Nude - basically half and half. It's quick and easy - I just squirt one small drop on each on my finger and apply/blend. The tinted moisturizer is certainly lightning up the foundation formula even more, and that is fine with me with my current decent skin condition.