I have sensitive dry/combination, hormonal / post-Yasmin acne prone skin. This fantastic product is a life saver on the days where I need a light foundation that has extra staying power and enough coverage to cover those red spots and uneven skin.
PROS: light weight, stays on the longest out of all my foundations; does not break my hypo-sensitive, acne reactive skin out; simple packaging (travel friendly - being light weight in a upside down squeeze plastic tube); has SPF 10 (it's something); absorbs well into the skin, spreads well, consistency is thick but not in the drying way and gives great coverage for a "light"product. I usually dust over with a loose powder. Stays on even longer if I use a press powder. At AUD $50 per tube, I find the price reasonable for what's on offer.
CONS: it's too drying on my skin to use as an every day foundation. I usually use a hydrating mask at night after a day of wearing this foundation to get my skin back into balance.
I have been searching for years for my HG foundation and after a full year of use, this is it. I have combination skin that gets extremely oily on my forehead only. Not only does DWL stay in place but it also is the only foundation that photographs well (I never need photoshop anymore!). Another note on the staying power: I apply this for work or class at around 8 am and find that even if I'm going out later that night, I DONT NEED TO REAPPLY!! Amazing.
I should've tried this at the store before ordering. I read many reviews that this has pinkish undertone and that's what I was looking for. Unfortunately, I didn't see the pink undertones when I applied this on. Even out of the bottle, it has an orangish color. Very disappointing.
At first, the makeup looked flawless on me despite the color mismatch. But when I checked my skin after 2 hours of work, I was annoyed. This settled into my pores, lines, and managed to bunch up at my temples...kind of like Revlon's Colorstay does on me.
For the price, I expected a bit more. This $36 foundation works like something I can buy for $10 at drugstore.
Also, I noticed some people saying it's unscented. Mine was quite fragrant. Perhaps they changed the formula but I have yet to find an unfragranced Estee Lauder product.
Overall, this is the first foundation I'll be returning. Complete disappointment all around.
I wore ELDW for years in Shell. However, after undergoing a hysterectomy last year, my skin changed. The ELDW classic formula became drying, and emphasixed my fine lines. Previously, I had severly oily skin. But as you get older, your skin changes...especially when you go through menapause So, to the EL coounter I went to discover ELDW Light. I am a NC20, and level 1 is perfect. The coverage is buildable, and it wears all day & night! Another plus, is this makeup is photogenic, unlike to old DW. I found a HG again! YAY EL!
This is like a watered down version of the DW original. I suggest to buy the original DW, mix it with your favorite moisturizer and make DW light. Then use original DW to conceal. Color match is horrible too. Very cool/pink tones. Not enough for us warm-toned ladies. I felt like I was at the drugstore with all these pink toned selections. :(
This is my first high end foundation. Unfortunetly it doesn't match my skin and I have Intensity 1, but I adjust it so it's a closer match. This foundation makes my skin look soft and flawless. It covers my severe redness and somewhat controls my oil to the point where it's not moving all over my face.
I love this. A lot. Will keep buying it. You need less than you think. Wears all day.
I have a NC30 complexion and I use this in Intensity 3. I love the colour match, texture and performance of this foundation. It gives great even coverage and stays matte on me for hours even in high humidity. I only needed to blot the oil once or twice in 39 degrees heat on holiday. Great foundation and I'm already on my 2nd tube.
This foundation has not failed me. I'm used to foundations claiming to be transfer resistant under any and all conditions, only to find that they don't work for me. I sweat at the drop of a hat, particularly in these extremely humid and warm climates. This foundation hasn't budged on me in the least, I am extremely pleased! I do get the sensation of a slight tackiness on my skin, but it is not troublesome to me. Do take advantage of a free sample before biting.