If you want full coverage and all day staying power, this is a great foundation. I've gone back to EL So Ingenious because I don't need this much coverage and don't like the mask-like feeling this gives me.
OK - I've gone back to this foundation because EL discontinued So Ingenious. Drat! Anyway, I've found that it helps to apply it with a foundation brush. I use Ben Nye brush cleaner to clean the foundation brush and EL Take It Away Cleanser for face.
After searching far and wide for a foundation that is long-wearing and easy to apply, I have finally found it. I used to use Revlon Colorstay which stayed on for a long time but was difficult to apply. I would recommend this foundation for people who are looking for medium coverage. This stuff is amazing, when I work out and sweat it doesn't come off on my towel. I am truly impressed.
This is my favourite foundation ever, it's full-coverage and works excellent as a concealer. The consistency is on the thick side (I'd like to say 'rich'), the coverage lasts a long time, and it hasn't caused any break outs for me nor does it dry out my skin. This seems like it would be good to cover zits but it really does an awesome job under the eyes. And oh does it make a heavenly eyeshadow base. The only cons I have about the product are it doesn't come in a very wide colour selection and it seems to dry out quickly around the lid area. It's kind of a pain to open, I think they should have packaging similar to Jane's which is clean and more sanitary (:
One of THE best foundations for those who need staying power, oil control, and a great finish! I first bought this years ago...after making enough money in a yard sale my family had. I had read all about it and went later that day and bought some.
I have oily, prone to breakouts, sensitive skin. This is rather thick, so be sure to use a little b/c a little does go a long way. It can be difficult to apply if you have too much, so really use a little and go from there. I have found that if I used a little more than what was needed (but not to the point of using TOO much), that it can make my skin feel a little "itchy" later on in the day...but I never had any breakouts or bad effects from this. I always get compliments when wearing this and it REALLY stays on...in the heat, humidity, throughout the day.
I have repurchased this several times and will continue to do so. The colors available are limited (surprise, surprise with EL...NOT). This is a foundation I now save for days when I need a fuller coverage or need my makeup to LAST.
WARNING: this does not photograph well. It does not look "bad" in pictures, but your face will look lighter than usual and just does not reflect the light well on print.
I still highly recommend this foundation....definitely worth the investment!
Absolutely love it! I have it in Fresco and it really provides good heavy coverage and lasts all day. Never came off, even when it was over 100 degress in the dessert or by the poolside getting splashed with water. Not for someone looking for a natural look, goes on very thick,very matte and will look like you are wearing makeup. Love the SPF 15 and how it never contributed to any breakouts.
I wasn't too impressed with this foundation. It does stay in place, but it can get greasy, and even the lightest shade didn't match my skin tone. It's light to medium in weight and fairly comfortable to wear. It has excelllent coverage and spreads like soft butter. It's a nice foundation, just be sure you touch up with mattifying powder every so often, or you'll wind up feeling like you just dunked your face in a vat of Crisco.
I have used Double Wear for a few years now. Everytime I try another foundation I always come back to Double Wear, nothing seems to beat it. Very good coverage without looking mask like. Lasts the whole day with my oily skin.
if you are looking for a foundation that gives you "full" coverage that last all day, this is the one. I have very oily skin so I do use oil blotting paper throughout the day but my makeup stay on until I get home (normally 7 pm) I've been using this foundation for years and I couldn't find any other foundation that can replace this one, I also use Chanel Double Perfection Powder, it's like the best combination together.
Love the coverage even w/o any concealer. Am super oily w/yellow undertones so the color is a bit off but not enought to not use. Will rebuy!!
Stay away from this if you dont want any break out!