Before I used to have clear skin, i did not notice any different this product does to my skin. However, recently i started to have cystic acne. Both of my chin and forehead covered with acnes..and scars.
This cream does a great job of conceal my spots and scars...!
For reference, I am currently NC35/37 but closer to NC 37. I have the shade medium deep. It's a fairly good match but in the summer too light as I am more of a NC40.
Onto the product: Excellent. This is amazing coverage and definately full coverage. Full coverage. Complete and full coverage and if you haven't worked with full coverage before it can be a bit daunting when you do the first time.
I use this as a concealer most of the time. I use it under foundation. However, every once in a while I do want full coverage and this fits the bill.
This comes in a tube. It only takes a tiny dot of makeup to do your whole face. I use less than pea size to do my entire face.
This formula sets quickly. My suggestion is to make sure you have something under it for slip. A good moisturizer and/or primer. You really need that for this foundation.
Work in areas rather than dotting it all over the face. So for example work on your forehead and then move to one half of face...etc. I use clean fingers. I find that it works best for me because the heat from my fingers helps to melt the foundation (not the best description but I think most will know what I'm trying to say). I also found that a damp makeup sponge works pretty good too. A brush really didn't work well for me personally.
1. When carefully applied, it is the most natural full coverage foundation I have used.
2. It lasts until you take it off.
3. Does not feel like a mask to me as some full coverage camoflauge foundations can.
4. It covers everything. I mean e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g
5. I don't have to set this with a powder if I don't want to.
1. It can transfer. So if you're wearing a pull over shirt, don't pull it over your head after you've done your face.
2. It takes a few extra minutes to get the application you want.
3. This will leave you with a perfect one dimensional canvas. That means you are going to definately need to use bronzer and highlighter. Otherwise you will look very flat.
But, I have to be very honest and say if you are looking for a foundation that gives you a perfect canvas and is very full coverage. I can't express full coverage enough because I see some foundation advertised as full but they aren't compared to this one--trust me.
This foundation I have found is worth the extra time and work to make it look great. I do love it and it's my fav, I don't wear it everyday but I do use it often as a concealer for some pretty aggressive age spots that I have. My oldest daughter used this for performances in High School. I do tend to think of this as more of a stage type makeup. Hope this review helps.
I like this foundation as a concealer and for spot coverage. I use Estee Lauder Double Wear and it is my primary foundation. However I like this to cover red areas. I have very oily skin and this would not be a good foundation for all over my face. I notice that during the day it settles into the little line on my chin as well as around my nose. So, again, although I do like it as a concealer, I do not use it as an all over foundation. Oh, and VERY little goes a LONG way!
Estee lauder maximum coverage lives up to its name. The coverage I got was incredible and I did not need to layer it, just a pea sized amount is all you need for the entire face. It did not oxidize and look orange and it matched my skin tone well as I am quite pale. The one criticism I do have is that this foundation is very hard to blend. Its incredibly thick and applying with a make brush was impossible so I had to use fingers. You have to be very fast when applying as it sets very quickly and its easy to see the dreaded streaks or finger marks. The best way in which I applied it was in stages I would mousterise my forehead and put the foundation on immediatly so I had enough slip to blend. The same applied for the rest of my face and neck by applying it in stages. This did take longer than usual to apply but with the right technique it is such a fantastic foundation. This also did not cause acne or spots. Putting to much of this can create a very mask like appearence and feels very heavy so be very conservative when applying as you really dont need much. Ive now started to use the double wear stay in place as it has better better slip and I no longer need full coverage. Those with rosacea, vitilgo, cystic acne, pygmentation or scarring will come to love this foundation as it really does cover everything.
one of my favorite foundations for sure!! i do not use it all over my face just because its not really the meant to wear all over your face i usually use this after i put my primer on then this under my eyes on my forehead and chin(a little goes a long way ladies) then i use the estee lauder double wear foundation on my nose and cheeks it makes my face look flawless without looking fake or cakey =) my boyfriend loves this on he says it DOES'T look like i have a cake face which is important to most men! Really a great investment if you ask me.
I went to the estee lauder counter looking to buy the double wear stay in place foundation. I had heard it was the best for very oily skin types. The women at the counter convinced me in purchasing the maximum coverage foundation after telling her I use revlon colorstay foundation for combination/oily skin. She matched me to medium deep, after 5 minutes of wearing the foundation it oxidized, (got deeper in color). I told her about my concern and she gave me a sample to take home. I used the foundation the next day, the coverage was great and the foundation was thiner than my revlon colorstay. After 3 hours wearing the foundation i noticed the foundation seperating on my nose where my oils were disolving the foundation. I wore a primer before applying the foundation. Overall this is a great foundation, a little goes a long way and covers everything. I just wouldnt recommend this for someone with very oily skin.
Skin: acne-prone with scarring and active cystic zits every now and then, large pores on nose and cheeks, oily t-zone w/ a very oily forhead
I will update my review soon, but I just wanted to let everyone know that I found this at the CCO today for $22 after tax. they have all colors stocked up in wrentham, ma. i was originally looking to buy a mufe of MAC foundation, and went looking for the MAC studio fluid thingy at the CCO but they only had 3 of the darker shades.. so then I found this. I decided to buy it because it seemed as if it would work well.
I will update ASAP.
I've been using this foundation almost every day since I got it, and the tube is still more than 70% full. It has amazing coverage, doesn't make me break out at all, it covers up my huge pores perfectly. The first time I applied it to my nose (loads of blackheads no matter how much i care for it) they were completely erased. I've never even seen my face look like this.
This is a fantastic foundation.. I'm sad they discontinued it.
The only issue I have with it is that it only comes in about 5-6 shades as far as I know, and the lightest shade is way too beige for my skin. I need something more pink-ish and lighter. The 2nd shade has more pink in it, but it's also way too dark for me.
I heard that the new double wear foundation, which is the one they followed up with after this one got disc'd isn't nearly as good, but I might still snag a sample to compare for myself.
I tried mixing this with a slightly pinker foundation but that made it very cakey, so.. not recommended.
I will definitely be using this tube until it's gone, and it also makes an awesome spot concealer. i might buy another tube of this as a back up before it's gone completely just in case i find another way to mute it down to my skin tone without making it cakey.
At the CCO, where I got it, it was only $20.
I have genetic black under eye circles. I was hoping this foundation would cut my morning makeup routine in half as I have to be in work for 7 am every morning. I never have time for my hair because I'm so busy covering my circles. ITS FUN! Well this helped a little..even though I still pile on the concealers this looks better overall when I'm done. It does cake and dry on my under eye area but every where else when paired with a good moisterizer looks great all day. I bought cliniques all about eyes rich cream...maybe that should help with the caking. I will let you know :)
I've used this once, and I didn't like the way it looked on me, I purchased this because of all the rave reviews its gotten for covering acne scars/marks, which I have. I think my problem was that I used too much moisturiser beforehand therefore making it look the way it did on my face. One good thing about it is that it covered my marks which I was super stoked about because almost any foundation I use doesn't cover the disgusting hyper pigmentation left over from an acne outbreak a while ago. I will edit my review once I have used it again!
I decided to give this another go today, this time I added a couple of drops of moisturiser with it to sheer it out and make it a bit more creamier. Did I like it? Yes! It looked really great and it still covered perfectly, and after a couple of hours of use it turned into a nice dewy look, but that may be because I didn't powder.. Nonetheless I loved the outcome :) Get this!
I have used this foundation since the 1990's and still keep coming back to it. It covers better than anything else I have tried! The texture is fairly heavy so I use it for spot coverage or apply it with a brush. This works best if you apply some to the back of your hand and then use a brush to apply it to your face.