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.
Right first of all I have tried EVERY foundation. And I mean just about every one!!
I purchased this today.
I had tried the el double wear original. Got matched up but when I got home and tried it. I had a orange mask on!!!
I'm normally very fair but I've been using the sunbed so got a bit of color as normally the lightest shades can still be too dark for me which is so annoying!! So I can relate.
Now I'm inbtween shades..
Don't you hate it when the lightest shades too pale and the next shade up is orange orange and more orange!!!!
Ahh I've been so stressed testing foundations researching them!
I was looking at some today testing them thinking well this ones too pale and this one is too dark. I actually said in the shop there all orange!!!!
As I was walking out annoyed as I had no foundation at home that worked with me now I caught some color I spotted the EL counter picked up a tube and tested in on my hand. Hmm pretty decent color. Looked like skin I was shocked it wasn't the palest and not orange!
The SA come over and I told her I tried the original DW
Now I have pretty good clear skin. Now and then the odd breakout. I normally used mac or Dior or anything else I've picked up and had to mix about 4 different foundations to get a close color..never came out perfect tho
So I told her I wanted something not too full as I don't need it and I sat down she also said my face was pale to the rest of me lol I know! I needed this foundation.
Anyway she grabbed a tube. In the color I actually tested so was pretty excited as normally when a SA make you up you leave orange haha but she applied it after cleaning some of mine off and blended it. Wow pretty awesome. She said herself it could do with an inbetween shades of these. But I loved this on me. It was skin color!!!!!!! Like squeezing out a bottle of liquid skin and not an orange
I've tested this at home and so far I like it but I'll do a full face tomorrow. I know this is gonna be a happy applying feeling when I'd tested it it sunk in and looked like my skin.
Ok so after reading that here is my cons and pros
Packaging. Squeeze tubes not glamourous like posh glass bottles but you get more product out these plus at the end ya can cut the bottom off and get out every drop!
Coverage pretty good. It's light to medium and that's what it is. I expected more sheer but was just about the right coverage
Price. I paid £27.50 which is ok. Pricey but I don't mind paying for something that works plus from boots she said they do a 10 day return if you don't like it. Didn't even know they did that in the uk so it's well worth buying even the once to try it. What ya losing?
Nothing so far
Sorry I'm not a lot of help as I haven't tested the wear of it but I do advise trying this as the colors seem true and not orange or yellow :)
I bought shade 2 :)
Oh snap! Have I just found my HG foundation. I love this! LOVE IT!!!! To start off, I have extremely oily skin, like crazy oily with acne scars galore. YES this is the light version of ELDW but keep reading...my two previous foundations (both of which returned) were DiorSkin Forever and MUFE Mat Velvet+. I have also tried Clinique Perfectly Real, Stay Matte, whatever the mattifying Lancome foundation is, and a Laura Mercier one. This by far has the best finish...keep reading...LoL what I mean is it is very buildable: I can put a sheer layer on first and then build up where I need to cover my acne scars. Unlike Mat Velvet+ and Stay Matte which look horrible when built up, this looks amazing and when using a Beauty Blender, you cannot even tell. What sold me on this foundation was that over the course of 10-12 hours (which is a normally how long I will wear makeup in a day) the finish looks great. Yes shine comes through but not a badly as other foundations and what is wonderful is that as it breaks down slightly, the finish doesn't look fake or cakey. It just looks like beautiful skin. Compared to other long-wearing foundations, this really does last a long time. I've had it on today for 9 hours and I work in IT and the foundation is still on there! It's amazing!! The color selection sucks and Intensity 1 is perfect for me right now, but this does oxidize a little on me so just be warned. Oxidization still not as bad as DiorSkin Forever and Mat Velvet+. EL has come out with a great product and this will be repurchased over and over again!!
This foundation is the one go to grab every morning. I'm an NW 20-25 and i use shade no.2. It's perfect for everyday wear i apply it with a stippling brush; it doesn't oxidise and unlike other reviews I find that it has really good buildable coverage. If you like full coverage foundations i would go for my other favourite which is Mac pro long wear - this is great for those bad skin days but I go for ester lauder for its illuminating quality and more natural look.
I love this foundation, I'm in shade 2 and it is EXACTLY my skin tone! It has a little bit of a pink undertone though.
It is light and gives medium to light coverage, just what I need.
Its extremely long wear, by the evening I still see no difference!
The only problem would be its quite pricy, i got it from the bay for around $60.
However i would definitely repurchase
The tube is inconvenient sometimes it squirts too much and it sometimes WONT STOP DISPENSING PRODUCT. So annoying.
This foundation lasts on me for about 3-4 hours tops. Which frankly, is very good compared to others i've tried in the past..
Its coverage is good. The colour I bought was Shell Beige and it blends with my skin tone perfectly. The only problem was the packaging, if i left it standing upright and then unscrewed the lid a lot of the product would pour out of the hole and all over my carpet which isnt good for the carpet or ofcourse for my wallet, i've learned to put this into a little pot from the beginning of use and then things like that wont be happening. Overall this product has been very useful for covering blemishes, and reduced shiny-ness<-- is that a word?:/ but it certainly didnt disappoint! continued >>