Average Rating 4.0/5
Review by Nostalgicdoll
Here is my video review. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7bh6ZYJrUw&feature=youtube_gdata_player After spending years searching for my perfect foundation, I have finally found it! I needed a new foundation in February and I was shopping in Manchester. I decided to go to Debenhams and have a gander around all the different counters. Started off with Benefit and Clinique, the ladies both sort of "whispered" to me that they wear ELDW, they should wear the make up from their own counters but a lot of the ladies wear that. So I wondered over to Estee Lauder counter and got matched, I asked for a few shades darker than I needed as I am a full time false tan wearer. I got matched with ivory beige. My make up looked good from what the lady done but I was in a rush so just bought it. I'm now on my second bottle and I doubt I will ever use anything else now. Price - I paid £26.50. A lot more expensive than your usual Rimmel products etc but a lot cheapear in comparison to Chanel and the like. I don't at all mind paying the price for it, in fact I think if they increased the price people still wouldn't mind paying it. Packaging/Bottle - Nothing really to note on this, it looks OK but I'm not really bothered by packaging. The only negative is I wish it would come with a pump or even a stick. Coverage - OUTSTANDING coverage, I don't have much to cover but I do like my freckles to be covered and this covers them perfectly without giving a thick, caked on look. Finish - While it is defiantly more of a Matte finish unlike most Matte foundations it actually still gives off a beautiful very very subtle sheen. I actually don't really like matte finishes so I do use a lot of Benefits high beam highlighter but even without that it's good enough (and this is coming from someone who isn't into Matte). Lasting power - NO foundation ever lasts long on me, even the very expensive ones that are notorious for lasting hours. ESDW claims 15 hours but on me it is no where near that amount but has lasted a lot longer than any other has.