Estee Lauder • Maximum Cover • Crème
|Would buy this product again.||83%|
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This foundation covers everything. I don't have particularly bad skin but this makes my skin even toned and flawless. It's also not bad value for money as you only need a pea sized amount to cover your face and so it will last a very long time. It blends beautifully, stays on all day on my skin and doesn't look cakey or too heavy, which is unusual for such a full coverage foundation.
The only thing I would say which may be considered a downside is, for me personally, it's not something I could just slap on and be out of the door in a few seconds. I feel like it takes time to make it look perfect, but for me, that isn't an issue as I'd happily spend an extra minute or so to be able to wear it as I love it so much.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
Holy Grail. Hands down best foundation. Period. I have dehydrated skin (different than dry) and mild rosacea. Fantastic in every way. Hassle free. I cannot add any additional information that hasn't already been provided in the raving reviews below. Try it. I'm posting my before and after pic where I used it minimally in specific areas.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine Eyes: Green
OMG this stuff covers like nobody's business! I really like this foundation. It covers absolutely everything without drying my skin or make me greasy and cakey. You have to use just a tiny bit (a pea size is more than enough) to cover all your face. It blends so easily! First I was scared because this product has a very thick consistency, but I have feeling like applying Armani Maestro Foundation on my skin (because of this dry-oily consistency which is liquid by Armani and thick by EL, but it blends similar). The finish is matte, but in my opinion this foundation is almost invisible on skin. It feels very very light on the skin and last all day long. It didn't break me out which is very important for me. I have very pale skin and shade 11 VERY LIGHT is very good match for me (it's just a little bit more pink than I would like, because I have a yellow undertones... but it's nothing terrible, the foundation adapts to the skin after a while). The formula is not perfumed, non-comedogenic and contains anti-inflammators.
I use it with EL Translucent Loose Powder in 01 LIGHT and for me this two products works very well.
The only thing that make me angry is that this foundation doesn't control my oil very well... I have to do touch-ups during the day, but anyway for my acne prone skin is things like good coverage and no-breakouts on the first place.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Relaxed, Fine Eyes: Black
I purchased this for my under eye circle and normal concealer or even specifically Under Eye concelaer cannot provide sufficient coverage.
It works. Very opague, need only a small bit. This tube will last for a long long time.
EL Max Cover Colour: 01 Creamy ivory
EL DW: 1N2 Ivory Creme 39
My skin color: NC20-NC25
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Now this is one hell of a foundation! Easily the most full-coverage foundation I have ever used, Maximum Cover is great for covering up blemishes, pimples, under eye circles, redness and the list goes on! I can’t quite work out how full-coverage it is, but how weightless and light the consistency is. It feels light on my skin, and if ever I wear this as a foundation half a 5p sized amount of product is more than enough to cover everything up. It glides on my face silkily, and if you have oily skin that no other foundation has ever been able to control, give Maximum Cover a go - it eliminates all shine with zero slippage. This foundation gives a totally matte finish to the face, it gives you that made-up ‘doll’ look to the skin. Therefore, if you like a natural finish… skip this! Although, you could mix it with Strobe Liquid by MAC for a dewier finish perhaps. I tend to use this as a concealer, buffing it in with a fluffy eye shadow blending brush under my eyes, and on any stubborn blemishes. I think for nights out or on occasion where you need to look your absolute best, but your skin is volatile, Maximum Cover would be a great foundation to use.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I did not purchase this product because they didnt have my shade. BUT LISTEN TO THIS. i went in my local cosmetic retailer vavavoom, and a pea size amount swatched on my wrist. it was too dark for me so i didnt buy it. i tried rubbing it off with tissue the sales associate gave me but it didnt budge and i was in a hurry so i forgot about it. TWO SHOWERS LATER, 3 days from the incident i was putting on a bracelet when i saw there was a mysterious looking dark smudge on my wrist, and i remembered it was this foundation! talk about staying power!! it only went away once i scrubbed my wrist and wiped it with a makeup removing towel. this would perfect for swimmers or people who really need super long staying makeup, but it can be a pain taking off. i wouldnt count on this giving you the most "natural" dewy skin.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Brown
This concealer is highly pigmented and will cover up pretty much anything. However the problem that I have with this concealer is that there isn't a big range of colours and the one i got closest to my skin tone made me look orange. I also find it difficult to apply since a little bit goes a very long way and if used too generously you end up looking cakey.
Otherwise if you do manage to find the one in your skin tone and you need the best coverage there is I would highly recommend this product.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I have been using this for like a week and I am really happy with it. It really provides maximum coverage and only small amounts of it are necessary for good coverage (it's pricey but I think it will last a long time). Staying power is excellent, I have it for 12 hours and it's still there. The only thing I don't like is that it tends to be a bit cakey, especially if you look at your face closely. I don't have problems with dry patches since my skin is quite oily. Overall, I think this is the best foundation of this sort that I have used (along with Double Wear which I use for evening make up). It really makes a difference for women who have problematic skin.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
When I first got this I was so excited to use it, it promised full coverage and was practically waterproof which is exactly what I was looking for, I was certainly disappointed when the lightest shade was FAR too pink for me. I loved that it dried so quickly it made my make up routine much faster and it covered my flaws really well. But it didn't do much as far as oil control, I'd look in the mirror after only 2 hours and the oil would shine through even with powder. And it definately showed any dry marks on my skin. Sadly the only positive thing I can say is that it offers coverage, other ways it falls short. Wouldn't buy this again
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
Just arrived today in the mail !!!! I was so excited to use it, and it did not disappoint, this is a great product very light feeling and it dries very quickly. I use my fingers, and I apply powder after and it holds real well. I do have to blot at least twice but it still is a great product!!! WILL HIGHLY RECOMMEND :)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
BEST UNDER EYE CONCEALER EVER!! Yes I know its a foundation, but that's what's so wonderful about it. It covers like a concealer but its as thin as a foundation. So you get the coverage without the breaking or creasing. Its a bit expensive but Estee Lauder counters give you a 10 day supply to try for free, so that will last you like a month. Hehee. So go try it. Its bueno.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
In my opinion, Estee Lauder makes the best long-lasting foundations. I like the Estee Lauder double wear foundation but I found it a bit too thick for me since it tend to clog my pores a bit. This one is actually better than the double wear because even if it's got higher coverage, it is actually more light-weight. The lasting power and oil-control function, however, are not as good as the double wear (maybe because it is lighter), but it still lasts me a whole day. And for the oil issue, I just have to deal with that by blotting my face more. I have the foundation in the color Ivory Cream, and I use No. 39 Cream Ivory for double wear (I am a mac NC20). Another reason why I like it better than the double wear is that although the color names are similar, maximum cover is actually more yellow-toned, which matches my neck better. I also recently bought the color creamy vanilla and I think it is actually closer to the regular double wear in No. 39, since it's got the same pink undertone. The only thing that I have to complain about this foundation is that I can only get it online because the Estee Lauder counters in Hong Kong do not carry them. Other than that, it is an excellent foundation and my current favorite. I would highly recommend it to people with oily/oily combination skin who want to try high-coverage, long-lasting foundations.
On 22nd, April: I'm taking a grade off from my previous rating. After a few days of wearing it, I found that the product does not hold up as well as the regular Estee Lauder double wear, especially in humid weather, like the one in HK. But I still enjoy the full coverage and how light it feels on my skin. Just wish the staying power could be a better as it is claimed on the packaging.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I love this. It lasts me almost the entire day - it is pretty much full coverage - makes spots almost invisible and scars invisible. I have even slept in this - it looked a bit crap the next day but it still stayed on!
I HATE the colour! It would be HG but the colours suck - If I don't mix it with some cheap white gothic foundation - it looks like dirt rubbed on my face. It is disgusting! Ha. Estee Lauder do really good full coverage long lasting products, but their colours are just awful - especially on fair skinned - they look so fake and gross. You need to buy some white foundation and rub it in. Though I don't think even that could save the AWFUL blatant pink and organge tones in the Double Wear.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I have to say I am in love with this foundation!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I love love love this foundation. Whenever i want a full coverage or a 'made up' look, this is the one i go for. i dont even need concealer when i wear it as it is such good coverage, and the best thing is it does not feel heavy. im very acne prone and this doesn't break me out, either. it costs £25 here in britain, although this is quite pricey, it is a lot less than other high end foundations, and it will last the longest time as you only need the tiniest amount. i love the packaging also, easy to use as you just squirt it out and have control over how much you use. could use any application method but i prefer using my fingers as its so easy, it blends easy as well. the only negative issue, which is so insignificant in my opinion, is that if you dont moisturise ( who doesnt?! ) it might make your skin look the tiniest (and i mean TINIEST ) bit dry. but this is minor. cant say enough good things about this foundation!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
OH MY GOSH! I have been in a search for so long! i FINALLY found it guys ! okay i know its "foundation" but i use it as a concealer. mind you, i have horrible acne scars and pimples, all in all i have UGLY skin. anywho this covers so wonderfully. i can't even express how happy i am about this. i wish all you guys could come see this HUGE smile i have on my face. this doesn't make me break out, it covers so freaking good and it doesn't cake. if you have imperfections on your face that make you feel insecure im telling you... BUY THIS. you wont be sorry and it is so worth the money.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
RIS and I loved it so much I went and bought another one.It went on like a dream considering its thicker than my usual foundation and covered everything yet looked natural.The colour 'light' matched me well and didnt oxide throughout the day.I love that this comes in a tube rather than a glass bottle,no waste and much easier to use.The packaging is classy and looks expensive.Im very impressed
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I absolutely love this. I think I have tried most everything foundation wise, some good, others not so much, but no matter, it's at least in my opinion, the best. Good coverage that remains light and then you can do whatever. It stays light and I think it's best to stay with the lighter as it just seems to disappear.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
HG product right here... I am in LOVE with this stuff, and have been using it for about a year now! Just one little tiny drop is all you need to cover literally anything. I ave extremely oily skin but it still stays on like no other! I bought it in three different shades so I can mix and match because my skin tone varies sooooo much throughout the year. It is a little pricey, but one bottle lasts me about three or four months so it is totally worth it! I highlyyyyyy recommend this to basically everyone! My friend tried it and according to her it is simply amazing, it usually takes her three or four layers of her usual product to cover up a zit but only one with Max Cover! If that isn't good enough testimony, I don't know what is :].. It will even stay on into the long hours of the night, which is great for going out!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
This product is great - I've used it on and off, more on than off, for about 3 1/2 years now. It has SPF 15, neat, hygienic tube packaging, and is not runny. It gives high coverage, just as the package promises, and can be used more than one way: 1. As a spot concealer for troubled areas, whether they be under-eye or a zit - the formula is neither drying nor oily-feeling/looking, 2. all over for long-lasting, flawless coverage. I have extremely oily, acne-prone skin. This stuff is a bit thick, but it will last all day, will not "run off," will cover any problem you have, gives you spf 15, and does not aggravate my acne. Lately, I have been using a thinner foundation for every day such as Neutrogena Skin Clearing (the formulation and packaging by the way, I hate - too thin, too runny, and it's in a messy, splatter-inducing bottle - I only use it because for summer I like something a little more drying and less coverage than Maximum Cover), and dabbing Maximum Cover over this only on spots that need extra coverage. If I need better coverage, I use Maximum Cover over the whole face. When traveling, I pack the Maximum Cover - best coverage and spf all in one, lasts all day - no fuss, no muss. The only negative: the color range is VERY limited. I use Creamy Vanilla overall for spring/fall/winter and as a spot cover for summer, as the next darkest shade is not right for me even in summer. When traveling, I just suffer w/ looking a bit lighter than usual, as the pros outweigh the cons for travel.