The search is over! I logged onto MUA yesterday to review a moisturiser, and come accross this foundation.... I have been hunting high and low to get a dupe for my beloved Estee Lauder Doublewear foundation and concealer, as that comes in the most rubbish colours, I find I have to mix up 3 different colours to get my match, which as you can imagine becomes very pricey and time consuming, and with 2 young children I could do without that! And for reference, I hated the studio fix fluid. So reading all your reviews, I just HAD to get it. I was sooo looking forward to putting this on thismorning, but I didn't think I'd like it as much as my DW, surely nothing could do a better job than that...... WRONG! It's a very strange foundation to describe, in the way that it goes on very sheer, it's buildable, and has a full coverage but without looking like you have a mask on. I bought NC25, and NC20 concealer, which must I say is a PERFECT match for me! I have had it on now for 6 hours, and it hasn't fallen into any of my lines under my eyes, which is my major concern with any make-up product. Yes, you can still see them, but the make-up has dried on the skin above the wrinkles, and not inside them (if that makes sense). An even better job than DW! I can run my finger accross my face and no product comes off.... Yes it does grab your dry patches, but you just have to take care of those before putting on your foundation, and to be honest, we are not going to find a foundation that stays put like this for so long, without it being slightly drying... agreed? The finish for me is matt.... Very slight satin, and the colour is exactly the same as when I applied it thismorning, and if anything, it looks better as the day goes on as some of your own oils shine through, but without the foundation slipping off. Amazing. I am sooo happy with my purchases I can't tell you! Do I recommend these products..... Yes! And it isn't stupidly expensive either, which just makes it even more appealing! But to be honest, I'd pay Estee Lauder prices for these any day of the week. Oh well Doublewear, looks like the love affair is over! Good job MAC! xx
Highlighters -Becca - Pearl Shimmering Skin Perfector
abcd989 8/16/2010 3:10:00 AM
One word........ STUNNING!! xx
I was searching for another highlighter, I have the beige shimmerbrick but wanted something a little warmer but not a bronzer. I have NC25 - NC30 skintone. So I looked on BB website and found this, new out this year, and I just knew I had to have it! I ordered straight away and received it this morning. Well, as soon as I swept it on I looked like I'd been on the beach all day, glowy, slightly golden, but more of a warm nude beige colour with slight coral undertones. Beautiful. I then used the darker section of the brick for my blush, which is also very nice. I can't tell you how lovely this brick is, it's not over the top, almost 'irredecent', and I think this would work well with even the palest of skintones as it isn't too bronzy. Highly reccomend girls. Treat yourselves!! xx
Concealers -Estee Lauder - Double Wear Stay-in-Place Concealer
abcd989 3/31/2010 4:03:00 PM
FANTASTIC concealer, hands down, great coverage, stays put, nothing beats it. Creamy concealers slide off, I look flawless with this teamed with DW foundation, picture perfect. Only wish I'd had this on my wedding day instead of MAC studio fix which I find is rubbish compared to DW. BUY IT GIRLS!!!
I have been a member of MUA for a couple of years now and have never written a review. But I just feel I HAVE to for DW. It is absolutely FANTASTIC!! I have got sooo many different foundations, and this is the best hands down! I have had it for a few months now, at first I bought Fresco but then decided I wanted something more yellow, so I got Tawney. The coverage is amazing, and you can build it up too. I use EL daywear plus moisturiser underneath and these are a match made in heaven. It stays on all day long and need to wash the stuff off, does not change colour and looks fresh all day. I have got normal to combination skin, sometimes dry, but with the EL moisturiser it goes on a dream and I look flawless. Just wish I'd have had this foundation on my wedding day and not MAC studio fix which I find rubbish compared to DW. BUY IT GIRLS!!