The coverage from this foundation is not spectacular, it is sheer-medium, but still gives a gorgeous finish especially when used with a good concealer. It gives your skin and nice natural glow and the consistency is easy to work with. I find that it does stay on for many hours despite the fact that I have oily skin. I absolutely dread the packaging though.
Liquid -Estee Lauder - Maximum Coverage Foundation
lovelyweapon 11/26/2008 5:52:00 PM
For me, this product has been my best cosmetic purchase (and boy have I purchased a lot of crap). My only two complaints right off the bat are the price and the fact that it is not oil-free since I tend to develop cystic acne. Here are the things I love about it: You get MAXIMUM coverage as the name states and it does not look cakey. For best results I use a smooth primer (Clinique Pore Minimizer or Smashbox Photo Finish Light) underneath and this foundation glides on like a dream. It is hard to find a foundation that gives such good coverage without looking like a mask or drawing attention to blemishes or dry spots. Despite the fact that it is not oil-free I have not developed a single pimple, which I generally do even with oil-free products. It tends to rub off on things, but is less likely when I use MAC Blot Powder (which makes the finished look awesome). Best foundation I have purchased yet and will continue to!
Liquid -Make Up For Ever - Mat Velvet PLUS Matifying Foundation
lovelyweapon 11/26/2008 5:41:00 PM
While this product is not particularly a bad one, I am definitely not pleased with my purchase. The foundation itself was relatively easy to blend and I liked the consistency. It definitely kept me oil-free throughout the day in combination with MAC Blot Powder. I also really appreciated the sanitary packaging. On the other hand, this foundation REALLY highlighted my blemishes and made them look dry. It made my skin look cakey even when applied with the 187. Another thing I really disliked was the coverage (since it claimed to be full coverage), but I am an exception because I need a lot of coverage. It is medium-buildable but who would want to continue building this foundation when the first application appears cakey? Oh! I almost forgot to mention the cystic pimple I developed two days after use. I will be sticking to Estee Lauder and most definitely will not repurchase.