on 12/17/2017 5:54:00 AM
More reviews by krisdaley
I have been holding off reviewing this, because I thought that I might end up liking it. I just don't. I have one or two times wearing this, where I felt I had a good makeup day but mostly I end up regretting that I choose this foundation in the morning. Years ago I use the original version and loved it. Never let me down and because I at the time had servere redness issues, I always relied on the DW foundation. Now my skin is better, I have no issues anymore and always opt for a sheer to medium coverage and that´s why i thought this foundation would be perfect. I don't know why this foundation wont work or for me, it really baffles me. It just doesn't look good on m skin. I have tried fingers, sponge and brush and the foundation just won't blend it, keeps sitting on top of my skin and makes me look sick. The lasting power is ok, not as good as the original - but I didn't expect that either. The other issue is, it enhances my pores like you won't believe it. And I don't have a big issue with enlarges pores, being a very dried skin gal. It's crazy that this foundation will bring attention to skin flaws that I don't really have. I exfoliate, take really good care om my skin and every other foundation I use highend or drugstore will look awesome on me - just not this one. I so wish I would love this but I just don't. I can't make it work for me and that has never happend before. And why EL for the love of God are you not adding a pump? For that price it should be necessary to by a pump for the foundation. I find it such an ignorant attitude from this company to not change the dispenser for this foundation when 90% of their costumers will complain about the lack of a pump. Come on already, show some respect for the consumer.
on 12/16/2017 9:22:00 PM
More reviews by NGin
Always avoided the foundation because it didn't cater to my skin tone. I recently realized they have expanded their line and went for a bottle. I have had such bad luck with foundations lately. Nothing has been sticking past 2 hours. I only wore tinted moisturizer.This works. I don't even have to set my foundation and it stays all day. Not the most beautiful finish from the get go but it melts into my skin within an hour and it looks great.
on 12/16/2017 8:23:00 PM
More reviews by Nessa714
I'm N25, very neutral, and I don't normally go for bronzers with a reddish undertone, but this bronzer is amazeballs.. I bought it over the summer, and probably won't use it much this winter, but it's perfection. Huge pan, smooth consistency, long wear time, just perfect... During winter months I lean more towards Benefit Hoola, or Bahama Mama by TheBalm as an all in one bronzer/contour, but if this suited me all year I would definitely use it.. It's pricey, but well worth it, especially for the size.. Definitely recommend.
on 12/15/2017 11:16:00 PM
More reviews by waters2
Tried both the regular and oil-free versions for the face. Both clogged my pores resulting in breakouts. Not that moisturizing and sat on top of my skin. In my opinion, it's a more cosmetic cream than a nourishing one. But what did I expect from the name: "global anti-aging" but silicones and unpleasant textures. There are better creams on the market these days.
on 12/15/2017 12:53:00 PM
More reviews by Olfactoria
Ahhh, Beautiful. It's a "mom smell" for sure-- mature, womanly, comforting, complex-- but that doesn't mean it's without sex appeal! There's a reason this continues to sell briskly. It's distinctive as hell, and very pretty. Beautiful is one of those rare fragrances where I prefer the modern reformulation-- for the simple reason that the Beautiful of the '80s was sooooo strong even one spray was too much... it was also VERY heavy on the oakmoss and had a "sour" tinge common to vintage chypres. I can apply 3-4 sprays of current formulation and it settles nicely into a detectable, but not overwhelming cloud of loveliness. The mossy sandalwood base is still there, but the rich deep florals emerge more clearly. This is a comfortable fragrance for daily wear, but special enough for date night. It screams "classic."I honestly can't pick apart the notes in this one, even though my nose is well-trained. It has been referred to as a rosy marigold/ylang-ylang scent, but the florals are so blended that all I pick up is the "Beautiful accord." I would say if you like gourmand celebu-scents or body sprays, you'll hate this one and yell "Old Lady!!" However, if you enjoy experiencing the layers of an old-skool, rich floral chypre (that is still impeccably clean), snap this up pronto. Similar fragrances to Beautiful include: Giorgio Beverly Hills, YSL Paris, Pavlova by Payot, Clinique Aromatics (very different top/mid notes, but similar woodsy base), Ysatis, Amarige.
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on 12/14/2017 7:15:00 AM
More reviews by sunhoney
To the person that stated Estée Lauder skin care products left much to be desired, I’m a makeup artist and unfortunately Estée Lauder is skin care products, owning every cosmetic counter in your local from Bobbi Brown to LaMer to Tom Ford step out onto the sidewalk they own M.A.C. & Aveda as well. This is the only serum that I can put on that even comes close to those found in Plastic Surgeons offices & Beauty Spas in Brands like IsClinical. I jst saved you $100 per ounce xx & you can use the ampules after laser treatments they are extremely soothing along with a Benadryl they speed any welting swelling redness healing, it will take a heavy handy depending on how dry burned you are plz know I’m not okaying this for chemical peels I’m talking rosacea, pikiloderma, photoaging treatments, etc.. always ask your derm if it’s alright & feel free to let them know you’ve read this as I have 15 regular clients that rely on this product. It does have long term benefits as well but must be used under IsClinical Youth moisturizer if your refusing Botox to fill in lines & are super dry until you get on a regular facial regimen. Facials facials facials & plz if lasers don’t work in 6 months they aren’t going to stop throwing good money after bad & look for an Ayurvedic remedy or turn to integrative Medicine. Dietitians help too. Bad skin can always be changed to skin that makes you look 10 years younger. There’s always hope for falling hair too. Stress will destroy any beautiful girl. xx
on 12/12/2017 11:04:00 PM
More reviews by Microft768
No good sale service, sample testing is bad if there's ain't enough good lightings in the room. I went through sample testing in a drugstore on my face, made a glimpse at my face and trusted the sale girl has made the right pick for me for the best shade, but when I tried it at home it's more pale and drape in shade/colour! It's too low in colour/shade when comparing to the colour shown inside the small bottle! There is no seal on the box and bottle, I've tried LA GIRL, NYX and other tools and brushes and their packagings all has seals! My nose's skin is rather dry and it sweats over night, in after 6 to 7 hours one third of the foundation has came off on the nose. I hope they has 3ml shade tester sizes that comes in cheap sealed plastic bags that's very small so buyers can take home to test on their face, I don't have a problem to paid for 3ml sized samples of different shades.
on 12/12/2017 9:08:00 PM
More reviews by captaincheshire
I have this as a lighter 'fresher' alternative to my Teint Miracle. I was told at the counter that it is water based and read the same online, so I've been using it as such. Please correct me if i'm wrong though, as I don't think that is officially stated by ES. It has a light, watery consistency and gives a buildable light coverage. Dewy but can be set to a kind of 'satin' finish, which personally I like to do. The formula is really kind to dry patches but I didn't really find it slipping off my nose as much as I thought it would either. I found applying this like the Mac F+B is absolutely the best way to do it- With clean, oil free hands. It just looks so natural, the BB or a brush makes it look streaky to me. Goes on about the coverage of a BB cream but can be built up to around the higher end of a light foundation coverage, but like all thin or water based foundations it takes a little time to do it. Apply lightly, wait a few mins until it feels somewhat 'tacky' (I usually go do other things while it's drying- if you don't wait it slides around rather than builds), then apply another layer. Three times is about the maximum I can do it before it begins to get too dewy, though. The coverage doesn't quite cover my dark circles or red patches, and with this being water based I can't use anything silicone underneath it, which pretty much rules out my usual colour correctors. Loads of brands sell colour correcting powders though, so it is possible to use those (My personal recs would be NYX green for redness and Kat von D petal for dark circles).I wouldn't imagine this could cover acne spots without concealer if you have that issue. One issue I did have is a really thick or very matte concealer is impossible to use with this, it just moves the foundation too much and doesn't blend in well. I have sensitive but not acne prone skin, I didn't find the formula irritating at all. I will say though- No pump? If drugstores can manage it, so can you, Estee Lauder. For. Frickin. Shame. This is watery, it would benefit a *lot* from a pump. With the normal double wear, you can almost get away with not having a pump but with this I feel like I *have* to get one or I can end up wasting a lot of product spilling too much on my hand. Stop focusing on a heavy bottle with excessive glass at the bottom- the people want easy usage!The shade range is decent too- Shell is absolutely perfect for me and didn't oxodise as far as I could see at ALL. Huge plus! There seemed to be a lot of options for both cool and warm toned skin, I can't comment on how varied the darker end of the shade range is, though. This is a fabulous formula if you want a lighter, more 'skin like' look. Despite the aforementioned 'hand spillage' and layering, this will last me a long time- it took me a good three weeks to go through the sample bottle.
on 12/12/2017 8:37:00 PM
I feel like i'm taking crazy pills- I absolutely *hated* this and I'm a very small portion of people with that opinion! Nothing has looked worse on my skin. I looked powdery and cakey using the foundation even with a hydrating primer. I like my foundation to the dewy end generally and usually attempt to look at things objectively and say 'maybe this just isn't for my skin' but I can't with this. I just found so few plus points to it. I have combination skin and on dry patches it looked truly awful, but it even looked dry and flaky on my oily nose. Now I exfoliate with AHAs and BHAs depending on the area of my skin, plus I previously used a somewhat drying but lighter foundation (Fusion ink) with no issues, so I don't think it's an issue with my nose texture particularly. The coverage is to the heavier end of medium, but I didn't find it easy to build with a damp beauty blender. It more looked like it was sitting on top in layers than blending together to provide high coverage in certain areas seamlessly. Looked a slightly 'flat' on, but excusably so if you really need something with staying power.There being no pump is a bad show too. This is *not* a drug store foundation, there is no excuse for not having one, really. The packaging is at least pretty, though.This does oxodise like nothing I've seen before too- Shell was even a little off after a few hours. I don't think shell is available in the US either so I have no idea how anyone pale would be able to use this formula without a *lot* of white mixer.From my experience, you'd have to be of a *very* oily skin type to love this. I'm glad it exists even if I hated it though- A holy grail for very oily skin is hard to find and it's wonderful people with that skin type are able to use this foundation without blotting every .5 femtoseconds! If you have anything other than that (especially dry) have a proper look in sunlight before you buy a full sized bottle though, I have seen people who use this look *incredibly* textured and chalky because they tried and applied it in artificial lighting.
on 12/12/2017 10:58:00 AM
More reviews by VioletOrchid
I bought this post partum over a year ago in the hopes it might goose my dragging complexion. It's a gold balm that "significantly improves skin's visible firmness, density and elasticity, and dramatically reduces the look of lines and wrinkles."As far as I can tell, it adds gold coloring and fragrance. That's it. It was $62.00 and I didn't return it fast enough so now that I have finished a Clinique product, I'm going to finish this next.
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on 12/11/2017 10:25:00 AM
More reviews by nirvana9
This is one of those perfumes where you only need one spritz or you will be suffocating yourself and everyone else around you. It dries down to pure woodsy notes on me which I don't mind but I get an element of something powdery which actually turns me off of the scent. Not one of my favourites, though lasting power and sillage is immensely good.
on 12/10/2017 7:30:00 PM
More reviews by valmont32677
This does not last!! I inherited a tube of lotion & I love how it smells—creamy musky white floral. I deducted 1 lippie for v poor staying power but the frag itself is beautiful. You could wear this to work or in a place where ur perfume Needs to stay discreet. I can’t imagine too Many finding this offensive. It screams “soccer mum” high end brand new model mini van owner husband, 2.4 kids & a golden retriever. Totally inoffensive . I wish it lasted more than 2 seconds!
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on 12/9/2017 2:01:00 PM
More reviews by Ali3053222
Honestly, this is a good lipstick, but it's not an "amazing" one. My issues are: 1. Not long lasting, whatsoever. I personally wear this and if I do anything like drink a glass of water it's completely gone and on the tube. If I do nothing at all, they'll may be last an hour. However, given this is an in-between gloss/lipstick I can't complain too terribly.2. Don't get me wrong, this is very pretty, but it's also very sheer and I do have to really "make this work" to make it less streaky in some areas of my lips... That being said, it's not THAT bad, it's just a minor problem and my lips are a little hard to work with.I do recommend this if you are looking for a lipstick with moisturizing properties, that does look pretty, and you don't mind reapplying. I said "no" if I ran out of this product though because honestly, it is a nice product, but... $30 is a little too much for me to keep repurchasing for a formula that isn't "holy grail" as far as lipstick goes. My repurchasing value goes up just as the price does.
on 12/8/2017 12:58:00 PM
More reviews by mikicats
I really love this foundation and it is the closest thing to perfect that I can find, which is why I see myself sticking to it for a long time to come. My skin is acne-prone and also very oily.PROS-Shade- a very good match to my fair, neutral skin (I use 1N1).Coverage- a medium to full coverage. I find it covers my redness and acne/scarring quite well, but a little bit of redness does peek through.Finish- definitely a matte foundation, although I find it isn't too much of a flat matte. If I don't set it, after about 15-30 minutes it becomes more of a soft matte.Longevity- this foundation has the longest wear time that I have found on my very oily skin, about 7-9 hours of it looking quite good and me blotting once or twice. If I'm only wearing it for a few hours I've begun to not set my face w powder afterwards which is something unheard of w my skin.CONS-Formula- for me this is the biggest con. I find the liquid to be so thick and set so fast that it can be difficult to work with as it's more time consuming and feels heavier on the skin. It also cannot build on itself- I used to apply a little like concealer over any spots I had, but it would always set much darker than the rest of my face so I would end up having little orange splotches over the places I tried to cover. If you want full coverage you have to go in heavily w it cause once it sets, that's it. However I imagine this is the price one pays for a foundation with such good coverage and decent wear time.Price- $46CAD is a lot for a foundation, however because you need so little to get the medium coverage I most often go for that to me it's worth it.Longevity- as a con, my ideal foundation would last for about 12 hours, which this foundation simply cannot do on my oily skin. It just gets way too oily, begins to separate, and can sometimes pool into my pores so it looks like I have freckles of foundation.Packaging- of course, cause no one likes that it doesn't come w a gd pump lolOVERALL-I had been on the hunt for a foundation that matched me well, did not break me out, and lasted a long time with my very oily skin for so damn long that for now ELDW is close enough. For now I am pleased with ELDW and very much recommend it to anyone w oily skin (altho my bff has very dry skin and it's her HG!)
on 12/8/2017 1:50:00 AM
More reviews by evieejj
This foundation is very full coverage, great for a night out but not for everyday wear. It oxidizes a lot, so if you were to wear it throughout the day I would recommend going 1 or 2 shades lighter. I used it daily for a while and it definitely didn't do my skin any favours.
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