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on 4/23/2017 11:48:00 PM
More reviews by BrittCastsFireballs
Skin: Oily, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Red, Curly, Medium
This is my Holy Grail foundation. I use the shade Ivory Nude. I typically have oily skin, but lately -- thanks to a certain acne gel -- it has been mostly combo normal/dry with some pretty dry patches on my chin area. This foundation looks great all day regardless of my skin type! PROS: Decent shade ranges. Medium coverage that is quite buildable. Doesn't settle into fine lines or cake up. Dries down quickly and is definitely transfer-proof within minutes. Very long-lasting, even in Florida heat and humidity. Controls oil for those with oily skin, but doesn't further dry out those with dry skin. Non-acnegenic CONS: Funky, paint-like foundation smell (dissipates very quickly, just don't smell the product inside the bottle). Packaging is meh. No pump. Standard glass bottle with lightweight screw-on cap. Nothing special and certainly not overly cute or fancy aesthetically. Oxidises slightly after about five minutes. The price was pretty standard for a high end foundation, $40 USD for 1.0floz. I, personally, feel that's a bit pricy, but definitely worth it for me. I use L'Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte for "off days" when I'm just going to the grocery store and whatnot.
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on 4/16/2017 9:49:00 AM
More reviews by Pixina
Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool
Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium
I used to like this but I don't any more. I have this in ecru and it suits my skin tone which is very light. It is very thick and heavy and too much of a mask, obviously got foundation on look. I would mix it with Estée Lauder Idealist and I found that that was a much nicer mixture. I am now in my mid thirties and I find that the finish, apart from being really obvious, is powdery too. It also settles in to fine lines and it feels heavy on my skin.I have quite oily skin but this didn't shift or oxidise which was good.If you like heavy coverage then you might like this. For me it is too much and I probably won't use the rest of the bottle. I prefer a lighter and more natural look. I find this can make skin look quite aged too. In some lights it highlights all skin imperfections. Mainly, it's so obvious that you have a heavy foundation on that it defeats the purpose for me. I won't buy again.
on 4/8/2017 6:21:00 AM
More reviews by Sally142
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
Packaging needs improvement. It's so dated not to have a pump to dispense the foundation. Aside from that, oily and pimply girls like me would enjoy this foundation A LOT. It doesn't break me out and stays on 16 hours no joke. I do feel a huge difference on days I don't use it as I will experience oily skin after a long day at work. Would purchase this over and over again.
2 of 2 people found this helpful.
on 3/14/2017 12:10:00 AM
More reviews by AJNG99
Skin: Oily, Olive, Warm
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Other
If you are going to have a long day and you want your make-up to last all day, this is the go to foundation. I have very oily skin and this foundation is great for my skin type. Shade matching can be challenging but once you found the right one you won't be disappointed. I am MAC C3 or C3.5 (Summer) and my shade is 2W1 Dawn. Only downside is no pump, so it can get messy but like some others have matched MAC has a pump that fits this ELDW bottle.
3 of 4 people found this helpful.
on 3/7/2017 9:21:00 AM
More reviews by ekira
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine
I have combination skin that is prone to breakouts. I bought this foundation based on all the great reviews. Unfortunately, it didn't go on evenly and believe me, I tried it on clean skin, on moisturiser and on primer. It was impossible to blend and the end result looked cakey and uneven. It just didn't work for me, IDK why :( Plus, after having tried it for a couple of days it seemed to dry out my skin. I will stick to Lancome TIU and Clinique BB cream.
2 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 3/4/2017 11:31:00 AM
More reviews by shimmersweetie
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse
I seriously think something might be wrong (or just different?) with my skin since I can't seem to get this foundation to work for me. I keep giving this foundation a chance every few years due to all the rave reviews I keep reading! I keep hoping that maybe my skin has changed and that this foundation will one day look good on me. But sadly, Double Wear is honestly one of the worst foundations I've ever used.This isn't the first highly-rated foundation that looks terrible on me (Revlon Colorstay liquid: I'm looking at you!), so I'm beginning to think it must be an ingredient(s) that my skin just can't handle.The pros:- Covers my red acne marks to a certain degreeThe cons:- Feels and looks like paint, no matter how I apply it- It sits on top of my skin- Makes my skin look dull/dead- While it does cover acne, it still requires more layers (for me) than my other HG foundations- Can't find a good shade match (2N1 and 2W1 are the closest)- The glass bottle does not have a pump, so you have to be careful not to pour the foundation too quicklyI'm a little jealous that this seems to work for so many others! ;) I'm going to keep researching what ingredients are in this foundation that my skin doesn't like, so that I can be aware and avoid it in the future.
4 of 4 people found this helpful.
on 3/3/2017 4:05:00 PM
More reviews by Sequinsandblack
Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium
I love that it covers beautifully and stays put all day, I also love the yellow undertone. However, I do find that it's a bit too obvious on the face, it leaves a bit of a powdery finish. So I mix this with a liquid highlighter and apply it with a damp beauty blender. This way the result is more natural but still allows for a high coverage.I would advice to thoroughly cleanse the skin after wearing this foundation. After my initial purchase and after wearing this foundation undiluted and without primer for a few days I noticed some skin irritation. With a primer underneath this doesn't seem to happen.Great foundation, will repurchase for long days when a perfect make-up look is required.
3 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 2/28/2017 3:10:00 PM
More reviews by csidephoto
Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse
Very expensive (to me) but is very reliable, great color selection, and looks and lasts great. You can use a MAC foundation pump if you want a pump (thanks to someone @ Sephora for letting me know!)It doesn't make me dry or oily, which is great as I have combo skin. By the end of the day I do have to blot, but it's nothing excessive. You don't need a lot, I only use one pump for most days (medium-high coverage to me). I love to dot it all over my face and then blend it in with a beauty blender for a skin like finish. It has a very slight paint smell to it which goes away when it dries down.I really do enjoy & recommend this foundation.
on 2/28/2017 6:32:00 AM
More reviews by cherrytomato
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
Probably the best foundation ever tried especially for oily/combo skin type.During winter months though I would suggest increasing the moisturizer under it, especially if you work or are somewhere with a bit of an aggressive air conditioning.It provides a very good coverage, so take it easy on the application, as the over-application can cause dryness.The T-zone may only have signs of shine by the end of the day and even then, it depends on your surroundings (dry air, AC, outdoors, etc).It is a bit pricey, but I have not stumbled upon any other foundation that would make me change my mind.For dry skins, this could eventually increase the dryness, as I noticed that if it is applied closer to the under the eyes zone, it has the tendency to bring out the fine lines.
on 2/10/2017 4:28:00 PM
More reviews by Jlbwlb
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
I used this foundation for about a year and I really wanted to like it. It covers very well but I'm pretty sure it made me break out. Taking it off at night is also a chore. I have to wash my face 3 times to get all of it off... that cant be a good sign. I probably will not purchase again.
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