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on 6/26/2017 5:32:00 PM
More reviews by knitsnbytes
Age: 56 & Over
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine
Excellent matte or almost matte foundation. Wide color choice from cool light to deep dark rich. Pro: Coverage is full. I put some on my hand and you could see the brighteners and titanium or zinc oxide which makes a reflective cover to hide skin flaws and even tone.Easy to blend, especially if you use a foam blender. Wears all day. No scent, seems to work on sensitive skin. Cons: It probably will photograph too light (there is a lot of titanium or zinc oxide that is reflective in flash.)It doesn't have a pump. It really is full coverage. If you want sheer, my skin-but-better, not your foundation.
on 6/14/2017 4:54:00 PM
More reviews by clairerenee
Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium
Wow, this is one tenacious foundation. I was skeptical before trying it but it really does stay put on my oily nose.I got "color matched" to wrong shade but got a sample before buying. I am NC15 and the SA gave me equivalent of NC30ish. I used Temptalia's Foundation matrix and went in and asked for 1W1 Warm Bone sample. It is the palest yellow toned shade in this foundation. At first I was put off as it is very yellow. I started using up the sample just on my very red nose & cheeks. I was blown away by the coverage and staying power. The match is pretty good though if I wanted to perfectly match my neck they would need a paler yellow toned shade. I then started using just small dabs on the rest of my face that I blended out carefully. I find my fingers work best for blending. You have sufficient time to blend but it does set fairly quickly. I blend in a paler foundation (Laura Mercier) along my jaw line into this foundation and it works quite well so no distinct demarcation line from face to neck. It doesn't totally cover my hyperpigmentation but I don't expect a foundation to do that. For me it gives very good coverage and I use enough to improve my skin but also to let my skin show. I don't get how anyone could use 1 or 2 pumps (with added pump) on their face and it not look cakey....that is just too much. And anyone with super dry skin won't be happy with this unless they prep with a good moisturizer. I use over sunscreen with good results.
on 3/15/2017 1:45:00 PM
More reviews by Tlee
Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Silver, Wavy, Medium
I put off buying this for years. Probably because I despise trends and tend to do them till others catch on. (I got a tattoo in 1984. Listen, there weren't even "tattoo artists" in 1984.)This works very well for me. Two common complaints befuddle me. One, that it is hard to get off. Two words: micellar water. Done. Also, that it doesn't have a pump and you have to pour it out. Um, whut? Remove top, put your middle finger over the rim, turn bottle upside down. Touch finger to nose, cheek, cheek. Repeat bottle action. Forehead, forehead, chin. Use brush or sponge to spread. Done.I am lucky that I don't often have to be out for hours and hours. But when I do, I am so glad I can depend on this gem to stay in place.
9 of 16 people found this helpful.
on 10/7/2016 10:38:00 PM
More reviews by StephGray
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
I've tried so many foundations and I always come back to this one. Nothing works better. I used this foundation and Tarte's Shape Tape to cover dark circles, and I couldn't stop looking at my skin, how it glowed and how even it was. Not bad for an old chick, eh.
6 of 6 people found this helpful.
on 9/25/2016 4:36:00 PM
More reviews by Mercedes2827
Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
It is great foundation because it looks like you are not wearing makeup at all and your face looks perfect it does not show imperfections. I was using clinic which is really good too but my daughter and husband noticed the pores on my face had increased due to the clinic foundation. My husband told my daughter it was due to the makeup. I was really worried. I still had some of Estee Lauder foundation and noticed my face and pores decreased. I just purchased a brand new bottle. Thank you; Estee Lauder.
7 of 8 people found this helpful.
on 8/27/2016 10:31:00 AM
More reviews by MsGMN11
Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Brown, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
This product Is chalky on my skin, doesn't blend in good and made my skin look horrible. A waste of money and a major let down.
on 8/17/2016 2:09:00 PM
More reviews by dmac5253
Skin: Oily, Fair, Not Sure
If you have dry skin, this will not "cut the mustard."I knew better than to try this because products that are advertised as "long wearing" generally are drying. But, at the insistence of my sister I accepted a sample and tried it.It sucked the life out of my face.My skin is not super dry. I used a moisturizer underneath. From the moment I applied it, I felt like I was wearing a tight mask.The only redeemable aspect of this foundation is that it might work for a person with oily skin.And yes, the finish was matte. My face looked good but, it felt awful.
5 of 6 people found this helpful.
on 8/11/2016 5:57:00 PM
More reviews by aesteriel
Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool
Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine
For my acne prone combination skin, I find this foundation to be just... ok.It's the ultimate cakey foundation of all times, no matter how little I put or what primer I use. My skin still becomes oily after about 3-4 hours. It doesn't break me out and I don't have any dry spots on my face.
4 of 4 people found this helpful.
on 6/3/2016 7:07:00 PM
More reviews by pinkflowergirl3
Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine
I was in Macy's & asked the sales associate about it,she put some on,it looked good on me.My Complexion is very Fair & Pink...My color is the lightest cool color...Very Nice foundation!
1 of 1 people found this helpful.
on 4/22/2016 12:27:00 PM
More reviews by RosieJ
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium
This is my new HG foundation. For years I was on the hunt for long lasting foundation geared for oily/combo skin types. I tried numerous foundations, both high and low end, and nothing compares to Estee Lauder Double Wear is terms of longevity. . I'm 59 years old and this foundation makes my skin look flawless when applied with my damp Real Technique Sponge.. It also looks good applied with a brush. I'm a light/medium, cool/neutral skin tone and it took me several tries to find a matching color shade . Desert Beige 2N1 was too light and yellow and Ivory Beige 3N1 was too dark and peachy for my complexion. I finally found my perfect match in Fresco 2C3. ( I guess I'm more cool than neutral toned)This is one of a few foundations I have tried that doesn't turn my face into an oil slick after 3 or 4 hours wear. Its also does not accentuate fine lines or dry patches. ELDW lasts for at least 10 hours on me with no signs of wear. I love this product and will definitely repurchase when I run out.
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