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on 9/10/2018 3:06:00 AM
More reviews by kittenmint
Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
Double Wear Stay In Place Makeup definitely lives up to the hype. It is a full coverage foundation with a matte finish which lasts all day on the skin - even through heat, humidity and sweat. This is what I put on when I know I am having a long day and will be wearing makeup for around 12 hours. I like the look of this best when applied with a damp sponge, it maintains its full coverage look whilst not being heavy and looks more radiant than when applied with a brush. This makes my skin look perfect - but still look like my own skin. It doesn't ever look cakey or heavy. It doesn't cling to dry areas or textured areas. This product is amazing, and I highly recommend it. The only downside is that you need to buy the pump separately - and it is quite expensive at $10AUD. Happily you only need to buy one pump and can put it into new bottles of foundation but it is very pricey for a pump! The foundation itself is quite well-priced at $58AUD. It's not as expensive as other equivalent products such as Nars for example. This product is so good - everyone needs this!
2 of 2 people found this helpful.
on 8/11/2018 10:17:00 AM
More reviews by alexis789
Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Warm
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium
Full coverage, matte, lasts ALL day. It's perfect. Flashback is awful with this foundation though, that's the only negative.
2 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 8/10/2018 9:57:00 AM
More reviews by MoniekvanBussel
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool
Honestly never found a better foundation than this one. I've repurchased this product SO many times. It literally stays on all day, has a high coverage and doesn't transfer onto clothes. Really good color range as well. At the end of the day your makeup looks even better then when you first apply it in the morning. I have sensitive skin but this foundation NEVER breaks me out. It dries up very fast, so you have to apply it quickly.
4 of 4 people found this helpful.
on 7/26/2018 5:23:00 AM
More reviews by Xylophonic
Skin: Very Oily, Medium Brown, Cool
Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium
Decent foundation with a smooth matte finish. As per usual annoying bottle with no pump but still good.
on 7/20/2018 5:02:00 AM
More reviews by soyamilky
Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse
This foundation is heavy as frick but it's great if you've got a pizza face like mine. It really does not move. I'll always fall back on this when my face is a disaster, as it usually is
on 5/18/2018 4:12:00 AM
More reviews by JolieBelle
This is a cult foundation for a reason, that being its staying power. It adheres to the skin like paint, and stays there until you take it off. I find it could be described as specifically formulated for oily skinned ladies and gents, as it doesn't need setting powder (unless you have exceptionally oily skin i presume), doesn't break down on critical oily areas throughout the day (nostrils, in between the brows, nose, inner cheeks), doesn't oxidize or change color. I absolutely adore it and yes, if i had to wear a single foundation for the rest of my life, this would be it. This is my "husband" foundation. The rest are all occasional, short-termed, exciting but quick-fizzling, cool-but-enough-now "affairs". Pros:- one of the few foundations that actually does what it claims to do;- great coverage without looking dry, cakey or streaky;- beautiful smooth finish, like glass/paint;- very long lasting;- unbreakable, doesn't dissolve on oily areas or under the eyes. This particularity is almost impossible to find in other foundations, in my opinion, and if met, it comes with significant disadvantages (extreme thickness, dryness, for example the Kat Von D/ LA Girl foundations);- contrary to other reviews, i personally don't find it drying under the eyes at all. Eye cream is a general must for the skin regardless of one wearing makeup or not;- extensive shade rage, for pretty much everyone;- very buildable if applied fast;- a little goes a long way, a bottle will last for months with daily use;- replaces concealer successfully;- good skin tolerance (didn't break me out);- wonderful natural look for its consistency and coverage. Pretty much 5% heavier on the skin than liquid foundations. Cons:- expensive (but good things cost money);- the significant shade range makes it difficult to choose one's right tone, particularly in store lights;- the glass bottle albeit beautiful is not user-friendly and needs a pump;- needs attentive removal, hard to scrub off. I will continue to repurchase this foundation and not the light version as i don't want to stray. The company could offer a more extensive guideline for choosing the right shade and add a pump and they'd be market leaders.
6 of 6 people found this helpful.
on 4/12/2018 3:11:00 AM
More reviews by Laurenj494
Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium
I love this foundation! It sits on the skin really well. You have to use it with a good primer otherwise I think it slides off the face and clings to any dry patches you might have. When wearing this I don't use any concealer as the foundation is already high coverage. I set the main areas with powder still. Its a full coverage foundation with good consistency. However the only thing that lets it down is the bottle itself. It has no pump but you can get one for an additional cost.So if you are just pouring it be careful as you might pour too much and waste it. You get a pretty standard amount of product in the bottle. I would definitely repurchase this as its one of my go to foundations.
on 4/3/2018 4:04:00 PM
More reviews by analyzingmylife
I have dry 43 year ols skin.I cannot use this foundation alone, or it ages me horribly.However, mixed with my It Cosmetics MoisturiIng foundation has become my holy grail!Beautiful finish, and lasts like nothing else!Pretty much transfer proof.I fell asleep with my makeup on one night, and the next morning my foundation was still intact and looking good.Amazing foundation that I will repurchase for the rest of time!
3 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 3/23/2018 1:57:00 AM
More reviews by iamSKYLAR
This is an absolutely gorgeous foundation. Consistency is a bit more creamy and buildable with medium coverage. Some say that this is not an everyday makeup, but applied in the smallest amounts with (melted on the back of the hand, dotted on face with clean fingers, then spread thin with damp sponge), this can apply very, very thin and look very, very natural. I like to mix a drop of oil/serum for a little more natural coverage. The foundation for me was not buildable-- second layer ended up melting my first layer and I was left with a goopy mess-- what I figured out was to: 1. WEAR SUPER HYDRATING LOTION/CREAM and let it fully absorb into skin prior to application2. Add a drop of serum/oil into foundation and mix on back of hand before applying to face3. Use very small amount and blend, blend, blend!4. Use concealer to spot-fix trouble areas instead of trying to layer this foundation (which has pretty good medium coverage)Thing about this foundation is that it's formulated to last long, so it'll REALLY stick to your face as soon as you put this on, which is why you should spread, spread, spread, blend, blend, BLEND!!! as soon as the small amount of foundation is dotted on the face. It dries fast and if left on the face for too long, it'll dry that way and WILL. NOT. BUDGE. Like everyone said, face absolutely must be exfoliated and moisturized (and absorbed) prior to putting this on, otherwise it'll grab onto dry patches, but I have no problem making this foundation look natural. ELDW would probably not work on someone with dry skin or skin that hasn't been thoroughly hydrated as the formula is quite drying. Another thing, this foundation is NOT for the PPP-- the lightest shade applies dark on my fair but definitely not porcelain Asian skin. I took one lippie off because Estee Lauder isn't cruelty-free (and it should be) and the ingredients aren't as clean as they could be and also because it does not come with a pump (it can be purchased separately for $10). Also, for you mid-day mist spritzers, be sure to test mist on foundation at home because this foundation melted off my face in splotches when I misted my face mid-day and I had to scramble in desperation to remove and re-do what I can. Because they're not cruelty-free, I would not purchase again. My desperate hunt for cruelty-free nontoxic foundation continues.
on 3/22/2018 3:07:00 PM
More reviews by Mlissy8
Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine
Okay let me just start off by saying this, this is not an everyday foundation! It’s a beautiful foundation if you want to have a super flawless dolled up for the club for hoenanigans look. It’s very full coverage and it stays on forever, but it’s too cakey looking for everyday. But it does cover everything and I would definitely say use it for special occasions. Unless you like the full full coverage. Personally, I only use it when I’m going out clubbing or somewhere where I need to look extra.
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