Estee Lauder Perfectionist Youth-Infusing Makeup SPF 25

Estee Lauder Perfectionist Youth-Infusing Makeup SPF 25


61 reviews

49% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$$


(Active Ingredients : Octinoxate 7.50%, Titanium Dioxide 1.90%) ------------ Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Isododecane, Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Phenyl Trimethicone, Polysilicone-11, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Silica, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Sigesbeckia Orientalis (St. Paul's Wort) Extract, Boswellia Serrata Extract, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Artemia Extract, Hydrolyzed Fish (Pisces) Collagen, Whey Protein, Fish (Pisces) Collagen, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Cholesterol, Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate, Caffeine, Glycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Protein, Aminopropyl Ascorbyl Phosphate, Decarboxy Carnosine HCl, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Sodium PCA, Disteardimonium Hectorite, C12-16 Alcohols, Dimethicone Silylate, Caprylyl Glycol, Triethyl Citrate, Palmitic Acid, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Hexyl Laurate, Methicone, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, PEG-8, Hexylene Glycol, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Sodium Chloride, Lecithin, Alumina, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol +/- (CI 77019/Mica, CI 77891/Titanium Dioxide, CI 77492/CI 77499/Ci 77491/Iron Oxides)

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Age: 36-43

Skin: Other, Other, Warm

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

Perfectionist make-up is not working for me! I had high expectations for this product but it's not making me feel or look any better, to the contrary, it makes me look old. I examined my face with a highly magnified mirror before make-up and after.
1. BEFORE this make-up:
after cleansing and moisture, my pores were a bit visible, but I recognized myself to the age I am, no sagging or skin contortions.
2. AFTER I put this onto my face:
I could feel it on my skin, a sensation like something there. I looked in my magnified mirror, I didn't look the same, it was like looking at an older different person, my pores looked more pronounced, my face had some twisted skin contortions I'd never been aware of before.
• Granted the make-up feels smooth and silky the touch, but my face is combination skin, and it did not work for the areas of cheekbones downwards on me. I have such a bother finding a good make-up for myself, this one is not for me.

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Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Green

For me it does not work, it might have caused me to break out more but my big no no for me is the look on my skin, looks not smooth, highlights my dry spots, tad orange but looks better if I use a blender sponge but requires more works than just finger application. sunscreen is nice, photographs well. Just wished looked as good in person on skin.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

on 1/3/2018 4:23:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool

Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

I’ve been using this foundation for about 2-3 years (2C3) and I hope it never is discontinued! It’s medium coverage, easy to blend, SPF 25, and in a pump.

One reviewer stated that she saw glitter/sparkles. I’ve never seen that or else it doesn’t show up on my skin. I get a dewy glow from it. Yes, a dewy glow at 50 years of age! It lasts 6 hours+. No weird smell or anything, either - even though it’s SPF 25.

Even though I’m ok with being 50, I have experienced issues with some foundations caking up. I’ve never had a problem with EL Perfectionist. Of course, I moisturize before putting it on. Other products I’ve tried “drag” on even if I moisturize but EL Perfectionist does not.

I do agree with another reviewer that there is quite a bit left after there isn’t enough product for the pump to be used, but that’s fine. A q-tip or brush is all that’s needed. Yes, that’s how much I love this foundation! Good to the last drop!

4 of 4 people found this helpful.

on 10/16/2017 9:34:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Other, Medium

Eyes: Brown

This foundation was a fail for me. I usually wear a TM but wanted something with a bit more coverage for the holiday season so I went and got shade matched at an EL counter for this. The first failure was the match I was given from their handheld. Way way too light the S.A. was super confused and started trying to eyeball match to my skin tone. I'm usually about a L-Medium neutral shade in the winter in most foundations. We chose 3N1 as the closest match in the horrendous lighting. There was no samples available for the color match guaranty so I bought the full size and kept the receipt. Thank god.
I had to return it within 48 hours. It had a nice satin finish and solid medium coverage but the color was off and too orangey. I tried getting rematched to a better color but nothing seemed to work well. I also think that this may have broken me out. Nice finish but I just couldn't make it work

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

Dealing with aging skin is a bit tricky and finding a foundation that will work for dry combination skin is a hit or miss at times.
I am a big fan of Estee Lauder's line of foundations, I have the regular Double Wear and Double Wear Light. But sometimes, I find that its too matte for my taste especially that the colder months is just around the corner.

So I decided to give this foundation a try and I must say that I am impressed.

Shade: I am between MAC NC 20 - NC 25 and the shade 2N1 Dessert Beige matches me ok. It is a hair light for my skin right now but will match better during the winter months.

Finish: It has a natural finish, not dewy or matte. Perfect for aging skin.

Coverage: Light to medium. May need a concealer for under eye and blemishes

Packaging; It has a pump!

Price: a bit pricey but if you are willing to invest on good makeup, I think it's worth it.

Overall, I am satisfied with this foundation. It is a great for everyday and did I say it has a built in SPF.

Hope this helps!

7 of 8 people found this helpful.

on 7/27/2017 5:50:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

First of all, this product has sparkles in it. I tried a drop on my forearm, and when I went out in the sun I could see the dozens of tiny sparkles. Next, it is expensive. Luckily I was able to get a generous sample so tried it a few days in a row. I would describe the coverage as "light" almost like a tinted moisturizer. I got a decent color match, it seems, in the lightest neutral shade. Once applied, it didn't do anything to blur fine line or pores as advertised. Separated on my nose almost immediately, and within a few hours looked like a greasy, shiny mess. I'm 48 and have fairly dry skin. Admittedly it's summer and quite hot, but I hadn't been out in the direct sun or sweating much. And did I mention it has SPARKLES in it?

on 5/21/2017 5:23:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Black, Wavy, Other

Eyes: Brown

This foundation glides on the skin. It feels extremely light but covers alot of imperfections. It is netter than my born this way foundation. It highlights the normal hues of my skin withour being cakey or being too heavy. The coverage is light to medium. I used the illuminating primer which highlihted the glow and dewy look. As mature matt foundations ages me. The primer with the foundation makes the process extremely quick. The concealer from estee is insanely good. It covers my purple bags and hyperpigmentation easily. I need no setting powder. I need a small amount of product for each estee product. It did a good job minimising my frown lines. The chanel primer and velvet foundation conceal my frown lines better. The estee lauder is the closest to my duscontinued holy grail smashbox halo foundation. The cost is well worth it for the everyday healthy and not too try hard foundation.

4 of 4 people found this helpful.

Age: 30-35

Skin: Dry, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

This is beautiful. It stayed on all day and gave me a healthy glow. I have eczema prone skin, which is of course on the dryer side so when I was given a sample and wore it, I was thrilled at how perfect it looked all day.

UNTIL the evening when I went to take it off. I started to get acne on the jawline which I NEVER get. After reading some reviews, apparently there is an ingredient in there which is known to cause acne. So if I had to wear it I would, as luckily for me the acne went down after a day or two. Because the finish is so beautiful, but I wish they would fix this issue. Some people won't have any problems. If it weren't for the breakouts it caused me this would be 5 stars.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

This is my favorite foundation, and I think I have tried them all! The finish is gorgeous; I'd call it a velvety texture. Coverage is very buildable. I like it best when applied with a blush brush rather than a nylon foundation brush. My biggest problem is blotchiness and uneven skin tone, and this leaves me looking like I have perfect skin. It looks great when you touch it up with pressed powder after a few hours. One of the few foundations I have repurchased!

7 of 7 people found this helpful.

on 1/26/2017 10:27:00 AM

Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Sometimes we just get bored with our makeup and always think there is something better out there in the vast land of makeup that would look better and be more beneficial for our skin. I have used the EL Perfectionist foundation for over two years now, and have tried different samples of various foundations throughout that time, but always return to EL. I love the way it feels when it goes on - it glides over the skin like velvet and is easy to blend. It stays in place just about the entire day (depending on how much I am putting my hands on my face). My only complaint would be the packaging. While I love the pump in the thick glass bottle there is way too much product left at the bottom of the bottle when the pump won't get any more out. At this point, I open up the bottle and insert a straw or whatever you have that would fit into it and can scoop out more than enough product to last several more weeks. At the cost of this foundation, I do not want to waste any of it. I find it to be beneficial to my skin and I love the dewy feeling. The coverage is medium to full and buildable. I have started using a illuminating primer under this and love it even more now. Worth trying and you can go to any EL counter and get a sample to try for free. I am going to try to convince myself to quit shopping for foundations and move on to shopping for concealers.

9 of 9 people found this helpful.

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