I received a deluxe free sample from Sephora with makeup purchase. My holy grail foundation is EL DW in Rattan. The first day I did a complete face of this foundation. Becca Driftwood is a better color match for my skin. Becca formula has better pigmentation compared to EL. This is a thicker formula that dries down like the EL DW Maximum Coverage which means you have to work fast or you will end up with the foundation drying and being streaky on the face. This is what happened to me. This is also more matte that EL DW. I am oily, but with mature skin. There is a slight scent of like a sweet honeysuckle flower. At 2 hours, it looked great. 4 hours, I could tell my natural oils were coming out, but the foundation was holding up, but not I could feel a tingly sensation on my face. At 6 hours, I was looking oily, do I dabbed some oils off my face. At 8 hours, I looked okay, but not great, but I was indoors all day.
Day 2: I did side by side with Estee Lauder on my face. I ran errands in hot over 90 degree weather and to simulate hotter weather, I ran the car with no A/C. I prefer Becca at first because it provided better coverage with 1 layer of foundation. EL had to do 2 layers to match the coverage of Becca. As the oils broke out during the day, Becca side was tingly, not EL side. At the end of 14 hour day of harsh hot weather and a 2 mile walk up 600 ft elevation, both sides were still on my face and looking cakey and soak into my pores badly. I could not decide. I asked my husband, he said "both side look horrible." I asked which is less worse, he chose the EL side.
NOTE: This is a super matte formula that will sink into your pores. I use a pore serum and primer. I also used separate SPF even though this formula does have it included. Make sure to moisturize or this can make you look dry. I will not repurchase, this even though it is only $1 more than EL DW, the tingly sensation might cause breakouts on me over time. But very impressive formula.
CON: dries very quick, thick formula that makes applications a bit tricky. After 14 hour day, you look cakey, but okay wear for about 8 hours, tingles on my face when oils start to break through
PRO: good coverage, long wearing for up to 8 hours, use less product