I’m just going to jump right in and say I had a terrible breakout situation about a month ago and although my skin has gone back to its usual self (Thank God!) I just had to pick up something to disguise my gross face for those unslightly few weeks.
After few days of suffering from quite bad break outs I decided to go pick up some heavy duty foundation from the Estée Lauder counter up in Westfield. The lovely sales assistant was such a sweetheart and quickly matched me up with my shade in Medium Deep 3c4.…
What They say…
Estée Lauder Double Wear Maximum Cover Camouflage Makeup for Face & Body SPF 15
Soothing, natural-looking, liquid-creme makeup for concealing all skin imperfections, including surgical and acne scars, birthmarks, sun spots and varicose veins. Helps protect with an SPF of 15
- Full Coverage
- Long-wearing, 12-hour staying power.
Suitable for post-surgery use as directed by your physician. Developed and tested in collaboration with surgeons and dermatologists.
So bearing all that in mind, and how much it came to my rescue, this has been added to my collection of foundation faves which are for special occasions and for those bad skin days and I’ll tell you why…
First off, I love love LOVE this foundation! It glides on soo smoothly with a mousse or gel like consistancy, and after a good buff into the skin, it literally makes my skin look flawless and airbrushed. It also leaves the skin very silky in texture, and I never experianced any greasy or powdery feeling once it was applied to the skin.
I also felt that I didn’t need to apply concealor anywhere as I felt it covered up my imprfections up so perfectly… However since it literally evened out my entire face , I really did have to apply blusher and highlighter and a lil contour just to bring a little dimension back to my face. I did not want that porceline doll look!!
This foundation gives a lovely matte to demi matte finish. However, I don’t feel like it stays perfect for a good solid 12 hours, more like 5/6 hours before my skin starts peeking through however it does still manage to hide quite a lot of imperfections for about 8-9 hours – That was the longest I wore it before I deep cleaned my face each evening to rid myself of the evil blemishes I was getting! Now I do have very oily skin which is probably why it never lasted stayed perfect on my skin. On a normal to dry skin, this foundation definitely would have lasted 10-12 hours easy.
It retails for about £28 which for the tube size of 1 FL.OZ or 30 ml, so is kinda pricey BUT a pea size amount will cover an face and give amazingly full coverage. Therefore price isn’t an issue with this foundation (atleast for me!) *Please bear this in mind when applying it otherwise you might end up wasting a lot of product or over applying it and end up with a cakey face, something nobody wants, I’m sure!*
One thing I don’t like is the shade selection. I know they added some new shades but they also took away some of the lightest shades too. This is something they need to address since this is so full coverage, you cannot risk getting a shade that is slightly off for your skin.
Saying that, I don’t mind that the overall undertone of this foundation as all the shades have neutral undertones so you don’t have to worry about getting that yellow sallowness or the red oompa loompa look but I do suggest that you get a sample and be matched up properly before investing in this.
This product is especially ideal for those who have severe acne or those with other skin problems as you don’t want to be wearing something to hide your problem areas and have it end up giving you more skin issues! It has a slight scent but this does disapppear once applied to the face.
So all in all I give this new love of mine a look of utter adoration and two thumbs up! It’s a must have in every girls beauty draw. I am also contemplating picking up 3 or 4 shades for my kit. Hmmm we’ll just have to see….
In the meantime Estée Lauder please widen the shades selection – bring in some more shades and cater for all skin tones!
Hi Lovelies, I'm Fox...
And I'm a 26 Year old Human Biologist with over 6 years experience in the Beauty Industry.
Olive Skin with a Yellow undertone. Skin Type - Oily to Oily/Dehydrated.
My Foundation Shades in the following brands -
Star - 031
Forever - Sand 031
Velvet - 30 Beige
Matte - 30 Beige
Le Teint Ultra Tenue - 40 Beige
Total Control Drop Foundation - 08
Sheer Matte - Punjab/Stromboli
Sheer Glow - Punjab/Stromboli
All Day Luminous - Punjab
Velvet Matte Skin Tint - St Moritz
Sensual Skin Enhancer - SX06
Skin Base - SB8/9
Tinted Oil Free Moisturiser - Bisque
Big Easy Complexion Perfector - Beige
Teint Idole Ultra Wear - 049
MUFE HD - 127
MUFE ULTRA HD -
MUFE ULTRA HD Invisible Cover Stick -
Double Wear SIP - Rattan/Tawny
Double Wear Light - 3.0
Double Wear Maximum Cover - Rattan/Tawny
DayWear BB - Light Medium
Studio Fix Fluid - NC30
Studio Skin - 2.3
Traceless Perfecting - Bare Beige/Bisque 04
Traceless Stick - Bisque
Perfect Matte Touch - AMBER
Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick - BUFF
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