estee lauder double wear maximum coverage foundation: debenhams (£26.5o)
Im gonna start with saying I KNOW this wont be everyone's cup of tea. I LOVE full coverage foundation, I LOVE the completely made-up-doll-like look. Its completely matte and full-full-full coverage. I wanted it for ages, but the sales assistant wouldnt sell it to me. Yes, she physically wouldn't let me buy the product even though I wanted it. In the end I bought it from another counter and they didnt bat a eyelid! Seeing Hannah & Kelly both wearing it cemented my feelings and I needed it in my life.
I use a pea sized amount to cover my whole face. I apply using a MAC 187 or a MAC 109, You need to buff the foundation in as much as you can, as a little goes a long way. I think applying it just before your moisturizer or primer is completely dry makes it alot easier to blend as it dries down quite quickly down to a very matte finish. I've used a bit of MAC Fix+ as well to help blend it a bit if it felt a little stiff. It is 100% full coverage, it cover all my scars, blemishes and redness. Your skin does have that "make up" look to it, I dont find it cakey. I find its quite glowy too, not as in dewey but a slightly satin-luminous sort of finish, but still very matte. Its not as liquid in constancy as the regular Double Wear and because it covers more I feel I use alot less. The packaging is much better than Double Wear, as you only need to squeeze out a tiny bit of product, I find Double Wear quite wasteful as I always tip to much out, which means I tend to apply more than I need.
Like I always say GO GET MATCHED if your planning on buying it. Estee Lauder do really generous 10 day samples of foundation, and they are always really cool about it so don't worry about asking! I'm Creamy tan, which is a bit darker than I'd normally choose, but I prefer the colour of the Creamy Tan to the Creamy Beige on my skin.
At £26.5o its not cheap, and its definitely not for everyone. If you like the natural/light coverage look, don't even consider it it. However If you like a full face or have scarring or bad blemishes you want to cover go for it! Its the best full coverage foundation I've ever used and I'm pretty sure I'll continue to use it! I wouldnt say its my ~holy grail~ yet, but its getting close!
Yes its full coverage, Yes its fake looking.e Yes it gives a bit of a ghost face in a flash. Yes its probably too much considering my skins actually not *that* bad. But Hey, I like it, so stick it Anon!
(My skin for reference: I have oily/combo skin, relatively good skin in terms of breakouts and spots, slight scarring on my chin. I have a very uneven olive and warm toned skin with very pink toned cheeks. Im a MAC NW/NC15 without tan and generally wear foundation this colour then darken/bronze up with bronzer!)