Foundation Friday: Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Liquid Makeup

I wore this foundation in high school and college and then they changed the shade range and there was no longer a shade match for me. I wore “Shell” forever, but the “Shell” of today is HELLA dark.

Once I got into makeup and started following blogs and watching YouTube, so many people raved about this foundation. I’m over like, “I KNOW IT’S GOOD. I USED IT BEFORE YOU!” I was salty.

Estee Lauder came to their senses and expanded the shade range and when I saw there was one for me, I couldn’t add to my cart fast enough.

Claims
–24 hour wear
–Oil free
–Non-acnegenic
–Medium-to-full coverage
–Matte finish
–Waterproof
–Transfer resistant
–Dermatologist tested
–Fragrance free
–Cool, neutral, and warm undertones available

Price
–$42 for 1.0 oz
Sephora, Ulta, Nordstrom 

Shade Range
–56
–My shade: 0N1 Alabaster
*some shades are online only at some retailers

Pros
–Shade range
–Shade match for me
–Lightweight on the skin
–Full coverage
–Long lasting
–Fragrance free
–Matte finish but can work for dry skin with proper skin prep

Cons
–Packaging :: You can by a pump separately for $10
–Not cruelty free
–Expensive
–Some shades are online only at some retailers

Final Thoughts
There’s a reason this foundation has a cult following and is loved by so many. It is full coverage and will last all.day.long. I definitely need to get the pump, otherwise it pours out and there is potential to waste product and it’s too expensive for that to happen. I have to moisturize, use a glowy/hydrating primer, and use a hydrating spray to make this work for my dry skin, but the end result is worth it. If I don’t hydrate properly, it will look like crap on my dry skin. I also like to mix this with other foundations for a little extra coverage and wear time. I usually wear something lighter for day to day, but I like this for special occasions and long days. I am so glad this foundation is back in my life.

Estee Lauder recently came out with Double Wear Light Soft Matte Hydra Makeup and I want to try it, but there isn’t a shade for me. I need them to expand that line and help a sister out.

Warning my fair looks fabulous like crap in these photos. I’m lazy. Sorry not sorry.

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Before & After

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Bare face :: Foundation Only :: Full Face
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AM& PM
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Shade comparisons

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Round 2: Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define Concealer

I originally reviewed this product in February. You can read that here. I couldn’t properly review it because the lightest shade, at the time, was HELLA dark.

Thankfully, the good folks at Makeup Revolution, got their life together and expanded the shade range. PALE PEOPLE NEED CONCEALER TOO. Ok, I’m done. On to the review…

Claims
–Lightweight
–Full coverage
–Cover blemishes, even skin tone, and counteract dark circles
–Matte finish
–Won’t settle or accentuate fine lines and pores

Price
–$7 for 0.11 oz
–$10 for 0.45 oz
Ulta and revolutionbeauty.com

Shade Range
–24
–4 color correctors
–My shade: C0.5

Pros
–Affordable
–Cruelty free
–Shade range
–Shade match for me
–Minimal creasing
–Full coverage

Cons
–Ulta exclusive
–Some shades are online only (my shade, of course!)

Final Thoughts 
I LOVE this concealer. It’s really affordable and has great coverage. I hate that my shade is online only though. I think it’s just as good, maybe even better for me, than the Tarte Shape Tape. Tarte’s products are all very yellow toned and the shade C0.5 is more pink which is perfect for me.

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Before & After

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Foundation Friday: Ulta Moisturizing Foundation Stick

Claims
–Blurring effect
–Smooth & silky texture
–Medium coverage
–Natural finish
–Applies & blends seamlessly

Price
–$14 at Ulta for 0.3 oz

Shade Range
–16
–My shade: Very fair with cool undertones

Pros
–Shade match for me
–Blends out easily
–(my) Skin friendly ingredients: hyaluronic acid, Vitamins C & E, titanium dioxide
–No parabens
–Oil free
–Convenient and quick
–Buildable coverage: medium to full
–Weightless on the skin
–Sets nicely with powder on my dry skin i.e. no cake face!
–Lasted all day

Cons
–Expensive for a small amount
–Shade range

Final Thoughts
I FREAKING LOVE THIS PRODUCT. It looks good on my dry skin and gives me full coverage in a flash. It is so quick and easy. You will want to set this because it does feel tacky and doesn’t dry down. I have several foundations so I don’t use this every day, but if I did, I think I would run out quickly. The only things I don’t like are the price and the amount. The shade I got is a perfect shade match for me and y’all know that is RARE. If you have oily skin, this will be way too emollient for you, but if you have dry skin, you’ll love it. I also love to use this to spot conceal when I don’t want to wear makeup, but need a little coverage in certain areas.

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Before & After
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No makeup :: Just foundation :: Full face
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AM & PM

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Foundation Friday: Makeup Revolution Conceal + Define Full Coverage

Claims
–Lightweight, buildable coverage
–Suits every skin type and tone
–Long lasting
–Demi-matte finish
–Won’t settle into fine lines or cling to dry patches

Price
–$12
–Ulta, ulta.com, revloutionbeauty.com

Shade Range
–24
–My shade: F0.5

Pros
–Affordable
–Oil free
–Cruelty free
–Vegan
–Paraben free
–Shade match for me
–Full coverage with 1 layer
–Applicator
–Glass bottle, solid packaging
–Weightless
–Didn’t cake when I set with powder
–Blends easily

Cons
–Ulta exclusive
–Select shades, including mine, are online only
–Had to dip in several times throughout application

Final Thoughts
Full coverage in a flash is the first thought that comes to mind with this product. One layer is full coverage, but I did 2 on my chin because I always need extra coverage there. I was hesitant to try this because I was scared it would be too matte for my dry skin, but the finish is perfect and worked well on my dry skin. I used a brush and a sponge and it blended easily with both. I love this and have reached for it daily since I bought it.

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Before & After
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No makeup :: Just foundation :: Full face
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AM & PM

Primers: Becca First Light, Catrice Smooth & Refine
Powder: Maybelline Fit Me Loose in Fair
Tools: Japonesque Brush, Sonia Kashuk Sponge

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Foundation Friday: Fenty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear

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Claims
–Instantly smooth, pore diffusing, shine free finish
–Buildable medium to full coverage
–Resistant to sweat and humidity
–Won’t clog pores
–Undetectable on the skin

Price
–$34 for 1.0 oz
Sephora, fentybeauty.com

Shade Range
–40
–My shade: 100

Pros
–Shade range
–Price
–Packaging, pump!
–Cruelty free
–No parabens
–No phthalates
–Oil free
–Longwearing
–Shade match
–Medium, buildable coverage

Cons
–Sephora exclusive

Final Thoughts
–This looked a little cakey on my dry skin, but I tend to go crazy with powder, so I think that was my fault.
–The redness on my chin was still visible with 2 layers. It built up nicely, but I don’t think you can get full coverage with this without it caking up.
–I did the first layer with my Artis brush dupe and then did the second with a beautyblender.
–It wore off on my chin, but every foundation does.
–I got a sample of this at Sephora so I could try before I buy and I’m glad I did. I like it and I think it’s good, but I wouldn’t buy the full size.
–It didn’t look horrible on my dry skin, but I think this is better suited for normal, oily, and combo skin types.

 

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Before & After
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No makeup :: Foundation only :: Full face
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AM & PM

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Foundation Friday: Makeup Forever Velvet Skin Full Coverage

Claims
–Breathable
–Full coverage
–Lightweight
–Smaller pores
–Non-cakey, matte finish
–Up to 24 hours of wear
–Doesn’t flake or fade
–Zero shine

Price
–$38 for 1.0 oz
Sephora, makeupforever.com

Shade Range
–40
–My shade: Y205 Alabaster

Pros
–Oil free
–Shade range
–Full coverage
–Shade match for me
–Buildable
–Long wearing
–Doesn’t look cakey on my dry skin
–Weightless on the skin

Cons
–None

Final Thoughts
I got a a sample of this with a Sephora order and Y205 ended up being a perfect match for me. I was hesitant to try this since it has “Matte” in the name, but it looked good on my dry skin and didn’t dry me out or cling to dry patches. It was really easy to blend in, didn’t feel heavy, and lasted all day. It also gave full coverage, which is what I prefer. It also worked well with my concealers and powders. I’ve got several foundations that I’m working through so I’m not going to buy the full size right now, but I definitely would purchase it.

Primer: First Aid Beauty Coconut Smoothie, Catrice Smoothing Refiner
Powder: Hourglass Veil
Tools: Artis dupe and beautyblender

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Before & After
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No makeup :: Foundation Only :: Full face
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AM & PM
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Foundation Friday: Too Faced Born This Way

 

 

 

Claims
–Oil free
–Medium to full coverage
–Natural looking, radiant finish

Price
–$39 for 1.0 oz
Nordstrom, Ulta, Sephora

Shade Range
–35
–My shade: Cloud

Pros
–Cruelty free
–Vegan
–Packaging, pump!
–Shade match for me
–Buildable coverage
–Weightless on the skin
–Doesn’t cake up when set with powder
–No parabens, sulfates, phthalates
–Infused with coconut water and hyaluronic acid

Cons
–NONE!!!!

Final Thoughts
I’ve heard people sing the praises of this foundation since it came out, but I wasn’t able to try it because there wasn’t a shade match for me. Too Faced recently expanded the shade range and finally there was a match for me! <<Now, can they do this to all of their products?! I want to try the Peach Foundation and the Sculpting Concealer SO BAD.>> Back to this foundation—It played well with my concealer and powder and wore so well. It wore off of my chin, but every foundation does that. I wore this for over 12 hours and I unfortunately had to sweat out in the heat and it still held up fairly well. I know I wiped some off when I blotted the sweat off my face, but a little powder would have fixed that. I’m not done testing foundations for the year, but this is sitting in the #1 spot for 2018.

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Before & After
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AM & PM (my hair. BLESS)
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No makeup :: Just foundation :: Full face
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Artificial light :: Flash :: Natural light