I decided to pick this foundation to review as apparently, it’s a really good dupe for the Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation but obviously a high street version.
I have heard a lot about this foundation and I have been wanting to try it for a while to see if it was as good as the hype.
“America’s #1 longwear foundation*, now with a mess-free pump and SPF protection. In 35 shades for every skin tone and type. Flawless, matte coverage that lasts up to 24 hours. Comfortable, lightweight formula specifically made for combination or oily skin to control oil absorption and shine.”
- High coverage
- Quite long lasting
- A normal foundation scent
- Middle weight feel on the face
- 22 available shades
- Liquid foundation (medium thickness in consistency)
- SPF 15
- 30ml bottle
- RRP £12.99
Firstly, I like the packaging, your normal glass bottle with a black top. I heard this bottle in the past didn’t have a pump, similar to the Estee Lauder DW, but they smartly added a pump to this bottle, making it a lot easier to distribute the amount of foundation you need.
My initial thoughts about this foundation is how many shades they have for a high street brand, very unusual, which is amazing, but also they have two different types depending on your skin type, very unique. They do a Normal/Dry or Combination/Oily, for me, I picked the combo/oily.
One thing I found odd when researching this foundation, was in their own claims they say they have 35 shades, but then on the exact same page but on the benefits section, they say 22…which one is it? Either way 22, is still a great amount of shades to stock.
I bought this foundation from Amazon of all places and when it came to picking a colour, I was really stuck. Then I found a website which actually helps you colour match. If you input the name of the foundation that matches you perfectly, it will actually tell you what shade you will be in other brands.
On arrival, when I received the foundation, the colour difference was very noticeable. I obviously didn’t expect it to be the exact same colour, but it wasn’t even the same tone. My Estee Lauder shade is Desert Beige and the one from Revlon was called Sand Beige, from the names, they do sound oddly similar, but Revlon’s had a lot more brown in it, like a hint of taupe, but on my face, it still looked nice and matched some what.
The coverage of this foundation is good, you can get a medium coverage and build this up, but I wouldn’t say it’s amazing for covering very red blemishes without colour correcting first. I found this foundation gave me a matte, flawless finish and was really comfortable on the skin.
One thing I really hate about foundations is their claims, don’t claim something that isn’t true. Just be honest, customers respect honesty more than outrageous claims that aren’t true.
When a brand claims there foundation lasts 24 hours, I just think ‘REALLY’? Why make this claim? No one wants a foundation that lasts this long, 14-16 hours is absolutely fine. This brand makes the 24 hour claim I hate and as always, this foundation does not have this power. It lasts a good amount of time, but not all day, on me, it noticeable broke down around my nose and chin, this isn’t giving me the flawless, matte coverage that lasts all day like they say.
Despite the above claim, it has a lovely finish and does last a reasonable amount of time, its not my favourite, but it is a really good, fair priced foundation. I do think the price is quite high for a high street foundation but it’s better than some you can buy.
When applying the foundation, it blended beautifully on my face, gave me a really lovely flawless matte finish. It felt nice on the face, not too heavy to feel like you’ve caked it on, but it’s also not light, but it felt comfortable on my face.
Apart from the stupid claim, I really liked this foundation and it’s something I would continue to use, but maybe not repurchase. I don’t think anything will live up to my Holy Grail, but this is a good substitute if I run out of backups, but I wouldn’t say this was a dupe for Estee Lauders DW.
Overall, I would rate this a 7/10, it’s not something I was blown away by, but it was nice and something I would recommend to someone who wanted a high coverage foundation from the high street. It has a lovely finish and easy to apply, but it just doesn’t have the longevity I want from my foundations.
- All foundations were applied with a beauty sponge (for best application)
- Before applying the foundation, I moisturised with Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion, Benefit POREfessional primer and Soap and Glory Speed Plump All Day Super Moisture (secondary primer)
- All opinions in these posts are my own opinion, everyone is different, if I don’t like a product, it doesn’t necessarily mean it wasn’t good, it just didn’t work for me
- All products mentioned, I purchased myself and have not received any benefits for writing these posts
- I have combination skin, this will always effect the way the foundation works, so bear this in mind when reading the reviews.