Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Long Wearing Foundations

After I discovered that Revlon Colorstay was actually what was causing me to break out, I freaked and went on a foundation spree.

So far I have tried:

Dermablend Cover Cream (claims to be wearing for 12hrs - 16 with their powder but I find it starts to wear off my nose area around 6 hours into it)
Lancome Tient Idole Ultra - coverage was lame and staying power was not true
Estee Lauder Double Wear
Estee Lauder Maximum Coverage - coverage is phenomenal but lasting power isn't great
Maybelline Superstay 24hr - coverage is great BUT it gets shiny and oxidizes badly
Clinique Continous Coverage  - cakey!!!  stay away!!

The best one?  Estee Lauder Double Wear comes closest because it is very true to the long wearing part.  I'm guilty of wearing makeup to the gym, but honestly I just wear double wear because it doesn't ball up when I sweat.  I wear that, a little blush, and mascara.  I can work out and sweat hardcore and the makeup still stays in place.  It almost actually looks better!  haha 

If you are looking for a summer foundation, this would be it.  I don't understand wearing tinted moisturizers that will slide off your face in the heat anyways. 

The coverage is medium but buildable.  My recommendation would be to wear a layer of Double Wear, then conceal blemishes with a waterproof concealer. 

1 comment:

xoladiihoneyxo said...

Thanks for this! Do you think it smudges onto clothes? I tried the Maybelline 24 hour and the color had a pink undertone to me and I just didn't really like it very much so I end up returning it.