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Old 01-11-2012, 03:49 PM
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Originally Posted by riotsquirrelz View Post
I have used Estee Lauder's Double Wear liquid foundation for 16 years. I have tried countless other brands over the years, but I always go back to it. I have a very fair, oily complexion and I need good coverage for my red nose. None of the "drug-store" brands offer a decent color match - if the shade seems "white" enough, the undertones always seem to be in the extremes (too yellow or too pink).

The Double Wear foundation is called "stay-in-place" makeup, and it lives up to that promise. I recently tried Bare Escentuals, and it melted down my face (literally) and added a mammoth amount of shine to my already oily, shiny complexion. Thankfully I had purchased the Double Wear at the same time, just in case!

What I love best about the Double Wear is that you can choose your level of coverage depending on the application tool. When I want full coverage (porcelain doll look), I use the foundation brush. If I want medium coverage, I use a sponge wedge. If I want minimal coverage, I use a damp sponge wedge. I usually use the sponge wedge to cover the redness of my nose, then I use the damp wedge to finish the rest of my face. One drop goes a looooong way. I can make a bottle of this stuff last a full year!
Yea I always recommend Double Wear to those with oily skin because it is the best out there for oilies and the shade range is great also. MAC Pro long wear is a close second.

When it comes to foundation you really have to know your skin and what it needs cos it really is a individual thing.
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Old 01-12-2012, 06:19 AM
Location: US
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Originally Posted by bande1102 View Post
The Stila doesn't look like it has shimmer in it to me. It just makes my skin look bright and fresh--definitely not obviously shimmery or wet-looking. I also noticed it diminishes the look of some fine lines and my eyes really pop.

Revlon has an age-defying illuminator that works ok, too, but it's a little too sheer as far as evening out my skin tone. That one tends to make my skin look a little "wetter"; but it still works pretty well for a drugstore brand.
I think stila is a bit shimmery. But I tried the lightest colors. Shimmer only look ok on my eyes due to pale skin I think.
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Old 01-12-2012, 06:25 AM
Location: Mayberry
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I think i found my fav~~ Smashbox Camera Ready Full Coverage in F2 (fair). I use it under PerFeKt primer gel and am loving it.
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