Easily scarred people rejoice!
Estee Lauder has added a new member to its Double Wear family-Double Wear Maximum Coverage.
I know what you are thinking...Max. coverage, yeah right. Everyone and their momma claims to have max coverage. However, like I mentioned in the title, EL one is LEGIT.
This is what the foundation claims to do:
With a reasonable $32 price tag (and Nordstrom's amazing return policy), I went ahead a purchased it without trying (I know, bad idea, but working 40+ hrs a week at MAC during holiday hours make me want to leave the mall ASAP).
The color selection is very limited, considering there are only 6 shades offered: Very Light, Creamy Ivory (Light), Creamy Vanilla (Light/Medium), Creamy Tan (Medium), Medium Deep, and Deep.
Unfortunately, if you are anything darker than a NC45, I don't think you will be able to find a color that goes on without looking ashy. However, with that being said, I LOVE how the Max. Coverage is more yellow-toned than the regular Double Wear. In Double Wear I usually wear Sand (or Bone in Winter), and in Max. Coverage, I can get away with both Creamy Ivory and Creamy Vanilla (Creamy Ivory is a little bit pinker than Vanilla).
Now let's break it down via pros and cons:
--LONG LASTING! (I had my makeup on without primer and this lasted from 8am to 12am)
--Covers EVERYTHING<--THE most coverage I've ever gotten from a foundation. Many could even use it as a concealer.
--Package is sanitary (I love the squeezy tube, it's easy to travel with)
--More bang for your buck (a little bit goes a LONG way, so this tube will last you forever)
--Can be drying (but hey, it's long lasting. Use a good moisturizer underneath)
--Can look a bit "made up"/cakey if used too much
--limited color selection
As you can see, the pros far outweigh the cons, so I'd say go for it. My overall rating on this foundation is 4.5 out of 5.
Let the pictures do the justice:
The product: The texture is more on the liquid side, but a little goes a LONG way.
I have the foundation on my left (your right) side. See how the veins are covered the looks more matte?
Foundation on the right side of my face (your left)...My un-foundation side looks like a crack-whore. I was using Creamy Vanilla.
Foundation all over
This is the look I did that day for work.
I kinda forgot what I used, but I remember it involved MAC Deep Truth and Silver Ring. RR Bedroom on my cheeks w/ MAC Soft & Gentle MSF.
I hope your find this post helpful. I whole-heartedly recommend this foundation to anyone who's looking for a full coverage foundation.
Now I'm gonna enjoy my much deserved day off.