Happy Monday everyone! A while ago I saw that Etude House had expanded their line of much loved Double Lasting Foundation and reformulated the shades. I was eager to try a deeper shade in a Korean brand foundation as many, even the darkest shade offered, can be too light for me. Their foundation sparked interest in being a dupe for the Estée Lauder Double Wear foundation. For the more wallet friendly $11.90 price tag while getting 30g or product I jumped at the chance to purchase. I got mine from Etude House directly.
I really appreciate that the product comes in a pump top and is in a lovely glass bottle. This foundation claims “Long-lasting foundation provides perfect cover and thin, fitting feel.” Before applying the foundation you are instructed to shake it as it is a thinner formula. I purchased shade #N07 Amber and the shade is described as “sun kissed healthy tanned skin” which sounded about right. For reference I have about NC30 oily acne prone skin. The foundation goes on smoothly with a sponge and does set quickly. It really looks like my skin upon application. The color was a hair too dark to my surprise and actually oxidized throughout the day. It oxidized about a half shade to a shade darker throughout the day. It is a high medium coverage that can be built up to full mask if desired. The foundation itself preformed beautifully throughout the day maintaining its my skin but better finnish. Throughout the weeks I had tested this foundation out I saw minimal break down during 8 hours, just a tiny bit around my chin/ mouth area. It didn’t irritate my skin or clog my pores. There wasn’t any pore filling I saw but it did smooth out the texture of my skin.
Ingredients: WATER, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE, METHYL TRIMETHICONE, CYCLOHEXASILOXANE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL,
ALCOHOL, METHYL METHACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, LAURYL PEG-9 POLYDIMETHYLSILOXYETHYL DIMETHICONE,
TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, PHENYL TRIMETHICONE, PEG-10 DIMETHICONE, ZINC OXIDE, ISODODECANE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE,
DISODIUM EDTA, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, SODIUM CHLORIDE, STEARIC ACID, SILICA, ADENOSINE, ACRYLATES/ETHYLHEXYL
ACRYLATE/DIMETHICONE METHACRYLATE COPOLYMER, ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE, HDI/TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER,
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, POLYSORBATE 80, POLYPROPYLSILSESQUIOXANE,
HYDROGENATED LECITHIN, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77492), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), IRON OXIDES (CI 77499),
Final Thoughts: 3.9/5 The reason I took off points were for the oxidation of the foundation. The foundation wears for 8-9 hours before signs of breakdown, and can be built to full coverage. It didn’t irritate my skin and smoothed over my texture. I enjoyed this foundation and would just try a shade lighter.
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