Estée Lauder is one of my favourite brands for skincare and makeup -they just seem to make the most exquisite and high quality products. If I could afford it I would love all products from Estée Lauder!
Time and time again I have purchased the cult product double wear, as it's just a lovely foundation that really stays put and looks so nice. This maximum cover foundation was something I decided to branch out too, as I wanted to try out something different.
The packaging is stylish and sleek, as Estée Lauder is known for. It comes in a dark blue tube, with gold writing teamed with a gold lid. Anyone would be pleased to have this lovely looking foundation in their makeup bag. It's conveniently made of plastic, so it's not breakable like doublewear.
This foundation says its for maximum cover, and it sure gives this. Even more so than doublewear! The formula is quite thick, so you only need a very small amount over your face, which I buff in with a real techniques brush. It gives a lovely, flawless look, with a matte finish.
My skin tends to be on the dry side, yet combination at times. This formula is nice and doesn't breakout my sensitive skin, like some other foundations can sometimes do. In terms of stayability, it really does last the whole day, which is a definite plus.
Although it definitely is a great foundation, I think it's best for those of you with oily/combination skins. After a couple of hours of wearing this, it seems to accentuate the dry areas of my skin and settle in the fine lines. Therefore, it's not the best foundation for me. I will stick with my Mac studio sculpt and Nars sheer glow!