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I used too and it's lovely, but I agree with HoneyWheeler that you do have to moisturise well before hand as it can be drying and look a little cakey if you don't!
Have you tried the Revlon colour stay?? I'd say it's a really good dupe, it lasts just as well on my skin as Estée Lauder, great coverage, it's cheaper and it's got a better colour range too. Also the Kat Von D lock it foundation is similar and also has amazing coverage, think that's around the same price as Estée Lauder tho!
I love DW. Have tried lots of alternatives but this is best by far. I think a primer helps avoid it being too drying. Plus a foundation brush makes a big difference. Mac do a pump which fits if you prefer. The powder isn't great TBH. I don't think it should be used with powder.
I use both. I like DW, I only use it sparingly so it isn't too drying but got the light version for summer and really like it too. They have a good colour range. The light is less drying than the normal one but offers good coverage but looks natural and you can build it up if you want more coverage. Best foundations I've tried and I've used a lot! I'm 39, with combination / sensitive skin.
I've been using a sample of DW Light and I'm disappointed. The palest shade is too dark for me and, while it does stay put for most of the day, I find that after a couple of hours my oily face is even oilier than other foundations I've tried. I really hoped that it would be the one to hold off the oily shine. Back to the drawing board...
Yes, Polenta I've experienced a break out too. I've been using a prescription acne treatment for a few months and have been spot free, after using this for 5 days, I have two red and painful chin spots.
I've used it on and off for years It is quite heavy, and the bottle is a really irritating design! It doesn't have a pump so you have to tip it out onto a brush or sponge which is very inaccurate and results in quite a lot of wastage. And when you near the end of the bottle, you have to leave it stored upside down and the scoop it out of the lid.
But it stays on fairly well and gives good coverage (might be too much for some people though)
I've recently moved to Bobbi Brown Long Wear Even finish and much prefer it - its a creamy texture but isn't too heavy, it lasts very well and the bottle has a pump!
I started using Double Wear Light a couple of months ago and I really like it. When I've just put it on, it looks a tiny bit patchy, but five minutes later, my skin looks better than it has done with any other foundation. I'm 38, btw.