Here are the claims of this foundation (from Estée Lauder):
"12-hour wear. Natural-looking. Long-wearing.
This soothing liquid-creme makeup is designed to camouflage all skin imperfections, including surgical and acne scars, tattoos, birthmarks, sun spots and varicose veins. Helps protect with SPF 15."
Price: Retails for $37 for 1 oz.
Packaging: Classic Estée Lauder vibe. Comes in a sturdy dark blue squeeze tube with gold screw on cap.
Finish: The finish for this foundation is absolutely matte. It dries after just a few seconds, so you must work quickly when applying this foundation.
Color: I picked up the shade 2W2 Rattan for my NC25 skin. I find it to be a shade or two too dark even for my slightly tanned skin at the moment, but it was the closest match because of its strong yellow undertone. The shade one step lighter is neutral-toned instead of warm-toned, which comes out too pink/grey on my skin. Had the formula been easier to blend, the color would have been more workable. However, there are only 8 shades to choose from, so I can imagine that many people will have a hard time finding their perfect color match.
|2W2 Rattan on NC25 skin|
Final thoughts: I am quite pleased with this foundation for the most part. The coverage is outstanding and really does cover beautifully. However, due to the limited shade selection, this is a foundation that I can only use as a color-correcting product, or to add extra coverage to existing foundations that I already have that match my skin color better. Had there been a better color match, I would be much more inclined to reach for this more regularly as a stand-alone product.