I have never sought out long lasting foundation, primarily because I assumed it would be too drying for my dry, 45 year old skin. It wasn't until I tried ELDWL, as it will henceforth be known on this blog, that I realised what I was missing. This stuff is teflon for your face! Seriously, this morning I went to the gym for an hour and came home with my make up intact, which is amazing, a little disconcerting - it can't be good for you to sweat through your make up? - but amazing nonetheless. I have been using ELDWL for 4 days now, initially I was being too heavy handed and slapping on loads, then I tried applying it with my brush - serious cake face, not a great look. This morning I decided to apply it with my fingers and to only apply it lightly and that was the winner. In spite of being quite mattifying, not something I need, I have found that I still have a glow, but no shine. I am lightly powdering my nose and chin only and the wear is exceptional - it is now 8.15pm and this has been on my face since 6.15am, including that gym session and it still looks bloody good. What is even more wonderful is that it seems to lend some of its longevity to the other products that I have put on top - my blusher hasn't faded, my eyebrows that are 90% drawn in with a pencil haven't rubbed off and my eye make up is still looking good.
These pics were taken yesterday when I had applied it with a brush and that is why it does look a bit too heavy.
Today applied with a lighter touch it is approaching HG status! One of the other things that I love is that my glasses don't smear this off my nose, it just stays right where I put it.
So decision made on Friday I am buying this and I am also very tempted by an Estee Lauder Idealist serum, rather fancy the pore minimising one - has anyone tried any of the Idealist serums? Please let me know what you thought if you have thanks very much. I am also in need of a Lancome L'Absolu Nu, if I can find one that warrants a £21 spend. I am also very tempted by the Champneys Watermint shower gel, scrub and lotion spritz. Again if anyone has tried either the Lancome lippy or the Watermint range please let me know what you thought, it all helps in the buying decisions!