Never having tried a creme compact before, I could envision the ease in application, with the results obtained from my Ultra Firming Resilience Lift liquid makeup, and hoped to cut down on 'makeup' time to rush out the door a little more quickly in the morning. The Resilience Lift Extreme Ultra Firming Creme Compact Makeup is exactly as it claims - allowing a smooth, easy application, with skin coverage to enhance your own skin color.
The feeling of a kind of sticky 'texture' on my face remains though, after application, unlike the silky feel of my skin after applying liquid makeup....and even though I put loose power gently over it to seal the deal, so to speak, the makeup does not seem to absorb into my skin, as my liquid makeup does. Therefore, I noticed that in scratching my face, I had a lighter streak....due to the creme makeup being remmoved - which does not happen after using the Resilience Lift Extreme liquid makeup and loose power.
If I'm not using it correctly, I'd love to know how to have the makeup adhere as the liquid does - I do not moisen the pad....could it be that is necessary? There were no instructions for application, so perhaps my best guess was not good enough? Lovely color, nice consistancy - but too 'fragile' for a full day's necessary application, for me, and unfortunately a big disappointment that will probably sit in a drawer for years to come.
I have been in the beauty industry for 40 years and tried everything. This is the most outstanding foundation for my dry, sensitive skin and the shades are impeccable. Not only does it also cover my discolorations but actually hydrates and does not settle in my lines. Awesome.
I was interested in trying this. I switched from a powder compact foundation to this. I thought it would be a baby step. I needed a little more coverage and my skin is dry. The girl at my Estee counter put this on me and she also recommended using the powder foundation brush to apply. I love this. I am not sure I would love it as much if I was applying with the sponge. The brush allows you to blend so well and it looks flawless. There is a subtle glow to the finish that is nice. I haven't had any break outs and it doesn't feel oily at all even after all day.
After reading reviews, decided I'd try something new, since (a) I'm getting older and (sigh) needing more coverage for imperfections, and (b) my liquid Resilience Lift foundation was running out anyway. I wasn't sure about a compact foundation, since I'd never used one and my skin tends to break out more now (hormonal changes, I guess), plus the idea of using the same sponge on my face day after day (but I wash it every few days, & will buy a new one maybe every 2-3 weeks if I need to). I immediately LOVED it! I actually find it easier to put on foundation with the sponge, and feel like I get more consistent coverage. With the liquid, I wasn't putting it all over my face, because I just didn't want to give in to that finally (only having needed less coverage a few years ago), but this makes it easy, and it's seamless (no uneven patches) and my skin looks AWESOME - RADIANT and smooth! I actually don't mind the all-over foundation, because it's so light and beautiful-looking!! IF YOU'RE SITTING ON THE FENCE ON THIS ONE, DON'T - JUST GET IT! YOU WON'T BE SORRY!
..and convenient, and fragrance free, and perfect color match for my fair Nordic skin tone (1N1 Fair) - the coverage is wonderful, it dries to a soft matte finish. It looks like my skin, but without the little red irritations my thin, fair skin is heir to. More, and this is big for me: I find that I don't have to use an additional concealer for my allergic under eye circles that have annoyed me since I began wearing make up long ago. It covers them just enough to make my face look "real" - not airbrushed into Barbie-doll-ness, just me, but an improved version. This is a beautiful make up, and no other high end or low end make up can compare, and I've tried most of them in my lifetime. This is the one, I love it, and I highly recommend it.
I'm been using your products since long time ago; this is the first time I bought this type of make-up because I'm very traditional and I always using the liquid one. But know I told myself "What are you doing?, this is perfect, easy to used, nice finish and light". jajaja, This is the glory!!!! So nice, and a very very good price.
Thank you Estee Lauder !!!! We are beautiful girls with your products....and I'm not a model jajajja
This is the product I've been looking for! It goes on easily, it is portable, but the best thing is it looks natural. Not to mention it has SPF, which is great too. This is going to be a staple from now on.
Since I found this foundation, I keep buying it. It goes on easily and looks luminous, not shiny. I find it easier to apply and blend than liquid foundations. My complexion looks natural and not made up with heavy makeup. I love it and hope they don't change it.
I wanted to switch from the makeup I've been buying from a big French company because (1) they do animal testing & EL doesn't and (2) I'm a huge EL fan - skincare, eye makeup, fragrance. The color was perfect, but I was disappointed in the coverage - I had to pile it on to get the same coverage I got with my old compact makeup, but this gave my skin a caked, made-up look - and it was quite shiny. Normally I steer clear of things labeled "radiant" or "illuminating," knowing they will look greasy or shiny, but that wasn't even in the description. I'm disappointed, as I really wanted to switch to EL for my foundation. I'll be returning it.
I have been using this makeup for over a decade. It is perfect to wear during the colder months, but becomes a little shiny in the warmer months. Resilience Lift Extreme makeup offers Medium Coverage, keeps skin soft, and minimizes fine lines.
Now that I am 38 the makeup I previously used doesn't work. Suffice to say I like a compact that I can use all over and take up to my eye area. I love the creamy perfection of freshly applied foundation. After all day and a touch up of powder it ends up looking like a dry powdery...not fresh and pretty. I want creamy skin. I tried another brand of cream foundation and it was too greasy...not a nice finish. It was like it didnt "set". It doesn't seem like Estee Lauder Reps in the stores give this awesome makeup the mention it deserves. I wanted something to use as an all in one, take it with me and still at the end of the day look great and NOT powdery. This is IT!!!!! Finally I have found what I am looking for. I do love the Double Wear Foundation but I don't want to apply powder over it or carry foundation in my purse to touch up. This Creme Compact is awesome. I apply this under my eyes and the rest of my face and I am so pleased. I can reapply and it doesn't get too thick. The finish is lovely.
Best For Natural Look, No Smudge, Waterproof, Long-wear, Oil-control, Photo-friendly
I like compact foundations so I can carry them in my gym bag for after-workouts. I use this one with a wet sponge and buy extra sponges at the drugstore. Good coverage, dries smoothly, no caking, no greasy look or feel, long-wearing - even through a workout (though I wipe off most of it when I perspire!) Good colors - I use 3 different colors depending on time of the year. Just ordered my darkest color for a natural tan look. I am very prone to developing comedones - those little hard white bumps - but this makeup doesn't cause those or any breakouts.
Best For Concealing Flaws/Scars, Oil-control, Skin Balancing
I went to the counter to see if I might actually find a stray bottle of a discontinued product. The rep introduced me to this lovely mousse-ey textured package of delight . I was almost deceived by the depth of the Walnut shade but it smoothed so evenly and lightly onto my skin that I would probably never bother with any other foundation again. It is exactly right for me to apply just where I need it. All I might add on a very humid day is a tad of loose powder to set it.
Best For Natural Look, Concealing Flaws/Scars, Total Coverage, Skin Balancing
Am new (again) to Estee Lauder. Bought this on a whim and am surprised how much I like it. Since I am fair, with a tan (with this hot weather), I've been using it as a concealer. Scar, those dark sun spots on each side of the cheek near the chin, under eyes and on an age spot. I could not be happier. Pretty much lasts all day, goes on smooth and looks nice. I am very pleased with this foundation.
Best For Hydrating, Radiance Boosting, Concealing Flaws/Scars, Line-minimizing, Total Coverage, Conditioning, Long-wear, Photo-friendly, Lifting/Firming
This is one of the best foundations that I've ever used and I 've tried pretty much everything out there. I have very fair skin and also problem skin, so I was very excited when I started using this foundation. I found that it offers a very smooth and flawless finish and it pretty much lasts all day!!