Friday, March 25, 2011

Review: Estee Lauder Maximum Cover Camouflage Makeup

This is a super old picture of my foundation... lol  The label is worn off now!

I purchased this product online from Estee Lauder a loooonnng time ago!  I saw someone use this to conceal a spot in a YouTube video and I knew I had to have it! 

What Estee Lauder says:

Double Wear Maximum Cover Camouflage Makeup for Face and Body SPF 15

We're excited to announce that Maximum Cover makeup has been given a new name and a fresh, updated package.

Please be assured the formula remains the same, with all the natural-looking, full-coverage, long-wearing benefits you love."

Haha!  Alright, let's look up that one!

Here's the new info:

12-hour wear


Full; SPF 15
12-hour staying power.

Soothing, natural-looking, liquid-creme makeup for concealing all skin imperfections, including surgical and acne scars, birthmarks, sun spots and varicose veins.

Helps protect with SPF 15.

Full Coverage
  • Natural-looking
  • Long-wearing
  • Non-transferable
Suitable for post-surgery use as directed by your physician. Developed and tested in collaboration with surgeons and dermatologists.

  • Dermatologist-tested
  • Non-acnegenic"

The price of the one I have, $29.50, and the new one, $32, obviously differ.  This new one also comes in 6 shades, while the old one comes in only 4 shades.

I'll continue to review my product as I would have anyway.  And when I run out of this one, I will purchase the new one!  :)  


As I mentioned, this one only comes/came in 4 shades.  At first, I ordered the wrong shade for myself.  But Estee Lauder has amazing customer service.  I sent the other one back and they quickly sent me my other shade.  Of course, in the department store, you would have had better luck selecting the right shade, assuming they carried it.  


This product, new and old, come in squeeze tube packaging, which I am certainly a fan of.  You don't need to really worry about bacteria getting into the product and it's not really very messy at all.  I just squeeze some product (you need very little - more on that later) on the back of my hand and use whatever foundation brush I want.  I do prefer a brush to apply this rather than fingers due to the extreme full coverage.  Also, be careful to use JUST enough product.  This can get cakey fast.


Like I just said - it's extreme!  This could definitely give you a completely flawless, mannequin-looking face.  Of course, I don't want to look like a mannequin (not all the time!).  I primarily use this as a concealer.  It's great at covering redness and under eye circles.  

Big bonus - you need VERY little product to cover your face.  A little goes a very long way so be very cautious when squeezing the product out of the tube!

This amount will cover my wrist. 


This product has incredible staying power!  It's marketed as water-proof and sweat-proof and IT IS!  If you put this all over your face and went swimming, I wouldn't be surprised if you still had flawless skin when you were done.  My Philosophy cleanser takes this off really well, but when I use a different cleanser, I can still see this makeup on after my shower. 


- Not many shades (new or old version) is a big no-no.
- The application is great but beware of cakiness.
- The coverage is amazing.  My HG concealer.
- The staying power is also super fantastic.

I HIGHLY recommend this product.  Keep in consideration that I don't use this as my foundation, but mainly as a concealer.

Have you tried/Will you try this?


Tracy D said...

I just saw a youtube video where someone also recommended this for heavier coverage and said it had great lasting power. I think I'm sold!

Jess said...

I agree! I love this stuff..great review!

wilbenshire said...

Awesome review! I've been on the market for a new concealer/foundation to cover acne scarring. This sounds exactly what I'm looking for. (:

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