Estee Lauder Powder Foundation claims to give medium to full coverage but does it? Most people think that only liquid/cream foundations give full coverage but that isn’t always the case. From the drugstore to high-end, I never really liked wearing them as they look very heavy on my skin and it is also time consuming. I always tend to go back to using my powder foundations and my holy grail powder foundation is the MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation which covers everything if used correctly.

Estee Lauder Powder Foundation- Review, Swatches & FOTD

What the company claims?

8-hour staying power. Flawless all day. This worry-free powder makeup stays fresh, looks natural and won’t change color, even through non-stop activity.
Glides on silky smooth, stays on comfortably, without feeling dry.
For a continuously flawless look, without touch-ups.

BENEFITS-: Long-wear. Powder Makeup Compact. Medium Coverage.

COVERAGE-: Medium. Buildable.

FINISH-: Natural, Semi-matte

Oil-free, Oil-absorbing
Non-Acnegenic; Won’t clog pores

SHADE- 3W1 Tawny

How did Estee Lauder Powder Foundation work for me

Estee Lauder Powder Foundation- Review, Swatches & FOTD

I recently hit pan on my MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation that I use on a daily basis that is when I started searching for another full-coverage powder foundation and I came across the Estee Lauder Powder Foundation. First thing you will notice is the packaging and the embossed golden logo on the lid. The product comes in a round compact which also houses a sizeable mirror. The packaging is divided into two compartments where one stores the actual product and the other houses the sponge applicator for on the go touch-ups.

Estee Lauder Powder Foundation- Review, Swatches & FOTD

The powder is finely-milled and comes in a variety of shades with different undertones (W for warm shades, C for cool shades & N for neutral shades).The texture of this powder foundation is super smooth and skin-like. It doesn’t look cakey, even if you pile on five layers. If you have perfect skin to start with, use something like the RT Buffing Brush for sheer coverage. If you want more coverage apply it with the sponge that comes along to build the coverage. Use it alone or on top of other base products to see what works great for you.

Estee Lauder Powder Foundation- Review, Swatches & FOTD

Dry skinned ladies might not like it as it is a powder but you can dust it lightly on top of your foundation to set it. I am sure oily-skinned ladies will enjoy this product if you want that semi-matte finish. If there is one thing that puts me off then it would be the massive price tag that comes along. When drugstore brands like L’Oreal can sell their products with 4-5 shades for 1250/- then Estee Lauder sure can sell it for 3000/- But again this one comes no where near my favorite MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation it provides medium to full coverage and gives a flawless finish to the skin. I am not quite impressed with this one for the price especially. :/

Estee Lauder Powder Foundation Swatch –

Estee Lauder Powder Foundation Review and Swatch

Estee Lauder Powder Foundation Review and Swatch

Turn Ons-

  • Gorgeous packaging
  • Travel friendly
  • Oily skinned beauties might love this
  • Available in a beautiful array of shades
  • Turn Offs-

  • Price
  • Poor coverage
  • Doesn’t absorb oil
  • Tawny doesn’t match me that well as you can see from the pics it looks really pink :/
  • Lesser quantity than MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation(15g).


    Would I Recommend Estee Lauder Powder Foundation?

    I wouldn’t recommend this if you are looking for a powder foundation that will work on its own but it’ll work great for setting any foundation.

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    4 Comments on Estee Lauder Powder Foundation Review, Swatches & FOTD

    1. sindhu
      August 2, 2015 at 7:44 pm (5 years ago)

      Nice detailed review Pavi. I would give this a skip and will defo try Mac studio fix powder foundation

      • Pavithra Balakrishnan
        August 2, 2015 at 10:51 pm (5 years ago)

        Thanks Sindhu. Yea definitely try the MAC one it’s so worth every penny 🙂

    2. Maeya
      August 12, 2016 at 1:14 pm (4 years ago)

      Try Cashew. 🙂 we have the same skintone, i tried tawny but it’s so light and pink on me. Cashew fit me better.

      • Pavithra Balakrishnan
        August 15, 2016 at 6:33 am (4 years ago)

        More than the color the finish itself puts me off. It is nothing like what they claim. I might give the fluid a try in the future.

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