If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ll know that I’m always on the hunt for a good dupe for my beloved Estee Lauder Double Wear. That’s where NYX’s newly available Can’t Stop Won’t Stop foundation comes in. I need something that can handle my combination skin, and I’m so happy that this NYX product seems like it can!

I stopped by Roseberry when I was doing my Christmas shopping in Valletta and saw that it was available in store. As I’m hopeless with shade-matching, I asked a lovely salesgirl for help. She quickly tested a couple of shades on my neck and we settled on Light 05.

Worried it was too light, I was told this foundation oxidizes a little after a couple of minutes, so I took their advice and bought Light 05. And it’s a pretty good match! #blessed

I applied it the way I usually do; with a beauty sponge. It’s quite a thick, creamy consistency, making for a medium to full coverage foundation. It dries down relatively quickly and I wouldn’t suggest adding a second layer, as I tried on one cheek and it looked a little cakey. I would just use more product on one application.

Below is my usual comparison…

Estée Lauder Double Wear

  • Price (approx.): €40
  • Amount: 30ml
  • Shade: Bone
  • Coverage: Medium-Full
  • Drying time: Within 30-60 seconds
  • Dried feel: Matte and smooth
  • Staying power: 10+ hours
  • Shade range: Great [40+]
  • Overall rating: 9/10

NYX Total Control Drop Foundation

  • Price (approx.): €20.99
  • Amount: 13ml
  • Shade: Light 05
  • Coverage: Medium-full
  • Drying time: Within 60 seconds
  • Dried feel: Creamy and matte
  • Staying power: 5+ hours
  • Shade range: Excellent [45]
  • Overall rating: 8.5/10

Both were applied with a damp beauty sponge and the results are from my own personal experience.

Final verdict? NYX’s Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Foundation has a nice finish and is an affordable product for those who don’t want to spend too much. I must say, it’s the best I’ve come across so far and I’m thoroughly impressed <3