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 
- 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