Saturday, 23 March 2013

Estée Lauder Double Wear

Estee Lauder Double Wear

Struggling to find my perfect foundation since my skin changed last year I had heard good and bad things about Estee Lauder Double Wear and decided to get myself a trial.  At £27.50 I would hate to purchase a bottle and dislike it so a sample in store seemed the best way for me to properly test this out.  I have really oily skin and don't like anything to heavy on my face so I will admit, I was worried to try it but I can honestly say I have found my perfect foundation!! Well at least my perfect foundation of the moment, who knows what the future holds! Ha!  

Let me first go through the things I love about double wear;

Long Lasting 

This lasts for hours and hours and hours on my oily skin,  with powder after a certain point but still, nothing else I have ever used has the staying power like this.  

Coverage

Without being too heavy this provides me with the perfect medium to full coverage, so much that I very rarely have to use concealer and since I have acne scars and blemished skin this is an amazing ask!  

Application

Before purchasing I had heard that this was awful to apply as it dries to quickly but for me, I didn't have this problem.  I apply my foundation with a flat bottom brush and do small sections at a time so maybe this is why I didn't come across this problem.

Finish

My skin always looks flawless when I use this.  It's a matte finish which is ideal for me and my oily skin.  As you can see my scarring is red but double wear covers it all up nicely!


I am shade Pure Beige 77 and I was matched in store.  I was worried when I first applied this as it did look at lot darker than any of my other foundations but I got used to it and now if I put on another foundation in a lighter shade I feel it's far to pale, I now much prefer the slighter warmer tone of this, especially when I have fake tanned, it matches perfectly. I purchased this in December and I am finding the past few days I need to wait a bit longer for this to come out the bottle so I think I am nearing the end but for 4 months everyday use, I am happy with this.  

Like every other person who uses this foundation the only flaw I have is the fact there is no pump! Just now I have to pour it onto the back of my hand and this usually means a bit of waste but given the fact that I love it, I will let this little flaw slide for now!

Have you tried double wear?  Let me know what you think?

12 comments:

  1. Paula buy a MAC pump, I did and it fits perfectly!! I think I only paid £3.50 for it on the Debenhams website. It seriously makes things so much easier.

    I took the plunge with double wear last Autumn and have never gone back. It's amazing, especially for a night out or a long day in work. It stays put all day and looks great.

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    1. Thanks Elaine, I bought a pump yesterday.

      I know, my fave foundation to date x

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  2. I do love my Double Wear, I used shade Ecru but I'm tempted to try a darker shade as I could get away with something a little warmer. The only downside with this foundation is that I find with flash you do end up with ghost face because of the spf :( apart from that it's amazing! x

    Sarah @ sarahlouxo.com xx

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    1. Yea, I know what you mean. I thought with an SPF of 10, which is low that the ghost face wouldn't be as bad x

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  3. I've wanted to buy this so much after receiving a sample as it is just so so lovely but can never justify the price tag. I'm really tempted to buy it now great review lovely xx

    Nicola http://cosmeticsmile-x.blogspot.com

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    1. Maybe you could put aside some money a month and get it, it really is amazing! x

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    1. Can't believe I waited so long to try! Put myself off with bad reviews, just goes to show, best to try for yourself x

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  5. I need to get this, thanks for the photos of your skin, great true to life picture, not seen any other blog that does this

    Kewteepye

    xxx

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    1. Your welcome, think it's better to see it like this I feel rather than my full face x

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  7. I love this foundation too deffo a holy grail for me! It's the only one I can rely on to last all day as I have a really oily t zone too. The one let down is the bad flashback in pictures! X

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