Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation £28.50
Double Wear is one of the most talked about foundations and has been on my wish list for ages. I had been put off trying it from some of the mixed reviews stating it's amazing and others it's too thick and 'cakey'. I was worried about it feeling heavy on my skin and wouldn't work with my dry skin. I got my hands on it as an early Christmas present and it's quickly become my favourite foundation!
Something that winds me up about this is that there is no pump. I really love the packaging, it looks classic and elegant, but when you're paying top price you would really expect it to have a pump. It does take practice to pour out the right amount and not waste any of the product.
Double Wear is a full coverage foundation and is thicker than other foundations I've used, but it's still easy to work with if you blend it into the skin quickly as it sets quite fast, I use my Real Techniques Buffing Brush and don't need to set it with powder. The coverage is beautiful, it leaves my skin looking it's best, I've had compliments saying how 'flawless' my skin is! It covers pigmentation, scaring and blemishes amazingly well but still leaves my skin looking natural and fresh. I have dry skin so the matte finish put me off trying it, if I've been looking after my skin it doesn't highlight or cling to drier areas. I always exfoliate my skin and use a good moisturiser before applying Double Wear. I'm the shade 1C0 Shell, the best match I've ever had, it is pale enough and pink enough, it just matches seriously well. The shade range is good with a mix of yellow, pink and neutral tone shades.
The most impressive thing about Estee Lauder Double Wear is how long it lasts. I can apply this at 9am and it still looks good by 9pm, I just need to powder lightly once through the day. It's definitely not a Summer time foundation, but at the moment this is perfect and I am so glad I finally got my hands on it. I use this when I really want too look my best or know the day is going to be a long one. It gives me a lot of confidence knowing that my skin looks good and I won't have to worry about my make up disappearing through the day. I also find it photographs well, as I'm so pale it doesn't really wash me out but this is something I've heard others say it can do.
Repurchasing it is definitely going to sting and I still wish it had a pump, but this is full on head over heels love.
Have you tried Estee Lauder Double Wear?