I took the plunge on Friday and finally got round to purchasing Estée Lauder Double wear foundation. For what seems like an age, I have been saving my Boots advantage card points up and I decided that my advantage card points should be spent on a luxury item, something that I wouldn’t necessarily buy myself. Luckily my local Boots have an Estée Lauder counter, so my points could be spent on a most definite luxury item.
I decided that Double Wear was the foundation for me after seeing so many glowing reviews on many beauty blogs. It had been dubbed a ‘miracle foundation’ which are the words I like to hear when purchasing a foundation.
The ‘Official’ Claims
(Taken from the Estée Lauder website)
Benefits: 15 Hour staying power foundation
Coverage: Medium, Buildable ; SPF 10
Finish: Natural, Semi Matte
I am what you’d call a matte foundation girl, with problematic skin which is oily/combination, I have to use matte, full coverage foundations or I don’t feel quite right. The past few weeks I’ve actually been using a lighter foundation, but I will always be a full coverage girl at heart. Now I have only been using this the past two days but I get to know very quickly whether I will get on wtih a foundation or not.
What you need to know..
Me with Double Wear on..
- I would disagree with the fact that this gives you a natural finish, this is a foundation that makes you look like you have a lot of make up on. You wouldn’t use this if you were opting for the natural look.
- This foundation has a very peculiar smell, it reminds me of poster paints from primary school.
- I find with my skin that it doesn’t set till about half an hour after application. Once applied I saw that the scarring on my cheeks could still be seen, however half an hour later the scarring had disappeared.
- This does last a very long time, when I went to bed last night which was 12 hours after applying, my foundation was still in place and there was only a tiny bit of shiny-ness on my nose- pretty impressive in my books.
So what are my final thoughts on Double Wear? Yes it does perform miracles for the first time in a long time, my skin looked flawless, yes if you got right up in my face you would be able to see my pores etc but apart from that nothing. I find this is a heavy foundation that right now in the summer months is a little too heavy. I have ordered some MAC Strobe Cream so I am looking forward to mixing it with that to create a dewy look. Would I recommend this foundation? Yes definitely if you have problem skin, have oily skin or want a flawless finish. If you don’t like heavy foundations then this isn’t for you at all.
I got matched to 4C1- Outdoor Beige and Double Wear foundation retails at £26.50.
Have you used Double Wear foundation? What did you think?