Friday, 13 April 2012

Estee Lauder DoubleWear opinion!

Estee Lauder DoubleWear Foundation in 'Shell', £26.50 for 30ml.

Hiyaaa! I'm here today to share my views on the infamous Estee Lauder DoubleWear!

As part of the DoubleWear line this foundation promises to stay put all day (15 hour wear), it's oil free and contains SPF 10- all plus points so far! For reference I have the shade 'Shell' which is the palest shade with cool (pink) undertones. It matches me pretty much perfectly.

When I first tried this foundation I couldn't make my mind up about it, somedays I loved it, others I didn't, but if I am honest I fall in and out of love with foundations very often!

It is a rich liquid that applied thinly offers a high medium coverage that dries to a semi-matte finish. It is not full coverage, your skin is still visible underneath but this offers enough coverage for any blemishes, or uneven skintone concerns not to be a worry and it perfects the look of skin really well. If you're looking for full coverage then DoubleWear Maximum Cover is available, a paste- like foundation that will cover everything, even scarring or tattoos!

From experience I find that the 'less is more' approach is the right way to use this foundation, DoubleWear is what you make it and too much applied will look cakey and settle in pores.

I love the way it is so smooth to apply, it blends really well (but you do have to work quick) and also buffs into the skin really well. I find that with a small amount of setting powder on my t-zone I stay shine-free for about 3 hours, this will be longer for those with dryer skin than I! Even after these 3-4 hours I don't look shiny, just dewy on my t-zone. 

As much as I love the classy glass bottle to look at, it isn't the most functional. Glass always worries me, travel wise it isn't the best packaging as there's always the risk of breakage. It also doesn't have a pump to deposit the product, you have to pour it onto your hand which means the product wastage may be more likely, and you'll always be left with a bit at the end that you can never get out!!

All in all, this has become my 'go-to' foundation for now. I don't wear it everyday as I think my skin needs a couple of 'days off' a week. Skin Base just wasn't cutting it anymore and with the onset of sunny weather I did want an SPF contained in my foundation. I am also enjoying the new Invisible Fluid which I'll do a FOTD and mini-review on soon.

Do you use DoubleWear foundation? What's your favourite foundation at the moment?


  1. Great review. I've tried this before and like you sometimes I love it & sometimes I don't. I want to try Nars Sheer Glow next! xx

  2. I purchased this recently but like you, I fall in and out of love with it. I use it mainly on my cheeks where I have a lot of redness. The lack of pump does my head in.

  3. Great review! I love the honesty :)

  4. nice idea.. thanks for sharing.


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