Sunday, 25 May 2014

Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation Review

Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation Review
Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation Review
 I have been using the Rimmel 'wake me up' foundation for over 3 years now so it is fair to say this was a serious commitment to one foundation. It did the exact job I wanted it to but, recently when looking through old photos and glancing in mirrors I have noticed this foundation hasn't been suiting my skin very well. It has been looking very shiny, unhealthy and sometimes orange which took me by surprise since its done me well for so long. I took all those signs as a reason to break off my relationship with this foundation and go and venture out for a new one.

Estee Lauder foundation has always appealed to me and when a blogger raved about this so highly she convinced me to give it a shot. So when wondering around Boots I went straight to the Estee Lauder counter and got seen to. The woman was lovely and she redid my entire makeup using this foundation and a bronzer. My shade is 'ivory nude' as I am really pale and even the woman said my current foundation wasn't sitting on my skin nicely. So I finally got my correct shade!

It was a bit pricey..£28 but I don't regret that decision at all because since then my face has received lots of compliments. I have used this foundation everyday without fail and never seen my face look so radiant and healthy..

When the woman first did my foundation I was really worried in case it wasn't enough coverage to cover any blemishes..how wrong was I! I can wear this foundation without concealer it has that much of a high coverage.

A few weeks ago at the Teaspoon blogging event I was really worried in case my makeup was starting to melt off because I was there for quite a few hours but, my foundation was not shining even though I had makeup on for over 7 hours. My face had the tiniest amount of shine around the evening which just made my face look like it had a healthy glow. My old foundation would have made my face really shiny by that time and possibly start to patch.

When I apply this foundation with my Real Technique buffing brush it sits on nicely and even alone it doesn't feel shiny whereas my old foundation felt oily and took longer to dry into my skin. This foundation is so long lasting I sometimes forget its even there because I don't feel like its heavy or on my skin at all. I love being able to touch my face without it feeling oily.

One slight problem I have had with this foundation maybe once or twice is when you have those bad skin days this foundation tends to hate your skin too. I've had one or two dry patches off spot treatments around my face and I found this foundation liked to make these areas more noticeable..also this foundation sits into the skin straight away so sometimes its a bit tricky to blend out areas when its stuck straight to my face.

Pros:
Extremely long lasting
High coverage
Sinks into skin quickly
Feels light on skin
Looks healthy
Easy to apply
Smells pleasant
Build-able for day or night wear
SPF 10

Cons:
Expensive
Doesn't come with a pump
Sometimes a bit playful if you have imperfections (e.g dryness)
Dries a little too quick into my skin

Overall I am so happy I went and got my face tested for the right shade and purchased this because it is perfect for my skin. I genuinely thought this was long lasting but not as long lasting as I'd of expected. I have now ended my foundation relationship with Rimmel and committed myself to Estee Lauder.

Have you tried this foundation?
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23 comments

  1. I do like their double wear concealer but was never sure to try out the foundation as it's a bit pricey.. But after reading this review I might give it a go! Can it look quite cakey though? xx

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    1. I've never tried the concealer but that is probably because I love my current one too much!
      No I don't think so, it's never looked this way for me if anything it looks quite natural but has a nice coverage xx

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  2. I've been wanting to try this for years! Will probably invest when it gets to winter again as the coverage will be more suited :)

    katrinaxmakeup♡

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    1. I agree the coverage is quite good! I haven't been using it as much throughout summer as I agree it is more practical for the colder days x

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  3. I use the wake me up foundation but I've always wanted to try double wear. Might try and get a sample when I'm next in boots. Lovely review xx
    Youtube.com/lozzyloveslippy

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    1. Wake me up was my favourite at one point! and thank you let me know how you get on xx

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  4. great review katie! I have heard a few things about this but since I am dry skinned i may have to not give this a go! x

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    1. I mean, I rarely get dry skin but when I have i did see a difference but you could always ask Boots see what they recommend x

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  5. I have wanted to try the products from the 'double wear' range for ages now, I love the heavy coverage and the long lasting it claims to give. Good review x

    llyloves.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. thank you, and yes it definitely is a thumbs up foundation! xx

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  6. I am having the same love affair with Rimmel Wake Me Up, I agree it's pretty bad to photograph, you definitely have to go for something with a higher coverage/no spf/matte finish or you'll look like a shiny greasy mess (a regular occurence for me). I've always been a little scared of EL Double Wear, I tend to be a sheerer coverage girl; but there is something that intrigues me about it...I may have to wander over the the Estee Lauder counter soon...

    Emily xx // www.beautybunnyy.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I completely agree especially in these warmer months that foundation made my skin look very shiny. The tinest amount of this foundation gives good cover and this tends to feel very light on the skin too! x

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  7. This is so hard to remove, you can cleanse and it's still left on your skin! I love mixing it with lower coverage foundations for heavier coverage but I can't wear it on it's own because it's too drying.

    Love Beth @ BethBlogsBeauty
    xx

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    1. OMG I AGREE, Whenever I am applying this then wash the rest off my hand it takes forever to remove! yeah I know what you mean I think it can be a challenge for people with dry skin x

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  8. Great review! I will have to try this out :)
    Alice x http://thestyleoflondon.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. let me know how you get on! x

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  9. I've been eyeing this foundation for ages, but I'm still working on my dry patches and I do believe if I tried it now it would not look very good! It's always nice to read a review from a girl who believes £28 for a foundation is a bit steep xxx
    milkymouse.co.uk

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    1. thanks glad you enjoyed reading :) yeah maybe ask for a sample of something see if it goes on nicely without leaving marks :) xx

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  10. Everyone seems to love this, and your positives definitely out way the negatives. May have to pop to boots and get one if the assistants to do my makeup with it to see what I think :)
    Kirsty x

    PrettyBugBlog.

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    1. I would recommend it, I still use it to this day it lasts such a long time as well I am only onto my second bottle

      Katie ♥

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  11. you can cleanse and it's still left on your skin! I love mixing it with lower coverage foundations for heavier coverage but I can't wear it on it's own because it's too drying! safety engineering course in chennaiIndustrial safety training institute in chennai |fire and safety course in chennai|iosh managing safely course in chennai| best nebosh training institute in India nice blog posting!

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