I'm not sure why I didn't blog about this product first as it must be coming up to mine and Estee Lauder's 3 year anniversary soon.
On a less embarrassing note, Estee Lauder's Double Wear stay in place foundation really does do what it says on the tin. It is described to be a worry free, long-wearing foundation make-up that stays fresh and looks natural through heat, humidity and non-stop activity. I wear this foundation everyday and can honestly say that the finish in the evening is almost as good as after the application- I think this is because the colour doesn't change, smudge or come off on clothes.
The outer packaging is made up of a royal blue whilst the bottle is constructed of frosted glass with a gold screw lid and logo. It looks and feels like a very luxurious product making it an excellent product to display on your dressing table! Another reason why I love the design of this product so much is because of the absence of the nasty pump top that causes so much waste! The product is sold in a 30ml size making the foundation appropriate to travel or to fit snugly in a make-up bag!
The Shade Selection:
Another great thing about this foundation is the shade variety as each colour intensity level is available in cool, neutral and warm. Someone that is tested as a neutral tone like me (Ecru) will definitely benefit from this as trailing round a cheaper cosmetics shop finding cool and warm tones that are either too pink or too yellow isn't great fun! What makes Estee Lauder's shade selection even easier is the on-hand staff that are happy to colour match you at any point to find the perfect shade for you. You can even request a sample bottle in this shade if you are still not sure about the product. This sample will last around a week giving you plenty of time to figure out whether the colour, consistency and application meet your needs.
The foundation is made up of a more creamy consistency than the traditional liquid formulation foundation. No other foundation, in my opinion, comes close to offering as much coverage as double wear therefore I cannot compare it to any other existing brand. The product is also embedded with SPF 10 which adds value to those living in warmer climits than the UK or those who are simply skin conscious. As the product is oil free it would be perfect for those with oily to combination skin, however, i think that those with dry skin should steer away from this as the foundation may cling to dryer areas and create a mess. Whilst applying this product, I experience a powdery scent however this neutralises after application so I don't find this an issue.
This foundation will give you a high coverage, offering a luminous, matte finish that will last all day. To apply I use my Estee Lauder foundation brush applying the needed amount for each area, starting from the centre of my face then building up those darker areas or blemishes later to give a flawless finish. In my experience I find that I can only build up on the nessesary areas once as muiltiple occurrences will cause the foundation to cake and look unnatural.
I love using this foundation, it gives me added confidence to my 'not so great' skin and makes me feel my best. From a person whose skin is extremely high maintenance, this product doesn't clog my skin, give me blemishes or completely dry me out. Despite this, if you hate foundations that have high coverage or that you can feel on your skin this may not appeal to you, however, mixing double wear with your favourite moisturiser may do or even trying out the Double Wear light!
Considering the quality of the foundation I think it's amazing value for money for £27.50 from Boots. This will also give you an added 2,750 points on your boots advantage card (if you live in the UK). Others may think that this is a lot of money for a foundation but once tried, it really does live up to its description so I don't think i'll be discarding this anytime soon!
Have you tried this?
Let me know what you think, Bec xx