Estée Lauder Double Wear foundation: Review


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 Packaging:

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 Formula:

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. 


Application:  

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.       

Overall:   

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!     

Price:

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


17 comments:

  1. Good review! Investing in a good foundation is always a smart thing to do. Otherwise you'll end up with a bad foundation or one that ruins your entire face.

    Your blog is lovely! I just followed you
    Hope you can take a look at my blog and follow back if you like it, so we can stay in touch! :)

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  2. I know! I have to be so careful with my skin so this works wonders for me! What foundation do you use?

    Oh thankyou! I've just had a look around your blog and followed you too! You've inspired me to do a make-up tutorial! haha

    You too, speak to you soon

    Bec x

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  3. I feel like Estee lauder always has quality products! If your grandmother used it and its still around it MUST be good stuff! What a cute blog you got!!


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    1. That's amazing! I didn't realise I had been around that long! Do you use it too?

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  4. Great review,I am so tempted to try this!! :) x

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  5. Do it! You will thank me forever hehe x

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  6. great post! i have wanted to try their foundation for awhile now. i think i will now look into it. cute blog btw girl ;)

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    1. Do it! Get a free sample first to make sure you like it! It's so amazing, I don't think I could ever use another foundation! Thankyou, yours too, keep in touch, bex xx

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  7. Nice make-up.^^
    Maybe follow each other????
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    1. Do you use it too? Yes of course :) Bex x

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  8. Great review. I can tell you have a passion for this product. Thanks for stopping by my blog. New follower here.

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  9. This was my foundation last year!!! I really liked it and as you say, the coverage is amazing, I don't know another foundation with a coverage and long lasting effect as this one. But, I realized I prefer not so covering foundations, so I'm trying other ones and I'm still in search for the perfect one! Great review and blog, following you :)
    Andrea in Fashion

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    1. I'm actually going to post a review soon about the Illamasqua skin base foundation! It's good coverage but feels alot lighter on the skin! Thankyou very much :) Keep in touch x

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  10. I really really really want to try this foundation!! It sounds like it lasts all day and has a lovely coverage! xx

    I'm hosting a giveaway on my blog, if you are interested in entering! :)

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    1. It's great, I would recommend it to anybody! Great giveaway, i'm following you xx

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  11. I was sooo impressed with the Estee Lauder Double Wear! Seriously it's been amazing for me. I've got oily skin, but it just stayed put all day, but it didn't look unnatural or 'caked on'.

    See my review here: http://newwithhashtags.co.uk/estee-lauder-double-wear/

    I'll be reviewing the Estee Lauder Double Wear Light soon too!

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