Estee Lauder Double Wear Review: Before and After

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After months of deliberating I finally took the plunge into the creamy bottle of goodness that is double wear. At a whopping £27.50 it's not exactly a quick decision purchase but I got mine 10% off at Debenhams which I believe is still on so you can snag it for £24.75 if you want to here.
Firstly the packaging, oh little frosted glass bottle how I love thee. It sits so nicely on my dressing table I kind of want to leave it full so it can look all shiny and expensive forever. But with beauty comes, well, impracticalities... I've never used a foundation without a pump before and half of my time applying this is taken being extra careful not to waste any product when pouring it out onto my hand. All has gone well so far but I'm extra clumsy so dread this ending up all over my carpet one day!

The product itself is probably the most magical product I own, it's no great secret that I hate my uneven skin tone and the heavy coverage of double wear seems to work wonders on it. I read a tonne of reviews before buying this and quite a few mentioned that after applying they were left feeling like they were wearing a heavy mask o' makeup, well I've been applying this with the real techniques buffing brush which blends it so easily into the skin and I haven't felt like the mask at all. If anything your face is left feeling a little sticky for a few minutes but it soon goes. I took the photos above straight after applying the double wear in the morning, it's definitely long lasting but like all foundations I own it does cling quite a bit to dry patches which is a given with my dry skin so this doesn't really put me off - I just need to find a decent moisturiser!

In regards to shades available I know there was a bit of a panic when Shell was discontinued as there weren't that many suitable for us paleys. It's back now but (despite the slightly odd name) "cool bone" is the one for me. I don't know if it's generally a Sunday thing but the three Estee Lauder counters in my town had been stripped of sales assistants so I couldn't get colour matched and had to spend ages pawing over the testers myself. I'm happy with my choice though as despite looking a bit dark swatched I haven't noticed any hideous foundation lines yet.

If you're a double wear-er and have any moisturiser recommendations then lemme know!



22 comments :

  1. Ooh ooh, moisturiser recommendations not so sure as EVERYONES different, but the mac pumps fit double wear well, just need to snip the end of the tube so it fits :) x

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  2. This sounds gorgeous and makes your skin look flawless! Lovely review! X

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  3. I love this foundation, but do find it a bit difficult to use when my skin is going though a dry faze. I'm testing out Indeed Labs Hydraluron Moisture Booster, which I'm hoping will help. Seems to have had quite a good effect after a few days.

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  4. I really like how it looks! Amazing! Maybe i'll try it when I finish my current one! x

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  5. This is my favourite foundation in the whole world ever- I usually use the Rimmel Fix and perfect primer underneath too which is really moisturising xx

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  6. The Nivea hydrating primer works wonders with doublewear, and it's only £3.99 or something! :) x

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  7. i just bought this myself and am LOVING it!! almost scared to wear it every day so that i don't run out of it lol xox

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  8. it looks amazing! Loving the post.xx

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  9. I loooove this foundation and wouldn't wear anything else. I have dry patches around my mouth and on my eyelids(odd) and I put a bit of ultrabland on it before I go to bed and that sorts the problem out and my make up goes smoothly on top x

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  10. I love this foundation too :) I have oily skin and it stays on all day. I find it quite difficult to get off at night because it is so long lasting which can be a pain.. I use the real techniques expert face brush with this and the two together are amazing!

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  11. i haven't used doublewear in a long time but when i did i used to moisturise with skinfood first and it was perfect! might go back to that combo actually oooooh..

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  12. I've been deliberating trying this for months now and might take the plunge after reading your review :) a tip for applying foundation without a pump too - I find that giving it a good shake brings enough to the top to just be able to dip my brush into. No hand and no mess :)

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  13. SO great to read a beauty post that actually posts useful pictures, not just of the product on the back of a hand! So much more useful and informative! It looks gorgeous on you :)

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  14. This is my favourite foundation ever! I always buy it on offer in debenhams or from a cosmetics company outlet as they sell it for £19.25 which is a lot better than £27.50!
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  15. I've been umming and awing over this for such a long time. I'm loving my LM silk creme at the moment. Maybe this is next on my to buy list, looks great on your skin.
    xx

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  16. Wow, glad you're loving this- thanks for the review! I think your skin looks lovely without foundation, but it really makes a huge difference at evening things out without looking cakey. You've tempted me to try it! xo

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  17. Oh wow, it works really well. :)

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  18. This looks so good. I don't wear foundation enough to justify buying it but maybe one day when I have some extra cash or if it ever comes down in price I might try it!

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  19. This looks great on you, think I am going to try this next, my skin is in desperate need of some TLC!

    Maria xxx

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  20. You might want to try MAC's foundation pump for dispensing..

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