This is a product we both picked up in the Cosmetics Company Outlet in Swindon. Double Wear is such a cult product and seems to be either a love or hate.
We both used to love Relvon Colourstay (review here) which many dubbed to be a dupe (I need to get that back out and try it as it’s been a while since I used it. I tend to forget about foundations I love!). It took us both a while to pick it up.
It comes in a blue and gold box which fits the brand. Estee Lauder I find is quite a classic brand. It also comes with SPF so is great for everyday where to help protect the skin. It does give a little flashback due to this in photos but nothing too bad and sometimes this can help to make your skin more flawless!
By picking this up at CCO we managed to save £9.25 off the normal RRP which is great for us, it means another potential lipstick in future!
Make up in a glass bottle always feels more expensive and luxurious and though it’s not great to travel with isn’t something that would put me off a product. Annoyingly though it is a product that doesn’t come with a pump and is quite a flowing liquid so it can come out a bit quick onto the hand. I think you can buy a separate pump just like you can in MAC but I wasn’t offered this at the time of purchase.
So far I’ve found it’s a product you need to learn how it works for you. When you find how it works best I think it’s one you love but I do find it to be trial and error with mositurisers, primers and powders.
For M it best applies over a hydrating primer like Laura Mercier. She also finds it works best with a dense brush such as the expert face brush. With the buffing brush it’s almost too soft to work into the skin. It is one that sets quickly so it’s best to do one section at a time. Also she’s found that when set with powder straight away it can clump. It lasts well without powder so she only tends to powder towards the end of the day if needed.
L found that using the buffing brush or expert face brush was fine, but that she needed a lot more product than she normally uses with foundations such as Laura Mercier Silk Creme or Vichy Dermablend. They tend to provide a veil over the skin whereas this needed more product and provided a full coverage, something that I’ve been needing lately!
I still powder my nose but apart from that I don’t need any other products throughout the day and it stays fixed all day. After figuring out how this foundation works for me I’ve been really impressed with the finish and the lasting effect.
Do you use double wear? How do you find it works for you?
Do you have any other favourite Estee Lauder products?
My mum’s a fan of Bronze Goddess bronzer so I will have to try it out soon!
Love L and M