The Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation has been on the beauty community’s radar for years now, but I have only recently tried it out for myself. After reading some reviews, I decided to give it a go on my oily/combination skin to see if it was actually worth the hype it was getting.
To begin this review, I spotted a major flaw as soon as I opened the bottle…there is no pump! For a £30+ foundation, you’d assume there would be a pump, but not with this one, you’re expected to fork out an additonal £5.50 for the pleasure, this is just daylight robbery! With that being said, I just don’t think it is worth the extra expense, so I will make do without, although it makes it a little difficult to control the amount of product you need.
The foundation itself has a liquidy consistancy, but is neither thin nor thick, it’s the perfect texture. Most brands are lacking in their shade range department, but Estee Lauder has everyone covered. With over 60 shades, I’d expect that the majority of skin tones would be able to find their match. I have quite a fair complexion, so my perfect shade is 1N2.
After experimenting with the application of the foundation, I personally find using a damp sponge works the best. It disperses the product evenly and prevents the foundation from appearing cakey on drier parts of the skin. The Double Wear Foundation is easily buildable, from a light layer to full coverage and it hides a multitude of sins, including discolouration and blemishes. It contains SPF 10, so I would recommend adding a seperate SPF before applying this foundation.
I have oily/combination skin, so finding a foundation which not only prevents my skins natural oils from peaking through, but also doesn’t cling to dry patches of skin can be rather difficult. However, this foundation works wonders on my skin. Paired with a loose powder, I’ve recently been using the Maybelline Fit Me Loose Powder, my skin looks flawless for hours at a time without needing to do regular powder top ups. It has a matte finish but doesn’t look cakey if applied with a damp sponge, my recommendation is the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge.
I am completely honest in all of my reviews and if I had any concerns with a product I would voice them, I don’t want you to go wasting your hard earned cash on something useless. However, this foundation is pretty much perfect, the only negative being that it doesn’t come with a pump. The product itself is perfect for my oily skin, it is full coverage and lasts all day. It claims to have 24hr wear, but this is something I won’t be testing out for obvious reasons!
What is your favourite foundation? Have you tried the Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation and does it work well for you? Let me know!
Until Another Day x