Review - Estee Lauder Double Wear Makeup


Hello!

Estee Lauder Double Wear Makeup is an oil free foundation containing SPF 10. As a foundation that isn't a stranger to the blogging world and I had been craving it for a long while. It featured on my beauty wish list a few months back after I read various reviews and decided I needed it in my makeup bag!

In the past I have stuck to using 'drug store' brand foundations mainly due to the cost of high end brand foundations. Being a student foundations that cost £20+ wasn't really something I could afford and since I was happy(ish) with my drug store brand foundations I didn't really see the point in splashing out. So, after reading various reviews featuring high end foundations I decided it was time to bite the bullet and try one for myself. After browsing reviews I was stuck between trying the Mac Studio Sculpt Foundation and Estee Lauder Double Wear Makeup. Upon visiting my local The Cosmetics Company Store I found the Estee Lauder DW for £19 and jumped at the chance to buy it (who wouldn't?!).

Estee Lauder doublewear makeup foundation
Estee Lauder doublewear makeup foundation

Shade wise I took a bit of a chance and just opted for the the lightest shade. I wouldn't really suggest doing this as Estee Lauder have a rather large selection of shades and getting colour matched at one of their counters would have been much better. The CCS only had about 6 shades which didn't give me much choice but luckily their lightest shade seemed to match well. The shade I got was 1N1 which doesn't look like such a good match on my hand, but when buffed into my face goes on really nicely.

Estee Lauder doublewear makeup foundation

I love the consistency of this product. I'm not a fan of really runny foundations and prefer them a bit thicker just because I find they are easier to apply and buff into your skin. The bottle can be a little annoying because there is no pump but as it's not too runny it's easy to just poor a little on your hand at a time, preventing any wastage. The product buffs into my face really well. I've always applied it using my Real Techniques Buffing Brush which gives it a really flawless finish. I suffer from really red cheeks (which I hate!) and find the coverage of this foundation utterly amazing! I wasn't sure if I was going to, but I've found a huge difference in the coverage of this foundation and drugstore brands (Bourjois & Revlon) that I have used in the past.

The product gives a lovely dewy finish although I always apply a small amount of pressed powder just to finish it off and make it a bit more matte. I've found the coverage lasts all day and I haven't really needed to touch up whilst wearing. One thing that's upset me a little about this product is that I've found that if I spend a lot of time outside in harsh weathers whilst wearing it it does start to look dry and slightly cakey. I'm not sure if this is because of the cold, harsh winds or because my face and eczema is suffering because of the weather. This hasn't put me off though, and when spending time inside it sits on my face perfectly. I'm really looking forward to trying it out in the warmer months and seeing how it works then as well. Because of the SPF 10 it contains I think it will be a perfect foundation for summer!

This foundation retails at £27 and can be purchased at most department stores. I really like this foundation and at the lower price will probably repurchase it again at a later date. I would however like to try other high end foundation brands before I commit to this one!

Have you tried this foundation? What high end brands would you recommend for me?

Kelsey xx

12 comments:

  1. This sounds like an amazing foundation, I would love to give this a try :) Lovely review xx

    belle-amiebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. My first high end and it didn't disappoint! Odd smell at first though.

      Kelsey xx

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  2. Thanks for the review! I'm a big fan of Dior (I made a review here: http://www.lovelyserendipity.com/2012/09/hi-im-dior-whore.html)

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    1. I really want to try Dior!

      Kelsey xx

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  3. This sounds like a great product! Thanks for the review:)
    Brittney

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  4. I emailed them to complain about this foundation because it made me really spotty and sort of just fell off my face, i think this would be better if mixed with moisturiser as it is so so thick and gloopy, and like drys instantly on the face, i love dior and chanel at the moment for foundation. already follow you lovely. xxxx

    em X

    www.emtalks.co.uk

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    1. Oh no, that's a shame. I actually prefer thicker foundations just because I find them easier to apply. I'll try mixing with a moisturiser too though!

      Kelsey xx

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  5. This is the only foundation I have ever tried that has stayed put on my skin all day! I absolutely love it and it's definitely my 'can't live without' product! :) x

    http://www.beautyboxuk.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. That's one of the reasons I love it so much, never had a foundation stay on all day before!

      Kelsey xx

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  6. Thanks for the review. I usually stick to drug store brands as well, except for my Mary Kay foundation, which I do love. I also find it hard to get myself to spend so much on the high end brands.. Especially when I can be kind of picky about my foundations!

    Thank you so much for linking up to Makeup Monday!
    I hope you will be back again next week!
    ~Maria-Isabel
    www.agapelovedesigns.com

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  7. This is such a helpful review! Until now, I've always used drugstore foundations, but I'm on the look out for a higher end foundation to help me keep my oily face matte and cover my acne scars, this sounds right up my street :) xx

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