I was recommended this Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation last year by somebody close to me. I was immediately impressed by the coverage that the double wear foundation delivers.The foundation is easy to apply and blend into the face when compared to other foundations, and you only need to use a very small amount of the liquid to get a full face of coverage. You should try to be careful when applying the foundation as too much of it can leave your face looking a little cakey.
Estée Lauder claims that the Double Wear Foundation is long-wearing and has up to 15 hours of staying power. I have to agree; the Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation lasts for hours. You can literally apply a small amount of the foundation to your face in the morning, and it should last you all day (depending on what kind of day you have ahead of you). I apply the foundation first thing in the morning, just before the school run, and then I’m good for the entire day. There is no need to reapply anymore unless it is in the evening time, and I am going out somewhere. Then I will add a light top up to my face. The durability is fantastic, by far the best foundation I have ever used, especially compared to numerous products and brands that I have tried over the past fifteen years. The fantastic 15-hour staying power that this foundation has is great; it saves you time and money in the long run. Albeit, taking the foundation off is a little harder than most, and you will probably need to use a little extra makeup remover than usual.
Estée Lauder also claims that the Double Wear Foundation doesn’t change colour, even after hours of wear. I can absolutely agree with this statement. From the moment I apply the foundation in the morning until the late evening, the tone of the foundation that is on my face remains the same colour. It doesn’t fade nor does it turn orange. Estée Lauder offers a great selection of shades available for the Double Wear Foundation, in total, there is 44 to choose from. Although I have found an amazing shade, I would honestly have to say that it is still not a perfect match for my skin tone. Really, I need Estée Lauder to make a shade that is a mixture in between 3w1 Tawny and 4C1 Beige, if this ever happens, I think the colour would be my perfect match for me, and I would be one very happy woman. The 44 different skin shades can make choosing a colour to match your personal skin tone a lot easier because you have such a wide range to match with.
Most of the foundations that I have tried start off good and then after a few hours of wear too often than not, they start to become blotchy and patchy in places on your face. It is safe to say that this has never happened to me while I have been wearing the Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation. Finding a good foundation has always been a difficult challenge for me, ever since I first starting wearing makeup. Finding a right colour that looks natural and gives you flawless looking skin became impossible for to me find, and I had almost given up hope and trialing different foundations until I finally discovered the Double Wear Foundation by Estée Lauder. I can only imagine how much money I have wasted on purchasing various foundations over the years that simply didn’t cut it. I could probably buy a fancy car or a luxury all-inclusive holiday somewhere exotic with all of the money that I have spent! Albeit, I have finally found a foundation that is almost perfect!
The Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation also seems to go further than other foundations have that I have purchased in the past. The reason why is probably because you only need to use a little amount of the foundation, rather than having to build up multiple layers on your face to get the same coverage. My Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation bottles usually last me between 7-12 weeks, and that’s after me wearing the foundation almost every day. This alone speaks volumes, and I would have to say that this is one of the main factors as to why the foundation is worth the money. In addition to this, you may find as I have that there is no need to wear a powder when you are wearing the Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation. The foundation provides you with such an excellent coverage and leaves a beautiful texture on your face; it doesn’t leave you looking oily or greasy, so there is no need to apply a layer of powder. Which again saves you time and money.
Another major positive with this product and I am sure my partner would agree! Is that it doesn’t transfer from your face onto clothing. So when you want to give your partner a nice big cuddle, and he’s wearing a brilliantly white T-shirt, as I often do, rest assured you shouldn’t have to worry because the foundation won’t leave a big orange mark on his clothes.
There is one problem that I have with this Double Wear Foundation however it is relatively minor, and it is not about the actual product but rather the glass bottle that it comes in. Although it looks beautiful and elegant, I don’t feel that it is suitable for the product. One of the reasons why I believe this is because the glass bottle is heavy, it’s not suitable to take out with you in your makeup bag, and it also makes getting the foundation out when you’ve used half of it exceedingly difficult. The way around this is to use a thin makeup brush and then scoop the foundation out, alternatively, you can purchase a foundation pump to fit inside of the glass bottle for an additional cost. It would be nice is Estée Lauder considered this in the future and either changed the glass bottle or provided its costumers with a free foundation pump to help eliminate the unnecessary hassle.
The only other issue I have with the Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation is the low SPF factor 10 that it has. Personally, I don’t think that this is high enough. This is because last year during the summer time, I wore the foundation on various days out and in different locations. Whenever the sun was hot and shining, I assumed that my face would be protected as it has been in the past when I have been wearing other brands of foundations. Unfortunately, the SPF 10 wasn’t strong enough, and parts of my face got burnt, particularly my nose and forehead. This is an issue for me, as I don’t like getting burnt and I like to be careful in the sun especially with my face. I did try wearing sun oil underneath the foundation to see if this would resolve the issue, however, the texture of the foundation on my face drastically reduced in quality. Another issue I have with the Double Wear Foundation and the sun is that even when you apply a small amount of the liquid to your face, it can start to feel quite thick and heavy when you’re out in the hot sun. During the summer months, you want to wear a foundation that is protective, natural looking and light. Consequently, I now have to reconsider wearing this foundation during the day time throughout the summer months when the sun is out and shining. Therefore, I feel that this is an area that Estée Lauder could really improve on.
Overall the Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation is by far the best foundation that I have ever tried and used in my life. Believe me when I say I have tried a lot of different brands! A foundation would have to be 100% perfect in my books to beat this genius cosmetic created by Estée Lauder. Nonetheless, because the Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation isn’t quite perfect and has a low SPF10, I can’t give the foundation a full five stars. However, because this Foundation is near on perfection and is definitely worth the money, in my opinion, I rate the Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation a fantastic 4/5 stars!