This is going to be an Estee Lauder Double Wear Review.I’ve been wanting to try this foundation for a while now, and I’m happy I finally got my hands on it.
Estee Lauder describes this as long-wearing makeup with 15-hour staying power. They also claim that it looks flawless and natural, and that it lasts through heat, humidity, non-stop activity. Other claims include that it won’t change color, smudge or come off on clothes, and that it feels lightweight and comfortable.
I picked up a sample to try out, first of all, because I wasn’t convinced it would be a good match for various reasons which include:
I thought the coverage would be too much (I don’t like full-on, mask-like coverage.)
I thought since it was medium-full coverage, it would feel heavy on the skin.
I wanted to see if it would oxidize or break me out too. I was also worried about getting a good colour match.
I am happy to report that most of my fears were unfounded. This foundation is really one of the best I have tried. It lives up to most of its claims.
Coverage is medium to full, but it looks natural. It is very comfortable and lightweight for a medium to full coverage foundation. It lasts flawlessly through an 8 hour day. Aside from blotting my oily nose maybe once a day, it doesn’t need much touching up. ( I can’t vouch for the 15 hour claim because I haven’t had it on that long. )
It does not oxidize, It has not broken me out, and it lasts through the heat and humidity of Lagos without separating or generally looking awful. It does not settle into smile lines.
On my oily skin, nothing is truly transfer-proof, but the Estee Lauder Double Wear is pretty transfer-resistant, much more than any other foundation I own.
I own the shade 6W1 Sandalwood.
Which is just a tiny bit cooler than I like my foundations to be, but I can make it work. By the time I’ve done my whole face, it all comes together.
Bottomline: Overall, I am very happy with this foundation.
The only con is the packaging. I’m always scared I’ll drop and shatter the glass bottle, and the lack of a pump causes a lot of product to be wasted.
In some reviews I read before purchasing this, a recurring complaint was that the consistency was weird and it was hard to get an even application. I have used both a buffing brush and my Beauty Blender to apply this, and I have been able to get an even, streak-free finish with both.
Have you tried the ELDW? Do you like it or hate it?
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