Thursday, 25 April 2013

Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation Review

Hey girlie's!! So a while back i had my first encounter of a seriously bad break out and my general high street foundations weren't cutting the mustard when it came to covering up the awful spots and blemishes that had just appeared on my face out of no where, so i decided to pop into Debenhams and grab myself a swanky high end  foundation that would hopefully work wonders, after browsing for ages i decided on 'Double Wear' by Estee Lauder.


As you can see i got matched up with the colour 'Fresco' which is a tan shade with creamy undertones and in my opinion slightly to dark for me, its only bang on when I'm more tanned in the summer month's. The foundation comes in a frosted glass bottle with a screw up lid, personally I'm not a fan of the packaging as it comes without a pump so i find myself always pouring out too much product which leads to wastage or its just generally messy if you try and scrape the foundation back into the bottle. The consistency of this foundation is like a thick cream so is quite hard to smooth and blend across your skin with your fingers so id always recommend using a buffing brush to get that smooth, even finish. Id also say to work quickly whilst buffing this into the skin as it sets mega fast and you don't have much time to work with it all.


 The finish of this foundation on me is a very matte full coverage and covers up any in perfections, spots and blemishes, i didn't find it heavy or cakey  on the skin nore did it sink into any creases, the one thing i did notice is if you have any dry patches of skin it does cling to them so id say use a good moisturiser first. The lasting power of this foundation is amazing, it lasted all day without a single touch up and didn't slide at all.

The foundation provides an SPF of 10 which is great for the protection of your skin but awful for photo's, be warned girls if you have your photo taken with the flash on this foundation gives a awful white cast and makes you look ghostly.

The Price: I paid £26.50 for mine but i think it all depends where you buy it from and if there's any offers on.

Availability: I picked mine up in Debenhams but it is widely available online and at Estee Lauder stockists.

My Verdict: Great for problematic skin that needs good coverage, it worked a treat for me whilst my skin was having a bad few weeks. It is a little on the pricey side for me but if you fancy treating yourself then its not too bad for a luxury high end foundation. The staying power is great, i even noticed it didn't budge during some hot humid weather. The fact it doesn't have a pump it abit pants but not a major, the only real let down  is the fact you look ghostly in pictures when you've used a flash.

Have you used this foundation? What did u think? 

Love Hayley xXxXx


2 comments:

  1. I heard the double wear maximum and light versions are really good too.

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  2. your hand looks as white as mine, and my shade is "shell" which is the palest one you can get with double wear, lol

    Constant Clash

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