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Hi all - I recently visited my local boots estee lauder counter to get a colour match after months of my friends recommending this to me. The lady was very kind and helpful and gave me a full description of what the product is and the aims. Once she applied the colour to suit my skin she then showed me it in the mirror. It felt beautiful, so light, a great colour and the perfect coverage for my skin. The only thing that put me off was the price tag of £29.50 could I really afford this much as normally I would pay £15 maximum for a foundation. She kindly gave me a 10 day sample to take away and try for myself. So after a few times of use I couldn't actually believe how far just a small amount of the product would go, you can use as much product as you wish should you want more coverage on your skin and it still goes on perfect! The sample lasted me 14 days. My skin feels great, no break outs, lasts all day which is perfect for me as I have extremely oily skin which my face tends to get very shiny during the day. I cant describe this product anything else than amazing! After testing the product after my sample my mind was made up so I went and bought it and to be honest its probably the best £29.50 I have ever spent! Make sure you shop at Debenhams or Boots to get your point from your beauty card and advantage card. Highly recommended.
I have tried many different foundations in the past couple of years but really love this one. I usually use drugstore ( pretty cheap) foundations and powders as they seemed to do the job. I did not realise the importance of high end make up and the difference it could make to my skin. I only came across it recently but have loved the look it gives me every time I use it. This foundation is pretty pricey but way worth the money it costs. Most foundations that I wear or have worn before dry out in patches or begin to wear off very quickly. This one was different though, with just a light dusting of powder on top of this foundation is stays all day.
I don't have incredibly problematic skin but when ever I do have a couple of spots or a breakout I find that this cover it's perfectly. This gives me a flawless look which is easy to achieve on a daily basis. I believe that this foundation is with the cost, as this foundation is double the cost of one I would usually wear, it is also double the quality.
The colour of this foundation goes very well with my skin tone, I find this foundation easy to blend into my hairline and neck giving a neutral appearance. This foundation does not require much powder on top as it dries very matte. I rated this a five out of five because the foundation is high quality and the bottle is pretty big too.
This is my favourite foundation ever! I have tried a lot of foundations and since finding this foundation I won't ever use a different one again. Although its a little expensive, it lasts longer than any other foundations I have previously owned; also with foundations you really do get what you pay for and this one is truly worth every penny. With most foundations I have worn, even the likes of MAC, they will become patchy and will wear off my skin quickly throughout the day but this foundation really does last all day. It covers every blemish without looking cakey or too made up. Also it does not rub off onto any clothes so it does not stain your clothes. This foundation applys well with a brush, sponge or fingers. Also this foundation looks matte all day and even though I am pale this foundation does not appear orangey on me like many other foundations I have tried do and there is a wide range of colours to choose from. The bottle looks and feels luxurious. The only thing which I think could be improved with this foundation is the packaging because it does not have a pump, making it difficult to get the right amount of product out and not waste any of it. I order this foundation from the Estee Lauder website for £29.50. In my opinion this foundation is worth every penny and I definitely would recommend this to anybody looking for a full coverage and long wearing foundation.
Wow, this is a great foundation.
The never ending search for that all important life changing foundation kinda stopped with this product. I just can't help trying out other foundations however when I need something I can rely on this is the one foundation I must reach for on all occasions.
The foundation is just simply flawless.
I purchased this during my visit in Harvey Nichols when I won some vouchers [HV has been reviewed] and the assistant asked if I would like to test this by having my makeup done there and then.
I explained my skin issues of covering up slight blemishes and late night eye bags etc and my main concern was that my skin looked flawless even in the sunlight or photos which sometimes can highlight areas you really rather it didn't.
The advice she gave was great as she applied the foundation and tricks of the trade. But building this on my skin instead of rubbing it in makes sure that the foundation hides the issues you want. She dabbed this onto my skin instead of blending it in, only with a powder in this range did she blend but the difference was crazy good.
I brought the product hoping to get the same results at home and it worked for once!
I used the advice and worked with the products the way it was meant to and the foundation not only lasted but hid the blemishes all day.
Well worth its weight in gold this product.
You’ve probably heard about this product already, you mother probably wears it, your nan probably wears it – don’t let that put you off – there’s a very good reason – let me explain…
Price: £30 approx which is double to triple the price of its high-street / drug-store sisters. This is a high end product and therefore comes the price tag. Top tip: Estee Lauder often has bonus deals a few times a year where you can buy one product and the second for half the price or include extra products as an incentive to purchase. Buying when these offers are on is a good idea to make your money go further.
Where to buy: Any Estee Lauder counter, try department stores, Boots the chemist or online.
Who’s it for: Skin over the age of 25 to mature (I think its too heavy for younger), those looking for a heavy coverage to cover marks, blemishes and looking for a long-wear, flawless look.
Features of the product: Hailed as the stay-in-place medium coverage foundation promising 15 hours long wear. Its benefits are:
• Dermatologically tested
• Non-acnegenic; won't clog pores
• SPF 15
Estee Lauder say: ‘Flawless all day. This worry-free, long-wearing makeup stays fresh and looks natural through heat, humidity, nonstop activity. Won't change colour, smudge or come off on clothes. Feels lightweight and comfortable. Now the flawless look you see in the morning is the look you keep all day.’
My initial experience with this product: With such great reviews online already, my mother raving about it for years and my friend of the same age disowning all other foundations in favour of this one, I thought I would give it a go. I’d like to add that £30 is way beyond what I had previously paid for a foundation so I wanted to make sure I got some bang for my buck. I went to the Estee Lauder counter at my local Debenhams and started picking up foundations aimlessly looking for a match for my usual shade. This is the point where the beautifully made up counter lady approached my confused face, guided me to the chair and proceeded (to my horror) to remove my existing makeup and then pick up of a variety of shade of the double wear to match to my skin tone. She tried not one but three shade before she found a perfect match. She then even offered my sample of the shade to take away and try myself which I did. In the cold light of day the foundation was
indeed a perfect match although I did feel that a warmer tine was required as I looked rather pale, so after a week of trying I went back for another sample to try.
How to use:
• You should moisturise and use a primer on the face (Estee lauder have brought out a double wear primer which I will review later on and it really is the perfect accompaniment to the foundation it retails at about £25). The reason is will stress that it is important to moisturise and prime is that it is such a thick foundation that it will cling to the face and enter the pores; priming the skin will prevent this.
• One pea-sized drop on the back of your hand will be enough for the whole face – trust me I learnt the hard way. Using too much will make the skin look caked which is definitely not the look you want.
• A great makeup brush is required for the best results. Do not use a standard foundation brush as its likely to leave streaks (this foundation is buildable but sets extremely quickly). My recommendations are the Real Techniques Stippling Brush and Buffing Brush or the Sigma Flat top kabuki brush will allow you to swirl and set the powder onto your face with a flawless result. If you do not have an appropriate brush rub the product between the fingertips, move quickly and work into the skin from the nose outwards.
• Once set you’re foundation is done. If you want to use concealer on the under eyes I would do this immediately to ensure that it blends. Setting with powder is not necessary but will add to its last-ability.
Okay I cannot stress this enough it essential o be colour matched to this product and there are 30 plus shades so you will find one that matches your skin tone. And I 100% would say ask for a sample – don’t be shy you are spending enough on the product and the counter girls will want to ensure they get a sale off you. And keep going back for samples until you find you exact shade you’ll thank yourself for it. The sample size I was told was a weeks worth but in truth I would say it will last 2 weeks plus which is excellent and testament to the fact that a little bit of this product goes a long way – remember that bang for your buck? – I’m getting to that… samples are a great try before you buy chance to ensure you money is being spent wisely on a product you will be happy with. The product in my opinion is NOT medium coverage it is thick. It is definitely buildable if you work quickly (practice makes perfect eh?) If applied correctly you
will look flawless, almost airbrushed if you will, it will not move all day. I believe this product could be 24hour wear as opposed to its advertised 15 hours. I recently wore it to a friends wedding where I was a bridesmaid, cue flustered frantic moments getting ready, dodging a downpour on the way in and out of the church, in and out of transport, a million pictures being taken and a night of partying. I didn’t top up or re-powder once and not to blow my own horn – I looked my best all day. It does have a semi-matte healthy finish which doesn’t change colour at all or disintegrate through wear. It claims to be fragrance-free but it has a pleasant smell to it. Also as mentioned you will only need a small amount per application so you will get your moneys worth. I am a true make up addict and wear a full face 6 out of 7 days a week and a bottle lasted me 6 months. However there are some negatives to this product first being the bottle – the
product flows easily when full but takes an age to get out when there’s not much left. You can buy separate pumps but I think that just another way to get our money. Top tip: store the bottle upside down when not in use – it will same you time and frustration. Secondly as mentioned it has an SPF15 which is great as we should protect our skin from the detrimental effects of the sun however when pictures are taken at close-range with a flash the product can give you a ‘white out’ effect to the skin. Which is a pain when you look so good but the pictures don’t reflect it all the time; well I suppose Instagram and other Photoshop filters will rectify this for you and it hasn’t bothered me that much its just the odd pic. Also the colour matching is so good that when you tan (or lose tan) you will need to change you shade which could be costly, however mixing two shades works really well as they blend together so effortlessly.The positive outweigh any negatives in my opinion this fabulous foundation has stood the test of time for good reason, I’ve purchased and re-purchased this product and those from the rest of the double wear range I’m impressed and will stick with it as my holy grail foundation.
I have always used drug store make up products because I never really understood why the more premium priced products were actually so expensive in the first place. But after some research I understood that these products were far more pigmented, meaning that you were getting more coverage. I went for this one after it was recommended to me by some work colleagues whose make up always looks flawless, so I was going to take their advice.
The consistency of this product is a lot different to the many other foundations I have used. It is a lot thicker and I actually like that about it. Because it has a thick consistency you may assume that the foundation will be really heavy on your skin but trust me it is not. It feels light and not tacky at all even as the day goes on.
The foundation is super durable, which is what you need on those busy days where you do not have the time to top up your make up. The bottle does not have a pump or anything to get the foundation out, which is a bit annoying as you can not control how much you are using. Additionally it just makes things a little difficult especially when you are running low.
The product is pretty expensive but I would definitely say that it is worth the heavy price tag. In this instance you are paying for the quality and not the quantity, you do not need to constantly top it up, one application is enough.
Overall, I would definitely recommend this product.
I bought Estee Lauder Double Wear as potential foundation for my wedding day as I had read great reviews and was looking for something really long-lasting that would make my skin look flawless. Unfortunately this was really not the foundation for me.
The foundation itself gave a very full coverage and felt really heavy on my skin - I felt very "aware" of my make up and felt like I was wearing too much. I'm certainly not someone who plasters on make up, I apply a small amount at a time and build up until I'm happy with the coverage so I wouldn't say this is a result of over-application. It did really cling to my skin, however I found that especially around my nose it would start to go cakey and highlight my pores and didn't stay perfect all day. I also noticed in photos that because it's matte with a full coverage my skin looked dead! There was no "natural glow" and it really dulled my skin.
I have a few friends who absolutely swear by this foundation, so it's clear that my experience is in the minority, and when I have spoken with them about my experience of it they are surprised. I do have a preference for lighter foundations and favour a slightly dewy look so this might be why I didn't get on with this foundation. My skin can also be very slightly dry sometimes, which I think didn't help as I found it quite drying. In the end I found Diorskin Forever which is a beautiful long-lasting foundation, giving a natural look without feeling too heavy.
Estee Lauder Double Wear
After a bad car accident I was left with quite severe facial scarring which undoubtedly ruined my self-confidence.
No matter how many primers, concealers and foundations which promised 'flawless coverage' I tried or how long I spent applying them, no sooner had I left the house the scars were back on display.
Double wear by Estee Lauder is the first foundation that I have tried which LASTS ALL DAY and gives a full flawless coverage as promised. But unlike other full coverage foundations, this product allows your skin to breathe and doesn't feel like you are wearing a face mask.
Before discovering this foundation I was even contemplating going down the route of surgery to try and rectify my scars. With Double Wear this is no longer necessary.
I have received so many compliments about my skin since using this product, far more even than before my accident.
Although the price is a little bit steep, it has been worth every single penny. I have nothing at all negative to say about this product.
Estee Lauder really understand their clients and I would not hesitate to recommend them.
I am a huge fan of double wear foundation and for anyone looking for a full, long lasting coverage this foundation is the best. I would always apply double wear with a foundation brush and it really does give a flawless finish. Perfect for nights out too, especially if you plan on taking a lot of photos.
I usually pay around £26.00 in Debenhams or Boots for a bottle and I usually buy 2 bottles a year. As the foundation is quite thick you don't need a lot and you use even less when applying with a brush rather than with a sponge or your fingers. So my advice would be to invest in a decent foundation brush.
The only downside of this foundation is one of the benefits. As it is so thick you have to spend a long time taking it off in the evenings. If I didn't clean my skin properly in the evening I would quite often break out in spots and I would then find myself applying even more foundation to try and cover the spots I got from it. Not a good cycle to be in.
However as long as you clean your skin properly in the evening. This foundation is the best on the market.
I don't splurge on make up products and am happy to wear a Rimmel lipstick or No 7 eyeliner for example. However, I like to pay a bit more for my foundation, because I feel the right one really makes a difference and better quality shows I think, so I aim for the £30 plus range. Every so often, when my foundation bottle is getting low, I get the urge to change brands and try something new and it was for this reason that I found myself at the Estee Lauder counter. The staff were very helpful and gave me a sample of their Double Wear foundation.
Although the first shade I tried didn't suit, a further trip to the beauty counter got me another sample the colour of which matched my skin perfectly. This foundation has great coverage and looks flawless once applied. I am usually wary of long lasting foundations because my skin is quite dry and in order to have staying power most need to have a more drying formula. However, once I apply a good moisturiser first this spreads easily and I don't need a lot for one application - in fact the sample lasted for quite a while. This, of course, is a bonus as it means a bottle lasts longer! By the time I am going to bed, it is still very much in place - not something I could claim for previous foundations. In addition, it is not the most expensive of those available at the beauty counters so is good value for what you are getting.
The packaging and bottle is unremarkable - something I'm not really bothered about as I'm more concerned about the contents! I'm not sure I will be in a hurry to move brands after this, as I think the Double Wear will be hard to beat, both on results and price.
I was recommended this product by a friend, her skin always looked so flawless and this product was her secret!
I always have trouble finding foundations as I'm so picky, I want coverage but I don't want to feel my skins caked in makeup and I don't want my makeup to cause any skin problems like breakouts or dryness PLUS I'm pretty pale!
First stop was Estee Lauder counter in Debenhams, lovely lady on counter removed my makeup and applied the foundation to half of my face and wow one side of my face looked flawless and this was with one application! The lady did say for extra coverage you can build it but overall you don't really need too maybe just slightly over blemishes and blend!
First day to work wearing it had compliments on how lovely my skin looked, so obviously did the trick!
My favourite foundation yet, and trust me I've tried many! Staying power is amazing, The coverage is amazing and they have many colours to suit every skin shade, doesn't feel cakey or thick on your skin either! The bottle allows you to get ever last bit out unlike pump bottles!
The one downside for me is its difficult to remove and you need an oil based remover to remove this, I use dermalogica pre cleanse and that does the trick. But I can't complain too much about that as that is obviously why it stays on so well throughout the day!
Being a real scrimper & not spending money without researching, I checked out reviews of different foundations before buying what I assumed would be a premium product for our wedding day. My research paid off, it really is a premium product. After visiting the local make up counter where a helpful lady helped me select the best skin tone match (only Estee Lauder qualified staff can do this) I soon became addicted. That was over three years ago & now it's the only foundation for me.
All the claims are true, it really is long lasting and does not transfer to your clothes (or mobile phone!!). I find a little goes a long way so a bottle lasts me 6-9 months. It really gives you an immaculate finish that other foundations can't match. It can feel somewhat dry on your skin so I do ensure I moisturise thoroughly before application.
I have tried to wean myself off Double Wear foundation but alas it's not to be. In an attempt to be more frugal I tried various different cheaper foundations but none came close - nothing compares to Double Wear and I'm now in it for life! Whilst it's not cheap, in my view it's worth it to achieve a long lasting coverage.
Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation
Okay guys, so let me start by saying this is my FIRST review so I'll do my best to keep it interesting and most of all relevant!
I've chosen to review this foundation because as far as cosmetics go this product would easily fit into my top ten products of all time and believe me I've put a lot of time and money into finding a good foundation.
15 hour staying power.
Long wearing foundation, looks natural through heat, humidity and non stop activity.
Non-transferable, does not rub off on clothes.
In all honesty I can't disagree with any of these claims, I have oily skin so most of the time I find even with the use of a primer and finishing with powder by my mid-morning coffee my foundation is starting to slide...NOT with this. This really does stay put, even after a long day at work followed by a work out my make up is still in place! AMAZING! It is oil-free which is perfect if you suffer with excess oil.
Another problem I've found in the past is finding a foundation with enough coverage to mask my insecurites. I do have blemish prone skin and as a teenager did a lot of picking which has resulted in some scarring. This foundation is brilliant for coverage and provides you with a matte finish which is perfect for me, it can however look cakey if too much is applied.
This foundation contains SPF 10 which is seen as a benefit, however this depends on what your looking for, for example if your going to an event where photos are involved there is a danger of flashback, so bear this in mind for weddings etc.
Right so I've told you the positives but there are a couple of negatives with this...
The Estee Lauder consultant told me when I bought this that I would not need a lot of this product and that it would last me a lot longer than other foundations...I find I use the same amount as normal and therefore the product doesn't last any longer than any other bottle of foundation and at £27.50 for a 30ml bottle it does become quite costly if using this all the time.
Another niggle I have is the packaging, the glass bottle is fine but there's no pump so you just pour it out which I find causes a lot of waste (and mess) and at this price you don't want to be wasting any!
So on the whole an amazing foundation which in my opinion is totally worth the hype!
After being let down by numerous cosmetic brands with their short living foundations, I wanted something different. I have acne scars and suffer from regular spots, so needed something that covers these problems, and lasts all day. After reading good things about Estee Lauder's Double Wear foundation, which is formulated to last all day even under difficult conditions; I decided to try it. It is available at £26 for 30ml of foundation, from Estee Lauder counters nationwide. I would recommend going to a counter and getting matched for your correct colour - it is a lot of money to waste on the wrong shade!
The foundation is contained in a glass bottle which has a screw top lid. Some people may be disappointed by the fact there is no pump dispenser, you simply have to pour the liquid out of the bottle. The foundation has a medium consistency, it is thicker than other foundations I have used in the past - despite this it can run quite quickly out of the bottle, so be careful!
I apply my foundation with a brush; at the advice of the lady on the counter - she told me to work the foundation from the inside to the outside of my face. The foundation dries fairly quickly, so you need to work with it quickly to prevent it streaking and drying patchy. I find that I can get streaks in the foundation from the brush, if I am not careful. It can also be quite difficult to blend in if my skin is particularly dry - so I recommend a good quality moisturiser as a base. I pay particular attention to my problem areas, such as my chin and cheeks which have the deepest scars. I have to apply a secondary application to these areas to build up the coverage. The foundation feels quite light on the skin, I do not feel as though I have a face full of product.
The foundation dries with a matte look, so this is not the foundation to choose if you prefer a dewy look to the skin. The coverage is medium to full, if built up. If applied badly, it can look very fake and heavy on the face. The foundation provides a stable base for further make-up. It does not affect my blush for example and it actually reduces the amount of concealer needed on my problem areas.
I am pleased with the longevity of this product. One application is all that is required, and the results last all day until bedtime. There is no fading and I do not feel I need to reapply this to my scars throughout the day.
Removing the foundation can be taxing, however. I use Cleanse and Polish and find that even after a double cleanse, there is still residue of the foundation remaining. I think this is a small price to pay, and is expected; thanks to the longevity of the foundation.
I have not experienced any breakouts or irritations from this foundation. I don't like wearing it every day as I like to give my skin chance to rest, but I don't think it would cause a problem if I chose to do so. 30ml has lasted me over 6 months and I still have some product remaining. I may buy other foundations to try, but I know I will come back to this great product.
I bought this foundation for the first time about 4 years ago after having trouble with acne scarring on my chin. I found that most other foundations just weren't covering the red marks, or if they were covering them when I initially put the foundation on, they weren't any more after a day at work!
I wanted something which would give good coverage, but more importantly, something that would last all day and would look as good after a day at work as it did when I put it on in the morning. I can't hand on heart say that this is the case with double wear, however it does last longer than any other foundation I have tried, and the coverage is great, especially if you build it up.
I buy this in the colour called "shell", although I have a feeling that the name of this shade has changed recently. It is the lightest shade available and as I have very pale skin, it is important for me that make up doesn't look orangey when it is on. I can happily say that this isn't the case with double wear, it is well and truly made for us pale girls and won't try to sneakily add some colour to your skin!
The texture of the foundation is quite thick, and it can be a bit of a pain to get out when you are getting towards the bottom of a bottle. I have heard that you can buy a pump from Mac which works with this bottle, I haven't tried it yet but it sounded like a good idea. It would be more user friendly if you could just "pump" out the right amount rather than having to tip the bottle and hope that loads doesn't come gushing out.
The one negative point about this foundation is that it quite drying - I think it would be best on normal or oily skin but when I have dry skin in the winter, I can't use this on certain parts of my face as it really highlights the dry skin and makes things worse. When this is the case, I tend to just use a BB cream on my face and then add this anywhere that needs some extra coverage.
I have bought this several times now so it must be good, generally I like to try new products but I haven't found another one that matches up to this for coverage and "lastibility"!