Since I make a lot of reference to the Estée Lauder’s Double Wear, it only makes sense that I give my thoughts on it. I have been using DoubleWear for over four years and I am very fond of it. That said, I am not afraid of criticising it because as good as it is, it is not perfect.

In a nutshell, the foundation:

  • is full coverage
  • has a very thick consistency; a little goes a long way
  • dries quickly so you have to work fast to blend it in
  • is long-wearing and transfer-resistant
  • has an SPF 10 which is pretty useless. You would need to use an SPF under it to wear it out in the sun.
  • gives a completely matte finish which will cling to dry patches. Skin should be well exfoliated and moisturised.
  • is definitely not weightless
  • is available in 44 shades so everybody gets a match!
Estee Lauder Doublewear in 5C1 Rich Chestnut

What I love most about this foundation is that it is one of the few that I have tried that won’t crease, crack or settle into fine lines or smile lines. As I get older cries in almost 30, little lines become more apparent and you don’t really want your foundation to sit into every little crevice. I also like the fact that I don’t need to touch-up my face when I wear this foundation.

…Soon after application (around 9am-ish)

The downside of this foundation is the packaging. There’s no pump on the bottle and you really just have to tip it over and watch closely until you get the right amount so, chances are you will waste a fair amount of it if you are not careful. The bottle in frosty-glass with a gold top, which looks every bit expensive. Speaking of expensive, did I mention that it now retails at £32.50? Yep! The price has definitely gone up recently because I didn’t pay that much for my current bottle!

Is it worth the price tag? If you have the money to splurge, definitely! If you are on a budget, it may be a hard one to justify because there are other foundations out there that are pretty good too e.g., Revlon Colorstay Foundation for Oily/Combo Skin however.

…At the end of my day (no touch ups at all throughout the day), around 2140-ish

This has always been my ‘go to’  foundation for the last few years, up until now because I am a bit more curious about other foundations, however I wouldn’t think twice about recommending it, especially for those with oily skin.

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