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Foundation for Oil Skin | Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation

Can you believe that up until a few weeks ago, I hadn’t ever tried Estée Lauder Double Wear foundation? I KNOW.

Today, however, I’m correcting that oversight, because Boots very kindly sent me a bottle to try, which I’ve been using for a few weeks now.

For those of you who haven’t heard of it, Double Wear bills itself as “stay in place makeup”, and one of the things it’s most famous for is its long-wearing formula, which the brand claim will last for 15 hours without smudging, wearing off, or generally ending up anywhere other than on your face. It’s also pretty well known for coming in a few colours suitable for people with oil skin.

This product is my absolute favourite foundation. It’s perfect for oily skin, and for acne prone skin. It’s a fairly heavy foundation and is thick but is easy to apply. I would recommend to apply in sections as it does dry very quickly but that’s part of the idea - this foundation lasts for hours.

It did not smudged a single bit when I was out and was wearing it for about 22 hours straight, no powder or re application was needed.

It’s full coverage and you don’t need to use concealer, and you also don’t need to use a lot of product. I set it with just a basic rimmel London stay matte powder in translucent. It doesn’t look cakey which I was concerned about due to the thickness but it looks flawless.

Would recommend to anyone with acne prone skin, oily or combination. I wouldn’t really recommend to dry or mature skinned people as it as a drying foundation.

Pros:

  • One of the few foundations that actually does what it claims to do
  • Great coverage without looking dry, cakey or streaky;
  • Beautiful smooth finish, like glass/paint;
  • Very long lasting; good if you have oily skin.
  • Unbreakable, doesn't dissolve on oily areas or under the eyes. This particularity is almost impossible to find in other foundations.
  • Extensive shade rage, for pretty much everyone;
  • Very buildable if applied fast;
  • A little goes a long way, a bottle will last for months with daily use;
  • Replaces concealer successfully;
  • Good skin tolerance (didn't break me out);
  • Wonderful natural look for its consistency and coverage. Pretty much 5% heavier on the skin than liquid foundations.

Cons:

  • Expensive (but good things cost money)
  • The significant shade range makes it difficult to choose one's right tone, particularly in store lights.

I will continue to repurchase this foundation, I honestly have no idea why : I’d try to blame the price (at £30, it’s not exactly cheap), but I’ve bought plenty of other foundations for that price, so… yeah, I really don’t know and Get yours here.

next i'm gonna review about samples they sent me advanced night repair eye serum & multi protection SPF-15 moisturizer