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Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation


When it comes to foundation I am rather fond of the natural, light/medium 'your skin but better' coverage I get from my beloved Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua. Over the past few months my acne prone, oily/combination skin has cleared dramatically, and Vitalumiere has fitted my foundation needs! However there are times when the light, natural coverage I crave just isn't enough (ahem mother nature can be very cruel to the skin), so for a while I have been in the market for a more fuller coverage foundation, that hides all blemishes/discolouration whilst still giving me the 'perfect skin' look, for those days that, dare I say it, Vitalumiere just wont cut it! 
A few weeks ago my mamma received an invitation to attend a massive stock clearance sale from a local department store that was sadly closing down, after nearly 100 years in business. Well aware that the beauty hall would be a makeup addicts treasure trove brimming with various bargains, she dragged (as if I wasn't willing) me along to enjoy a bit of mother/daughter retail therapy. With foundation goggles on, I beelined straight to the Estee Lauder counter, and after much deliberation, and several minutes of crazy swatching, I ended up walking away with Double Wear. One thing I must point out is that there is such a vast range of colours, suitable for all undertones, so it should be pretty easy to find your perfect match, without much hassle. 
Not for one minute did I ever think I would be sat here singing Double Wear's praises, as I had always dubbed it as one of those cakey foundations (so why I gravitated towards it I will never know), but, I have to admit I bloody love this foundation. 

Yes Double Wear is a heavy coverage foundation, but it does a cracking job of covering every little blemish and patch of discolouration without looking cakey (exactly what I was looking for). On top of this a little goes a long way due to the formula, it works well with my oily prone skin, has great staying power, and due to its matte finish theres no need for powder. 
The foundation comes in an aesthetically pleasing frosted glass bottle, finished off with a lovely gold lid. In terms of practicality, I will admit that it is a little annoying to dispense the product due to a lack of nozzle, however I have been working around this little downfall by tipping/pouring the foundation directly on to my buffing brush. 
My only niggle (come on you know there was going to be one) is the scent. To give you an idea, its not dissimilar to the poster paint you would have used in Art lessons. Thankfully once applied the rather odd scent disappears. 

Double Wear certainly hasnt knocked Vitalumiere Aqua off its perch, but for those days when my skins playing up and I just feel like 'faking it', I will certainly be turning to this beauty from now on!!
Have you tried Estee Lauder Double Wear? 

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23 comments:

  1. I really want to delve into the world of high end foundation, but I think that my bank balance would hate me.
    This looks beautiful, and the photo's you take are stunning.

    Kelly || DayDreamsDaisyChains.com

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    1. aww although I love my high end foundations, there definitely are cheaper and still great alternatives :)..would love to find a cheaper dupe for this :)
      aww what a lovely thing to say, thank you so much :) xx

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  2. I really want to try this, I have seen so many people saying how good it is! I have a voucher for a free sample of it which I will have to sort out.

    Millie x

    http://hidbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. oh you definitely need to take advantage of the voucher for the free sample!! hopefully you wont be disappointed!! :) .. its one of the best foundations I have tried for sure :) xx

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  3. I desperately want to try this, I only wish I could afford it! It looks lovely! I found you on the bbunch bloghop, and I've followed you on bloglovin :)

    http://laurenemma.blog.com/

    Lauren x

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    1. aww thanks lovely!! if you ever have the chance, it really is a wonderful foundation to try!! would definitely like to find a cheaper alternative/dupe :) xx

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  4. Great review lovely! I love the coverage of this, it's a bit heavy for me at the moment but it's one of those cult products for sure!

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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    1. aww thanks Jennie!! I think the coverage is what wins everyone over for sure!!. :) xx

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  5. Now I definitely need to try this!

    Found you via the blog hop and have followed you via GFC.

    Becca
    http://www.beccasfashionandlife.co.uk/

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    1. it certainly is a fab foundation!!

      aww thanks!! il take at your blog now :) xx

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  6. Oww i need to find my colour match after this high praise. Although i have yet to try chanel and that was next on my list. sounds like we have the same sort of skin. Found your blog on the blog hop :) now following on bloglovin
    http://kimiandme.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. you have nothing to lose trying a sample of it!! im seriously wowed by double wear :) .. aww thanks lovely, il check yours out now :) xx

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  7. Great Post just followed!! found you through #bloggersbunch blog hop!

    www.elywrites.blogspot.com

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  8. This looks great! Really want to try this now! :)

    Kelly xo

    http://thebellelavieproject.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. its definitely worth a try ;) xx

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  9. I really wish I could get into foundations!!

    xx
    -Trina
    trinawears.blogspot.com

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    1. I bet your skin loves you so much for not using foundation!! I question how clear my skin would be if I didn't use it :S.. half the time I use it to cover up all my blemishes :O haha xx

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  10. I have such a love/hate relationship with Double Wear! I can go for months absolutely loving it, and then I won't touch it for another few months. Right now, I'm hating it - I've dubbed it my winter foundation I think. x

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    1. I can see where your coming from with dubbing it a winter foundation!! I can see it being a little too heavy now the weathers getting hotter!! xx

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  11. I really like the foundation for coverage and lasting power, but sometimes it feels like wearing a mask! I know what you mean about the smell too ) :

    http://beautysupergirl.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I get what you mean about it feeling like a mask! I love it, but sometimes It definitely feels too much!! xx

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  12. I've tried a sample of this and surprisingly, I ended up loving the Double Wear Light sample I got even better. The Light does have less coverage, but it's still quite good coverage and doesn't feel like you're wearing a mask of foundation xx

    Daphne | Peanut Butter and Chocolate

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