Estee Lauder is a global brand that has been around for quite a long time. It is also a brand that is getting a lot of attention lately, as well as a new and younger fan base, with the release of the Estee Edit – a collaboration with Kendall Jenner and Irene Kim. While the new products are being very well received it will be interesting to see how they stand up against some of their “classic” and well established brand favorites. Case in point: the Double Wear foundation.
This foundation is incredibly good! Do you like full-coverage? You got it. Maybe you prefer a more natural look? Yes, it can be done. And, who doesn’t like makeup to stay put for all day? That is the beauty of this product. Can’t find your shade in most other foundations? You will definitely find a matching shade amongst the 38 shades offered.
The texture is creamy with very good pigmentation. It is advertised as a semi-matte finish with medium, but build able coverage. On me the finish is very natural – it is not a dry and heavy looking mask. I prefer a more natural coverage so love to apply this with a beauty blender. You really only need a small amount of product to achieve a nice base. To help it look even more natural I use a few spritz of a spray face primer. This just helps to really distribute the product. For those who like medium to full coverage I would recommend starting with thin layers until you achieve your desired coverage.
This is a foundation I like to use when I know I will need my makeup to stay on for a long time. I can’t say that I have had makeup on for 15 hours – Estee Lauder claims – but I have gotten close. Let me tell you, I was amazed the first couple of times I tried this. I can put this foundation on in the morning and it will look just as good in the evening when I am getting ready for bed. It is also a great alternative for Summer months as it claims to last through heat and humidity. The Mid-Atlantic Summer’s can been pretty muggy and this product comes through for me every time I use it. There is no SPF so it’s very camera and flash photography friendly.
What are the cons, you ask? The foundation does not come with a pump. I don’t mind it as much but there are days where I’ve made a mess trying to dispense the right amount of product. In all the years that the product has been around it seems interesting that they have not decided to change this aspect of the packing, especially given the $38 price tag. Because this is a heavier foundation, I feel like things can go South very quickly if you don’t pay attention to the amount of product you are using. I think this may be why some people don’t like it.
I recently put down my Too Faced Born this Way foundation to try a few CC creams. I stumbled upon this foundation and started using it again. I am bit more tan now so the shade Cashew is a prefect match for me. This definitely is one of my top 5 bases!
Have you tried this foundation? Do you prefer to use this in the Summer or Winter months?