Estee Lauder: Double Wear
After going on a break from blogging since February i haven't really spoken about the foundation i have been using for over a year now. I think i have mentioned it in a post a long time ago but i haven't written a whole post and gone into depth about my thoughts on it and why i swapped from using MAC Foundations.
The foundation i am referring to is Estee Lauder Double Wear, which is a much loved foundation by a lot of people. When i started to think about looking for a new foundation, i was using the MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NC15 and i just didn't love it, i found it looked really good when i applied it however it just didn't last very long and wore off really patchy. Over time i think i have worked out that i have slightly more oily skin so the Studio Fix Foundation just didn't stay on no matter what i did. This lead me to looking online and reading reviews about other foundations.
A friend recommended Double Wear and i had read a lot of blog posts which said it was a really good foundation so i thought i would give it a go. I went to a counter in Reading when i was on a shopping trip and got colour matched and was told i was 2N1 Desert Beige. After using up the tester i was given i went out and bought a bottle. What i loved about the foundation was that it lasted a thousand times better than the MAC foundations i had previously used. It has more of a matte finish than the Studio Fix but it feels a lot more lightweight and you can't feel it on the skin once applied. It is more full coverage compared to the MAC foundation but as i have said it feels a lot lighter so it doesn't look too cakey on the skin. It is definitely easier to build up and still looks more natural compared to the MAC Foundation.
I find the colour range for the Estee Lauder foundation is a lot better than the MAC Studio Fix, they do much lighter shades which is amazing for people who are quite pale like me. Also i have more of a neutral undertone to my skin rather than warm or cool and Estee Lauder allows for this in there shades ranges whereas MAC don't. Since i started using this foundation i haven't used anything else, it is a very simple foundation to use and never looks too much. If you have dry skin i wouldn't recommend this as i can imagine it exaggerates dry patches but if your skin is slightly more oily like mine then this is perfect and worth checking out.
Estee Lauder don't create a pump for this foundation which is really annoying as you have to pour it out onto the back of your hand which can be quite messy and i always poured out too much however the MAC Foundation Pump fits so if you want a pump that is your best option.
Favourites when i spoke about this foundation: Monthly Favourites: October (2015)
Shopping in Reading: My Day in Reading
Two MAC Foundation: MAC Studio Sculpt Vs. Studio Fix Foundation