If you have oily skin, you have probably heard about the Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation. I bought this for two reasons, 1. I have very oily skin, 2. I still get acne to cover up (adult acne–I hate you). It is without a doubt the longest wearing foundation I own, however it isn’t the lightest feeling foundation either.
Estee Lauder is a great brand and they give you such a generous sample size if you are on the fence about purchasing. I believe I got about a week out of the sample.
Lets get to what everyone wants to know and be prepared, it is very photo heavy….
1. Long wearing
2. Great Coverage
3. Blush and Bronzer stay put
4. Does not take a lot of product to cover the face
5. Photographs beautifully
6. Keeps your face matte for a long time
1. If too much is used, it will leave a cakey appearance
2. Smells of long wearing make up (same smell as Mac Prolong wear concealer)
3. No pump on the bottle
4. Clings to any dry areas on the skin, therefore I wouldn’t recommend this for dry skin
My naked face… nothing on except moisturizer. Even if you are oily, make sure to use moisturizer because the foundation will sit much nicer on your skin.
Here is why I need full coverage, day to day my acne varies but this is about the typical for me. Along with the redness around my nose.
After! What I typically do is apply one layer all over my face with a brush and then add some more foundation just where I need more coverage and then stipple it into my skin with the a brush (The brush doesn’t matter too much, I have used a couple different ones).
Quick tip: I used a radiant primer under the foundation, matte primers and matte foundations together always makes my makeup look heavy and powdery. I also placed a little highlight on the top of my cheekbones to give some life back to my skin.
After the rest of my makeup was applied…
What a lengthy post… sorry about that, it took me a long time to figure out how I liked to wear this foundation and I think I have finally nailed it.
Have a wonderful day!!