February 25, 2015

My Holy Grail - Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Foundation Review



I used Clinique foundation throughout my teen years, but about four years ago switched over to Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place foundation. Double Wear is now my holy grail foundation. Even though I want to urge every girl to buy it, I always recommend using a sample first. We all have different skin types, and even though this foundation does miracles for me, it may not for you. With that said, my skin is sensitive, semi oily in the summertime and very dry in the winter.


Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Makeup SPF 10 is a liquid foundation with 15-hour staying power. This semi-matte formula gives the skin a flawless finish all day, while maintaining fresh and natural-looking. The foundation does not smudge or rub off on clothes. Available in 24 shades.

Quick Overview

PROS
Full coverage but looks natural and is lightweight 
Fully covers spots, scars, pigmentation problems, etc.
Great for oily/acne prone skins•A tiny bit goes a long way
breathable and feels light
Can be easily applied with fingers or brush 
Foundation has an SPF10 (ideal for preserving your skin from sun damage)
 Provides medium to heavy coverage
Coverage lasts +19 hours

CONS
Needs a good makeup remover. The foundation is water-resistant (which is also a pro).
 Pricey if you're on a budget



Application 
Foundation can be applied with a foundation brush, sponge or just fingers.I apply the foundation on my face with my fingers, so if you are using a brush/sponge you may or may not need a bit more. Blending is phenomenal since the foundation does not set quickly and the matte finish is a great element.

Consistency
It's a very creamy foundation and a bit on the heavy side. Some reviews claim that this foundation effort to blend this foundaiton but I perosnally found the foundation to blend effortlessly.   

Another thing that I do not agree with most of the beauty reviews that are out there about the foundation is that because it has SPF 15 it is not camera or flash friendly. I haven't come across any such issues. If anything my skin looks extremely matte in pictures.

Coverage

Very pigmented and buildable coverage. Covers all blemishes with one layer of foundation. Another plus is that the foundation does not come off when you cry. Yes, I shed a tear once in a while, but even for those uncontrollable tear bursts, the foundation will still be there. In place. Like your marathon of tears never happened. You can also have a power nap or a long nap, if you want to. Wake up 4-6 hours later and your little Estée Lauder foundation face will still be intact. I have never reapplied my makeup after naps.


Touch Ups
Most of the time I don't touch up if I'm going out somewhere after work which is amazing.  The foundation will give you a long lasting flawless look that requires hardly any touch ups. 

Bonus Tip
My rule of thumb is never touch your face throughout the day, and I mean NEVER! That is also an additional reason as to why my Double Wear does not rub off until I finally wash my face at night.   
If you are on a budget the foundation is a bit pricey. I buy mine from the The Bay and the cost is $44 +tax. Don't say no just yet. You only need to apply small amounts of the foundation even for full coverage if you have acne prone skin. If you use foundation every single day, like I do, the foundation bottle will last you approximately 3- 4 months. 

Lasting Power 
They really are not lying when they say this is a 12 hour long lasting foundation. I apply my foundation at 7am and don't take it off until I go to bed which is usually around 1am (my days are excruciatingly long). Even after so many hours, my makeup is still flawless. Two dubs on my index finger are enough for each cheek and to also use for the forehead, lip area and chin. If you add more it will still look natural, but there is no need. You are just wasting make up. 

To sum it all up, if you want a long lasting foundation that is perfect for oily/acne prone skin and has excellent coverage, I highly recommend Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place. You will not regret using it!
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