Estee Lauder double wear foundation has been highly talked about for a long time now, by the YouTube, Instagram and blogging beauty related community, I had heard excellent things about this foundation and watched multiple video reviews, read countless blog posts regarding and even scrolled the hashtag on occasion.
So in early January when I was in Sydney city with my Mother and Nanna visiting the Art Gallery of New South Wales, I knew that this would be a perfect opportunity to visit the newly built Sephora on Pitt Street and visit my favourite Myer in the world on Pitt Street. I picked up the foundation after being colour matched and was desperate to try it out.
The shade was completely wrong for me is the least I can say about this first encounter with the highly sought after Double Wear, it was far too dark for me, even when I am darkest fake tan. To give you an indication of my natural colour, when purchasing a cheaper foundation with a limited shade range, I am almost always with very little exception the lightest shade. ”Ivory” is usually how my skin is described.
So this was initially very disappointed and felt like a bit of a waste of $50. However, even when wearing the ludicrously dark foundation I couldn’t help but feel like I had fallen slightly in love with a bottle of coloured liquid.
So after having a truly awful week in my personal life, I decided that the perfect pick me up would be getting this foundation in the correct shade for my skin when slightly fake tanned, so that I can mix the darker and lighter together, bit of a pick your adventure kind of concept but with foundation!
Safe to say, this is easily my favourite foundation I have ever used, not for flash photography, but for general usage, it’s beautiful and perfect for my taste and skin type. I adore this and would completely recommend it for someone with normal and oily tendencies, I honestly have no idea how it would treat dry skinned girls, sorry ladies.
- Build-able coverage
- Little to no scent on the face
- Large colour selection
- Works well with sponge and brush application
- Very long wearing
- Does not accentuate pores or imperfections
- Easily accessible at almost every Myer or David Jones
- $50AUD (worth every cent in my opinion)
- Does not have a pump (MAC pumps fit on top)
- Glass bottle, I am very clumsy.