Monday, 21 June 2010

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place Makeup

Hello giddy girlies! Time for a foundation review!

Finding a good foundation can be tricky but I wanted to share with you some of the foundations I have liked more recently to help you with your search.

Today's spotlight is on Estee Lauders Double Wear Stay in Place Makeup SPF10. It retails at £24.50 and provides a buildable medium coverage. The finish is described at natural, semi-matte. Personally, I find it matte on my skin, which is why in the below picture I have mixed it with Double Wear Light Stay in Place Makeup SPF10 also £24.50. The coverage is sheer to medium with a natural finish. Mixed together it seems to cover my imperfections without looking to heavy or cakey. As you can see...

I am pretty happy with this finish. I like that my skin doesn't look like I am wearing a mask and you can still see my skin through the foundation. This is something I am really keen on these days as I think that heavier foundations are making my skin look dull and tired.

I was given the Light foundation by a friend who prefers MAC so it was the perfect opportunity to try it.

Alone I found it to be too sheer and that it didn't last as long on my skin as the standard Double Wear foundation. However, mixed together I really like the look on my skin for summer. Come winter I will just use the standard foundation alone and wouldn't purchase the lighter formulation because it is just too sheer.

I have heard of girls suffering from dry skin as a result of the standard Double Wear foundation. I must say that in winter I did find my skin to be a little flaky when wearing this, but I believe this to be down to not having found a good primer at the time and walking 3 miles to work in the FREEZING winter we had every day!!

All in all I do love this foundation because it makes my skin look smooth and flawless - particularly in photos. However, watch out for the SPF white effect!! At times I have appeared to have a white face and brown body in photos which is annoying.

£24.50 isn't expensive to me for a foundation that lasts me around 6 months because I certainly don't need to buy it too often!! These days it is likely last me longer too as I have other go to foundations now, whereas this used to be the only one I would use.

I will review all the recent ones I have tried with more pics for comparison soonie too so you can see all my faves!


Lauren said...

It looks really good xxx

Mybutterfly63 said...

This looks lovely on you! I got a sample of both the light and the normal double wear. Think i might have to get this

Lisa xx

Beautyjunkielondon said...

Your skin looks flawless! But still healthy and natural, love it!

FACE IT by Jay Anne Cosmetics said...

Beautiful and looks flawless! How do you make your eyelashes so curly??


With Love, Elle said...

ur face is flawless already without makeup! yes super curious on your lashes! how u do it???

xoxo elle

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous, flawless look.

Ansa said...

Your skin looks flawless and it does not look cakey like some foundations.

*~♥Giddy Princess♥~* said...

Thank you all for your lovely comments and feedback ladies. xxx

@Jay Anne and @ Elle - Love your curiousity on the eyelashes!! Post on how I get my eyelashes so curly coming soonie!!!

Giddy P xxx

Cheryl: Oh to Be a Muse said...

your blog header is so adorable and your face looks so fresh and clean! love it.

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FACE IT by Jay Anne Cosmetics said...

Can't wait:))


Anonymous said...

Very very sexy.

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