Flawless Skin Made Easy with Double Wear Light Stay-in-Place Makeup
One of my first jobs was in retail working on various counters for premium and luxury cosmetics brands. At the time I was 19 and didn’t have the greatest skin. I needed a foundation that would cover all my so-called ‘imperfections’ and opted for a full coverage product by Estee Lauder called Double Wear. This liquid foundation covered everything and left my skin looking flawless; however, it did have a few downfalls. This product was incredibly thick and occasionally felt heavy. It’s also one of the worst foundations you could wear at the time in photos as it made you look extremely white due to the SPF content. Having a love for BB creams, I was recently in a department store and notice Double Wear Light and decided to give it a go as it boasts long wear and a lightweight formulation. Here’s what I found.
Product Name: Estee Lauder Double Wear Light Stay-In-Place Makeup SPF 10 (Intensity 3)
What it does: This long-wearing foundation provides a sheer to medium coverage on the skin which is designed to last up to 15 hours. It has a natural finish and works to control oil throughout the day. It’s also formulated to withstand heat and humidity, so it won’t melt off and is also smudge resistant.
Results: I use a pea sized amount of this product daily and apply it with a brush and couldn’t be happier with the results. In my opinion, I would say it’s more of a medium coverage which and when buffed out it’s virtually undetectable on the skin. What I love about this product is it’s ability to control shine. I normally get an oily forehead in the afternoon and found when using this product it eliminated any shine. Unlike the original, this product is also photo-friendly which means all you see in photos is flawless skin.
This long wearing foundation is incredibly light on the skin and feels like you’re wearing nothing at all. I haven’t had to reapply this product throughout the day, and my complexion looks flawless throughout the day. I also like wearing the product to the gym – it doesn’t melt off however when you’re wiping your face during an intense cardio session it does come off – dab don’t wipe!
I use this product in conjunction with the Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Flawless Wear Concealer around the eye area. This product also lasts up to 15-hours on the skin and has a wand applicator. I wouldn’t usually use a product like this around the eye as they can be drying but not this product. It provides buildable coverage which is light and comfortable and best of all doesn’t crease to accentuate wrinkles.
I have to say I’m obsessed with this duo at the moment and use both daily to achieve a flawless complexion. Double Wear Light and its corresponding concealers are oil and fragrance-free, won’t clog pores and are Dermatologist-tested. Due to the low SPF content, I always suggest using a sunscreen with this product. Here’s a photo of me wearing the product.
How to use: Take a pea-sized amount of this product and apply on the skin using a foundation brush or a sponge. Avoid eye area. Best results achieved when this product is buffed out.
Price: Double Wear Light Stay-In-Place Makeup SPF 10 30ml $54.
Where to buy: Available online from the Estee Lauder website along with David Jones and Myer Department Stores.