Tuesday 23 August 2011

Estee Lauder's Doublewear Foundation

I picked this up the other day when i'd ran out of my Clinique Superbalance. After seeing that Sam Schuerman uses Estee Lauder's doublewear (and she's so gorgeous!), i had to get it! Off i went to House of Fraser to pick up what i was sure was going to become my HG foundation. I had tanned the night before and so i wanted a colour to match my tan, instead of mixing 2 colours together.

After waiting around awkwardly for someone to help me, someone finally came to serve me from the Clarins counter. I got her to match up my neck so that i matched all nicely and it would suit me when i had a tan.

I left a happy girl and excited to try it. I applied it onto of my make-up i already had on, to go out that night and immediately loved it! I have now been using it for about 2/3 weeks and thought i should do a 'proper' review on it.

The first night i tried it, bronzed up and it looks good!

Although i loved it that first night, i soon realised the colour match is wrong. I can use it when i have no tan on, but with a tan, it is totally too pale! I have to bronze it up using a bronzer all over my face, or still mixing it with my Clinique Superbalance in sand to get the right colour. I have no idea how she matched me!

After the first week, i seemed to notice it wasn't lasting well on my skin, my skin had become very dry from my skincare routine, but with this foundation, i feel it becomes greasy quickly and by the time i'm home from work, i just can't wait to take it off. It says it's dries semi-matte but i still have to powder mine and I also feel it doesn't stay looking good all day. It doesn't exactly go patchy but it just looks a little worn and tired. I'm not sure if using a primer would help, i haven't tried that yet.

In terms of coverage, it is very good coverage, however, i use my fingers at the moment to apply it and feel a stippling brush may be needed to get the best out of this foundation! It also hasn't made me breakout which is a definite plus for me.

Without make-up and with make-up-- bad colour match.

Overall, i am determined for this to be my HG foundation, i will try it with a primer and see if this makes a difference, then report back to you all!

Have you tried this? Do you use a primer? What's your HG foundation?


  1. Primer and Powder are the way forward with this foundation. It will work really well if you use with them.

    It's the only foundation I use that lasts from 6am to 6pm, but I have days were it just doesn't last too.

    Try using a beauty blender - goes on much better than with fingers and lasts a heck of a lot longer too. If I use my fingers it doesn't last as long.

    Hope this (essay) helps! x

  2. I've been looking for a new foundation, maybe I'll try.

  3. the foundation is nice, it creates a great smooth finish over your face, unfortunately the colour isn't matching perfectly, hopefully you will find it! but you still look great!


  4. oh good to know! ive been thinking about trying this xo

  5. I have been using this foundation for months and I LOVE it!!!! BUT there is a way to apply and it works for me. I use a primer and also a stippling brush. I LOVE EcoTools foundation brush and CoverX foundation brush as well. Nothing else works for me. Works amazing with it. You have to stipple all over and then blend but no hard strokes. Everyone compliments me on my smooth skin! The primer I have been loving lately is the Hourglass Veil Primer and it's beyond amazing!!! I will do a review on my channel soon on it! Hope this helps :)

  6. i LOVE this foundation! i have tried so many and this has been the best one so far (at least for me) :-)i have it in pebble 02 and it matches my skin.