Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation

June 18th 2019

This is the best foundation for incredible longevity, excellent coverage, and a beautiful finish. It makes my skin look flawless and beautiful. I don't use concealer, but with this foundation I definitely don't need it. This is my idea of "full-coverage". Double Wear is the only foundation that truly covers my melasma but doesn't look like a thick, cakey layer of makeup. I have slightly oily skin, and this controls the oil more than any foundation I've ever tried; including those formulated for oil-control. This does not oxidize, and the shade I have now does not wind up being glaringly orangey or yellow. I wear shades 2W1 Dawn, and 3W1 Tawny, depending on the time of year and whether or not I'm tanned or self-tanned. I apply by dotting it onto a damp Beautyblender and then patting and blending on to my skin. Even my daily sunscreen is no match for this foundation. Double-wear takes away the nasty sunscreen texture and shine. It sets fairly quickly, but you have time to work with it. The only negative about this foundation is that if a spot gets splashed with enough water before it's completely set, it can streak where the water hits. However, once it's completely set it can get splashed, and gently patting the water away does not hurt the finish. This takes more effort to remove than regular foundation, for obvious reasons, but it comes off easily with cleansing oils and/or makeup remover. My regular facials cleansers do not remove this on their own. I don't mind working a little to remove it, because I feel like it's protected my skin all day long, and I don't even need to powder my face! I've been setting this with a setting spray, and even refreshing it occasionally with facial spray and it stays looking perfect till I remove it. I love this foundation.

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