August 1st 2019

I received a free sample of Estee Lauder Double Wear in 1N1 Ivory Nude which matches my neck pretty well but still looks ghostly on me. I have to use a light dusting of bronzer all over and a lot blush to help not make it look so pasty and to even out my face. I currently use Lancome Teint Idole Ultra in 140 Ivory N and that matches perfectly and doesn't make look ghostly for some reason. Also my skin has an oily t zone, so I need a foundation that controls oil and lasts throughout the day. I have used Double Wear a few times with my Sigma slant top foundation brush with Merle Norman foundation primer underneath. Here are my pros and cons of DW. Pros: -High medium to full coverage. -Makes you skin look flawless after application. -Doesn't oxidize -Good staying power. Cons: -Smells like paint. -Difficult to blend well because it dries very quickly. -Caked and cracked a bit around my nose and mouth even with a good primer. -Feels slightly heavier than Teint Idole. -My pores on my forehead and cheeks are more noticeable. -Looks unnatural, like you wearing heavy powdery stage makeup or paint. I still love and prefer the Lancome foundation though because it does none of the cons listed and has pretty full coverage that still looks like real skin. It also never gets cakey or powdery compared to Double Wear. I read somewhere that it took Lancome 8 years to formulate it and I understand why - it's PERFECT. I probably will never purchase the full size bottle of Double Wear

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