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I want a new foundation (have posted about this a few times) and a few people have recommended Estee Lauder Double Wear so I got a sample and am trying it out today. It seems very good, very even coverage etc. I am a bit worried it is almost too thick in terms of coverage and so my face looks a little matt? But than maybe this will hide wrinkles/black circles better?
Any thoughts on double wear? Or any other foundation recommendations. I am also going to get a sample of the Dior Nude and someone said Lancôme foundation was very good?
I have tried Clinque but didn't get on with it. Currently I use Max Factor but it doesn't last the day (despite using primer and a brush to apply it).
Boots. I just explained that I was very interested in buying it but I needed a small sample to try at home - she was very helpful and found me the right colour and gave me a tiny pot to take home with about 2-3 days use in it.
I really like the Doublewear Light version. As it says on the tin - is lighter than the normal one. I don't like looking too 'made up' for everyday, but was considering the normal one for evenings possibly. (However, nights out have been cancelled lately due to weather, so have made a saving there).
Dont give up on it just try the Double Wear Light which lasts just as long but isnt as heavy. I promise you wont be disappointed. For anyone who already has Double Wear and finds it too heavy you can mix it 50/50 with any primer or highlighter type product (I use one from boots Time Delay range which was about a fiver) and it lightens it up brilliantly. I also find using a brush to apply it also helps, putting it on with figures results in the mask like effect, imo.
The thing about it is if you can get the hang of applying it lightly it lasts all day long and a bottle of it will last for months
Double wear is very heavy coverage. It can look fab if blended very well with a brush though. If you have good skin though then something like Lancome's Teint Miracle or Diorskin Nude are lovely.
The Pixiwoo girls are not 23 that's for sure but they are make up artists so know how to blend heavier bases without making them look cakey which is something that takes a bit of practice if you're not that way inclined.
For older skins something more sheer or luminous is better unless you either have a lot of blemishes or like a very retro look which requires a full coverage base. Ideally you should use the lightest coverage you can get away with and then target any problem areas with concealer.
I think my skin is ok but other people tell me it is very good but my instinct is that it looks very good because I am very good at applying foundation!! I think my skin is quite young though in that it is quite glowy and I have greasy bits and get the odd spot/blackhead.
Will try for a lighter coverage. I want something inbetween tinted moisturiser and the double wear, the Dior Nude sounds like it might be a good idea for me (I have other Dior makeup I really like).
Many thanks for all the input on this thread, really useful.