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Getting really fed up of looking for a new foundation to replace Double Wear

(71 Posts)
frankietwospots Mon 10-Mar-14 21:10:26

So I've been using Estee Lauder Double Wear for a while now but since they changed the formula, it does nothing for me. It flattens and dulls my complexion and even the coverage isn't as good as it used to be. I'm looking for a new foundation with good/full coverage that will give my skin a bit of a lift. I've got mainly normal skin with a bit of redness around the cheeks and nose. I got a sample of Laura Mercier Silk Creme foundation today so will be trying it in the morning, but have any ex DW users got any recommendations please?

Puddles1234 Mon 10-Mar-14 21:16:33

Have you tried Chantecaille Future Skin or Real Skin?! They are both brilliant.

frankietwospots Mon 10-Mar-14 21:19:26

My friend uses Future Skin and says it's great. But it's bloody expensive!

Puddles1234 Mon 10-Mar-14 21:19:46

Also La Prairie Skin Caviar Foundation is superb. It's probably my holy grail foundation I use it fairly often.

Puddles1234 Mon 10-Mar-14 21:21:05

You only need a tiny bit of Chantecaille foundations for a good result. You need to use a good brush to apply it such as the Mac 187 that's really good for achieving a airbrushed look.

Havingkittens Mon 10-Mar-14 22:12:54

Lancome Teint Idole Ultra is great. Long wearing, good cover, not too 'chalky' looking.

frankietwospots Mon 10-Mar-14 22:18:48

Ah, so there is a Teint Idole 'Ultra'? I didn't know that.

Any more recommendations that aren't quite so spendy?!

FoxyHarlow123 Mon 10-Mar-14 22:25:24

Clinique even better gives good coverage without being too heavy.

MissOtisRegretsMadam Mon 10-Mar-14 22:29:37

I'm going to try something called supercover... It's used for Asian weddings and can be bought from Amazon or some salons sell it too.
I'm not keen on the new double wear either... Think the super cover is around same price as double wear.

KenDoddsDadsDog Mon 10-Mar-14 22:31:42

YsL teint éclat , switched to this after using double wear for years.

50shadesofmeh Mon 10-Mar-14 22:36:09

Try get some revlon whipped cream, I was looking a bit clogged up with double wear but this stuff is great alternative

robindeer Mon 10-Mar-14 22:38:42

Have you tried the double wear light? That's what I switched too when they changed it and it sat like clay on my face

Gillybobs Mon 10-Mar-14 22:45:05

Second the revlon whipped cream, need to get it from ebay as it's not available in the uk annoyingly, also the original clinique repairwear anti aging ( NOT the newer laser focus one) . The coverage is amazing and it has a slight dewiness. Only need a tiny bit. Seriously good stuff.

penguinplease Mon 10-Mar-14 22:45:51

Revlon colour stay - same as if not better than double wear

BaconAndAvocado Mon 10-Mar-14 22:50:01

Second Clinique's Even Better Foundation.

Carlyrichards Mon 10-Mar-14 22:52:54

Second Revlon colour stay

HeroineChick Mon 10-Mar-14 23:12:17

I have used allll the high-end ones, and used DoubleWear for years, but my absolute favourite for the past year (and possibly ever) is Rimmel 24 Foundation. It is incredible. I can't sing its praises enough.

HeroineChick Mon 10-Mar-14 23:12:46

Erm, that should be Rimmel 24 Hour Foundation. Ahem.

HeroineChick Mon 10-Mar-14 23:13:26

Jeebus. 25 Hour. Who knew? <unobservant>

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Mon 10-Mar-14 23:23:09

Revlon colour stay-love love love it!

ClareBaldingsHair Mon 10-Mar-14 23:57:59

How do I know which colour to try in the revlon whipped creme on eBay? I am a double wear fresco user (the old formula, 2N2)

jusdepamplemousse Tue 11-Mar-14 06:27:41

I switched to Laura Mercier silk creme after double wear and loved it. Good luck!

50shadesofmeh Tue 11-Mar-14 06:31:55

Silk Creme is a great foundation too I go between double wear , LM silk Creme and revlon whipped Creme , I'm nude in whipped Creme and normally wear sand in double wear

Walnut8 Tue 11-Mar-14 06:40:42

Sorry if I'm getting boring (have said this on a number of similar threads now!) but Revlon Colorstay and Lancome teint idole ultra.

Walnut8 Tue 11-Mar-14 06:43:00

laura mercier silk creme is supposed to be fab. I WISH this worked on my skin. maybe I should try it again ....

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