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Estee Lauder Doublewear

(18 Posts)
sonata1 Sun 07-Jun-15 11:24:43

Today I have tried my sample of EL Doublewear in "Dawn" .I used my L'Oreal Studio Secrets Primer and I didn't use powder ontop. I just buffed it up a bit with a big brush. So far so good. I just need to see how it develops over he rest of the day. I also have the next shade darker so will try that tomorrow. With the rest of my make up on it looks quite dewy.

Dfg15 Sun 07-Jun-15 11:29:39

I've used it for years and I love it . Recently started to use a brush rather than my fingers and can't believe the difference. I use less but it looks so much better. It does last all day and I think looks as good at the end of the day as when fresh on.

GingerLDN Sun 07-Jun-15 12:54:07

Love doublewear. Sometimes I get fed up and try something else for a change it always come back to it

QforCucumber Sun 07-Jun-15 12:59:41

I only recently discovered double wear - and love it.
Also - depending where in the country you are some designer outlets sell it at only £20, I bought 4 ha.

sonata1 Sun 07-Jun-15 14:20:08 still looks good although I notice that it has settled into a few lines on my cheeks where at the beginning it was quite dewy. What do you do if you want to touch up your make up, say in the evening ? Do you put powder on top? The painted lady told me not to put it under my eyes so I just used concealer but feel like my dark circles are a bit more visible. Normally I use concealer with powder on top.

QforCucumber Sun 07-Jun-15 14:52:19

I was advised that it is quite drying so make sure I moisturise and use a primer 10 mind before applying the foundation and it works a treat. Didn't know about not putting under my eyes - have been just full cover as with all foundations but do apply using a flat foundation Brush.
Been using no.7 pressed powder and for me it's a flawless finish.

honeycrest Sun 07-Jun-15 15:46:40

I love it too. Nothing I've tried has such good coverage and durability. I use a primer underneath and that stops it settling into fine lines. Applying it with the real techniques stippling brush gives a more natural look too

cuntyMcCunterson Sun 07-Jun-15 16:19:15

If you find its settling try a sample of the double wear light. Still fab coverage but I just find it doesn't crinkle as much!! I wear double wear on nights/day out when I want a heavier foundation and double wear light day to day.

Misssss Sun 07-Jun-15 16:39:46

It's amazing, I thought I'd found my holy grail in the ysl but DW blows it out of the water.

Misssss Sun 07-Jun-15 16:40:21

Also yes to the brush, slightly damp is goes on much easier.

sonata1 Sun 07-Jun-15 17:21:30

OK so moisturiser, primer and apply with a brush. Now, I am not very good with brushes. Do you have to blend with fingers AFTER using the brush ? My foundation still looks good and I put it on early this morning so I would say I like this stuff. I did put a bit of powder on my nose earlier but could have gone without. I am also going to try the Light version for comparison.

QforCucumber Sun 07-Jun-15 17:47:08

I just use the brush to blend, put some on the back of my hand, dab the brush and apply to face - using a brush helps it blend and spread easier imo.
If you don't want to waste the foundation you've paid for playing about and practicing the estee lauder website has a voucher for free 10 day sample at the min, maybe worth getting on and spending some time having a play about with it to see your best finish.

QforCucumber Sun 07-Jun-15 17:47:37

(Just read it is a sample you're using - ignore me ha)

louwn Sun 07-Jun-15 18:57:18

Don't re do powder too much as it can look over the top with doublewear. Oil control sheets (from ebay - I like the kleenex ones- or sometimes in pound shops!) work well for me : )

sonata1 Sun 07-Jun-15 19:15:03

It was a sample in a small pot that I got from Boots. Most probably enough for 2 applications. I have been on Youtube and looked at the Pixiwoo Real techniques videos and different brushes and I think I might try the Expert Face Brush. However, I hate wasting product so I hope the brush doesn't suck it all up.

sonata1 Sun 07-Jun-15 19:18:15

Is DW suitable for wedding photography ? i.e me as Mother of the Bride. I don't want to look like the Ghost at the Feast !

cuntyMcCunterson Sun 07-Jun-15 21:25:38

sonata1 I preferred DW light when b img photographed. I used the light option on my sisters wedding day and my own for me, my mum and sister and on both occasions it photographed well. I like matte finish so I set it with a powder and it lasts all day and night x

sonata1 Sun 07-Jun-15 22:34:53

Thanks CMcC. I am going to try the light version as well and see if it covers my uneven skin tone. Thank you everyone for all your advice.

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