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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.
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.
Update...so 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 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