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More illuminating replacement for Double Wear?

(42 Posts)
peachypips Tue 24-Jan-17 17:47:20

I've worn ELDW for years in Ecru. However, now at 38 it is looking a bit too chalky and is settling in the lines in my forehead. Does anyone have any recommendations for a foundation that has very good coverage (have spots) but is more dewy? I'm also wondering about brushing a radiance powder over the double Wear as an alternative.

OldJoseph Tue 24-Jan-17 18:10:58

Would an illuminating primer underneath DW help?

Softkitty2 Tue 24-Jan-17 18:15:44

Charlotte tilbury wonderglow is an illuminating primer and highly recommend.

An alternative would be the new smashbox foundation primer radiance

Between these 2 there is a £10 price difference but look very similar.

Also try becca illuminating primer or finishing powder

Jemimapuddleduk Tue 24-Jan-17 18:36:45

Have you tried the new double wear nude cushion stick. Great coverage but more dewy. It's lovely. Alternatively the double wear light.

Lucked Tue 24-Jan-17 19:00:20

Yes I have to wear double wear light now I am olde

ElspethFlashman Tue 24-Jan-17 19:02:47

I deal with this by spritzing with Mac Fix+ afterwards. It makes it less chalky and masky.

ElspethFlashman Tue 24-Jan-17 19:04:12

You could also have a look at the Rimmel Lasting 25 hr foundation with the red top. It's a creamier more forgiving finish. And cheap enough to experiment with!

Welshgirl40 Tue 24-Jan-17 19:06:05

Try a finishing spray. I find Urban Decay to be the best for me. Also, a decent primer works wonders!

Welshgirl40 Tue 24-Jan-17 19:06:51

Although, if you're splurging, I love the Chanel Beiges foundations. Ruddy wonderful stuff.

ChardonnayKnickertonSmythe Tue 24-Jan-17 19:10:46

YSL Touche éclat and Laura Mercier Candleglow, both good.

Try mixing some illuminator with your Double Wear so you can use it up.

NotAMamaYet Tue 24-Jan-17 19:11:33

Charlotte Tilbury all the way

peachypips Tue 24-Jan-17 19:11:49

I was wondering about the Chanel illuminating whatsit foundation. Like the idea of an illuminating primer. Will that really make a difference? The DW won't cover it up? Argh so many products!

BearFoxBear Tue 24-Jan-17 19:12:14

Double Wear Light is great - I had to stop using the original at about the same age as you, spent a fortune trying alternatives, then switched to the the DW light. It's still got great staying power but is more natural and doesn't settle in wrinkles (hurrah!).

ChardonnayKnickertonSmythe Tue 24-Jan-17 19:25:48

It won't cover it completely, you can still see it through.
Or mix, then you can get exactly the effect you want.

I mix everything. Foundations, lipsticks, conditioners, perfumes.

DressageDiva88 Tue 24-Jan-17 19:37:36

I suffer with bad skin and used to use Double Wear until I had the same problem; it just felt too heavy. I went to Space NK for a replacement and they suggested NARS Sheer Glow. I bought that and the matching concealer and it is brilliant, totally recommend it.

Welshgirl40 Tue 24-Jan-17 19:52:51

With me, the Nars Sheer Glow doesn't sit at all well.
I'd procure some samples of the recommendations, if I was you: what suits one, might not work with another. Chanel are really good with samples, as are most of the goodies listed above. grin

MooMinCow Tue 24-Jan-17 19:52:56

Add a drop or two of facial oil into some of the foundation on the back of your hand, mix and apply as normal. Helps to sheer it out and gives a nice dewy finish. You can also add a blob of illuminator/highlighting fluid to the mix as suggested above.

peachypips Wed 25-Jan-17 20:29:13

Some great help here- thank you! I swept a very very small amount of highlighter over my double wear today which helped a bit. Although it made me look very pale! I'm going to pop into town and load up with samples.

Ponks Wed 25-Jan-17 23:08:41

I'm similarly after a double wear replacement as although I love the coverage it suddenly seems too heavy round the eyes. I found that the Double Wear nude stick has rubbish coverage, doesn't deserve the double wear name at all.

Invictus72 Thu 26-Jan-17 00:59:35

Been using Double Wear desert-beige for years,some great tips here as i'm 45 and finding i also have to use a concealer for my dark shadows
I use Mac Mineralize for some shimmer,just enough to give me a bit of a glow

lubeybooby Thu 26-Jan-17 01:05:22

stick with DW but use a primer and put it on with a make up sponge rather than fingers or brush. made a huge difference for me

also a very very light swish of some mac highlighter if it's evening make up

Doobigetta Thu 26-Jan-17 07:11:49

I use DW with Pixi illuminating primer- works really well.

PrettyDarnQuick Thu 26-Jan-17 07:24:37

Rimmel 25 Hour is like DW but dewier. Honestly. I prefer it ten times to DW now. I'm also 38!

Kwackerly Thu 26-Jan-17 07:52:29

This is a very useful thread, thank you OP!

Can anyone recommend a good primer?

user1469639526 Thu 26-Jan-17 08:51:58

Thank you for the suggestions smile

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