Friday, June 8, 2007

Estee Lauder Double Wear Powder Foundation

After much ado it seems, I am using and loving this powder foundation from Estee Lauder. It took several tries to get the right shade, a light enough one, For some reason the first time the SA tested it on me, he went for a deeper shade than I am. I think I was trying yet another makeup that was too dark, so maybe that was it.

With the wrong shade it looked truly bad. Too cakey, powdery, and well, bad. I really didn't think it was for me at all. I persevered( because I like powder foundations and was determined to give this a test). I am glad I did. With the right shade it looks great, not cakey at all. It blends well, and at first seems a bit powdery , but quickly blends into the skin for a nice medium finish.

The foundation is long wearing according to the packaging, and it really is. I have been using it a lot in the past few weeks, and reach for it most days now. Today was blast furnace hot and humid and this combined with some Bourjois Matte Lovely foundation ( another lasting, matte winner), it stayed shine free almost for the whole day. I used it as a touch up once over the other foundation, and I was ready.

When I use it by itself it holds up equally well, even on the t- zone. The one thing I find is that it doesn't cover spots as well. You need extra help there, and I often don't use concealer.
It keeps the oil down( without primer under), and looks good long.

Double Wear Powder retails for 32.00 and is larger than most powders. ( 32.00 qualifies for bonus, so buy it then if you decide to get it)

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