Estée Lauder Double Wear vs. Revlon Colorstay

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I finally decided to put Estée Lauder Double Wear to the test.

Picking up a tester pot from the Bournemouth Debenhams counter, the female adviser told me that the pot would last about 3 days. I was pleasantly surprised that it lasted longer than a week, even with my ‘heavy application technique’.

Did it live up to the expectations? Yes and no.

There are a few things to note before you purchase this heavy coverage foundation.

Revlon Vs. Estee Lauder FoundationFirstly, it sinks into the pores instantly – you’re going to need to buff, buff, buff this into the skin with a foundation brush and then blot with a blender sponge to get the desired effect.

Yes, it lasts a long time – roughly 12 hours in my experience. When coated with a layer of my favourite Mac powder, and even without this layer, the foundation can appear ‘cakey’ – as I had previously read online.

It CAN increase the amount of acne, even with extra attention paid to aftercare. I consistently removed my face of make-up with three methods and still suffered break-outs. Plus, it’s very drying – on the plus side, a little really does go a long way.

Next, we must consider the £30 price-tag. Yes, it’s a heavy duty product that is great for people with naturally dewy skin, but perhaps isn’t intended for acne and dry-skin sufferers.

For this purpose, I am reverting to my go-to Revlon Colorstay foundation which gives me equally impressive results for a third of the price and is much more lightweight on the skin.

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