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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21 thoughts on “Estée Lauder Double Wear vs. Revlon Colorstay

  1. This is absolutely interesting. I know how both foundation gives you different skin tone. Revlon has always been my favorite so I might be super bias, but I think it looks great on you than Estee.

  2. The lightning is a little misleading but the Estée Lauder foundation altered my skin tone, even when I got colour matched. The Ivory revlon shade definitely suits my yellow skin!

  3. So glad you put this to the test! I have been wondering about double wear for a while. Pleased to know the cheaper version turned out best! I’m a Revlon fan too. x

    1. Revlon every time! Although I definitely suggest trying Estée Lauder as it does provide great coverage and might work better for your skin than it did for mine 🙂 xx

      1. If you’re looking for other products for acne prone skin, I think I’m going to do a tutorial of covering mine soon – hopefully this weekend. If that helps! Xxx

  4. I love both of these foundations and switch between the 2 depending in the condition of my skin. 🙂 I haven’t repurchased the Revlon since they introduced the pump here in the UK…I am scared that they’ve changed the formula. 😦 Have you noticed a change?

  5. Based on the comparison photos, I like the way the Revlon looks! I appreciate thoughtful critique.

    I used to work for Lauder and very much admire the quality of their products, although I wear mostly Laura Mercier, Bobby Brown, MAC and NARS products!

  6. The Revlon one is one of my favourite foundations! Haven’t tried the Double Wear but I don’t have any interest to in the future. Am not really a heavy coverage girl… Revlon Colorstay is about as full coverage as I will go without looking Camry! 😃

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