First off, let me apologize for not posting in about two months.
I have been traveling around South Korea (and still am), and I just really haven’t had the time to keep up with fashion blogging. I miss it incredibly, though, so I am going to try very hard to start again — which will actually include a little bit of “rebranding” what I do. But more to come on that later once I finally figure out everything specifically.
Now secondly, right before I stopped posting on here, I told you all about how I was going to buy Estee Lauder’s Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup as my new foundation thanks to an incredible review I read on it. Well, I bought it and have been using it every single day since, and I’ve been dying to do a review myself on the product because I absolutely love it.
(Legit, it’s the best foundation/BB Cream I’ve ever used.)
The shade I purchased was Cool Bone (I went and tested it out before I bought it online just to be sure it was truly the one for me). And it is perfect, which literally never happens cause I am so pale.
The formula is also wonderful, with its super thin yet not runny consistency. It’s light and fluffy and always goes on smoothly, blending out so easily without ever drying too fast. It just absorbs right into the skin without sitting on top, thus eliminating any oily shine, caking, or wearing off that normally comes with foundations.
I always apply it with just my fingers, cause I don’t normally use any sponges or brushes for formulas as thin as this due to the absurd amount of product said brushes and sponges end up absorbing. (I don’t like to waste.)
The finger method works out very nicely, giving an even application every time, but there is the problem of it staining my hands every single time I apply, cause this makeup is very long-lasting and hard to get off with just soap and water. (This is a very small downfall in my opinion, though.)
Anyway, the product always looks super natural, and it builds up very well, going from medium to full coverage in about two thin applications, something very nice for people who want and/or need a fuller coverage product (I personally always stick to medium coverage).
Finally, once this stuff is on, it doesn’t move. Literally. If I put it on at 6 am, it’s still perfect at 9 pm. It really doesn’t get oily anywhere even though I have a major problem with an oily t-zone during the spring and summer months. And even though I go out and sweat all day as I traverse the incredibly humid Korean Peninsula, it still stays on. It’s amazing, this product I’ve found, and I highly suggest everyone reading this buys it, too. Really, I can’t think of anyone who wouldn’t like it — except maybe someone with a fair amount of wrinkles, as I believe it would not apply evenly over top of them.
However, despite my praise, there are two criticisms I have of this product. First of all, it can feel a little drying when you apply it to just bare skin (which is what I did the first time I used it). It wasn’t an awful drying feeling, but every time I smiled, I felt a little crinkly on my cheeks. To fix this, I use a little bit of moisturizer before I apply it or sometimes tap the moisturizer on afterward. I also always use foundation primer after the moisturizer, too, which really helps, too.
My other criticism: There’s no pump on the bottle, so you have to pour it onto the back of your hand in order to apply, which only contributes even more to the staining problem I mentioned before.
Despite the pouring, though, the product comes out easily and not too fast, so there is never a wasting problem. Pumps are just obviously much more convenient, so it would be great if Estee Lauder added one to the product.
But that’s it for the criticisms. Not too bad, right?
Now here are some pictures showing you how the coverage has been so far:
All in all, though, I give this foundation a 9/10. It’s amazing and is by far the best I’ve ever used, which I wasn’t expecting when I purchased it. I’m super happy I found it, and I will definitely be buying it again in the future.
That’s all I have for you for now, though! Thanks so much for reading.
Until next time ❤