For years I scoffed at the YouTubers/Bloggers pushing Double Wear, I thought it was a total waste of money. Revoln Colorstay was the best thing you could buy and it was a third of the price.. but Revlon went and changed their formula, didn’t they (hate you a bit, Revlon) and once I realised I couldn’t dupe it at the drugstore I decided I had to try the famed Estee Lauder counterpart. My first bottle was the ‘light’ version after trying the original and thinking it was too heavy I absolutely loved the lighter formula. It was expensive but I didn’t wear it every day so I justified the cost as it was a ‘special occasion’ base. Soon it was my regular foundation, the best finish, the best staying power, the best oil control.. just too good to reach for anything else but when it came to repurchasing they were all out *sad face*
Being the impatient so and so that I am I decided to go give the original a go. For those wondering I’m Instensity 1.0 in light and Bone in the original. I worried it would be too heavy and settle where I didn’t want it to but it’s far more blendable than I remember. I use just a little and it blends to a similar coverage and finish as the light but if I want a little higher coverage in certain areas I can build it up. Easily doubles up as a concealer if I’m in a rush.
Overall it is a LITTLE heavy for every day (especially in summer) but the hype is justified, it’s really really good. If you’re looking for something that will hold up and keep you as shine free as a foundation can then it’s well worth the splurge in my opinion. I’ve heard a lot of good things about the new Born This Way foundation from Too Faced and whereas previously I was totally switched off to higher end foundations I may now have to give that a go. If you’ve tried it let me know.. in the meantime when a full base is called for I’ll be calling on this!