Now I’ve never tried Double Wear or Dermablend but when I saw this on the e.l.f site I thought it might be an interesting review for those of you heavy duty lovers (no weight puns intended). I can’t very well compare it with products I’ve never used but I will let you know my thoughts on this super budget alternative and welcome comments as to how you think it holds up against the popular high end counterparts.
First of all the texture is nothing like what I’d expected.. I though it would be thicker but it’s very fluid and much as I prefer this consistency I don’t think it lends itself well to a high coverage products. That being said it works nicely under my eyes with minimal creasing which had it been heavier would not have been the case so.. swings and roundabouts. I did test it on my tattoo (as above) and it covered well but it’s not opaque enough to totally hide it.. just in case you were wondering. The colour I have is the lightest available, Porcelain which is a touch deep for me so if you’re any paler it might not do but for an inexpensive brand I’m pretty impressed with the 6 shade range, obviously it’s not going to suit everyone but I think they’ve done better than most high street cosmetics lines here.
Overall I think you have to adjust your expectations here, when you call a product ‘maximum coverage’ some people may take that literally and when there are some serious products out there with similar tag lines I think you could have some disappointed customers. That being said if you consider it a heavy duty concealer for dark circles and blemishes (rather than camouflage makeup) then it absolutely does the job, I wish it was a touch lighter but other than that I really like it and the fact that it’s not as opaque as I’d expected actually means I will wear it more often.. it just depends on what you’re looking for I guess.
Available online here for £3.75