Honestly, I just don’t know about this foundation. I’ve had it for around a month now and I’ve tried it with various primers, powders, brushes, sponges, in different environments etc.. It behaves differently each time, sometimes I’m really impressed and sometimes it just doesn’t last anywhere near as well as I think it should given the hype and what it claims to do.
Here I’ve applied one layer all over with a little extra where I felt it was needed with a damp beauty blender. These pictures were taken the first time I tried the foundation but as I said I’ve since tried it in multiple different ways. When first applied I love the finish, it’s just the right amount of coverage, it’s not as heavy as the original but it’s still medium in my opinion. It’s relatively easy to blend, I’ve tried it a section at a time (as people tend to suggest) and applying a full face all at once (that sounds a little super human, you know what I mean) and I don’t find it to dry to quickly to HAVE to do it a section at a time. My skin is pretty oily at this time of year so the main thing I was looking for from this was oil control, I’d seen many positive reviews that mentioned this benefit.. unfortunately I didn’t find that it really did much to control shine. It was better than some, worse than others.. nothing that stood out but I can’t complain too much as the real claim Double Wear products make is that they stay put.
I believe I wore this for around 7 hours for the test (I changed clothes during the day in case you spotted that) and my initial thoughts weren’t positive. I think you’ll agree the coverage didn’t last well given that that’s the products main selling point BUT (as you will see in my review video below) I’ve since found that there is an optimum way to apply it to get the most from it. It was entirely by accident that I discovered that you have to give it a few minutes to set before applying anything else on top of it, it becomes tacky and almost glue like which in turn holds down not only the foundation but everything you layer on top too.
I am happy with this and I will continue to wear it on those days when I need a little more staying power but for the money I think I just expected more. I’ve always been happy with my drugstore bases and spending £20 extra I guess I thought it would be perfect but you have to apply it in just the right way, there is still wear, there is still shine etc. Those of you used to dropping big money on foundation may think I’m being picky but I expect it to be proportionately better for the difference in cash and having used it for a while now I’m not 100% sure it is. I just bought a brand new bottle of my Revlon Colorstay to compare with this so expect that review very soon but in the meantime if you’d like to see my first impressions/day test video where I came away feeling a little more impressed it’s here and below..