I’ve always felt that I’ve achieved flawless makeup with the products I regularly use. If you look at some of my makeup tutorials, I share which foundations and base products I used. I also did a post sharing what my top 5 foundations are but now, I have a new addition to share with you that wasn’t on my original list! It’s Estee Lauder Double Wear! When my six year old comments that I have flawless makeup and skin, then something is seriously different and it’s not my imagination! So this morning, I immediately hit the blog to share a tip that created the most stunning and flawless makeup finish I have ever worn in my life!
Prior to yesterday, I did not own any Estee Lauder products. I was just never a fan and it’s what my grandmother wore so I never saw it as a youthful or contemporary brand. However, I’ve heard a lot about the Double Wear foundation and I decided I would give it a try. I try to blog about things that are way above or below average. For more general items, I will usually share product posts on Instagram so hopefully you are following me there.
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Estee Lauder Double Wear Overview
Estee Lauder Double Wear is a full coverage foundation. If you prefer light weight, sheer, and more natural looking foundations then I don’t think you would like this one. But if you are like me, and you want absolutely full coverage, then this could be a game changer for you but there’s a trick I used that made a difference.
Double Wear is a very thick formula that can actually be drying if you wear it every day. That warning was issued by the sales person (way to increase your sales!) and it did concern me but I switch between 4 -5 different foundations so I wasn’t overly concerned. I was easily able to find a good match with 20 shades to choose from and I felt the cost was reasonable. The bottle was $38 USD which is not the cheapest but it’s not the most expensive department store make up make up either. The bottle is glass, there is no pump, and you receive 1 fluid ounce of product. I tried the Double Wear concealer as well but NARS Radiant Concealer offers better and less detectable coverage.
One tip I always suggest when going to try out new foundation is to run your best matching foundation through an on line tool such as MatchMyMakeup or Findation. These on line tools do an outstanding job of recommending tones in different brands based on what you already use. They will even tell you if a shade is slightly darker or more yellow or pink than what you entered as the baseline.
How did I achieve the ultimate flawless makeup?
I’m not sure if this contributed to the end result or not but I exfoliated first. I do this all the time but my makeup has never looked the way it did when I used the Double Wear. But, for the record, I exfoliated well and then I applied Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum followed by their Advanced Time Zone Moisturizer prior to applying my makeup. I actually bought a kit they were offering for $65 USD that came with a full size night serum, the moisturizer, and an eye cream. I forgot to use my primer but if I would have, the results could have been even better, if that’s possible!
The next step and is what I did different and I believe this is the key to the most flawless makeup I have ever worn. I poured about a quarter sized amount of foundation on the back of my hand and added 3 drops of Josie Maran pure argan oil light and blended the two together and applied it to my skin.
I thought the argan oil would minimize the drying effects of the makeup that I was warned about. I used my fingers to blend the makeup onto my skin because that seems to give the best finish with this foundation. Once I had it all on, my skin never looked so flawless and glowy. I felt like running around the house and screaming “Holy crap everyone, look at this makeup” but I refrained. As soon as my husband and one of my boys saw me, they both commented on the makeup. I didn’t even have it set with powder yet or any other products on.
I set the makeup with Estee Lauder’s tinted Finishing Powder. I usually dust my face with Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim or Radiant but I didn’t feel it was needed this time. The makeup was so perfect, I didn’t want to alter it in any way. I did mix argan oil with MAC Studio Fix and while I noticed an improvement with the Studio Fix finish, it was nowhere near the finish that Double Wear combined with argan oil produced. I’m confident the effect was the combination of the argan oil and the Estee Lauder full coverage formula.
All the other steps were nothing outside my normal routine. If you haven’t tried this makeup combined with argan oil, I would highly recommend you do so if you like the full coverage look! Plus, the argan oil has amazing anti-aging and moisturizing benefits so combining this with any makeup offers you major skin benefits. Argan oil also helps to minimize the production of sebum so it can help reduce the amount of oil your skin produces. Before investing in both products, ask Sephora or your favorite makeup store for a sample of the oil so you can try it out at home. Sephora will always make samples and they are happy to do it so definitely ask. You should also be able to get a sample of the Estee Lauder foundation from your local department store.
Just curious if any of you are using Estee Lauder Double Wear and what your thoughts are on this foundation? I was absolutely beside myself with the finish of this product combined with the oil. If you have the foundation, I would love to know what type of difference you see mixing the foundation with argan oil. My results were stunning and I hope you have a chance to experiment with this and find it to be as spectacular as I did!