Sunday, September 25, 2011

Estee Lauder Double Wear Light Foundation "Stay in Place Make Up" Review


Being the foundation addict that I am I can't pass up trying a hyped up foundation. As of right now (still!) the Maybelline 24 Hour Super Stay is my go-to foundation. Love! <3
One of my favorite "guru's" {blushingpixie} on youtube was talking about the Estee Lauder Double Wear Light and because everything she recommends is gold in my opinion {and the fact her skin is beyond flawless} I had to give it a try. 
I will say everything she said about it is true.
It's a lovely foundation.
I'm just not totally sure I'm in love with it... yet. 
The thing I love about it or at least about the color I got {#2} is it is very natural based. Meaning it wasn't too yellow or too pink... it was just right. It does have SPF 10 in it so I did notice a slight white cast from it {in photos} which I have never experienced before from a foundation. 

I think the wear time is amazing. From the time you apply until you take it off it looks good. Speaking of applying... it went on a little weird. Kinda streaky and not a breeze to blend. It's very light- a step up from a tinted moisturizer, in my option. Also, it does have sort of a chalky feel. I'm thinking because it's more of a matte foundation. That tends to happen to me when I use matte foundations.I wouldn't say it's a true matte though because it does have some luminosity. 

Here is what it's supposed to:
15 hour wear. Light as air {I wouldn't go THAT far to say that}. Comfortable make up that stays vibrant and fresh no matter how active your day becomes. Resists smudging and won't "melt" off throughout heat and humility. Controls oil. Won't clog pores. Provides anti-oxidant protection. Sheer to medium coverage. Natural finish. Oil free. Fragrance free. 1 FL oz.

So, my verdict is: I like it. I love the neutral base color... I think it matches my skin-tone really well. It doesn't give that "I'm wearing a ton of foundation" look. It made my skin took very even and nice. I like the finish minus the chalky feeling. I love the fact that it's really really long wearing. That being said... I'm not in love with it. I'm not crazy about the white cast it gives off in pictures. Will I buy it again? Not sure. I haven't used it long enough to make my mind up on that. Will keep you posted.




Ugh, don't mind my hair. Never a fan of it pulled back. But hey... what's a momma gonna do?

This is $35 from Estee Lauder






22 comments:

Makeup Artist Jessica Rivera said...

You look amazing!

Sarah Bella said...

Thank you, honey! xo

rk said...

what are you wearing on your lips and cheeks in the pictures? love the colors.

Sarah Bella said...

@RK Thanks. I am wearing Cargo "Tonga" blush and NYX #2 bronzer.
On my lips I have MAC Viva Glam VI lipgloss

Sana said...

This looks great but you don't need too much because your skin in flawless!

Delyteful Speaks said...

I love the longevity of this foundation.. It's lovely.. And the finish is great too! It looks stunning on you.. For some reason though, I didnt find it to be that great in flash photography.. Kinda gave me a white cast :s

Trendydolap said...

looks so perfect. I should try it asap!!!


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Sassa7 said...

I dont see any white cast Sarah.. You look amazing! And your skin looks better than before, I mean im not crazy about how the Maybelline 24 hr looks on you.. :/

Lydia said...

I do like this foundation but I'm not sure if I'll repurchase it though as I'm not crazy about it! x

crazypants said...

I've been wanting to try DW or DWL for the longest time because everyone raves about it so much. I just got a couple of samples from Nordstrom, so I'm going to try them this week. I'm a fan of you no matter what, hair back or forward! Beauty! :)

Alex said...

It looks great. It is on my wishlist, wanna give it a try.

Xx

M said...

you're seriously so gorgeous. I hope to look at least half as beautiful as you when I'm a mom.

Jadore said...

i LOOOOOVE this foundation

Jenn said...

Looks great on you!
xo Jenn

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Rachel said...

Its in my opinion, not in my option, just so you know

Sarah Bella said...

@Rachel yes, I know. Spell check error.

Georgina said...

Your skin looks amazing with this on!! I have a sample of it stashed away somewhere... will have to dig it out tomorrow and give it a try now! xx

Svetlana said...

You should wear your hair up more often! You look gorgeous!

Kiera said...

You look absolutely gorgeous! I would try this just to try and achieve your look. :)

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Jeanne said...

You look beautiful on these pictures Sarah. I`m in the market for a new foundation myself! I was actually thinking about giving BM a try - I know u used to be a massive fan! Oh, by the way, if u check on my blog, there is now a photo of the sweet little boy I`m sponsoring! I was so touched when I received all his information, it brought tears to my eyes ;-) x

JennySue said...

I think your skin looks amazing, but I'm sooo with you on the Maybelline 24 hr products, their concealer and lipcolors are the best too!! I'm a big fan and follower of your site bc I love that you add the mommy side to it, which I do too. If you get a chance, check my site out too and follow me if you like it- "I'm a mommy with a makeup problem!"
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chercomms said...

Are you still loving this foundation? Any cons discovered since this review?