I have long championed Estee Lauder’s Double Wear Foundation. It is fabulous, here’s why:
If you have dry combination skin, like me, or even if you need something to last all day (or night), Double Wear could be for you. To apply, I use a Beauty Blender or Real Techniques Expert Face brush. Both leave a seamless finish. The actual foundation is creamy, hydrating and blends beautifully. You can cover freckles if you wish, just use slightly more product, as it is buildable. I actually prefer to let them show through for a more natural finish. If you do apply too much and it looks slightly heavy, spray MAC fix+ (or any face mist) and this will give the skin a dewy finish.
I work in a fairly warm office every day, where some foundations would melt off as the day goes on, this foundation sticks, it just doesn’t budge. No foundation I have used lasts as long.
The bottle is expensive looking, glass with a gold screw cap. The only issue I have is that there is no pump, so sometimes it leaves the bottle a little messy and too much product flows out. However if you can live with this and are prepared to spend £27.50 you will be thrilled with the results.
So there you have it. 2 great foundations, both providing similar results and staying power. One purse friendly and one high end. Honestly, I would find it hard to tell which was which if I was given a label free sample pot.