Saturday, 17 December 2016

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Foundation Cashew Review

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Foundation retails for $42 USD ($48 CAD).  It comes in a glass bottle and contains 1 fl oz (30 mL) of product. It doesn't come with a pump, so I bought a foundation pump from MAC.
Product Claims
  • 24-hour staying power
  • Lightweight
  • Oil-Free 
  • Buildable Formula
  • Fragrance-Free and Non-Acnegenic 
Here's my review of Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation (Cashew 3W2). I also tested it out for 7 hours. I have combination/oily skin and for shade reference I'm in NC40-NC42 in MAC (I've listed out the foundations below). If ever you have Indian/Pakistani/NC42/Tan/Brown skin then hopefully you can get an idea of how the shade Cashew looks on someone with a deeper skin tone.  
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  • Finish: Semi-matte (natural finish)
  • Coverage: Medium to Full Coverage
  • Wear time: I tested it out for about 7 hours and it looks pretty good. I have oily t-zone and it gets a bit oily throughout the day but it's not as bad compared to other foundations. 
Application: I decided to apply it with a beauty blender and Benefit Cosmetics POREfessional Primer on one side and Sigma 3DHD Kabuki Brush on the other side. I noticed when I applied with a brush, it did cling more on dry patches and it looked a bit cakey, whereas the beautyblender side looked more natural but provided less coverage. What I like to do is apply it with a brush and then blend it out with beautyblender after. Also, I have combination skin and I have an oily T-zone, so whenever I wear this foundation, I do have to set it properly.   
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Coverage: This is a medium to full coverage foundation and gives a flawless finish. I have mild redness and it covered it well. It did a good job at concealing my dark circles but I would still need a corrector or concealer. It also covered most of my acne scars. It's buildable but I don't like building it up too much especially with a brush because I noticed it can easily end up looking cakey.
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  • Full Coverage
  • Flawless finish
  • Long wearing
  • Lightweight
  • Photographs well
  • Wide range of shades
  • Slightly clings on dry patches
  • Doesn't come with pump

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There are 35 shades available at Sephora and I got mine in Cashew 3W2. If you're not sure what shade to get, check out my blog post where I listed MAC shades and videos by other YouTubers wearing all the shades.
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Shade ReferenceI don't own any MAC foundation but I should be around NC40-NC42 in MAC. Click here for my blog post with list of foundations that are good match for my skin tone.
Here are some of the foundations that match me well: 

MAC NC40/MAC NC42/Indian/Pakistani/Brown/Deep/Tan Skin

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