Thursday, 8 May 2014

Estee Lauder Double Wear Concealer.


Hi ladies

So this review has been a long time coming. I was shocked to find this in my drafts as having last been edited in November 2012! That must be some sort of record. Anyway, my procrastination levels aside, onto the review. This concealer retails for £21 and you get 7ml of product for this.



In all honesty, I can't remember what caused me to get this concealer in the first place. Maybe it was recommended to me all that time ago. I'm not too familiar with Estee Lauder as a brand but I've heard a lot about their double wear range. From my understanding it's good for long lasting coverage and so off I went to the counter and bought myself this. I have the shade Medium 03 which is perfect for my yellow skin. They have 8 shades from light to extra deep with varying undertones.

It comes in almost lip gloss packaging with a doe foot applicator which makes it easy to use. I only really use concealer for under my eyes and I reserve this concealer for occasions. I wear glasses 99.999% of the time so I usually just pop on the garnier tinted roll on or more recently the Collection lasting perfection concealer. I only wear contacts for special occasions if I'm honest and that's when I crack out this bad boy because I have nothing to hide behind.

I got the concealer in a shade lighter than my skintone which helps to brighten up the area. The Estee Lauder describe it as having a 'luminous finish' which I'm not sure I entirely agree with but it is a nice lightweight liquidy texture which makes it easy to blend. It gives good coverage and you can build it up because it isn't as thick as say something like the collection concealer.

I don't have problems with concealer wearing off but Estee Lauder pride themselves on saying this concealer lasts 15 hours. I don't think it creases any more than other concealers but I don't have oily skin. In fact, I think it works quite well for dry skin, must be because it is 'infused with minerals and emollients'.

It contains SPF10 which provides a bit of protection (I don't think relying on spf in make up is the way forward) but doesn't cause any horrendous flashback.


Could this photo be any more bizarre or unattractive?

So yeah 18 months later, we finally have this review! Have you ever tried this concealer? What is your favourite way to cover up them dark circles?

(I'm considering the NARS radiant concealer once everything else finishes. Comment with a link if you have a review of that please).

Till next time...Toodles! :)

8 comments:

  1. Haha, I'm definitely guilty of having posts drafted for months, sometimes years! Sounds like a great concealer but, to be honest, the Collection one probably does the job just as well.

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  2. Also guilty of having draft posts for ages

    I have never used concealer, just splashed the foundation on to cover up all the horrible spots on my face.

    Think this would be a bit out of my price range anyway.

    Laura x x x

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    1. If it works for you then great Laura x

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  3. I haven't used concealer for years, I usually just use foundation to cover up the dark circles and I'm lucky that I rarely get any blemishes to hide. I like how you showed the difference it made on your eyes. I wouldn't usually spend much on make up though, all my money goes on craft supplies! x

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  4. I still need to try the double wear concealer and foundation. Everyone always raves about it. Great review. You may have just twisted my arm ;)

    Louise x

    Confessions of a Secret Shopper

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