Estee Lauder’s Double Wear Concealer has been quite happily sitting in the bottom of my makeup case gathering dust. However recently I decided to give it a revival, unhappy with my current concealers.
Now I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with this concealer. I originally purchased it to dip my toe into the double wear world without committing to another foundation. I have to admit I’m a little frightened of double wear. I’m sure it would be fine, but this little voice at the back of my head screams too high coverage going to look like a doll, or an oompa loompa. It probably doesn’t help that someone I used to know would plaster it on and her face looked horrendous, but I digress.
When I originally purchased it, I went to the counter to get colour matched, and whilst I looked fine in the shop, when I tried it for myself it was far too dark. Why don’t I just buy a lighter one I hear you say…because I have the lightest one already…
Double Wear Concealer comes in a tube with a doe foot applicator. It does smell quite…paint-like, but I also find Luminous Silk smells the same so it must be a makeup thing to smell of matte paint.
It’s fairly thick but not difficult to manage thick as it’s very fluid and the coverage is quite brilliant in that it covers red marks (which is what I predominantly use it for) and lasts all day, (which is fairly difficult when I constantly have my hands resting on my face).
It’s pretty pricey at £21 but if you’re looking for long lasting coverage and are a chronic face-toucher this is definitely one to think about.
My only fault to find with this concealer is that the shade range is rubbish, so since its inclusion back in my makeup range, I have been mixing it with my Mac Studio Fix, which gives it just the right colour with all the coverage of Double Wear. Bingo!
Double Wear Concealer can be purchased from Estee Lauder online and counters for £21