REVIEW: Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Concealer
So many women rave about this concealer (see the reviews below), but I’ve never been a fan and couldn’t understand the hype – until now.
I find that if I use it under my eyes – it cakes; on blemishes – it sinks into pores and is particularly hard to remove without really rubbing at my skin (I guess that’s the ‘Stay-In-Place bit).
I’ll go on: Too much product seeps out. I think the wand is unhygienic and I wouldn’t apply it directly to my skin. It’s very expensive for a concealer.
But the thing is, when my allergic rash was particular bad and I was desperate to cover it up, this concealer was a life saver. I tested a tiny patch of skin at the side of my neck to check for a reaction. When there wasn’t any signs of irritation, I dabbed the wand onto a foundation brush and lightly swept this over my neck and chest.
It was a miracle! The spots magically vanished before my eyes; the product didn’t transfer onto my clothes; no sign of any ‘cakey’ bits and the best part, (oh yes, now I didn’t mind it) it stayed in place all day.
Being able to go out and about without the horrible rash showing and me having to explain to people again and again (because it was really obvious in the early stages) that no, it wasn’t contagious and no, I didn’t have the rash all over, it was only an allergic reaction, was so liberating. I am so grateful I tried this concealer.
I’m pale and the ‘Light’ shade was perfect for me. I’ve now progressed to shade ‘Warm Light’ because my face is ever so slightly ‘tanned’ (yeah, I caved in after reading all the hype and bought Clarins Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster, review to come soon). Estée Lauder Double Wear Flawless Wear Concealer – my make up hero.
Estée Lauder Double Wear Flawless Wear Concealer SPF 10
- Cosmopolitan Beauty & Fragrance Awards 2012.
- Best Blemish Concealer.
- Looks flawless.
- Lasts 15-hours.
- Feels comfortable, never dry.
- Stays seamless, without creasing.
- Luminous finish.
Lightweight creme formula creates the perfected look of flawless skin all day. Infused with minerals and emollients to condition skin and make blending easy. Transfer-resistant, colour-true formula provides medium buildable coverage that won’t slip, slide or melt away. Oil-free. Water, perspiration and humidity-resistant. Easy-to-use wand applicator
HOW TO USE
Choose a concealer shade that matches your foundation or is one shade lighter.
For best results, apply concealer after applying your foundation.
Use with Concealer Brush 5. Swipe concealer to back of hand, then with brush smooth on over desired area. Blend well.
I’m so glad I bought this concealer. It works very well under the eyes if you put the right amount and also it cover my spots on forehead and chin.
I tried this concealer & I used my concealer brush to pat it down under my eye & it looked flawless I really love this concealer. When i run out i will be buying another one. It blends in perfectly, it’s a must buy next time.
Good coverage, stay put all day, works ok as highlighter too. But do need a primer and or the BB cream to start with if you have combined skin type with oily T zone.
I have long been a devotee of Touche Eclat, having never found a comparable concealer. But Double Wear Concealer not only compares favourably but I would say beats it.I love the fact that it cover my dark circles but doesn’t crease or look caked on.
A good and long-lasting concealer. Used with the right eye cream, it does not crack or settle into lines, covers up well and has SPF. The new formula is even better! I use colour 01 Light which also adds radiance and the look of rejuvenated eyes.
I am very pleased with this purchase. The concealer covers well without being thick and it DOES last well, especially if applied over foundation and under powder. Easy to use too.
I use ‘Fresco’ in the double wear foundation and this was pretty close to colour. It sits well under the foundation but not over the top. Lasts all day as you’d expect and you don’t need much to cover. Lovely buy!
Really easy to apply and doesn’t look too thick on the skin, perfect for under eyes as it still gives good coverage. Colour is perfect, and doesn’t change throughout the day. I wear it with the double wear foundation and it easily lasts all day without having to top up powder.
Estée Lauder Double Wear Flawless Wear Concealer SPF 10 £21.00 John Lewis