How was your bank holiday weekend? It’s crazy how hot it’s been here in the UK, it looks like summer back in full force at the moment. I’ve enjoyed the bright days this weekend, but I’m not going to lie, I’m so ready for Autumn now… I’m a winter baby at heart. I had a good few days with my family visiting me, which is more of a rarity these days so I do enjoy it when it happens. Back to work now though!
Today I’m going to write a well overdue review of the Estée Lauder Double Wear Flawless Wear Concealer. I got this concealer a few months ago & I’ve been meaning to upload a full post on this one as I’m a huge fan of the Double Wear Foundation! So if you’re interested to find out whether this concealer is worth the purchase, just keep reading.
The Double Wear concealer will cost you £24 for 7ml of product. I’d say this is an average price for a high end concealer.
Estée Lauder claim this concealer is a lightweight creme formula which will give you a medium buildable coverage for a flawless natural matte look that lasts for up to 15 hours. They say it will feel comfortable, stay seamless without any creasing. The concealer should not slip, slide, melt away or transfer.
It is infused with minerals and emollients to condition the skin & make blending easy. It is water & sweat resistant.
Fragrance free, Non Acnegenic (won’t clog pores), Dermatologist tested & Oil free.
The packaging is classic Lauder – a blue box with gold lettering, containing a clear tube with a gold lid. The applicator is a standard concealer small doe foot.
When I picked this concealer up, I wrongly assumed it would be a full coverage as the Double Wear foundation is! It doesn’t state medium coverage anywhere on the packaging – I should have done my research a little better.
I picked the shade 1C (Light Cool), which I believe is the second lightest shade available. It works okay for me, I wish I had gone for the lighter shade though to brighten a bit more. So if you are pale & want something super brightening you may struggle to find your shade.
The wand applicator is perfect. I like a doe foot as they are easy to use & then blend out with a concealer brush.
The formula of this concealer is definitely lightweight & comfortable as Estée Lauder claim. It is a very thin liquid which blends out really easily & doesn’t look dry or cakey. I have to use 2 coats of this to get a good medium coverage. It doesn’t completely cover the darkness under my eyes, but it definitely makes them much less visible & if you don’t have as bad shadows as me, you would probably be fine with this.
I found that this concealer lasts really well under the eyes and doesn’t fade throughout the day. It sets down to a natural matte finish as promised, which doesn’t transfer! However, it can become creased during the day; it’s nothing too bad, but I usually have to tap it back out to make it look smooth again. Concealer can crease quite easily on me & few concealers remain smooth under my eyes.
I think this concealer is perfect if you are looking for something a bit lighter & comfortable to wear on a daily basis. It’s great quality & lives up to nearly all the claims. However, if you’re like me & prefer something a bit thicker & creamier with more coverage I’d say this is a pass. I have enjoyed trying this out, but I won’t be repurchasing when it runs out.
Have you tried this one out? Do you have any favourite high end concealers that you would recommend I try next? Let me know below!