This cream has received so much hype I just had to buy it to see for myself what it was like.
I have been using Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation for quite a while now and still absolutely love it but this sounded great because it’s a moisturiser, anti ageing serum, concealer, foundation and sunscreen all in one. Unbelievable ! It also claims to be full coverage which is good for me as I do prefer a full coverage foundation even in the summer.
I picked mine up from Selfridges and got shade light. There are 7 different shades to choose from.
This shade is perfect for my skin.
The packaging was a bit of a let down it looked a bit cheap. I think it looks like a £3 product rather than a £30 product.
The brilliant part of the packaging is that when you remove the lid it reveals a pump so it’s not just a squeezy tube. This is great as it controls how much product you dispense so you don’t end up wasting any or applying too much.
I applied it using my foundation buffing brush which is what I use to apply my Double Wear. I was initially disappointed with the coverage. It’s certainly not full. But it is buildable. I applied a second layer and this time I used my real techniques sponge and it was then more of a medium coverage. I used about three pumps in total.
The product smells lovely. Its got a fruity scent which reminds me of the YSL lipstick smell.
It has SPF 50 which is great. I wish more foundations had high SPF as its so important to protect your skin from sun damage.
It feels very nice on the skin and does give a natural, dewy look. I have to be careful what products I use on my skin because some can cause breakouts. I have used this several times now and no breakouts to report.
Unfortunately, despite setting this with powder, by the end of the day my skin looks like I have very little foundation left on. The problem is, I am comparing this to double wear which doesn’t budge all day. I can’t be doing with having to put more makeup on through the day. I want to just put it on in the morning and trust that its going to last the day.
I do like this CC cream but probably wouldn’t buy it again. I still much prefer my Estee Lauder Double Wear.
Have you tried it this IT cosmetics CC cream yet?
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