I bought my Double Wear (€37) a couple of years ago (it still smells fine and hasn't broken me out yet!) and when I tried it then, it looked cakey, flakey, gockedy and basically made me not want to try it ever again. And yet I kept it in my collection, no doubt for my audition for Hoarders Anonymous... So when doing a clear out of my stash recently, I thought right, time to give it one last chance. And I also came across my Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge (€5.89) and said I'd give that one last chance too. Lots of ladies on Youtube use sponges to apply their foundation so I gave 'em a whirl.
Holy moly lads, if you're looking for a medium to high coverage base that doesn't look caked on, then use these two together. They're a match made in makeup heaven and make me look like I've got flawless skin when I've anything but! I've got the shade Ecru which is a great match for me and I think I've got a new favourite foundation people. I don't even want to bother trying to use it with my fingers or a brush because the finish I get with the sponge is perfect. Absolutely perfect.
|Estee Lauder Double Wear - Ecru|
To prove how well it sits on the skin, here's an aul close up shot.
I've been looking after my skin recently and don't have any dry or flaky patches, so I can't say how it would hold up on drier skin. On my oily combination skin, without a primer, it doesn't budge apart from on my nose, but with a primer, usually my Hourglass Mineral Veil one, after a day of work, I look the same as I did first thing in the morning. Can't ask for much more than that.
This is love people. Now all they need to do is develop a sponge that self cleans because it takes ages to get it spotless! And yes, over the weekend I went and bought a second sponge so I'll always have one on the go!
Have you tried either of these, either apart or together?