Funds might be a bit low after Christmas and as it’s approximately 8.5 weeks until the next payday, we need to make our cash stretch a bit. And yet this might be the time where we’ve used up all of our makeup and skincare at once and girlfriend wants to wear a bit of foundation. But fear not, for I have a dupe of my beloved Estee Lauder Double Wear in the form of the PS… My Perfect Colour Double Coverage Matte Foundation. Keep reading!
Estee Lauder Double Wear Dupe
Both bottles look similar enough with the frosted glass, but it’s what’s inside that counts isn’t it? Now these shades aren’t identical, but they’re close enough so I can get away with it and still be able to show you a proper before and after. For the application of both foundations, I used a damp makeup sponge as it’s the only way I’ve been applying my Double Wear for years for the best and most flawless finish on my skin. So I wanted to keep it even Stevens. Also, for full disclosure, because I was taking the photos on a day where the sun kept going in and out and in and out and wrecking my head, for consistency, I used a ring light for the photos, but adjusted my camera settings so that the colour was as accurate as possible.
Let’s start with Estee Lauder’s Double Wear in the shade 1N2 Ecru. This is a repurchase of mine, made in The Loop Duty Free last summer and it’s one of my all time favourite bases (once applied with a sponge). For those with oily skin like myself, this foundation has incredible longevity, and has saved my face many a time in the summer and stays put all day too, while wearing well. It’s my go to fancy foundation when I’m on a night out or at an event where I know I won’t be able to hide from the photographer. Behold a before and after photo that’s one layer blended out on my skin with no powder or concealer. It looks natural and radiant and hides the redness easily. And it’s €40 in shops (€34 in The Loop), so definitely on the spendy side.
And then below we have the PS… My Perfect Colour Double Coverage Matte Foundation in shade 05 Nude which is €5. Because neither of the bottles come with a pump, I had to estimate the amount being poured onto the back of my hand, so while the finish of this is pretty much identical on me, it gives slightly fuller coverage, but that could be because I applied a bit more out to begin with. But look at the finish… It’s flawless, high coverage and while it dries down matte, it still gives a radiant glow to my skin, but without looking sweaty.
And for a proper side by side of the two, have a look at the photo below which shows Double Wear on the left, and My Perfect Colour on the right. Both apply identically on me, they have the same texture and finish when they dry down, they have the same level of longevity and I cannot find a difference between the two, except for the price. Ok well Double Wear has SPF 10 and My Perfect Colour has SPF15 and a slight scent compared to Double Wear. But let’s see what they’re like side by side!
And there we have it, if funds are low, sure even if they’re not, and you love your Double Wear, give the My Perfect Colour version a go! If you do try it, let me know how you get on!