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January 24, 2013

Estée Lauder Double Wear Concealer

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Concealer is a critical part of my everyday makeup routine, yet something that I haven't really covered in-depth on the blog. I have mentioned that I really love the Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer and have been using it pretty consistently for over a year now. I'm not one for trying loads of different concealers; I stick to what I know works, because there is nothing worse than a concealer that lets you down half-way through the day, or fails to cover blemishes properly.



I bought this on a bit of a whim - I'd actually been looking for the Double Wear Maximum Cover to use as a concealer (as recommended by Holly YMBB), but it was out of stock, so I plumped for the Double Wear Stay-in-Place Flawless Wear Concealer. Bit of a mouthful, no?! It also has an SPF of 10 - not bad, especially for the under-eye area.

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This is €24.50 - steep for a concealer. Was it worth the money? Definitely. I wasn't blown away the first couple of times I used this, and continued to reach for my Collection concealer about 50% of the time. Over time, though, I have come to prefer this and now I'm obsessed. I find that it goes on really well, is blendable, and doesn't 'sit' on top of the skin like a lot of heavy-duty concealers tend to.

It works equally well for me on the undereye area as it does for on blemishes and redness - I would usually use a lighter concealer for under my eyes, but a bit of this looks amazing without being too heavy. It never creases and lasts for eons on my skin - even on the worst spots. The colour could be a little paler (I guess this is my only complaint), but it blends so well that this is really only a minor issue.

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This concealer has lasted me months - I got it in October - and is still going strong. That, coupled with the fact that I can use it under my eyes and on blemishes, has made it worth the money for me. If you have the cash and want to invest in a long-lasting, non-cakey concealer that gives a perfected 'second skin' look, then this is it!

3 comments:

  1. This sounds like really good stuff! I used their Smoothing Creme Concealer for years, which worked brilliantly at hiding dark circles, the hydrating formula didn't really hold up well on other areas though (oily skin).

    I've also been thinking about trying the Double Wear Maximum Cover, but may give this one a go instead!

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  2. Interesting....I do love my Collection, but I'm finding it a bit drying on my skin in this weather. Trying to use lighter coverage ones like the Bourjois Healthy Mix, but it's just not the same...This sounds lovely! Wish I had the money!

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  3. I need a concealer that doesn't crease *adds to wishlist*
    Charli @ Charli-dot-dot-dot.blogspot.com
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