Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Estee Lauder Double Wear Maximum Cover

Hey Guys,

I can’t tell you how long I have wanted this. Everytime I went into the dept store I used to test every single shade to find the one that suited me. I had heard such great reviews about how it covers acne scares, nasty sports and redness and I wanted it.

The other month Estee Lauder had a bonus time and I thought to myself that if I don’t get it now I never will. So I went along and I picked up another bottle the double wear foundation (my HG foundation) and asked the SA lady to help me with the colour for the maximum cover . First of all she asked me with a worried tone if I was going to be using it as a foundation. I assured her I was just going to use it as a concealer to help with my blemishes as I wanted something that had abit more coverage and staying power. She relaxed and then tested some of the colours on me. The one I went for was creamy vanilla.

I couldn’t wait to start using this. As soon as I got home I put some of it straight onto the problem areas. (I have some scars on my jaw/chin. Everytime I get spots here they have been leaving scars )

What it Claims
"Soothing, natural-looking, liquid-creme makeup for concealing all skin imperfections, including surgical and acne scars, birthmarks, sun spots and varicose veins."

What I think
I have to be honest and it breaks my heart to say but im disappointed in this. From the hype I was expecting miracles. It covered my scares and spots OK but I think I could find a better alternative concealer on the high street and for a lot cheaper. This costs £26.50 which is quite expensive and for paying that much I would want it to do the job. Unlike my other concealers where I can build up the coverage without it looking cakey, you can’t do that with this. If you apply more that one layer you’re left with this awful cakey finish. Not nice. If you do apply more of the product to your face I found it really had to blend. It seemed to dry quite quickly. And never use this over dry skin. It will look horrible and it will leave you with flaky skin!!!!!!!!

Will I buy again
I don’t think I will buy this again. I think there are other alternatives out there that will do the job better and for more that half the price. I am glad I bought it as I had always wanted to try it. It’s just a shame that it didn’t live up to my high expectations.

Have you tired the Estee Lauder Double Wear Maximum Cover? What did you think? Were you disappointed like me? Let me know xx

1 comment:

  1. oh no! such a shame, have you used the normal double wear concealer?