Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place powder makeup

I have been meaning to review this powder for so long, I have been using it for about a year and love the finish it gives so wanted to share my two thoughts with you guys. 

I recently reviewed the double wear liquid foundations (read here). For reference this is a great powder to apply on top of the Stay-in-Place Makeup, it will provide you with a little more coverage than the foundation alone, but will not make you look cakey. The Maximum Cover Camouflage Makeup is however much heavier, if you want to powder this I would suggest using Estée Lauder's Perfecting Loose Powder  as it is more light weight and no extra coverage is needed (Review).

This Stay in Place powder comes in about 30 different shades so you really can find your perfect match. I personally have two shades; 2C1 Pure Beige which is my match and 3N2 Wheat which I use if I have applied fake tan.
This has a dusty texture so will make your make up look more matte and, as the name suggests, stay in place all day. It has to be one of the softest powders available, it makes your skin feel silky soft.

Please do note though as with all powders oils will make them look darker, if you touch your face a lot throughout the day it may make it look a little blotchy. The website states that it "won't change color, even through nonstop activity" this is not the case, it is oil absorbing and all powders look a little darker as you sweat or as they absorb oil. This is not a blotting powder, so do not use it to combat oil, Soap & Glory Kick Ass Powder is great if you want to blot excess oil (review). This is a lovely light powder that will just sit on top of your liquid foundation and give that extra flawless finish.

I would not really say there is anything bad about this product if you are just using it as a powder. However, there is really no use for the sponge, this is not a great powder to use in place of a foundation. Trying to apply this with the sponge will make you look blotchy. If you have very oily skin and do prefer a powder foundation in stead of a liquid, my suggestion would be to try something like the bareMinerals Ready foundation. This would look a lot smother on the skin and would assist in combating your oily complexion.

At £31 for 12g of product this is a luxury powder compact, with that said I can assure you it lasts for ages as a little goes a long way, the website also offers 2 free samples and free delivery as well so do not feel pressured into buying at the counter you get matched up on; buy online here.