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Saturday, 23 August 2014

Make-up review: Estee Lauder Double Wear BB Cream

Whilst browsing cheaper foundations in Boots recently, I was approached by a Estee Lauder employee and asked if I wanted a free sample of Estee Lauder foundation. (Are they allowed to poach customers from lower-end brands like this?!). I (of course) agreed and a few minutes later found myself with a sample bottle of Estee Lauder Double Wear All Day Glow BB Moisture Makeup in shade 2.0, which has a SPF of 30.

I took this away with me to try out whilst on holiday (the tiny 10-day bottle was a very convenient addition to my liquids bag for my hand luggage!)  I was expecting great things from an expensive high-end BB cream (£20.50 in Boots) and a dewy glow with moisture as the name would suggest.

I was thoroughly disappointed with this product. I have dry and sensitive skin.  It felt cakey as soon as I started to apply it to my skin; it seemed to dry very quickly. The coverage felt thick and looked very matte, not at all what I wanted. You could add a moisturiser to it I suppose, but doesn' t that defy the point of using a BB cream to save you using multiple products?  I don't know whether it was due to the high SPF but this product seemed to clog my pores.

I can only think this product might fare better on oily skins.  I prefer a light to medium coverage and a dewy finish as my skin is so dry. There didn't seem to be any moisturising effect in this product and I think Estee Lauder test on animals which definitely puts me off using their products anyway.

Let me know if you've tried this product and how you got on.
Peebreeks xx

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