I had such high hopes for this foundation. I had been researching foundations as my go to Milani and Doublewear hadn’t been working as well as usual. I think this is because I have basically been very regimented with my skin care lately and I have been trying out all the new products that I have been receiving in my subscription boxes. For whatever reason, I find myself being more critical that usual and really looking at my skin and how the products perform – thank Tati and Shaaanxo for that, with some Jeffree Star thrown in for good measure.
Anyway I was having issues. I decided to check out the UK Youtubers as I would be able to purchase whatever they recommended. I decided to go with PixiWoo – the creators of Real Technique brushes.
I like the Soap and Glory brand, their Sexy Motherpucker lip gloss is to die for and I love the tingly sensation on the lips, I have also heard amazing things about their new primer that is a partner to this foundation. So off I trots to Boots to purchase. The foundation is 12 hour longwear with shine-bloc™ and a super-blur™ liquid to powder finish and costs approx £10
I wore it over 5 days. Each day I wore a different primer:
- L’oreal Blur Cream
- Benefit Porefessional
- This works In transit Camera Close up
- Laura Mercier Foundation Primer
- And one day just moisturiser – Nip+Fab Kale
On each day I struggled to apply it. It really doesn’t blend well with either a brush or a beauty blender and I found that it made my primer ‘ball up’. It really emphasised my pores and wrinkles and it oxidised really orange. It does dry down to a powder finish but this made my skin look even worse. On Friday I was going to Wales for work and ended up taking my entire face off and reapplying using my Milani as Mr Mouse asked me where Willy Wonka was; this tells me that this was not a good look as he is a man and notices nothing that doesn’t involve a football, beer or boobs.
For me this foundation was a disaster. I will give it a 3/10 as the coverage was OK when it eventually blended but it is too much hard work and really isn’t for the more mature skin.
In its defence I would usually give Double-wear a solid 9/10 but currently that is down to a 5.