Hello Gorgeous Gals,
I am back with a fairly new find of mine – though the product has been around since ages. I was extremely surprised that it hadn’t already been reviewed on IMBB, so let’s find out more about this concealer.
What it is:
A 15-hour lightweight cream concealer that delivers the appearance of flawless skin all day long.
What it does:
Achieve definitive, flawless skin with Estēe Lauder’s Double Wear Stay-in-Place Flawless Wear Concealer. Easily blendable, this budge-proof makeup is formulated with minerals and emollients that condition skin, leaving it soft and smooth instead of greasy. An oil-free formula that is transfer-resistant and color-true with medium, buildable coverage, it won’t slip off or melt away from water, perspiration, or humidity.
- Choose a concealer shade that matches your foundation or is one shade lighter.
- For best results, apply concealer after applying your foundation.
- Use with Concealer Brush 5.
- Swipe concealer to back of hand, then smooth on over desired area with brush.
- Blend well.
- For darkness around the eyes, go with a slightly lighter shade than your foundation.
- For puffiness, use a slightly darker shade than your foundation.
- For uneven skin tone, wear the same exact shade as your foundation.
$24 in US/INR 2100
Packaging: The concealer comes packaged in a lip gloss like packaging with a doe-foot applicator. The same comes housed in their typical navy blue cardboard packaging. Nothing to right sonnets about, but the packaging is convenient and travel friendly.
My Experience with Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Flawless Wear Concealer:
Color: The shade I picked is “09 – Warm Medium.” It was matched by the SA and I think it suits my medium complexion perfectly. For reference, I am NC30 in MAC and 2W2/Rattan in Estee Lauder foundations. This shade is not brightening but pretty much an exact match for my skin. How does that help? Shouldn’t concealers be a shade lighter? Honestly, this works better for me because of two reasons – since it’s a good match for my skin, it conceals the acne marks effortlessly and does not show up oddly. As far as a lightening effect under the eye – one can always use a setting powder in a lighter shade or a brightening powder like Hourglass Dim light or an Illuminating pen to brighten the area.
Texture: The texture is light and creamy. It blends effortlessly and is oil-free and water proof. There are no shimmer particles.
Pigmentation: I even thought the product is lightweight and creamy, and it provides amazing coverage. It covers up my blemishes so perfectly and blends into the skin as if nothing has been applied. You don’t really need to layer it up.
If you have dark under eye circles, I suggest using a corrector like Bobbi Brown’s corrector underneath the concealer.
Staying Power: The concealer sets quickly and then stays put for the whole day. It just doesn’t budge. I tend to dab my face with a sheet of face tissue – post applying base makeup – to take care of excess base product and to check if base makeup has set or not. Love the fact that the concealer sets even without any powder application on top. I still do use a setting powder for the whole face, but this concealer doesn’t really need one. It is transfer proof. It lasts whole day without cracking or drying out the undereye area. Neither does it melt off my oily skin.
Application: Here is where people generally come up with the rants. The fact that the lip gloss-like packaging isn’t hygienic. Honestly, I don’t see that as a problem because I love the packaging. The ease of use, the fact that there is no wastage (yes, I am looking at you MAC Pro Long Wear Concealer), it’s easy to carry, you know how much product is left – it all works for me. And since I do not share my makeup with anyone – there is no cross-contamination. I dot my under undereye with the wand and then blend it with tapping motions of my finger or with a MAC blending brush.
To sum this up for you:
Pros of Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Flawless Wear Concealer:
- An oil-free concealer.
- Water resistant.
- Transfer proof.
- Blends into the skin effortlessly.
- Provides medium buildable coverage.
- Impressive staying power.
- Glides on smoothly.
- Did not make me break out.
- Comes off easily at the end of the day with my cleansing oil.
- Easy to apply with the doe-foot applicator.
- Color matches my NC 30 skin tone perfectly.
Cons of Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Flawless Wear Concealer:
- All the shades that have been launched in the USA are not available in India. I would have loved to try a shade or two lighter as well – for the undereye brightening effect.
I just love this product and I find it perfect. The real beauty of this product is in the fact that it provides coverage, but even so, it blends beautifully into the skin. I have tried it over the foundation, under the foundation and with no foundation – it worked in all 3 scenarios. That was what clinched it for me. Imagine using a concealer on your bare moisturized skin (no BB cream/foundation on top) and the concealer conceals, but just doesn’t show up on the skin!
Would I Recommend Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Flawless Wear Concealer?
Would I Repurchase Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Flawless Wear Concealer?
Yes, this has received HG status for me and I promptly went back and picked up a backup – just in case!! So, I will definitely repurchase!
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