February 21, 2011

Review: Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Concealer (SPF10)



You know how I swear by Bobbi Brown creamy concealer, which became my Holy Grail when I found it after trying what felt like a billion of useless concealers. Well I might have found something different but as good. 

I had the opportunity to buy a few products with a special discount and since one of my friends constantly raves about this concealer, I decided to get it.

How Lauder describes it:
For a flawless look with 15-hour staying power.
Conceals flaws and corrects the look of undereye circles, dark spots and discolorations.
Transfer-resistant, color-true formula provides medium to full coverage that won't slip, slide or melt away. Feels lightweight, comfortable.
Easy-to-use wand applicator.
How I use it:
I've been using it only on the under-eye area, patting with a finger so I don't spread the pigments too much. It does penetrate quickly and it doesn't look cakey.

PROS:
  • This does conceal my undereye circles, for real. The finish is flawless.
  • The finish is semi-matte and you don't need to powder it. This product really doesn't move around at all, doesn't melt or transfer or crease - I was really amazed!
  • Does last all day on me
  • Very practical tube and format, great for travelling or for keeping in your bag for touch-ups (even though you probably won't need to touch up!)
  • SPF 10 can't hurt, excepted if you're being photographed
CONS:
  • Although I like the wand applicator because it's easy to use, it's not always the best to get a precise amount of product.
  • Only 6 colors available means not everyone will find a perfect match. I was lucky the lightest one works perfectly for me. Also, some countries don't even carry all the shades.
The tube contains 7ml and retails for USD 20, €23.50 (wrong conversion rate strikes again).
That doesn't make it cheaper than the Bobbi Brown concealer for me, but at least it's more widely available.

Ingredients:
cyclopentasiloxane, water, titanium dioxide, trimethylsiloxysilicate, butylene glycol, sorbitan sesquioleate, peg/ppg - 18/18 dimethicone, tribehenin, magnesium sulfate, phenyl thrimethicone, tocopheryl acetate, sodium hyaluronate, ethylhexyl-glycerin, dimethicone, methicon, laureth-7, glycerin, xantham gum, alumina, sorbic acid, phenoxyethanol, chlorphenesin (may contain iron oxides, titanium dioxide, mica)

All in all an excellent product that really impressed me - have been using it non stop since I got it several weeks ago.

3 comments:

  1. oh u have NO idea how much I NEEDED to read this review! I just wrote a review about the bobbi brown concealer and it ain't a good one..

    Ima check this out for sure.. I need something that covers without creasing!!

    Thanks sooo much

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  2. I really liked the older version of this- I'm not sure if they changed the formula along with the package, but I'm glad to hear it still seems to have many of the same properties. I used it almost exclusively for redness & imperfections, so I can vouch that it works just as well for that.

    I will caution those with blemish prone skin- this stuff- like the Double Wear foundation, really bonds to the skin, so make sure you cleanse VERY well when you remove this- I'd actually recommend using a makeup remover before your regular facial cleanser to make sure everything gets removed.

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  3. @ Delyteful: on me it doesn't crease at all, that's for sure!

    @ Jess: thanks for the info! Since I use Bioderma Crealine H2O and then cleanser, I don't think that's any problem - but you're right, it does feel like it bonds to the skin!

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