Friday, 25 July 2014

First Impression: Estēe Lauder Double Wear Light; 0.5

Hello Princesses!

Today I'm going to be talking about Estēe Lauder's Doublewear Light in 0.5! I was so excited to hear that the Double Wear Light comes in shades below 1 (unlike the regular Double Wear) so I was incredibly excited to take home a little trial pot to see if it would be light enough for my pale yellow skin! :3

What Does It Do?
"Double Wear Light,Stay-in-Place Makeup SPF 10


15-hour wear. Controls oil.

Sheer to Medium; SPF 10.

 Long-wear makeup is now lightweight makeup. Goes on sheer, resists smudging, leaves skin free to breathe all day. Looks fresh, natural. RRP $80." (1)
I was given the shade 0.5 to try out, which is a very light warm toned colour. I trialled this foundation with a couple of different primers with varied results, but here is what the foundation looks like without a primer base.
Without a primer the foundation clings to any dry or flaky patches (especially my chin!) but it looks fine on the rest of my skin. It covers my large pores and conceals my imperfections really well without making me look too "fake" looking.

Using a primer makes this foundation look a lot smoother if you have dry skin or any imperfections like me. Pretty much every primer I used with this foundation worked well, but my favorite was MAC's Strobe Liquid! 

This foundation is quite pale, warm toned, and easy to apply with fingers, brushes or sponges! It dries fairly quick, so you need to work in small sections to avoid making the foundation look cakey. It has a soft matte finish, so you don't have to use a finishing powder! This foundation lasts for a long time on my skin without fading or getting too shiny. ^.^
Would I Purchase This Product?
I absolutely love this product and am planning on purchasing it as soon as I can afford it! Colour wise, it's almost perfect. It could do with a little lightening, but it's got a lovely warm tone so it's quite passable for everyday wear for me. I really love the formula, it gives me medium coverage and a soft matte finish that makes it a perfect fancy face product for occasions when I want to look like a more flawless me! 


  1. You looks absolutely gorgeous! I still have yet to try this but I have heard so many amazing things about it ^^

    1. Aw thank you Kay! ;) It's a great alternative to the regular double wear!

  2. Hey, by any chance have you tried the Sleek 'creme to powder' foundation? They have a tester palette you can order with different shades and there is one specially for fair skin, with 5 different light shades so that you can work out which foundation suits you (they have 30 shades in this line). I'm really interested in trying it out, so I wondered if you had tried it at some stage? It's pretty cheap too. I struggle heaps to find decent base products for my light skin tone too...

    1. Oooh I haven't tried that one, but now I'm desperate to order one haha! Thanks for the suggestion (:

  3. I tried the clinique cc, and its perfect sgade, but allmost too dark since we're headed into winter. How does the .5 compare to siberia? :-)
    Cc clung to my patchies too, so maybe i need a primer... haha

  4. Thanks a lot for this review, very helpful - I'm heading to buy it now :)


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