Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Review: Double Wear "All Day Glow" BB Cream

I've always been quite vocal about my dislike of the 'BB trend'. Every brand out there seem to have slapped BB, CC or even DD (?!) all over their packaging for a couple of years now, and most of the time the products in question bear no similarity to the original Asian BB creams, which were designed to help improve the skin (healing scarring etc) while providing high coverage. 'Western' BB creams tend to offer little more benefit than an ordinary tinted moisturiser would, and it's for that reason I tend to pass on them.

One such Western BB however, has slipped through the net. Enter Estee Lauder's latest addition to the Double Wear family: the All Day Glow BB 'Moisture Makeup'.


Quite a lot of my friends swear by the Double Wear Light foundation, and having tried these side by side, I can honestly say that I much prefer this. I also think it gives very similar coverage.

It has SPF 30, leaves my skin feeling nicely primed and moisturised, and provides a medium coverage. It's light, yet creamy enough to apply with your fingers, the balm-like consistency takes a little blending into the skin, but the result is a beautiful satin finish with a definite 'glow' to it (without any noticeable shimmer or glitter particles; definitely a good thing!)

Overall this is a product I have been reaching for on those days where I don't want a full makeup look, but am still running errands, or being seen out in public! I think it would be a great choice for those who normally wear a higher coverage foundation, but are looking to lighten it up for the summer (in which case the SPF 30 is also a great plus point!)
After 9-5 wear with a couple of powder touch-ups!

It's oil free, so also well-suited to most skin-types, and true to the 'Double Wear' name, it has great staying power. I set it with a little powder and perhaps have to touch up with a little more powder now and then throughout the day, but if you don't have time for touch-ups it's pretty impressive even after a good 8 hours wear. It comes in 8 different shades from 1.0-8.0 (My shade is 2.0)

It's £29 for 30ml so it is on the pricey side (it's Estee Lauder after all) but definitely worth it in my opinion! You can find it online here, or at Estee Lauder counters.

Have any of you tried this, or are fans of the other Double Wear products? I'd love to hear your thoughts!

70 comments:

  1. this looks great! You have such flawless skin x
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  2. I've never tried it but might have to give it a go now!! Love your blog :) xx
    Soph | sophieballinger.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. Looks lovely! I might try it! :)

    xx
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  4. It's stunning and overwhelming how beautiful you are!
    The BB Cream seems to be amazing, what a pity that it is so expensive.

    Love,
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  5. Oh my god this news made me so happy, I have been on the lookout for a new summer foundation as my Double Wear normal foundation is on the fair side and running out drastically. I can't wait to try this, especially since the only thing I dislike about the Double wear foundation is the matte finish so i am definitely excited. Are there any Dior foundations that are similar in coverage and finish?

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  6. I am always so skeptical about Western BB Creams, but this one seems very nice and natural on you and doesn't have that weird color cast some BB creams have! Nice =P

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  7. looks great! http://rosebeautynow.blogspot.co.uk/ x

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  8. This looks lovely on you, I've always disliked the finish of BB creams but oil free and medium coverage sounds good!

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  9. It looks lovely! I've added it to my wishlist :) x

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  10. Looks great on you!

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  11. Estee Lauder products are amazing!! I really want to try this one!!!

    Kisses

    Tiff
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  12. Estee Lauder's Double Wear foundation is already a massive hit in my eyes and this looks pretty promising too! Ive been looking for a BB cream for the summer and think I've just found one. Great coverage x

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  13. This looks lovely on you- love a product with 'glow' in the name!

    Daisy x
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  14. This looks great, i have wanted to try a BB cream but im still not sure what to go for because i have quite sensitive skin? http://katieslifetale.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1

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  15. You look lovely! I always LOVE your reviews!!!

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  16. I've heard so many good things about this! It makes your skin look flawless!

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  17. Looks gorgeous! So tempted to buy it now.

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  18. Love the sound of this! I've used the Double Wear Foundation and loved the longevity of it but found it a pain to get off and thought it could look a little cakey, this is a great alternative I think!! Lilly xx alittlelilly.blogspot.nl

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  19. That looks beautiful! I've been dying to try something by Estee Lauder :)

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  20. Looks so nice! Your skin is amazing!

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  21. Sounds lovely. It gives a really pretty finish! xx

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  22. I agree with you in terms of BB creams, however Asian ones don't cater for a variety of skin tones, so we left with the western options.

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  23. This sounds fab! I've been so sick of BB creams lately, there's absolutely nothing special about most of the ones on the market but I'd like to give this one a bash!

    XO, G from grace'd

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  24. You look so pretty! I love the look of it and have yet to try the 'Double Wear' range!
    xoxo,

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  25. I love bb creams for everyday as they are not too heavy. Please check out my blog http://daniellebaskerville.blogspot.co.uk

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  26. I really like this BB. I'm not sure I would repurchase since I can't find anything that beats the Dior Nude Skin BB!

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  27. I never heard of this BB cream but it looks great! loved the finish and the way it look on you! and u look stunning <3

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  28. Sounds great!!
    L x
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  29. SPF is my life! Thank goodness it's in this!
    ErinElizabeth

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  30. beautiful!

    xx

    daniella

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  31. The finish looks lovely, but you always have great skin anyway!

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  32. Ooo this looks lovely! I'm curious to try this out.

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  33. I've yet to try a BB cream but this looks promising, i really like their double wear foundation.

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  34. I've never tried BB cream but this looks amazing on you!

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  35. I actually much prefer the doublewear light. It's my holy grail. For oily skin girls wanting a medium coverage for summer I highly highly recommend it. The bb cream makes me a grease ball within half hour and my skin is my even super oily

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  36. It looks stunning!

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  37. Sounds amazing, and your skin looks great with it on! x
    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

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  38. Definitely tempted! I.used to love the double wear foundation and loved its quality and formula but ditched it bc it was just too high coverage for me. This seems to be a lovely alternative in the summer for my chanel aqualumiere

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  39. This looks so light but has great coverage! x
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  40. This looks lovely - I've been tempted by the original foundation but heard it felt a bit heavy on the skin and I hate that feeling! Might have to give this a try though xx

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  41. Hey sweets,
    You have a great blog, would you like to follow each other
    Keep in touch
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  42. I've recently switched to a CC cream, instead of a full foundation. And for days when I'm at work, (and not meant to have that much makeup on), it's ideal. :)

    Beth. x

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  43. To be honest your skin always looks flawless! Your without a doubt my skinspiration (even if that isn’t a real word!)

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  44. If a product gives a glow without the glitter particles, it is worth the price! :) it looks so natural on your skin!

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  45. Looks really nice!

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  46. aaarghhhhh i neeed!!


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  47. I am investing in some of that pronto!

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  48. I'm a huge fan of the Double Wear Stay All Day foundation, good to know there is a BB cream! I like more coverage, so I think this will be right up my alley.

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  49. This looks so lovely!! I really want to try it since i've tried so many bb creams that don't really do anything.

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  50. I love the Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation, and this sounds great as well!

    Ray | Obey Ray

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  51. This looks and sounds lovely! Your skin is flawless.

    Sarah x
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  52. How is this compared to Dr.Jart BB cream?

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  53. Sounds lovely, Fleur! It can be difficult to find foundations that are simultaneously lightweight, glowy, and long-wearing. This sounds like a great option :)

    -Jen

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  54. Apart from your lovely face, I really like the Double wear line. It is honestly Double coverage, but haven't heard about this one. the positive point is SPF 30! Awesome for a tinted sunscreen..
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  55. I have a lots of Asian BB cream but have never tried western one. Just like you said I haven't found any western BB cream that worth a try. Somehow I would love to try this one and double point for SPF 30! Thanks for your review!

    Anyway do you have any chance of trying Chanel LES BEIGES all in one healthy glow cream SPF 30. I would love to know you opinion and comparison between these two.

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  56. I've tried the original double wear foundation and LOVE IT.
    So... after reading your review I really am curious to try their new BB cream now! :)

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  57. Please do a review on BIODERMA BB CREAM that just came out? X

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  58. Looks very natural on you! I love it :))
    lets follow each other? :)
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  59. Looks lovely and light, perfect for Summer!

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  60. Thanks for the review! I'll have to get a sample next time I swing by the counter.
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  61. Not all asian BB (or CC) creams are great,atleast most of the Indian ones are little more than tinted moisturizers,although some give really good coverage indeed.Anyways,feeling inspired to give them another try and see if I can find some really good ones!

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  62. Hi Fleur, would this be suitable for very pale skin?
    Steph

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  63. You look naturally glow. I think it's great if you don't need highlighter.

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  64. This looks like a really natural but good coverage BB cream. Do you have an Asian BB creams that you would recommend. I'm really keen to try them out and compare them since I don't really like wearing a heavy foundation.

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  65. The double wear concealer is absolutely amazing! Its not as good as the makeup forever full coverage one, but it's still amazing, I think that it feels a little lighter and not so cake-y when you build it up.
    Xx

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