Estée Lauder Double Wear Makeup To Go Liquid Compact – First Impressions, Review

It seems Estée Lauder has released yet another variation of their best seller Double Wear! Have you seen this around yet? The product itself is a genius idea of packaging liquid makeup, fuss free and spill proof for on the go application. No, it’s not another cushion compact, it’s something BETTER! An ultra hygienic, new and improved version of a portable foundation. The next generation of liquid compacts if you may.

Estee Lauder Double wear to go

Double Wear To Go promises 8 hour wear at the push of a button. Makeup willing to keep up with a modern woman’s busy lifestyle, be it rushing off to work after a morning gym session or dropping off the kids at school with only 5 mins to put on your makeup in the car before you get to work.

Estee Lauder Double Wear to Go

Starting off with packaging, this compact sports a sleek design small enough to fit in a small makeup bag. Inside you’ll find a sponge for application and a clickable button to dispense the liquid.

Overall the packaging is well made and sturdy. I like that.

Estee Lauder To Go review

Dispensing & Application

The product arrives with a sticker, which peels back to reveal the dispenser. Clicking on the button then dispenses a drop of foundation which is applied with the sponge provided. I really love that the wet sponge doesn’t come into contact with the foundation and sits on the ‘resting deck’ which can be sanitised or cleaned easily!

Estee Lauder Double Wear to go

Formula & Texture 

Double Wear swatches

Double Wear To Go is a luminous, light -medium coverage foundation. It goes on smoothly without catching onto or emphasising dry patches or flakiness. Really loving how hydrating this feels on the skin and ideal for mature and dry skin types. Also good for winter when the air is cold and dry. This should provide adequate moisture throughout the day!

Reading through the press kit I also found that,

  •  Estée Lauder Double Wear To Go contains a Tri-Moisture Complex of Hyluronic Acid, Glycerin and Muru Muru butter to immediately infuse & lock in moisture while helping to improve skins hydration over time.
  • It also contains a Skin Smoothing Complex of Argireline and Milk Thistle Extract working to help minimise the the appearance of lines and wrinkles and even out skintone to create the perfect canvas for effortless makeup application.
  • For radiance and luminosity, Estée Lauder DW To Go also comes infused with ingredients that capture and reflect light for a youthful look.

Longevity

This does live up to it’s claim of 8 hour wear. I didn’t see it moving around throughout the day and it survived just over the 8 hour mark on my oily skin.

Overall I needing just a few blots at regular intervals (around 3) to keep it looking fresh.

Bottom Line!

I believe this is a great product provided it meets your coverage needs (It’s a little lighter coverage in comparison to the Estée Lauder Double Wear Light and also dewier). Most importantly if your busy lifestyle requires ‘makeup to go’ , this is something definitely worth checking out.

Shade Range & Colour Matching

This foundation comes in 11 shades (internationally there’s 18 available) and is broken down to three undertones. Warm, Neutral and Cool. I obviously fall into the Warm category with my shade matched to 4W1 Honey Bronze. The colour was slightly too dark for my skintone although on the plus side I didn’t experience any oxidisation so that problem was not amplified.

Either way, make sure you get your shade matched at your counter! That’s always the best way to go!

Now a little info on the special packaging my compact came in 😉

For the launch of this new foundation, Estée Lauder Singapore has collaborated with popular fashion illustrator Grace Ciao to create 50 limited edition hand drawn compacts adorned with her whimsical fashion illustrations. You can choose from three designs, the Modern Romantic, Hollywood Glamour and Classy Chic (Mine’s the Modern Romantic version).

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To get your own, just drop by an Estée Lauder counter, get a shade match and pre order one (through 15th-28th Oct) on their Singapore FB page.

 

Price & Availability

This foundation is set to release in Nov retailing at SGD 68. Available at the Estée Lauder Ion Boutique & and all counters islandwide.

Lastly thank you for reading! I hope you found my quick review informative.

xx, Michelle.

 

5 thoughts

  1. Thank you for the review Michelle. Went to the coutner yesterday to get colour matched for the ‘Double Wear Light’ and the girl introduced me to this, gave me a sample and wow I’m loving this more than the DWL! Love the dewyness and suttle glow it gives. Anyways, today is the first time I’m wearing it. Will do some research and take note on the wear before deciding on whether or not to get it!

    Happy Chinese New Year x

    Real Life Nerd // http://www.vivienekok.com

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