Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Foundation Review: Estee Lauder Double Wear vs. MAC Pro Longwear

Happy Tuesday!

Today I am comparing two of my favorite go-to foundations which are the Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay In Place Make Up ($37.00) and the MAC Pro Longwear Foundation ($32.00).  In the Estee Lauder I am in the shade Sandalwood and in the MAC Pro Longwear I am in the shade NW47. 

The actual shades are shown above.  

Here is my before and after of both: 

Just a little background concerning my skin issues: I have some hyper pigmentation due to some hormonal craziness that was going on after I had my son. Since I started paying more attention to my skin (by beginning a skin care regimen), I have seen a lot less breakouts. Therefore, when  most of the breakouts were happening (around my chin area), I would get really bad dark spots even if I didn't pick them  I now use dark spot correcting products which is clearing them up, however I still feel that I need to wear a foundation everyday :( Maybe I won't need to one day.   
Moving on: 

Both foundations are great in my opinion. Here are the attributes of both - 

Estee Lauder, Double Wear Stay In Place Make Up:
  • 15-hour staying power 
  • Flawless all day
  • Worry-free, long-wearing makeup stays fresh and looks natural through heat, humidity, nonstop activity. 
  • Won't change color, smudge or come off on clothes. 
  • Feels lightweight and comfortable.
MAC Pro Longwear Foundation
  • A comfortable, long-wearing foundation that gives up to 15 hours of wear in any environmental condition. 
  • Lightweight and creamy, applies and blends easily leaving the skin feeling soft and free to breathe all day while controlling oil. 
  • Specially treated micronized pigments help give a smoother, more flawless, natural finish with stay-true colour.
My Humble Opinion: 

I am in agreement with both of the product descriptions, however, I am in favor of the Estee Lauder Double Wear. Due to my skin issues I mention above, the  Double Wear foundation suits me best with more coverage and it actually feels better on the skin. However, I do like that the MAC Pro Longwear has a pump. 

Based on the finish of the Double Wear, I feel like I could wear this in the summer, sweat and it would not move. Now, I would need to test this out once the summer time rolls around because I recently bought it this Fall.  
Both shades blend really well with my skin tone. If you visit the links above you will notice that both products have a wide range of shades to choose from, which is great for us with darker skin.   

Since I own both, I use the Pro Longwear during the week for work and I'll grab the Double Wear when I am going out during the weekend.

I hope this helps you if you are looking into purchasing a new foundation.  

Let me know which foundation you are currently using and which are your favorites. I would also like to know what shade you are in.  

Thanks for reading!