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.
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.
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!