A new addition to the Double Wear lineup, Estee Lauder Double Wear Mineral Rich Loose Powder Makeup SPF 12 is a mineral-rich, long-wearing loose powder that claims to deliver smooth, even, flawless-looking skin that stays fresh and looks natural even through heat, sweat and humidity for up to 12 hours.
The powder comes in a clever double-decker jar in Estee Lauder’s signature navy and gold colors. You get a mirror and puff applicator on the top and a loose powder with a sift at the bottom – perfect for touching up or applying on the go.
There are 6 shades to choose from, which is rather limited, but Intensity 2.0, a neutral medium shade, is a good match for my NC30 skin.
The Retexturing Effex mineral-rich formula was finely milled and contains light-reflecting silicones to help disguise unevenness, blemishes and imperfections. Its creamy, velvety texture applied nicely without drying out my skin, highlighting patches, settling into fine lines or making my skin itch.
According to Estee Lauder, you can apply it with a powder foundation brush for sheer coverage, a powder brush for a finishing effect or the puff applicator for heavier coverage. I like to apply concealer under the eyes then use M·A·C 187 Duo Fiber Brush to buff the loose powder all over as a light layer of foundation.
While the powder did not cover up my redness and imperfections entirely, it did help set my concealer and even out my skin nicely, leaving behind a natural-looking, semi-matte and non-cakey finish. The powder also wore well on me without oxidizing or fading.
Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Loose Powder Makeup SPF 12 is available at Estee Lauder counters nationwide and Nordstrom for $34.
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