12.17.2014
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Double Wear Stay-in-Place High Cover Concealer SPF 35
$23
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Last Updated:12.17.2014
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes

This creamy, fragrance-free concealer is housed in a small, flat, mirrored compact. True to the legacy of Double Wear, the formula is long-wearing (despite its satin finish) and shows only minimal signs of fading at the end of the day.

As an added anti-aging bonus, this provides broad-spectrum sun protection with an in-part titanium dioxide sunscreen. The other sunscreen active is octinoxate, a good ingredient, but one that some will find problematic for use around the eyes, as it can cause stinging in this area. Still, it's a widely- used and effective sunscreen ingredient, and many people have no issues with it.

As mentioned, this concealer is creamy, but not so creamy that it slips and slides into lines. Creasing is minimal, especially once set with powder, its thicker texture provides a high level of coverage, and yet it's surprisingly easy to blend. Someone at Lauder did their homework with this formula!

Turning to the shades: As Casey Kasem used to say on the radio, the hits just keep on coming! The range of 10 colors includes some great to good options for light to dark skin tones. Although even the lightest shades are not good for fair skin, there are some ideal shades for medium to dark skin, and the darker shades don't look ashen.

One more comment: This type of concealer is best for hiding brown spots, redness, and undereye circles. Its creamy, wax-based texture is not ideal for use on breakouts.

Pros:
  • Provides broad-spectrum sun protection.
  • Fragrance-free.
  • Good range of shades for light to dark skin tones.
  • Provides excellent, lasting coverage with minimal risk of creasing.
  • Thick texture is surprisingly easy to blend.
Cons:
  • Some may find the octinoxate (one of the sunscreen actives) sensitizing when applied around the eyes.
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Estee Lauder At-A-Glance

The history of Estee Lauder goes back to 1946, when the woman who created the brand (and for whom it is named) began selling creams and lotions made by her chemist uncle. From its humble beginnings, Estee Lauder has grown to become a multibillion-dollar company whose products are sold all over the world and advertised in just about every fashion and women's lifestyle magazine available.

The biggest compliment we can pay to the venerable Estee Lauder line is that their moisturizers and serums can largely be described as state-of-the-art. Though fragrance is often intrusive, but when it comes to formulary excellence culminating in products that give skin what it needs to function optimally, they are tough to beat.

When it comes to makeup, by and large the brand also exceeds expectations. Though there are some under-performing products (you can read more about them in our individual reviews), Lauder has a number of excellent options, most notably its lip colors.

For more information about Estee Lauder, call (877) 311-3883 or visit www.esteelauder.com.

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Estee Lauder At-A-Glance

The history of Estee Lauder goes back to 1946, when the woman who created the brand (and for whom it is named) began selling creams and lotions made by her chemist uncle. From its humble beginnings, Estee Lauder has grown to become a multibillion-dollar company whose products are sold all over the world and advertised in just about every fashion and women's lifestyle magazine available.

The biggest compliment we can pay to the venerable Estee Lauder line is that their moisturizers and serums can largely be described as state-of-the-art. Though fragrance is often intrusive, but when it comes to formulary excellence culminating in products that give skin what it needs to function optimally, they are tough to beat.

When it comes to makeup, by and large the brand also exceeds expectations. Though there are some under-performing products (you can read more about them in our individual reviews), Lauder has a number of excellent options, most notably its lip colors.

For more information about Estee Lauder, call (877) 311-3883 or visit www.esteelauder.com.