I personally regard Estée Lauder as one of the best complexion enhancer makers including foundations and concealers. If you have been into make-up, you should then know well about the popularity of their Double Wear Stay-in-Place foundation and concealer. I used to use them a lot more often when my skin used to be more spotty from frequent breakouts from lack of sleep back in college.
I guess I got a little nostalgic of those good old days lately, and I thought I should check out Estée Lauder make-up products, and their new Double Wear Radiant Concealer caught my eye. By the way, it's just another addition to their concealer collection, so Double Wear Stay-in-Place Flawless Wear Concealer is still available.
Loves your skin. Matches your skintone. Conceal and contour with this creamy, comforting concealer that is super-blendable, long wearing for 12 hours and crease-resistant.
- Nourishes with botanical extracts, including Chia, and Camelina and Kukui Nut Oils.
- The radiant formula brightens the eye area, as it conceals dark circles. Hides spots and tones down redness.
- Oversized two-sided sponge tip applicator has a flat-angled edge for concealing, contouring and highlighting larger areas of the face and a precision tip for perfectly covering dark circles.
- Comes in 22 shades. Medium-to-full coverage. Radiant finish.
HOW TO CHOOSE, HOW TO USE
- Conceal, contour and highlight large areas using the flat angled edge of applicator.
- For hiding dark circles, use the precision tip.
- Choose a concealer shade that matches your skintone and foundation or is one shade lighter.
- Find your perfect shade: Choose your skin’s intensity level (from ultra light to very deep) and undertone (cool, neutral or warm).
HOW TO DETERMINE YOUR UNDERTONE
Undertone is the way your bare skin looks and behaves. Which one sounds most like you?
- Cool (C) undertones: Bare skin has a rosy tone and burns easily in the sun.
- Neutral (N) undertones: Bare skin is more even toned, not too pink or golden.
- Warm (W) undertones: Bare skin has a golden or olive tone and tans easily in the sun.
Water\Aqua\Eau , Hydrogenated Didecene , Hydrogenated Polyisobutene , Trimethylsiloxysilicate , Cetyl Peg/Ppg-10/1 Dimethicone , Glycerin , Polymethylsilsesquioxane , Disteardimonium Hectorite , Nymphaea Caerulea Flower Extract , Nelumbo Nucifera Flower Extract , Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract , Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract , Vaccinium Myrtillus Seed Oil , Salvia Hispanica Seed Oil , Camelina Sativa Seed Oil , Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil , Aleurites Moluccana (Kukui) Seed Oil , Methicone , Propylene Glycol , Caprylyl Glycol , 1,2-Hexanediol , Lauryl Peg-8 Dimethicone , Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer , Hydrogenated Styrene/ Isoprene Copolymer , Tocopheryl Acetate , Talc , Propanediol , Sodium Chloride , Sodium Dehydroacetate , Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate , Silica , Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate , [+/- Mica , Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891) , Iron Oxides (Ci 77491) , Iron Oxides (Ci 77492) , Iron Oxides (Ci 77499)]
2W Light Medium (Warm) & 3W Medium (Warm)
Estée Lauder Double Wear Radiant Concealer's packaging looks pretty similar except the Radiant one feels a bit chubbier, which I personally prefer as it just feels more right for my hands😃.
I'm really in love with this oversized applicator, and it makes me feel like I'm doing an artwork (artist spirit😎).
Having said that, I initially thought that the concealer would be more liquidy and a bit thinner because of the name 'Radiant'. Estée Lauder Double Wear Radiant Concealer is actually quite concentrated and a bit thick compared to other radiance boosting concealers/highlighters.
For that reason, I suggest you to start with a very tiny tiny amount first, and work with it, otherwise you might end up looking as if you have put on a ton of make-up. I usually put rich moisturisers on underneath, so it isn't a big issue for me, but if you use lighter weighted moisturisers and eye creams, you will want to focus on not putting too much on accidentally. I'm mentioning this just in case, because the concealer goes on very creamy smooth and easily, which means that it can be easier for some people to use the wrong amount.
I don't even need to mention about the coverage and longevity power of Estée Lauder Double Wear Radiant Concealer as that's something the company specialises in. I have been using Estée Lauder Double Wear Radiant Concealer to cover my PMS spots and under eye dark circles that I sometimes get, and it has been working well. At times, when I don't even bother doing the whole make-up ritual, I would just take some of my moisturiser and add a bit of Estée Lauder Double Wear Radiant Concealer, and mix together to use as a tinted moisturiser.
I have been using that way more frequently lately as I've been getting a little lazy due to the cold weather. I mean who doesn't like to simplify make-up routine, and get a bit of more sleep in the morning?👍
Anyway, I'm olive-toned (yellow based), but I've noticed that 3W Medium shade is still a bit too dark and a bit orange even for my tanned skin back in summer. 2W Light Medium shade goes better with my skin tone, but if I use too much, it also can get a bit out of place, so I use very sparingly. And in summer, I would mix 2W and 3W shades together to get the right shade for my skin. For those who are new to Estée Lauder make-up, my skin tone is usually in between shade 30 and 40 for Chanel foundations, but I go for shade 30 for winter, and stick to 40 in summer, so you can use that as a guide.
Where to buy
- La Mer The Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20 (Swatches/ Shade 220 Neutral & 250 Sand)
- Kahina Giving Beauty Prickly Pear Seed Oil (Dry/ Sensitive/ Eczema Skin)
- Chanel LES BEIGES Sheer Healthy Glow Moisturizing Tint SPF 30
- African Botanics Pure Marula Oil (Cell Regenerating Face Oil)