*ETA right after publishing this post I bought a new bottle of Double Wear. I was surprised that it didn’t have good coverage, didn’t apply well and tbh looked like crap no matter what I wore it with or how I tried to apply it. I kept taking it off and trying with different brushes and sponges. I thought it was me but couldn’t figure it out because I’ve worn this and loved it for YEARS. Upon searching the interwebs I came upon this post which told me I wasn’t alone. The first couple of comments at the bottom are recent comments, though under that the rest are back from 2013. It does tell me though that the formula has changed once again, unfortunately not for the better, and I’m not alone in thinking that. SO SAD.
In my 9 years of blogging I feel like I’ve tried it all. It’s only been recently that I’ve found the BEST Primer & Foundation combo for my oily, acne-prone skin.
I love a lot of foundations but only ONE primer has really made a difference in keeping the shine at bay, not making me break out and it works with every single foundation I’ve ever tried it with. That gold nugget primer is the Too Faced Primed & Peachy Cooling Matte Perfecting Primer. It keeps the oil down as much as humanly possible and hasn’t underperformed no matter what foundation I match it with.
With the Summer months coming the best foundation to use it with is the Estee Lauder Double Wear. ELDW is a medium coverage foundation that I’ve found becomes more of a medium-to-full coverage foundation when I apply it using the Sigma 3DHD Kabuki Brush. The reason this foundation tops them all is because it not only lasts all day but it doesn’t budge. I’ve rubbed hair dye off of my forehead and while the dye comes off the ELDW is still there. My hairdresser couldn’t even believe it!
Other foundations that I’m loving that also work great with the Too Faced Primed & Peachy Cooling Matte Perfecting Primer are Cover FX Power Play, Huda Beauty #FauxFilter, Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear, Maybelline Super Stay, Milani Conceal + Perfect and Physicials Formula The Healthy Foundation. I tend to rotate all of these foundations depending on the day and my mood, but in the Summer it’s 90% always ELDW. If I’m melting I have to know my foundation isn’t going anywhere.
Unfortunately I’ve never met a drugstore primer that works with my skin type. I’d love your recommendations in the comments!
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