After buying some eye cream from my local Estee Lauder counter, I received a free sample of Estee Lauder’s Double Wear Stay-in-Place Concealer in Light-medium. I decided to try it out. After all, it was free.
Since this concealer is in a liquid form, and I’ve usually had bad experiences with liquid concealers, I wasn’t really expecting much from this product, especially since I have really heavy dark circles under my eyes and concealers don’t usually do anything to help me cover them up.
I was surprised to see that this concealer works a lot better than the other ones I’ve used. It definitely does not completely cover my all my dark circles, but it definitely helps a lot. On my other blemishes, it covers them completely, and blends extraordinarily well. It looks very nice and does not cake up on your skin.
The thing that seems most appealing about this concealer is that it is supposed to be long-wearing. I always have trouble getting some of my makeup to stay all day, so I thought this might be an excellent choice for me. It wasn’t. I apply my concealer in the morning, and it definitely does not stay until the end of the day. I do set my concealer with pressed powder, but it does not help to make the concealer last.
I do, however, rub my eyes during the day, so this may contribute to the disappearance of the concealer during the day. If you don’t rub your eyes during the day, this might work out for you, but it didn’t for me. I liked everything else about the concealer. It blended superbly and was a perfect color match, but the biggest bummer of this product was that it didn’t stay well. I will not be purchasing the full-size product of this.