Hi there, I bought the Estee Lauder double wear foundation after trying a sample, but one of the ladies suggested that I don't use a primer underneath it. (I've got oily skin)
Thanks for all the helpful responses! I plan on giving it a try both ways, and so far I've tried it without the primer. I have the hourglass primer on hand for my next test.
Without the primer it lasted a while but I noticed some areas that faded as the day went on. I use the UD mattifying pressed powder for the oiliness but what would be better for touch ups?
I use the same foundation because I have oily skin and always use a primer. Try Cover FX or Smashbox.
You can try the foundation with no primer to see if you like the way it feels and wears throughout the day. I personally don't think you need a primer with the double wear because it's already matte and long wearing. If you find that you need a primer, try Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer or the Estee Lauder Matte perfecting Primer
If you have enough foundation in the sample for two uses, I recommend trying the foundation once with a primer and trying it once without a primer. I have found that the Double Wear foundation lasts a little longer on my skin when I use a primer, but that doesn't necessarily mean you will have the same experience with it. I would try it both ways if you are able to and see if a primer makes any sort of difference on your skin.