Everyone’s heard of the coveted Double Wear foundation that everyone loves, but have you heard of the Double Wear to Go? I know I hadn’t but when Ipsy had the Double Wear to Go as a point redemption last month I was instantly intrigued, and the fact that they had 2N1 as one of the options? SOLD
So fast forward about a month – I might add it felt like a super long month – and I finally had received my May Ipsy bag and of course, my Double Wear to Go.
While waiting for it to come in the mail, I had decided to do my research on the Double Wear to Go to find out that
a) it is currently on sale? clearance? for $25, so you might wanna pick one up
b) it apparently does not have the same formula as the original Double wear
which leads us to now – my comparison of the 2, because no they are not the same formula. HOWEVER, I do enjoy they equally.
The first and most obvious difference is the packaging. The original comes in a rectangular frosted glass bottle with a gold lid and the Double Wear to Go comes in a sleek, and rather large compact.
The way that the “to Go” works is actually pretty cool, it comes in a compact and when you open it there is a mirror on the top and a little sponge to apply. When removing the sponge you will a little white button. When you push the black button inside the compact a little amount of foundation will come out the hole. Which makes for a perfect little touch up foundation to keep in your purse.
For the packaging I would have to go with the Double Wear to Go as my favourite!!
Formula wise you know that the original Double wear is a medium-full coverage foundation that stays in place for 24 hours and dries down matte.
The Double Wear to go on the other hand does not have as long as a staying power as it is meant to last for 8 hours. It does not dry matte as it is more luminous and dewy, but it is still medium-full coverage.
Formula wise, its hard to pick a favourite because it depends on the look I’m trying to achieve. But staying power definitely goes to the original.
Colour wise when I first swatched the 2 they were not the same colour and I wont lie, it did concern me quite a bit. The original had a lot lighter of a colour, but as it dried down to matte it darkened and became the same colour as the Double Wear to Go.
They are definitely not the same formula or product, however they are both good products. With the to go on sale for $25, it is a great time to pick it up.
Original = longer wearing + matte
To Go = not as long wearing, dewy finish + more convenient packaging