This is another product that I really wanted to like. It went straight onto my Wish List when I first heard about it, back in January, and I finally picked up a jar in June of this year.
"June?" I hear you ask. "Isn’t that, like, months ago now?"
Well, yes, it is. The reason it’s taken me so long to get round to reviewing Doubleglow 7 is that I’ve barely used it, and the reason for that is that I just can’t get to grips with this product at all. Read on to find out why…
What is it?
From the DuWop website: "Doubleglow7 is a luminous face balm that gives instant radiance and clarity to the skin whether worn under, over, or instead of foundation."
So it’s a primer-come-illuminator, basically. And we all know how much I love those. The problem with this one, though, is that it’s just so hard to use…
My main problem with Doubleglow 7 is the consistency. I’d expected it to be a fairly soft, creamy consistency, but it’s actually really hard. The only way I’ve been able to use it successfully is by using the spatula that came with my Benefit Erase Paste (I’m surprised this doesn’t come with a spatula of it’s own, really, because I found it almost impossible to apply with my fingers) to gouge out some of the product, which I then warm up on the back of my hand until it softens enough to allow me to apply it. Even then, it’s so thick that it doesn’t exactly glide on. I can’t really imagine how you’d be able to mix it in with foundation because it’s so much thicker than any foundation I’ve tried, and that thickness makes it difficult to blend, too.
And once it’s actually on? Well, to be completely honest, once it’s on, I don’t see a whole lot of difference. I’ve tried wearing it both under and over foundation. It really didn’t work under my foundation because it’s just too thick to make a good base. Worn over the top it’s slightly more successful, and it does create a bit of a glow, but I found it to be a fairly greasy looking "glow", and it feels very heavy on my skin.
I also tried applying it just to my cheekbones and around the edge of my eyes as a highlighter. This was more successful still, but the effect is so subtle that I barely even notice it, and I think I’d rather stick to either Benefit High Beam or Revlon Skinlights if I’m looking for that "dewy skinned" effect.
Not a product I’d buy again, but if you’re looking for a very subtle glow, you may just like it.
Buy: DuWop Doubleglow7 – $25