I was greeted by a very hyper sales assistant who proceeded to "colour match" me an obscene shade of orange, after a couple of hints, she decided on the shade called Ecru, and I was given a sample which she said should last 10 days.
When I got home I looked at the shade and thought it looked so wrong so I tested it against my usual foundation MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NC15 and it actually was a very similar shade, maybe a tad warmer than the SFF.
Excited to try the Doublewear the next day, I duly applied it in the usual way with my MAC 187 brush, initially it looked ok, it didn't blend quite as easily as the SFF, it reminded me of Laura Merciers Oil Free Foundation because it seemed to dry quite fast and so I had to blend frantically!
Wear wise, I noticed that by lunchtime it had oxidised on my skin very slightly and I had an unattractive orange tint, so what with this and then the cakey, clay-like feel it left my skin, I wasn't that impressed.
It felt very heavy, I know people say SFF is heavy, but no way near as heavy as the Doublewear, SFF I cannot feel on my skin during the day (I only use 1 pump of the SFF for reference) whereas the Doublewear just felt as it I was wearing a clay mask.
All in all, I am very glad that I did not fork out £25.00 odd on a full size bottle of Doublewear and instead I got a sample because I really did not like it and I was soooo glad to get back to using the SFF the following day!
I know many people give SFF a bad wrap, but I love it, I did not love it initially, I found it too heavy but since I've been using it with my 187 brush I haven't strayed from using it since August, which is very unusual for me. It did break my out when I first began using it but now my skin has cleared up because I changed my pill I have had no problems with breakouts using the SFF.