Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place Makeup Foundation Review and Swatch

When it comes to makeup,  Foundation is the first thing that I can splurge on because if your base makeup is good everything coming on top will also look great.  But if your base makeup is not good whatever product you use it will not work.  Estee Lauder Double Wear is my all time favorite foundation.  I have been using this for 3-4 years I believe and I love it.  Whatever foundation i use somehow I always come back to Estee Lauder Double Wear.  Read on to know why I love this and whether it is meant for you or not.

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay in place makeup foundation



Price:-$40 nealy or 2500 INR for 30 ml.

Best For:- Normal to oily skin beauties.

Shade:-  My shade is 4N2 Spiced Beige.  it comes in 30 shades which is just amazing.

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay in place makeup foundation

Packaging:-  Estee Lauder double Wear foundation comes in glass packaging which is very sturdy and it has no pump. personally i don't like using pump as it always dispense more product than required which leads to wastage of products.  So I like the packaging.  It has a screw golden cap.  The Bottle is made of glass so not a travel friendly packaging.

Consistency:-  It has a liquid consistency neither too runny nor too thick, just the perfect consistency one needs.

Smell:-  Although the product says its fragrance free, this is not the case.  It smells exactly like MAC Studio Fix Foundation.

Coverage:-  It gives full coverage.  You can also use it as Tinted Moisturiser by mixing it with your moisturiser which I mostly do.  Because I don't need full coverage now.

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay in place makeup foundation
My Experience:-  I came to know about this foundation through one of the makeup artist who did my bridal makeup.  My Roka ceremony was in June and this is the worst time of the season because the weather is very warm and I have super oily skin.  So my MUA applied this foundation on me and I had active breakouts at that time and my skin look super clear and glowy.  and this is how I got to know about this.  It makes the skin look flawless and matte for 12 hrs nearly. After 6-7 hrs I had to touch up with blotting sheet as my T zone got oily.  But it did an amazing job.  I have never ever in my life used something which is as good as this.  Although this is quite pricey which is like 40$ or 2500INR but its totally worth it.  It looks the same even after long hours, I mean it does not oxidise at all which I love.  I hate MAC foundations as they don't suit me plus the shade selection is very poor.  No offense to MAC lovers but this is my personal thought.  Makes the skin loo matte without drying, although in winter I really need a good primer underneath as its really cold here in United States but in humid weather its amazing.

Best Method to Use this:-  Sponge is the best way to apply it.

Tip for using this:-  This foundation sets very quickly so the tip is to start with small areas and blend it in and don't apply it all over the face at once.

Here is the swatch:-

Estee Lauder double Wear stay in place makeup foundation
Thumbs Up:-
1.  It gives full coverage.
2.  Look good in pictures.
3.  Does not look cakey.
4.  Does not settle into fine lines.
5.  No need of powder as it makes the face look matte but not super matte.
6.  Stays for 12 hrs without fading.  I cried during my ceremony and I thought its gone now but it was still there.  Budge proof.
7.  Looks very natural.
8.  Excellent shade selection.
9.  Waterproof will not fade.
10. Did not break me out.

This is how it looks on me, my Roka picture.


Thumbs Down:-
1.  Price, for 30 ml of product its pricey.
2.  May not suit people with dry skin.

This is the best foundation i have ever used and I will continue to repurchase it.  I would suggest everyone with normal to oily skin beauties to give it a try.  And you will love this too.


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