Tuesday 11 January 2011

Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation - Review

I mentioned on twitter recently that over the Christmas break I had become reacquainted with an old friend. As my husband reads my twitter he asked me who this old friend was - I had to confess to him that my old friend was Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation - Stay-in-Place Makeup SPF 10.

I am the kind of person who is pretty loyal - once I like a foundation I tend to stick to it. We all know that it is very hard to find that perfect foundation and this really was my perfect foundation. I discovered this a few years ago and would buy it along with my other favourite - Chanel Vitalumiere. Of course the temptation of all the new foundation launches meant that I strayed and forgot all about my beloved Double Wear.. until it was given to me as a gift this Christmas.

I have found myself falling in love all over again..

This liquid foundation is described as being suitable for all skin types.

The packaging states the following - This remarkable lasting, yet lightweight makeup wear comfortably up to 15 hours, even in high humidity. Won't smudge or come off on clothes.

Dermatologist and Ophthalmologist-tested

I am wearing 2C1 Pale Almond 02 in this picture

I have normal/combination skin. I apply it with fingers or with my foundation brush.

I find that it feels heavier than Lancome's Teint Miracle, but the coverage is also heavier on this foundation. This gives excellent, buildable coverage which Estee Lauder says is medium, this means I don't need to use any concealer, even round my eyes. It hides pretty much everything, providing a beautiful flawless finish.

The foundation negates the need for a primer to be worn underneath and it is fabulously long lasting. I look made up all day with no need to reapply any of my makeup (except for lipstick/gloss).
It really does stay in place, so much so that at the end of the day the foundation makes a real mess of my muslin cloths as none has worn away.

I will definitely be purchasing this again once it has finished as I adore everything about this foundation.

I highly recommend popping down to your local Estee Lauder counter and trying it out :-)

Estee Lauder Double Wear costs £25.50 for 30ml and is available in 30 shades

 Have you tried it/will you be trying it ?


  1. love it!! glad youve fallen for it again!! i've only been using a sample but i've fallen for it now too, so I'm gonna buy the full size.

    also subbed to all your networks :)


  2. I have this foundation but haven't used it for a while, you've inspired me to use it again today!

  3. I've wondered about trying this foundation out for a while now, and your review has swayed me! I think I'll take a little trip to Boots some point this week...


  4. Lorin, have you managed to pick it up yet ? Would love to know what you think about it x

    Michelle - was it love again for you ?

  5. this foundation is amazing. fantastic for my combination skin, lovely color match, really does stay put, and easy to blend. love love love it!

  6. Have you ever tried the double wear camouflage foundation? That is what I usually wear, although my original shade is no discontinued and I have to mix both a lighter and darker shade that on their own do not suit me at all, which is a hassle and costly! Great review x


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