Saturday, 21 March 2015

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place Foundation

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place Foundation

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place Foundation swatch

I've mentioned Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place foundation several times on here but I haven't actually done a full review of it. So to set that straight here's my review! Let's go.

Estee Lauder Double Wear (ELDW from here on in) is a medium to full coverage foundation. When I first tried this several years ago now I really wasn't that impressed. I found it hard to work with. But I persevered, at almost £30 a bottle I certainly wasn't giving up on it. I'm so glad I did because this is without doubt one of the best long wearing foundations I've tried.

ELDW is tricky initially. It sets quite fast and I find building it up can end up making the finish look cakey . So getting the right amount for the coverage you want takes a wee bit of practice. But once you get the application right this foundation works hard, it'll stay in place all day, making it perfect for my combination /sensitive skin. There's no oil slick on my t-zone yet I don't find it heavy to wear.

For this foundation to look good you need to prepare your skin, nothing elaborate but if you have dry skin you'll need your moisturiser on for ELDW to move easily on application. Fingers are good as it keeps the thickish liquid warm making it malleable and easily blended. Brushes and sponges also give a great finish.

I know some people find ELDW too matte, I feel like that sometimes too. To give it a different dimension adding a bit of highlighter to it really gives it a nice glow. My favourite for this is Rouge Bunny Rouge Seas of Tranquillity, it's a stunning highlighter.

ELDW also has a great colour selection. I wear the lightest shade Shell, which is cool leaning but not overly pink like Lancome's foundations. It gives great coverage, is incredibly long wearing and evens the skin out. People complain that this gives a mask like finish but once you get used to it you'll get a more natural finish.

If you're looking for a high performing, long-lasting, semi-matte foundation I don't think you'll get better than Estee Lauder Double Wear. Especially if you have oily/combination skin. Dry skins will need a good bit of moisturiser beforehand.

Have you tried this? Or do you prefer a different long-wearing foundation?

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place Foundation link



  1. I love Double Wear although if you've accidentally not blended it in properly or created an orange-y looking patch after it's set, it can be a bit of a nightmare to correct! It definitely takes a lot of practice to apply but once you've got to grips with it it's an amazing foundation.

    Roxie ♥

    1. yeah it really can be a pain to correct but like you say once you get the hang of this foundation it's brilliant, definitely one of the best x


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