Estée Lauder Double Wear

Beauty Saviour: Best Foundation This Summer? | Estée Lauder

With the UK being hit by on-and-off heatwaves and everyone jetting off on their holidays, I thought it would be a great time to introduce the best foundation for Summer!

Best Foundation - Estée Lauder Double Wear

Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundations are definitely the perfect foundations for the Summer months! Here’s why I think Double Wear is a beauty saviour…

What is the Double Wear range?

It is a range designed to stay-in-place all day, so your makeup stays flawless and doesn’t rub off onto your clothes or smudge throughout the day. It is made to withstand heat, humidity and those who are on-the-go all of the time. The two products that are spoken about in this blog post are the Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation and the Estée Lauder Double Wear Light Foundation.  They are both designed to last approximately 15 hours.

What finish do the foundations give and do they give the finish that is stated by the brand?

The foundations are both meant to give a ‘natural‘ finish, with the Double Wear (not the Light) having a semi-matte finish, as well as a natural finish. They both do give a ‘natural’ finish in my opinion, but this is assuming you have matched the foundation as close enough to the colour of your skin naturally. The Double Wear Light gives a much more natural finish than the Double Wear, as it has a lightweight formula compared to the Double Wear. The Double Wear Light is also meant to control oil, so it helps to mattify the skin.

Are the foundations as long-wearing as they suggest?

The key seller of this product that has me hooked on buying it every time it runs out is the fact that it really is as long-wearing and as durable as it suggests. I wore the Double Wear on holiday to Las Vegas last year in 40°C dry heat, and my foundation did not melt off at all throughout the day. I jumped in the pool without taking off my foundation and there was still foundation on my face when I used a makeup wipe at the end of the day.

Best Foundation - Estée Lauder Double Wear

Is there anything you don’t like about the products?

I can’t fault the Double Wear, as the shade matches my skin perfectly, as there were plenty of shades to choose from. It gives amazing coverage and I only need a small blob of foundation for it to go a long way and it helps to even out my skin tone and hide blemishes.

However, I have a couple of faults with the Double Wear Light. There are only 9 shades currently, which made it very difficult to find a shade very close to my skin colour. It was quite difficult to build up an even coverage, as it is only designed to be lightweight and give a sheer to medium coverage. If you have troublesome skin, I would not recommend the Light, but I would definitely recommend the Double Wear, as it has a better buildable coverage.

Best Foundation - Estée Lauder Double Wear

Would I recommend these foundations to others?

I would highly recommend the Double Wear Foundation because it does exactly what it says on the packaging. It definitely lives up to its title of “UK’s Number One Foundation“! Both products dry quickly and don’t have that horrible, sticky foundation feeling. The durability of this product is definitely why I would recommend this product. I’ve never used a foundation that has lasted all day and doesn’t rub off. If you’re visiting a hot country whether it’s humid or dry heat, I’d highly recommend this foundation.

However, with the Double Wear Light, I’d only recommend this if you’re using it for everyday, casual wear, as you can’t build up this foundation as well as the Double Wear. I still think this is a great foundation if you just wanted a quick, on-the-go ‘no-makeup, makeup look’.

Best Foundation - Estée Lauder Double Wear

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  • Reply Alice August 28, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    Thank you for such an in-depth review! I’ve heard some great things about Double Wear and I love a semi-matte finish, so I might take the plunge and get it next

    Alice | Dainty Alice

  • Reply Jen August 28, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    I love Double Wear, I only bought it a couple of months ago and I’ve been hooked ever since!
    jen, velvet spring x

    • Reply August 28, 2017 at 4:58 pm

      It’s such an amazing foundation, I’ve been through so many and I can’t say any of them have been as good as Double Wear! Glad you’re hooked too haha! Thank you for commenting lovely x

  • Reply abbeylouisarose August 28, 2017 at 4:12 pm

    I have heard such good things about this foundation! I’m so tempted to drop by a department store and pick up a sample to try out, as nothing would break my heart more than shelling out for a whole bottle and then realising it doesn’t work for me skin! It’s great that you’ve found it so wearable and that it lasts all day! Such a shame that more shades aren’t available, perhaps given the foundation’s popularity, they’d consider adding more! Thanks for sharing your thoughts! Thorough review as always!

    Abbey 😘

    • Reply August 28, 2017 at 8:33 pm

      That’s a great idea! The girls at the Estée Lauder counters are normally lovely and give you a decent sample to try! They’ve got quite a few shades in Double Wear, but the number of shades for Double Wear Light is a little disappointing, but I’m sure they’ll add more in the future! Thank you for reading and commenting Abbey!x

  • Reply palegirlrambling August 28, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    WHAt a great review! I’ve never tried any Estée Lauder foundations so I’ll have to look into these! I’ll probably only be able to get double wear though as the light only having nine shades means there probably won’t be one to match me! Great post!
    PaleGirlRambling xo

    • Reply August 28, 2017 at 4:59 pm

      Thank you so much! I’d definitely recommend the original Double Wear in that case as they have so many shades and they normally do a matching service at the Estée Lauder counters to help you find your perfect shade! Thank you lovely!xx

  • Reply Ciara August 28, 2017 at 4:46 pm

    I am honestly desperate to try out Estee Lauder Double Wear! It looks so good! x

  • Reply Siobhan Macdonald August 28, 2017 at 5:32 pm

    Great review, I have heard so many good things about double wear but never tried it myself. I would be worried they don’t have a shade pale enough for me and I like quite light foundation on. My mum and gran swear by this x

    • Reply August 28, 2017 at 7:33 pm

      Thank you so much Siobhan! The Double Wear Light might be the better one for you, and I’m really hoping they release more shades for it soon, as there’s only one very pale shade that I can remember. The Double Wear currently has a lot more shades and they normally do a skin-matching service at their counters!x

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