Estée Lauder double wear foundation review

Hello faithful readers,

We all know finding the perfect foundation is key for any woman who is interested at all in makeup. We all also know how difficult that task can be. We all have different skin types and colours and sometimes what works for someone else might not work for you. But I’m here to review Estée Lauder’s popular double wear foundation which is definitely my go to foundation and has been for a while.

If you’re looking for awesome coverage then this is a product you should seriously consider. Having struggled with under eye shadows for all of my life, I had to go through a lot of foundations to find one with enough coverage to hide them. Double wear truly is a  gift from God!

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As you can see the difference to the colouration under my eyes is great. The second photo is taken wearing just the Estée Lauder double wear, meaning no concealer was used to hide those shadows!

I apply this foundation with my Real Techniques pointed foundation brush. I prefer brushes to sponges as they waste less product and the Real Techniques ones are great.

The product leaves a matte finish which is awesome especially if you usually have quite greasy skin. Having a matte finish can tend to be drying however I don’t find double wear drying at all, as long as I moisturize regularly. Which, for me, is brilliant as in general my skin can be quite dry.  The best part is that it lasts all day and stays matte without feeling heavy and ‘cakey’ on the skin.

Personally I don’t use a powder with this foundation as I don’t think that it needs it due to the excellent matte finish. However, if you want to use powder I would suggest a translucent one.

The colour I wear is 1C1 COOL BONE which is a pale shade with cool undertones. If you struggle choosing the correct shade (as there are a lot of options), go in store and ask one of the assistants. They will help you get the perfect match! – Also, if you aren’t 100% sure this is the foundation for you, ask for a sample at the counter and they will give you a little bit to take home and try before you buy it.

At £31 on the UK Estée Lauder website, this product is quite pricey. However I really do think it’s worth it and personally would rather save money on other products if need be and really splash on foundation as, for me, it’s one of the most important pieces of makeup.

So, to conclude, this product has awesome coverage, lasts all day and has a matte finish! For me, this is the perfect foundation.




  1. Lisa
    July 26, 2016 / 2:57 pm

    This is a great review. Iv been searching for a new foundation with a good coverage and I think I might go give this one a try. Thanks for the help.

    • July 26, 2016 / 3:01 pm

      I’m glad you found this helpful and hope you love the foundation as much as I do!
      Thankyou for the lovely comment xx

  2. Claire
    March 7, 2019 / 3:36 pm

    i love this foundation for special occasions and i am impressed that you can wear it under your eyes and it lasts! i’ve never tried to wear under my eyes before!

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