Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation Review

I’m always on the hunt for new makeup, I’ve heard so many good things about the Double Wear foundation by Estée Lauder so I thought I’d try it out for myself. My skin is oily, so I always generally look for a mattifying foundation.  Double wear is transfer free,  oil and shine free foundation that leaves your skin looking flawless. It also states that it will stay in place looking flawless for 15 hours – so it’s safe to say I had high expectations. 


There are a ridiculous amount of shades in this foundation, so rather than try and get the correct colour myself I got colour matched. The lady was so helpful and matched me to a colour, she also gave me a tester in the same shade so I could test it out to make sure I was 100% happy with it on and how it oxidises.

The foundation is powder based which is why it’s amazing for oily skin – if you have dry skin i would recommend moisturising beforehand because it is drying. The foundation is very buildable if you want extra coverage and doesn’t look cakey at all.  It also has SPF 10 which is great for the summer months and apposed to other SPF foundations it doesn’t have flashback.

The foundation is so smooth and applies like a dream. It’s medium to full coverage, light on the skin, leaves me shine free without clogging my pores. I’d definitely say it’s worth the £30 price tag, I’ll definitely be repurchasing it once it’s run out.

I hope this review was useful and let me know in the comments below what you think if you’ve tried the foundation! Thank you for reading.


Love, Estelle      X




  1. March 22, 2016 / 8:39 am

    I’m just about to review this as well! 🙂 Got a tester last weekend and have been trying it (and loving it) ever since. x

    • March 22, 2016 / 8:43 am

      It’s one of the best foundations I’ve ever used! X

  2. March 22, 2016 / 9:40 am

    I know this isn’t super relevant but I’m absolutely in love with that clutch! Haha x

  3. March 22, 2016 / 9:40 am

    I keep putting it off getting this foundation…but this post may have given me the push I needed! Lovely post x

    • March 22, 2016 / 9:51 am

      Let me know what you think if you do buy it!! Thank you x

  4. March 22, 2016 / 9:49 am

    i really want to get this foundation! so many ppl raving about it, i got the bug too 😀
    i’ve seen a light version of this too, now i’m torn between the two!

    • March 22, 2016 / 9:52 am

      Yes they’ve got a lighter and heavier version of it now! I just stuck to the middle one because I couldn’t chose! x

  5. March 22, 2016 / 2:00 pm

    I’ve heard such great things about this foundation! It’s more than I would normally spend but I want to try it so bad!

  6. March 22, 2016 / 3:15 pm

    This is my favorite foundation! It’s crazy how much coverage and light it feels. Great post!

  7. March 22, 2016 / 6:05 pm

    I’ve been thinking of buying this lately! Great review!

    • March 22, 2016 / 6:15 pm

      You should definitely give it a go even if it’s just a tester! They last for quite a while!!

  8. March 22, 2016 / 8:19 pm

    I use Double Wear 1N1 (winter) or 1N2 (summer…yes I am that pale!) and I love it! Best foundation ever! So glad you like it too.x

  9. March 23, 2016 / 12:48 am

    You are going to fall in love with this foundation! If you have oily skin, the smashbox photo primer works like a dream with this foundation!! I always try to switch up my foundations but find myself coming back to this gem. Enjoy ♥

    • March 23, 2016 / 6:43 am

      I’ll have to try the primer! Thanks for the recommendation!! X

  10. March 23, 2016 / 1:50 pm

    I have oily skin and I’ve been interested in this foundation but I was told it’s super thick and chalky like. Is it anything like that?

    • March 23, 2016 / 1:57 pm

      It’s not thick at all you can apply it in really thin layers, it is very matifying but not chalky in the slightest in my opinion!

  11. March 24, 2016 / 9:10 pm

    Thanks for this review. I’ve been interested in buying this and this review has made me consider it even more! I’ll certainly be looking into it now x

    • March 27, 2016 / 3:44 pm

      I’m not sure I’ve worn it for 15 hours but it certainly lasts most of the day on me! It doesn’t go patchy whatsoever and looks practically the same at the end of the day!

  12. April 5, 2016 / 8:43 am

    Awesome information a very useful for everyone.

  13. April 6, 2016 / 8:35 am

    great review, really helpful as I’m looking for a new foundation as it is!

  14. April 10, 2016 / 2:23 pm

    I love Double wear line! I love how well it applies. I am also trying out the compact these days!

    • April 10, 2016 / 2:24 pm

      This is the only thing that I’ve tried! What would you recommend?

  15. April 28, 2016 / 9:58 pm

    Ah, this is one of my holy grail foundations. Love love love.

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