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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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