Updated on 20th January 2023 by Asma
If you are in need of a foundation that feels like it’s a second skin, this article provides an honest review of the Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place foundation. From the three types of coverage available to what will work best for you, I hope this information helps you make an educated decision.
A Makeup Artist’s Point Of View
With a product as high-end as Estee Lauder Double Wear, both the positive and negative points may seem trivial. However, not everything is as simple as it seems. The foundation found in shops may not be the best choice for every skin type, so your results will vary from person to person. In order to determine what will work best for you, keep reading.
The first thing to know is that the Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation comes in different formulas to suit different needs. I have used all three formulas, and you must choose the right one; otherwise, your experience may be less than perfect.
For normal to dry skin:
The Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation for normal to dry skin has a water-based formula that has a lighter coverage than the original Double Wear foundation. It is great for creating an even complexion by soaking into your skin and leaving it feeling soft. This will be my go-to foundation in the winter when my skin gets chapped and dry because I know it won’t look cakey or greasy.
For normal to oily skin:
The Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation in a matte finish is great for normal to oily skin. It has a full coverage that evens out your skin tone and leaves you feeling matte. This foundation is especially good for women with acne-prone skin because it takes away any redness caused by blemishes. If you get shine, just touch up with some powder to get back your matte finish.
For the original Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation:
The original Estee Lauder Double Wear offers the highest coverage of all three types, which is suitable for dry or combination skin. The original formula has a thicker texture that is easier to work with especially for those who are new to makeup. However, because of the higher coverage, you have to be careful about how much foundation is on your skin because it can easily look too cakey particularly if it isn’t mixed correctly.
What Will Work Best For You?
If you have normal or combination skin that gets oily in the summer, I advise choosing the original Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation. It has a matte finish with low-medium coverage, so you won’t have to worry about it looking too heavy on your skin. It won’t clog your pores, and it will give you ultimate coverage without looking too heavy or cakey.
If you have normal to dry skin, then I would recommend choosing the matte finish despite its higher coverage. The matte finish will make your skin appear more even because of how it doesn’t sit on top of your skin. If you are hesitant to choose this formula for fear that it will make your skin look too cakey, try mixing it with a dusting of loose powder to control the amount of coverage on your face.
If you have oily skin, I would choose the original formula because it has medium coverage, giving you enough coverage without looking too heavy. Because of this medium coverage, it is also suitable for breaking up large pores or for someone who doesn’t have large pores to begin with. If your skin is oily throughout the year, then you will look great using this foundation. Just remember to use powder on top if your makeup looks cakey after a couple of hours.
The Final Word
Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place makeup is one of the best high-end foundations that allows users to create stunning results with minimal effort easily. I highly recommend it because of its versatility in terms of skin needs.
I hope this review was helpful for any of the above Estee Lauder foundation selections you are considering buying. Make sure to keep your skin type preferences in mind before making your decision.
Asma is a UK based makeup artist and hairstylist who loves sharing her expert knowledge and industry experience on everything hair and makeup related.