Hello my lovelies! Today I am doing the Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup Foundation Review, Swatches. I am in the shade 3W2 (MAC – NC 42). Estee Lauder is famous for the double wear range, it is said to be one of the best and most long lasting range available in India. As it is very hot here in Mumbai, I wanted to buy a good long wearing foundation from a high end brand. I had heard so many good things about this foundation so was quite eager to try it out. To know my thoughts and experience with this foundation, please keep on reading.
What Estee Lauder Claims for this Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup Foundation
Estēe Lauder’s Double Wear Makeup delivers flawless, 15-hour staying power, and it is natural-looking for carefree coverage. A lightweight, oil-free, and buildable formula, it doesn’t oxidise, leaving your makeup looking as fresh as when you first applied it. Lasts through heat, humidity, non-stop activity. Won’t change color, smudge or come off on clothes. Feels lightweight and comfortable.
For a look that lasts all day, without touchups.
This product is fragrance-free and non-acnegenic. It has been dermatologist tested.
How to Use Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup Foundation
I like to dot the foundation all over my face and then take a beauty blender and blend the foundation. Blending this foundation with a beauty blender gives me more natural yet flawless look.
water/aqua/eau, cyclopentasiloxane, trimethylsiloxysilicate, peg/ppg-18/18 dimethicone, butylene glycol, tribehnin, polyglyceryl-3 diisostearate, magnesium sulfate, tocopheryl acetate, polymethylsilsequioxane, methicone, laureth-7, xantham gum, alumina, sodium dehydroacetate, disteardimonium hectorite, cellulose gum, propylene carbonate, pentaerythrityl tetra-di-t-butyl hydroxyhydrocinnamate, phenoxyethanol, [+/- iron oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI77499), mica, titanium dioxide (CI 77891)]
₹ 3000.00 for 30 ml in India. (Price now hiked to 3200.00 for the same product)
$ 39.50 for 1 oz in the USA.
£ 30.00 for 30 ml in the UK.
In Detail Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup Foundation Review, Swatches and My Experience
The foundation comes in a rather heavy frosted glass bottle. Though the packaging of the product is heavy but it looks luxurious. If you want to carry it or travel with it, please be very careful. However I was quite disappointed that is does not come with a pump dispenser. Sometimes I end up pouring more product than what I need which leads to product wastage.
Now coming on to the shade range of Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup Foundation, it comes in 38 different shades as of now. They keep adding more shades to their collection.
The shades have been divided into 3 categories which are:
C FOR COOl UNDERTONE.
N FOR NEUTRAL UNDERTONE.
W FOR WARM UNDERTONE.
I have a combination skin and I always like to use foundation that’s one shade lighter than my skin tone as foundations usually tend to oxidise a bit on my skin. I have yellow undertones and I was matched 3W2 cashew which is one shade lighter than my skin tone. Now if you are nc-42 in Mac and if your foundation tends to oxidise on your skin you may go for this shade. The texture of the foundation is quite thick with a very creamy and smooth texture. It blends easily but one has to be really fast in blending it out because it sets quickly and you may find it hard to blend it later.
Now coming on to my favourite part about the Estee lauder foundation which is – coverage. This foundation gives medium to full coverage. It covers dark circles, marks, blemishes completely. I don’t even need a separate canceler whenever I use this foundation. As I already mentioned earlier one needs to blend the foundation quickly otherwise it may set on the skin. This foundation is good for people with combination to oily skin like mine. I won’t recommend it to beauties with dry skin.
The foundation stays on my skin on and on till i don’t remove it with a makeup remover. It stays true to its claims that if you apply this foundation in morning you don’t have to worry till the end of the day. It stays in place in extreme humidity as well. Its a waterproof foundation. However, I wouldn’t completely agree that it’s the most comfortable foundation to wear. It feels somewhat heavy on my skin. Also be careful with how much product you apply on the skin. If you apply a little more quantity, it may end up looking cake-y on the face. It provides semi matte finish on the skin which I love. This foundation claims that it won’t oxidise but it does a bit. So I am lucky that I purchased this foundation in a shade which is one shade lighter than my actual skin tone.
More Photos and Swatches
Pros of Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup Foundation
1) true to its claims to some extent.
2) very long wearing.
3) provides medium to full coverage.
4) attractive packaging.
6) I do not need a separate concealer if I apply this foundation.
7) has an SPF 10. (But I find it too less for Indian climate which is sunny most of the times)
8) photographs well.
Cons of Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup Foundation
1) feels heavy on my skin.
2) oxidised a bit on my skin.
4) doesn’t comes with a pump. so leads to product wastage.
Do I Recommend this to you?
Yes I really like this foundation. It is indeed a long wearing foundation. But I am a little turned off from the price point of view as I find 3200 is bit overpriced for a foundation.
- moisturise the skin very well before applying the foundation.
- be really very quick in blending the foundation or else it may set on your skin.
- take a little quantity initially and apply and if you need more coverage then take a bit more and apply. Be careful while application. If you apply in excess, it may end up looking cakey on the skin.
- if you are not comfortable using this bottle, you can go ahead and buy a pump from Mac which fits perfectly on this foundation. Or else you can also use an earbud and take some quantity on the back of your hand to avoid product wastage.
- please do not forget to remove this foundation with a good makeup remover and then wash your face with a face wash, as this foundation is very heavy on the skin and may end up leaving a residue behind.