A fail proof, flawless formula with adaptable coverage and a velvety finish.


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  • $43.00 Retail
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  • Long wearing
  • Buildable medium to full coverage
  • Natural matte finish
  • Oil free
  • Inclusive shade range (55)


  • Pump dispenser sold separately


This fail proof, flawless formula delivers adaptable coverage and a velvety smooth finish. Could Estée Lauder Double Wear be the perfect liquid foundation?

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Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Makeup: It lives up to the hype.

What hasn’t been said about Estée Lauder’s Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup? From beauty editors to makeup artists to longtime devotees, everyone sings its praises. Why? When it comes to the best foundations for all skin types, this is one. The iconic formula universally flatters with a velvety finish and buildable coverage that lasts all day. I recommend starting with a small amount and working it into the skin with a dampened sponge for a natural look. For full coverage, build it up by using a dense foundation brush to apply the makeup. This fail proof foundation comes in more than 55 shades. If you’re looking for a great all-around that won’t let you down, then you’ve found it.

Promises vs. Performance: Long wearing makeup perfection? Double Wear delivers on its promises.

There’s a reason why Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup is a number one best seller and makeup fan favorite: It delivers. Overall, it does what the brand promises. Will Double Wear last all day, even resisting sweat and humidity? Yes! (Although a dab of powder still won’t hurt if your skin is on the oily side.) And, true to its claims, the foundation is great at hiding imperfections and balancing the skin’s tone. It provides medium to full coverage that dries down to a natural matte texture. The creamy liquid formula applies beautifully and stretches with the skin. When I tested this makeup’s staying power, I hoped to get 12 to 14 hours of wear from it. I was not disappointed.

How It Compares: How does Double Wear rank among other foundation makeup formulas?

If you’re looking for the overall best complexion makeup in this price range, the buck stops with Double Wear. It is the standard face base of its kind. I consider this foundation to be the ultimate product in the professional grade category for three good reasons: reliability, finish, and price. You will consistently get the budge proof wear you expect, even with skin or environmental changes. The texture is very pretty and comfortable, whereas many long wearing foundations feel heavy on the face. And at $43, the price point is reasonable and comparable to other items in this category. Yet, this product’s performance makes it a standout.

Although Double Wear performs beautifully for the cost, $43 is still prohibitive or just more than some people want to spend. I get that! So, let me share a little secret. For those of you who want to try a great value foundation with similar benefits, check out L’Oréal Infallible 24 Hour Fresh Wear. I recently tried both of these products in a one to one wear test and was pleasantly surprised by how well Fresh Wear performed. I think it’s a great Double Wear dupe.

Advertised Product Highlights

Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Foundation



COVERAGE: Medium to full

LONGEVITY: Long wearing

SKIN TYPE: All skin types


BENEFITS: 24-hour wear; Sweat, heat, and humidity resistant; Waterproof; No creasing, caking, or settling; Controls oil

OTHER: The #1 foundation in the US; No animal derived ingredients

CLEAN BEAUTY CLAIMS: No parabens, phthalates, sulfites, drying alcohols, mineral oil, or gluten


Shade 1N1 Ivory Nude: Water\Aqua\Eau; Cyclopentasiloxane; Trimethylsiloxysilicate; Peg/Ppg-18/18 Dimethicone; Butylene Glycol; Tribehenin; Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate; Magnesium Sulfate; Tocopheryl Acetate; Polymethylsilsesquioxane; Methicone; Laureth-7; Xanthan Gum; Alumina; Sodium Dehydroacetate; Disteardimonium Hectorite; Cellulose Gum; Propylene Carbonate; Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate; Phenoxyethanol; [+/- Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499); Mica; Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891)] <ILN39010>

Please be aware that ingredient lists may change or vary from time to time. Please refer to the ingredient list on the product package you receive for the most up to date list of ingredients.

Edited by Virginia Bhashkar