Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation

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  • MILABU
    (4.6)
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    (5)

Price Category: Pro-Grade

  • $48.00 Retail

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Pros

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

Cons

  • Pump sold separately

Overview

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

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

What hasn’t been said about Estee Lauder 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 foolproof 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 Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup is a number one bestseller and makeup fan favorite: it delivers. Does 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 evening out the complexion. It provides medium to full coverage that dries down to a natural matte, velvety soft texture. The creamy liquid formula applies beautifully and stretches with the skin to resist creasing and settling. With wear claims of 24 hours, I expect to get at least 12 hours of flawless wear and it doesn’t let me down. I can easily wear this foundation for 12+ hours and it doesn’t look like I’ve had my makeup on all day, you feel me?

Quick Rating Rundown

Industry Standard

**** (4.6)

Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation
Estée Lauder Double Wear is the standard professional grade liquid foundation.

Price: $48

**** (3.9)

Application

***** (4.8)

Coverage

***** (5.0)

Texture

**** (4.0)

Longevity

***** (4.8)

Shade Range

***** (5.0)

Extra Benefits

*** (3.5)

MILABU Recommended

***** (4.0+)

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How It Compares: How does Double Wear rank among other liquid foundation 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.

There’s even a standout drugstore dupe.

Although Double Wear performs beautifully for the cost, $48 is still 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 (rated **** 4.3). 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. For even more great option, here is a great list, The best 12 foundations you need to try.

Milabu Beauty Method: Applying Double Wear Foundation for natural coverage.

This foundation applied beautifully no matter how you put it on, whether with a sponge, a brush, or your fingers. I love the sponge method because it gives very natural looking coverage.

  1. Dispense a nickel size amount of foundation onto the back of your hand.
  2. Swirl the foundation with your finger to warm it.
  3. Dot two or three spots of foundation onto your face and dab it in with a dampened sponge. I like this one by Beautyblender ($20).
  4. Continue this process across your face until your desired coverage is achieved.

Advertised Product Highlights

Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Foundation

FORMULATION: Liquid

FINISH: Matte

COVERAGE: Medium to full

LONGEVITY: Long wearing

SKIN TYPE: All skin types

PROTECTION: SPF 10

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

Edited by Virginia