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Update | Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation

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A rather up close and personal shot but this is just so you can really see how the Double Wear Foundation by Estee Lauder looks on my skin. I wasn't planning on taking a picture for this post that day; I was just bored and playing with my camera hence the awkward shot. My makeup wasn't freshly applied and was taken after I returned home. That being said, I was only out for a couple of hours so this is a fair representation. As I had promised an update on the foundation, I just took this as the opportunity to do so and avoid further delay.

Before reintroducing this foundation to my collection, I had been incorporating a primer into my routine. I came to the realisation that this foundation is actually easier to work with and holds up better without a primer - a mattifying one in particular. As the foundation dries demi matte and tends to set fairly quickly, a matte primer/base can make it more difficult to blend and can make some layered products appear blotchy as a result. Having said that, this may not apply to all primers; a smoothing or hydrating primer may work well. I used to use MAC Prep + Prime Skin Base Visage and although it was years ago, I don't recall having any issues. You may need to play around to see what works best for you.

This foundation is well known to offer a full coverage but for those who are after the longevity of this product over coverage, then your best bet is to apply using a damp Beauty Blender. The Beauty Blender can really help sheer it out and you can achieve less coverage than I have pictured. During the warmer months, I would use it with MAC Strobe Cream to achieve a more natural appearance. I do believe less is more with this foundation. I'm saying this with regards to the amount of product you use. You can end up looking more glam than anticipated if you're not mindful of how much product you are using. If you are someone that wants/needs that fuller coverage, I would recommend using a dense brush like the Sigma F80.

As I've mentioned before, this is a foundation that sets very well and gives a fairly matte finish. You can definitely trust me and feel confident knowing that this foundation does not budge. It isn't going anywhere until you decide it is (with a wipe/makeup remover). A setting powder is not absolutely necessary though you can finish off with a little powder if, like me, that's your preference. Have dry skin? Make sure you are well moisturised/hydrated beforehand!

If you haven't yet tested this foundation, get yourself a sample and let me know how it goes!


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18 comments

  1. Awwww so glad that your back! how are you?
    This foundation looks amazing on ya!

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    1. Aww thank you Wande! Wish I could be more consistent! I'm good thank you. Hope you are too x

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  2. It looks great on you! Very flawless coverage! What lippy are you wearing?
    -Mariam .x

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    1. Thank you Mariam! I think it was MAC Posh Tone Mineralize Lipstick with MAC Spice lipglass x

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  3. Great blog and great post! I tried the ELDW but found that it gave me a white ghost like face with flash photography. Have you experienced this? And if you have, do you have any advice/tips to reduce this effect? Thanks a lot!

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    1. Thank you! I've never really noticed that. I don't tend to be in flash photography often so maybe that's why. It's usually the spf in foundations that cause the ghostly look in photos, especially on darker skin tones.

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  4. Great review babe. U look beautiful and flawless as usual. I have the foundation, I really love it as it holds up all day on my oily skin. I find it a bit too much for everyday use so I use it on special occasions or when I need to stay flawless all day

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    1. Thanks Sharon! It's definitely still nice to have even if it's only for special occasions x

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    2. Life is a special occasion my dear!

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  5. Absolutely love this foundation! Wish it looks this good me though. For some reason it gets blotchy by the end of the day

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  6. Great post, this makeup is flawless!!!

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  7. The foundation looks amazing on you. What shade are you in Mac studio fix, just want to see if it matches my foundatio so i know what shade to get of the estee lauder or lancome foundation x

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  8. What a great blog you have here. So happy to have come across it - I found it as I was desperately looking for swatches of the Lancome Teint Miracle foundation in shade 11/Muscade specifically and you seem to be the only one on the internet who had a proper review of it (I didn't feel like watching long YouTube video reviews). This update on the Estee Lauder Doublewear is also fab - another one on my list to try, LOL.

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