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Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place FoundationInfluenster Beauty Awards Winner 2017
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Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Foundation

BY ESTÉE LAUDER #1 in Liquid Foundation

4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars73%
  • 4 Stars18%
  • 3 Stars6%
  • 2 Stars2%
  • 1 Star1%
4.59 / 5 based on 11,649 Reviews

Product Description

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 change color, leaving your makeup looking as fresh as when you first applied it.

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Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Foundation
Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Foundation
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Thu S.
East Ridge, TN
77 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Beige more...
I love this foundation when you are needing a full coverage kind of day. I brought this with  me to the beach because I sweat ALOT. And I looked flawless!! I had a little blemish on my chest and so I used a little bit of this to cover it up..you know being in a swimsuit you want to look amazing! After laying out in the sun and showered and saw that where I had put the foundation I didnt get any sunburn at all! The SPF is amazing! I would definitely recommend this foundation to everyone. Just make sure you wash your face every night or you will definitely break out due to FULL COVERAGE
Meagan G.
Kenansville, NC
26 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Desert Beige more...
My holy grail, full coverage, matte foundation! 

This is a very full coverage foundation, so if you prefer the lightweight look, you won't like it. I use this on days where I need a very full face of makeup and have no time to touch up. For example, I threw a birthday party for my mother after a long day of training at work - I put this on at 6:30 am and took it off when I got home at 1:30 am. My face still looked great! I've found that it's very easy to color match and the Estee Lauder counters will give you a free sample that lasted me much longer than the 10 days it's marketed for. I've found that it can look heavy on the skin if you go overboard, so keep in mind that a little goes a long way! My only complaint about this product is that it doesn't come with a pump. The packaging is very nice and I feel for $42, Estee Lauder could add a pump. I ended up purchasing one off Amazon, but Clinique and MAC pumps also fit these bottles. 

I would highly recommend this foundation to brides with oily or acne prone skin, anyone who desires the fullest of full coverage, or mature skin. It's well worth the $42 price tag! 
Grace K.
Las Vegas, NV
9 reviews
Review for: Cashew more...
Had I written this review just 2.5-3 years ago, I'd have given this product 5-stars. When I had oily skin, this was the ideal foundation - a total workhorse of a foundation that kept you as matte as possible and looking fresh.

Fast forward to now, and I have really, REALLY dry skin. The Double Wear still is wonderful in coverage. It applies on quite heavy with your fingers, but with a damp sponge, you can easily customize how thick or thin you want areas to be. But within 30-40 minutes, I begin to feel my skin drying out and I basically live with my  Avène Thermal Spring Water in-hand, spritzing like a maniac all day long. (For what it's worth, it works, and the foundation powers through the nonstop blasts of water like a trooper.)

So overall, this is not my go-to foundation anymore, but on special nights, I'll still pull this one out, mix it up with some Chanel or other more dewy foundations. My color - Cashew - has a really yellow base, which I love, and for those of you who love the matte look like I used to -- it works WONDERFULLY with the . Ben Nye Banana Powder .
Kayla D.
23 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I am in the color Sand. This is my favorite foundation I own, hands down. If I need my makeup to really last, this is my go to. I am a nurse and if I choose to wear makeup on my shift, I need something that’s going to last and still look good after 12 hours and this is the one. It leaves a very full coverage, matte finish, but it’s not at all cakey or drying on my dry skin. If I’m having a bad skin day, this is the foundation I can always go to and I know it will never let me down. If you’re on the lookout for a high end foundation, give this one a try!
Annie N.
Dewey, AZ
379 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Review for: Desert Beige more...
I really wanted to love this foundation. I've been on the hunt for a full coverage, demi-matte foundation that won't irritate my sensitive skin. After reading so many reviews I finally decided to give it a try. I do not find it to be full coverage. I'm not sure if it's because the shade is a little light for me or the liquid formula. I've been wearing it everyday for a week now and it doesn't oxidize do that's a definite plus. I have a dry patchy area on my chin with small bumps that showed up 2 days into use and I've never had anything like this on my oily skin. I'm not sure if it's connected to the foundation out not, but I'm going to discontinue use for a few days to see if it goes away. All in all this foundation is amazing. I just wish it was a little more full coverage because I can see redness through my foundation.
Lindsey V.
Staten Island, NY
2 reviews
Review for: Desert Beige more...
I truly do like this product! It's not my holy grail as some keep calling it- I don't exactly think anything can measure up to the UD All Nighter foundation. But, this was a fair shot. Nice, full, buildable coverage, and it doesn't dry me out or keep me oily. I do find I have to prime with something exceptionally moisturizing or else it will clump in dry areas.

I must say though, the colors are very true to the bottle, and you may need to go up a shade rather than down, as it really doesn't oxidize and it left me looking a little sickly.
Jenna J.
S Glastonbury, CT
178 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: Bone more...
ELDW foundation is one I always come back to. It’s great coverage, lasts pretty well throughout the day. I absolutely love that it does not transfer one bit. To this day, this is still the only foundation I have tried.. and I’ve tried many many many.. It’s getting three stars because.. the 1c1 cool bone is there lightest shade and it’s just too dark/pinky on my already strong pink undertone. It also is a bit too matte for my liking. Also shows every crease/line. However I still think it’s a superior foundation and would definitely recommend it.
M.C. B.
Hendersonville
21 reviews
There is a reason your Grandmother wore this foundation. Come to think of it, I feel like Day Wear is the old wise grandmother of the foundation world. It’s full coverage in the best way possible. It does not oxidize. It stays - ALL DAY. Only downside, they make you buy the pump separately. Tip: make sure the associate that shade matches you has been in the game for a bit - they have so many shades to offer you want to make sure they get it right. Finding an associate with experience always winds up being worth it!
Marifer C.
Orlando, FL
10 reviews
Review for: Desert Beige more...
I absolutely love this foundation. It has the perfect coverage, and is buildable up to a certain point. When I get embarrassed my face gets really red, and this foundation prevents the redness from seeking out. It is a life savior for me. The one thing that I do not like about this foundation is that it sometimes makes my face look patchy on certain days. For example, when I use a damp beauty blender some areas, like my cheeks, looks a little patchy. That being said though, I think this foundation looks better used with a beauty blender than a brush, but different types of applications may work better with different skin types. A dupe of this foundation is the Revlon Colorstay for oil/combination skin, but the Revlon selection is a little on the pinky/peach tones than the golden warm tones.
Vanessa F.
El Paso,Texas
76 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Ivory Beige, Desert Beige, Beige more...
I have bought this foundation three times. This is the King of all foundations for me. The coverage is buildable and about medium coverage when applied with a brush. If I put this on in the morning and go about my day I know it'll be on when I enter my house at ten at night. I always wear this and always get compliments on how great my skin looks! I have the oiliest skin, it's acne prone and I almost always have at least three pimples. I also live in a very hot, humid climate. I will say this is not matte. and I do get very shiny throughout the day but I am not a fan of matte foundations so that's fine for me. This breaks me out if it isn't washed off correctly, and by that I mean use more than a makeup wipe. I despise the fact that it has no pump, I'd like it more even if it was in a squeezy tube but this bottle is annoying. All in all though, a beautiful foundation and I would recommend it to everyone! (I have recommended it to my mom, three of my aunts, my sister, four of my friends and everyone has had great results with this!)
Brittany H.
Southington, OH
6 reviews
Is this worth money and how much coverage is it?
Sarah A.
Chaska, MN
75 reviews
Does this foundation cover really good?
Brooke N.
130 reviews
Could this foundation make your face look dry for someone that has combination skin? Does this foundation look natural on the skin when you look up close?
Heather P.
Tallahassee, FL
43 reviews
Is this worth the price? does it come in fair?
Christina S.
Duluth, GA
203 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Is it just this one from Estee Lauder that you like/dislike or do you like their other ones? And If you dislike it what do you recommend?

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