21 June 2012

Estee Lauder Double Wear Light Review

Another foundation review as part of my #projectfoundation series. It was suppose to just take place during May but i underestimated how busy i would be last month, sorry! As you can tell from the title i am reviewing Estee Lauder Double Wear Light. I own mainly high street foundations but i bought this as a little treat and to use on special occasions!

What Estee Lauder say about their foundation...

For a look that stays vibrant and fresh whether it's a workday, a workout or a weekend. Smooth it on once and don't think twice about it.
Estée Lauder Double Wear Light Stay-in-Place Makeup SPF 10
15-hour wear, light as air—long-wear makeup is now lightweight makeup.
Makeup That Keeps Up
  • Fresh, natural, comfortable.
  • Goes on sheer, leaves skin free to breathe all day.
  • Controls oil.
  • Resists smudging and won't "melt" off through heat and humidity.
What I say about the foundation...

I really like the packaging of this product, it comes in a squeezy tube making it easy to dispense and less likely to waste product. I've used Double Wear before & i felt that was a bit to matte for my liking. However this foundation has a more natural matte finish. I do use a translucent powder on my t-zone just to avoid any shine. It also has a medium coverage, i still needed to conceal my dark circles and the odd blemish. It doesn't feel too greasy or drying, i think this would be great for those with normal/oily skin but possible not for those with dry. It contains SPF 10 which is always a bonus! My favourite thing about Estee Lauder DWL & the only thing that justify's the hefty price tag is how long wearing it is. I wore this a few weeks ago on a scorching hot day to test out how it lasted in warm weather & it was excellent. All day, it didn't budge, it didn't melt and it stayed in place perfectly. This will stay on for around 10 hours, possibly longer but i haven't worn it over 10 hours!

If you looking for a long lasting foundation, i would definitely recommend this one. This retails at £28.50 for 30ml and is available at Estee Lauder counters or you can but it online from Estee Lauder website here. There are just six shades and they are categorised into intensities. I have Intensity 1.0 which is a good match for me. 

*UPDATED MAY 2014: Estee Lauder have now added four new shades this foundation, yay!*


  1. It looks lovely and natural on you, really nice!

  2. I love double wear, you look gorgeous x

  3. I think I would need more coverage, however I can see this being a good option for those days you don't want to cake on the makeup

    x Jordan
    - Boho Vanity -

  4. I love your blog!


  5. It looks like a lovely foundation on you and your skin looks really good :)

    Tanesha x

  6. This looks great on you, really like how natural it is! :) x


  7. I was recommended this not that long ago.. Have to try it. Nice blog post :) x


  8. I love this foundation, but ive just picked up a good dupe. Max Factor weightless foundation i heard about it from a blog and i love it and it cost just £9.99. Ax

  9. That foundation looks really nice on you. Your hair looks really nice and silky! I just did a post on a Marie claire freebie, please check it out! :) x

  10. Great post! I have tried this foundation out at the department store and liked it. Great photo quality too. I'm new to your blog but I will be reading the project foundation posts. I love my true match and Laura Mercier silk creme but I am always looking to try something new! Thanks for the comment on my blog about Lady Million. I'm liking it :)

  11. This looks incredible, I have horribly oily skin, so maybe I should give this a shot! xx

  12. I like this foundation. It's not quite yellow enough for me, but definitely gives a less full on face than the regular Double Wear. x

  13. your skin looks lovely! I need to try this! x

  14. I really want this! I tried it in duty free the other day and it's on my wish list!! Looks nice on :)


  15. Im enjoying your blog, and you look great in this photo!


  16. I was sooo impressed with the Estee Lauder Double Wear! Seriously it's been amazing for me. I've got oily skin, but it just stayed put all day, but it didn't look unnatural or 'caked on'.

    See my review here: http://newwithhashtags.co.uk/estee-lauder-double-wear/

    I'll be reviewing the Estee Lauder Double Wear Light soon too!

  17. I'm trying to decide between Double Wear and Double Wear Light at the moment, and this review has been really helpful :) It looks amazing on your skin! xx


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