Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup {Review}


Finding the right foundation shade can a struggle, so when my friends at Conde Nast asked me to partner with them to get matched and try Estee Lauders Double Wear foundation I was all over it. (Especially since I’m a foundation junkie). The process is simple, visit an Estee Lauder counter at Macy’s or Nordstrom for a customized iMatch consultation. At which time their beauty advisor will place this remote control (pictured below) up to your cheekbone to read your shade. I was an unexpected Desert Beige (which is lighter then I usually go). 

I’m generally an awkward skin tone in between shades and if I was left to my own vices I would have gone a shade darker. In actuality this is the closest shade to my skin tone and perfectly matches my neck (which is slightly lighter then my face). From there I had several formulations from the Double Wear family to pick from and opted for the Double Wear Stay-in-Place Liquid Foundation since I wanted a medium to full coverage formula that’s long wear.

For anyone that likes a matte finish and especially those with oily skin this is a great foundation. The coverage took care of the brown spots and redness to even skin tone without hiding my beauty marks. It’s very fast drying so apply in small sections and work in. If you’re trying to build coverage, use a small amount, let it dry and then add another coat. Don’t go over-board with trying to apply too much, it’s not a creamy formula once it dries. The formula is oil-free, lightweight and has awesome staying power. It’s also more of a satin matte finish which I really like since it’s more natural then some of the competitive matte foundations I’ve tried.Estee Lauder Double Wear review

After my long flight to Austin, I had a beauty moment in the bathroom at the airport (I never wear makeup on flights); but as soon as I was off I washed my face, hydrated and went straight for my Double Wear –and bright lipstick and signature black eyeliner. I wasn’t about to take on a new city without my best face forward.

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{Disclaimer: I received complimentary product from Estée Lauder through Condé Nast.}