Foundation Friday: Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Liquid Makeup

I wore this foundation in high school and college and then they changed the shade range and there was no longer a shade match for me. I wore “Shell” forever, but the “Shell” of today is HELLA dark.

Once I got into makeup and started following blogs and watching YouTube, so many people raved about this foundation. I’m over like, “I KNOW IT’S GOOD. I USED IT BEFORE YOU!” I was salty.

Estee Lauder came to their senses and expanded the shade range and when I saw there was one for me, I couldn’t add to my cart fast enough.

–24 hour wear
–Oil free
–Medium-to-full coverage
–Matte finish
–Transfer resistant
–Dermatologist tested
–Fragrance free
–Cool, neutral, and warm undertones available

–$42 for 1.0 oz
Sephora, Ulta, Nordstrom 

Shade Range
–My shade: 0N1 Alabaster
*some shades are online only at some retailers

–Shade range
–Shade match for me
–Lightweight on the skin
–Full coverage
–Long lasting
–Fragrance free
–Matte finish but can work for dry skin with proper skin prep

–Packaging :: You can by a pump separately for $10
–Not cruelty free
–Some shades are online only at some retailers

Final Thoughts
There’s a reason this foundation has a cult following and is loved by so many. It is full coverage and will last I definitely need to get the pump, otherwise it pours out and there is potential to waste product and it’s too expensive for that to happen. I have to moisturize, use a glowy/hydrating primer, and use a hydrating spray to make this work for my dry skin, but the end result is worth it. If I don’t hydrate properly, it will look like crap on my dry skin. I also like to mix this with other foundations for a little extra coverage and wear time. I usually wear something lighter for day to day, but I like this for special occasions and long days. I am so glad this foundation is back in my life.

Estee Lauder recently came out with Double Wear Light Soft Matte Hydra Makeup and I want to try it, but there isn’t a shade for me. I need them to expand that line and help a sister out.

Warning my fair looks fabulous like crap in these photos. I’m lazy. Sorry not sorry.


Before & After

Bare face :: Foundation Only :: Full Face
Shade comparisons



5 responses to “Foundation Friday: Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Liquid Makeup”

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  4. […] (2) Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation, $48*If I need my makeup to stay in place, this is what I use*It’s not an every day foundation for me, it’s too pricey for that, but I use it for special occasions*It’s full coverage and no other foundation (I’ve tried over 100) has the lasting power that this does*Reviewed here […]


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