Estee Lauder Double Wear Review

Tuesday, February 9th 2016 1

The fullest ever coverage

For every day of February, I'll be reviewing a different complexion product.

Day 9: Estee Lauder Double Wear

Level of coverage

Double Wear is completely full coverage, the fullest coverage that I know of.


This is completely matte but still luminous.


If there’s one thing you can’t fault Double Wear for, it’s longevity. In fact getting it off at all is quite the task. Their stance is that it lasts for 15 hours.

Techniques that you might need to know

Seeing as Double Wear is such unbelievable coverage, you’ll find that it neutralises the natural flush to your skin (which can be great if you suffer from excess redness). For this reason, make sure you team it with some bronzer, blusher and illuminator to add shape to the face and bring it to life.

You’ll like this if…  

– You want a completely full coverage

– You need something to cover acne or acne scarring

– You struggle to find something that stays put on oily skin

Avoid if…

If you aren’t willing to remove this with cleanser and hot water then Double Wear is not for you. I can’t emphasise enough that wipes are not going to be enough to remove Double Wear. (Wipes aren’t going to remove anything effectively but they won’t remove even a fraction of this.) You need to commit to a thorough cleansing routine if you’re going to wear it.

Estee Lauder Double Wear

Products that work well with this 

As above, you might like to try the Lauder Perfectly Clean 3-in-1 cleanser to make sure you’ve completely melted this away.

Everything else I need to tell you

At the time of writing this, Double Wear is the UK’s No.1 foundation. There have been times in history where Double Wear has been the number one selling beauty product on the market full stop. Can you imagine?!

If I had to describe this foundation in one sentence…

Double Wear is the most flawless foundation I have ever tried.

Estee Lauder Double Wear costs £30.00 and is available nationwide. Also, they now have a device on counter to colour match you and ensure you are wearing the perfect shade. I used this to match my Double Wear (they test it on a few areas of the face and neck to ensure a perfect match) and the result has been perfect.

To read more of my foundation reviews, see the full #FoundationFebruary list HERE.

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[…] Double Wear is an icon of it’s own. Sali Hughes even dedicated a page to it in her latest book, Pretty Iconic. It is completely full coverage, great for the likes of me with redness, and it doesn’t move until you want it to. My only reservation is that it dries to a matte finish and I prefer something dewier, which Kate was telling me she also preferred. The trick? Use a thin layer all over your skin to achieve the staying power and coverage, and then top with your favourite dewy foundation to cheat the illusion of barely having any foundation on. […]