Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay In Place Makeup Review, Thoughts| Shade Fail 

Hi guys, happy new month! So if you’ve been reading my blog for a while you’ll know that I’m a bit of a foundation fiend (view my entire collection here) I’ve wanted to try the cult favourite Estee Lauder Double Wear for the longest time but finding my shade held me back from picking it up. 

Shade Matching                                            Estee Lauder double wear comes in a variety of shades, separated in cool, warm and neutrals, which definitely makes picking your shade pretty easy. But that was where I had a huge problem. For the longest time, Sandalwood 6W1 was the darkest warm shade, and it’s not even that dark at all. Several times I was tempted to pick up a shade from the cool section because I’d seen a lot of people about my colouring use Rich Cocoa 6C1, but I always held back because I wasn’t about to spend a lot of money on a shade based off of guesswork that wouldn’t match me. 

Then they went ahead and released a darker shade after Sandalwood, Deep Spice 7W1. I was going to pick that up then I realised it would be too dark for me. Then I saw they’d released newer shades and a friend recommended that I pick up Nutmeg 6W2 which is a shade between Sandalwood and Deep Spice. I was definitely glad to find a middle ground. 

These are the claims the brand makes about the product: The same long – wear makeup you love, now proven to last even longer. Looks flawless and natural. Feels lightweight and so comfortable, you won’t believe it’s super long wear. Won’t change colour, smudge or come off on clothes. Lasts through heat and humidity. 

Packaging                                                         The packaging is super cute. I really like the glass bottle and the beautiful gold accents. The bottle is small but has a weighted feel to it.

My Thoughts                                                     Now on to my thoughts. The shade range is absolutely amazing, and like I mentioned, I picked this up in the shade Nutmeg 6W2 which is the second to darkest in the warm category. The brand used to boast of 15 hour wear but now they boast of 24 hour wear and this foundation definitely lives up to those claims. I haven’t worn it for that long; the longest I’ve worn it is about 12 hours and it stayed flawless throughout. 

It doesn’t smudge or transfer so go ahead and hug bae while he’s wearing his white shirt. The white shirt ain’t got shxt on Estee Lauder Double Wear because once it sets, it SETS and it’s not going anywhere. It is of a thicker consistency but applies easily. I like to apply it with my Real Techniques expert face brush then go over it with my beauty blender to smooth it all out. It plays well with my current under eye concealers and I absolutely love the finish of it. It does transfer a little when I get oily but it’s so minimal that it’s not even a big deal. 

It has hard core oil control. This is the only foundation that has me looking matte for 8+ hours before I see a little bit of shine peeking through. It is a full coverage foundation but not cakey at all, just try not to go overboard with the powder else you’re on your way to cake face city. 

The biggest pet peeve for me and the millions of other people that use and love this foundation is the lack of a pump. For such a premium – looking foundation and for the price, it would have been nice if they threw in a pump but I’m careful to only pour out the tiniest bit because a little goes a long way. 

Now let’s talk about the elephant in the room: the shade. The foundation is supposed to be warm shade but it gives off cool vibes to me 

I am warm toned but I can make some orangey and red foundations work for me. I compared it to the coolest foundation I’ve ever used (which you should know if you’ve been kicking it with me for a while) is the Becca Ever Matte Shine Proof foundation 

The Becca definitely leans cooler than the Estee Lauder. When I wear this foundation, I look casket sharp. The colour match is pretty accurate but lacks the warm yellow tones that I like in a foundation.  

I took this picture with flash so you could tell the difference between the three foundations and you can see that the Makeup Forever Ultra HD which I reviewed recently is much warmer than the other two shades and it’s a much better match for me and the Becca Ever Matte is the coolest of the three. Sometimes to offset the coolness, I mix it with the Makeup Forever Ultra HD but the cool tones are so strong that my foundation just looks off. 

I really like the finish and the oil control properties of the foundation but I definitely do not like the shade. However I’m definitely willing to give it another shot because I am so impressed by the foundation. I don’t know what I’m going to do with this one just yet but I’ll figure something out. 

If you haven’t tried the Estee Lauder double wear, get you some sis, because this foundation is littttttt 🔥🔥🔥. And best of all it has 24 shelf life so you know this is going to last you a pretty long time. 

Have you tried this foundation? Let me know your thoughts on it! 

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Hey guys. So these are products I’ve been lusting after for one reason or the other, and I can’t wait to get my hands on them. Let’s get right into the post!

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The first product I’ve been drooling over is the Laura Mercier translucent setting powder. This is definitely a YouTube-made-me-want-it product. It is highly raved about in the interwebs, all my favorite YouTubers talk so highly about it so I find out if it’s really worth the hype!

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The next product I’ve been lusting after is the Estee Lauder double wear stay in place makeup. Yes, I have not tried this foundation yet. Everybody and they mama has been raving about this foundation and I have been hesitant to try it and let me tell you why. Even though this foundation comes in a lot of shades, in warm, neutral and cool, I find that the darkest shade in the warm category, sandalwood 6W1, is too light for me. The next shade down, 7W1 deep spice, which is one of the new shades that was added to the range, is too dark for me. And I certainly cannot buy 2 to mix because it cost a pretty penny. Rich cocoa 6C1 looks like it would be a good match, but it’s cool. So now do you understand my dilemma? Le sigh. I should probably go get colour matched and see if I should take the plunge. 

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Next product on my wish list is the Sacha buttercup setting powder. Once again, I am late to the party on this setting powder. It is another highly raved about product that’s supposed to be revolutionary and life changing. I definitely am sucked into the hype and I can’t wait to try it!

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Also on my wish list is the Lancôme teint idole ultra 24hr foundation. This is supposedly a great foundation with amazing coverage, great staying power and is highly talked about. It’s is one of Jackie Alina’s favourite foundations, and that girl can do no wrong in my eyes. Also the packaging is so cute! 

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Final item on my wish list is the Clinique Pore refining solutions instant Perfector. It is not exactly a primer, but it can be used like one because it is very mattifying. I swatched this on my hand at the Clinique counter at Westhills and I was like whoa! I need to get me this! So of course, it has to go on my wish list. 

Now I had to narrow this all the way down, because there’s are so many things that I’m wanting. And you can tell that most of these are on the higher end side, but the heart wants what the heart wants 😂 

Thanks for reading.