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Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup

What it is: A 15-hour, flawless foundation that stays looking fresh and natural through heat, humidity, and nonstop activity. What it does: Estēe Lauder’s Double Wear Makeup delivers flawless, 15-hour staying power, and it is natural-looking for carefree coverage. A lightweight, oil-free, and buildable formula, it doesn’t change color, leaving your makeup looking as fresh as when you first applied it. What else you need to know: This product is fragrance-free and non-acnegenic. It has been dermatologist tested.
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Questions & Answers for Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup

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How should I apply to get that flawless, natural look?
I bought this product in a Sephora store after a Beauty Advisor demo-ed it on me. When she applied it, it was beautiful, flawless, and natural looking. However, I can't seem to reproduce it at home. I've tried using both a foundation brush (the same one she used) and a beauty blendr sponge. The only way I can get anything close is to use powder on top, and the Advisor specifically said that I didn't need to use powder with Double Wear. Advice?

P.S.: I have really good skin already, so it's not a matter of needing more coverage. I actually went in wanting something that would look less "made-up" and just enhance my natural skin.
asked 1 year, 1 month ago
psychoserenity
(Los Angeles, Texas)
on Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup
5 answers
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answer 1
I got this applied at the sephora store and most of the staff recommend fingers! More control and much easier to blend.
answered 4 months, 4 weeks ago
kcoachlver
answer 2
I have tried many brushes and the best thing for this foundation is the BEAUTY BLENDER!
answered 8 months ago
Sabi85
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 3
I use a stippling brush, it works GREAT!
And I'm going to have to respectfully disagree....I use a loose powder to set the foundation and I've NEVER had a problem with it causing the foundation to flake off. Press powder, in my opinion, can leave behind a cakey look.
answered 8 months ago
Ginger74
(Texas)
answer 4
I apply the foundation with SEPHORA COLLECTION Pro Flawless Airbrush #56 and then apply a light dusting of the pressed powder(Double Wear Stay-in-Place Powder Makeup) and I get a flawless finish. In the past I used loose powder which was a mistake, it actually breaks up the makeup and flakes off. pressed is the way to go.
answered 9 months ago
pkoro
(Newport Beach, CA)
answer 5
I would recommend applying this product with your finger tips for a natural coverage that isn't too heavy.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
SPF?
Is there any SPF in this foundation? I want to purchase it but I'm scared that its going to make me look pale in photos.
asked 11 months ago
RikkiNight
on Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup
3 answers
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answer 1
There is no SPF in this foundation. However, it will look white or grey in flash photography because it still contains titanium dioxide and iron oxides.
answered 8 months ago
andyhtrieu
answer 2
No SPF is in the new formula.
answered 9 months ago
1Maddy
(Toronto, ON)
answer 3
Unfortunately, there's no SPF in this foundation. I generally like to put sunscreen on my face before I apply my make-up (especially in the summer time). That way you know you will get the sun protection you need, since depending on how much foundation you use, or where you apply it, it might not fully protect your skin.

I also find that when you, just use a little bit of this foundation, and find the right shade, you don't need to really need to worry about looking pale, but if that's a major concern, I would recommend using a highlighter and bronzer after you apply your foundation.
answered 10 months ago
heartilyred
(Toronto, ON)
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I am super pale so its really hard to find the right foundation for me. I also have acne prone skin, oily skin, sensitive skin, and some dry patches.
I am super pale so its really hard to find the right foundation (colour) for me. I also have acne prone skin, oily skin, sensitive skin, and some dry patches on my blemishes. I have literally tried out sooooo many foundations and I can't seem to find the right one :( Should I try this one out? I went to Sephora yesterday and the clerk suggested the Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation for me so I put it on today and it's not full coverage and you can see my dry patches! Please help ugh :(:(:(:(
asked 9 months ago
xotinabc
(Toronto, ON)
on Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup
3 answers
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answer 1
I have dry skin and I loooove this foundation. I also have some acne issues and the coverage of this product is more than great!! I don't even have to use concealer anymore, except for under my eyes because I like the brightening effect. My skin is very pale as well. When I was matched for this foundation, the sales associate recommended the shade ivory nude to me and personally, I like the shade on my skin tone. Try this foundation out. I can easily say that it's my favorite foundation out there!
answered 7 months ago
PaigeMeMaybe
(West Memphis, AR)
answer 2
I use this, but I have older, combination skin. It's full coverage so it will cover your acne, but it might cake up. What about trying the Double Wear Light, which comes in a convenient tube? I often see it praised by youtubers in their 20s with acne prone skin, along with the Clinque one for blemish-prone skin. Good luck.
answered 9 months ago
1Maddy
(Toronto, ON)
answer 3
I also tried tart's foundation and found it did not work for me! I seem to have some of the same skin issues as you, and I truly do love the double wear. I asked for a sample and tried it for a couple days and I was sold.
answered 9 months ago
ricampbell
(Hamilton, Ontario)
Question
Clingyness
I have pale, combination/acne prone skin. I was going to buy this foundation because I desperately need something that will cover my acne and redness without making me look like a huge whitehead. I'm planning to go on Accutane in the next few months because the pills and creams are not working. I fully expect Accutane to dry my skin out completely and my skin will surely get dry and flakey. So, does this foundation cooperate with flakey, dry skin? Does it cling to dry patches?
asked 5 months, 2 weeks ago
superkawaiikat
(Lincoln University, PA)
on Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup
3 answers
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answer 1
Unfotunately this foundation is very matte and can cling to dry patches. However, try applying it with a damp sponge (doesn't have to be a beauty blender, you could try the Real Techniques Complexion Sponge). I have dry skin and I wear this foundation all the time using a sponge. It applies pretty easily, especially with a sponge, I recommend dabbing on powder with a sponge or brush instead of buffing it or dragging it on your skin if your skin is dry, it'll help set the foundation over it without disturbing it.
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
LydChar
answer 2
Hi I was on Accutane years ago. When I was 17 to be exact and I am now 35. This was the only foundation I wore back then, and now it’s even better (more colors, better consistency) I have some severe dry patches around my nose. Apply the foundation with a wet beauty blender as it will be less drying. Use your fingers to apply in areas where you need more coverage. If you find the foundation to drying, mix it with a bit of your face cream, or a little bit of a BB type foundation. I completely recommend this foundation because it will not cause or irritate your acne. It will also do a good job at covering any scars you currently have. Best of luck to you, and hang in there!
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
carebearmare
(Toronto, ON)
answer 3
This foundation works best on combination to oily skin. This foundation has a very matte finish and will cling to dry patches. If you want to try something that has full coverage, but has less of a matte finish, we recommend trying Estee Lauder's Double Wear Light Stay-in-Place Makeup>http://bit.ly/1xhVKeS.
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
RandeeBT
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Color match
What is the difference between 2W1 et 2W2? The description is the same, I suppose that 2W1 is lighter than 2W2 but I would like to be sure before buying an expessive product.
Thank you
asked 1 year, 4 months ago
Anonymous
on Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup
2 answers
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answer 1
2W2 is more yellow, and if I remember correctly, a little darker than 2W1.
answered 11 months ago
sodiumsugar
(Vancouver, BC, CA)
answer 2
Hi there,

We recommend posting your beauty question on our Ask The Experts page:http://community.sephora.com/. It will be answered by one of our Sephora Pros or Beauty Advisor.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
What's the absolute lightest colour in this foundation?
asked 11 months ago
DaniWalls
(Edmonton, AB)
on Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup
2 answers
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answer 1
Cool bone 1n1 but if you can never find a pale enough foundation (like me) it is still too dark
answered 8 months ago
Maighdean
(Waterloo Iowa)
answer 2
The lightest color I could find in my Sephora store was cool bone. I usually do not wear the lightest color, but the next shade up in foundations. So, if you are really ivory skinned (like a pale red head), you might want to find out if EL makes something lighter than cool bone through their website. Sephora does not carry every color.
answered 9 months ago
1Maddy
(Toronto, ON)
Question
Color Match
I have heard wonderful things about this foundation but sadly my Sephora doesn't carry the brand. I am extremely pale (as in, I go in the sun and burn immediately) and really have issues finding a foundation that will match my complexion. As a comparison, the best match I can find is MUFE Mat Velvet in Alabaster. I have very cool undertones. Would Cool Bone be light enough for me?
asked 8 months ago
Kaleighababy
(Boise, ID)
on Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup
2 answers
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answer 1
We recommend using the Sephora + Pantone Color IQ to help you find your perfect match! > http://www.sephora.com/color-iq
answered 8 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 2
some other stores carry this brand as well!
answered 8 months ago
Manno
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Please help me find the correct shade for my skin tone
My Sephora does not carry Estee Lauder and I have been wanting to try this foundation so unfortunately I couldn't get a color match. My color shade for Nars sheer matte is Stromboli and for Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation I use Medium Sand. Which shade would I be in the Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation?
asked 8 months ago
bebeprincess
(Nor Cal)
on Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup
2 answers
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answer 1
Try findation.com Great way to find your shade in other foundations (:
answered 7 months ago
Jewelyn
(Tacoma, WA)
answer 2
We recommend the color Shell Beige 4N1 in the ESTEE LAUDER Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup. We also recommend using the Sephora + Pantone Color IQ to help you find your perfect match! > http://www.sephora.com/color-iq
answered 8 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
lightest shade?
I heard great things about this foundation but all of the shades look way too dark for me in pictures... I use Bobbi Brown in Alabaster 00, Nars in Siberia, and MUFE Mat Velvet in No. 15. Are any of there shades light enough for me? I have neutral undertone but it's still more cool than warm. Also, I have pretty oily skin.. is this foundation good for oily skin?
asked 7 months ago
shumbomb
(Chicago, IL)
on Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup
2 answers
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answer 1
Try cool bone . I have pale skin with pink undertones and it works quite well for my nc15 skin tone. If you are even paler check with the Estée Lauder website because there are other colors that do not sell well enough to be carried in stores.
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
1Maddy
(Toronto, ON)
answer 2
try cool bone! It's the first shade on the spectrum it's pale ivory beige with cool undertones,

see me use it in this video for a skin comparison
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yA-tCC_h6o&list=UUgMM8bzXHYkBurKhDCEQRnA
answered 7 months ago
donutcamaj
(new york, new york)
Question
How can I choose my color?
I have black silky hair
And black eyes
Skin tone I'm not sure maybe neutral or warm or yellow
asked 7 months ago
to0ty
(Dallas, Texas)
on Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup
2 answers
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answer 1
Get color matched in a Sephora store so you know what shade you are.
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Loves3
(New York)
answer 2
We recommend using the Sephora + Pantone Color IQ to help you find your perfect match! > http://www.sephora.com/color-iq
answered 7 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
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