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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. Beauty Tip: Get the most out of your foundation with this bestselling nighttime serum proven to dramatically reduce the key signs of aging.
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Questions & Answers for Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup

Question
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 2 years, 5 months ago
psychoserenity
(Los Angeles, Texas)
on Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup
12 answers
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answer 1
I use a beauty blender, i used to use brushes and it wasn't as good. I use a pore minimizing primer to make it more flawless and use a little at a time to get the coverage you desire, then set it with a light amount of powder.
answered 1 month, 3 weeks ago
amanda667
(Toronto ontario)
answer 2
Definitely start out with a little and build it up if you need more.
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
snwills
(Bradenton, FL)
answer 3
I've applied this foundation with a wet sponge and a m439 Morphe brush. I like the wet sponge method better but the brush is faster. If you do use a sponge, you should wet it first to get an easier and more fuller application.
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
VYDTL
answer 4
Beauty blender!!!!!
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
contourqueen93
(montreal, qc)
answer 5
I must completely disagree with the Sephora employee. Please don't use your fingers with this foundation. You won't get that "flawless" look you're going for. I use a flat foundation brush to lay this on my face (downward strokes) after I apply my moisturizer and primer....then I use a beauty blender to quickly blend the foundation into the skin....fingers will not give you this same effect....hope this helps!!
answered 11 months ago
MsArshia
(Las Vegas, NV)
answer 6
I get a flawless look and I have combo skin with a damp makeup sponge I use Sephora's and it's perfect! Also don't try to use a lot of product, get a little and then you'll see that a small amount is enough to cover your face otherwise it will look heavy and Cakey.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
butterfly85
answer 7
I'm afraid I have to disagree with Sephora Staff! Applying with fingers will NOT give you a flawless finish as you will not gain the same coverage - and if you are buying Double Wear coverage is a benefit! Instead damp (rather than dry!!) a Beauty Blender sponge - after primer and before setting powder for all day flawless natural coverage!
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
LondonLady88
(London, UK)
answer 8
I got this applied at the sephora store and most of the staff recommend fingers! More control and much easier to blend.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
kcoachlver
answer 9
I have tried many brushes and the best thing for this foundation is the BEAUTY BLENDER!
answered 2 years ago
Sabi85
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 10
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 2 years, 1 month ago
Ginger74
(Texas)
answer 11
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 2 years, 2 months ago
pkoro
(Newport Beach, CA)
answer 12
I would recommend applying this product with your finger tips for a natural coverage that isn't too heavy.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
Best Primer?
What's the best primer with ELDW for combo skin?

Saw on YouTube some people say not to use a primer for longest lasting transfer free wear.
asked 1 year, 8 months ago
Anonymous
on Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Porefessional works really great if your skin can handle It. Mine couldn't so I switched to the Smashbox Photo Ready pore minimizing primer. Works amazingly well and I feel like it really helps keep my oily face in check and helps with staying power.
answered 1 month ago
ChibiJen92
answer 2
i use the smashbox oil free primer as i have oily and dry skin. It doesn't break me out and goes well with my foundation
answered 1 month, 3 weeks ago
amanda667
(Toronto ontario)
answer 3
I use Make Up Forever step 1 Mattifying primer on the oily spots of my face such as the forehead, nose, cheeks, & chin then use the smoothing primer on the outer perimeter of face. If some spots still feel a bit oily I will spot treat with Mattifying primer one more time then place DW foundation on top for an all day/night stay in place matte look! Foundation holy grail!
answered 6 months ago
glamournik14623
answer 4
If you have have oily skin, I would go with Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer...i wear it under my Double Wear and looks fantastic IMO
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
ProperIntro
(Fairfax, VA)
answer 5
i always like a primer with any foundation not only for longevity but to also even out the texture of skin and offer a smooth canvas to work on

EL matte primer is great
laura mercier original primer and illuminating
and shiseido pore refining primer are some of my favorites

you will absolutely receive longevity with double wear foundation- primer or not
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
kaitlinmc
(san diego, ca)
answer 6
Honestly, I don't think you need a primer with this foundation. I find that primers make me super-oily and don't really do a whole lot. Of course, your skin is obviously totally different than mine, but I really feel this foundation offers everything you need without the use of a primer. Hope this helps! :)
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
MakeupWHooore
(Rensselaer, NY)
Question
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 2 years, 2 months ago
xotinabc
(Toronto, ON)
on Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
This product isn't good for acne-prone skin. It contains Polyglyceryl-3-Diisostearate which is known to cause break outs. Unfortunately, most of the Tarte Amazonian Clay foundation products cause acne also. I'm not sure which foundation you used, but if you used the Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour Full Coverage Foundation, for example it contains Potassium chloride which is also known to cause break outs.
A good foundation I've used so far that's high coverage & doesn't contain ingredients that cause break outs is Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation.
answered 6 months ago
lita7612
(USA)
answer 2
I have the same skin problems you do, and I am also young. I was using a sample of the Tarte foundation for awhile, but it made my skin look dry and wasn't full coverage. I asked for a sample of this foundation simply because of the price, and I wanted to make sure of the color. I fell in love with the coverage and texture of this foundation, but because I am pale, the color I was matched with at first was slightly too "orange". I then went back to Sephora, and the clerk re-matched me with the shade "Ivory" and that's perfect for my light skin, and doesn't turn orange. I would definitely recommend this foundation! Good luck!
answered 9 months ago
SydneyParham
(Lewisville, AR)
answer 3
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 2 years ago
PaigeMeMaybe
(West Memphis, AR)
answer 4
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 2 years, 1 month ago
1Maddy
(Toronto, ON)
answer 5
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 2 years, 1 month ago
ricampbell
(Hamilton, Ontario)
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 2 years, 3 months ago
RikkiNight
on Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
Actually Tawny (3W1) does contain SPF 10. However the only downfall like they mentioned earlier is that the flash does look bad with this foundation, but besides that it is actually a good foundation.
answered 5 months ago
LupittaXoxo
answer 2
Actually it has spf 10 it just can't be labeled spf unless it has a minimum of spf 15
answered 9 months ago
maziewilson
answer 3
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 2 years ago
andyhtrieu
answer 4
No SPF is in the new formula.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
1Maddy
(Toronto, ON)
answer 5
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 2 years, 3 months ago
heartilyred
(Toronto, ON)
Question
I am medium skin tone with a yellow undertone , what color would fit my skin tone in the Estee Lauder DW that is equivalent to the Lancome 320 Bisque
asked 1 year, 5 months ago
Anonymous
on Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup
5 answers
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answer 1
I'm just gonna add that I would describe 2W2 Rattan as having almost purely yellow undertones
For comparison,
-3W1 Tawny is darker and more pink, but still warm
-3W2 Cashew is even darker, but has undertones more similar to 2W2 Rattan i.e. purely yellow/orange and does not read as peach or pink
answered 1 week, 6 days ago
tj105
(San Diego, CA)
answer 2
2w2Rattan is the equivalent of 320 bisque.
answered 2 months ago
Muahkitty
answer 3
Tawny should work for you!
answered 1 year ago
heatkeller21
answer 4
I have the Lancôme foundation in the same exact shade and I tried the shade Tawny, it was a bit dark but not extremely noticeable. If anything get a few samples and see which shade works best for you :)
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
denisssseeeee
(Brooklyn, NY)
answer 5
I am medium to fair complected with yellow undertones and I use Sand 1W2
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
lbrooks
(Birmingham, AL)
Question
Dawn 2W1 vs Rattan 2W2?
Desert Beige 2N1 is SLIGHTLY light for me and Rattan is slightly too yellow. Both are very good matches but they are just slightly off. How would Dawn compare with Rattan? It looks very similar but I can't tell if it's lighter/darker or more/less yellow.
asked 1 year, 3 months ago
louistomlinson
on Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
On my NC20 - 25 skin, Rattan appeared a full shade darker than the Dawn
answered 2 days ago
edenrocks
(Regina, SK)
answer 2
If your NC25 go with rattan (my shade). If ur NC 20 then go with dawn.
answered 1 month, 2 weeks ago
zuniga07
answer 3
I have the same exact problem, i went with 2W2. Since 2N1 is a lighter and a touch pinker i feel like it would have left a strange slightly pink overcast in natural daylight. They really need to make a 2N2.
I know the struggle, i have the same problem with other brands.
answered 10 months ago
Savrod
(los angeles)
answer 4
Dawn is a shade lighter and more peach and Rattan is a straight darker yellow. Rattan is a yellow that pulls more orange (but isn't that orange) rather than pale olive.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
edenrocks
answer 5
2w1 and 2w2 are both the same undertone (yellow) but vary in color by a half shade. 2w2 is half a shade darker than 2w1.. a full shade darker is 3w1
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
kaitlinmc
(san diego, ca)
Question
I have oily skin would this be a good foundation?
asked 9 months ago
elizabethcx
on Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes i have oily and dry skin and it works very well. All what i would have to do it use blotting paper on my fore head and nose once in the day and it doesn't remove any make up while doing this
answered 1 month, 3 weeks ago
amanda667
(Toronto ontario)
answer 2
I tend to be more oily on my nose, and dry/normal every where else. With this foundation and the right powder (my favourite to pair with this is Laura Mercier's Translucent Loose Setting Powder. I tried with a tinted hydrating powder and it made me fairly oily) you should stay oil free! I keep this on through days of work and school and with a blot of powder in between it lasts great!
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
kierrasface
(Canada)
answer 3
I believe it would yes. It will not clog pores, is oil-controlling and oil-free.
It gives great, beautiful, non-cakey coverage and it lasts and lasts.
I used to have oily skin as a teen and young woman, and I would have killed to have a foundation this long lasting.
answered 8 months ago
BusyLALady
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 4
yes, this product is long stay never changed color after you wearing good coverage
answered 9 months ago
LEMARCHALE
(Renton WA)
Question
best tool for application?
what's the best way to apply this? damp beauty blender? brush?
asked 2 months, 2 weeks ago
snwills
(Bradenton, FL)
on Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
I've tried using both to apply it and I would recommend using a damp beauty blender. You can use a brush, but you'll want to apply this in very thin layers and blend quickly because it sets really fast (which is why I prefer the beauty blender - if it starts to set you can moisten that area with the damp beauty blender).
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Chelbelle817
(Massachusetts)
answer 2
foundation brush, followed by blending with a big steepled brush or blender
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
KAli1
(vancouver, BC)
answer 3
Because it is a thicker formula i find the beauty blender would work better then a brush!!
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
lucie7
(Mississauga, ON)
answer 4
i prefer a stippling brush, but a beautyblender works too.
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
dugaab01
(New York, NY)
Question
ESTEE LAUDER Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup vs. LANCÔME Teint Idole Ultra 24H
Which is longer wearing? ESTEE LAUDER Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup vs. LANCÔME Teint Idole Ultra 24H?

Is ESTEE LAUDER Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup transfer resistant?
asked 1 year, 10 months ago
Anonymous
on Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
I have been wearing Lancome Teint Idole way before they changed the formula (I would say 10 years now) and I recently switched to Estee Lauder. Don't think I will be going back to Lancome! The double wear is much lighter but is full coverage while Lancome feels heavy. I also see a huge difference between oiliness....I am less oily longer with double wear. Definitely recommend this over Lancome. I am still trying to finish up my last lancome bottle but find myself using Estee Lauder for going out.
answered 9 months ago
isabella85
(VA Beach, VA)
answer 2
I have both of these foundations, and seriously I adore the estee lauder doble wear the most. Estee lauder foundation it's a long wearing foundation, does not transfer to you clothes, and It has full coverage. I like the lancome foundation to, but I like the estee lauder doble wear better.
I hope these help.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
florwer
(San Diego CA)
answer 3
lets be honest.. no makeup will be left on for 24 hrs, its ridiculous.. but i have tried ester lauder and its by far the best foundation I've tried.. i do bridals and have been using this foundation and it seriously keeps makeup on for the longest without having to retouch. According to my clients they loved it .
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
madhee
(Chicago, il)
answer 4
Definitely not transfer-resistant, which was surprising.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
Chels01
Question
How does this foundation look in flash photography?
I have been trying to find a good foundation for flash photography. I will be taking pictures with my friends and look through them to see my face having a white cast.
asked 1 year, 11 months ago
Anonymous
on Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
I used this foundation in a wedding I was in and it did NOT leave a white cast :)
answered 11 months ago
natyice
answer 2
Sadly, this foundation gives me quite a bit of flashback. I love everything else about it - the coverage beats any other foundation's coverage in my opinion and I love this finish. However the intense flashback is a dealbreaker for me - I would normally only use this foundation for special events where I wanted my skin to look flawless without requiring multiple touch-ups (this is very long-wearing), but those are the same special events that would likely have some sort of photography.
I've found Smashbox Studio Skin to have almost as good coverage without the flashback effects.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
bruingirl12
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 3
I used it for my wedding and ended up having a white cast, sadly! It was not extremely noticeable but your best bet would to use the makeup forever hd.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
hlworth
(Kentucky)
answer 4
The ESTEE LAUDER Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup would be a great option for photography! Typically products with SPF or setting products that are not blended well, will leave a white-cast in photography.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
miabt
(San Francisco)
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