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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

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 1 year, 6 months ago
psychoserenity
(Los Angeles, Texas)
on Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup
8 answers
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answer 1
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 2 weeks, 3 days ago
MsArshia
(Las Vegas, NV)
answer 2
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 2 months ago
butterfly85
answer 3
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 2 months, 1 week ago
LondonLady88
(London, UK)
answer 4
I got this applied at the sephora store and most of the staff recommend fingers! More control and much easier to blend.
answered 10 months ago
kcoachlver
answer 5
I have tried many brushes and the best thing for this foundation is the BEAUTY BLENDER!
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
Sabi85
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 6
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 1 year, 1 month ago
Ginger74
(Texas)
answer 7
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 1 year, 3 months ago
pkoro
(Newport Beach, CA)
answer 8
I would recommend applying this product with your finger tips for a natural coverage that isn't too heavy.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
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 ago
Anonymous
on Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup
4 answers
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answer 1
I used this foundation in a wedding I was in and it did NOT leave a white cast :)
answered 2 weeks, 1 day 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 2 months, 3 weeks 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 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 ago
miabt
(San Francisco)
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removal
How do you remove this completely from your face?
asked 7 months ago
attart
(Ontario, CA)
on Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup
3 answers
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answer 1
Estee Lauder does a matching make up remover for this (Take It Away) that can be both washed off and tissued off. BioDerma Sensibio also takes off every bit. But I still recommend double cleansing (make up remover and then cleanser)!
answered 2 months, 1 week ago
LondonLady88
(London, UK)
answer 2
I use moist makeup remover wipe, then I wash my face with Olay towelettes that you wet, and lastly I use some Bioderma makeup remover on a cotton pad. It removes all traces of makeup.
answered 6 months ago
DraganaJurisic
(Calgary, AB)
answer 3
I have oily skin and I use a somewhat revised version of the oil cleansing method. I use two drops of Rose Hip Oil and rub all over my face gently to loosen up makeup. Then cleanse with my cleanser of choice.
answered 6 months ago
MelissaAmber
(Aberdeen, SD)
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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 10 months 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 9 months 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 10 months 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 10 months ago
RandeeBT
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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 1 year, 1 month ago
shumbomb
(Chicago, IL)
on Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup
3 answers
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answer 1
The lightest shade is Shell 1C0 - it was discontinued last year but recently brought back by Estee Lauder (though doesn't seem to be stocked by Sephora yet). It was replaced with Cool Bone which is much darker and more yellow.

Technically the lighter shades are Cool Bone 1C (Cool)1, Ecru 1N(Neutral)1, Bone 1W(Warm)1 - but Shell is considerably lighter than these and I can't recommend it enough! It is far more similar to Alabaster etc
answered 2 months, 1 week ago
LondonLady88
(London, UK)
answer 2
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 10 months ago
1Maddy
(Toronto, ON)
answer 3
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 1 year ago
donutcamaj
(new york, new york)
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is this product easy to put on?
i have acne prone skin and my skin type is combination. i have no time in the mornings to worry if the foundation is on right i would like a make up foundation for my sensitive skin type oil-free that is easy to put on. i am using the 24h lancome foundation as of now and is so hard to put on and changes colors when i take to long to put it on. and sometimes dries my skin.
asked 10 months ago
Anonymous
(San Diego, CA)
on Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup
3 answers
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answer 1
I agree about the damp beauty blender! I have tried stippling brushes, flat brushes, fingers etc and by far the best coverage and most natural finish (and the easiest and laziest method) is the BB.
answered 2 months, 1 week ago
LondonLady88
(London, UK)
answer 2
Yes this is easy to apply. I use either a Real Techniques Expert Face Brush or a Sigma Flat top Kabuki (F80). I do one side of my face at a time so that it doesn't start to dry and become harder to blend. You'll get great coverage but this is not mask like unless you apply too much or build it up.
answered 10 months ago
1Maddy
(Toronto, ON)
answer 3
I had to return this. It is not that easy to put it because it dries so fast and then I had to really work at blending it in.
answered 10 months ago
Loves3
(New York)
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 1 year, 4 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 1 year, 1 month ago
andyhtrieu
answer 2
No SPF is in the new formula.
answered 1 year, 2 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 1 year, 4 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 5 months, 4 weeks ago
Anonymous
on Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup
3 answers
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answer 1
Tawny should work for you!
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
heatkeller21
answer 2
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 4 months, 3 weeks ago
denisssseeeee
(Brooklyn, NY)
answer 3
I am medium to fair complected with yellow undertones and I use Sand 1W2
answered 5 months ago
lbrooks
(Birmingham, AL)
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 1 year, 3 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 1 year 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 1 year, 2 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 1 year, 2 months ago
ricampbell
(Hamilton, Ontario)
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 9 months ago
Anonymous
on Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup
3 answers
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answer 1
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 2 months, 2 weeks ago
ProperIntro
(Fairfax, VA)
answer 2
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 4 months, 2 weeks ago
kaitlinmc
(san diego, ca)
answer 3
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 9 months ago
MakeupWHooore
(Rensselaer, NY)
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