Beauty – Estée Lauder Doublewear Review 

Before we flew out to Santorini I had been incredibly indecisive over whether or not to splash out and treat myself to the Estée Lauder Doublewear foundation. 

I’d worn it for my first wedding, and it was hands down the most long lasting foundation I ever had on my face as well as having beautiful coverage. However, at just over £30 a bottle, it’s incredibly pricey for somebody like me, with three kids. I was torn. 

I went into Boots and Debenhams numerous times in the lead up to the holiday and I took away samples to test it out and check it was right for me. Each time I ran out of the tester pot and had to go back to my other foundation I noticed a difference and it swayed me a little further towards buying it. 


In the end I went for it. I figured it was an investment and, if nothing else, it would provide a blog post for me. I’ve been using it ever since flying out to Santorini and one thing I can definitely say is trust your instincts and either wait until you come back from holiday or insist on having a slightly darker shade because I didn’t, and I now have an amazing foundation that’s at least two shades lighter than my skin colour where I am tanned from the holiday! 

It’s so frustrating as the foundation itself is fantastic, it makes my skin look pretty flawless, when I use my YSL primer underneath, and a little does go a long way (more often than not I end up pouring out more than I actually need). 

The design of the bottle isn’t brilliant – I really don’t like having to pour the foundation out as it’s hard to control the amount and I’m always scared it’s going to go absolutely everywhere – a pump dispenser would be better. I find that sometimes, if I’m really tired or have a long day, the foundation can go a little dry around my nose and wear off a bit there, but it’s nowhere near as bad as other foundations. 


The price is a lot, especially when you consider that you could buy a couple of high street foundations at the same cost of one bottle of Doublewear, but then, unlike other high end makeup I’ve tried, this foundation does actually seem to be worth the added cost. 

My hunt for the perfect foundation has so far seen me try no7, L’Oréal and Maybelleine to name but a few, and so far none of them have come close to the quality of Doublewear. Most foundations I’ve tried leave me feeling like I have a mask on but the Estée Lauder foundation is more like a second skin. Although high coverage, I don’t feel it clogs my skin, and I found the foundation blended in really nicely (prior to getting my tan). 

It is worth noting that flashback is a possibility when wearing the Doublewear, and I did experience this when in Santorini where the combination of a pale foundation and the use of a flash led to one very odd photo of me… but it’s a small price to pay for a foundation that ticks almost all of the boxes. 


So, where do I go from here? I can’t really afford to consistently spend £32.50 on a foundation, but I feel others won’t live up to Doublewear… So the search continues, for a foundation with high end quality at high street prices… If you have any suggestions, send them my way! 

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21 thoughts on “Beauty – Estée Lauder Doublewear Review 

  1. charlotteannelane103

    My friend has just bought this foundation and she loves it, so I’m thinking of getting it! I love that it’s a medium to full coverage foundation that is lightweight. You should try adding a couple of drops of The Body Shop Darkening Drops to the foundation, I do this with all of my foundation when I come back from holiday and it works so well!xo

    Char | http://www.charslittleblog.co.uk

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  2. ofbeautyand

    I’ve heard good things about this foundation so I need to try it x

    myblog

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  3. Emma Drury

    I have a friend who absolutely swears by this foundation – I’ll probably try it some time but I barely wear foundation so I’m not sure I’d buy it for myself since it’s quite pricey! 💛
    Emma | emmadrury.com

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  4. Tama

    I really love your pictures! They are so aesthetically pleasing😍😍😍
    And great review! btw I’m not sure if you are into korean beauty but I heard the brand etude house has a priduct called “double lasting foundation” and kbeauty gurus say that it’s a dupe for the Estée lauder one!

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    1. evenangelsfall89

      Ah thank you! I’ll have to look into that 😊

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  5. Chloe Rennard

    For me, the ship of “not buying high end foundations regularly” died a long time ago! Seems like you’ve also caught the bug with DoubleWear! I love this foundation so glad to see you also did ❤️

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  6. Gemma

    I absolutely love double wear, it’s my holy grail foundation. I save mine for days where I need a long lasting foundation with no touch ups and this one never lets me down. Mine lasts me ages for this reason, and also you can mix some wash off tan to get it to your shade. I fake tan and this is what I do so that I can wear any of my pale foundations at all times x

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  7. luxblush

    I love this foundation so much, the coverage is amazing! I really don’t understand foundations that don’t come with a pump either, it’s so much mess! It just seems like a way to get extra money if they sell them separately xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

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  8. Kate Ballamy

    I always here so many great things about This, just wish it was a little cheaper! Great post xx

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  9. Joyce Lau

    Still need to try this foundation x

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  10. Jackie

    I’ve heard so many things about is foundation but I still haven’t tried it. I don’t mind paying a higher price as long at the product is good and I get my money worth. My skin doesn’t like many foundations so I have to pick and choose so it’s unfortunate. Sounds lovely though and great post!

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  11. butterflyculture1996

    I really struggle with dry skin so I’m not sure this would be a fab one for me – I’m also conscious of fragrance !

    Robyn

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    1. evenangelsfall89

      It does have a bit of a strong fragrance but I found I got used to it x

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  12. ellieedx

    I’ve been intrigued by this foundation for so long and I always hear such mixed reviews but I really want to try it! What skin type do you have? I’m not sure if it will work for my oily skin.

    Ellie x

    http://elliesbitsofbeauty.com

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    1. evenangelsfall89

      I have combination skin – it is fairy oily around my nose especially x

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  13. C H L O 🌿 (@SimplyyChlo)

    I’ve said to myself for so long I would try this foundation and still haven’t got around to it! It seems to be different for everyone – people either like it or they don’t, must try it myself xx

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  14. Rachael blakey

    I really need to try this foundation! It’s just the lack of a pump (& also the price..) that is putting me off. I’ve heard nothing but good things though!

    Rachael xx

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  17. Sophie

    I have been considering trying this foundation, so appreciate this post!

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