Friday, 23 May 2014

First Impression: Estēe Lauder Double Wear

Hello Princesses!

Today I'm going to be talking about a huge cult product - Estēe Lauders Double Wear Foundation! I was colour matched at the Auckland Smith and Caugheys counter to the colours 1N1(Ecru) and 1W1 (Bone) and I'm here to tell you about my experience with Double Wear!
What Does It Do?

"Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup SPF 10


15-hour staying power, Medium, buildable

This worry-free, long-wear powder makeup stays fresh, looks natural, even through nonstop activity. Glides on silky smooth, absorbs oil." (1)
"Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Tribehenin, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Magnesium Sulfate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Methicone, Laureth-7, Xanthan Gum, Alumina, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Cellulose Gum, Propylene Carbonate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain: Iron Oxides, Mica, Titanium Dioxide." (2)
1N1(Ecru) on the left, and 1W1 (Bone) on the right. 1N1 (Ecru) is fairly pale, but since I'm quite yellow toned and 1N1 is neutral/pinky it doesn't quite fit right. 1W1 is a lovely warm tone, but way too dark. I didn't take photos of 1W1 because it just looked so silly!
Unfortunately I forgot to take before photos, so I found the closest match I could! These photos were taken on the same day - just one photo has lights on and one doesn't. ^.^ You can definitely see how much coverage Double Wear has, it evened out my skintone beautifully without looking cakey, and covered my scars and hyper pigmentation like a dream.

Double Wear has fantastic full coverage which I'm totally not used to! It made me feel like I was wearing a bit of a mask because it made my skin look so perfect and scarless which is crazy! I found the formula to be easy to apply as long as I worked quickly because it dried so fast. I also didn't need to use a finishing powder because it dried down to a matte touch dry finish.
Would I Purchase This Product?
Sadly, no. :C Both of the two lightest shades were too dark/pink for my skin, but I really enjoyed the formula, coverage and finish of this product! I think it would be great for performances or photographed events because of the full coverage! Estēe Lauder - please make this in the shade 0.5 or 0.0 and I will buy like, 10 of them, and I will love you forever! ^.^

Have you princesses tried the popular Double Wear?


  1. Hey I just found your blog and wanted to let you know that I am so happy I did! I have exactly the same skin story as you and it happened to the first time to find someone with the same suffering story like me so yay, totally look forward to read your blog in the future :) ("Funnily" enough your skin looks exactly like mine with mostly bad action on the chin I was so surprised when I saw your pictures!) I am happy to see another blogger being open about that topic so we can all get advice from each other.
    Wish you a happy weekend! (And hope this comment was not creepy. I could imagine it turned out a bit creepy.)
    Love, Sam.

  2. Great customer service, I exchanged a larger one for my previous one and they were just the bees knees. I purchased this dress as a back up dress for my company's annual holiday party.

  3. Hi~
    I have a question. Is the colour 1N1 you have really Ecru? Because where I live Ecru is the shade 1N2 (Which was way too dark for me) And 1N1 is Ivory Nude. But I really want to try this foundation and your skin tone (and undertone) is quite similar to mine. And your reviews are really helpfull for me :)

    1. I would think that she made a mistake on the name because the sample is labeled 1N1.


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