Double Wear Light Stay-in-Place Makeup
This fluid foundation isn’t as sheer as the description states. Yes, it feels much lighter than Lauder’s original Double Wear foundation, but it loses none of its predecessor’s formidable staying power. Application is smooth, but blending must be swift because it sets quickly to a long-wearing matte finish (applying it to small areas at a time works best). This really does stay on like few other foundations do, whether you’re perspiring or simply have oily skin. Coverage is light to medium—trying to apply this sheer still nets noticeable coverage, so don’t mistake this for a tinted moisturizer, because it isn’t. All of the shades are very good and include options for fair to dark (but not very dark) skin.
For daytime wear, this is best for those with normal to very oily skin who want a budge-proof foundation but are willing to apply a sunscreen rated SPF 15 or greater first. One more comment: the strong matte finish of this foundation tends to magnify large pores.
Estee Lauder At-A-Glance
The history of Estee Lauder goes back to 1946, when the woman who created the brand (and for whom it is named) began selling creams and lotions made by her chemist uncle. From its humble beginnings, Estee Lauder has grown to become a multibillion-dollar company whose products are sold all over the world and advertised in just about every fashion and women's lifestyle magazine available.
The biggest compliment we can pay to the venerable Estee Lauder line is that their moisturizers and serums can largely be described as state-of-the-art. Though fragrance is often intrusive, but when it comes to formulary excellence culminating in products that give skin what it needs to function optimally, they are tough to beat.
When it comes to makeup, by and large the brand also exceeds expectations. Though there are some under-performing products (you can read more about them in our individual reviews), Lauder has a number of excellent options, most notably its lip colors.
For more information about Estee Lauder, call (877) 311-3883 or visit www.esteelauder.com.
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