Product Review: Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Foundation

This is my must have foundation when it comes to controlling my oily t-zone- Double Wear Stay-In-Place is a  liquid foundation which dries matte, perfect for controlling any shine! Not to be confused with the Double Wear Light, this Estee Lauder foundation gives you medium to heavy coverage.


This product boasts ‘15-hour staying power,’ and yes, the foundation I will classify as long wearing, but I have never left my makeup on that long to acknowledge this claim- it is safe to say this foundation will probably not budge for 6 or so hours anymore and there is a bit of slip and slide from personal experience (under no primer).

This foundation comes in 14 shades, in my opinion catering more for those with neutral and pink tones. Sun protection is a must for me always, with an SPF of 10, this foundation receives a tick. Additional details include the product being “oil-free, dermatologist-tested, non acnegenic and fragrance free,” all important factors- no one wants awful smelling makeup on the surface of their face all day long, nor to break out after use!

In terms of packaging, this foundation comes in a sturdy glass jar with gold screw top lid. I would love a pump bottle as the product is exposed directly to your fingers when you pour it out, but alas this can’t be helped. There is 30ml of product similar to most other foundations and it will put you $68 out of pocket which you can purchase here at


To avoid highlighting patchy dry skin, ALWAYS moisturise before application. I prefer to apply this foundation with clean fingers, specifically because I feel it helps warm up and spread the foundation. If this is considered unhygienic, use a stippling brush for an air brushed look and to conceal any pigmentation, scars, or pimples. Once initial foundation is dry dab a bit more product on– for a natural looking complexion. Set with loose powder if you are planning to be papped! For lighter coverage mix with a bit of moisturiser as it will help thin out the formula!


I’ve tried many foundations in my time and this is the best one I have come across thus far! The formula though thick in terms of consistency glides easily over ones face, and does not require quick application, it’s buildable and blends well. Just in case this foundation is not for you make sure to be colour matched by one of the ladies at the Estee Lauder counter, and ask for a take home sample, this will last you quite a while and hopefully the results are what you expect.


I rate this product 9/10, it’s expensive once again, but it works wonders in masking the bothersome imperfections and evening out skin tone!


$68.00 at


  • Reply Senorita Saturday 1st September, 2012 at 10:31 am

    sounds great

  • Reply vikki18 Friday 31st August, 2012 at 11:02 am

    love it

  • Reply didon47 Sunday 12th August, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    love to try it

  • Reply jennybean Thursday 19th April, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    Always wanted to try this. Seems really high coverage though, hope it doesn’t flatten the face.

  • Reply Gai Kuyltjes Friday 13th April, 2012 at 8:22 am

    Have been using this foundation for a few months now, and have found that it is the only one that does not melt under my glasses and stays on in the humid weather, and will look fresh all day at work

  • ellisonralph
    Reply ellisonralph Thursday 22nd March, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    Foundation! Just what I was looking for

  • Reply sappheire Sunday 19th February, 2012 at 12:12 am

    a soft and luxurious foundation

  • Reply becca89 Thursday 16th February, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    i’ve been searching for the perfect foundation for A LONG TIME! i needed one that LASTS! someone kind on the forum suggested this and it is BY FAR the best foundationg i have ever found! THANKS! iv only eva had one complaint.. it does tend to look a little pale in photos (it must reflect).. apart from that.. its incredible!

  • Reply melissacicero Wednesday 15th February, 2012 at 8:51 am

    love it!

  • Reply jetaime Tuesday 14th February, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    Ooh, I must have to try this out soon at a Myer counter!

  • Reply indiana Monday 13th February, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    This is excellent quality…

  • Reply thugsy Monday 13th February, 2012 at 8:58 am

    nice one

  • Reply doogs Monday 13th February, 2012 at 8:56 am


  • Reply bardie Monday 13th February, 2012 at 8:53 am


  • Reply jarjar Monday 13th February, 2012 at 8:49 am

    would love to try

  • Reply fifi73 Sunday 12th February, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    Sounds lovely….

  • Reply daysofourlives123 Friday 10th February, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    looks really nice

  • ivysaurus
    Reply ivysaurus Friday 10th February, 2012 at 11:34 am

    This sounds really good but I hardly ever bother with foundation

  • Reply aalana Friday 10th February, 2012 at 10:17 am

    sounds good

  • Reply KNY Friday 10th February, 2012 at 8:58 am

    I love this foundation. Its the best one I have ever tried

  • Reply Zerotolove Friday 10th February, 2012 at 12:11 am

    My foundation is just running out… and this one is a contender! Still have never found the perfect foundation for myself, sigh!

  • Reply lynn Thursday 9th February, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    love thisss

  • Reply JENNIFAARRH Thursday 9th February, 2012 at 7:32 pm


  • Reply Mkett57 Thursday 9th February, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    I do like EL products but I really dislike that they dont use pump action, I think its particularly important in our hot climate.

  • Reply Jacq Thursday 9th February, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    I have used this foundation for 20 years! Whenever I’m tempted by something else I return to double-wear. You do have to work very quickly to blend it once it’s on your face and it can be a bit drying in mid-winter. But it is the best coverage and longest wearing I’ve ever found.

  • Reply Tashie Thursday 9th February, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    Works great!!

  • Reply adelynfinley Thursday 9th February, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    Can’t wait to try it!

  • Reply lauralai Thursday 9th February, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    I don’t normally wear foundation, too afraid of looking “streaky”. Might give this one a go!

  • Reply Crystal Thursday 9th February, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    great tips

  • GoodThanks
    Reply GoodThanks Thursday 9th February, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    I used to use this.. It dries real quick on application for me but it’s a great full coverage foundation. I want to repurchase now knowing what I do and using brushes etc.

  • flossyfewclothes
    Reply flossyfewclothes Thursday 9th February, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    this sounds good..but the glass container turned me off…

  • violetflower61230
    Reply violetflower61230 Thursday 9th February, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    sounds good

  • Reply medeirose Thursday 9th February, 2012 at 1:09 pm


  • Reply Whatthe Thursday 9th February, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    I love this – have tried it!

    • Reply darling Thursday 9th February, 2012 at 2:17 pm

      me too

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