Oct 4, 2012

Estee Lauder 'Double Wear' Stay-in-Place Makeup SPF 10 ~ Review, Swatch & FOTD

Guest Post

By Tejinder Kaur

Today, I am reviewing the “Estee Lauder 'Double Wear' Stay-in-Place Makeup SPF 10”. I would like to start the review with a little introduction to Estee Lauder brand.

Estee Lauder Brand

Estée Lauder founded her company in 1946 armed with four products and with an unshakeable belief that every woman can be beautiful. Today, more than 60 years later, that simple notion has literally changed the face of the beauty business.

Born Josephine Esther Mentzer, Estée Lauder was raised in Corona, Queens, by her Hungarian mother, Rose, and Czech father, Max. The name Estée was a variation on her family nickname, Esty. Always interested in beauty, she was mentored by her uncle, chemist John Schotz, and began her business by selling skin care products to beauty salons and hotels.

Mrs. Lauder said “I want to show as many women as I can reach, not only how to be beautiful, but how to stay beautiful.”


Estee Lauder 'Double Wear' Stay-in-Place Makeup SPF 10 Brief:

Estee Lauder Foundation -  Double Wear Stay In Place

With Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation I've been enjoying full coverage over my skin. It keeps my skin looking fantabulous, breathing comfortably through heat, humidity and activity without the color changing, fading or coming off on clothes. It’s meant for all skin types. It gives a Natural Matte Finish and has SPF10 sunscreen to protect the skin.




It's pretty simple and standard. Estee Lauder foundations come packaged in a cute royal blue box. The product comes in a glass bottle so I can say this is not travel friendly. There is no pump so you have to tip the bottle. Please be careful while tipping because I always end up dispensing more product than I need.




The formulation is very fluidic and quite thick to smooth across the skin with a finger. I would recommend using a buffing brush to get a smooth finish. But I use a foundation brush instead of buffing brush. Its a highly pigmented foundation. The finish may be a little heavy for some, but it depends on how much you apply and how well you blend it. Within a few seconds of application the liquid formula leaves a matte finish. To avoid this I would suggest applying a moisturizing base prior to the foundation.




I bought 3N1 Ivory Beige shade because it suited my complexion to the core. It's very crucial to find the right shade that matches your skin-tone. Sheer foundations are usually more forgiving, but with full coverage foundations,  you might end up looking like you're wearing a "mask" of makeup. So to avoid this,  you really need to take the time at your local counter in finding the closest shade matching your skin tone.  There are 24 shades in total from this range. 

  Swatches of 3N1 Ivory Beige:

Blending the Swatch

Fully Blended

It provides medium to full coverage. With one layer it covers just about everything, including light sun spots and blemishes.


My Experience

This has been my perfect foundation over the last few months among all the foundations  I have used: Revlon Colourstay SPF 6 240 Medium Beige, Rimmel London100 Ivory and Loreal True Match W3 Beige and No 7 Restore and Renew Foundation. Must say this one is the best . It's perfect for me, in terms of coverage, lasting power and finish .This foundation really covers everything without looking like a mask. I love the natural finish that it gives, which is slightly more matte but still looks flawless. If you wish to, you can add any shimmer powder. Overall, this is the perfect foundation if you like medium to full coverage which stays all day. You only need a small amount and once buffed in, it creates a natural base which lasts all day.

You can see the effect of Double wear foundation in my picture below.

My Picture Indoors 


  • It provides medium to full coverage that looks natural when it's not over-applied.
  • It endures heat and sweat like a champion and doesn't transfer as easy as most of my other foundations.
  • It also stays intact till the moment I go to sleep, so it deserves an A+ for lasting power.
  • 15-hour staying power.
  • The flawless look you see in the morning is the look you keep all day.
  • Won't change color, smudge or come off on clothes.
  • Feels lightweight and comfortable.
  • Good ranges of shades.

My Picture Outdoors


  • If you apply too much of this foundation, it can look unnatural so I recommend using a buffing brush to get a smooth and an awesome finishing. The finish may be a little heavy for some still, but it depends how much you apply and how well you blend.
  • A bit costly.
  • This foundation is water resistant; some people may find that it's difficult to remove. You can use a cleanser and add some oil (olive oil, baby oil) to remove it.  Also, Garnier Skin Naturals Simply Essentials Facial Cleansing Wipes or Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes available in amazon can be used. I used makeup remover wipes most of the time.


Product Quantity: 30 ml

Price: £27.50 from boots and £26.50 from Debenhams

Overall rating: 9/10

Final Verdict:

This Double wear foundation has high rating for all skin types and more beneficial to combination- oily skin type, because of it’s close to matte finish and long-wearing abilities. But if you can find your color match in this foundation, I won't doubt that you're going to love this foundation. I think some are very quick to say or label this foundation as too heavy or too fake. But I can say that with any pigmented foundation you don’t need as much product as with a lighter coverage foundation. Always start out with less than you think you're going to need and build if necessary. Starting out with too much at once will only set you up for a disaster. You will get good ranges of shades in this one and you can easily get it on Boots, Debenhams, Estee lauder, John Lewis and EBay websites.

Hope you enjoyed reading my review…your comments/suggestions are most welcome. Thanks!!!


Author's Column

Author: Tejinder Kaur.

Tejinder Kaur


 Tejinder Kaur known as Tej is a UK based accountant, well an accountant also known for her makeup and fashion savvy . She has recently started exploring the world of blogging and wants to explore her creative spirit more by writing. She doesn’t own a blog yet but you will definitely see more of her articles on many beauty blogs.

On a personal note, her roots are from Punjab and she has every bit of that bubbly charm in her. I liked her amicable approach and loved interacting with her Angel_Mini 

This review definitely has that professional appeal to it and clearly puts forth the passion Tej has for makeup.

All the very best Tej and welcome to the world of beauty blogging.


  1. Pretty Tej thanks for contributing a fabulous review :)

  2. Tej..u looking fab and the review is awesome dear..

  3. Your looking very good...I like your yellow dress...nice review..tej...:)

    1. Thanx puja..I m glad u liked the review n my dress..<3<3

  4. Hi...Tej :) loved your FOTD & that yellow dress is gorg :)
    I have their concealer but the shade does not suit me....i mix with my moisturizer & use as tinted moisturizer :)) love the finish it gives :)

    1. Ray I haven't used their concealer.I m using Mac concealer n happy with that...but yes foundation is awesome n coverage is v nice.u get 24 shades in this..try it n I m sure u will love it..thanx dear for lovely comment..x

  5. sorry dear..delete the past one..Friends..here r the bloglinks of participants who r participating in make up challenge

    Antara sinha from http://www.makeupveda.com/

    Niesha from http://www.indianbeautyforever.com/

    vish from http://gleanandpreen.blogspot.in/

    demi mist from http://www.beautyandthemist.com/

    preethi from http://cutepinksandpurples.blogspot.co.uk/

    friends pls share the link of the other participants in ur post.

    1. ok done Preethi :)
      but please make sure everyone uploads my link correctly dear :)

  6. Wow!! Teju.. AWesome post :):)
    loved ur intro again.. ur dress..!!!
    so good :):)

    1. thanks appu sweethrt <3
      glad u liked the revu :)

  7. Hey, Tejinder.
    nice review but i like your photos a lot.
    You are very pretty my dear.:)

    1. hehheh..niesha u r so sweet...thankuuu so much <3

  8. Great review Tej..have always wanted to try out Estee lauder but the price is too high!..will try one out soon. I love your yellow dress and pink bag. You are one gorgeous accountant!

    1. Thanks Dolan..yes u r rite dear it's v costly..but worthful too..thanx for lovely compliment ..love..<3

  9. Nice review Tej, I love your bright outfit :)

  10. Nice review Tej di :):) :D Joining you :)
    Hope you like my blog too

    1. Aww..thanx yen..u r so sweet...nice meeting you..it alwyz feels great when u r meeting such a lovely ppl ....so Thnku darling <3

  11. hey tej lovely review sweetie...really u r a nice person...loved to talked to you and happy being a friend of you :)

    1. hey dear..nice to meet u as well..u r indeed v lovely too..
      I m glad u liked it..<3<3
      keep in touch..x

  12. Wow Teji super Review...Ur FOTD just awesome dear... :)

    1. Thanx rasa. I m glad u loved my review..Thnx a lot..:):)

  13. Hi Tejinder
    You looking Fablous !!May i know do you write blog for others. If u,can you write blog For Viviana (Cosmetic Brand).we provide you a beauty gift hamper from Viviana .if you areinterested please contact me at this email id feelnshare@vivianaindia.com.

    1. Thanks riya..yes I m writing for some ppl nt started my blog yet..I will definitely drop a mail n write for you..thanx for lovely comment...

    2. aww.thanks riya...
      i am so overwhelmed..yes i am writing for some ppl..n love to write for u as well..
      will drop a mail n thnx again for lovely compliment..:)

  14. you are looking so fab!!Matches your skintone sooo beautifully!!Which lippy are you wearing??

    1. thanks sophia dear <3
      it is Lipfinity Lipstick by Max Factor Sultry 185..i love maxfactor lippies n my fav tooo...thnku again i am glad u liked it <3


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