The foundation my sister and I swear by

eighteenth January two thousand sixteen


Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation review

I’m often asked which makeup I use (particularly on my skin) so I decided to share this Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation review.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup is my numero uno. It’s what I use every day (watch how I use it in my morning routine here!).


Foundation can be such a personal thing, and what works for one person sometimes doesn’t work for another – so I put it to the test for a day on my sister, Breanna.

My sister and I are kind of same/same, but different. She’s a corporate lawyer; I’m self- employed, my skin tends to be quite dry; while hers is more ‘combination’. And as for foundation? She prefers more coverage for the office, while I like something I can apply only where I need it.

Our different skills complement each other – she advises me on how to be a business boss, and I help her curate an amazing work wardrobe (win win). And naturally, we share secrets – like which is the best foundation. She’s had trouble finding one that works – those that look good in the morning don’t last, and those that stay put usually look like clay by the end of the day.

So for the purpose of this post, we both wore Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup to our respective ‘offices’ for the day and then on into the evening (to time-test the promised 15-hour wear), and just as I expected… she’s a total Double Wear convert.


Good skin is always in. It’s important in her job to look polished and professional, and it’s important in my job for shoots and events.

I know some people use different foundations for day and night, but why use two when you can use one that ticks all the boxes?

It’s the only foundation I’ve ever used that stays on all day – through heat, humidity and stressful situations. And if I want more coverage for a special event, I’ll layer it up on my cheeks, chin and forehead.

Oh, and if you’re worried about this making it look ‘cake facey’ – don’t be. You can layer it up! It won’t go patchy and it has a semi-matte finish to give just the right amount of glow while your skin’s natural texture shines through (see how it sits on my skin in this video).

It’s also oil-free. I literally wear it all day, every day and it’s never made me break out once.

Cheers to that.

Day: & Other Stories shirt (similar) | ReDone Denim jeansChloé shoes | RayBan sunglasses | Gucci bag (similar here & here)
Day: Daniel Avakian dress & neck tie | Celine bag | Saint Laurent sunglasses
Evening: Dion Lee dress

Nicole Cooper

*Shot in collaboration with Estée Lauder.


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  1. I'm always worried about the cake face scenario and I thought that the double wear was a heavy formula. You might have convinced me to give it a go though!


  2. Thank you for this post!
    I've been wanting to try a new foundation for a while, I picked a few but still can't decide which one to try first… I'll definitely gives this one a go, looks like it ticks all the boxes!
    And great pictures, I just found your blog and love your style!
    xx Al

  3. Double Wear Light has been my go-to for about 6-7 years. I've tried changing to a few others over that time but have regretted it. It's like the perfect foundation and I like the Light because it's so natural looking and comes in the more travel friendly squeezy plastic tube:)

  4. I'm probably your mom's age…tried DW before son's wedding and looked like Baby Jane!!! But keep reading ab DWLight… Maybe the answer. Have combo, wrinks, sun 'damn-age!' Any thoughts!?

  5. I LOVE DW! And so does my daughter. We both have slightly dry skin and it doesn't cake, but boy does it cover.
    As makeup artists, we use a lot of different foundations. I like many. But this is my personal go-to! Yay!

  6. Tan elegante con tus vaqueros como con el vestido, doble wear el mejor maquillaje, mas cubriente y duradero, y tus ondas me alucinan, me he cortado el pelo y quiero hacermelas, las haces con plancha? Por favor cuentame como lo consigues.Gracias

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