Review: Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place Makeup

This is a review of the Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup.

This is an iconic foundation, very well known for its long wear properties. I’m so surprised that I haven’t done a review on it yet, considering this is one of the few foundations that I have ever repurchased!

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I have heard that this is a very thick, cakey looking foundation. I like to apply it with a wet makeup sponge, such as a Beauty Blender or a Real Techniques Miracle Complexion sponge.  They thin out the coverage to make it look less cakey, while still retaining the coverage.

(Beauty Blender on left)

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(Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge – link goes to my review)

Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge

 

One watch out for this product is that the color names are not the same in certain parts of the world. I have this in 2W1 Dawn, which looks like is unavailable in Japan. Several Japanese bloggers have noted that the color of the product sold in Japan and that of an imported product are not the same, even for the same shade name.

Shade names in Japan

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Shade names in the US

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I also don’t like that this product is a high end foundation, yet does not come with a pump. Fortunately, I was able to find a pump at Daiso (a Japanese dollar store) which fit perfectly.

 

What it does: (from Estee Lauder’s website)

Long-wearing makeup with 15-hour staying power. Looks flawless and natural. Lasts through heat, humidity, non-stop activity.  Won’t change color, smudge or come off on clothes. Feels lightweight and comfortable. For a look that lasts all day, without touchups.

 

Price: $39.50 for 1 oz. This product is 6000 JPY (about $60) in Japan. No wonder I buy it in the US!

 

Availability: This product can be found at department stores, Sephora, and at Estee Lauder’s website. This is pretty easy to find due to its popularity.

 

Shade range: This product is available in 35 shades. Only 6 are available in Japan.

 

What I thought:

This is one of the few foundations that last on me in the summer, due to the heat and humidity. My face does get oily in the summer, and I also sweat a lot.  Of all of the long wear foundations that I have tried, this is one of the best ones.  However, it is definitely not transfer proof for me in the summer, nor does it last 15 hours.

 

Would I repurchase?  Yes, I stock up when I’m in the US!

 

Hope you enjoyed this review!

xoxo, K

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