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Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay In Place Makeup

4.7 of 1118 reviews


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A long-wearing foundation that combines a flawless matte finish with comfortable wear for up to 24 hours.

  • Has SPF

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Finish - Powders:

  • Matte

Finish - Foundation:

  • Matte

Skin Type:

  • Dry
  • Normal to dry
  • Normal to oily
  • Oily

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Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay In Place Makeup Reviews

4.7 of 1118 reviews

93% recommend this product

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Most Helpful Positive



Holy grail foundation! perfect for oily skin types and very long lasting!

Most Helpful Criticism

Too heavy for daily use


I personally find that it has too much coverage and is way too heavy for daily use, but it's nice when used sparingly for special occasions or nights out.
  1. Best


    Holy grail foundation! perfect for oily skin types and very long lasting!
  2. Sleek, buildable foundation

    Taylah King

    Beautiful full coverage foundation. Doesn't oxidise, non-drying and doesn't clog your pores. Leaves skin with a smooth finish without looking cakey or flaking. My go-to foundation every time.
  3. Simply the best


    Me - 46yo, oily skin with some acne issues and scarring, visible pores, usually need touching up around lunch time. I use a primer (the Estee Lauder one is perfect to go with this foundation) and finish with powder and setting spray. I received this a couple of weeks ago and was blown away from the first use! I was a bit apprehensive about the purchase as some reviewers found it drying and hard to...
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  4. Favourite foundation

    Bonnie Leon

    Long lasting, transfer proof, high coverage
  5. My go to

    Sophia Howard

    I have oily skin and find that even though this starts off looking pretty matte when my oil peeks through it turns in to a nice glowing coverage. I keep trying other foundations, but then realise I should just stick to this one as it really is the best
  6. the reviews say it all


    As a person with brown skin with a mix of warm and cool undertones, I have struggled for the longest time to find my right match. Even big brands such as Armani don't have a match for me, to this day! I'd been using a cult favourite for the last 9 years and I thought it was my right match all this time... Until I decided to try this foundation. I am never looking back. Works for all skin types, sk...
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  7. Best foundation ever!


    Great coverage! Perfect for oily skin types. Stays all day, sweat proof, rain proof. Can never go back to any other foundation.
  8. Holy grail


    Would not use this for everyday use as it is very heavy but an awesome foundation if you're looking for great coverage or for an event.
  9. Holy grail foundation


    If you haven't tried this foundation yet, you have no idea how good foundation can be. No offensive smell, beautiful application, my tip with my new bottle is to leave the lid off for a day and I find it thickens up the foundation to my perfect consistency. Very easy to apply. Beautiful coverage.
  10. Absolute must have!

    Sandy Shehata

    This is hands down the best foundation i have ever used. Lasts all day and never budges! So full coverage and feels weightless on the skin! Absolutely love this foundation
  11. Amazing longwear

    kate young

    Would never look back, the best long lasting full coverage foundation
  12. Love it


    Good for oily skin, and the 1W2 is perfect for my tone, the only flaw is it is a little cakey.
  13. Love it


    This foundation is suitable for my oily skin, I've been repurchase it several times.
  14. Old faithful

    clare heazlewood

    I’ve tried others, but always come back to my double wear. It really helps cover my freckles and uneven skin tone. Love it.
  15. It's a no for me dawg.


    I last used this foundation over 10 years ago and loved it, but this time am overall left disappointed and frustrated by it. Firstly, apparently the formula has changed which isn't an issue if an it improves a product, however in this case I think it has reduced the quality. It is runnier, and less easy to wield once applied to the skin. Secondly, I found it difficult to apply and blend consistent...
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  16. Long time user

    Ms z

    I’ve used this foundation many times and have changed it up just as many times as well, but still keep coming back haven’t found a foundation with such staying power like this one. A must in your makeup kit.
  17. Flawless


    Lives up to its reputation as a flawless finish and has the added bonus of SPF so is perfect during the day . Because it’s semi full coverage though a little goes a long way . Blends well but sets quickly too so a little practice will help you achieve the perfect look . I don’t use it every single day as some days I am happier with a lighter coverage . For extra dry skin I’d probably mix a couple...
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  18. Love it!


    Best foundation! Great coverage, flawless finish. Love it!
  19. She sticks!

    Chelsea McCann

    I’m 41, oil/combination skin, with larger pores around my nose. At my age, I’m also starting to get a few fine lines. I’ve been using Maybelline Fit Me for years and used the colour match to recommend which shade. I initially found it a little hard to blend (using a cheap Beauty blender though). Shockingly I felt it was a little dry (with my oily type skin I have NEVER experienced this) but this m...
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  20. just so so


    It's too dry, not smooth, only recommend the oily skin to use. However, it can keep whole day when you use this foundation.
  21. Impressed

    Darcy O’Keeffe

    Bought this to try out after seeing many reviews.. and I LOVE it. Sits on the skin so nice and it was still in place after a night out
  22. great


    So this does what u need, it will not budge! Great for our full on summer weather where I feel like j ordinarily am melting by mid day. This doesn't make me look like a mess and stays put.
  23. The Only One For Me!


    Just received my latest purchase of this. hadn't quite run out but I don't EVER want to. I have been using this for more years than I care to remember and it has never disappointed. Stays matte, lasts all day and yet looks natural. What more can I ask?
  24. Good


    Good coverage and lasts all day but do use a hydrating primer if you have dry skin.
  25. Great for this full-coverage days


    This is a lovely foundation, however it isn't something I reach for every day as the coverage is a little high for me (I prefer a natural, sheer foundation or tinted moisturiser for every day) It has a natural finish and can be built up to look beautiful and glory on the skin. I find it can sometimes cling to dry patches so I always spend a little extra time prepping my skin. I would compare this...
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  26. Can be heavy


    This is great for a night out but can be too heavy for everyday wear if you want full coverage. In saying that, it is a great foundation that did not cake or leave any greasy film on my acne prone skin. Excellent price point too.
  27. My holy grail!


    This. Covers. Everything! And in the most subtle way. You can build it up for those pesky red spots or I mix it with my moisturiser for weekend shopping / casual coverage. Love it, wouldn’t change it ever! The pump you can buy seperately is also worth getting as this doesn’t have a pump so I’m always pouring too much out haha.
  28. Best foundation for oily skin


    My go-to foundation when I need full coverage that lasts all day. Perfect for work, events and nights out - the only foundation I've found that doesn't melt away as I've got oily skin. Would definitely recommend using a primer beforehand to help it blend seamlessly. Wouldn't recommend for dry skin.
  29. Wow


    This has brilliant coverage and it's super long lasting. I wear it for special occasions because it's too heavy for everyday wear for me.
  30. Longtime favourite


    Love this foundation for its buildability and cake free application. It’s long lasting and doesn’t settle into the creases of my face or the drier areas of skin. Perfect for a flawless appearance day or night.
  31. Never fails!


    Have used double wear for years, gone to other foundations but always come back to this. Great buildable coverage, covers scarring and lasts all day. Great colour selection. Just wish the packaging included a pump to avoid wastage.
  32. Finallyyyyy!


    Having worked as a make up artist and trialled a plethora of foundations.. I am happy to say.. that THIS is the one. I don’t know why it took me so long to give Estée lauder’s double wear a chance: maybe I was fooled into thinking it was for older skin. Here’s why I love it: - I am always trying to find foundations that work with my super oily skin. I’m after a foundation that will not leave m...
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  33. Love Estee Lauder


    Great coverage but I think I may need a lighter shade as always an excellent product.
  34. Best foundation


    This is the best foundation if you want a matte finish. I find that dewy foundation doesn’t agree well with my skin and a more drying/ matte finish does! Well this foundation is the perfect fit for me. The colour blends perfect, has a flawless complexion, a little goes a long way and it’s stays on literally all day and night. So happy I’ve found a foundation that works for me. Oh and not to mentio...
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  35. Stays in Place All Day, Full Coverage


    I had a temporary break up with this foundation recently and had a brief fling with It Cosmetics but I came crawling back within a week. This is the best foundation. It's full coverage but you can also mix with moisturiser to dilute making it last even longer. This foundation lasts all day on your face and you don't need to touch up even in humid weather and with oily skin. You can if you want eve...
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  36. Great product.


    I really love it, the coverage of this foundation is good, it works well for my dry skin and not feel too oily.
  37. As good as it claims!


    This foundation is long wearing and stays matte for all day! I have oily t-zone but this foundation stays on and on even after a long day at work and have to attend dinner parties after that. I don’t even need to touch up with compact powder on my t-zone on most days. Just a little tricky to blend on the nose if not moisturised enough or primed properly
  38. The best!


    This is the only foundation that I wear and it’s true...it stays put all day! I use sparingly for a lighter day coverage and it’s great for evenings out. Blends well, covers all imperfections and works perfectly with the mattifier primer in the range.
  39. Difficult to fault


    I think this is my new holy grail foundation. It blends out so beautifully and flawlessly with almost no effort at all. I have dry skin and really appreciate how this foundation doesn't cling to or accentuate drier areas. I'm sure some credit is owed to my powder and setting spray but nonetheless this stays in place for many hours without shifting or caking into fine lines. I wish it came with a p...
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  40. The best


    This is the best foundation for my skin and it is a perfect colour match. I have combination to oily skin and it gives a natural to matte finish. It has full coverage that works perfectly to cover dark spots and pigmentation without having to use extra products. Once set with powder and sprayed on, it keeps me oil free for most of the day.
  41. Beautiful coverage and great shade selection


    This was my first holy grail foundation, and I definitely recommend the product for it's flawless dewy coverage and easy to blend formula. A little amount goes a long way but you can also reduce the amount of coverage by mixing it in with a moisturiser. The negatives of this product is that it doesn't come with a pump, and that it tends to leave my skin oily after a couple of hours. That being sai...
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  42. loved


    Love this foundation!! Will never ever buy anything else. I'm so happy with this foundation. Lasts all day , even during a hot sweaty workout at the gym. Very buildable and it feels so natural.
  43. made me break out


    This product made me break out with millions of little white heads. This has so many good reviews but just wasnt right for me. it does feel have good coverage though.
  44. Great coverage


    This blends easily and gives great coverage. Just make sure to moisturise well
  45. Holy grail foundation!


    A little goes a long way. I love this foundation so much - been using this for 3 years :D
  46. Best full coverage foundation around


    So long wearing, covers everthing and such a great shade range now for every time of year and tan.
  47. HG for glam looks


    This foundation is perfect for a full face, matte look. However, the coverage is quite heavy and matte so it is not for someone who wants a natural look or someone with very dry skin.
  48. An absolute classic


    My skin is not perfect and it has some imperfections like redness etc. I used to use this for a few years, but thought I'd change it up a bit and got another foundation. I came back to this though because the coverage is perfect with one layer and it's buildable, and it lasts all day even without a primer. It's a little bit flat though unfortunately, that's why I removed half a star. That's the on...
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  49. My fave - lasts all day!


    This foundation is amazing. It goes on nicely and lasts all day, even through sweat and rain! I have used this foundation for many many years and will continue to do so for many more.
  50. Cult Classic


    This is the foundation I keep going to again and again after having tried most out there. It has a velvety finish, not too matt and not too dewy, I have very dry skin so this product dries almost instantly on my skin. It’s best to work in small sections of the face as it won’t budge. I add a facial oil or moisturizer to dilute this foundation and use it as is to conceal. It’s a timeless foundation...
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  51. Beautiful coverage


    It isn’t too oily, blends well and the coverage is amazing. Do itttt!
  52. Love the coverage but very drying


    I really love the coverage of this foundation, I have normal for dry skin and find this foundation goes quite patchy and flakey by the end of the day and dries my skin out quite a lot afterward.
    Colour range could be better, I didn’t really find an exact match in any foundations from this brand unfortunately.
  53. Full coverage, last all day, doesn’t seperate


    This is my go to full coverage foundation. I use this if I’m looking for full coverage foundation that lasts all day and doesn’t seperate! Great shade range and also tons range! Advice buy the pump, sold seperate it is much easier to use!
  54. Such a legend


    It's already my second time to buy this product! My skin is oily and has some red blemishes and acne scars. But it can helps me to cover the spots. It would be a little bit dry when you just finish the make up. But after a while it will looks much better!
  55. Best foundation for extremely oily skin


    I have acne, acne scarring and extremely oily skin. I've been searching for my holy grail foundation for over 10 years, and I'm happy to say that this is it! It keeps me matte for the entire day. Yes... even my excessively oily skin... Something I thought was not possible with any foundation on the planet! I can't believe how good this is. The coverage is full, so my acne and acne scarring are cov...
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  56. Skinlike


    One of my favourite foundations. It has such good coverage and a little goes a long way. It looks extremely skinlike and lasts quite a while on the skin.
  57. Stays in Place!


    Amazing full coverage, completely covered my acne scars and red blemishes. As advertised, it definitely stays in place all day, I once wore it for 18 hours and it didn't smudge or fade at all. Only downside is it is VERY thick, which I guess I should have expected since it's designed to provide full coverage and stay in place. Would recommend this product if you need to your makeup to last all day...
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  58. Super high coverage


    This foundation is very high coverage and will cover all discolouration, however the texture is thick and too drying for my skin. I prefer my base products to be light and moisturizing and this one just isn't for me!
  59. Super high coverage


    This foundation is very high coverage and will cover all discolouration, however the texture is thick and too drying for my skin. I prefer my base products to be light and moisturizing and this one just isn't for me!
  60. Favourite foundation


    Love this foundation so so much! It's the only one that lasts me all day and night without leaving me looking oily. Makes my skin look so smooth without looking cakey!
  61. The best foundation ever!


    I have tried a lot of foundations and this is by far the best. It stays in place as it states and leaves my skin looking great. I get compliments and asked which foundation I use, even from my dermatologist.
  62. Best foundation ever!


    Covers every imperfection, long lasting, new shades are amazing. Highly recommend!
  63. One of my favourites


    This is one of my favourite foundations, it glides on so nicely however it does dry quickly so you have to work fast to blend it in. The coverage is amazing and very buildable! It last all night even if you’ve had a big night out my makeup still stays in place the next day, love the range of colours also. Highly recommend if you like a full covered matte foundation, worth investing in.
  64. My fav foundation


    Great coverage and dries matte, so I don’t even need to set it! Not a bad price either, will buy again!
  65. Great Great Foundation!


    Honestly, I love this foundation. It comes in a shade that ACTUALLY matches me! I also like that this foundation can be used in different ways. I like to sheer it out with a sponge and use a glow-y primer underneath and the finish is beautiful, but it also looks great when used with a brush to get full coverage. I don't have any problems with it looking thick or cake-y, but I always build it up in...
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  66. Lasting power but very thick


    This foundation lives up to its reputation for its lasting power, especially when used in conjunction with an EL primer. However, I found it was quite thick and heavy to use on a daily basis - probably better for special occasions. It also has a matte finish and may cling to dry patches of your skin. I prefer a dewy finish so I would probably not repurchase.
  67. Heaven

    Brooke elise

    So this is by far my fav foundation ever best coverage and I don’t need to set it if I don’t want to because it mattes right down and I’m greasy baby.
    Adore is the only place to stock my colour which is AMAZING
  68. The best foundation for full coverage


    I need a full cover, I have red red red cheeks and this is one of the only foundations that does cover my redness without causing my eczema to flair up. I try to save it for special occasions because of the price, but this combined with tarte shape tape is a great combination.
  69. Love this foundation!


    Love this foundation for special occasions as it gives the perfect coverage and does not look cakey. It looks so skin like.
  70. Simply the best


    This is the best foundation!

    I made the switch two years ago and haven't looked back.

    The staying power means I can put in on the in the morning, confident that I won't need a touch up during the day.

    Great coverage without the cake, I was hesitant to spend so much on foundation but it lasts forever. I get months from a bottle despite wearing it every day....
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  71. Definitely stays in place!


    I love the long wear of this foundation! It can be a little heavy for day use, particularly on dry skin but it does exactly what is says with longevity of wear. I can work a 12+ hour day and still have nice coverage at the end. I occasionally mix it with a little bit of serum foundation to give lighter coverage and it still sits beautifully by the end of the day.
  72. The best foundation ever


    I’ve been using Estée Lauder’s double wear foundation for about 3 years and not only does it have full coverage, it also lasts all day. Feels great. I get great comments about how good my skin looks when wearing it.
  73. Best for oily dehydrated skin


    ive tried literally everything on the market. Giorgio armani, all the nars ones, urban decay etc etc. I always come back to this one as it has it all three - coverage, doesnt transfer, stays matte all day and doesnt melt.
  74. AMAZING !


    The best full coverage foundation I've come across. Skin looks covered and flawless overtime. Somedays when I want a medium-light coverage I just add a couple drops to a BB cream.
  75. All time favourite


    I’m yet to find a foundation better than this. It has very full coverage. Comes in really light shades which is great for my fair skin. The only downside is you have to buy the pump dispenser separately
  76. My best friend


    This is the best foundation I have ever used. It gives you full coverage, great colour selection (I use shade 3w1.5 fawn).it covers my pigmentation and dark circles in one application. It stays for 16 hours without looking cakey. Even My colleagues commented on how good my makeup looks after wearing this foundation for the first time . I love love love it.
  77. Smooth, top quality


    This makes my skin look smooth and even
  78. Holy grail


    Hands down my absolutely HG foundation, I've never been able to stray and try other new brands. The times I have, I immediately go back! It is a bit sheer so you may need to layer, but it literally lasts ALL day and night.
  79. Go to foundation


    This is my go-to foundation. The only foundation that stays on my skin all day long and doesn't go patchy!
  80. Flawless


    I switched from a loyal Clinique foundation wearer to die her double wear! Lasts all day or night, beautiful finish and doesn’t cause breakouts or blotchy ness.
  81. Fussy girls BFF


    I can't stand makeup transfer and this seriously does not budge. I'm Indian and find it so so difficult to find my shade and this is one brand that actually has it. I hate the smell of foundation and guess what? this doesn't smell like budge. Stays on all day without creasing.
  82. good formula


    For someone with acne prone skin, this covers my skin beautifully and doesn't look heavy if you apply it using a tapping motion on moisturised skin
  83. Love this foundation!


    This foundation is fantastic glides on nicely and easy to apply. Doesn't oxidize after hours of wear or shift. Perfect for my sensitive skin and doesn't sink into my face lines! I have some blemishes and scaring which covers really well and is build able for extra coverage. I use the double stay powder on top to complete the look with a matte finish.
  84. For special occasions


    For me this foundation is good for special occasions or for going out when I like to go a little more dramatic with my makeup. It really covers everything!! I saw my friend wearing it on a night out and had to ask what it was because her skin looked flawless. I would say this isn't good for daily wear/natural lighting scenarios though, as it can look heavy and it also sinks into my smile lines
  85. The best


    The best longwearing foundation on the market - doesn’t irritate acne, and is fine for dry skin when you’re hydrated w skincare underneath
  86. My best friend!


    Have used this product for more years than I care to remember. Friends say that as you age , so must your foundation.I find that with a properly moisturised and primed skin this foundation still works wonders. No caking, no transfer just a great look all day. I will not be switching.
  87. great coverage


    love the coverage this foundation gives, but doesnt make me feel cakey or anything. i like to use this when im wearing a full face of makeup esp when going out.
  88. The best foundation ever


    I have tried a lot of foundations yet this is the best. it is a bit heavy for daily use but can be mixed with moisturizer still, it has a great cover, breathable, no shine, hydrating, and long lasting.
  89. flawlesss


    my favourite foundation of all time!! a little goes a long way and leaves me with such an airbrush finish.
  90. Great for a full coverage look


    This product is AMAZING for a night out or if you are looking for a full coverage foundation. This does oxidise though, so I would suggest getting a lighter shade as it could get quite orange. The only negative is that it does break me out, but that may be because of wearing it for a very long time throughout the night/day. I would certainly suggest this to anyone looking for a full coverage foun...
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  91. My go to


    Have loved this foundation for years! It's the only foundation that doesn't swipe off my face especially my nose, it honestly lasts all day and night. It sets matte but can make it glowy with a hydrating spray and primer. A little goes a long way and the product lasts me ages so it's worth the price. Will always come back to this, big love!
  92. cakey looking


    Totally not for normal to dry skin. This make me look dryer even with hydrating primer. I can only use it in very hot summer.
  93. Amazing


    I wear this when my skin breaks out or looks uneven. It blurs it really well
  94. The best foundation I've ever used


    I usually buy cheap foundations however this time I decided to try a more expensive one. Based on the reviews, I have just bought Estee Lauder Double Wear.

    I will never go back! I can't believe how amazing it looks on my skin. I'd always had problem with caking on my forehead and always put it completely down to dry patchy skin. Caking is no longer an issue. The foundation also lasts...
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  95. Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place Makeup - 3N1 Ivory Beige


    I have been buying this for a long time...Only need a little bit as the coverage can be thick....small amount... Im 47 so i only use what I think I need....
  96. Amazing coverage


    Love this product by estee lauder, full coverage if you want it to be, long lasting and looks flawless. Thanks adore beauty for stocking it!


    I have been using this for over 5 years - nothing every compares. Oily skin girls... this is the only foundation that will work for you
  98. Holy grail for oily skin


    I'd give this product more stars if I could. My holy grail foundation for oily skin!!! I've tried SO many foundations for oily skin, and this is the only foundation to look the exact same at the end of the day as it did when I put it on in the morning. A couple touch-ups throughout the day if it's an extremely hot day, but otherwise it's perfect for anyone with oily skin. Worth the price.
  99. SO gooood


    Imagine the coverage of MAC studio fix and the weight of sheer coverage. This foundation covers all my blemishes, random acne and pigmentation without feeling like I'm wearing 100 layers. I really do recommend this product as it looks and feels great to wear.
  100. Best oily skin foundation!


    Absolutely love estee lauder double wear. For an oily skinned girl it works wonders on my skin. Doesn't make me a shiney mess by the end of the day. Lovely matte finish & full coverage without being too heavy. Worth every penny if your in the market for a full coverage foundation. Would definately recommend buying a pump for it though to make it easier to dispense.
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