Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place Makeup foundation has gained holy grail status from the time it has launched. Thanks to its status and word of mouth it has been in my wishlist ever since.
Being a high end brand it was very important for me to find the product at the best possible price. The foundation retails in India for INR 2790 at Estee Lauder counter in Shopper Stop. And, like always I placed my order on Sephora website for $37 which saved me around Rs. 500. Smart shopper, right?
15-hour staying power. Flawless all day. This worry-free, long-wearing makeup stays fresh and looks natural through heat, humidity, nonstop activity.
Won’t change color, smudge or come off on clothes. Feels lightweight and comfortable.
Now the flawless look you see in the morning is the look you keep all day.
Price: INR 2790/30ml
My Take on the Product:
Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place foundation comes in a frosty glass bottle with golden cap giving it a high end appeal. The actual high end feel is more obvious in the formulation than the packaging. As the name suggest Estee Lauder foundation is a long wearing foundation, which is wear and tear proof. The long wear full coverage foundation is always considered thick and heavy on the skin. Unlike full coverage foundation, double wear foundation is light weight. The consistency of the formula is not too runny nor too thick. I would simple call it perfection mainly because it blends easily into the skin hiding all blemishes and discoloration.
Application: The best way to apply a non liquidly foundation is either with kabuki brush or beauty blender. For full coverage Estee Lauder suggests use of foundation brush which I try to refrain from. One more technique I have tried is using it with hands. And, I must say with any technique I use, it delivers the same flawless result every time.
With oily skin comes the Tzone drama, where foundation tends to crack, change color and melt. This foundation has proven to be immune to all such situations. It keeps the Tzone matte for a good five hours without layering of any additional products like primer or setting power. Kudos to Estee Lauder for formulating one foundation that has answered prayers of all the oily skin type girls out there.
Overall Rating: 5/5
Highly Recommended!!! After using the foundation for few months now, I can happily say that it is definitely a holy grail status foundation. If you are one with normal to oily skin this is the foundation for you. The product is definitely worth the price tag.