When you cover over 90% of your face with one product, you sure want it to be good, don’t you? Yes, we are talking about foundations. There are so many foundations in the market starting from as low as a few pound to over one hundred pound. If someone asked you which is your trusty foundation, what would be your answer? 

It is normal to get lost when there are so many choices. We are living in a consumer society! So, many choices and unnecessary purchases. Do you feel guilty getting things you don’t actually need? Skincare and foundation are two things that play important role in a good looking skin. You can’t expect your foundation to look flawless when you don’t look after your skin. It is also the other way around too.

Estée Lauder Double Wear foundation has been the ultimate favourite and the trusty foundation which I know I could always rely on. It gives full coverage and airbrushed finish without feeling heavy on the skin. It lasts for hours even on oily skin. If you have oily skin, then you know the struggle of finding a good long lasting foundation. I don’t know if it actually stays 15 hours, but I can confirm that it stays longer than MAC Pro Long Wear foundation which is supposed to stay up to 15 hours. One of the things they could do to improve is adding a pump. You might end up pouring more than you should when you don’t pay attention.

When my skin is acting up, in order to get that perfect base, I apply a few drops of Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair then this foundation applies flawlessly. Having dry flakes is not good as the foundation will cling on these bits, so make sure to have a good base before starting with a full coverage base.

If you are looking for a full coverage and natural matte looking foundation then you should definitely check this out. Yes, it is a bit on the pricey side, but you only need a little to cover the whole face so this 30 ml bottle would last quite a while.

Which would be your trusty foundation? Is there any product that you know no matter what happens it will always make your skin look good?

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  • I have heard so much about this foundation so was glad to see it here too. I would love to try it and think I’m going to get this one next. Gemma x

    • It is a really good foundation, definitely worth checking out! x

  • My trusty foundation was MAC Studio Sculpt, it made me skin look so flawless. However, now that my skin is dehydrated and really dry, it tends to cake up. I know I should swith my foundation, but I am a bit clueless. For years I bought foundations for people with oily skin, I have no idea where to start now.


    • My skin feels exactly the same, even though it is dehydrated and really dry, it still gets oily so it is almost impossible to find a foundation that would actually make my skin look decent!

  • My best friend constantly raves about this and is always like Trishna, you need it in your life but I’m not a foundation lover, only for parties etc, but I guess if there was one I would keep aside for events such as those, I might just have to go and purchase it for that ‘keep aside’ date :P. Have a lovely week 🙂


    • This is an amazing foundation and I am sure you’d love it 🙂 It is good for those special occasions where you want to look spot on 🙂 Have a great week, lovely!

  • Oh so is the Double Wear good for combination/oily skins? I’ve been really tempted to try it out since it’s so raved about in the blogging world, but I thought maybe it wouldn’t keep my face matte. Would you confirm it’s a good one even for oilier skins? 🙂

    Julia x
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    • It is one of the foundations that actually stay on my face for hours, I would recommend you to ask for a sample and then you decide yourself 🙂 It is really good! x

  • Ok, I know this isn’t what you’ve written about, but that photo is beautiful, you captured that foundation in such a unique way– you definitely have an eye for composition. As for the foundation, it definitely sounds excellent, one thing I am not is a makeup connoisseur, so I always love hearing about good products–especially foundation! xx


    • Thank you so much 🙂 This foundation is really good, it gives you everything you would ask for! x

  • I like DW Light because I find the original DW too matte for my skin. My trusty foundation would either be Armani Luminous Silk or a recent discovery – Milani 2 in 1 foundation & concealer xx

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    • I have oily skin so most of the time I prefer the matte finish as it gets shinier during the day. I want to try light too, it might be good for spring/summer time! x

  • Double Wear is also my trusty foundation. I find a dime-sized amount is enough to do my whole face! I still haven’t finished half the bottle yet.

    Angela / Blush & Pearls

    • You don’t need much with that, it really makes wonders 🙂

  • This foundation has been on my to buy list for so long.. considering this is matte and long wearing I could wait till summer to give this a try.

    • Most of the time I prefer matte finish so I wear it all around the year, but yeah definitely check it out!

  • My mum swears by this and she’s been using it for years but it’s not for me. On my skin this looks really cakey despite how little I use. I do know this is a cult favourite so it’s no wonder you love it too.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • I guess it depends on your skin, I have oily skin so it doesn’t get cakey on mine.

  • Corinne C

    I’m actually really tempted to try this makeup. I keep seeing so many reviews about it.

    Corinne x

  • Double Wear is my number 1! I love the stuff and trust it completely!

    Danielle’s Beauty Blog

  • Double Wear looks really heavy and thick on me, I think if I mixed it with an oil it would look a lot nicer, but I actually prefer Double Wear Light. It still lasts but it is a much thinner, lightweight formula that doesn’t feel so much like foundation, for me at least. I know so many people swear by DW though so it could just be me, great post! Xx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

    • I don’t wear it everyday, but when I have something special or having a bad skin day luckily it doesn’t look heavy on my skin 🙂 x

  • This seems like such a great foundation, mainly since you’ve mentioned how much longer it lasts compared to MAC’s pro long wear, which I have heard is pretty good! I don’t understand why most foundations that are in glass bottles don’t have pumps, it’s so annoying because you have to be extra cautious to not waste any extra product. The one I’m currently using by Mineral Fusion also doesn’t have a pump, but it works so well for my ultra sensitive skin that I just deal with it, lol. Thanks so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you’re having a great week so far!



    • When I started using it, I ended up pouring more than I needed so it was just waste of money. Since I have oily skin, it is hard to find long lasting foundations, luckily this one gives me everything I need 🙂
      Have an amazing week, beauty! x

  • this is my fail safe, event or long day foundation! Such a good coverage and staying power 🙂

    Sincerely, Sarah xx

    • This foundation gives you everything you would ask 🙂 x

  • I can’t believe I still haven’t tried this foundation 🙂 But as my skin has changed and I seem not to like very matte foundations anymore I don’t know if I liked it, I should ask for a sample and check it out. x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

    • I still prefer matte foundations, having oily skin sucks 🙂 I love the coverage and how long lasting it is xx

  • I have yet to try Lancome! Currently I use Channel, but as you mentioned so many on the market that I know when I was on the hunt for the perfect foundation it was hard for me to narrow down my choices. I do feel guilty time to time getting things that I know I’ll only maybe use a few times, and try and limit those purchases as often as I can. When my Channel foundation is finished I will try this one since u mentioned it’s good for oily skin. Thanks for sharing another awesome review Ela 🙂


    • When there are so many foundations in the market, it is really hard to narrow down the picks. I still haven’t tried any Channel makeup products, there are so many on my wishlist 🙂

  • It sounds like a wonderful product! 🙂 I really don’t get too adventurous with my foundation choices, I used one for years and only recently switched to the bodyshop one. I rarely wear makeup though, most of the time it’s just a BB cream I wear so I don’t like to spend too much on makeup I rarely use.

    Hope you’re having a great week 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • BB creams are great, especially when it is warm outside 🙂 I hope you’re having a great week 🙂

  • I definitely agree it’s important to moisturize before applying your foundation. I use bare minerals powder foundation. But Estee Lauder is a great brand too!

    xx Yasmin


  • Kay (shoesandglitter)

    I like the coverage this foundation gives, but I found it to be very drying on my skin, even with a moisturizer. x I can’t wear it for more than a couple of days in a row, because I just end up with so many breakouts. It does give a pretty nice finish though, and I like to use it for special events. x x


    • Oh no, that’s not good 🙁 Luckily it doesn’t happen to me, well most of the time I only wear it when I have something special or need high coverage. x

  • I have been looking for a foundation a good one and have failed . . . I have yet to try this one maybe I will pick it up this weekend.

    Life is just Rosie

    • This is a great foundation, you should definitely check it out!

  • I been wanting to try this foundation for ages!

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  • I started using this about 6 months ago and I am totally obsessed!!

    Amy Ann
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  • I never found anything better than this foundation. Love it x


  • Definitely worth its money. Love this foundation 🙂
    Nati xx

  • I’ve always heard great things about this foundation. Need to try soon!

    xoxo, Christina


  • I am totally going to have to try this one! To be honest I really don’t have a trusty foundation at the moment and I am on the hunt for one. Every foundation I get I think it’s just ‘okay’. Nothing really makes me satisfied. If this one is as good as you say it is, I definitely want to give it a go!

    -Emily http://www.coatandcoffee.com

    • It is hard to find a foundation that would tick all the boxes, for me this is one of them 🙂

  • Carina Vardie

    I am definitely guilty of buying unnecessary stuff, but I still wouldn’t say I have a trusty foundation. However my go to base is the Gosh BB cream. Need to try this foundation.


  • Double wear has for a long time been my trusty foundation as well! It just covers everything, lasts all day and promises that you’ll look your best! I recently run out of it however, so I’ll definitely have to repurchase this one!

    Georgia | The Weekend Attic

    • I need to get lighter shade for winter, it is a trusty foundation, it covers everything!

  • I have heard nothing but glorious things about that foundation! I tried to take the easy route and order it online, but the shade was off. I have to get in the store and get matched. I could tell the formula is excellent.

    • I don’t usually shop online because whatever I ordered just didn’t turn out right so I make sure to try it on before buying 🙂 This foundation is just amazing, I love it!

  • Thanks for sharing this foundation! I have never tried this one before. I am almost done with my Laura Mercier foundation so I need to check this out.


    • This foundation is amazing, I’d highly recommend it!

  • Molly Hogan

    I’ve been looking for a new foundation! I’ll have to try this.


  • Katie

    Despite all the hype I somehow haven’t tried this yet! I love full coverage so I definitely need to in the future x


  • I have heard great things about this foundation, I want to try it

  • My skin is pretty darn oily so this foundation might be a good pick for me! I like how you said a natural matte finish. Thanks for ze review x

    Katina Lindaa | http://www.katinalindaa.com

    • It is hard to find a foundation for oily skin, this is a really good one! x

  • This foundation sounds so fabulous, especially when paired with the Advanced Night Repair. I will have to try it!

  • This looks like an incredible foundation, must try it to find out.

  • Ellie Adams

    I haven’t used this is such a long time but when my skin used to play up, this was my hero when I was younger. Such a fab post!


    • It is a trusty foundation, I love the high courage it gives! x

  • I bought that one and wore it for a full day for the first time last Saturday. I found it settled in my pores, something I haven´t experienced with other foundations. Maybe it was the concealer I used though, not sure yet. Have you had that issue?

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    • Oh no, that doesn’t sound good… I haven’t had any issue with it, some of the foundations I used before done that but this one just keeps my skin looking flawless.

  • I’ve tried a couple of deluxe samples of this foundation and found it really good, but unfortunately here in Italy there’s a limited shade range and I couldn’t find any light shades with a warm undertone.

    • Limited shade range is just so annoying, why can’t they make every colour available in every country…

  • I have heard so many great things about this product but haven’t tried it yet. I’ll remember about it when my skin plays up next time.


    • This is an amazing foundation, definitely check it out 🙂

  • I used to wear this foundation a few years ago and loved it too!

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  • Nice Review. I am really looking for a foundation which gives a full coverage with a matte finish. I will definitely give it a try.

  • I have wanted to try this for ages! My mum wears it! Might steal hers to see if I like it! Thanks for the fab review hun!
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  • I have heard so many good things about this foundation, I am dying to try it!! Great post! x


    • Definitely give it a try, it is an amazing foundation! x

  • I didn’t hear about this before, thanks for sharing!

    x Sandra


  • I used to be so obsessed with this foundation! Need to pick up a new bottle, ASAP!

    Thirteen Thoughts

  • Beauty Journal

    This is definitely on my wishlist and once I am finish my other foundations and I am try this out 🙂 Love the sound of full coverage!

    • Full coverage and makes your skin look flawless, definitely check it out 🙂

  • Estee Lauder Double Wear is definitely in my wishlist since my mom used to wear this. She touted this as the best foundation in her life, and I can see why since many people claim the similar things.

    Selene Addicted

    • I can say it as well… this is the best foundation I’ve ever used so far 🙂

  • Estee Lauder products are always trustworthy in my book! I’ve been using a foundation from Lancome that I really like!


    • I haven’t tried any Lancome makeup products yet, there are quite a few I want to try!

  • I’ve seen lots of Estee Lauder products being reviewed as one of the best brands. I would love to try this when I wear make up someday. Haha!

    Lovely review btw.

    Love, Fads

    • Estee Lauder products are good, I have only used a few of them, however, I haven’t had any disappointing one 🙂

  • This didn’t work for me personally when I tried out a sample, but I do know that so many people swear by it. Lately I have been all about minimal coverage so I use my trusty MAC Pro Longwear Concealer along with some BareMinerals Pro Powder foundation in the areas that need some coverage x

    Beauty with charm

    • I guess it all depends on the skin type, if you have normal to dry skin then this foundation would be a nightmare. x

  • Never tried this one before… but everyone is so raving about it and I think I need to give a try…
    xx Karolina

  • I would love to try this foundation! I’m always looking for a better product; maybe this could be the perfect one for me.


  • I have wanted to try this foundation in forever, but I worry how it will work with my skin!
    Angie | Chocolate & Lipstick | Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

    • Ask for a sample first. If you have normal to dry skin, it might not be the best foundation for you.

  • I used to use this foundation when my skin was a lot worse, and found it found it hugged any dry patches of skin quite badly. Having said that, now my skin has improved I’d definitely be willing to give it another go with the addition this time of applying a few drops of their Night Repair serum! Great review Ela 🙂

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

    • It is not the best foundation to use when you have dry patches, I had similar problems before so now I know when to rely on this foundation 🙂 x

  • Siffat Haider

    I’ve heard great things about this foundation. My personal go-to’s are Nars and Laura Mercier, but I try to avoid using it too often or it kills my skin.

    • Nars foundations are all great, I haven’t tried Laura Mercier ones yet! x

  • Nadia

    I haven’t yet got to try this beauty but it sure gets amazing feedback 🙂 Lovely recommendation, honey! I feel the exact same way about NARS Sheer Glow but I am so so tempted to give Double Wear a go! I usually wait to finish my current foundation not to hoard makeup & I am considering picking up a DW bottle soon 😉
    Hope you’re having a lovely weekend, sweetie!
    xox Nadia

    • I have oily skin and I found that this foundation keeps my makeup in place for a long time so it is a win for me 🙂
      Have a great week, hun! xx

  • Ive heard good things about this foundation. Personally I’m a NARS addict, I’ve been using them for over ten years now and never been disappointed, hence why I’m a little reluctant to trying other brands hehehehe.


    • When you find your trusty brand, it is best to stick to it. I love Nars foundations, I haven’t had a disappointing product yet! x

  • Claire Cavanagh

    I love Double Wear too, it’s definitely up there with my failsafe full coverage bases!

    Claire | Vanity Claire xx

  • Becky Hughff

    I’ve never tried any Estee Lauder products before but I have heard great things about their foundation!


  • This really is such a lovely foundation. I really enjoy using it as well. Because I’m on the dry side, I have to make sure I prep/hydrate my skin really well before using it. x

    Ann-Marie | http://facetocurls.com

    • When you are on the dry side, this foundation might be a little miss but when you keep your skin hydrated then it shouldn’t be a problem 🙂 x

  • It’s so easy to forget that achieving a perfect base, starts with your skincare! I’ve really been taking the time to do my skincare everyday and I’ve really seen a difference. I’m loving using coconut serum at the moment. It even gets rid of blemishes and marks super quick. I’ve been obsessed with the Estée Lauder Double Wear foundation for ages too. It was one of my first high-end foundation purchases and it’s never let me down. Also the Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair is a beautiful serum. I’ve ran out of mine though, I’ll have to put that on my Christmas list haha.xx

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    • Without a good skincare routine, it is almost impossible to achieve flawless makeup. Lately I am feeling quite lazy so I tend to skip a good skincare routine then I could see the effects straightaway! I need to get my hands on a lighter shade as this one looks a little dark on me:/ ANR serum is amazing, it is one of the best serums that I’ve used xx

  • I’ve heard so maybe amazing reviews about this foundation. I’m certain this will be on my list next to try 🙂


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  • I’ve been wanting to try out Estee Lauder’s products for a while now, I think I need to start from their foundation as you are not the first blogger who swears by it 🙂

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

    • This foundation is my holy grail foundation, I could always rely on it when my skin is not at its best 🙂


    Thank you for sharing your views on this product, I must try

    Filipa xxx
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  • Little Miss Fashion Queen

    I’ve heard this products works amazing!

    God bless,

    XO, Claire


  • I have never tried Double Wear but I need to now. I actually love Mac’s Prolongwear Waterproof Foundation and recently Hourglass Vanish Stick is my go to foundation.

    Agata http://herandmakeup.com

    • I really need to get my hands on Hourglass products, there are so many things I want to try and I heard a lot about that stick foundation!

  • Aisha

    I’ve heard a lot abou this foundation but I’ve never tried it ! I really want to cause I’m so curious 🙂 everyone talks about this product xx


  • This sounds pretty good, how much does it cost?
    Aleeha xXx

  • Lauren Letizio

    Awesome thanks for sharing! I usually use a CC cream but sometimes when I am going somewhere special or want to look a bit nicer I will use a foundation. I have oily skin so this would probably work well with my skin type! sounds divine!


    Blame it on Barneys

    • I tend to keep my base light most of the time, however, when I have something special then I make sure to have flawless finish and I know that I can rely on this foundation. x

  • This is totally my trusted foundation too! You seriously can’t beat it for coverage 🙂 A pump bottle version would be so much better though- I spilled mine once, which is annoying as its pretty expensive stuff!

    Rachel xx

    • Agree, you don’t really need much to achieve perfect base. Oh no, that is so annoying! I wish it was a little bit cheaper, for 30 ml, it is quite expensive. x

  • This is such a popular foundation I can see why you love it! Mine would be Skin79 pink which is a bb cream but so amazing!!

    Makeup Monster | The Irish Beauty Blog

    • I haven’t heard that brand before, I should check it out!

  • Ela

    I would love to try this out but IDK where to buy it – I don’t think there are Estee Lauder counters near me! Also, I hate that it doesn’t have a pump.


  • This foundation seems very popular but I haven’t seen t around before

    Lauren / http://www.huggled.co.uk

    • It is a really good foundation, you should check it out!

  • Beautiful
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  • Really wanted to like this foundation but it somehow broke me out 🙁 🙁 Breaks my heart coz the coverage is incredible!

    Stephanie | Beauty Bucketeer

    • Oh no 🙁 That’s so annoying when foundation messes up the skin 🙁