Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place Makeup is my first brush with a high-end base makeup product.
I have always been a loyal fan to Revlon Colorstay range of base makeup and also love the Lakme CC Cream and Deborah Milano 5 in BB Cream.
But have now switched loyalty to this one!
Price – INR 3000 for 30 ml.
Not available at all cities or even online in India. Estee Lauder stores/counters are located only in the India metros. Available in Sephora, Amazon & StrawberryNet too.
I picked this up 3-4 months back from the Estee Lauder store at the Quest Mall over one of my business trips to Kolkata, India.
It comes in a translucent glass bottle with a screw-on golden cap.
The product needs to be dispensed out from the big mouthed bottle for each use. A pain area!
One needs to be very careful while taking out some foundation for use as to not waste product. Wish this came with a pump!
I am planning to check out whether the MAC pump at 500 bucks would fit this.
The foundation is slightly runny. It glides easily on moisturized skin without looking patchy.
This range has some terrific 30 shades to choose from. I am not sure how many shades are available in India though. But you will definitely get a shade in this range that matches your skin tone perfectly.
My take on the product
I tried two shades on each side of the face at the store – Shell Beige and Cashew. Finally settled for Cashew, since Shell Beige looked ashy on me with time.
Shade 3W2 Cashew has a slight yellow tone to it that matches with my skin tone and doesn’t make me look more yellow or pale with time.
The foundation settles with a matte finish and doesn’t budge for the whole day. I always mix two drops of serum with the foundation before application to get that dewy, naturally glowing look.
This foundation would suit all skin types. Oily skinned people can try this over a mattifying sunscreen.
The SPF in the makeup is quite low and does not create any white cast. Hence, pictures come out very well with this foundation on.
The product offers medium to slightly full coverage and does not feel heavy on the skin. Infact you don’t feel anything at all when this is on!
This practically stays put on me for the whole day until I remove my makeup which is about 10-12 hrs. I very rarely require to touch up when I am wearing this product.
I AM LOVING THIS PRODUCT and it has become my holy grail foundation for now!
Truly, Madly, Deeply recommended to all!
Great shade range, amazing texture, no white cast, photographs nicely, medium-full coverage – there is nothing that this makeup cannot do for you! (But for the packaging!)