The Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay In Place Foundation is one of the most popular foundations on the market. The reason I didn’t try the foundation up until now were all the reviews that were saying that the foundation is super full coverage. If you follow me or read me on here for a long time, you would know that I prefer my coverage on the lighter side. I love the Double Wear Nude (review here)and also the cushion version (review here) because both are light and glowy.
Last month I got a package from Estee Lauder with mini sizes of all of their shades, 56 in total. And I also got a full size of my shade match to test out. And I’m glad I did.
The Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay In Place Foundation is described as a full coverage foundation with a natural long lasting matte finish. The foundation is waterproof, sweat proof and transfer resistant and one of the most long lasting foundations I’ve tried.
The formula is not super watery but it is also not thick. It blends very easy on the skin with a damp sponge but also works well with a brush. By using a damp sponge you get less coverage and a more natural finish vs a brush, more coverage but the finish is still natural matte.
As I lover of light coverage, I didn’t expect to like this so much. To my surprise, the Double Wear Foundation looked very natural on my skin but still provided good coverage. Before application, I used my current go to primer, the Too Faced Hangover Primer which is a hydrating primer and also used the Estee Lauder The Smoother (a pore blurring primer that didn’t feel drying on the skin and it is very lightweight) on places where I need blurring.
I applied the Double Wear Foundation with a damp Beauty Blender and used maybe half a pump for my whole face (the foundation doesn’t come with a pump so you have to pour out product from the bottle). The result that I got was a good medium coverage with a natural skin like finish. The foundation blended on to the skin perfectly and actually provided an airbrushed look that still looked like skin.
I wore the Double Wear Foundation for 8 hours and my base looked as amazing as when I applied it. Honestly this might be a foundation that is in my top 5. With a natural matte finish, the foundation works for all skin types. My skin is normal and I do get dry patches in winter on my nose and forehead and the Double Wear didn’t catch on any dryness that I had. It also didn’t feel drying or tight on the skin.
Of course if you are extremely dry I would use a good hydrating primer but also prep my skin really well with a hydrating moisturizer.
As for shade reference, my current shade match is 2W2 Rattan which is listed for light to medium skin tone with warm olive undertones.
I have swatches of all shades for you guys and I decided to divide them by numbers so it’s easier to track:
0N1 Alabaster – lightest with neutral undertone
1C0 Shell – very light with pink cool undertones
1N0 Porcelain – very light with neutral undertones
1W0 Warm Porcelain – very light with warm peach undertones
1C1 Cool Bone – light with cool rosy peach undertones
1N1 Ivory Nude – light with neutral peach undertones
1W1 Bone – light with warm undertones
1N2 Ecru – light with neutral rosy undertones
1W2 Sand – light with warm subtle undertones
Swatches L to R: 0N1 Alabaster, 1C0 Shell, 1N0 Porcelain, 1W0 Warm Porcelain, 1C1 Cool Bone, 1N1 Ivory Nude, 1W1 Bone, 1N2 Ecru, 1W2 Sand
2C0 Cool Vanilla – light medium with cool pink indertones
2W0 Warm Vanilla – light medium with warm yellow undertones
2C1 Pure Beige – light medium with cool pink peach undertones
2N1 Desert Beige – light medium with neutral undertones
2W1 Dawn – light medium with warm peachy undertones
2N2 Buff – light medium with neutral subtle golden undertones
2W2 Rattan – light medium with warm olive undertones
2C3 Fresco – light medium with cool rosy beige undertones
2C4 Ivory Rose – light medium with cool rosy undertones
Swatches L to R: 2C0 Cool Vanilla, 2W0 Warm Vanilla, 2C1 Pure Beige, 2N1 Desert Beige, 2W1 Dawn, 2N2 Buff, 2W2 Rattan, 2C3 Fresco, 2C4 Ivory Rose
3C1 Dusk – medium with cool rosy peach undertones
3N1 Ivory Beige – medium with neutral undertones
3W1 Tawny – medium with warm golden undertones
3W1.5 Fawn – medium with warm golden olive undertones
3C2 Pebble – medium with cool rosy undertones
3N2 Wheat – medium with neutral subtle golden undertones
3W2 Cashew – medium with warm olive undertones
3C3 Sandbar – medium with cool rosy beige undertones
Swatches L to R: 3C1 Dusk, 3N1 Ivory Beige, 3W1 Tawny, 3W1.5 Fawn, 3C2 Pebble, 3N2 Wheat, 3W2 Cashew, 3C3 Sandbar
4C1 Outdoor Beige – medium tan with cool rosy undertones
4N1 Shell Beige – medium tan with neutral undertones
4W1 Honey Bronze – medium tan with warm golden undertones
4C2 Auburn – medium tan with cool red undertones
4N2 Spiced Sand – medium tan with neutral subtle golden undertones
4W2 Toasty Toffee – medium tan with warm olive undertones
4C3 Softan – medium tan with cool rosy beige undertones
4N3 Maple Sugar – medium tan with neutral red undertones
4W3 Henna – medium tan with warm red undertones
4W4 Hazel – medium tan with warm golden olive undertones
Swatches L to R: 4C1 Outdoor Beige, 4N1 Shell Beige, 4W1 Honey Bronze, 4C2 Auburn, 4N2 Spiced Sand, 4W2 Toasty Toffee, 4C3 Softan, 4N3 Maple Sugar, 4W3 Henna, 4W4 Hazel
5C1 Rich Chestnut – deep with cool subtle red undertones
5N1 Rich Ginger – deep with neutral undertones
5W1 Bronze – deep with warm golden undertones
5N1.5 Maple – deep with neutral golden red undertones
5W1.5 Cinnamon – deep with warm olive undertones
5C2 Sepia – deep with cool red undertones
5N2 Amber Honey – deep with neutral subtle golden undertones
5W2 Rich Caramel – deep with warm yellow undertones
Swatches L to R: 5C1 Rich Chestnut, 5N1 Rich Ginger, 5W1 Bronze, 5N1.5 Maple, 5W1.5 Cinnamon, 5C2 Sepia, 5N2 Amber Honey, 5W2 Rich Caramel
6C1 Rich Cocoa – very deep with cool subtle red undertones
6N1 Mocha – very deep with neutral undertones
6W1 Sandalwood – very deep with warm golden undertones
6C2 Pecan – very deep with cool red undertones
6N2 Truffle – very deep with neutral subtle brown undertones
6W2 Nutmeg – very deep with warm brown undertones
Swatches L to R: 6C1 Rich Cocoa, 6N1 Mocha, 6W1 Sandalwood, 6C2 Pecan, 6N2 Truffle, 6W2 Nutmeg
7C1 Rich Mahogany – extra deep with cool red undertones
7N1 Deep Amber – extra deep with neutral brown undertones
7W1 Deep Spice – extra deep with warm golden undertones
7C2 Sienna – extra deep with cool rich red undertones
8C1 Rich Java – deepest with cool brown undertones
8N1 Espresso – deepest with neutral rich brown undertones
Swatches L to R: 7C1 Rich Mahogany, 7N1 Deep Amber, 7W1 Deep Spice, 7C2 Sienna, 8C1 Rich Java, 8N1 Espresso
Estee Lauder recently released a new eyeshadow palette that is an Ulta exclusive. The Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Goddess Glow Eyeshadow Palette is a beautiful neutral palette that features both matte and shimmery shades.
I think the Bronze Goddess Goddess Glow Eyeshadow Palette is one of the first palettes from the brand with this concept. It is housed in a sturdy cardboard rose gold packaging and has a good size mirror.
The shades that come in the palette range from pretty golds to copper and deep brown shade.
- Shade 1 (bright coral-red w/ a matte finish)
- Shade 2 (shimmering berry)
- Shade 3 (rusty brown w/ a matte finish)
- Shade 4 (shimmering mauve w/ a pink pearl)
- Shade 5 (shimmering copper brown)
- Shade 6 (shimmering rose gold)
- Shade 7 (deep cool toned brown w/ a matte finish)
- Shade 8 (warm brown w/ a matte finish)
- Shade 9 (shimmering golden bronze)
The quality and pigment of the shadows is really nice. The shimmers are subtle and not over the top so they are great for day to day use. They are shimmers that you can use in the crease or even use them as one look eyeshadows. There are two matte shades in the line that are great for deepening a look and creating smoky eyes.
The Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Goddess Glow Eyeshadow Palette is great for someone who is a beginner in makeup or someone who uses neutral shades on the daily. You can create great neutral day time appropriate looks but also do some smoky eyes and deeper looks.
It is an easy to use palette and the shadows blend with little to no effort so it is great for quick makeup looks.
Swatches of the Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Goddess Glow Eyeshadow Palette
Bottom line, a big thumbs up from me for the Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay In Place Foundation. I love everything from the coverage to the natural finish and how long lasting it is. The foundation doesn’t crease, settle in to fine lines and pores and just looks beautiful all day. If you are looking for a good foundation for a special event or even your wedding, this is a good one to get.
As for the Bronze Goddess Goddess Glow Eyeshadow Palette, it is a really nice neutrals palette. It is not a palette that you haven’t seen before, especially if you already have a lot of neutral palettes. But the quality is there and the palette is very easy to work with so I would recommend it to beginners or to anyone who loves and uses neutral shades on day to day basis.