I don't know about you, but as with mascara, I'm always on the hunt for the perfect foundation and think I may just have found it. If you have dry/combination skin, like me, or even if you need something to last all day (and all night), try Estee Lauder's Double Wear. It really is something special!

Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation.
Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation.

I use the colour Desert Beige, so if you are fair skinned, with redness in your cheeks, this may be for you. I was previously colour-matched to Pebble, however this is too dark for me (the foundation does seem to oxidise once it has been applied).

You do not need much. I use a primer first, but it lasts well without. I either use a Beauty Blender or Real Techniques Expert Face brush to apply. Both are great and leave a seamless finish.

The product is creamy, almost nourishing and blends beautifully. You can cover freckles, if you use slightly more product, as it is buildable. I actually prefer to let them show through. If the coverage is too heavy, spray a little MAC fix + and this will give the skin a dewy finish.

I really cannot recommend this foundation enough. I work in a fairly warm office every day, and sometimes my work leads me to get quite stressed out, but the foundation sticks, it really doesn't budge!

Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation

I have tried other foundations in between the 3 bottles I have bought, and nothing compares or lasts as long.  There are a wide range of shades available, both warm and cool tones to suit all skin.  It also contains SPF10.

The bottle is expensive looking, glass with a gold screw cap. The only gripe I have is that there is no pump, so sometimes it leaves the bottle a little messy and too much product flows out. However if you can live with this and are prepared to spend £31.00 you will be thrilled with the results.

This is now a Holy Grail product in my collection, I cannot live without this as part of my make up routine and love it.

As for comments about the formulation changing, I have only recently bought a new bottle of this and it seems exactly the same to me.

Try it, you will love it!