Estée Lauder's Double Wear

I couldn't recommend Estée Lauder's Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup enough. And that, strangely enough, is coming from someone who doesn't and wouldn't wear it. This foundation is more suited to those who have oily skin and want a full coverage. Whereas I am dehydrated and prefer a foundation that is more luminous. However, I have many friends who swear by this and wouldn't even consider using anything else. I have found that if you wear this foundation, you are a devoted and loyal customer. I guess this is why it has received cult status in the beauty world. And why it is the No.1 best selling foundation in the UK. This product takes on it's own identity, it is so recognisable, even to those who don't wear it.

This foundation was designed to stay on until it was almost surgically removed. It doesn't budge until it is removed, it's so good it doesn't even transfer onto clothing. It's full coverage conceals blemishes, blotchiness, melasma and many other imperfections. This is the foundation you want to reach for on a hot summer day when anything else is likely to run off your face. Or if you are someone who insists on wearing makeup to the gym (maybe there is a hot guy there you fancy?!) this will stay faithful to you when you are sweating (I mean glowing) away on the treadmill. If you have good skin and have nothing to hide, it is probably a shame to use this foundation but for those who need more coverage and a longer lasting foundation, then this is the one for you. It's the first full coverage long lasting foundation that came along (in 1997) that looked more realistic than its competitors. Although it is full coverage, it is still lightweight.

Available in 50 shades, it's most inclusive for all skin tones.

Estée Lauder's insider tip is to dot Advanced Night Repair over tops of cheekbones, forehead and chin after applying this foundation, to add extra glow.

Estée Lauder's Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup costs £33.50, so a good price point. Not too cheap that you think you're getting blagged but not too expensive that it's out of reach.