Double Wear Light – the little sister of the cult classic

double wear light review

double wear light on skin

Ever since I tried Estee Lauder’s popular Double Wear foundation – I knew I needed to try the lighter version of it as well, Double Wear Light.

The original Double Wear foundation is awesome. It really is. I have a whole blog post about it here, but to sum it up, it’s very long-lasting, high coverage and provides a beautiful matte finish. When I need a flawless and glamorous base for my makeup, I choose that foundation.

But – obviously there’s a but – it might be too heavy for some. If you’re prone to breakouts, like I was, when I first started to use it, it can break you out a little bit. And another thing – you don’t always need such high coverage.

So the solution then is, Double Wear Light. If Double Wear is for evening makeup, Double Wear Light is perfect for day wear, though it works well for evenings as well.

I might even like it a little more than the original, but don’t tell anyone.

I got the foundation as a pr-sample.

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Estee Lauder Double Wear Light Stay-In-Place Makeup review

*Double Wear Light has some same qualities, as the original one, but it’s still a bit different. It is very long-lasting, has good medium coverage and it leaves beautiful natural-looking finish on the skin. And though the packaging is not quite as fancy as the original, it is beautiful and it tells you the story: it is the muted-down version of the original Double Wear Foundation.

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Before & after Double Wear Light, in the shade 3.

Double Wear Light foundation stays really well on my skin. The amazing thing about it is, that I don’t necessarily even need powder with it. But that has a lot to do with the pills and my nowadays good skin. Anyway I’ve preferred to wear it without any powder, because lately I’m all about that glow. But put some powder on it, and it’s even more trustworthy.

The consistency is thick, and it actually feels thicker than the original – even though it provides a lighter finish, which is funny. It’s not as runny and watery as the original. So I would recommend applying it with a wet makeup sponge. It makes the blending easier and you get thinner layers. It is oil-free and it has some oil-controlling properties. I’ve done some workouts wearing this foundation, and yes, it does stay through the workout (though you get a bit of shine through). I feel like because it’s not as thick and next-level, it doesn’t break me out. Though now that I’ve battled acne, I’m not as prone to breakouts anymore.

double wear and double wear light swatches comparison
Swatches and comparison on Double Wear Light (shade 3) and Double Wear (shade 1N2 Ecru).

The coverage is perfect, in my opinion. It’s not full-coverage – maybe more like a sheer medium. You can build it up a little, but I don’t think you need to. The finish is beautiful and it does everything you want a foundation to do: even out the skin tone, hide any redness and biggest blemishes and it leaves a semi-matte natural finish.


So how is Double Wear Light different from the original Double Wear? I think it’s not as full-coverage, not as long-lasting and the consistency is creamier.

Double Wear Light on my skin, applied with a damp makeup sponge.

I have a darker shade of this foundation, just because it’s summer and I do get some tan on me. My shade is 3, but here are swatches of all the different shades.

All in all, I love this foundation.


Shop for Double Wear Light Foundation in amazon:

*Estee Lauder Double Wear Light
*Estee Lauder Double Wear

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Have you tried this or the original Double Wear?

Look with Naked 3 palette


look with naked 3 palette

naked 3 palette

I’ve had a love-hate relationship with my Naked 3 palette. Leaning more to hate. I was actually gonna sell it, but somehow as soon as I made that decision, I took the palette and I did my makeup with it.

And then I did my makeup again with it…

… and suddenly it was the only palette I used.

The problem with the palette before was that the shimmery colors lacked pigment. Solution: using them wet or on top of a glitter primer. I can’t believe I didn’t realize this before! In this makeup look I simply just wet my brush before going in with the shimmery colors. Now it works fine! The matte shades in the palette are great and pigmented, so now I don’t really have any complaints about it. I like the cool shades in the palette and it compliments my eyes beautifully.

And we’re very much in love now.

naked 3 palette look

About this makeup look:

This week we had another photoshoot with Susanna and I did my makeup as I’ve done it a lot lately: using this eyeshadow trick I contoured my eyes first, and then I applied a shimmery shade on the lid with a wet brush. I wanted my base to look flawless but glowy, so I first went in with a primer, that gives a beautiful glow. Then I used my Double Wear, which is amazing for photoshoots or special occassions, because it’s full-coverage and super long lasting. I contoured my face using my favorite contour kit and on my cheekbones I used the Zuii highlighter (which is bomb!).  On my lips I’m wearing one of the nude shades from IsaDora. Full product list is below and there are links to the blog posts, if you want to know more about the products.

naked 3 makeup

Photos & hair –  Susanna Pomèll / Healthyhair 

Missha BB Boomer (blog post!)
Estee Lauder Double Wear, Ecru (blog post!)
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, Custard & Vanilla (blog post!)
Everyday Minerals Concealer, Multitasking
Rimmel Loose Powder, Translucent
Jane Iredale GreatShape Contour Kit, Cool (blogpost!)
Zuii Organic Shimmering Powder, Berry

Urban Decay Primer Potion
Urban Decay Naked3
mad4eyebrow brow filler (blog post!)

IsaDora Twist-Up Gloss Stick, Boho Beige ( blog post!)

What do you think of this look?

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