Make-up Icons: Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup

Friday, 21 October 2011

In South Africa, women are super loyal to their foundation. And luckily for gals in a relationship with Lauder’s Double Wear, it’s one with a lot of staying power. While yes, this make-up is classed as a long-wear type, its popularity is certainly due to its comfortable feel on the skin (no cakey foundation here girls!)

The formulation: Ok, so here’s the techie bit: microspheres act like tiny rollers when the foundation is applied so it smoothes on easily. Once applied, the base dries down to a natural, semi-matte finish with medium coverage, creating a velvety canvas for the rest of your make-up application. Oh and the best bit? As it’s non-powdery it won’t draw attention to any fine lines or wrinkles.

Try this tip: Drop a 50-cent-coin-sized amount of base onto the back of your hand, dip a clean foundation brush into it and apply little by little, blending from the centre of your face outwards.

Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup SPF10, R385 (call 011 516 3000 for stockists)

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Julia Hunter is a freelance lifestyle writer, editor and stylist with a special interest in beauty. She’s written for Marie Claire, Women’s Health, and Fresh Living magazines. When not writing about lipstick, she can be found tweeting about other very important topics such as which nail polishes really live up to their long-wear claims! She lives in Cape Town with her husband and far too many beauty products.

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  1. Charne

    This is the first thing on my makeup shopping list!

    5 years ago •

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