Estee Lauder Double Wear Light Foundation: a new favorite

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I may have a new favorite foundation.

If you’ve been reading my blog for a fair amount of time you may have heard me talk about the Arbonne Perfecting Liquid Foundation. It’s been a favorite of mine for a few years now.

Just for kicks, I started shopping around to find another foundation that would be similar to the Arbonne foundation. I was also open to finding something with a little bit lighter coverage, but would still leave my skin looking even and healthy.

Several of you recommended Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation. And a few even recommended the light version. So I stopped by the counter on my way out of a department store and tried both on my hand.

The Double Wear foundation was definitely a full-coverage foundation. I could tell immediately. Double Wear light was a great amount of coverage, but felt a little lighter and like my skin would breathe a little bit.

I thought I’d give the Double Wear light a shot, so I picked up the foundation at a makeup counter a few weeks ago and gave it a shot.

I really like the coverage as well as the light weight feel. It feels a little bit more “casual” than a full-coverage foundation, if that makes sense. 

So, if you are in the market for a new foundation, I’d recommend giving this a try! 


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Charlotte MacDonald-Gaunt says · 12.23.13

The finish is incredible, so velvety and smooth! Xx

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Christy says · 12.23.13

Love the way it makes your skin look. Let me ask you a quick question. Do you use the Mac powder on top of that foundation? Thanks!

pumkinhd1 says · 12.23.13

I use to wear the Double Wear foundation a few years ago and, yes, it is FULL coverage 🙂 I didn’t know there was a Light version. I think I may try it. Thanks for letting us know about it!

carrie eastman says · 12.23.13

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Sarah says · 12.23.13

Have you ever tried Urban Decay Naked foundation? I like it much more than Arbonne. It’s much lighter, goes on smoother, and has the same covering ability.

Emily Woodard says · 12.23.13

I hear great things about Double Wear! I just wish the price tag wasn’t so hefty. Do you recommend any cheaper drugstore dupes?

Emma B. says · 12.23.13

Try Revlon Colorstay Liquid Foundation. I used to wear the regular Double Wear foundation by Estee Lauder, and found the Revlon version was a pretty good dupe for it, and have worn it ever since. (Plus you can often find Revlon coupons, and match that with Ulta’s -or Walgreen’s, etc- buy one get one 50% off, if you have one of those in your area!)

Kate says · 12.23.13

thanks for sharing that!

Emma B. says · 12.23.13

I wore the Double Wear Foundation for a year or so, until I decided I wanted to try to find a cheaper equivalent. I’ve been using Revlon Color Stay Liquid Foundation ever since. I feel like it stays put just as long as the Estee Lauder and provides the same coverage. Have you ever tried (or reviewed) it?

Christina Warren says · 12.23.13

Very cool. I only use liquid foundation sometimes and I’ve been gripping my Chanel bottle forever. I’ll try this one! When I think of Estee Lauder, I think of my mom…and I’m totally turning into her!

Aimee D says · 12.23.13

I had major issues with Double Wear. That “full coverage” clogged my pores and led to severe acne! I switched to a mineral foundation (and not just any mineral foundation…Purely Cosmetics has the BEST stuff without all of those skin irritating chemicals found in most cosmetics) about two years ago and I have had beautiful skin and excellent coverage ever since.

Holly H. says · 12.23.13

The Double Wear Light is my favorite! The standard Double Wear is a bit too heavy, but the Light is perfect. Great coverage and a nice, light, breathable finish. So glad you liked it! I’ve been thinking of trying out the Arbonne,but now I might just stay where I’m at.

Elle says · 12.23.13

Welcome to the Estee Lauder club! I loooove the Light and it has been my go-to for like 5 or 6 years now. I love the look and doesn’t clog pores. I’ve worn it in the humidity of the south as well, nothing but love for this product! PS. This product lasts a really long time for me so the price tag isn’t an issue for how few times I need to replace it annually.

kristinwithani says · 12.23.13

After all those comments singing its praise, I wondered if you got it. I was a Lauder girl for YEARS but moved on about 8 years ago when I started to have to wear foundation. The sweet consultant that counter could never find one that matched my skin. It was crazy. Hmmmm maybe I’ll try this.

e84 says · 12.24.13

Hey Kate, what shade do you wear on your face?

mccart says · 12.24.13

i am here to give testimony of how i got back my husband, we got married for more than 9 years and have gotten two kids. thing were going well with us and we are always happy. until one day my husband started to behave in a way i could not understand, i was very confused by the way he treat me and the kids. later that month he did not come home again and he called me that he want a divorce, i asked him what have i done wrong to deserve this from him, all he was saying is that he want a divorce that he hate me and do not want to see me again in his life, i was mad and also frustrated do not know what to do,i was sick for more than 2 weeks because of the divorce. i love him so much he was everything to me without him my life is incomplete. i told my sister and she told me to contact a spell caster, i never believe in all this spell casting of a thing. i just want to try if something will come out of it. i contacted traditional spell hospital for the return of my husband to me, they told me that my husband have been taken by another woman, that she cast a spell on him that is why he hate me and also want us to divorce. then they told me that they have to cast a spell on him that will make him return to me and the kids, they casted the spell and after 1 week my husband called me and he told me that i should forgive him, he started to apologize on phone and said that he still live me that he did not know what happen to him that he left me. it was the spell that he traditional spell hospital casted on him that make him comeback to me today,me and my family are now happy again today. thank you traditional spell hospital for what you have done for me i would have been nothing today if not for your great spell. i want you my friends who are passing through all this kind of love problem of getting back their husband, wife , or ex boyfriend and girlfriend to contact and you will see that your problem will be solved without any delay.

Isla Macdonald says · 12.24.13

I want to reply to mccart. Did you ever try praying about your problem? God has the only real answer to those things as He is THE hearer and answerer of prayer. It was pure coincidence your husband came back after the spell stuff, that has no power and in actuality denies God. God is the only loving heavenly Father as you cast your burdens on Him in faith. Thank Him for bringing your husband home you. I pray you will know God as your own and that you will come to trust in His Son Jesus Christ who He sent to save us from our sins.

Wendy Loubser says · 12.25.13

Dear Kate,

Congratulations on the birth of your precious little son ….

The Blessings of Peace
The Beauty of Hope
The Spirit of Love
The Comfort of Faith
May these be your gifts this Christmas Season.

Blessings to you and your beautiful family
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Md. Moklesur Rahman says · 12.28.13

Very nice picture. Thank you.

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Megan Long says · 01.10.14

Love love love the double wear foundation! Havent tried the light yet… instead I mix the foundation with my moisturizer. the foundation lasts almost twice as long and my skin gets a little extra moisture.

geetikawalia says · 01.16.14

Hey,I love Estee Lauder products! 🙂
Though I really like this foundation but I try to keep myself away from artificial things to cake my face.(ofcourse, except from the parties)
Instead, in normal routine I go bare face and let my skin breath. I also prefer using some home made remedies to maintain that youth and supple skin.

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Liz Moore says · 02.02.14

Kate I love your tutorials and blog! Would you please do a tutorial video on this? I am thinking about purchasing it but would like to see how it apply’s to the face. There aren’t a ton of vides on it already.

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Angela Anthony says · 04.16.14

My name is Angela and am from USA, I want to use this opportunity to thank my great Doctor who really made my life a pleasurable one today. This great man Dr Osorba brought my husband back to me, i had two lovely kids for my husband, about four years ago i and my husband has been into one quarrel or the other until he finally left me for one lady. I felt my life was over and my kids thought they would never see their father again. I tried to be strong just for the kids but i could not control the pains that torments my heart, my heart was filled with sorrows and pains because i was really in love with my husband. Every day and night i think of him and always wish he would come back to me, until one day i met a good friend of mine that was also in a situation like me but her problem was her ex-boyfriend who she had an unwanted pregnancy for and he refused to take responsibility and dumped her. she told me that mine was a small case and that i should not worry about it at all, so i asked her what was the solution to my problems and she gave me this great man’s email address. I was doubting if this man was the solution, so i contacted this great man and he told me what to do and i deed them all, he told me to wait for just 48 hours and that my husband will come crawling on his kneels just for forgiveness so i faithfully did what this great man asked me to do and for sure after 48 hours i heard a knock on the door, in a great surprise i saw him on his kneels and i was speechless, when he saw me, all he did was crying and asking me for forgiveness, from that day, all the pains and sorrows in my heart flew away, since then i and my husband and our lovely kids are happy, that’s why i want to say a big thank you to Dr Osorba Spiritual Temple. This great man made me to understand that there is no problem on earth that has no solution so please if you know that you have this same problem or any problem that is similar, i will advise you to come straight to this great man. You can email him at: you can also visit his blog on

Lanea says · 07.10.23

I just wanted you to know…. You may already….. that this foundation is discontinued. It was my favorite. I have been on the struggle bus trying to find a new foundations. Ugh 😩