Estée Lauder Face Favorites!


Today I want to share my favorite foundations and concealer from Estēe Lauder. I love all of these products and they are some of my all-time favorite base products.

(products placed on Martha Stewart Living Magazine March 2017)

Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay In Place Makeup


Says Estée Lauder:

Proven 24-hour staying power.

The same long-wear makeup you love, now proven to last even longer. Looks flawless and natural.

Feels lightweight and so comfortable, you won’t believe it’s super long wear.

Won’t change color, smudge or come off on clothes.

Lasts through heat and humidity.

This foundation is matte and is supposed to have medium to full coverage.

I have this in the shade 1N2 Ecru. It is a beautiful matte foundation, and has coverage that starts out as a medium that is still able to hide most flaws, to a full, flawless finish. The shade range has warm, cool, and neutral tones. 1N2 is a little lighter/more neutral than my warm NC20 skin tone, but it does help neutralize the yellow tones of my skin. I think after this bottle finishes, I will try the shade Desert Beige.

I LOVE this foundation. The finish is beyond beautiful; it is truly my-skin-but-better. It covers literally all of my blemishes and gives a natural, healthy radiant but matte look. The staying power is fantastic, this lasts all day. The longest I have worn it has been 10 hours, with minimal oiliness at the 6/7 hour mark.

The only flaw with this is shade selection; they offer so many (this could also be a pro) that it is hard to choose a shade.

With this, a little goes a long way but blending has to be swift as this dries quickly. Also, if you have dry skin, moisturize underneath this, I would say.

Note: This does not come with a pump, but I got one for it from MAC Cosmetics, which fits the bottle perfectly!

Estée Lauder Double Wear Maximum Cover Camouflage Makeup


From the site:

12-hour wear. Natural-looking. Long-wearing.

This soothing liquid-creme makeup is designed to camouflage all skin imperfections, including surgical and acne scars, tattoos, birthmarks, sun spots and varicose veins. Helps protect with SPF 15.

I was told about this by an amazing MUA when I went to New Jersey. This foundation is the most full coverage product I have used to date. I honestly believe I didn’t know what full coverage was until I met this baby. On a good skin day, this can be used in place of concealer and you’re good to go.

Again, I adore this product. The coverage is fantastic. It is matte, lasts forever (longest I wore this has been about 9-10 hours and again, oiliness was minimal), and mark my words: you need a very small amount to work with. You can build it up, but please don’t start with a huge amount unless you want to look cakey.

I have this in the shade 1N3 Creamy Vanilla, and the flaw here is that shade selection is very limited. But this shade is a good enough match for my NC20 skin.

This also dries quickly and is not very forgiving on dry skin, so blend and moisturize well, I would say.

Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay In Place Flawless Wear Concealer


The company says:

Looks flawless. Lasts 15-hours. Feels comfortable, never dry. Stays seamless, without creasing.The lightweight creme formula creates the perfected look of flawless skin and lasts all day. Transfer-resistant, color-true, with medium buildable coverage that won’t slip, slide or melt away. Luminous finish.

Infused with minerals and emollients to condition skin and make blending easy. Oil-free. Water, perspiration and humidity-resistant.


To start, choose a concealer shade that matches your foundation or is one shade lighter.

For best results, we recommend applying concealer after applying your foundation.

Use Double Wear Concealer with Concealer Brush 5. Swipe concealer to back of hand, then with brush smooth on over desired area. Blend well.

Targeted concealing techniques: For darkness around eyes, go with a slightly lighter shade than your foundation. For puffiness, slightly darker. For uneven skintone, wear the same exact shade as your foundation.

I have this in the shade Warm Light. Like the two products above, this concealer offers matte, insanely full coverage which is easy to go overboard with, so I use it sparingly and build it up. It also lasts about 8-10 hours on me before I take off my makeup.

This concealer is perfect for highlighting and concealing the under eye area, and gives me a fresh, wide awake look in a minute. It does not irritate the eye area at all, and also makes a great eyelid primer.

It is also not forgiving on dry patches, and is a bit liquidy and dries quickly, so I moisturize beforehand and blend it well.

Top to bottom: Estee Lauder Double Wear Flawless Wear Concealer (Warm Light), Estee Lauder Double Wear Maximum Coverage Makeup (1N3 Creamy Vanilla), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay In Place Makeup (1N2 Ecru)

Final thoughts

I will keep it short and to the point: these three products offer phenomenal coverage, a naturally radiant finish, and are very long-lasting. I recommend all three. I also advise going to a Sephora, Ulta, Nordstrom, Macy’s, or Dillard’s to find your perfect match should you wish to purchase them.


Sephora, Ulta, Nordstrom, Macy’s, Dillard’s, and Estée Lauder online.




4 thoughts on “Estée Lauder Face Favorites!

  1. The double wear is definitely my favourite foundation! I love the coverage and I’ve had my bottle for more than a year and it’s only half empty… It’s expensive but lasts ages! Best thing- they have my shade!

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    1. Do you have the stay in place or the maximum coverage? Isn’t it an amazing foundation?! I recently got it so I had no idea how long it lasts, but I’m so glad to hear it’s so long lasting!! Which shade are you?


      1. I have the stay in place one! The coverage is amazing and I’m amazed it isn’t cakey! I’m 2W0 Warm Vanilla, which is one of the latest shades they’ve brought in only last year and they don’t stock it at every counter, but I’m so happy they’ve expanded their shade range.
        I’m Asian, and my pale/warm skin means finding foundation is difficult 😥 lighter shades wash me out and make me look like a corpse because they tend to be cool/pink toned, the darker ones are too dark.

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      2. Omg I didn’t know they expanded the shade range! They already have so many shades! I’m 1N2 Ecru in winters and Desert Beige in summers but I think I want to try this shade you’re talking about! I know, I have the same issue because I’m yellow toned and somewhat pale too. And yes the darker ones are too dark! What are you in MAC?

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