Monday, 24 September 2012

Pale Foundation Review - Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Powder

I am always on the hunt for a new makeup products and really enjoy shopping around and trying out new products, especially when it comes to foundations. I used to use liquid foundation set with powder and during the summer I tried just using powder and really fell in love with the convenience and also aesthetic of this form of foundation. I started using MAC NW15 Studio fix powder with a moisturiser, primer and concealer underneath and was very pleased with the outcome. MAC has never seemed to provide a shade that is as pale as my skin, close but not exact and I want to look as flawlessly porcelain as I possibly can. So the search began for a new powder foundation.

I stumbled across Estee Lauder's Double Wear Stay-in-Place Powder foundation (1N1 Ecru) and was very pleased with the coverage, texture and the colour of the product in the compact. The powder is a light velvety texture with a high coverage and colour pay off compared to other powders on the market eg MAC Studio fix. It also claims up to 14 hours of wear in which it will "stay in place" on your skin. It comes with a sponge applicator which is very nice but I prefer using a MAC 187 brush and building up coverage and then using a sponge if needed. The only thing I would say is that the colour still is a bit too warm for my liking although matching my skin tone. But I am a person who wants to obtain a very pale complexion with little warmth.

Now compared to MAC Studio fix in NW15

So overall I really do love this product but I am going to check out illamasqua as I used to and occasionally still use their skin base foundation and I was very pleased with the colour.
MAC Studio fix - £20.50
Estee Lauder Double Wear Powder Foundation- £27.50
Illamasqua Powder Foundation - £23.00


  1. Brilliant review, I really like the sound of this, the packaging is very elegant which a plus is always.
    I have been using the ARTDECO Dita Von Teese powder I was sent to review for my blog.
    It is by no means full coverage but I find if worn over a tiny bit of M.A.C face and body white it gives you the most stunning effect, flawless porcelain skin with a marbled finish.
    I highly recommend it for you, it keeps matt but light reflective at the same time, would be very beautiful on your skin. Really enjoying your blog
    much love

  2. Great review!
    What shade do our wear in Estee Lauder? Thanks in advance!