Estee Lauder Double Wear Lipstick Stay Coral Review, Swatch, FOTD

Estee Lauder Double Wear Lipstick – Stay Coral

Estee Lauder Double Wear Lipstick Stay Coral

It’s been a while since I have reviewed products, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been splurging on them. I figured it’s about time I shared my discoveries for the greater good, so my first review is for Estee Lauder Double Wear Lipstick. Double Wear Lipsticks have already been reviewed by Rati previously on IMBB, so think of this review as an addendum to that one.

For those who missed it, ELDWLs promise 12 hours of staying power in 13 gorgeous shades. Most of which actually are available in stores in India. The testers are all there, so if any shade happens to be out of stock, just place a request, no problem.

I stumbled upon ELDWLs quite by accident. I set off one day to find a coral lipstick to add to my collection, location, the Palladium Mall. The first stop was Chanel. Despite being a MAC loyalist to the core, I find Chanel lipsticks absolutely dreamy, their rouge allure formulation is to die for and is like liquid silk! Their shades unfortunately tend to lean towards the “flattering for white people” category. The corals here were mildly shimmery or sheer or just not working for me. So, I walked right out of Chanel and right into MAC.

The go to coral at MAC is Crosswires, but again it left my skin looking slightly dull. The MUA tried another shade called See Sheer, which I will say was absolutely awesome on my face. The big BUT here was that I really wanted to stay from MACs Lustre finishes. They are not long lasting enough to see me through even half a day at the office. I figured I’d look around elsewhere and then maybe get See Sheer with Back to MAC.

So, I wandered in to Estee Lauder right next door. I tried on a few lipsticks. Some looked better on my mother than me, she is incredibly fair unlike me. The problem with corals on my skin was that they had a tendency to wash me out completely. Then, I tried on Stay Coral and BINGO !!! This one gave my face instant brightness ! The shade is a beautiful bright true coral, but I warn you, its bright, but because its a matte finish, it doesn’t look OTT. The other thing is that after months of using this shade, I’ve learnt there is a technique to wearing this lipstick, but more on that later.

This is the shade with Flash. Here, it looks more pink than orange. This is a tricky looking color in that respect.

So, I tried on the shade twice before I purchased it. Yes, its expensive. Yes, its totally worth the price!

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay Coral Swatch

Estee Lauder Stay Coral Swatch

Swatches of the lipstick with and without flash . The Pink/Purple nail paint is a good contrast shade to help show you how Coral the shade really is.

The staying power of the lipstick is a good six hours as is and from there on fades slowly, but even after 10 hours there is a tint on your lips. The more lipstick in one application, the worse the staying power of the lipstick. With ELDWLs, less is MORE ! The technique to wearing this formula is to do one application in one swipe and then blot to give you a beautiful matte finish. The product will settle into the lines of your lips if you do not blot.

Estee Lauder Lipstick

If you go on layering this lipstick, it will start going on uneven. This is also an incredibly drying formula, no really!! If you love your super smooth moisturised lips, then maybe, this isn’t the best lipstick for you. I wear a lip balm below this lipstick, sometimes, but that does reduce the staying power of the lipstick. You can wear a gloss over the lipstick which makes it look prettier, softens the harshness, but again that does reduce the staying power as well.

Estee Lauder on lips

The next complication is the shade in itself. Since, it is such a bright shade, it simply cannot be worn carelessly. It probably never will be your go-to shade. It requires a little bit of planning and coordination to work best. Personally, wearing this means simple eye make up, natural blush and block colored (darker shades) clothes. This is not a shade I would wear with my bright red kurta, but its one I would ALWAYS wear with my LBD. The shade is a very young color, its a fun shade to wear in your 20s in my opinion, the older you are, the more thought you would have to put into a shade like this. I do wear this shade to the office and like I said, blotting manages to tame this shade into submission 😀

Personally, I am loving every minute of my purchase. Its suits my requirements. Its a fun color, not nearly as maligned as bright reds in India. It lasts long enough to see me through the day although a touch up is needed after lunch, but that’s alright really 😀 Do give these babies a look the next time you happen to pass by an EL counter, but don’t make a trip across town just to see them.

Do I Love this Product:


Will I Recommend This?


Will I Re-Purchase?

I am not sure, but it will be a while before I run through this tube.


1200 and something INR approx.

Does it Stay True to its Claims?

For the most part – YES !

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42 thoughts on “Estee Lauder Double Wear Lipstick Stay Coral Review, Swatch, FOTD

  1. J doo I love these EL lippies… the stay ginger one i wear so much. and you know I bought one hot pink one. I have been going nuts wearing it from past two days. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: I love this coral. A lot of people who are not comfortable wearing deep oranges can comfortably wear it. you look cutie pie :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: I like :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

    1. Ratiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii………….you are going nuts wearing EL…….. :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali:throw that away :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:

    2. I read your stay ginger only after I bought this one … but soon I will get more of these 😀 😀 😀 Hot pinks are soo much fun ! 😀 😀 😀 and thankoo I had so much fun writing this … I fell in love with make up all over again :preen: :preen: :preen: :preen: :preen: :preen:

        1. :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: its good to be back … I have a desk job after so long .. phew !

  2. Sakku bai….I know how luxurious these EL things are……..and it doesn’t look too bright… looks lovely on you….aur ek baat…what is the nail paint that you are wearing :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug:

    1. Hahahahaha High praise indeed from you, Surpanaka !!! :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: Thankooooo and I am wearing Lakme 9-5 walla nail paint – I think the shade is Lavender Lush or something :manicure: :manicure: :manicure: maybe I shall do a review :nerd: :nerd: :nerd:

  3. Decent comment from Nupurrrrrrrrrrrrri again….tekko kya hogaya :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars:

      1. Nupurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrriiiiiiiii…your real side sabko maloom hai….. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

  4. Your review was fun…I could picture myself wandering through a mall, trying on stuff…I have the same issue with corals, none of the vaunted shades look good on me! Nice to know there is an option like this! I am in my 30s though 😉

    1. :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: It really does Parita – I keep staring at this lipstick and sometimes I use it just because …

  5. u’ve reviewed it so well jahnavi. and the shade is just wowwww. its the best coral shade i’ve seen so far. definitely goin to chk this out. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

  6. :makeup: :makeup: What a pretty colour! :preen:
    But not my cup of tea,so I’ll pass. O:)
    I’m actually more interested in your nail poliss! :dumb:

    1. :manicure: :manicure: :manicure: Everyone seems more interesting in the nail paint ! Maybe I be reviewing that only soon :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle:

    1. I had a line in the original where I described it as the spawn of neon pink and santra orange – but thats what it looks like on the tube – on the lips it is orange but with pinky undertones….

  7. it is not at all luking a bright coral.. u shud c my diana of london coral lippi.. its BRIGHT.. :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: i apply tht so carefully other it luks OTT 😐 very nicely reviewed jahnvi :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

  8. Wow! Lovely shade! Ur right ..planning and coordination would go into wearing this shade.. And that’s wht I love abt lippiea when theyhave this factor! Coz that makes the lippie as imp a part of the look as the outfit! If u know wht I’m saying :p

    1. heee heee yes yes I totally geddit – this lipstick is stored along with the others as part of a collection I would call “Statement Lipsticks”….. :jalwa: :jalwa: :jalwa: :jalwa:

  9. Its a very fun color !!! Which is part of the reason I bought it … Its just as fun as Red but nearly as “Mature” … if you know what I mean :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue:

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