Skin Tone: Medium to Dusky
Skin Type : Combination
Product Purchased by IMBB
Hope you are all doing great and preparing for Eid. We are preparing for eid and as part of my shopping, I got a new foundation from Estee Lauder using my IMBB sponsored points. I had wanted to try the Double Wear foundation for so long, but at the same time, I was also tired of heavy duty base makeup and was looking for natural-looking foundations. When I found out that Estee Lauder has launched a lightweight n*de version of the Double Wear foundation, that too in a cushion format, I decided that’s the one for me. So today, I am going to review one of the most beautiful, natural, lightweight makeup in the market – the Estée Lauder Double Wear Nude Cushion Stick Radiant Makeup. So, let’s get started:
$44AUD for 0.47 oz.
Touch on, buff and blend to your perfect nude. Polishes and evens skin tone for a healthy-looking glow. Skin-loving, weightless and comfortable formula instantly hydrates. 8-hour wear. Innovative stick combines liquid makeup and applicator in one. You’ll know it’s time to replenish as the stick becomes smaller until the clear window disappears. In shades for all skin tones.
How To Use:
Pull off gold cap. Slowly twist base of the stick until the first drop appears. If too much makeup is released, twist the base back. Using a gentle tapping motion, dot foundation onto skin where needed. Buff with a circular motion, smooth out foundation dots. Use light strokes to blend across skin. Twist gold ring at the top to remove entire sponge unit. Wash sponge tip gently with mild soap and warm water. Pat dry with tissue . Immediately reattach to stick and twist gold ring tightly to secure. Allow sponge to dry before recapping.
My Experience with Estee Lauder Double Wear Nude Cushion Stick Radiant Makeup:
The latest release from Estee Lauder is a twist-up stick foundation with a sponge head. The promise of eight hours of wear and the claims of radiant, natural finish of the product made me fall in love with this foundation. Plus let’s not forget the beautiful stick cushion packaging, I love “swipe and go” foundations.
Estee Lauder Double Wear Nude Cushion Stick Radiant Makeup comes in a gorgeous, twist barrel with a gold cap and a gold base. The tube itself comes packaged in a dark violet paper carton with product details and the shade name. When I open the cap, there is a sponge applicator at the top of the tube through which the foundation flows when the gold base is twisted.
The product gets dispensed through a small hole in the sponge and can then be immediately buffed over the face. No need for a separate brush. Even if more product is dispensed, then you can even twist back the product by twisting the base in the opposite direction. Once the product comes out, you can proceed to dab, apply, and buff the foundation into the skin with the sponge cushion and for a more seamless finish, you can blend it further using finger tips – this is how Kendall Jenner applies this product in promotional videos 😛
The concept of this foundation is quite unique and good, it’s easy to travel with, mess free to apply and perfect for super fast swipe and go application. The sponge applicator can be removed separately for cleaning purpose and then attached again after it dries up. Though the sponge applicator blends the product well, it is a bit stiff and takes a little extra time to blend, so sometimes I use a brush instead of the applicator.
There are totally 21 shades launched in this range in US, but here in Australia, only 16 shades have been launched , so I actually chose the last shade available – “5W1 Bronze.” The shade range is good but there are actually fewer choices for deeper skin tones which is a major drawback; I hope Estee Lauder launches more shades in the future.
I love the formula of this foundation – the consistency is neither thick or thin. It is somewhere in between and gets absorbed and blends into the skin very well without leaving any greasy residue. It’s very slick and hydrating and won’t adhere to dry areas or accentuate facial pores and that’s really good. The finish of the foundation is beautiful – it’s natural with radiant satin finish, with undetectable light coverage. Skin looks flawless but not caked and skin gets even-end out well. Though the coverage is light, you can build it to a higher coverage without caking up, layering up this product doesn’t make it too heavy on the skin.
This could be perfect for dry to combination skin. Since it’s an oil-free foundation, it would still be suitable for oily skin, however, you may need to use a setting powder. I have combination skin, with an oily T zone and with all foundations, I need to use a powder, but actually with this product, I didn’t need any powder.
The staying power is great, lasts really well all day and separate or oxidize. There is only one issue – the quantity is lesser, only 0.47 oz of product which is half of the original Double wear quantity.
Overall, I love this foundation, it feels hydrating, doesn’t make my skin greasy, the wear is flawless and my face looks radiant with a healthy glow. The unique cushion stick formula makes it very easy and quick to use and the cushion tip can be removed and washed to prevent bacteria buildup. I can simply find no faults with this product and if you’re looking for something lightweight, natural, “my skin but better base,” long-lasting makeup, then this is something that you can check out. This is a great “on the go makeup” which is very travel friendly and easy to use. This will be a perfect base for humid conditions, but I love wearing it in all seasons and I keep reaching out for it again and again.
Pros of Estee Lauder Double Wear Nude Cushion Stick Radiant Makeup:
- Unique packaging.
- Comes with a sponge applicator.
- Radiant finish.
- Lightweight, comfortable on the skin.
- Doesn’t cake or oxidize.
- Natural and fresh looking.
- Blends well.
- Travel friendly.
- My skin but better finish.
- Light to buildable coverage.
- Long lasting.
Cons of Estee Lauder Double Wear Nude Cushion Stick Radiant Makeup:
- Quantity is bit lesser than regular foundations.
- Shade range needs to be improved.
- Sponge applicator is a bit stiff.
Would I Repurchase Estee Lauder Double Wear Nude Cushion Stick Radiant Makeup?
Love ,Love Love this one !!!!!!
Ramadan Kareem to you all!!!!
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