Estee Lauder Double Wear Cushion Stick Radiant Foundation| First Impressions and Review

Estee Lauder Double Wear Cushion Stick Radiant Foundation| First Impressions and Review


MY SHADE: 6W1 Sandlewood

If you have oily skin, I beg you try Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation. The foundation actually lasts all day and they have great shades for women of colour. You will not regret it. It in my opinion one of the best foundations out there for us oiles. I think the Double Wear Light is better for dry – combination skin types.

When I saw this cushion stick foundation, I was intrigued. I love the Estee Lauder Double Wear, however I find the fact that it does not have a pump a tad bit annoying, so I wanted to try this one. The idea of having a foundation where I can apply, buff and blend in without using a brush seemed great for me, especially when I am travelling.


‘Touch on, buff and blend to your perfect nude. Polishes and evens skintone 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.

This makeup is a different formula than our original Double Wear Stay-in-Place liquid foundation. It is instantly hydrating and leaves skin with a radiant glow. All day 8-hour wear. In shades for all skintones.’



I love the original formula of the Double Wear Stay in Place liquid foundation, check out my review here. However, I have dry areas around my mouth, and I find that the foundation highlights these areas in an unattractive way. It clings to the dry skin. I think that is my main problem with this foundation. This new formula is indeed different. It is lighter than the original formula and is indeed more hydrating.

The great thing is that it is still matte, just less drying. I haven’t tried Double Wear Light so I cannot say if this new formula is similar but I love this new formula. It did not stick to the dry areas of my face and it still gives me a matte finish which is great.

It has buildable coverage, so it is not as heavy as the original formula. I had to use abit more to get full coverage, but that didn’t bother me. The foundation stayed on all day.



Ummmmm, however, I do not know if this new packaging makes it worth the price! This new cushion stick foundation cost £28 for 14ml, whereas the original Double Wear foundation in the bottle costs £32 for 30ml. It smells like a rip off. How can the bottle which has 16ml more cost £4 more? Or better still how can the new cushion stick foundation be £4 less but have practically half of the foundation of the original formula? It seems all we are paying for is this swanky new packaging, because it still liquid foundation. It is not a foundation stick. It is liquid foundation dispersed in a stick form.


The new packaging is interesting. To get the foundation out, you twist the bottom of the stick. The great thing is if you release too much foundation, you can twist the base and it goes back into the stick. I used the Cushion Stick and dotted the foundation directly onto my face. I tried to use the Cushion top to blend my foundation out but it was not working for me. Maybe I did not use it properly but it did not blend it out well for me, so I ended up using my foundation brush, which defeated the purpose!



I don’t know….I am in two minds about this foundation. I love the new formula. I love the shades available especially because women of colour are catered for. I do not feel any way regarding this new packaging especially because the cushion head did not work for me. It was harder than I thought, I thought it was going to be softer.

It is great for travelling. I am definitely taking this one when I travel rather than the bottle, because it is easier to carry around, slip into your handbag. All in all, I love the foundation, I just don’t know if only 14ml of foundation is worth £28.


What do you guys think? Have you tried this foundation?


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