Do you Double Wear?

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Did you know that Estee Lauder’s Double Wear foundation is the UK’s No1 base? Well, now you do!

I had to reacquaint myself with this classic base, so I recently had an appointment on counter in Edinburgh’s Harvey Nichols, to have a Powermap facial, and to be shade matched – this base comes in over 60 shades for all skintones.

You can book appointments for Lauder counters online, but I did notice on the site  that Harvey Nichols wasn’t an Edinburgh option. Choose from Boots, Jenners or John Lewis.

It’s rare as a beauty editor and writer, that I get to counter, so it was a really fun experience. The shade matching tool is pretty nifty too, and if you are unsure of your foundation, then do go along – the counter staff are super helpful.

I was matched with Ecru – a light shade with a neutral base, and it’s pretty perfect. Double Wear original is a classic, medium coverage, buildable base. If I am honest, it’s a bit much for me. I like someting with more luminosity, but if you only use a little, it does go a long way. Don’t overdo it with this type of foundation. Double Wear is £33.50

Double Wear has two new products in the franchise from this February – the Double Wear Stay-in-Place Matte Powder Foundation SPF10 (£36) and the Double Wear Instant Fix 24HR Concealer + Hydra Prep (£25).

 The new powder foundation can actually be used wet or dry as a foundation, or dry as a powder. It has a matte finish, and is lightweight. I’m not a powder fan at all, so I can’t say whether this is good or not, but I can say that it comes in a gorgeous compact, and the two-sided applicator lets you choose full or medium coverage – the sponge side for full, the velvety side for medium. It comes in 43 shades.
The new concealer is MUCH more than that. It’s a multi-tasking serum and concealer in one  – one end hydrates, the other conceals. It’s infused with Hyaluronic Acid and Glycerin for a hydration boost, and it comes in 22 shades.
Use the serum first, then the concealer to conceal dark circles, blemishes, discolouration and imperfection. It’s not heavy, and again, a little goes a long way.
All Double Wear products are available at Estee Lauder locations, and online at