Estée Lauder Double Wear Nude Water Fresh Foundation

There is a reason why Estée Lauder’s classic Double Wear foundation is worn and adored by so many women – it is the brand’s most well-loved makeup base and is amazing at covering blemishes and redness, looking radiant and not being too cakey or powdery. The only downside is that it is a heavy-duty foundation. It is medium to full coverage and probably not a base I would reach for everyday, especially during the hotter months. I consider DW to be more of a I’m-going-out-all-night-and-want-my-face-to-look-flawless kind of option. I feel like I am wearing makeup when I have Double Wear on, which isn’t always a bad thing, but something I save for special occasions.

This month Estée Lauder have launched the perfect foundation to fill the gap for Double Wear lovers who want something a little lighter to wear through the Summer but still has all the amazing qualities that Double Wear has. Double Wear Nude Water Fresh Makeup SPF30 is their new, all singing, all dancing foundation that is delighting Double Wear fans everywhere! It is weightless and more fluid than DW and just sort of disappears onto your skin as you begin to blend it in. It is the ultimate ‘no makeup’ makeup and is more of a light to medium coverage. But it still makes your complexion look fantastic! It gives the skin a healthy dose of smooth and hydration benefits thanks to the Hyaluronic Acid blend and feels lovely on the skin – even, still quite flawless but light and natural.

It is oil-free so doesn’t look overly dewy or greasy at all and the SPF30 and antioxidants provide an invisible defence against environmental damage. The formula gives long wear coverage like Double Wear promises but is a lot lighter, but buildable. It is fresh, natural and really nice to wear with a satin finish. It manages to still cover uneven skin tone really well but doesn’t feel heavy at all – the perfect Summer makeup, and it comes in a brilliant 33 shades!

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This post contains samples gifted for review purposes.


  1. 30th July 2017 / 5:07 pm

    This sounds amazing! I’ve always been hesitant to try the original formula as it is such full coverage x

  2. 30th July 2017 / 7:44 pm

    I love double wear so I reckon this will be the best option for everyday. Sometimes you have to use a lighter foundation to remember how heavy DW really is!! I think on my next stock up of foundations, i’ll be giving this a go before any others!


  3. 30th July 2017 / 8:27 pm

    I’m a big fan of the original Double Wear, but I don’t wear it everyday because it is pretty heavy. This sounds like a great alternative for everyday though; I love that it contains hyaluronic acid.

    Louise | Lipstick & Luxe

  4. 30th July 2017 / 10:05 pm

    Thanks for the review! I have to try this!

  5. 31st July 2017 / 9:39 pm

    This foundation sounds amazing! Have to try it!