Estee Lauder Double Wear Nude vs Double Wear

When it comes to high coverage foundation, there’s one particular product that comes to mind. Estee Lauder’s Double Wear is always recommended and has been talked about throughout the blogging community for years. It was the very first high end foundation that I purchased back in 2012 and it’s still one of my favourites six years later. My skin doesn’t always need such a high coverage and I’ve been on the look out for a lighter foundation. Whilst I was browsing the Notino website, I saw that there is a lighter version of the famous Double Wear which is called Double Wear Nude and I just had to try it.

Waterlight. This fluid, long-wear makeup feels like you have nothing on. Moves comfortably with your skin. Looks fresh, natural, healthy, even-toned. 
With SPF 30 and anti-oxidants, it’s your invisible defense against environmental damage from UV rays and pollution. 
Instantly and continuously hydrates with a moisture complex of red fruit extracts, including watermelon, lychee seed and apple.

Double Wear Nude appears to come in the same shades as the original foundation, so I opted for Shell 1C0 which is my ideal shade in Double Wear. I do also own 1N2 Ecru and 1C1 Cool Bone which both work for me, but at this time of year, when I’m at my palest, Shell is ideal.

Double Wear Nude comes in the same kind of bottle as the original Double Wear, which annoyingly is without a pump. In the past, I have bought a pump from MAC and used that in my bottles but I don’t like how I can’t put the lid on the bottle afterwards. It can be a bit messy having to pour the foundation out onto the back of my hand before I apply it to my face, but with a bit of practice I’ve found that I’m not using too much. As you can see, the two bottles look very similar with Double Wear Nude being a bit taller and slimmer.

Compared to the original Double Wear, Double Wear Nude has a very thin consistency and is very watery, so I was unsure how much coverage this would offer. I’ve been applying this with a buffing brush from EcoTools as I thought that a sponge would probably absorb too much of the product. I’ve found that this method of application works brilliantly, the foundation evens out my skin tone and offers a light to medium coverage. I still need to use concealer under my eyes and on any blemishes, but that’s to be expected.

I’m really enjoying using this new foundation and I love how it has the SPF 30 in, which saves me having to worry about applying an SPF beforehand.

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