new to me beauty: Estée Lauder Double Wear Nude Cushion Stick

I’ve been a big fan of Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation for quite some time. Heck, when I started working for the brand, the first thing I used my corporate discount for was to buy several back ups (viva la double wear!)

When the Nude Cushion Stick ($39.50) came out, I was curious. First there’s the packaging and application itself. It’s a sleek tube with a gold cap; underneath there’s a sponge tip applicator that allows you to dab on and blend without any additional tools should you choose.

Before I carry on, I have to say this is not the Double Wear foundation we know and love. I repeat: THIS IS NOT DOUBLE WEAR STAY IN PLACE! If you’re looking for full coverage foundation, exit stage left. This is a lightweight product that gives a luminous, sheer to medium coverage.

The sponge is removable meaning you can clean it (hallelujah). Personally, I like using a brush or a Beauty Blender to apply. Not a fan of using the sponge that comes with it. If you have cystic acne, this isn’t going to cover anything (you might want to stick with the original Double Wear). I consider this for days where I don’t want to wear a lot of makeup but want a hint of coverage as I go about my day. This is definitely more of a day time foundation for me as I prefer using something full coverage and matte when I go out at night.

Estée Lauder Double Wear Nude Cushion Stick is for the girl who wants a bit of coverage but nothing heavy. This feels like skin and is great for someone who wants a dewy finish. I did film a first impression video so subscribe to my YouTube channel so you get notified when that goes live.

Estée Lauder Double Wear Nude Cushion Stick is available at Sephora, Ulta, and the Estée Lauder website among other retailers.


1 Comment

  1. Sunday, April 2, 2017 / 6:49 am

    I watched a video on this being applied (via Jackei Aina) and it’s already made it’s way to my wish list. I love the Double Wear foundation as it is one of my go to foundations I have. I love that the sponge is removable.