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.