How To Get A Perfect Summer Base

So I recently picked up the Estee Lauder Double Wear Light foundation and OMG guys Im not kidding when I say that its completely changed my summer makeup routine! Ive never been so happy with my foundation especially a summer foundation. This is a real game changer!

First of all I want to say that I still buy everything cruelty-free excelt for the Estee Lauder foundations because its the only one that works on my skin. I really really really wish they were a cruelty-free brand because they have some beautiful products out right now. So Estee Lauder if you're reading this (which I highly doubt) if you went cruelty-free I would buy every single one of your makeup products.

I have combination/oily skin so I do get patches of dry skin mostly around my nose but for the most part I am an oily gal. Ive spend years trying different primers and foundations that claim to last all day when in reality they only last until lunch time on my skin. Ergh! So 2 years ago before I went on a holiday to Mallorca (I did a travel diary from that trip so click here to read it) and I was in desperate need for a full coverage foundation that would last in that summer heat. After seeing so many different people and Anna Saconne raving about this foundation I decided to give it a go. Its a beautiful foundation and all but its just a tad bit too heavy for the summer time in my opinion so once that foundation ran out I ran to Boots (not literally, I cant run) and bought the light version.

This foundation will cost you £33.50 and you get 30ml of product in a squirty bottle. I wear the shade intensity 1.0 in the Double Wear Light and it matches perfectly with my semi natural summer tan. I was worried when I bought this that it wouldnt hold up as well as the original Double Wear foundation so I tried it out on a day where I only had to go and get my nails done, so it was a quiet day. And OMG I was so impressed. First of all it gives you a beautiful glow that doesnt looks shiny. Its an actual GLOW! And my beautician said my skin looked so glowy and healthy so that made my day. My skin has always been a big insecurity of mine so for someone to compliment it really gave me a boost of confidence. And it has spf 10 so its good for everyday use but I would still wear a suncream under it on hot days.

As for the staying power it doesnt last as well as the original Double Wear but it definitely lasts longer than any other foundation or BB cream Ive ever tried. I usually have to blot my face midday and then it will last until I take it off at bedtime especially if I wear a primer underneath it. And they do have a fair amount of different shades available, not as much as Fenty Beauty but there is an ok amount.

Overall, I blinking love this foundation! Its become my favourite everyday base and the way that it makes my skin look and feel. I will definitely be repurchasing this in the future and its coming on holiday with me to Ibiza.

Have you tried this foundation before?


  1. I might have to try this out for myself because I absolutely adore the original Estee Lauder Double Wear!

    Danielle xx

    1. Its really good! If you like the original Double Wear you’ll love this x

  2. I'm yet to try any Estee' Lauder products but I've been so curious about the base products because of how long wearing people claim them to be.

    1. The staying power is amazing. I never thought I would find foundations that would last all day x

  3. I have this base too - I'm loving wearing it on summer nights :)

    Jasmine xx

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