Concealing Blemishes With Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Liquid Foundation and Concealer

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Since I am pregnant, my skin has been absolutely hating me. I mean, I went from having a blemish every once in a while, to trying to keep blemishes from having babies on a daily basis. I am pulling out all the stops with skincare that I can as a pregnant person, but still, a tinted moisturizer just isn’t going to cut it right now. So to even out my skin tone and conceal blemishes, I picked up the Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Liquid foundation and concealer.

This foundation has been a favorite since I discovered it years ago. Back in the day (10 years ago) I freelanced for Estee Lauder on their makeup artist team and this medium to full coverage foundation was a major hit for myself and most clients. I use to have pretty bad acne at that time, and the Double Wear Stay-in-Place Liquid foundation was a life-saver. Now that I am experiencing some breakouts again, I am so thankful that I have this foundation to help my skin look its best.

full coverage foundation for acneIn order to make this foundation really work for me, I needed it to match and look natural. When I went to Macy’s, the Estee Lauder Beauty Expert did a customized iMatch and found that the Double Wear shade in Sand suited my skin perfectly. Usually I hate when other people test my foundation shade because I am pretty picky, but Sand is what I would have chosen, so iMatch worked out well for me. It was impressive.

estee lauder double wear foundation

Over the past few weeks, I have been using the Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place foundation religiously to see if I still like it as much as I did back when I first discovered it. Truthfully, I forgot how well this foundation and I get along. It’s oil-free and non-comedogenic which is a major plus for anyone struggling with acne because it won’t clog pores and cause additional breakouts. Personally, I have noticed that my blemishes have gone way down since using this foundation and that the left over blemishes are easy to conceal because of the med. to full coverage.

Speaking of this foundation coverage, a little goes a long way, and  I only had to use a dime size amount for my entire face. It’s also extremely buildable, so if I have a day where my skin needs more coverage, I can add the Double-Wear foundation where needed, and it still looks natural and not cakey in the least. Sometimes with med. to full coverage foundation, the skin just looks heavy, but that is not the case at all with this one; I think that’s a major plus.

One of the last positives is that this foundation has a staying power of 15 hours regardless of heat, humidity, and an active lifestyle. I live in Austin, TX where the weather is currently in the 80’s; I was amazed how fresh my skin looked even after a full day of chasing kids in this sunny weather. In other words, it is no lie that this foundation stays the entire 15 hours.


estee lauder double wear concealer

After I had applied my foundation, I used the Double Wear Stay-in-Place concealer under my eyes and around my nose for extra coverage. If  you ever wanted to hide the fact that you got no sleep that night, this concealer will do the trick. Also, if you have any blemishes that are refusing to hide, just dab a little bit of this on, and you should be golden!



before using the full coverage double wear foundation





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As you can clearly see, my skin looks a million times better after having used this med to full coverage foundation. It doesn’t look heavy, or like foundation is just sitting on my skin either, it looks completely like my skin, but just better. As someone who is experiencing breakouts (me), I would recommend picking up the Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Foundation. But even if you aren’t, this foundation is a good remedy for creating flawless skin for any occasion. It’s amazing what big results and coverage you can get with such a small amount of product.

What occasion would you use this foundation for? Or is the occasion every day because you are experiencing breakouts like me! Let me know in the comments below.




Note* This is a collaboration and sponsored post with Conde Naste and Estee Lauder. All thoughts and opinions are that of my own.

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  • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

    I love EL Doublewear foundation. It lasts and lasts. And congratulations, Kendra!

  • Amber

    It looks really pretty on you, so flawless! I should get color matched and try EL again!

  • Wow, it makes your skin look totally flawless! I have heard so many good things about Estee Lauder foundations lately, clearly I need to try one myself!

  • My good friend swears by this foundation. Your face looks great. I’m happy they have shades for WOC.

  • Wow, now that’s what I call beautifully full coverage – it looks totally natural! I’ll have to try it.

  • I tried this years ago and it worked really well. It looks great on you.

  • Holy grail foundation! Your skin looks flawless

  • Canadian reader

    I do love this foundation as well (although I hate the bottle – I waste so much and it gets messy). Getting older, I’ve been blessed with adult acne (joy). Ironic as I never had teenage acne. So I’ve really had to re-think my skincare – with the help of a dermatologist. I definitely need a full coverage foundation but one that doesn’t clog my skin. Anyway – I think I prefer the Lancome Teint Miracle. It gives the same coverage but feels lighter. I picked up the new NARS foundation this weekend – and am liking it as well, so far.

  • This is now my HG foundation! I love it SOOO much!!

  • Your finish is beautiful. I tried samples of the DW and while I loved the finish, the formula isn’t compatible with my skin. I was gutted.

  • Your skin looks flawless!!

  • marciaf

    What a beautiful foundation on you. Your skin looks amazing. I’m excited for your pregnancy.

  • FabZilla_Kath

    This is one of my go-to foundations whenever I need serious coverage

  • That concealer has been my favorite for ever!!!!

  • I suffer from breakouts, too, but I have nothing like your reason! I usually stay away from full- coverage foundations, but this looks so natural, not cakey at all!

  • Justina

    I love this stuff, and congrats 🙂

  • This looks fabulous on you! I need to check this out. I keep saying that every time I see a post but I’m SO IMPRESSED with how it looks on everyone!

  • The foundation looks great on you! I have the Estee Lauder Double Wear Light and I really like it. I’m also loving that concealer too!

  • I need to go get color-matched immediately!