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Estée Lauder Double Wear Nude Water Fresh Makeup SPF 25

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GREAT - 83% recommend

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Estée Lauder Double Wear Nude Water Fresh Makeup SPF 25 Reviews

4.2 of 87 reviews

83% recommend this product

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Most Helpful Positive

Great for dehydrated skin


Love this foundation, always looks good on my skin. It's about a medium coverage with a nice dewy finish and lasts all day. I don't see it working for dry skin as it's too watery but definitely great for dehydrated skin

Most Helpful Criticism

Don’t use it often


I bought this to try and haven’t really used it too much. I find it quite matte and flat looking, I also don’t really enjoy the coverage it provides
  1. like it


    Love this stuff and highly recommend it! Can be pricey but lasts all day, covers every blemish problem you have and is great for your skin because of the sunscreen in it.
  2. Lovely every day foundation


    This foundation is perfect for every day. It is light and sheer. Although it’s not full coverage, it still covers imperfections well and looks natural.
  3. Great for dehydrated skin


    Love this foundation, always looks good on my skin. It's about a medium coverage with a nice dewy finish and lasts all day. I don't see it working for dry skin as it's too watery but definitely great for dehydrated skin
  4. Good


    This is perfect for summer days as it has thin consistency compared to Double Wear but wears as beautifully and lasts all day. I have oily, acne prone, sensitive skin and this doesn't irritate or feel heavy on the skin.
  5. Beautiful coverage but makes me break out


    I have dry skin. This gives a great, full coverage while not looking caked on. However makes me break out so I can't use.
  6. Great coverage


    Worth it ;)
  7. Great product


    verified purchaser
    This is a good foundation, minimal coverage so it is perfect for day time, very runny though so best to use a brush to apply. I have acne prone, combination and early aging skin and I find it sits really well with me but you definitely will need to use a concealer if you want to cover anything up such as pimples or dark circles
  8. Wanted to love this but dont


    This breaks apart really quickly on my dry skin, and emphasised my dry skin. Maybe better for normal skin?
  9. Love this foundation for a natural look


    This foundation leaves the skin looking dewy and glowing. It's a nice, natural finish with light coverage. It is my go to when I want to look nice but without heavy coverage - love it.
  10. Light and natural


    verified purchaser
    I love how this foundation looks on my skin. Once I've prepped with skincare and primer, the DW Nude glides onto my face and looks very natural. It can be easily built up for the level of coverage you need. Plus my skin seems to look and feel really good each time I wear it. Win, win!
  11. Great for everyday!


    I have fair, sensitive, dry skin and this foundation is great- I found works best when applied with a brush as it is quite a runny liquid consistency. The coverage is great for every day work but I would recommend something a little heavier for night wear and definitely needs a heavier concealer to cover anything you want hidden
  12. Don’t use it often


    I bought this to try and haven’t really used it too much. I find it quite matte and flat looking, I also don’t really enjoy the coverage it provides
  13. Not what I had hoped


    I really thought I would love this foundation but sadly I don’t. I found it quite matte still and not dewy at all. It is lighter than orginal double wear but I don’t see any dewyness from it
  14. very oily


    very oily, felt heavy on my skin. almost no coverage and broke me out (surprisingly for DW) if you have perfect airbrushed skin already then yes this is for you. have any dry spots, marks or pores. stay clear!!
  15. Natural dewy finish, medium coverage


    I really like this foundation! It gives such a natural finish & is not drying on the skin. The pump should come with the bottle though - I’m not sure why it’s $10 extra & there is no prompt when you buy it to ask whether you’d like the pump or not (this would be great Adore!). I’ve deducted one star for that. Otherwise, I love it - easy to apply with one pump to fingers - does my whole face, dappl...
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  16. Natural finish


    I bought this for wearing on 'no makeup' days. Very light coverage. Not suitable for full coverage but perfect if you want barely there finish. Goes on like a dream. Sets semi matte. Just gorgeous.
  17. Gorgeous


    Lightweight and beautiful, amazing coverage too, perfect for day outside
  18. Super Natural


    I'm a pretty oily gal, but this foundation stays PUT! I wanted a lighter, dewier finish and this definitely ticks the boxes. I usually apply with a buffing brush and this gives me a natural, dewy, your skin but better look! The coverage is quite light though - medium max.
  19. Gorgeous


    Lovely and soft great coverage
  20. Not enough glow


    After reading reviews online I thought this foundation would give a dewy finish, unfortunately it does not. It’s more of a soft matte, I will use my bottle up but I probably won’t repurchase
  21. Great sheer to light coverage


    I have dry skin and use the palest shade, I apply this with my hands as it gives the most natural coverage and it's a perfect day foundation. It's sheer to light coverage, it will build a little bit but it's not meant to cover blemishes. Would repurchase
  22. Perfect for those with oily skin


    My skin is very combination, and I have stages when my skin is more oily than dry and the other way round. I used this foundation a few months ago and I was obsessed! this foundation is so stunning, it hides all oiliness, but doesn't go too matte that i dries out your face. It is the perfect in between for those with oily skin. Definitely recommend to those who suffer with oily skin
  23. Best Foundation I’ve used


    I was in the hunt for a new foundation that I can rely on as my new bestie. I had collected over 20 foundation samples and the best one was this. It leaves your skin looking glowy and dewy and feels quite hydrating on the skin. It’s coverage is exactly what I was looking for, it covers just enough to keep the skin still looking natural however flawless! The foundation is definitely also buildable....
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  24. Better than the new formulation of Doublewear Light


    I was so sad when Estee Lauder changed to a new formulation of Doublewear Light, but this Nude Water Fresh foundation is my new replacement! It's lightweight but buildable, dewy but still works well on my combo/oily skin and the wear time is excellent.
  25. Wow!


    Wow I am so impressed with this foundation. I just bought it and I’m already in love. It makes my skin feel super duper smooth and it makes it look so smooth and poreless! I couldn’t believe it. It gives a gorgeous natrual glow and covers great!
  26. Holy Grail of natural foundations


    I absolutely love this foundation, I have used double wear so I thought I would try this out, I got a sample from their myer counter and tried it and I was hooked and bought some straight off Adore the next day. This foundation is like a second skin, its like your own but the imperfections blurred, pores almost gone and luminous skin. I have never tried a foundation like it. I have Oily skin that ...
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  27. very hydrating


    This foundation is like silk in a bottle. It gives that beautiful no make up style look, it is super hydrating and literally feels like silk on my skin. I have dry older skin during winter and it just glides on so nice and doesn't stick to any of my dry patches at all.
  28. Does not stay in place


    As a lover of the double wear stay in place foundation, I was excited to try this as a lighter coverage option. I was very disappointed. I purchased in shade ECRU (same as i use in the double wear stay in place) but found it a fair bit lighter. I was hoping the coverage would be slightly higher, but that's ok as it is a medium coverage foundation. Beauty blender application sheered it out too much...
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  29. gives a ghosty effect


    it definitely oxidises so try to get a shade lighter also it sits on the face and gives a ghosty effect. coverage is medium but you can build it up. i felt that it made mew wrinkles very obvious so this is definitely not for aged skin.
  30. Natural and long lasting


    I decided to try this foundation a few months ago and have been using for 3 months. I find that the coverage is medium, and can be built up to full without getting overly cakey. I have oily skin and I find this doesn’t get too oily with the right primer and powder but also has a beautiful glow that just radiates and looks like skin. It can get a bit cakey if worn for 10+ hours, esp where my oils c...
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  31. Great foundation but some faults


    I really like this foundation but needs to be applied fast as it dries really quickly....oxidises a lot so make sure to get a colour lighter
  32. Nice and natural looking


    I like the colour on me and it covers fairly well.. not as heavy as the double wear and looks way more natural, very runny though and can spill it easily
  33. Love the lightweight feel.. still trying to find ways to make it last


    I finally wanted to buy a high end foundation after years of drug store makeup buying.. I went into David Jones and got color matched and went online to my trusted makeup site being adore beauty and bought me this foundation. Bought it, received my parcel the next day! which is awesome. I have been wearing the foundation for a week now and still trying to find a way for it not to separate on my f...
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  34. Where has this been my whole life?


    This is amazing. I’m pretty pale and neutral toned and it has a shade for me. It’s sheer but provides enough coverage. I look well put together without having a ‘full face’ look. I thought I’d just wear it to work but I actually love how my skin looks with it on that I wear it everywhere if I’m going to wear makeup. Unlike some foundations it doesn’t dry my skin out or gather anywhere.
  35. Not for everyone


    Bought this after reading reviews from other buyers and from a friend who was a regular. I found that it was too much for me. I wanted a foundation for those special events , but I found that it was too light..too thin and didn’t give enough coverage. Good point was that it didn’t clog my pores, and didn’t look terrible. Gives you a natural look, but I wouldn’t recommend for dry skin.
  36. would not repurchase


    I bought this foundation after seeing reviews on you tube.. I have mature dry skin and this foundation was not very flattering. I found it very hard to blend and did not sit well on the skin. It did last well during the day so if you have younger skin I would imagine this would suit you. Even with good skin preparation I could not get this to work. I ended up gifting to a friend who loved it and...
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  37. Fantastic once you get a handle on the application


    Love this lighter coverage double wear, skin feels like it can breathe more and looks more natural rather than canvas perfect like the original double wear. I have found it does move more easily on the face than original double wear and is a bit more picky with primers it plays nice with (sticking to the estee lauder the illuminator is safe here) . It also seems to run darker than original double ...
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  38. hmm


    Really prefer the original formula. I definitely like the idea of a more natural finish but this just doesn't last.
  39. Nice and Glowy!


    I bought this foundation last year at the airport and honestly love it. I think it’s a good day time foundation but not something I would trust for day into night wear. It’s nice and glowy and fresh looking which is what I love most about it. I do have quite oily skin so I would recommend setting it only in the necessary areas. Such a plus that it contains spf too. I find it does seperate a little...
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  40. Natural


    Very lightweight, sheer coverage foundation, good if you like a very natural look.
  41. Greatest foundation I have ever tried


    I cannot get enough of this foundation. Literally all day wear, easy to blend and build coverage.
  42. Great, hydrating foundation for dry skin


    I have dry skin and this is one of the best foundations to suit my skin type.

    I used to use NARS sheer glow but found that the product wasn't lasting on my face throughout the work day. I switched to Estee Lauder Double Wear Nude and haven't looked back!

    It's a super lightweight foundation, but is easily buildable if you need. Normally I just wear one layer for work, bu...
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  43. Beautiful finish


    Firstly, if you buy this realise it is NOT full coverage, its a beautiful light finish and smooths and makes you look natural and flawless. Love this product for day time wear. Will deff still use original DW for nights out and special occasions.
  44. Beautiful and light but so messy


    I love this product, super light and nearly sheer. Perfect for work or weekends when you don’t want to look too made up but do want to look polished. I’m fortunate for having good, clear medium olive colour skin, (& 50+ yrs of age) so I don’t need to ‘hide’ any blemishes etc. what I am disappointed in is that it is so messy. Being a very thin and runny foundation, it drips, runs or spashes wi...
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  45. New holy grail


    I was looking for a foundation that would be suitable for my acne-prone skin for my long work days and this was a winner. The coverage is light to medium but easily buildable and blends perfectly. Even after applying it at 6 in the morning it still looks great at the end of the day with minimal touch ups. I have oily skin and it can get a bit shiny after about 5 hours so keep a powder compact on h...
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  46. Nice light foundation


    This foundation is very light and gives you a very natural look. I often forget that I have it on, that's how natural it feels
  47. Natural and glowy foundation


    This foundation has very minimal coverage with a more bb cream finish. I would only recommend for those wanting a very natural and undetectable makeup look.
  48. Great Every Day Foundation


    This light weight, dewy, light to medium foundation is the best for everyday. Great for "No Makeup" looks or for an evening out. Great to finally move away from Matte Foundation but still have enough coverage! It is also very buildable.

  49. Love this foundation


    This foundation is marginally lighter coverage than classic Double Wear. However, I have found that, once in place, it doesn't shift.
  50. Best foundation for me


    This foundation is finally what I have been looking for. Light, melts into the skin, but still enough to give an even skin tone without looking made up. And SPF 25 is an added bonus. Only a tiny bit is needed. I mix it with a little bit of Clinique DDML and this works great for me. I mixed to shades together as my uneven skin tone makes it hard to settle for one. I will stay with this foundation.
  51. LOVE


    This has become my holy grail foundation. I've never tried the original but liked the idea of something long lasting with a lighter feel and finish. I have normal to dry skin and this goes on beautifully. I usually apply it with a buffing brush and it is so fast and easy to use. AMAZING coverage and staying power through my busy days, doesn't look or feel cakey or heavy. I've even tried mixing it ...
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  52. good for lighter coverage


    This foundation is good to use for a lighter coverage compared to the double wear. It has a higher SPF which is good to use for the day time.
  53. All day coverage


    I bought this product after it being recommended by a friend. It's buildable and works best with a sponge. I would recommend two layers if you're after coverage. It has a dewy finish but I use a powder over the top, I think this also ensures it lasts longer.
  54. Not great


    I decided to give this a try as a lighter alternative to the original double wear. Firstly, application with a brush is horrible! It went on okay, but began to look very patchy after an hour or so. Tried again with a sponge and it looks much better, however you have to use a lot of product to get coverage. I feel this would be fine for people with perfect skin who just want a bit coverage, but if ...
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  55. Lovely Foundation


    I have sensitive, acne prone skin. This foundation matches my skin tone really well and i like that you can see the skin underneath, but it is buildable. Natural look, everyday wear. Great when applied with a sponge.
  56. I love it


    I use this every day. It's buildable. I like that it matches my really fair skin tone. Only complaint I have is I wish it had a pump. I'm always scared I'm going to spill it.
  57. subtle


    I love how this looks subtle and dewy for day wear
  58. Natural beauty!


    This foundation is so lovely to wear! Gives a very natural glow. Perfect for day to day!
  59. Amazing!


    This foundation is amazing! It is light on the skin, yet it gives great coverage and can be built up easily. It isn't heavy and doesn't look cakey. I also love that is has SPF in it.


    For someone whose skin keeps changing, I actually really like this foundation. My skin tends to dry a lot in some places as well as peel , and also really oily in others (around my nose). Usually , ruins the way my foundation sits on my face . But since converting to this foundation after being recommended by another , I have found that it sits really well.
  61. Perfect for everyday, natural look

    Hannah Lily

    I absolutely love the water fresh line. They have a great selection of hues so it's really easy to get a perfect match (I first used Ecru, which was a little yellow on my skin, then I switched to Pale Almond and it is barely discernible that I am wearing make up at all). I am just past half way through my bottle after wearing it almost every day, and I've used it since early May (so 2 1/2 – 3 mon...
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  62. Love this light fresh foundation


    I have had really dry skin this winter and came across the foundation and thought t would be perfect. And it hasn’t disappointed ! I was looking for something light and dewy for everyday wear and I love it. It has very watery consistency and is not very buildable but is so beautiful and light. Would recommend!!
  63. great for everyday use


    This foundation has a very watery consistency but as a mum it was an easy go to every day foundation. It has a very dewey finish but I lightly powdered over the top and I was set to go. it has a very smooth finish and lasted all day long. the coverage was a medium coverage.
  64. I really wanted to like this


    I was really excited to try this foundation as it's available in the lightest shade 1n0. The foundation is very thin and you only need a tiny amount on your hand. It's such a thin consistency that it runs out of the bottle really fast (you've been warned). I'm a long time user of Estee lauder double wear, so I was excited to try a lighter foundation for the days where you only want to wear a littl...
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  65. Original is best


    This is pretty good but I think I prefer the original. The formula and finish of the original just looks better for me.
  66. Original is best


    This is pretty good but I think I prefer the original. The formula and finish of the original just looks better for me.
  67. Love it


    So light on the skin. I am loving how fresh my face looks all day long wearing this foundation.
  68. No makeup makeup!


    Great for a light coverage day to day wear. Also handy to mix with traditional double wear to lighten the coverage!
  69. Lovely


    This is a lovely, lightweight, watery foundation. It has a very dewy/real skin finish which I just love. It blends beautifully and does at good job at evening out skin tone and covering mild imperfections. The coverage is light.
    It you are after a lighter version of Double Wear however, this is not what I would recommend as they are so different! This is really dewy, and doesn't ever seem to...
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  70. Beautiful


    I was so happy when I found this foundation, for me it's just perfect. I don't like heavy foundation and much prefer a lighter natural look which is just what this foundation does. It goes on so smoothly and lasts all day. Absolutely my new favourite and I will be ordering this again and again and again.
  71. Not for me..


    So this is a super light coverage (almost transparent), watery foundation. I’m not a fan. I adore my double wear, and having a dryer skin type I thought I’d love this too.
    I just found it too light coverage, sticky to the touch, clung to dry patches and went on kind of streaky? No matter what I did, it just wouldn’t sit on my skin nicely. It doesn’t build well on my either, whenever I tried...
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  72. PERFECT Foundation


    I LOVE this foundation so much. For some reason 1C0 shell is lighter in this than the regular double wear foundation so I prefer this one more. Looks beautiful all day and provides a good amount of coverage but still fresh looking as the name says.

  73. Heaven for dry skin!


    I was on Accutane and couldn't find a foundation that sat well on my skin. This foundation was my saviour! It looks beautiful on and has great coverage that can be built up really easily. When my skin was super dry, I got away without setting this foundation at all and it didn't budge throughout the day.
  74. Good Quality Light Coverage Everyday Foundation


    I got this foundation after using and loving the Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation.. this is like its lightweight dewy little sister..I really enjoy this on days when my skin is clear and not so red so I don't need as much coverage..it blends really nicely onto the skin aswell.
    A thing to note is the shades run a bit lighter than the normal double wear in my opinion.
  75. beautiful


    I have previously tried the usual double wear foundation and didn't quite like it because it was more heavy than I would normal wear. This foundation is perfect for me. It has light coverage and is great for correcting uneven skin tone and freshening up the skin.I feel like I am not even wearing any makeup. I have oily skin and felt it didn't make my skin oilier or cause breakout. I love this fo...
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  76. great light foundation


    I have quite good skin and prefer light foundationsI have previously tried the usual double wear foundation and didn't quite like it because it was more heavy than I would normal wear. This foundation is perfect for me. It has light coverage and is great for correcting uneven skin tone and freshening up the skin.I feel like I am not even wearing any makeup. I have oily skin and felt it didn't ma...
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  77. A Very Natural Finish


    I have very oily skin so anything long wearing is a must. I have the Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation which is quite heavy, so decided to try this for day time wear. A huge warning ITS VERY RUNNY AND VERY THIN in consistency. You must give the bottle a good shake each time you use it. A beauty blender or sponge is highly recommended for blending rather than a brush. I also suggest using a pore ...
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  78. Beautiful feel, light coverage for daytime


    I loved the undertones and shades available in the EL Double Wear foundation but never really liked how heavy it felt during the day, especially at work. This Nude Water Fresh alternative lets you have the same shade match but with a nicer feel for day-to-day wear. It has an almost sunscreen smell upon application which i find pleasant and is quite dewy in appearance before setting with powder. Th...
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  79. Great long lasting not too heavy foundation and great in humid climate


    I recently went back to this fabulous lightweight, long lasting fabulous all day coverage foundation with great fabulous nice colour tones that match my skin tone perfectly. I am so happy I am using this foundation again as I am not a big lover of foundations in general I prefer BB cremes usually. The only criticism I have please come in a pump container. I know I can purchase one separately but w...
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  80. It's true...compliments


    Ordered on the back of a Wayne Goss youtube review as his HG foundation 'ahead' of his other HG foundation - Ellis Faas - which happens to be my HG. Things I like: feels amazing on feels similar to RMS uncover-up, feels like you are wearing nothing on your skin, blends really well, doesn't cause build up even though my skin micro-exfoliates during the day & I have been having issues with tex...
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  81. It's light, goes on well


    This is quite literally double wear but lighter. It's even got the same funky smell, which I've come to like.

    I had to change my method of application as a brush makes this stuff look horrendous but it does go on well with a beauty blender. As with most foundations however, it doesn't stick to my nose very well. I have combination skin, so that may play a factor.

    I also ...
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  82. Love it


    This foundation is a great coverage for a everyday foundation. I used to love the full coverage look but I was looking for something to just make my face flawless but not cakey. This foundation does just that. I have dry skin and find this over the top of my it cosmetics collagen veil primer the perfect combo.
  83. Great Everyday Fountain


    My ride or die is the Estée Lauder Double Wear foundation, I have been waiting for months for this product to be released in
    Australia. This foundation is a perfect day time / casual foundation. It is much lighter than the original formula. I find it quite runny when pumping so you need to be careful or it runs. It has a buildable coverage. I still prefer the original formula for evenings a...
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  84. Really love this


    Years ago I used to LOVE & swear by the original Double Wear foundation but as I’ve gotten older I prefer a dewy finish over a matte finish. So I was excited to try this newer, dewier version of Double Wear and the verdict is that I love it! It’s mostly suitable for a combination to dryer skin type as it is beautifully dewy which I don’t think an oilier skin would like. The colours in this range ...
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  85. Not great for me.


    I'm a huge fan of the Double Wear Stay In Place formula. I have really oily skin and work in a variety of environments throughout the day and this one just didn't perform the same way. I used it with a variety of primers and setting powders with no luck. I gave it to my daughter and she likes it. She has more of a combination skin so it may be better for that.
  86. Lightweight with great coverage

    Rebecca (Adore Beauty Staff)

    I love the way this foundation feels on my skin, its very lightweight but extremely buildable. I can put a light layer on just to even out my skin or if I want a full makeup look this foundation builds really evenly. I found it settled into my skin really nicely and even made my skin look dewy (not oily!) in 40 degree heat! It didn't have the heavy on my skin feeling that I sometimes get with the ...
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  87. My new makeup bag staple - medium coverage with staying power

    Danii (Adore Beauty Staff)

    LOVE this foundation! As I get older, my foundation preference is for lighter formulations and while I'm a fan of the original Double Wear, I usually retain use of this for night time special occasions only. Enter Double Wear Nude Water Fresh, which is a buildable, silky fluid that provides the perfect amount of coverage. I have combination/oily skin and even a sheer application lasted all Summer'...
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  88. I'm lovin' it!

    Vanessa (Adore Beauty Staff)

    I'm pleasantly surprised by this foundation, as I had recently purchased the original double wear and felt it didn't live up to the hype. But for the nude water fresh makeup it was a different story...

    My holy grail favourite is MAC face & Body, however sometimes in the heat it melts off and leaves my face looking super shiny by the end of the day.

    The Double Wear Nude ...
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