Estée Lauder Double Wear Nude Water Fresh Makeup SPF 25
4.2 of 65 reviews
4 instalments of $14.75
4 instalments of $14.75
- Normal to dry
- Normal to oily
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4.2 of 65 reviews
85% recommend this product
Most Helpful Positive
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.
Most Helpful Criticism
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 who has gone on to order more.
Better than the new formulation of Doublewear LightI 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.
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!
Holy Grail of natural foundationsI 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 is prone to breakouts and this not only covers my breakouts or redness its also amazing at keeping me oily and shine free without looking matt. This foundation is the best foundation I have ever used and I am going to have to get it in another could to mix together so it will suit me all year round!!! I have had so many compliments since using it as well.
very hydratingThis 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.
Does not stay in placeAs 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 so I prefer to apply with a stipple brush. But i found it slid into creases, I wore glasses for a short period during the day and the foundation slid where they sit on my nose. It did not last long at all. unfortunately. I'll definitely return to my double wear stay in place foundation which I cannot fault!
gives a ghosty effectit 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.
Natural and long lastingI 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 can tend to seperate the foundation. The SPF also doesn’t cause too much flash back which is nice!
Great foundation but some faultsI 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
Nice and natural lookingI 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
Love the lightweight feel.. still trying to find ways to make it lastI 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 face during the day.. I don't wear a primer underneath, just moisturize. Maybe its from powdering to set my under eye and face? Other than that the only issue to pick about this foundation is the no pump applicator.. it gets messy. Its such a light weighted foundation and cant wait to get my routine right to experience the full power of this foundation
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.
Not for everyoneBought 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.
would not repurchaseI 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 who has gone on to order more.
Fantastic once you get a handle on the applicationLove 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 wear so I picked a shade lighter in this. Despite needing to learn how to work with it I still recommend.
hmmReally prefer the original formula. I definitely like the idea of a more natural finish but this just doesn't last.
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 bit after a few hours wear though which is why I wouldn’t recommend all day into night wear, but great for a couple of hours!
NaturalVery lightweight, sheer coverage foundation, good if you like a very natural look.
Greatest foundation I have ever triedI cannot get enough of this foundation. Literally all day wear, easy to blend and build coverage.
Great, hydrating foundation for dry skinI 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, but for special occasions will increase this to two. I do add concealer to a few spots etc, as the foundation isnt thick enough alone but I prefer the finish as it's extremely lightweight and non-cakey.
My only gripes are that it is extremely thin in formulation so can be a bit messy/waste issues. A little goes a long way! And that the range doesn't have a truly perfect colour match for my skin, I sit between Sand and Rattan - one is too light and one is too dark/yellow. But I still buy it, because it;s so good... (the lighter shade) and just build colour with a bit more finishing powder/bronzer.
Beautiful finishFirstly, 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.
Beautiful and light but so messyI 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 without even using a lot of product. I’ve never had to clean drips of foundation off by vanity in the past but now it’s daily. There’s also no applicator as there is with Estée Lauder youth infusion foundation. Ive had a high end designer competitors super sheer foundation that comes with a dropper and this seemed to work really well. All in all the look is still just what I wanted and would definitely recommend, along with a permanent clean up cloth on the vanity.
New holy grailI 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 hand if you intend on wearing it all day.
Nice light foundationThis 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
Natural and glowy foundationThis 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.
Great Every Day FoundationThis 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.
Love this foundationThis foundation is marginally lighter coverage than classic Double Wear. However, I have found that, once in place, it doesn't shift.
Best foundation for meThis 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.
LOVEThis 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 with my SPF moisturiser and it works like a charm. Cannot praise this formula enough!
good for lighter coverageThis 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.
All day coverageI 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.
Not greatI 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 you have any imperfections at all, this will not cover them. It also can can begin to look oily after several hours of wear. I will persist with using the bottle up, but I wouldn’t repurchase.
Lovely FoundationI 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.
I love itI 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.
subtleI love how this looks subtle and dewy for day wear
Natural beauty!This foundation is so lovely to wear! Gives a very natural glow. Perfect for day to day!
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.
LOVE LOVE LOVEFor 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.
Perfect for everyday, natural lookI 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 months). I particularly love that this make up blends so well into your skin: I never have to worry about lines and I just apply to parts of my face that need pigmentation correction. The foundation is creamy and spreads easily (I just use my fingers) and leaves my face feeling soft and moisturised. It is about a medium coverage, which I prefer because makes it not so obvious you are actually wearing make up, and any areas that need extra coverage I just top up with concealer.
I would also definitely recommend getting the pump attachment! So much easier to use and not risk of spillages!
Only thing to note: A small amount of creasing occurs at the smile lines over the end of the day, and it definitely doesn't last 24hrs (more like 12 with decent coverage).
Love this light fresh foundationI 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!!
great for everyday useThis 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.
I really wanted to like thisI 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 little bit make up. My skin is very rosy around my cheeks and nose and this foundation wasn't able to cover this up. After wearing this foundation for about 5 hours I was really struggling as it makes my skin look very oily around my nose. I would not recommend this foundation for people that sweat or have an active job. It was nice try a lighter coverage but it's not a foundation I'll use every day.
Original is bestThis is pretty good but I think I prefer the original. The formula and finish of the original just looks better for me.
Original is bestThis is pretty good but I think I prefer the original. The formula and finish of the original just looks better for me.
Love itSo light on the skin. I am loving how fresh my face looks all day long wearing this foundation.
No makeup makeup!Great for a light coverage day to day wear. Also handy to mix with traditional double wear to lighten the coverage!
LovelyThis 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 'set' on the face like double wear.
I have sensitive and rosacea prone skin which this didnt irritate. It also didn't cling to dry patches
The only downside is it did crease a little in smile lines etc however I think if set with powder immediately (and before moving face too much after application) this can be avoided.
BeautifulI 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.
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 to add more, it would just move the layer around that already on my face.
The wear time kind of sucked for me too, it separated on my chin within a couple of hours and was gone off my forehead even faster.
I’ll be sticking with my OG love DW!
PERFECT FoundationI 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.
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.
Good Quality Light Coverage Everyday FoundationI 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.
beautifulI 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 foundation and is now a part of my everyday makeup routine
great light foundationI 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 make my skin oilier or cause breakout. I love this foundation and is now a part of my everyday makeup routine
A Very Natural FinishI 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 filling primer before applying the foundation. The coverage is very light so if you have blemishes to cover I wouldn't recommend this product. Its not too bad for oily skin but you really do need for it to dry down before adding powder as it will bunch up.
Beautiful feel, light coverage for daytimeI 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. This foundation is perfect if you are just looking to even out your skin tone and offer a little coverage. You can achieve a light to medium coverage with a brush, and a very sheer look with a beauty blender.
Great long lasting not too heavy foundation and great in humid climateI 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 when a foundation costs as much as this it should be part of the deal.
It's true...complimentsOrdered 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 texturisation with my day foundation (Dr Brandt, The Ordinary) which has lessoned. Compared to Ellis Fass which is my night foundation it is slightly more dewy and I seem to have to use more product to build the base I usually prefer however I've been wearing it during the day (because I've just bought & couldn't resist). It STAYS - I prepped with a Mecca primer, applied RMS powder on T zone and DID NOT use a setting spray (I like to test my products he he he). NO TOUCH up required after a 3km walk to work in summer sun. Things that could be better: a pump not only because you waste less the tube in the pump makes it easier to get every each & every bit of product out before you re-purchase. I really really really like this product (review based on mature skin (45), oily T, combination & I walk 3 kms to & from work in the QLD summer sun who likes a dewy yet full coverage look that requires minimal maintenance)
It's light, goes on wellThis 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 noticed that the find my shade options on this foundation may be a little buggy. I put in my shades from my 3 regulars and was told to get the bone coloured one, I had reservations but trusted it, but it's waay too light. I'm going to have to repurchace a different shade after colour matching in a store, I believe.
Love itThis 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.
Great Everyday FountainMy 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 and more formal events. This is the formula that I reach for during the week for work. If you don’t like a full coverage foundation and a mat finish this could be the perfect foundation for you. Be careful with your colour selection, I ordered the same colour that I use in the double wear and they are slightly different shade.
Really love thisYears 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 are identical to original DW. Buildable coverage. Definitely recommend it.
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.
Lightweight with great coverageI 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 original Double Wear formulation but still gave my skin the same smooth texture and it didn't get patchy at all. I will definitely repurchase this as a lighter more flexible version of Double Wear foundation.
My new makeup bag staple - medium coverage with staying powerLOVE 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's day, withstanding heat and humidity with minimal shine. Will definitely repurchase.
I'm lovin' it!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 Water Fresh Makeup has a light natural coverage, but is really easy to built up on for a fuller coverage. It was really easy to apply using a sponge and blended into the skin effortlessly.
I was SHOCKED when I came home, and looked in my bathroom mirror to see the foundation was in perfect condition (though my mascara was a different story) - considering I work in an air conditioned office, and it's been so hot outside.
I would totally recommend this to anyone who doesn't like the original double wear, or is looking for something light weight, that also has a strong staying power.
I'd also recommend if you have dehydrated, or dry skin to make sure you prep your skin with a moisturiser, or serum before application - as it can stick to any dry areas on your face.