Estée Lauder has entered the cushion makeup game this Fall—but with a unique twist. While most cushion foundations come in a compact, Estée Lauder decided to release their version in a convenient, portable stick that is just as great for travel and touchups as it is for everyday wear.
The Estée Lauder Double Wear Nude Cushion Stick might look like a regular stick foundation in the tube, but it’s actually a liquid makeup. The applicator features a cushion sponge, which is used to apply, buff and blend the product into the skin. You simply twist the base until the product appears and buff away into the skin.
The foundation is available online in 16 shades with warm, cool and neutral undertones. The formula is part of Estée Lauder’s iconic Double Wear family, which means it’s a high-performing, long-lasting foundation. This Double Wear Nude formula is medium coverage and leaves skin with a healthy, hydrated glow (the original Double Wear foundation is more full coverage with a matte finish).
It’s really a great everyday foundation that still covers my redness, blotchiness and dark circles but feels totally lightweight and comfortable. Check out my before and after below (for reference, I wear 2N1 Desert Beige):
As I mentioned before, there’s a huge variety of shades and undertones to choose from, so everyone can find their perfect match. Here are just a couple swatches to show you some variety in the range and the undertones:
I was a bit skeptical of the packaging at first, but this product actually has two small features that really make a huge difference. First, if you twist too much product up (it appears fast, so twist slowly!) you can actually reverse the base and the makeup will be pulled back into the tube.
Second, the sponge applicator can be removed and washed with your cleanser (you can try their new Advanced Night Micro Cleansing Foam, $36) about once a week. Keeping the applicator fresh and clean is so important and is a huge reason many people are hesitant to try products with built-in applicators.
Estée Lauder Double Wear Nude Cushion Stick retails for $39.50 and is available at Estée Lauder. Until October 30th, Estée Lauder is giving Beautezine readers a special offer of 15% off at esteelauder.ca with code BEAUTEZINE15.shop this story