July 24, 2020

ESTÉE LAUDER Double Wear Stay-in-Place Foundation in Wheat 3N2 Review and Swatches

As I tan in the summer, my skin gets a more pink/orange hue, and that makes the shade Wheat 3N2 match perfectly to my skin. Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation in Wheat 3N2 is a medium shade with neutral undertone and works great as a summer foundation for me. I had been using the shade Tawny 3W1 for many years (click for review), but in the past couple of years as I travel to sunnier destinations, my tan stays on pretty much all year long. So Tawny did not work for me anymore, as its slightly lighter, more golden toned shade. 
In this post I have added side-by-side comparison swatches of Tawny 3W1 and Wheat 3N2, so you can clearly see the difference in the undertones and the shades. You already know, that I love this foundation and have always raved about this formula, so without further ado, I will quickly move to the review...

Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation in Wheat 3N2

Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation in Wheat 3N2
Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation in Wheat 3N2


L-R : Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation in Wheat 3N2 and Tawny 3W1

L-R : Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation in Wheat 3N2 and Tawny 3W1

It's really hard to see a difference in the two shades unless they are blended and applied over skin. I feel that Tawny looks much lighter on my face comparatively and I would only wear it during winters or when my skin looks slightly lighter than it currently is.

After blending the swatch out on skin, the golden/yellow undertones of Tawny 3W1 are more noticeable and even though its a good enough match for my skin, I like Wheat 3N2 on me better. There are more swatches of Tawny 3W1 on the review blog (click here) where I have included other foundations as well.  

I hope this post helps you understand the difference in undertones for these two shades, which almost look the same but appear quite differently on skin, simply because Wheat 3N2 has a neutral undertone and Tawny 3W1 has a golden undertone.
The Double Wear Foundation by Estee Lauder is a favorite among bloggers and makeup artists and you will only know why when you get one. It's a flawless, natural looking, matte finish foundation which stays on all day, without transferring to clothing. It never breaks me out or cause any allergic reactions. Its just a very well made product and I am so thankful that Estee Lauder did not make any changes to this formula, because its perfect!
The packaging is also super luxe. I love the frosted glass with a gold lid. It did not come with a pump but as I use this everyday, I find it easy to use, even if I have to shake and pour some foundation our on the top of my hand.
Its also a reasonably priced foundation compared to other luxury brands and it performs much better than many of the high end foundations I have used previously. I usually always prep my skin before applying a foundation - so I always apply sunscreen or a facial oil before applying this to my face. Sometimes, I just apply the foundation when I am in a rush and it blends smoothly on skin. This foundation sets beautifully and does not require any powder to set it!!

So overall, Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation is a great product to use for all skin types and in all weather conditions!! They have so many shades available that you can find one for yourself and for the changes in skintone throughout the year. 

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