We’ve found the best Estée Lauder Double Wear foundation dupes

We'll take twenty bottles, please.

Estee Lauder

by Aimee Jakes and Jade Moscrop |

If there is anything we can get on board with, it's slaying a can't-tell-the-difference, 'IS THIS CHANEL, DAHLING?' beauty dupe.

It means we can spend more money on e.l.f.'s poreless putty primer and UGG fluffy slippers.

Like most of the country, we are unashamedly obsessed with Estée Lauder's Double Wear. It's reached cult status - and for good reason too. The foundation is both lightweight and full coverage, it lasts all day and only takes a few drops to cover your whole face.

Loved by celebrities far and wide (plus, plenty of us normal folks), Double Wear glides onto your skin giving you a gorgeous base with a satin finish, making your skin glow.

As much as we ADORE Estée's offering, our bank balance doesn't always support our needs. It's hard to stray from the original when you've been in love with it for so long, but if you're particularly skint one month, you might be looking for an Estée Lauder Double Wear dupe to tide you over.

Luckily for us, over the years, beauty buffs from across the globe have identified some really good dupes that will have everyone (including maybe even you) fooled.

Here are the top Double Wear dupe foundations that have received rave reviews, plus some we've tested out ourselves:

How can I stop cakey foundation?

Heavy foundations are fab for getting that dream IG flawlessness, but IRL heavy coverage can crack, look shiny and just take away from the overall look.

We recommend preparing your face thoroughly by moisturising and priming prior to applying any foundation. This will give your face the right base, and the formula will apply more evenly and naturally.

We also suggest using a make-up brush for the application, as this will give you more control over how much product you are applying and where.

How do I know my skin undertone?

Choosing a foundation with the right undertone is the first step to looking flawless, but knowing what undertones your skin has is not always easy.

Our top tip is to simply think about what colour your skin turns when you tan - if you develop an orange/pink shade, then you likely have pink undertones, but if you develop an olive and golden shade, you likely have yellow undertones.

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It's well known that your foundation is also affected by how it's applied, so make sure you've got the perfect primer to match your skin type for best results.

If you're on the hunt for an alternative foundation, you should definitely look into one that's suited to your skin. Whether you're normal, combination, oily or dry, there's a foundation formula for you.

Then, top it all off with powder and a gorgeous highlighter to finish the look. Need some tips? We've got you covered with the best highlighters for an A-list glow.

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Why is Double Wear so good?

According to reviews on Reddit, as well as our own experiences, people love that Double Wear easily makes it through a 12-hour day without any issues, has medium coverage from the first layer and delivers a beautiful satin finish to make skin look alive.

There's a great shade range so you're bound to find your ideal match with a little experimenting. For oily-skinned make-up lovers, it keeps oil at bay and won't break up even at the end of the day when if oil starts to show through.

It's comfortable to wear and doesn't collect in the face lines, which is a big bonus.

However, there are some things make-up lovers have noted that they'd love to see improvements on. First up, it can dry your skin out by the end of the day, which may make you feel as though you need to moisturise more at night.

If you're applying multiple layers and the foundation starts to dry before you're finished, it can look like you're wearing a lot of make-up.

Probably the biggest drawback is that it doesn't come with a pump, which when you're splashing the cash on a luxury foundation, can be frustrating. However, Estée Lauder has clearly listened to its buyers, and you can now buy a pump separately. Hurrah.

Nothing in this world can be perfect, but Double Wear is pretty close. Maybe you'll find your perfect match in one of our dupes, so you can save the real thing for those special occasions.

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