Light/ Medium Coverage Estée Lauder DOUBLEWEAR LIGHT Soft Matte Hydra Makeup

I really wanted to do a review on Double-wear Light Soft Matte Hydra foundation from Estée Lauder, I actually wrote a review back in 2017 so that just goes to show how long I’ve loved this foundation & used it in my kit.

Also because I had a review of the other Doublewear foundation (linked here) I thought this might be useful to some of you as often when I recommend “Doublewear Light” to client’s they automatically think of the fuller coverage version “Doublewear Stay in Place”makeup.

So what this product claims to offer is a Soft Matte finish, that can last up to 24hrs, is oil free and transfer resistant. Sounds amazing right?!

Well as for a soft matte finish I totally agree, if you are looking for something that is super dewy than this isn’t really it. However if your someone who’s makeup rubs off easily and can’t get it to last than maybe this could work for you? Also I have had clients that have used Doublewear Stay in Place for year’s but as they get older they find it too heavy so I like to recommend the Doublewear light to them. I would recommend this to someone who is prone to shine and has uneven texture- basically me!

I like to apply a hydrating oil free primer first and squeeze out about a 20c sized amont out onto the back of my hand – I like to use a buffing style foundation brush as this foundation offers a light/ medium coverage I feel a beauty blender would absorb too much product!

Two gorgeous foundation brushes would be the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush & the Smashbox Blurring foundation Brush.

I like that it offers a soft matte finish because it helps blur my open pores I have along my cheeks and nose, I don’t think I have never worn a foundation for 24hours in my life but I can say it does last on my skin all day!

It’s lightweight & oil free and non- acnegenic so hopefully it won’t clog pores! ( I always recommend a double cleanse at night if your prone to congestion) Like it’s big sister Doublewear Stay In Place it comes in 3 undertones Cool , Neutral & Warm. If your struggling to find your foundation shade I always recommend using the website- by answering a couple of questions it will hopefully help you find your shade from numerous makeup brands.

Since I wrote my last review they actually changed the formula of the product and I was so disappointed when I had heard. I was nervous that the new formula wouldn’t live up to the old one. One thing I have found difficult is to colour match with the old shades as they changed the names/numbers. I used to love shade 2 in winter and shades 3 & 3.5 in the summer or when I was tanned but I haven’t found the best match to 3.5 yet! If anyone has any recommendations please leave them below in the comments. I’m wearing shade Tawny in the pictures!

If you have dry skin you might not have to apply any setting powder as it does dry down after application but for me (shiny face) I always have to powder my undereyes & t-zone a little, not too much but a little.

Has anyone tried the new formula, if so do you like it and what shades work for you? I love hearing other people’s experiences!

Until next time,

Much love,

Lisa x

( photo’s shot with Canon 750d in natural light )

My most have Hair Tools to keep my Hair Healthy!


Hi Everyone, today I going to chat to you about a few hair tools and accessories I use to help keep my hair in the best condition possible.

So first off I have quite thick long hair and I would say it’s quite a dry texture. Now while my hair is thick the hair itself is fine. So I find I prefer to use Volumising Shampoos otherwise my hair can be flat/limp which I hate.

So first up is-

JOICO Shampoo & Conditioner (BODY LUXE) 

I always used to use S & P from the chemist or Supermarket but lately I just found my hair was just lifeless and really bothering me. So my I asked my friend who is a hairdresser is it worth the extra money she said definitely as a lot of the cheaper S&P are filled with bulking agents and silicone that can coat the hair and way it down overtime.

I have been using this range for over a month now and I have really found a difference, one in particular is that my scalp feels healthier as mad as that sounds. After a good scrub in the shower my hair feels so light when dry but still has good body. Also I used to never really condition my hair ( I know how bold am I?) Because it would get greasy so fast but I find with this one it doesn’t!

It smells fab and gives a lovely shine, so I defiantly will continue using it!

The next product is..


This baby is amazing, having thick hair I have too many memories of my mother “pulling the head of me”  when brushing out my hair,Ouch! This brush has really fine bristles that brush through knots like no other, if I lost this brush I would definitely go out and get another straight away. If you hair thick or unruly hair you need this in your life.

Next up is..


My hairdryer is over 7 years old and it’s still going strong!  Having thick/long hair it takes forever to dry but not with this. These are professional hairdryers but they are so worth the price because they last forever. It have unreal power and also has heat settings and a cool hair button to help close seal/pores. 10/10

Lastly are these..


I love these for tieing up my hair, they look a little weird but these guys don’t break or damage the hair when you tie it up. Also one thing I love about these when I sleep at night I like to tie my hair up from my face neck and with these it does not mark or dent my hair when I take it down in the morning which is great!! I don use “normal” hair ties anymore.

*In the pic above I curled my hair with the Babyliss Curling Wand which is available  HERE.

Will that’s it guys, the products and accessories I love at the moment, I will pop links below to where I got mine, thank you all for reading!💋

Joico Shampoo and Conditioner I picked up at Redz Hair Design and Beauty Bar.

The Wet Brush is available HERE.

My Hairdryer you can find here at BEAUTYBAY.

Hair Bobbles can be found in most hair salons and PENNEYS/PRIMARK.