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Choose Your Foundation


Sheer vs. Cashmere



Cashmere Matte Finish +
24-Hour Wear

  • Our #1 Foundation Worldwide.

  • Full coverage.

  • Cashmere matte finish.

  • Waterproof, sweat- & humidity-resistant.

  • Transfer-resistant.


    Sheer Matte Finish +
    All-Day Wear

  • Long wear.

  • Sheer-to-light coverage.

  • Sheer matte finish.

  • Weightless, fresh feeling.

  • Visibly perfecting, healthy looking.
  • Your shade. Your finish. Your perfect match. Find your best foundation makeup from the long-wear experts at Estée Lauder. From matte foundation to powder to liquid and more, we’ve got you covered. Estée Lauder has foundation shades for every skin tone, the finish and coverage you want, plus SPF foundation. Try the global best-selling Estée Lauder foundation makeup, Double Wear foundation. Apply it with a foundation brush, sponge or your fingers—the choice is yours. Prefer foundation makeup with skincare benefits? Try fan-fave foundation Futurist Hydra Rescue Moisturising Makeup SPF 45. If you’re looking for foundation powder, Double Wear Matte Powder Foundation is calling your name. Wear it as your foundation, or over it. Full on, or just for touch ups. Not sure what the best Estée Lauder foundation is for you? Use our Foundation Finder tool to find your best foundation shade, formula and finish.


    What Is Foundation Makeup?

    Foundation serves as a base or canvas for the rest of your makeup look. When used properly, it has the added benefit of evening out skin tone and reducing the appearance of blemishes and imperfections. There are different levels of foundation coverage, so you can customize your face makeup routine.

    What are the different types of foundation makeup?

    There are several types of foundation makeup, each with its own benefits for different skin types. The different types of Estée Lauder foundation include:
    • Liquid foundations like our best-selling Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup. Fresh matte finish with medium-to-full buildable coverage.
    • Powder foundations like our Double Wear Matte Powder Foundation. Custom matte coverage. Reduces the look of pores and controls oil.

    How long does foundation makeup last?

    Every foundation is different—and the wear time will depend on your chosen formula. Our Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup, for example, provides 24-hour wear. Our lighter coverage Double Wear Sheer Long-Wear Makeup has 12-hour staying power.

    How do I choose an Estée Lauder foundation shade?

    Our Foundation Finder is a helpful tool to find your best Estée Lauder foundation shade match. Answer a few questions and get personalized recommendations for your complexion, skin type and desired level of coverage.

    What is the best Estée Lauder foundation for dry skin?

    Try a moisturising Estée Lauder liquid foundation like Futurist Hydra Rescue Makeup SPF 45. It’s flawless, natural-looking foundation with buildable medium to full coverage that hydrates skin instantly and all day.

    What is the best Estée Lauder foundation for oily skin?

    Those with oily skin types love the fresh matte finish of our Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup. It’s oil-free and controls oil all day while staying color true. Feels lightweight and breathable. Won’t clog pores.

    Which Estée Lauder foundation is best for mature skin?

    The best foundation for mature skin types depends on your skin’s unique concerns. Whether you’re dealing with signs of aging like lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation or dark circles, you can chat live with an Estée Expert who can help you find your best match.