Estee Lauder Futurist Hydra Rescue - Which Double Wear Shade?
By Ree

Estee Lauder Futurist Hydra Rescue Moisturizing Makeup – Which Double Wear Shade

14 Apr 2020 (Updated: 14 May 2020)

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I have had a lot of requests for a review of the new Estee Lauder Futurist Hydra Rescue foundation, so I have been testing it out and here are my thoughts. I’ve got before and after photos and also lots of shade swatches. Also, if you know your Double Wear shade, I have a shade finder.

Estee Lauder Futurist Hydra Rescue Moisturizing Makeup
Estee Lauder Futurist Hydra Rescue Moisturizing Makeup

I was so excited to try this new base because it is a real skincare and makeup hybrid that offers full coverage in a hydrating, protective formula.

What is Estee Lauder Futurist?

  • Full coverage makeup that provides immediate and all-day hydration
  • 12-hour long-wear and radiance
  • Non-caking, streaking or poring for 12 hours
  • Promises to stay colour-true, settle- & crease-resistant for 12 hours
  • Sweat- and humidity-resistant
  • Works to strengthen the skin’s moisture barrier
  • Waterproof formula
  • Available in 20 shades
  • Suitable for all skin types
  • Won’t cause breakouts or clog pores
  • Ophthalmologist and dermatologist tested
Estee Lauder Futurist Hydra Rescue Moisturizing Makeup
Estee Lauder Futurist Hydra Rescue Moisturizing Makeup

Key Ingredients & Technology

This new foundation has been formulated with Estee Lauder’s specially-created ‘Ion-Charged Water’, plus probiotic technology and chia-seed extract.

  • Probiotic Technology helps replenish the skin
  • Chia Seed Extract, cold-pressed from the chia seed plant, nourishes skin with Omega-3 fatty acids
  • Ion-Charged Water increases the moisture within the skin while allowing other hydrating ingredients to penetrate skin more deeply
  • Protects against daily damage from UV exposure with SPF 45
  • Pigments and polymers provide superior adhesion to allow the full-coverage makeup to wear comfortably all day

Estee Lauder Futurist Swatches

I have four shades to show you – Porcelain, Ecru, Dawn and Tawny:

Porcelain, Ecru, Dawn and Tawny
Porcelain, Ecru, Dawn and Tawny
Estee Lauder Futurist Hydra Rescue Moisturizing Makeup Swatches - Porcelain, Ecru, Dawn and Tawny
Estee Lauder Futurist Hydra Rescue Moisturizing Makeup Swatches – Porcelain, Ecru, Dawn and Tawny

As you can see, Futurist has a lovely creamy formula and the texture lends itself well to being applied like skincare and worked into the skin with fingers. Equally, if you prefer a brush or sponge, they work well too.

What Shade to Order Online if you know your Double Wear Shade

So as you won’t be able to get into a store to try, Estee Lauder have kindly shared this chart with me. It will help if you know your shade in Double Wear,  although there are fewer futurist shades due to the formula. Choose your Double Wear shade if it is there. The table details which Futurist shade to wear depending on your DW shade if it is not in the Futurist line-up. Hope it helps!

Estee Lauder Futurist Shade Finder
Estee Lauder Futurist Shade Finder

Before & After Photos

I have had to wait to take these photos of Estee Lauder Futurist on my skin because when I first tested this formula I had an allergic reaction to some Burratta I ate. Hence the delay on this review. I won’t be doing that again in a hurry!

After – shade Porcelain (with tiny bit of bronzer on cheeks)

Estee Lauder Futurist Foundation Review

I love the silky smoothness of this formula, it applies like skincare and feels instantly hydrating and comfortable. Alhtough it uses an SPF45, the texture is light and non sticky, making it super easy to blend into the skin.

It gives a soft, velvety radiance that perfects the skin, minimises redness and evens out tone. A great every day base.

Where to buy it

The Futurist Hydra Rescue Moisturizing Makeup SPF 45 is £36 and available at:

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10 thoughts on “Estee Lauder Futurist Hydra Rescue Moisturizing Makeup – Which Double Wear Shade

  1. It may differ on the UK Estee Lauder website, but on the US website it does not claim to be waterproof or sweat resistant. It just says it gives a radiant glow that lasts 12 hours and that it has all day wear. Where did you learn that futurist hydra rescue is waterproof en sweat resistant, if I may ask?

  2. Hi Ree, I am Desert Beige in double wear. Are the shades in the Futurist Hydra similar to those in double wear? thank you x

  3. Hi there!
    I am on the fence about wether to try nars sheer glow vs by terry hyaluronic vs this Estée lauder futurist. I have normal to dry skin, mid 30s, with concern about setting into my smile lines. I live in Canada and the weather is usually very dry. I also like full medium coverage and like a more dewy look without looking oily. Please help!! I can’t decide and would hate to waste this much money trialling the different kinds!

    1. I think I may have already replied to this on instagram – but I think the Futurist is creamier and more moisturising xxx

  4. Hi Ree, are the shades in this like for like? I am desert beige in double wear and just wondering if the Futurist would be the same shade xxx

    1. Hiya – I use Porcelain which is lighter than I have used in DW before – but my skin is lighter (no sun) so that could be why. Trying to find out what the brand says and will try and let you know xx

        1. OK it looks like you should choose your DW shade if it is in the Futurist line up. If it isn’t they have created a table for me of which shade is closest if your DW shade isn’t in Futurist. If that makes sense??!! xxx

          1. Thanks Ree, desert beige is in the futurist as well so I should be able to go with that colour ok. Thanks for your help xx

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