This is the only Estee product I am in love with and will not buy anymore of. It was not smooth at all on my eyelid. When I bought it, I was not told that I had to use my fingers to "melt" the shadow, but I don't like using my fingers for eyeshadow. I will always love Estee Lauder products, I just wish they would get a different cream eye shadow formula, because I am a huge fan of cream shadows.
I went to buy my beloved Doublewear shadow only to find out it was discontinued. I tried this new product and really wanted to like it but I absolutely HATE it! It is too sparkly and the product does not hold up as well as the Doublewear! I always got compliments on my eyes with my Doublewear shadow and it stayed on all day and night without ever creasing or looking any less fresh than when I put it on in the morning. I did stock up on one of the colors as soon as I found out it was being discontinued but I just couldn't find the other color anywhere. Very unfortunate for me because that was my main color. Please, Please bring the Doublewear back. I have read many of the other reviews and I am not alone in my feeling about this!
They recently re-formulated this shadow line and it flakes onto my cheeks throughout the day like crazy! Super bummed because It goes on nicely with a brush, and I am able to blend it perfect for a great smokey eye, but when I look in the mirror after only an hour, it has flaked on to my upper cheeks, and since i have oily skin, it just turns into a total mess when I try to brush off the flakes.
I have worn the creamy eyeshadow for several years using the color Mochachino (I think that is the name). Loved it! I went to purchase another jar yesterday and I was told that it had been discontinued. I was shown the new Pure Color products which I found garish and way to bold. I did purchase the Chained color thinking that it might work. When I put it on this AM, I didn't like it at all. I plan to return it and look for another brand with a more subtle color. I do not recommend this product. I also noticed that the jars are smaller and price is higher. You are outpricing my budget!
I OWN THE COLOR POTS IN PURPLE, LIGHT PINK AND BLUE. I LOVE THEM. THEY STAY ON ALL DAY WITH NO FLAKING OR DISAPPEARING. I ALSO LIKE THE DOUBLEWEAR TOO. I AM USUALLY A POWDER EYESHADOW USER, BUT NOW AM CRAZY ABOUT THE CREAM EYESHADOWS. WOULD LIKE TO SEE MORE COLORS, GOLD WOULD BE GORGEOUS.
I have been using Estee Lauder products for years and have had no complaints about my products, except for this one. I used the Double Wear shadow bases for years, and was SO disappointed when I learned they were being discontinued. I owned almost every shade and wore one daily. They NEVER creased or flaked, and a little product went a long way. If I used a little bit, it was enough. The little pots of product have lasted me almost two years. The Pure Color Shadow Paints are awful. I tried many different application techniques, but it always flakes and creases. I even keep my eyes closed until it is completely dry, hoping that might help. But no. I am extremely unhappy with how this product performs, and the color selection is subpar. Too much glitter and colors that are too bright. It is also impossible to blend colors together-- I don't want my entire eye area one color. I absolutely HATE this product and am SO upset that Estee Lauder discontinued the Double Wear. They kept the neutral shade, which I still use, but it is such a hassle trying to find colored bases or paints. I will be switching to another line to find a product similar to Double Wear. Estee Lauder, please re-think this new product and bring back Double Wear Eyeshadow Base. You have one, VERY unhappy customer here, and many more elsewhere. I will not recommend this product to anyone.
BRING BACK DOUBLEWEAR! The only thing this does is flake glitter over your face. Why on earth would someone take a great product like the doublewear shadows and replace it with an inferior product? Guess who's no longer spending money at the Estee Lauder counter?
As an older woman I love this product as it doesn't cake up in my creases. Easy to apply and forgiving if you get too much on. HOWEVER, the sparkles need to go!!!!! Or just tone them down - they stay on forever!
I would absolutely LOVE this product if it wasn't for all the sparkles contained therein. I bought the sinister which is a beautiful deep black that even I can wear. It can be worn dramatically but it is also a bit forgiving when blended with lighter eyeshadow shades. It stays put, which I love, but the sparkles make me crazy. I just tried it on again to play with it and see how I could make it work for me. I removed it, but there are still sparkles all over my face - forhead, eyes, cheekbones. I hope EL fine tunes this product to make it more accessible for everyone. I love the intensity of the shades and the fact that it is a cream and long wearing but for me personally the sparkles are a deal breaker.
I tried this product with an open mind because I liked the colors (pink zinc). The first time I used a brush to apply...it flaked off. The next day, determined to have it work for me, I tried applying the shadow with my finger.The results were the same. Not only does the shadow flake off, it got into my eyes irritating them, coated my eyeglass lenses, and with all the flaking, I looked like I had pink sparkly circles under my eyes. This stuff is awful! Doublewear was perfect - blended well, lasted all day, even in the heat of summer, and removed easily. Please bring it back!
When my favorite Estee Lauder consultant told me that Double Wear cream shadows were gone, I was aboslutely blown away! I have been using Estee Lauder products for forever, and I swear by them! My Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation and eyeshadow lasted me through a two-week trip to a theme park in June! People were sweating, and my makeup was flawless! And now I found out that I can't get it anymore! Please bring it back! These new shadow paints peel off. I tried one, and it started coming off in flakes! Estee Lauder products have always been the best! Please fix these shadow paints or bring the old ones back!
I went to buy my favorite Double Wear cream shadow and was told they are not carrying it anymore and this was the replacement. It is not as creamy or thick as the Double Wear and not in the same color. I am disappointed that I spent the money on this product. Bring back my Island Sands Double Wear!
I had a chance to try this paint shadow at the counter and I'm glad I didn't bring it home. It's so sad to leave a bad review because I love most of the EL products. This one... hmmm love the dark grey color (think it's sinister) but after 15-20 min it started to flake off! Not for the people who wears contacts because it gets everywhere. Another reason I wouldn't recommend it - I had to really rub my eyes with makeup remover (EL made) and it's just not what you want for your eyes. Sorry but it's the worst product I ever ever put on my eyes :-(
I really love this product. I got the color STEEL to test it because i'm an ambassadrice of Estee Lauder. This shade gives you a stunning look, with a little black dress and high heels. apply the shadow with your fingertip otherwise it get s a mess... Colors are really cool. It gives u magnetic smokey eyes...
This new eye shadow does not stay on as long as the double wear shadows and the colors available do not look well on me. I LOVED the double wear shadows and was very disappointed that they were discontinued. Hope that you bring them back or else I will have to look for another brand to purchase.
I saw a picture of the eyeshadows in one of the magazines my sister had & I got curious. They looked nice in the picture & my sister is the #1 fan of Estee fragrances. I read the reviews online & even tho some of em seemed to be disappointed, I haven't had a problem. It went on smoothly with my pinky & it stayed on all day & didn't smudge. I think the secret is to apply it lightlly with your finger & do it slowly. If you do it too fast you might end up looking like the Bride Of Frankenstein! Just kidding..... Bottom line- I loved the 2 colors I bought, if anyone is curious-don't be afraid-TRY IT!