306 out of 62049%of reviewers recommend this product
SORT REVIEWS BY:Customer Reviews for Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup
Review 441 for Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup
Age: 35 - 44
Skin Concern: Even Skintone
Using Estée Lauder For: 1 - 2 years
Would you recommend this to a friend? No
Date:December 16, 2013
Best For: nobody
I'm so tired of makeup companies changing their formulas, and forcing me to hunt down a good foundation again and again. Double Wear has been changed. The ingredient list on the box is completely different from what I used to buy. The old formula was wonderful and made me look and feel incredible. The new formula has ruined the skin under my eyes. Drying out the skin till I look like the "crypt keeper" under my eyes. I am 44 years old with mostly oily skin, but this formulas is too drying. I'm done with Estée Lauder!
I used to love this foundation. People raved at how perfect my skin looked. Well, you've obviously changed the formula. Now it looks downright strange on my skin. BTW, you've changed the concealer, too! What gives? Guess I'm going to have to find a new company. Your loss.
What was wrong with the Double Matte that you used to carry?! It wore much better. This stuff is horrible. Definitely does NOT stay in place. And even just a couple of hours in it looks like I'm wearing clown makeup. It kind of pools on my face in the oily spots. Why can't you bring back the double matte? I'm done with Este Lauder until they bring back my favorite, for many years now, makeup. Don't buy this product.
This new formula is so bad, I can't stand it. I have used this foundation for a long time because I thought it was amazing, but the new formula is horrible! It's so matte, and dry and sheer it makes my skin look dull. It doesn't last like it did before either. I miss the radiance and beauty of the old one. I will not repurchase until it is back to the old formula.
I've used doublewear Sand for Years. Now the colors have changed and it no longer contains sunscreen. I ordered the comparable color to Sand on the recommendation of an online chat representative, and it's way too light and just doesn't go on the same. Blotchy and pastey. Yuck. I'm now hording the old color from online auctions. I wish they'd bring back the old formula. NOT HAPPY.
I tried and tried to make this foundation work for me, but after several weeks it simply didn't work out. I had difficulty finding a color match because the Ecru oxidized on me, so I ended up buying Ivory Nude and mixing the two. I bought crazy numbers of foundation brushes, searching for the perfect finish, all for naught. This foundation cakes on my skin and settles into my lines and pores. I entered the game too late to try the old formulation so I have no basis for comparison in that regard. But, if I get better results with a drugstore foundation that's a fraction of the cost of Double Wear, that's pretty bad.
Best For: performances, photo shoots, smooth finish, natural-looking coverage, covering up redness, full coverage
I have faithfully worn this foundation since my senior year on my high school dance team. Now, as a college dancer with my face constantly being on ESPN and jumbo-trons, I will never stray. I am young and have good skin (few breakouts) with a warm undertone, and this foundation makes it look ABSOLUTELY PERFECT. The lack of SPF keeps my face from turning white in pictures :) I love the silky smooth finish, and the water resistance keeps it on even while I sweat! I wash it off easily at night with hand soap or a Dove bar, followed by my usual face wash. I wouldn't use a full coverage foundation like this everyday, but I could not live without it on Game Days or important events/ parties.
Oh, and NO CONCEALOR NEEDED over this foundation--trust me, I have dark DARK undereye circles around midterms and finals.
I used to be a faithful Lauder customer. From skin care to foundations, I used it all! Now, all are discontinued, changed formulas, shades are off and highly fragrant. I tried to purchase the smoothing concealer too and what...best seller for many, many years; discontinued. I just want my old favorites back. This was a great product; not now. Too hard to blend out. Need a med-full coverage for aging, drier skin with a wide-range of shades from light to deep. We love Lauder but want less fragrance and chemicals and more hydrating products. PLEASE...even the Soft Clean Cleanser is not available.
I used this product for years. It really provided the best coverage ever. I always bought 'peble', but the color now is totally different and really ashy. I don't know why it has been changed? I can't find my shade within this new range of colors.
I bought this product when it first came on the market and LOVED IT! Since they've changed formula and shades, I'm so disappointed. Cannot find the right shade for my very light skin. It doesn't stay on as well and it does get into the pores. I'm 63 years old and I need MY SHADE AND FORMULA BACK! EL must have lost a lot of customers on this move. If they want to improve on something...go to fragrances! Now they could use some improving.
The old formula was perfect. I would put on my makeup at 6am and by 8pm I still looked flawless. I use to get compliments all the time on my perfect skin, when really it was all my awesome makeup. Then they changed the formula and it's just not the same. First, the new 1C1, Cool Bone, is NOT the same as the old 1C1 color, Shell. Cool Bone is too orangey, whereas Shell was a perfect shade for fair skinned women who have more of a pinkish/rosy undertone. Second, I feel like the new formula is too oily. I used it for two days then returned it. If they do in fact bring back the color Shell (as their website is advertising) I will try the product again, but I hope they consider using the old formula.
I can't even comment on the new formulation, because sadly all the shades are now too dark and orange for me. I am hopeful the "1C1 Shell" I see on the website is being re-introduced, as it was my perfect match. I used to recommend this product to every fair girl seeking a good foundation, and applauded EL for carrying such a variety of fair shades in different undertones. It is such a shame that you changed your best product, this used to be my absolute favorite foundation on the market.
I have been using Estée Lauder double wear foundation for a long time. I'm extremely disappointed that it has not only changed, but my color is no longer available!! I have sensitive skin & this makeup was wonderful! It had awesome coverage & lasted me all day even on hot summer days!! I tried the new foundation and I'm sad to say I HATE it! I will be looking for something else. :(
I have used DW since 97 and have never changed. I have also been a faithful Lauder user of several other products fo just as long including smoothing creme concealer which has been out of stock for months now! DW was to me one of the best foundations to ever hit the market, wore well in any climate! BUT you changed it and it no longer last in any type of humidity or very long at all! Please listen to your customers and bring it back!!
Not only have the shades changed, but the formula doesn't feel quite the same. It doesn't stay in place as long even though my skin is less oily now that I'm older. I wore Linen for years and it was discontinued. The closest match the EL counter at the mall could get was Ivory Nude. I don't understand why new shades weren't just added instead of the classics changed. And why was the SPF eliminated??? I'll probably order this again a couple times until I find something I love again. For the first time in about 15 years, I'm looking at other brands. Very sad.
I've been an Estee Lauder user for over 15 years. I'm extremely upset over all of the changes. The Double Wear foundations in Shell was beautiful. Why change?? I have worn this for over 15 years...best foundation ever. You must bring this color back!!!!! If not, you will be losing a lot of users!!!
I was a Double Wear user for over ten years. Recently I discovered (but was not told when I purchased it), that the formula and colors changed. I have always worn Ecru for my fair complexion (blonde hair, blue eyes). Suddenly it has this orangely look and it doesn't cover nearly as well as it used to. Also took out the SPF 15.
I really dislike it now- so disappointed with the new formula. Now I'm looking for a replacement. Why change it up when customers already loved it?
I have been using this foundation for around 15 years. It is the longest wearing foundation that I have found and I am so impressed with the product I tell my friends I will someday sell Estee Lauder. I am a professional women who is also a mother so I need something that works all day and then stays on while I run my kids to practice and their school events.
I do think it is a mistake to change the product besides adding additional colors. I also feel that the changes are not providing as even of a coverage and am disappointed in the changes. When you have a product that is voted the best full coverage foundation in a lot of studies I don't see any reason to ever change it.
I wondered why I have not seen it lately at the top in the surveys and I believe the new formula could be the reason.