I heard great reviews of this product and decided to try it. I typically wear drug store foundations; therefore, I found the price to be steep but not horrible.
Today is my first day trying this foundation and it is wonderful. My face looks as though I just put it on, and I put it on over 8 hours ago. It did rub off a little on my nose, but I itch/wipe my nose frequently. I have an oily T-Zone, but was able to easily fix it with powder or even tissue without any makeup coming off. Also, I have a very red toned face and found the foundation did cover it well.
Finally, I don't believe this to be a super natural looking foundation. I do look like I have makeup on; but that doesn't bother me. I wouldn't wear this everyday.
I was very pleased with the online consultant's help and chose for me. She Suggested Double Wear and she picked the perfect shade. I have tried several types of makeup over the years but this one I have been most pleased with. Coverage is great and it stays on. I look forward to continuing using this product.
I've been looking for a long wearing foundation since summer is right around the corner and I've stumbled across many reviews for this foundation. Based on the reviews and constant raving about the Double Wear foundation, I had to try it out for myself and I am so glad that I did! I expected this foundation to be good but I didn't expect it to be AMAZING. When people say that it stays in place and looks exactly the same as when you first apply it, they were not kidding! I just found my Holy Grail foundation!!
I love this foundation, its full coverage. I have oily to combination skin so I feel like you do have to set it with a primer first, it tends to slide from my nose and lip area but that may be because I am more oily in those areas. Over all I would recommend this foundation 110%
I was recommended the shade 1 C 1 Cool Bone, and my skin tone is NW 20. I'm a little golden, so not sure why a cool toned shade matches. Anyone with a very porcelain skin tone (like my mom) would have to find a match in another brand. I remember Estee Lauder having a shade for everyone, but they are quite dark now. It's still a stellar formula that wears all day, but definitely do a swatch test before buying.
It stayed on all day which is nice. The color however was to dark for my skin. I got the lightest color 1W1 bone and it was to dark. It also looked like it had some orange in it which is a killer for me since I'm light with strong yellow tones. Estee Lauder needs to bring back shell!
Best For: someone who never used old double wear formula.
I have been using this product literally since the week it was released. 20 years plus ago? The formula was PERFECT. The shade Shell, was PERFECT. The formula has been changed ( and no longer has sunscreen ) and does not go on or stay on the way the old formula did. The shade Shell was originally replaced with a drugstore orange shade, but they keep testing new shades. All of them horrible. When they first changed the formula and dropped this very popular shade, the reviews were terrible. It went from a 5 Star product and kept dropping. It seems like the Review counter has been reset. It appears to me that Estee is starting over with new reviews by consumers who aren't familiar with how good the OLD formula was so they have no idea how awful this formula is compared to that. I had been a very loyal Estee customer. All my makeup and skincare products were Estee. BTW Double Wear Foundation in the original Shell shade is still available in Great Britain and can be ordered from better online British retailers.Now Estee has dropped Lucidity loose powder and many customers are trying to use Double Wear powder foundation as a replacement. Don't waste your money. It works nothing like Lucidity powder.The Lucidity pressed powder doesn't work like the loose powder did either.
The grass is always greener on the other side, not true girls! I have everything I want in this makeup. This is the best foundation I have ever used in my life! I have tried others and always have come back.
I work 8 hours a day as a nurse, have 4 children who are in various activities after school and this is the only make-up that stays all day! I ordered online with the help of the online beauty specialist and it was the exact color. Will never use anything else!
Estee lauder double wear foundation has everything that i was looking for. The coverage is so good and it gives you a semi-matte finish. The staying power is so long lasting. You will not look cakey using this foundation
I've used EL DoiubleWear for years, and have gone from oily skin to drier, but this product has worked throughout it all. I especially like that I can go from morning to evening with just a little powder touch-up, and it never matts up or looks too much.
I need to be camera ready almost every day!! And my Double Wear Light Foundation in shade number 3 gives me the perfect coverage that lasts for hours under bright lights! My skin looks fresh and natural and I love this because I hate "cake" heavy makeup that does not allow the skin to breathe. With this foundation I know I look good both on my red carpet interviews, my morning show or even on a casual day at home or with friends!! For me the show must always go on and this foundation is great!