Received a free sample of this product and before I finished my sample I bought a bottle! It works wonders for my complexion and really lasts ALL day. Love this foundation!! My color is Wheat...matches perfectly.
I've been looking for a foundation that provides a medium coverage. So I went to Estee Lauder's counter and asked them to find my shade. The lady was super nice. After she puts this double wear foundation on my face, it felt really right. It's the right shade, right coverage for me.
I had been using the Double Wear foundation for over 30 years when they recently discontinued the shade I had been wearing. Like a lot of others reviewers I was disappointed and upset that they had removed a shade that worked so well for me(Shell). Especially since I am fair skinned and have trouble finding shades that match. THANK GOD FOR THE GBNFP! Because of this program through EL I was able to order my shade and have it up until just recently when they brought the shade back! Whew....That was close! Needless to say, I love the double wear foundation. Now I need them to get on the ball and offer better shades options in the double wear powder. All the shades they have now are too dark for my skin tone.
I have suffered from cystic acne in the past, and this is the only foundation that covered very red, inflammed skin and did not make it worse. I have since been on accutane to heal the cystic acne, but continue to have dark spots left by the acne. This foundation covers dark spots about 50-60%, the DW concealer covers it another 25%...so a dark spot still remains through this foundation, but it's byfar the best I have used to cover the spots. Scars are less noticable on my face, and this foundation feels light and lets my skin breathe. This truly has been a great foundation for me.
Thank you for bringing the doublewear foundation back in Shell! All the other colors are way too dark if you have a very light complexion! This is perfect all day, full coverage... and I've been lost without it!
I ordered Cool Bone despite negative reviews. I have to admit I was a little nervous before it arrived. However, it fits well. It's a tad too dark for me but summer is coming so I am not that worried. Plus, instead of flushing me out I have a more natural glow to my face which I enjoy. I can see how it would look orange on some skin tones but it suits mine fine. I am a light skin tone but I want to look alive and healthy. I feel like this does that. Especially with the right blush over top. I will be repurchasing this product but I think next time I do I will buy it at a counter.
I have tried so many different foundations, mostly high end ones, but everything usually disappeared off of my face after half a day at work. Most could not cover my red cheeks very well, and most importantly, my oily face would come shining through within two hours. I bought this foundation, and now, no shiny face, no redness, and the foundation is still on when I get home from work. I absolutely love this foundation!! It looks natural which is important to me, hides my pores, and makes me look a lot better than how I really look. I am light skinned with cool undertones and 2C3 Fresco is a great match. I highly recommend this foundation to anyone looking for a long wear one; it is much better than all the other long wear ones out there.
The beauty specialist where I work referred me to this Estee Lauder product because of my problem skin. I have rosacea with broken capilaries and oily skin. I have tried many drugstore foundations, none of which impressed me. When I got to the counter, the treatment specialist had a great personality (all of the consultants did that were assisting other customers). I have never had this result on my face. There's no redness or excess oil. It stays on all day. It doesn't come off much to the touch after it has set in (you're not supposed to be touching your face anyway--dirty). I have gotten so many compliments on my makeup that I have never gotten in the past. I love that I do not need a powder over it. I recommend this product to everyone! I will have a constant stock of it and am looking forward to trying more from this cosmetic line.
Some things you cannot live without, this is it. I stock up on this because I don't ever want to run out. It is a great foundation. It stays on all day, washes off easily, but it doesn't get all over your collar or settle in wrinkles, etc. I've been using it for years and I get comments all the time about how young my skin looks. They have lots of colors and companion products. I have red blotches on my cheeks from taking blood thinners and heart medications and this covers them up perfectly. No one even knows they are there! It is awesome!
I LOVED EL Double Wear. I got compliments all the time on how lovely my skin looked while I was wearing EL DW. Then EL changed the colors. I wore the lightest color that was offerred. Now with the new color scheme everything is too dark. I have horrible lines. I'm so disappointed because now I can't find a make-up to compare. Bring the old colors back please!
I ordered this foundation in 2W1 Dawn but it came in 2W2 Ratten. It's probably too dark for me. But pass the unmatched color, it is quite a good foundation. It gives nice medium to full coverage, definite matte finish and super long lasting power. It stayed nearly the same during 15 hours on my super oily face when I was on my vacation to Saigon, Vietnam. You know the temperature was 90 F and humidity was 90% there.
BUT it does get in to my pores and causes me break out. I have been struggling to take it off my face at night. Even I have used my Clarisonic, I felt like it still sit on my face. And this foundation isn't the best for photography, all the pictures look like I have pale face with tan neck.
Please, please, please for the sake of all fair skinned people, bring back Shell 1C0!! You take it away, you bring it back, and then you take it away again. PLEASE, bring it back! It's the most wonderful foundation in the whole world, and the perfect shade for me. Nothing else will do.