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.
For many years I tried different brands of make-up to find the right coverage and tone for my face. When I received a sample of the Double Wear by Estee Lauder I knew I was done searching. Double Wear has perfect coverage for all day wear and is never heavy looking or cakey (is that a word?). Loved having it sent to my home with no postage or handling fee too!
Best For: people who don't like to touch up their makeup!
I can't believe how many negative reviews there are of this product. It's awesome! I apply it at 6:00 every morning, and at 9 PM it still looks perfect without a single touch-up. You do need to blend this product quickly, so I do a small section of my face at a time using a makeup sponge. Also, kudos to EL for having such a large selection of shades.
Best For: Oily Skin, long wearing, flawless finish :-)
I have been a faithful customer of Estée Lauder for 3 years now. Yes they have taken the SPF out, but the foundation is still the same. This is the best foundation ever for me. I have tried many high end brands, but this one is the BEST! As seasons change so does my skin color. The Estée Lauder girls always gave me several samples first until I find my color. Now I know what my summer and winter colors are. This foundation definitely stands up to its name. I never had any outbreak from this foundation. Thank you Estée Lauder for making this beautiful long wearing product.
I am surprised about the quantity of negative reviews, although can understand that changing the colors would mean finding a new match in some cases. Years ago I used Ecru as the closest "match" to my skin. Problem was that about half way through the day my redness would peak through and the color would just look pasty and muddy on my skin. I went to the counter to be re-matched and we picked Sand to counteract my redness. I loved Sand, and was lucky that Sand is still Sand in the new formula. I sense that there might be a slight difference in color, but if so, the new color is actually better. I really like this long-lasting makeup. I don't have any issues with application but I apply an oil-free SPF moisturizer prior to applying the makeup.
Although I wear EL Resilience Lift on the rest of my face, I have found that Double Wear foundation is perfect for my nose to prevent shine and around the area of my lips to prevent lipstick feathering issues. It is a perfect match to my skin color, so I also wear it along my jaw line to prevent that embarrassing makeup line.
I love this foundation and I have tried them all. I will wait until the summer to switch foundations so that I know it can handle TX heat. I have acne scarring, roseacea, and oily skin. I get a ton of complements. But you do need to understand how stay make up from any brand is different. You can't use a make up brush, it will destroy them unless you wash them every day. So I use a sponge. And throw it away after 2 days. I moisturize, prime and apply, I can fall asleep and look the same in the morning.
Ladies, if you find correct tone and you know how to put make up- it's the best by quality and by price!!! I'm just thinking if I'm not in USA I'm going to be at home, HOW can I buy real one, because everywhere you can find fake product. I buy in duty-free, it's real, natural tone of your skin and price is the best!!!! If you don't know how to put make up- it's your problem, sign up for the course, but you cannot say anything wrong about this product, the best!
I have been looking for a new foundation that stays on but does not look or feel heavy and I finally found it with the Estée Double Wear. My skin feels smoother & I have received compliments from several of my friends about how good my make-up looks! I am extremely happy with not only the feel & the look but it is very easy to apply with my new Estée brush. I highly recommend this to anyone who is looking for a new foundation. They won't be disappointed.