I first bought this foundation after being told how good it was in comparison to other brands of heavy foundation. It is a very heavy foundation, after using air brush foundation I find it to be heavier than that. It is buildable you can mix it with moisturizer if it gets too thick. This foundation covers all the imperfections on my face including moles, scars, pimples, blemishes, pigmentation. It does not give me any spots. It stays on all day without having to reapply. The reason I wouldn't buy it again is because it ruins a natural look as it is so perfect. So far it has lasted me three months in comparison to a drug store brand lasting me a month so the price has been worth it. I normally have an oily t-zone but this foundation has dried out (not completely) my t-zone so the foundation doesn't look as clear in that area.
I'm really surprised this product has so many good reviews but it wasn't for me. I applied this for a night shift and it was surprised that the coverage wasn't as I expected as redness began to show quite quickly and it seemed to slip off my face. I have used maybelline superstay which seemed to stay in place for longer with great coverage and for less than half the price! I really wanted to like this product but it didn't work for me. I'm currently testing clarins skin illusion which has more stay power than double wear, I'm surprised
I was told about this product by a friend, I was conveniently trying to find a good foundation that would hide the small mysterious scars I've found on my face that look like tiny dents. I also needed a foundation that would last all day for school and college, look quite natural, hides most of my freckles etc
Basically I was trying to find a particular foundation to hide the tiniest of flaws.
This foundation is perfect, it's a little stubborn, as in, you would have to make sure that you put it on quick with good perfection and precision because it dries pretty fast.
It looks beautiful on, my skin tone looks even, my tiny scars are gone. The price was a little steep for me but it's worth it. The foundation doesn't rub of easily, it lasts all day and lasts a long time for one bottle because all you need is a little.
I would definitely buy this again and I would recommend this to anyone who wants a foundation that feels light on and looks natural as well.
Age 16. Studying makeup.
Ok, i am on fence for this foundation.
First, the good: It is not that oily, suitable to use with oily sunscreen and the color matches me well.
The bad: It CAKE terribly. Within a few hours. Once it stay it doesn't budge and still, it cake where i put it on. Not very good for undereye area. It feel heavy and thick. Dislike the bottle since it can be easily pour out way too much foundation. Think most reviewers also mention, it is pretty expensive for this small size and that if you have dryness or flakes on your face, this will emphasize that. May clog pores too.
Why i am on the fence for this foundation even though there are many bad is because i like to use sunscreen but i can't find one that isn't that oily and that this foundation somehow neutralize the oiliness in the sunscreen and it doesn't make it look unnatural since it has some color in it. Other than that, i am not liking this foundation that much. My face gets oily easily and with this foundation, it is the same and that when i blot with tissue the foundation does comes off on it. So it isn't that staying like what it advertise. Also, the cakiness is just too much for me! Even though i did apply loose powder after the foundation to set it, it still cake like crazy. Although i did found out that when cakiness appear, which is pretty fast and often, touching up with loose power, it is back to flawlessly beautiful, amazingly! But it is just too much work when i need to run errand and don't have time to check or touch up on my makeup but when i did check once and i was horrified!
Saw the review below mine, i will try with beauty blender and see how it goes. If it's good, i will increase the lippies and continue repurchasing this foundation. If it's not working for me, probably it just doesn't suit me at all and won't repurchase. Repurchasing for now, although i put yes, it is a 'maybe' for me. I still think this foundation would suit those in the teens age rather on mature skin.
This is the first foundation that I've ever repurchased. I'm always on the lookout for new foundations, but I think I've found a staple that I'll always have around! This foundation has been advertised to its death about how it can withstand 15 hours without slippin' or slidin'. Most days, I work a 9-6 office job and do find that I rarely require touch ups - though I think this also has to do with setting your makeup properly (I dust MAC's translucent powder/MAC's blot powder over my makeup). If I'm out and about during the day, or out to party, Double Wear also holds up spectacularly. I have a lot of pigmentation, and a few acne scars here and there and I find that it evens out my skintone wonderfully, but the acne scars do require some more concealer (I use MAC pro longwear concealer). It sits well on top of moisturizers and sunscreens and doesn't ball up. I love applying this with a beauty blender because I find that it gives a flawless finish. I also think because it is a rather thick foundation, the beauty blender makes sure to dispense the right amount of product on your skin so you won't look cakey. I'm Asian with yellow undertones and I use shade Warm Vanilla - it matches me so well! Oh, not to mention, my previous bottle lasted me a year so it's worth the money.
Love this product. Not only does it look flawless on but it lasts all day long in the sun, at a club after hours of dancing. At the end of the night my make up is intact, I've had so many girls ask me how its possible. With this product you most definitely need to use Estee Lauder Double Wear Mineral Rich Loose Powder Makeup, it completes the look. Drastic difference. The two go hand in hand for gorgeous flawless look. Beautiful in pictures. I've used foundations from Mac, Natural FX, Lancome, Guerlain and none of them impressed me as much as the double wear.
So yesterday I had a fun time running around at Universal Studio WITHOUT HAVING TO WORRY ABOUT MY MAKEUP. I've seen reviews on this and it is suppose to be very long lasting. And after yesterday, I prove it to be VERY VERY VERY along lasting. Wore it in the morning around 7am and it stayed on there for the whole day. I reached home at 12 and it is still there! It is very light. I dun even feel it there! And it helps to control my oil! Normally, if I were to go USS, in the afternoon I would have to use more than 2 blotting papers and would need to blot it around 4-5 times but yesterday, with this baby, I only blotted twice w only 1 piece of blotting paper. One in the day and one in the night. The only thing that I didn't like about this is the packaging. No pump.. Kinda hard to control the usage so gotta be extra careful when pouring! But all in all, I love it!
This is my HG foundation. I have really really oily skin and it does the job of controlling oil production really really well. No white cast as well which is always a plus. Used with the double wear concealer I can achieve a really flawless long lasting finish. Only took a lippie off cause the packaging isn't very hygienic. But will still repurchase.
To start off i would give the foundation itself a massive 5/5 but its the packaging that lets the product down slightly. However i feel that because the product is so amazing that people should still buy it anyway!
I had tried different MAC and Bobbi Brown foundations before but non of them gave that wow factor i was looking for in a foundation until i came across double wear! This is the BEST foundation i have ever tried and ticks all the right boxes for me. It give amazing coverage and covers up all the bumps and marks on your face giving you a beautiful even skin tone. It drys to a matte finish and stays on all day and night! No matter what i was doing this product would stay on. The colour i got matched my skin tone perfectly and was an absolute dream!
After using MAC makeup my skin had started to get oily and problematic but after using this for a month my skin started to go back to it normal complexion (along with a relentless skin routine).
It costs a few pennys but it is worth every single one. This product lasted 4 months for me but i work in a bar at night so i would be applying my make up during the day then taking it all off to reapply at night for work so you would probably get a couple more months out of it depending on your usage.
100% would buy and recommend this product for any skin type! Its fantastic!
I've wanted to try DW for years , but somehow never got round to it. This version is lovely(I believe there are others) It's a full coverage foundation,semi matte finish, by which I mean it's not that aging matte look,lasts all day , doesn't look streaky or cakey as the day wears on.Spf 10 , not ideal but I would never rely on any foundation as my only source of spf,you'd have to pile it on, I always wear sunscreen underneath.I use the DW concealer as I do have dark circles and this combined with the foundation gives me the best skin I've ever had.But really, I could skip conceaer with this foundation ,it's that good.I also use a little Mac blot powder to set it,but just a little as too much powder takes away from this lovely foundation.It's not a greasy foundation at all,I have combination skin and find this formulation ideal.It's got to be removed thoroughly, but we should all be doing that anyway.I think a lot of "breakouts" are caused by bad skin care.I'm NW 15 and wear the colour sand which is a perfect match.I wish I tried this years ago,now I'm looking forward to trying other EL foundations as this is my first.As for packaging, I would prefer a pump,sometimes I end up pouring out too much Price wise it's not cheap, but it's affordable.I've had more expensive that have been inferior to this one.I would recommend this make up to anyone.