I loved, loved, loved the old formula. I only like this new one.
I feel like the foundation doesn't stay in place and look as great as before. It could be the new formula doesn't work well with my primer?
I don't hate the foundation so I'm not ready to give up. It is still much better than other liquid foundations I've used.
If I has never tried the origional version of double wear, I would probably like this a lot better.
The GOOD: Once I realised that 1C1 is a much better match for me than the new Ecru (previously 1N1, now 1N2) I found the colour match to be perfect - even better than my old colour. Coverage is nice, it's buildable, matte. Still "sets" like the old version
The BAD: This does not control oil nearly as the old version - and it doesn't last as well either. I am very oily and the old version used to last 10 hours on me. This one is more like 6. In addition, my oil makes it very patchy, whereas with the old version when my oil came through I could just blot it lightly and my makeup would look perfect again. Packaging still sucks
I would not buy this again - now I have experienced the wonder that is the old double wear I will continue looking for something closer - even with the lowered price I don't think this is worth it.
I tried a sample of the new shell shade. Unfortunately it's not good or anything like the previous double wear. No staying power, gives a shiny finish. I tried a sample of double wear light in intensity 1.0 this is much better. It's thicker, has a matte finish, has amazing staying power! It's much more similar to the old double wear... Though the coverage isn't as good as the old stuff.. But is there now anything that is? I recommend double wear light :)
What have they done !!!!!! This was the perfect foundation....was.
This used to look amazing buffed into my skin, only a little was required...i used to hear people say ohh its so thick and heavy and mask like and i thought well you are using too much then...it used to keep shine at bay, it used to cover like nothing else, it used to last all day, in fact it used to get better as the day went on.
Then they messed with the formula as well as the shades....WHY
Now as i am trying to apply it its streaking and slipping and almost like its coming back off on my brush, then its just sits on top of your skin with this horrible shiny residue. I didn't need a concealer before and now i do as the coverage isn't as good, i have resorted to trying a primer to get it to look like it used too but that didn't work either.
Its like they listened to all those people who didn't like it and adjusted it for them regardless of those of us who loved it.
Even the EL staff at stores have said its not like it was and that lost of customers have complained. I have wrote to EL about this and just get fobbed off with it hasn't changed....really....? so why has it gone down from a 5 star rating to a 2.5 star rating on estee lauder .com in the last few months...???????
I have hunted round and think i have found my replacement in the Smashbox studio skin hydrating foundation...
it wasn't broke, why did you fix it !!!......
This foundation used to be my HG until it was reformulated in fall of 2012. It WAS the perfect foundation. It had full coverage that stayed put all day in all weather conditions. It didn't budge. It didn't break down and separate on my face after a couple hours like the new formula does. It didn't transfer. When applied correctly it looked like flawless, matte skin. The old shades were gorgeous. The new shades are orange and unnatural. It has less coverage, I would call it medium at best, and it DOES get cakey when you layer it so be careful of that. It also has a tendency to transfer onto clothes/cell phone etc. Check out the Kat Von D foundation at Sephora if you were happy with the old DW formula, you won't be disappointed.
This makeup just isn't for me. Even though the girl who applied this for me told me it was full-coverage, I don't agree. I think the coverage is closer to medium than full. It also didn't give me a very flawless finish. It did an okay (not great) job of covering up the redness, but the bumpiness on my cheeks is still clearly visable underneith this makeup. I also don't like the way this makeup looks on my face. It doesn't look very natural in my opinion. You can definitely tell I am wearing makeup. I also have some very fine lines. So fine you can't even see them with the naked eye. But after applying this makeup you can see them clear as day. I'm also not sure this is the right shade for me. You can clearly see where the makeup has been applied to my skin. My skin is light/medium with cool undertones. My skin isn't fair, but it definitely on the light side. I think a shade or two lighter might have worked out better. I read a review from someone who said this foundation is like putting paint on your face. That is pretty close to what it looks like once its dry. This foundation is too matte for my liking as well. It looks cakey and thick on your face.
My skin is extremely sensitive, and I think that I'm allergic to something in this product. Ever since I applied it this morning, my face has been itching. It's bad enough to be distracting. I also have a feeling that this makeup is going to be really hard to remove.
When I compare the two, there is simply no comparison between this and the Boots No 7 Beautifully Matte. The Beautifully Matte foundation provides full, yet natural looking coverage, contains sunscreen, is oil free and hypoallergenic. It lasts until I take it off at night. It also gives my face a smooth, flawless finish. It covers both the bumps and the redness very well. Even better, the Beautifully Matte is much more affordable. It sells for $13.99 as opposed to a rather pricey $36.99 for the Double Wear. Who would have thought that I'd prefer a drugstore foundation over a high-end one? Certainly not me. But in my opinion, the Beautifully Matte is superior to the Double Wear. I will not be purchasing a full-sized bottle of the Double Wear. I'm glad I tried it out, but no thanks. I'll stick with my Boots No 7 Beautifully Matte foundation
Posted this in another section then saw this one :-/. ......................................................................................Estee Lauder is catching a lot of heat about the reformulation. I don't know why. I used the original formula for years and stopped because I thought it was giving me skin issues It wasn't the foundation it was just my skin changing when I hit 40 :-(. When I figured out it wasn't they foundation, cured the problem, and heard about the new formula I decided to try it out. I went down and was color matched to honey bronze. I was she'll beige in the original formula. I came home with a sample and tried it out . I am very happy with the color. It's more yellow based and that's great for me. I did notice it was thinner, but I'm ok with that too. It doesn't feel as heavy and doesn't settle in my lines. Yay. It did seem to lose a bit of longevity. My oily nose seemed to oil it off a bit sooner , but not that much sooner. The coverage is just as good. I have a sun spot that it covered wonderfully. I used my beauty blender to apply it and it looked awesome. Overall I love the new formula. One suggestion ESTEE LAUDER PUT A PUMP IN THIS FOUNDATION.
I have been using ELDW for at least 18 years maybe longer. This new version is even better. Honestly it is the best thing they could have done was reconfigure the ingredients or take out some. It is beautiful. I think the heavy spf in the past version gave a casper ghost like appearance in photographs. Thankfully that does not happen anymore. Ghosts are gone!!!
Great coverage, Lasts all day 6-8 hours, gives a flawless finish that looks matte not dewy. Covers and fills lines and pores. Offers more cool tone shades. I love the warm based ones. Does not break me out, fine for sensitive skin and covers roseaca. It covers anything you dislike on your face. It is the best on the planet.
Difficult to remove. Find a good oil cleanser that will help soften the skin prior to cleansing. This may be too heavy if you are looking for a dewy shiny look. If you are looking for a light coverage this is not it, DW is matte and heavy based.
This is a heavy foundation that can cover anything and lasts at least 6-8 hours. My skin is now on the average dry side. My skin is super sensitive with mild roseaca. I have a slight texture to my skin. Not quite like orange peels but definitley not perfectly smooth. DW covers it beautifully. If you have acne, blemishes or a ruddy red complexion you will love DW. Doublewear will cover anything and it lasts all day. My skin is also very light. I used to use LINEN but the fools at EL discontinued this and now I need to mix Bone W1 with Sand W2. I am not totally pleased with the shade options. I miss my Linen but with the good comes the bad. The good being Ghosts are gone bad being no Linen.
This foundation gives a polished flawless finish. You do not need a primer. It is as though a primer is built in. I only use a foundation brush to apply . With a brush you can have a feathering light approach to putting it on. A little goes a long way. You can also layer this foundation. And it dries fairly quickly. Swing by an EL counter and try it out. Have them try half your face with your best shade and you will be stunned how great you look.
This is my all time fail safe! I love it. I love the texture. I love the coverage. I love it's staying power. You get the picture?? I will now not use any other foundation!
I was worried about the new formula being I have been wearing EL DW liquid foundation since my 20's. Just hit 40 this year. There is nothing else out there, that I have tried, that compares to EL DW. The verdict on the new formula? I can not tell any difference in how it looks and feels on my skin, or in how it wears. I love it! Favorite products to use with this foundation for maturing skin: Clinique DDML + BE Prime Time Foundation Primer + EL DW Stay-in-place Concealer + BE Skin Rev-er Upper + MAC Strobe Cream. I have already, and will continue to repurchase this wonderful, no fuss foundation!