I am reviewing the new formula*
HOLY GRAIL FOUNDATION! I have very oily skin and I am in shade #3C2 (MAC NC30) and it matches me perfectly. It looks so natural and beautiful! Photographs amazing and this foundation is just perfection. Looks so beautiful on the skin and flawless. I use my beauty blender and it just looks incredible. Covers all my blemishes, and acne scars! The packaging is also beautiful which is a bonus. Doesn't budge, transfer, or oxidize! I was crying one time and it was pouring rain like in The Notebook and I left my umbrella in the car. When I got inside my makeup still looked beautiful and I thought the raindrops would have ruined my foundation but it hadnt budged! AMAZING FOUNDATION! HIGHLY RECOMMEND! Run and buy this don't walk! I will repurchase this foundation forever
I honestly think the old formula isn't much different from the new formula. I love love loveeee this foundation. Staying power, oil control, and finish are the best! MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE PART OF THIS FOUNDATION, is the color selection! Revlon colorstay is a great foundation as well and has a wide selection of colors, HOWEVER, their 'yellow' undertone foundations are more of a peachy pink not yellow (I used their natural tan and golden beige colors). EL DW is one of the few foundations that has TRUE yellow undertone colors! I use the color Rattan, and it has a true yellow undertone that looks SO beautiful on my skin.
Been using this for 5 years. Best foundation I have ever tried!
Estee Lauder Double Wear stays exactly where you put it without smudging, budging or sweating off from humidity.
This is my favorite go to foundation when i need to wear something thats going to last the entire day and night. It goes on smooth and lasts all day and night just like it promises. Being fair skinned it can be hard for me to find a foundation that works well with my skin tone and this one does.It is the only foundation I have found that give me a flawless finish. I have some pigmentation and it covers them very well without concealer. This doesn't make me breakout and looks and feels great.
A little bit really goes a long way and a whole bottle will last me months and months. I dont wear it on my entire face daily as i do find that my skin starts to dry out, so its more an "occasion" foundation, however i do use it daily on my nose as thats the area of my face that looses foundation the quickest. I set my foundation with my Dr Hauschka setting powder, which helps it to last even longer and gives a great finish.
The downside is: it's expensive at $80.00 NZ a bottle and it doesn't come with a pump which would be nice. But since I love it so much, I will continue to buy it when i run out.
I only used up a sample of this, which lasted me almost two weeks & I think it's a decent amount of time to come up w/ a review. First of all, Tawny's a tad bit dark on my skin (fair skin with yellow undertones) but its not too obvious that mg face is a completely different shade from my neck. Somehow, I like that it's darker cos it seems to conceal better & just gives off this healthy, sunkissed look. Second, coverage. Well, what can i say. I am floored! This is by far the best foundation I have used in terms of coverage. Blemish? What blemish?! It conceals & stays put until you decide to take it off. Another thing to love is that it feels so LIGHT on the skin. Despite te full coverage, it doesn't give that heavy feeling that most foundations give. Surprisingly, my Missha Pore Cover bb cream feels a lot heavier than Doube Wear. Shocker, I know as it's a bb cream & it's suppose to be lighter than a foundation but NO. I've used Missha long enough to know so believe me when I say that Double Wear is such a breeze to wear. And lastly, outstanding wear time. I have an oily T-zone, but my oilies only starts to creep in on the 6th hour mark. It's amazing! It pretty much ticks all the boxes so I am definitely heading to an EL counter this weekend because as my sample's about to run out. I love this stuff & hopefully they don't ever discontinue this.
I did really like this product when i first bought it - loved the coverage and how it lasts all day. My skin is pretty oily and I have found this is the only foundation that I don't have to worry about not lasting or separating from the oil. But, even though they say it is non-acogenic (not meant to break you out), my skin didn't look the best when I used it 2-3 days in a row. I don't usually get pimples but I found using this foundation I got a few little bumps on the surface and little red spots (like tiny pimples).
Another thing I didn't like about it was how it looks in photos. It looks really flat and because of the SPF my face looked really white in photos.
I think I may repurchase in the future (if my skin gets more oily) just because it lasts really well, but I'm not keen on how it makes my skin look without makeup the next day.
My oh my. I was one of those oily skinned, face full of acne girls who read about this product for a year or more before finally caving and let me tell you people - YOU NEED TO CAVE !
I went to the Estee Lauder counter at my local mall and asked for a sample. PLEASE get a sample before you buy this because my sample lasted me a week and a half, plus they color match you. You literally don't need much of this product to look and feel great!
I did cave in and by the expensive $37 bottle, and I love it. I think that it does a wonderful job of covering my acne as well as keeping me matte. It also stays on foreverrrr. So even if I need a small touch up here or there, for the most part, that stuff is not coming off of your face unless you make it.
This is the best foundation I have ever used. For the first time in my life I have the perfect colour foundation for me and my skin is not freaking out.
I think the 'double wear' phrase really throws people off but it's not as thick as you would expect to be. I don't think it is suitable for every day wear and I usually on wear it on special occasions during the week and weekends when I go out. I have really problematic skin and for some reason my skin does not hate this foundation which is great for me. I think it's lovely and it feels so smooth when it goes out. The coverage is great and it hides all of my scars and blemishes.
Definitely worth going to the Estee Lauder counter and grabbing a tester to test it on yourself!
I bought this foundation because the MUA recommended me this one. It is very expensive though, but well worth the money. I dont have any problems with breaking out because of this foundation, but that may be because I only wear it on a night out. It is perfect for that. Gives me flawless skin, even though I have to apply two layers to give me maximum coverage. Packaging is very annoying. It doesn't have a pump so you have to put it on your hand and then on your face. It feels like its clogging my pores a little bit, so you really do feel like you have some kind of mask on your face. But it does have good coverage and if you set it with a powder, it won't leave an oily finish. I would repurchase it, but I would only use it for nights out, not on a daily basis!
At first I loved this foundation, thought the colour was great that the makeup artist matched me up to, the coverage seemed excellent and I felt really confident.
Then I broke out. Holy mother of god. Every girl gets spots and I do and as much as I hate them, it was only ever the odd one or two every time of the month, however since this foundation my skin has not been right, lots of red vicious acne all over my cheeks, forehead, chin and nose... it had never been this bad. I had to go to the doctors to get cream to fix my problem.
I feel like it might be too much for my sensitive skin, the colour was way too pinkish on me as well as dark and it was the lightest shade. Horrible horrible feeling when it went on to my skin, like it was sticking to every pore, dry patch and not providing enough coverage or durability.
The price is ridiculous for what my skin went through. I definitely think its for mature skin.