I don't get the hype on this foundation. The color range is terrible. I'm an NC40 in MAC and nothing came close to matching my skin color, leaving a pinky tone to my face.
It also felt like I was wearing a mask on my face, an obvious appearance of a cakey foundation on my face. It reminded me of a porcelain doll, or the women from back in the 1800's in those big dresses. yuk!
Did it stay on my face as it claims to do? That's a definite yes! Unless you buy their makeup remover, that junk does NOT come off properly. I thought I got it all off the first few days but after I bought the Estee Lauder makeup remover lotion, woah, I was shocked at how much more foundation I removed off my face. It grossed me out as I am a fanatic about cleaning my face before bedtime.
In my opinion, a more dewey natural look is so much more attractive than the porcelain matte appearance that this foundation gives. A positive note though, the only good thing about this foundation is that Estee Lauder refunded my money!
It's time consuming and difficult to apply this foundation, which is probably the reason for most of the negative reviews.. however when you master the application of this foundation it gives a perfect, flawless finish. It's one of the best foundations I've ever used (and I've tried them all!). I'd give it more than 5 stars if I could.
* As a side note, I've noticed that when Estee Lauder and Mac (owned by Estee Lauder) foundation gets near my tear ducts, it makes my eyes water and sting for quite a while. I don't get this with any other foundation, has anyone else experienced this?
Love love love this foundation. The product is quality and has really good staying power. You can layer it on to build a full coverage and it's perfect for photos. This is a heavy duty foundation so I don't tend to wear it every day. It gives an overall matte finish and looks good on my dry sensitive skin. The only thing I don't like is the packaging (Standard Glass bottle) which is a little boaring and considering the overall price £24.50. I'd have liked something a little more glam.
*sigh* the good thing about this foundation is that it does stay on oily skin and it did not break me out. It felt light on my face like I wasn't wearing any makeup at all. What Id idn't like is that it oxidized on me and I looked orange after an hour. Oh well.
*edit* I tried this foundation again, this time in a different color. No orange color this time. The only thing I can say bad about it is that the color is still not a perfect match but for the coverage, the feel of the foundation and the time that it does last, I don't have much to complain about this time :)
pros: covers well, similar to revlon color stay but more natural. Doesn't oxidize on me!!! a big big plus ( first one ever).
cons: made me itch whenever i feel like sweat is coming :(((
kinda clumps up into little..island on my face afte about 5 hours.
sigh........really liked it... i'll give it another try lol
just bought this amazing foundation. really didn't think i would like it because of my dry skin but enough moisturizer and wow i now have flawless skin. we have had some very warm days and this has held up well. now looking forward to the summer months with beautiful skin instead of a shiny face.
This is my HG foundation by far!!! I will never be on the search for another foundation again (hopefully it never gets discontinued). I read a couple of reviews on here and would read all these great things about it. About 2 years ago maybe I decided to give in and pick it up. I went to my Estee Lauder counter and the lady told me she would first give me samples to try out. She gave me samples of the Double Wear Light in the lightest shade. Tried it out on my then oily acne prone skin and really liked it. The best part of it all was the great coverage it provided. I bought the bottle and was really happy with it. Im the type that is always looking to see what else is out there eventhough I like what I use, so sure enough I thought I would give Double Wear a try without being the light version. Now I have normal to dry skin and are clear of breakouts (thankfully) and have loved by DW like no other. Again coverage is amazing, staying power is awesome. I don't have to touch up at all, I can even say that after using this foundation I dont even wear powder to set it anymore. It looks natural and what I really like about it is that when my fingers come in contact with my face I get the feeling that Im not even wearing makeup. Its totally non transferable with any clothes or anything. Since the staying power is so great I do make sure to remove all traces at night. I haven't had any problems so far and dont think I will. I was an NC15 at Mac and now Im the color bone for DW and its the perfect shade for my skin. Price is reasonable for the amount you get and for how long it lasts. My one ripe that I had was it not having a pump, then I discovered something. Ladies by a Mac pump I believe they are about 5 dollars or so and with some scissors cut about half an inch or so from the bottom of the pump because it will be too long if you dont, and insert it to your DW foundation :) works perfectly after you cut it. Hope this helps people out there that have problem areas to cover up. I dont even wear concealer sometimes and now that my skin is doing great I use very little product. Love Estee Lauder!!
I'm really confused about this foundation. I really love EL product and also the DW. It saved me during the winter with its great coverage and lasting abilities. However, it's really hard to blend it:( I mean, i tried so many techniques with my fingers, sponges, elf flat top brush or my mac 187. It doesn't matter how much moisturizer i put on, it still look so thick and cakey. I tried to mix it with my moist. and it kinda worked better but still, i am keeping it for evening plans. The colors are very limited as i am NW20, fresco is a little dark for me whereas bone seems not to cover my acne scars because it's too light. Anyway i own these two colors. Also I don't love the packaging, i always end up having some stuff around the bottle but no big deal. I'll try DWLight nex time. Hope it's helpful.
i have breakout and really red skin i mean it looks so bad without make up when i have this on u wouldnt even believe how my skin looks underneath and it doesnt make me look cakey at all i would repurchase its kinda pricy but well worth and a lil goes along way
I love this foundation!
I have normal to dry skin, so I was a bit wary of a long-lasting mattifying foundation, but I really really like it. They have a great shade for my skintone, and sometimes I think full-coverage is nice ;)
The staying power is phenomenal, and it doesn't crease on my eyelids.
Cons - there's something about the smell I don't quite like, but it's not like you can smell it while you wear it.
I also don't like the feeling of this foundation when I touch my skin - it feels fine to wear, and lightweight for something with so much coverage, but it just feels a bit... squeaky (?) to touch? By the time I've done my blush and bronzer that's dealt with though.
And lastly - no pump.
I would definitely reccommend this product - just be sure you've got well moisturised skin and a damn good makeup remover!