Estee Lauder Double Wear [old formula - REFORMULATED]

4.0

2117 reviews

71% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.2

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.2

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

New as of :)12/2012:Ingredients: water/aqua/eau, cyclopentasiloxane, trimethylsiloxysilicate, peg/ppg-18/18 dimethicone, butylene glycol, tribehnin, polyglyceryl-3 diisostearate, magnesium sulfate, tocopheryl acetate, polymethylsilsequioxane, methicone, laureth-7, xantham gum, alumina, sodium dehydroacetate, disteardimonium hectorite, cellulose gum, propylene carbonate, pentaerythrityl tetra-di-t-butyl hydroxyhydrocinnamate, phenoxyethanol, [+/- iron oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI77499), mica, titanium dioxide (CI 77891)] Original: ACTIVE INGREDIENT: TITANIUM DIOXIDE 1.00% INGREDIENTS: WATER (AQUA PURIFICATA) PURIFIED, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE,TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, TRIBEHENIN, PEG/PPG-20/20 DIMETHICONE, SORBITAN SESQUIOLEATE, MAGNESIUM SULFATE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, PHENYL TRIMETHICONE, POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE, METHICONE, LAURETH-7, XANTHAN GUM, ALUMINA, BHT, SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE, IMIDAZOLIDINYL UREA, CHLOROXYLENOL, PHENOXYETHANOL, [ /-(MAY CONTAIN)IRON OXIDES(CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), MICA, TITANI DIOXIDE (CI 77891)]


Age: 30-35

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool

Hair: Red, Straight, Other

Eyes: Brown

I found the old formula in a CCO. The new formula doesn't have a shade light enough for me (1C1) which is sad. I'm going to keep my eyes open for a lighter shade. This really is everything they say it is. Full coverage, long wearing, nice matte finish. You really don't need powder. It's so heavy though that I sometimes mix it with Neutrogena healthy skin foundation to make it a little more natural. That's my one knock is that it's almost too matte, like it needs to come back by half a notch. If I don't do my bronzer just right this foundation can look chalky on me. I do think this is my favorite fully matte foundation that I've found. I think I like it just a little bit more than Revlon colorstay.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.



on 5/26/2015 4:05:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Black, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

Best coverage foundation without looking cakey!


on 3/18/2015 12:31:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I reeeeeaaaaaaally wanted to love this. I've gave it a few tries. The first time I tried it, I was amazed and loved it. After the next 3 times it failed on me and was the reason I was breaking out. My skin is clear but very sensitive. I wore this for one day about 5 hours and when I came to take it off at night, I immediately saw all these breakouts seeping through my actual skin. Have to let this one go. The coverage is most definitely NOT full. It's sheer to medium. Coming from someone with clear sensitive skin.

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


on 2/26/2015 3:47:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I first bought this foundation to wear as an everyday foundation, I wore it for a while until one day I realised it had horrible lines around my face from where the make up wasn't blended!! I had been matched with a shade too dark and was embarrassed that I had been walking about like that for weeks! So it went to my make up bag and wasn't used again until a while later when I was going out one night and I thought I would give it a try again, I wear dark fake tan when I go out so this time it looked fine on my face (very high coverage) and what I found was its great for when you're going out as it stays on your face all night! And it matched my skin this time. So basically this is far too heavy feeling ..almost cement like on your face for everyday wear but it's great for nights out as it doesn't budge, I would buy again for that reason :) .. I now wear this foundation every night out I go! Oh and also if you have dry skin I would put on a lot of moisturiser on before putting this on as it's quick drying and can leave streaks and stick to dry patches

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


on 2/6/2015 4:13:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

My whole grail of foundations. I am BEYOND oily and this is truly the only foundation that keeps me matte for the longest. Not the biggest fan of the packaging (i find it a tad hard to dispense) however, absolutely NOTHING beats this amazing formula.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


on 1/23/2015 1:06:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

My new holy grail foundation, makes you look flawless, literally!! If you don't like full coverage, this is not for you but if you do, it has a beautiful finish on the skin and covers everything! Absolutely love it! I wish it came with a pump, but the mac pump does fit this bottle so i've been using that.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 1/7/2015 5:24:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

Tried multiple foundations and always go back to this. I have blemishes and I always get told my skin is flawless and this is why. I find I have to put it on and let it set for a minute or two or it can look cakey but I lovveeeee it!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 1/7/2015 4:10:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

So this is a great product if you want high coverage! My skin is ance prone, I wanted something to cover my scars. It worked very well in doing so but can look cakey. It has great lasting power. Revlon Colourstay is a great dupe and slightly less cakey looking, having used both I would opt for Colourstay as the coverage is the same. Double Wear is better applied without a primer. I use the shade 3W2 Cashew and it is too yellow for me. Probably lasts around 4 hours until and slight touch up is needed and then can last around ten. So to make it simple:
PRO's
Long lasting
Fantastic coverage, covers all scars
Application is easy with a beauty blender
Can be worn as light or heavy coverage
Willing to pay due to coverage
Great range of colours!
No need for a powder or concealer as it is high coverage and matte
Feels light on skin
No smell

CON's
If using as high coverage runs out very quick
Expensive for amount (if there was MORE would be more willing)
Can look very cakey
Only applied well with sponge
Looks harsh in sunlight
ColourStay is a great dupe (loads cheaper at £12, double wear at £30)
Texture is thick yet weirdly runny (hard to explain)

So if you don't need to use lots, its a great product, if scars are your main concern it is also brilliant.

Personal advice for those not with great skin:
Better ways for acne suffers like me to have better looking skin for example, Estee Lauder double wear concealer just to cover problem areas but Mac studio Sculpt for rest of face as it doesn't cake. Always remember if you have bad skin, your entire face is not bad, just the problems areas are, so do you really need high coverage for your entire face? I decided I didn't therefore a heavy concealer and slightly lighter foundation is better.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse

Eyes: Blue

My Colour - 2N1 Desert Beige
Purchased From - Myer Australia $50

This is my HG 'Highend' Foundation!
I have extremely acneous/Oily skin, with Breakouts occuring every week (bloody Hormones)
The Coverage is absolutely amazing and So buildable. I was colour matched at the Estee Lauder station at Myer and was wearing fake tan at the time, So She matched me to be 2N1 Desert Beige, which with my normal skin tone is a bit to dark so I Mix with 110 Ivory Revlon Colourstay to achieve my desired colour.
Because This foundation is so full coverage I tend not to touch up with powder if I become oily, Instead I take my Real Techniques buffing brush and Buff it into my skin which I find is more effective and avoids the cake face look. I don't even need to apply
spot or undereye concealer just because this foundation is so full coverage.
However, There are 2 cons to this particular foundation, Both for which there is a solution
1. I find at around the 6 hour mark I begin to become oily and find that the foundation changes colour, to become alot darker on my skin. If I need to get a little bit more time out of my makeup as I said above, taking a buffing brush and buffing it completely fixes the problem
2. Whilst I absolutely love the look of the packaging with a gold top and frosted glass jar, the practicality is a No-go. This product does not contain a pump, however you can purchase the Mac foundation pump that fits perfectly (Just doesn't look as nice)

FUN FACT about This Product
The colour range is wide and caters to a number of undertones. The Letter in your matched shade stands for your undertone. For Example:
3C2 - Cool Undertone
2N1 - Neutral Undertone
3W1 - Warm Undertone

3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

Alright, so I'm on my third bottle of this, so yes, I am a believer. This foundation has a lot of pluses! But also some mediocre points.

Pros:
-SUPER long wear
-Excellent,medium to full coverage
-Good color range (I was a fan before they added more shades, but now there is actually one that matches me)
-Doesn't break out my sensitive skin

Cons:
-It will stain everything it gets on to
-It can accentuate your pores without a primer underneath
-It dries pretty fast

So I have rosacea, and I am about as pale as a ghost to boot, so finding a foundation that looks natural, covers my redness, and is kind to my skin is difficult. I also work full time and go to school, so my foundation sometimes has to go untouched for 16-18 hours and look good. I've tried both the high end and drug store, and nothing has DW's staying power. With a touch of powder during the day, it looks nearly as good as it did when I put it on, which to me is pretty amazing. The coverage is also amazing, I can build it from a pretty light coverage on my good skin days to complete full coverage for a special event without a lot of hassle. The right tool to apply this is crucial, though - I like both the Beauty blender sponge (this foundation will stain the crud out of it though) and a good stippling brush (I just got the Real Techniques one, and I like it a lot). I've tried with those triangular sponges, traditional foundation brushes, and flat top powder brushes, and it just doesn't look quite the same. You do have to work with it quickly or it will dry on you, and then you'd better just wash your face and start all over as that's the only way you're going to get it off.

I have large pores, and this will accentuate them a bit if I don't prime underneath. Not a big deal in my world, as no one gets that close to me to see my pores if I forget in the morning.

Overall? I love it. It's been good to me, especially with the expanded color range. I will cry a lot if they ever discontinue this. The only drug store foundation that comes close to this one is the Maybelline 24 hour Foundation, but it breaks me out badly (other than that it's great!).

6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.


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