Estee Lauder • Double Wear [old formula - REFORMULATED] • Liquid

rated 4.0(2113 reviews)

Average Rating.4.0
Would buy this product again.71%

This product has been discontinued

rated 5 of 5 beccababesx on 6/25/2010 1:30:00 AM more reviews by beccababesx

Age: 18 & Under   Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm   Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium   Eyes: Blue    

This has gained HG status for me :)
Medium-full coverage (more than Revlon Colourstay but less than Illamasqua Rich Liquid Foundation) but very buildable, and also could easily be worn lighter coverage. Thin runny texture but sets to a tacky feeling quite quickly, but not so quickly that you can't blend. It is seriously the longest-lasting, most durable foundation OR concealer that I've come across. I bought this and on the first wearing my boyfriend of 2 years split up with me (bad luck foundation?!! ha) and I was crying and wiping my face, head on his white top, rubbing my eyes and nose and generally being a state. Not a smudge on his top, my makeup-perfect. Not even joking, my foundation looked EXACTLY as it was when I applied. For that reason alone I would adore this foundation.
Also, it looks beautiful on the skin. I use heavy coverage foundations, and they tend to collect in my smile lines, pores, etc, but no. Sits beautifully on the skin, even without a primer, hides pores and lines. Very natural, not screaming 'I'm wearing foundation'! Neither does it go caky-it remains exactly the same after 10 hours. Very very matte, fantastic at controlling oily skin.
However, the bottle is oh so annoying. Very small amount for the price, and the bottle is glass with a pour lid. Meaning that you lose so much product, because you'd have to smash the glass to get the rest and I can't see that being possible-it's very thick.
Also, the colours are very strange... I'd recommend if you are pink toned to get a neutral shade (1N1 for example) rather than a 'warm' shade (1W1 etc) because the neutral is quite pink, the warm shades are quite odd... Orangey peach? Hmm. Personally I am a very tanned caucasian and I use ivory beige-3N1.
Overall though, this is genuinely the best foundation I've ever used, and I've used a lot: Dior, Chanel, Clinique, YSL, Mac, Stila, Smashbpox, Revlon, Rimmel, etc etc etc. Highly recommend, at least to try.

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rated 4 of 5 Makeupismyaddiction on 6/24/2010 12:16:00 AM more reviews by Makeupismyaddiction

Age: 19-24   Skin: Normal, Medium, Cool   Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium   Eyes: Hazel    

I love this foundation, it stays on forever! Im NC35-NC37 and I use the Fresco. I always thought that in MAC the NC37 was a bit too yellow for me but this color is perfect for my skin tone. I love how light it feels and it makes my skin so even and flawless. I will repurchase!!!

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rated 4 of 5 Mya_5 on 6/21/2010 3:53:00 PM more reviews by Mya_5

Age: 25-29   Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium   Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine   Eyes: Brown    

Very good coverage, long lasting and nice natural shades, this is perfect. BUT for mine enlarged pores too heavy and makes it look even worse... :(

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rated 5 of 5 dpmsll on 6/20/2010 11:34:00 PM more reviews by dpmsll

Age: 19-24   Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm   Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine   Eyes: Brown    

First off, I've been using MAC SFF for a long time and my color can be from NC 35-37. I looked on temptalia's foundation matrix and saw my match was 3w1 Tawny in ELDW. The consistency of ELDW is thicker than MAC SFF and quite comparable to Revlon CS foundation. It was thick and kind of hard to blend, so be sure to blend quickly. I do use my stippling brush for this foundation and it works fine for me. I love how it looks on me and seems to be more oil control than SFF. The problem with this foundation is that it seems to have slight pinkish tone to it and i'm more yellow but its really not noticeable. Its medium to buildable coverage and covers my reddish blemishes very good. I do a thin layer all around my face and just extra on my cheeks where my blemishes are. Like the Revlon CS, because its an all day wear this stuff sticks to you like... white on rice. So have a good make up remover! This is $33.50 for 1.0 fl oz. So its kind of expensive.. i haven't had any good luck with drugstore foundation so spending this much on foundation is alright with me. I only buy foundation and powder in department stores and buy everything drugstore. Packaging is in a glass bottle with no pump...which totally sucks! I would buy this again.. its a great foundation overall!

P.S. My eyelids get really oily during the day and my old foundation would just melt off, but with this foundation it stays on! Seriously a good oil control foundation! love the oil control factor in this foundation.

i've been using this for months and still love it, i also started wearing mac mineralize skinfinish to set my foundation and found out that it makes my face look really powdery so i spritz water on my face mainly just the center of my face to look more natural and it looks way better. people even ask if i'm wearing foundation, so funny.. cuz i wear full coverage.

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rated 3 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* Plagueofhamsters on 6/20/2010 9:59:00 AM more reviews by Plagueofhamsters

Age: 19-24   Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Neutral   Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium   Eyes: Blue    

DoubleWear is an amazing foundation. For my super oily skin, this foundation lasted and didn't allow any shine through. I loved leaving work and still having makeup on my face, especially since I sell makeup and I hate having makeup meltdown at work. Either way, it was nice to only "freshen up." However, this foundation is so long wearing, I couldn't remove it. Despite my efforts at the time, I didn't realize I should use an oil-based cleanser and follow up with something else at the time.

Needless to say, DoubleWear was the start of my cystic acne, and for that, I simply can never use it again. I won't deny it's a good product, but it, and several other factors, led me to having terrible skin. Find a good cleansing regimen and this product will be amazing!

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rated 4 of 5 aerodynamic on 6/20/2010 8:52:00 AM more reviews by aerodynamic

Age: 18 & Under   Skin: Combination, Medium   Hair: Black   Eyes: Black    

The coverage and lasting power of this foundation is amazing, it really lives up to the hype.
I thought I had found my HG foundation, but it causes me to have an allergic reaction where my skin peels in small areas of my face :(
But for people that don't have such sensitive skin, this is a brilliant foundation!

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rated 4 of 5 blinkystink on 6/19/2010 10:36:00 AM more reviews by blinkystink

Age: 25-29   Skin: Acne-prone, Olive   Hair: Brunette   Eyes: Brown    

i have tried many different foundations, MAC, Bobbi Brown, Armani, Revlon, Lancome etc and I have to say i keep coming back to this one. The coverage is amasing, does not break me out and I have very sensitive skin that breaks out easily. The only problem is the colour selection. I am arabian, and I have to mix the shell beige with the bronze to get the colour I need. Also the bottle is a bit awkward, would be much better if it came with a pump. but overall, best foundation ive ever used. highly recommend it

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rated 3 of 5 san21 on 6/19/2010 4:08:00 AM more reviews by san21

Age: 36-43   Skin: Combination   Hair: Blond   Eyes: Blue    

I am trying to find a new foundation. I tried this one as a free sample. The coverage was excellant. The colour match for my skin was excellant. I have combination skin, so I did find it slightly oily in my T-zone but would have bought this product, except for its one major flaw. This foundation emphasises all my wrinkles. Its a night mare. I didn't know I had so many wrinkles. So at the moment feeling very old and now worried about wrinkles. Now moving on to trying foundations that float above my wrinkles and not in them.

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rated 5 of 5 Chanelll on 6/18/2010 9:51:00 AM more reviews by Chanelll

Age: 36-43   Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium   Hair: Brunette   Eyes: Green    

I'm pale, oily and have so many red imperfections but this is full coverage and hides everything. No need for concealer with this. This will be a staple in my makeup.

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rated 5 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* Gizzyxx on 6/18/2010 9:33:00 AM more reviews by Gizzyxx

Age: 25-29   Skin: Combination, Olive   Hair: Brown   Eyes: Brown    

***EDIT: Oct 2010 - I dont use this anymore - My new HG is MAC Pro Longwear Foundation - its a lot like DW but I find I get a more natural finish and it feels lighter on my skin but has great coverage....

Original Review: This is a fantastic foundation! Highly recommend!

Great medium coverage, that stays all day on my moderately oily skin (most foundations dont last all day on me, my skin kind of drinks them up!). It covers my current acne and does a pretty good job of covering my old acne scares that are pretty bad.
Dont need a lot of product if applied with a stippling brush (much less than with fingers), so its more cost effective.
Helps to control the shine, tend to blot later on in the day when I am wearing this foundation.
Did NOT break me out, unlike so many other foundations I have used, so thats massive plus for me (but EL have a great returns policy so if it does break you out or you dont like it for another reason EL will refund you!!)

It sets quickly so you have to work quickly when blending it.
The bottle is not all that travel friendly and its hard to get to when you reach the bottom of the bottle...would prefer if it was in a squeezy tube, but on the plus side you can easily see how much you have left.
Moisturise well before hand, as it can show up dry spots a little if your not careful, but its not horrendous or anything.

In MAC I am NC35 and the Tawny colour is a good match for that. This foundation does not oxidise, so another thumbs up from me in that regard!!

EL are really good with thier samples. I first got a sample of this (I was worried it was going to break me out so I didnt want to splash out for the whole bottle), and the sample was lasted a good 10 days! So if your interested in buying this foundation, maybe ask for a sample of it first??

Definate repurchase for me :-) I have FINALLY found my HG Foundation!

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