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: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I used this product for a while despite not having the perfect matching shade because the next shade was too dark. It covers really well however but it emphasizes enlarged pores or blemishes because it clings to your skin so much. Any long wearing product is typically drying and can feel even a little bit tight on the skin. When using this product, it's very apparent that there's makeup on your face and doesn't look very natural. I prefer the MUFE HD foundation which works much better for me. I also found that this foundation is more difficult to take off at night with my regular makeup cleansing wipes. This foundation isn't worth to me, even if it stays put longer.



Age: 19-24

Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

This is seriously almost my Hg. the formula for this foundation is PERFECTION for people who have super-- and i mean SUPER-- oily skin. I have this in color 2W1 Sand and i'm Mac comparable to NC25 during winter season. I'm going to need to go out and buy another shade of this for summer.... but anywhoo.
The foundation is Matte. It leaves no shine or dewy finish. Though this can be altered as long as you have Fix + to make it look less mattifying. However if you have super oily skin like me, within 6-8 hours the matte look would have become a dewey look :) It lasts great for 8 hour shifts at work- no repowdering necessary. But if you're working 12-16 hours, be prepared to have your powder ready.

I cannot say how great this stuff is. It's super pigmented so less product is needed= less time to do makeup to hide up those ugly scars. Medium-Full coverage. The only downfall is the price :/ Application can be super fast as long as you have a thick and dense brush (like ELF studio powder brush or Sephora brush #55). This with my Rimmel Stay Matte Powder keeps my day worryfree about my makeup :)


Caution: the foundation will make your face look like a clear canvas. Meaning it LOOKS too perfect to look like it's Au Naturale. So its easy for people to assume that you're wearing makeup (either that or have super flawless skin). I've had people compliment that it makes my skin look like a doll and guys asked if I was wearing makeup because it looks too perfect... but in the end they all never seem to mind.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


on 7/1/2010 2:19:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I was going to Arizona and needed a foundation with staying power so I picked this up... I have thinner skin so it actually make me look wrinkled. It did seem to last throughout the day, just didn't flatter my skin... made it look dull & wrinkled. I wouldn't suggest this is you are older or have thinning skin.


on 6/28/2010 11:22:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I used DW for years. I started getting clogged up oil glands from this product. I was using Take It Away and cleanser, but being a long wear makeup it just wasn't cleansing properly. It was truly long wearing. I went to BE and liked it for awhile, but it didnt' stay on as long. All of a sudden BE got orangey and very drying and I was breaking out again.

I went back to DW. I do love the DW coverage. I am having no trouble this time. I think the clogged pores were from the Take It Away. I am hoping I won't have the same reaction. Everyone is saying I look 10 years younger again! Even though BE is more natural, DW looks airbrushed. DW is my HG!


on 6/27/2010 12:29:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Blue

I tried this foundation after wearing Revlon Colorstay for 3 years and thinking that was my HG. Little did I know! This has way better coverage than Revlon CS and lasts longer. Also you don't need as much foundation, a little goes a long ways. It lasts all day without budging. You need a good makeup remover to take it off. I use Aveeno makeup remover, and use 2 pumps, wash and rinse, and then another 2 pumps. I have very sensitive skin which is very prone to breakouts, and this has actually cleared up my skin - I think because I am using a lot less product. I am amazed, I will never go back to Revlon CS.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


on 6/25/2010 1:30:00 AM

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.

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.


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!!!


on 6/21/2010 3:53:00 PM

Age: 25-29

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

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... :(


on 6/20/2010 11:34:00 PM

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.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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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