Rated 4.66 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Best makeup!
I have a hard skin tone to match, I have always struggled with finding a good makeup for my oily-combination skin. After trying many brands and creams I was told to try this product. I went in to get a tone match and found the perfect one. This stuff stays on all day and I hardly have to touch up anymore. It is really good for my uneven skin tone as well. Definitely recommend for anyone looking for a good coverage foundation!
Most Helpful Critical Review What happened to all the OTHER reviews for this?
I have been using this product literally since the week it was released. 20 years plus ago? The formula was PERFECT. The shade Shell, was PERFECT. The formula has been changed ( and no longer has sunscreen ) and does not go on or stay on the way the old formula did. The shade Shell was originally replaced with a drugstore orange shade, but they keep testing new shades. All of them horrible. When they first changed the formula and dropped this very popular shade, the reviews were terrible. It went from a 5 Star product and kept dropping. It seems like the Review counter has been reset. It appears to me that Estee is starting over with new reviews by consumers who aren't familiar with how good the OLD formula was so they have no idea how awful this formula is compared to that. I had been a very loyal Estee customer. All my makeup and skincare products were Estee. BTW Double Wear Foundation in the original Shell shade is still available in Great Britain and can be ordered from better online British retailers.Now Estee has dropped Lucidity loose powder and many customers are trying to use Double Wear powder foundation as a replacement. Don't waste your money. It works nothing like Lucidity powder.The Lucidity pressed powder doesn't work like the loose powder did either.
Reviewed by 7379 customers Best foundation I've ever used!
Sara from KY
Covers great! Glides I a need blends so well. No cakey look.....and truly stays put all day long. The first time I wore this I went rock climbing in 90+ degree weather and sweat like a beast but my face was still on the grab dinner on the way home! I am a life long customer now!
Can't beat this foundation
The best foundation I have found! from Knoxville
You cannot beat this foundation. I have worn it for about 4 years. I try other stuff and always come back to this. It gives great coverage without looking like a mask. It also lasts the entire day and still looks freshly applied.
Sally from Twin Falls, Idaho
Sally from Twin Falls, Idaho
Love the way it feels and looks. Can't feel nothing.
My new favorite!
Caitlin M from California
I absolutely adore this foundation! If you like the Too Faced peach perfect foundation or the Tarte Amazonian clay- you will love this! It's very similar- but better! Stay's matte all day on my oily skin and doesn't budge. It doesn't transfer at all and the shade I got is a perfect match for me. I have light/medium cool toned skin and I got the shade Fresco. I'm super confused about some of the people talking about it being un-blendable and cakey looking- unless maybe they have dry skin? I apply it with my foundation brush and it blends beautifully and does not look cakey AT ALL. I prefer medium coverage foundation as I don't like the super caked on makeup look much but I still want to cover old acne scars and discoloring, so this is perfect for that!
Liquid Gold in a bottle
Fab Gab from Ohio
I have used Mac for 15 years and have tried many other foundations. However
I will never use anything else. This will now be forever my go to
There's just no way
Nicole from Arkansas
Okay first off...HATED this foundation. This is the type of foundation where people KNOW you're wearing foundation. Super cakey... looked awful in photos, also made me break out super bad, and felt SOOO heavy on my face. I'm honestly so shocked at how many people love this. I really wanted to like this- seeing how many people do... and yeah... it's a hard no from me.
Stayed on During Labor!
Angie from Louisiana
I wore this the day I went into labor, and this stuff stayed on something fierce. The nurses kept asking me what kind of makeup I had on, because they had never seen anything stay like this did! It goes on very nicely, and stays forever! I don't find that it gets cakey, and doesn't settle into my creases.
rfeewjlj from WA state
This foundation is pretty great. First, the find your shade process online worked pretty well. I was nervous to purchase such an expensive foundation online but the process worked and the shade is exactly what I should have picked. Second, this foundation STAYS ON. I have allergies and have to blow my nose multiple times a day. This makeup lasts much longer than other foundation I've tried. By the end of the day, my nose area has. come off a little bit but because my shade matches so closely, it's much harder to tell. I will buy this again.
littleowl from arizona
I have tried so many foundations. This is my absolute holy grail. It has beautiful coverage and stays all day and night. I recommend using a stippling brush to apply it and a beauty sponge to blend it out.
I would buy this product again!
Boo from Twin Falls, Idaho
I have to wear it when I need full coverage over acne, and when I know I am going to sweat alot. It is matte so it can be a foundation that can accentuate dryness or fine lines/wrinkles , especially if you have dry skin type. Those who have oily skin seem to love this because it LASTS through oil break-through and that also balances out the matte finish to look completely perfected.
Favorite of mine
NJ from Syracuse NY
Love this foundation! I've used it for years and love the way it covers blemishes! It also helps protect my skin against the sun!
angelinxxc from California
I have been having problems with my oily skin so I tried this foundation out for a "comfortable lightweight matte" look. Although the second I applied this it exaggerated fine lines and looked very cakey. The smell is very similar to paint. NOT FULL COVERAGE. 0/10
I wouldn't buy this product
Cynthia from Temecula, CA
It has a good coverage but it feels sticky and heavy on my face.
Amy from Omaha
Shouldn't have listened to the online shade marcher, it's too dark. Sits on my face and looks dry and flaky. Exaggerated lines and wrinkles. Doesn't cover freckles
This will be my new go to
Dee from San Antonio Texas
I finally found something that fits my skin :) very satisfied
Billy from Newport RI
Been a staple in my make up kit for years and will be in the years to come. FLAWLESS finish. A fabulous range of colors.
Not worth it!
Jpmommy from Long beach, CA
I wanted to love this foundation because of all the great reviews but it was not worth it. I had to pour out a lot of foundation to use it and it still did not do the job. Maybe it's for someone who wants to have a natural finish with hardly any coverage. For the price I expected a full coverage and flawless finish, I was so disappointed. My maybeline superstay is so much better with fewer pumps and more than half the price!
Rose from Texas
Normally I never wear foundation because its either to oily on my face or All gross on my skin but yesterday I bought this foundation and it's the best!
I will buy this product again!!
Big face from Wisconsin
I love the product and it looks good on my 68 year old skin. It does come off on my face mask. It doesn't make me feel like I have foundation on--it's very light. I will buy this again. This was recommended to me buy a relative.
Its the best foundation. Its not thick , it looks to natura
COCO c from Lake Elsinore
its the best foundation for me. Its not thick and covers any imperfections. I love it.
My all time favorite foundation!
Evey from Chicago
I have oily/combo skin and this foundation is PERFECT for my skin. It applies beautifully and stays on the whole day! I've been using it for 2+ years and I will continue to purchase it over and over again. I tried the face tape foundation recently but it doesn't compare to this one, not even close to being as good as this one. 10/10
Leaves my skin looking weird
Parrotbay816 from Tennessee
I purchased this at the suggestion of the lady in ulta and it is horrible. It leaves little white dots all over my skin and the only way to get rid of it is to completely take it off. It's like it just sits on my skin, maybe I'm doing something wrong
I finally gave in & tried this
Amborg from Rancho Cucamonga, CA
My mom uses Estée Lauder and so I always just assumed it was old lady makeup and used the free samples she gave me with skepticism. I kept hearing women praise this foundation in the makeup community on Reddit so I decided to order some. I started with the sample kit since these are strange times and I can't get swatched. I determined what neighborhood of colors I should be looking at and used the shade finder on Ulta, Other makeup sites, and Estée Lauder's sites to firm up my choice, which was 2C0 Cool Vanilla. Not only was this a perfect match for me but the foundation did not irritate my sensitive skin. This foundation does not have sugar in it (glycerine) which is the main ingredient that prevents me from using many foundations. The coverage is versatile with this foundation, meaning I can lay it on thick or just use it in certain spots because it's such a perfect match for my skin. It lasts all day and feels stretchy so my skin is still feeling like it's breathing even with the full coverage. I guess my mom had it right all along. I told her I bought Double Wear and she said, "Finally!" I am now woke.
WoW it doesnt cake
Holly from OR
Pick shade in person, not from online. Its a fantastic foundation, but matching my skin did not happen by selecting online swatches, and it really needs to come in a pump bottle