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Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation

Started 1346433886.837 in Beauty Banter | Last reply 1347580607.17 by RockStar91

I just found out that EL Double Wear foundation in the color 1C1 Shell is has been discontinued.

I am just SICK about this! I have used this foundation color for approx 10 years. It is extremely difficult to find a perfect foundation match with 'casper-y' fair with pink undertones skin.

I don't know if I should buy one last bottle from Nordstrom or trust that the new colors of Double Wear (coming in Sept) are going to be as great as they promise they will be.

Sigh. I am in such a bad mood!

Extremely fair, aqua-green eyes, curly, medium brown hair

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RedConvert­ibleGirl1346433952.13714427 PostsRegistered 9/3/2005Pacific NW

I'd buy a bottle as a back up if you love it. Or look on EBay for some.

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turtle521346434489.4432461 PostsRegistered 2/22/2008

The Cosmetics Company outlet gets a lot of discontinued products. You can check with them. They also discount all products 30%. The store is in a lot of outlet centers.

This too shall pass.

fromthebro­nx1346435887.1471084 PostsRegistered 2/22/2011

Hi RockStar! I use Estee Lauder Double Wear also. I've found that they are very helpful in terms of customer service. If you go to the website, and you hang out long enough, a window will pop up, asking if you want to initiate a live chat with one of their reps. I do this to ask questions all the time. Ask if they can advise you would be the best shade for you, based on what you were wearing before. Good luck! Once you find the perfect foundation, it's a bummer to be forced to switch!

MotleyCrue­4EVA1346436252.53096 PostsRegistered 7/17/2009South of Baltimore

1N1 is the closest match you'll get to 1C1.

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RockStar911346438608.757447 PostsRegistered 6/15/2008On A Volcanic Rock
On 8/31/2012 fromthebronx said:

Hi RockStar! I use Estee Lauder Double Wear also. I've found that they are very helpful in terms of customer service. If you go to the website, and you hang out long enough, a window will pop up, asking if you want to initiate a live chat with one of their reps. I do this to ask questions all the time. Ask if they can advise you would be the best shade for you, based on what you were wearing before. Good luck! Once you find the perfect foundation, it's a bummer to be forced to switch!


Yep, I was on there website looking around & noticed that my foundation color was missing. I did a live chat & that's when the bomb dropped. I was told that they have new colors coming out & the new Cool Bone color will replace 1C1 Shell.

Hphmft! We'll see.... I'm so unhappy about this!!!

Extremely fair, aqua-green eyes, curly, medium brown hair

RockStar911346438659.783447 PostsRegistered 6/15/2008On A Volcanic Rock

Thanks for the replies and suggestions! They are much appreciated!!

Extremely fair, aqua-green eyes, curly, medium brown hair

maestra1346450503.638630 PostsRegistered 3/13/2008

Buy the last bottle-gives you time to look for another replacement.

Elite1346498367.95217 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

The Macy's website has some of the new colors up, if you want to check it out. I too use Shell and am not happy either that it's being discontinued. I was at Macy's and the sales rep at Estee Lauder told me to use Ecru. I got a sample of it. The sales rep pulled out this big plastic bottle with a pump on it and she put some in a container for me. This way you can try it on at home and not be rushed into purchasing a new color.


Next week Sept. 3rd Macy's has Estee Lauder gift with $35 purchase .

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KatCat11346501912.9217344 PostsRegistered 7/21/2011

You may want to give Origins a try. They have very light shades with pink undertones. They have 2 foundations but it's the one in the bottle. If I remember correctly, Estee Lauder owns Origins.

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Southern F­ried Chick1346515849.417248 PostsRegistered 11/17/2007
On 8/31/2012 RedConvertibleGirl said:

I'd buy a bottle as a back up if you love it. Or look on EBay for some.

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ITA!

Hi Cindy1346517039.657620 PostsRegistered 6/6/2010

I buy Prescriptives (online) which is another EL company. I use the Virtual Skin natural finish SPF10 in Real Camellia for a very pale face with pink undertones and combo sensitive skin.

Good luck with the search; everything I am extremely attached to in make-up and frags seems to get discontinued or changed to "new and improved".

RockStar911346542359.437447 PostsRegistered 6/15/2008On A Volcanic Rock
On 9/1/2012 Elite said:

The Macy's website has some of the new colors up, if you want to check it out. I too use Shell and am not happy either that it's being discontinued. I was at Macy's and the sales rep at Estee Lauder told me to use Ecru. I got a sample of it. The sales rep pulled out this big plastic bottle with a pump on it and she put some in a container for me. This way you can try it on at home and not be rushed into purchasing a new color.


Next week Sept. 3rd Macy's has Estee Lauder gift with $35 purchase .

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Thanks for the GWP info. I'm hoping that one of the new colors will work, but if not then I will just have to move on. I'm trying to keep an open mind......

Extremely fair, aqua-green eyes, curly, medium brown hair

pjoy1346542812.8571580 PostsRegistered 7/27/2005

NOT fair!!! I bought a bottle of this shade at the Cosmetic Store a few months ago and FINALLY feel that I have THE perfect foundation for me. Rockstar, we'll have to compare notes on a replacement, but I'm going to find a backup or two to start with.

RockStar911346543434.25447 PostsRegistered 6/15/2008On A Volcanic Rock

I think I will buy a bottle of Shell for back up. After that, I may have to break up with EL.

I will check out Origins, I've always liked them as a whole. I've never used Perscriptives, I wish they in my area to test the colors in person.

Thanks again everyone for the suggestions & for listening to me whine.

Extremely fair, aqua-green eyes, curly, medium brown hair

RubyAnn1347540575.2935 PostsRegistered 2/10/2011
Hi Rockstar! I live in Maine and just traveled 2 hrs to mall to get my Birthday to myself EL color "shell" I am devastated! I got the double wear light but am traveling 2 hrs back to re turn it. In Maine not only did they discontinue "shell " the don't have any of the new colors yet some say by the Holidays ugh!

Farmers da­ughter1347560009.3731415 PostsRegistered 8/28/2008

If you can still get several bottles of the Shell...would recommend it.

doggy-lover1347563482.341130 PostsRegistered 11/4/2011Texas

Rockstar - you will be able to buy it for awhile on Ebay. Stock up now then buy it on E bay....and take your time and get samples of other brands out there....there is soooo much to choose from on the market that you're bound to find one you may like even better!! Good luck!

49 yrs old
brunette- thick hair
combo skin
medium skin color

RockStar911347580607.16447 PostsRegistered 6/15/2008On A Volcanic Rock

pjoy- I know! I've been using this forever. It makes me so mad when companies do this to us. I'm hoping that they are just renaming colors. I'm also hoping that's not wishful thinking...

RubyAnn- Whew! That is a LONG way to have to take it back. I am so sorry that you have to do that. I wish that you would have loved it!

doggy-lover-Thanks so much for the positive advise. I am definitely going to get an extra bottle to hold me over.

Extremely fair, aqua-green eyes, curly, medium brown hair

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