Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation

Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation Stay in Place Foundation.

Wow. Just wow.

Why did it take me so long to jump on the bandwagon with this foundation?!?

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I have tried many foundations over the course of my makeup fuelled life, and ALL have paled in comparison to this baby.

It literally does everything it says on the tin, and it comes in a fabulous 31 shades in cools, warms and neutrals.

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I went to the Estee Lauder counter and got matched, the girls are very helpful there and I got a sample to take away. Always best to get a sample as you really don’t want to spend a lot of money only to find you don’t like it!
First off this is a full coverage foundation, so if you like yours light this won’t be for you. When they say full coverage they mean it. I have pigmentation and redness on my cheeks from being too harsh on my acne in the past. This covers it and still keeps my skin looking natural.

It claims to be long lasting and oh boy it is, my wearing time is roughly 12 hours and it looks exactly the same at night as it did when I applied it in the morning. I’ve never had that from a foundation, my skin type is oily/normal so foundations’ normally slide off my skin.
I’ve tried a few different application methods with this and I’ve found what works best with me is laying it on with a paddle foundation brush and buffing it into the skin with my Real Techniques buffing brush using stippling and buffing motions. I do a thin layer all over then, if I need more coverage I’ll do another thin layer on top. You’ll need to work quickly with it as it dries fast! I do sections of my face at a time, lay it on, blend, then move on to the next section. There is zero time for faffing because once it’s dry it’s like cement!

If you have dry skin I’d strongly recommend using a really good moisturizer beforehand as this is quite a ‘dry’ formulation, you really need the moisture to help it blend and sit better.
Because of my skin type I rarely need a moisturizer in the morning, but even I find I need something, otherwise the foundation gets very dry and hard to blend. I use Becca rejuvenating primer and find it gives me enough moisture on the skin with the benefits of a primer to make the foundation look its best. I don’t feel like I’m wearing a mask with this on and my skin still looks natural (this is why colour matching is so important!) but because of the coverage you need to put colour back into your skin with blusher/bronzer or both!

If you want full coverage and long lasting I can’t recommend this enough! Just make sure you moisturize and work quickly with it.

I’ve heard that they changed the formulation of the foundation and some people weren’t happy with the new one. I’ve never tried the old formulation so I can’t comment between the two, but I can genuinely say I’m super happy with it and it’s my new favourite.

Lucy.x

*I brought this with my own money and recieved nothing in return for this review.

Express Review

Hey guys 🙂 this is an quick review on Maybelline Baby Lips.
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I brought this wanting to try a new lip balm, I love tinted balms as I’m not a massive lipstick wearer.
I choose Pink Punch, a gorgeous cool pink shade.
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Swatch-I went over the balm a couple of times to show the level of pigmentation in the balm you can achieve, for a more subtle look which I like I just go over once.
I really love this as I can just slap it on with no mirror and it looks good! Just enough colour in it to show a nice tint to the lips but not so much I need to be careful with application! It’s smooth and moisturizing, perfect for winter months when your lips need some hydration.
I wouldn’t buy this if you want a lot of pigmentation from a balm, I’d recommend Revlon’s lip butters for that. But for a nice sheen of colour these are perfect, I’m defiantly going to try out Cherry Me when I’m next in a drugstore. I got mine on a buy one get one half price offer in store, but currently online they’re running a 3 for 2 offer here
Thanks for reading! Lucy x

Haul of the Day.

Boots Haul.
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Heya guys, today I went to Boots so I thought I’d just do a quick post with what I picked up!
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Real Techniques have brought out their own version of the beauty blender, I’m so excited to give this a try and I’ll definitely do a review of it!
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Your smile is important, therefore so are teeth! I love flossing my teeth, knowing that they are super clean really makes me feel happy!
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Cotton balls are so handy! And a little tip, have a look in the baby section for cotton wool products, for pretty much the exact same size bag, the baby ones are £1 cheaper!! And both are made from 100% cotton. I also wanted to try out some shine control papers so I just picked up the first I saw and these have salicylic acid in them for extra help in the war against acne 🙂
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They had lots of things in the reduced section which was great! I got two No7 nail polishes for £1.50 each! The blue one is called Stand Back and the pinky orange is Crave Me.
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Also from No7 they had Lighten and Brighten  age spot corrector down to £2.50. I don’t have age spots but I do have some dark spots from acne so I thought for that price I’d give it a go, ya never know!
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I’ve wanted to try a new root lift product for while and I saw this John Frieda one with no lid for £2.50 I can cope with no lid! It also provides heat protection. I do love me a good dry shampoo so I’m giving this Charles Worthington one a go 🙂 (Sorry for the crap picture of the dry shampoo!)
I went to the Estee Lauder counter too as I’m in need of a new foundation, I got colour matched and got a sample for their Double Wear foundation, so I’m looking forward to giving it a try and no doubt I’ll be back with a full review on it!
Thanks for reading!
Lucy x