The day has come where my prayers have finally been answered! After 5 years of what feels like trying every foundation in the world I have finally found ‘the one’ for me.
I have gone through so many foundations from cheap to expensive and accidentally looking like an orange at times, finally those days have gone *phew*.
Estee Lauder has ironically saved me so much money, stress and has boosted my confidence with how I look and feel.
So back in February someone told me about the Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation so I watched a few YouTube videos of people who have the same skin type as me (oily/acne prone) and I couldn’t believe how well it covered up their acne and how flawless it looked, so I googled the different shades and I chose 1 N 2 ECRU it’s only a touch darker for me which I’m fine with as I’m pale and it blends in really well.
Now let’s talk about the application, personally I find if you don’t cleanse, tone, moisturise and apply the right primer it looks cakey and dry on your skin so at first I thought oh gosh this isn’t for me but then I reapplied after moisturizing etc. properly and my gosh it was a flawless and natural finish I could not believe it, I have never had a foundation before that looks and feels so nice on me! The Primer is perfect as well, it’s silky and applies beautifully.
What it says on the label:
- 15 hour staying power
- Natural, semi matte finish (I find you can get full coverage if you apply 2 layers)
- Long-wearing makeup stays fresh and looks natural through heat, humidity and non-stop activity
- Won’t change colour, smudge, or come off on clothes
- Feels lightweight and comfortable
This foundation does everything it says on the bottle, it’s perfect and for me it’s lasted longer than 15 hours. I would definitely recommend this foundation.
This is a photo of me before I applied the foundation, I cleansed and moisturized and then applied the Estee Lauder Illuminating Perfecting Primer.
This is me after I applied one layer of foundation, I let it settle and then I applied a light contour with the Blank Canvas Cosmetics Contour Palette.
With the Estee Lauder order you receive a couple of samples which I am really pleased about because you can get a good few uses out of them and from there you can decide if you want to buy the full sized product. Now I was meant to review the first samples when I first ordered Estee Lauder but at the time a lot was going on so I didn’t manage to sit down and write about them, so I’m going to do Part 1 and Part 2 for my second order.
Illuminating Perfecting Primer 5ml :
I love this primer as much as I love the Bare Minerals Prime time, it’s a dream.
Smells lovely, so silky and goes so well with the foundation and doesn’t feel heavy, I will definitely be buying a full sized product.
Advanced Night Micro Cleansing Foam 5ml :
Now I will admit I haven’t been consistant with this product, I never am with day and night time products. However it does feel lovely and doesn’t irritate my skin which a lot of products do, I will update this little section once I’ve used it more.
Revitalizing Supreme + Global Anti-Aging Cell Power Creme
This is another product that I haven’t rushed to try as it’s aimed at people with aging skin who want to look after it, I will update this section in a few days. But it does sound good from the description, it’s supposed to unlock your skin’s potential, with a bounce and a glow with radiant vitality. It’s a nourishing, multi action creme with Moringa Plant Extract which improves skin’s elasticity, helps it feel firmer and look plumper. Line and wrinkles appear reduced.
Modern Muse | Eau de Parfum Spray
I always love a perfume sample, I trying new scents, so I get excited when samples come in the post. Personally I prefer Modern Muse La Rouge to this scent because this one is a bit ‘musky’.
Day Wear Matte 1.5ml
This is a product that I’ve needed and wanted to try for a while now, it helps to control oil and minimise shine for 8 hours giving a matte finish, which is something that my skin is craving.
Also it leaves the skin feeling fresh, smooth, soft and hydrated and it does all of that, I could only get 1 application out of it but it seemed to work for me, it’s on my Estee Lauder wish list.
Modern Muse Le Rouge | Eau de Parfum
This fragrance has a deliciously sweet scent to it which is why I think I love it so much, it’s described as rich roses awakened by ripe fruits, with a seductive velvet creme accord which provide an intriguing dual impression, and it lives by it’s description.
That’s it for todays blog, I apologise for not posting for a few months, life has taken a few tumbles and I am just getting back on my feet 🙂