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Monday, 22 April 2013

Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation Review ♥

I am so happy with my new foundation. I have always sworn by Dior Forever foundation. It suited my skin tone perfectly, but I found that it needed touching up after around five hours. This isn't ideal with my job, as I never get a minute spare. I needed a foundation that had amazing, long-lasting coverage. I instantly thought of Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation. I've heard so many great reviews, so I knew I had to try it!

I went to the Estee Lauder counter for a little makeover. I really do have to rave a little about how lovely the girls were. They were so friendly, and offered great tips and advice. They picked the perfect shade for me and gave me an amazing make over. I really couldn't believe how flawless my skin was since I suffer from large pores.
I couldn't wait to use it the next day. Now, it definitely didn't look quite as good as when the Estee Lauder ladies applied it, but it definitely looked impressive. The coverage is amazing. It really does take a small amount of foundation to cover the whole face. The only problems I struggled with at first, is that it's so thick that you have to be careful how much you apply. I applied mine with a foundation brush, and applied just a little too much and looked very made up. It's quite easy to make this mistake, so be careful! It definitely is worth every penny though. Although rather expensive, I can believe that a little goes a long way, and the bottle will last me a very long time. My mum is a big fan of this foundation, and still has half a bottle left after using every day for the last six months!
I've found that the foundation lasts all day, and by all day, I mean literally 24 hours! I was so, so impressed. This did mean that it was very difficult to get off. I found that I had to use a lot more cleanser than usual, which was a bit of a pain. My pores get easily clogged, so I did suffer a few breakouts at the beginning. Since I've worked a little harder at removing every scrap of it, my skin has been fine.
I've heard Estee Luader Double Wear looks lovely when combined with Mac Strobe Cream, so I'm going to have a go at this. This should make the foundation look dewy, as double wear is quite matte on the skin.
Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation retails for £27.50, and can be bought from Boots.
 I am so pleased I bought this product...have you tried it before? What's your favourite foundation? 

Sunday, 14 April 2013

April Beauty Favourites ♥

1. Estee Lauder Double Wear- My new, favourite foundation. Amazing, buildable coverage, no streaks or lines, and long-lasting wear. 2. Rimmel Stay Matte Powder- Amazingly cheap, and fantastic product. Soft and light, and it matches my skin tone beautifully. 3. Models Own in Utopia- My all time favourite colour for Spring. It's a dusty purple/ grey colour, and looks so pretty. 4. L'oreal Limited Edition Lipstick- I'm a massive fan of L'oreal lipsticks. The colour of this lipstick is just stunning. It's the perfect rich red, and lasts for hours. 5. L'oreal False Lash Telescopic- My favourite mascara from L'oreal. My lashes look thicker, longer, and super separated. 6. Tangle Teezer- (see review below) Gets rid of knots pain free in seconds. 7. Fenjal Luxury Body Wash- This is so beautiul. It's smells amazing, and is so thick and luxurious. It makes my skin so soft and smooth.