As late as this is I finally jumped on the band wagon with the Estée Lauder Double Wear foundation £30 but boy it wasn’t easy. Estée Lauder is well known for providing samples of this foundation to help people find the right shade out of the generous 44 they offer. I went to get shade matched a couple of times and each time I got matched to 4W3 Henna. Unfortunately this shade just didn’t sit well with me and thankfully I have a friend who is the same shade in foundations as me and let me use a sample of her Estée Lauder Foundation in 3W2 Cashew. Low and behold this shade was a perfect match.
I am absolutely loving this foundation. It has incredible coverage which it is famous for as well as amazing longevity which I can vouch for as I wore it for over 12 hours and it still looked amazing. The foundation looks still quite glowy even though it’s matte. I also wore this to the gym (I know I know but it was my lunch break) and it didn’t budge. Even after sweating from that or after a long day there is such a small about of shine I don’t even bother with powder because it just looks like a glow.
In the collage above I show you my face before, with half of my face covered in the foundation, full face in foundation and then finally with the rest of my makeup on. You can probably see from pic 1 that I have quite a few blemishes on my skin which get completely covered up with this foundation.
I do warn you though if you have any dry spots on your face this foundation will stick to it and draw attention to it so I recommend you moisturise for mild dryness. For severe dryness I would say use a night oil like Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate the night before to help.
I’m so happy I didn’t wait any longer to have this foundation in my kit because I am absolutely in love with it and it’s now become my daily foundation.
I know shade matching is always tricky so if you are similar to my shades below maybe this can help you start to find the right one!
MAC – NC42, NARS – Syracuse, L’oreal – W7/W8.
Until next time..
Beauty & the Payroller
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