Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation in Desert Beige, Bare Minerals Matte Powder in Fairly Light, Studio Fix Concealer by MAC in NC15, Peachykeen Shimmer Blush by MAC, Various Mary Kay Mineral Eyeshadows, Bobbi Brown Eyeshadow in Taupe (on my eyebrows), Maybelline Gel Eyeliner in Black, Christian Dior Overcurl Mascara in Black, Christian Dior, Dior Addict Lipstick in shade 530 (Bobo).
So I spent ages researching full coverage foundations that weren’t overly expensive. I normally wear Nude by Nature Mineral Makeup but my skin gets weird in Winter so I decided to upgrade. I chose Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation after reading and watching all the fabulous reviews on this product. My skin is far from perfect (see first pic!!) and I generally have really dark circles under my eyes.
If you are going to buy this foundation please go get a colour match done! I don’t think I would have ever chosen this colour over the internet as it looks way darker online. The girl who sold this to me tried three different colours but this one matched me best. She also gave me a trial foundation to take home and try for a week before opening the actual foundation. This was awesome as I could return the product if I didn’t like it.
I bought this for $50. It used to cost more but now it can be bought at any Estee Lauder counter in Australia for $50! A bargain as the bottle will last me ages.
I recommend using a foundation brush for best coverage. I applied this foundation with the brush then my concealer and then my mineral powder. The third photo above is with foundation, concealer and powder applied.
This foundation goes on well but dries fairly quickly so you need to work fast! When on it feels like you aren’t wearing anything! One thing I have always hated about full coverage foundation is its tendency to feel like a mask. Although this gives great coverage it feels amazing!
I wore this all day and only need to lightly touch up with some powder on my t-zone. I find my mineral makeup usually last for about 4 hours or so and then it pretty much melts away. It is nice to have perfect skin all day long!
If you are on the fence about getting this I suggest do it! Ask your Estee Lauder counter for a colour match and sample so you can try the product to make sure it suits your skin. I am so happy I got this and will give it 9/10 for coverage, 10/10 for all day power, and 10/10 for value for money. Get this!