Friday, November 16, 2012

Review: Estee Lauder Double Wear Light Foundation

Hey lovelies!

Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation is a favourite of mine and of many other beauty bloggers. It gives amazing coverage and lasts all day without fading or creasing. However, it photographs terribly! It gives a greyish cast in photos and can feel a little heavy on the skin at times. Which is why the company came out with their Day Wear Light foundation (well, thats why I think they did anyways).

The Day Wear foundation offers the coverage of Double Wear without the heavy cake-y feeling and without changing color in photos. It provides medium coverage and gives a matte finish when it dries down. The foundation contains an SPF of 10 (like the original formula) but does not cause a grey cast when photographed. The company claims that the foundation will last up to 15 hours on the skin, and I can totally agree. I've put this foundation on at 5am and it has lasted through until 9pm when I came home and took it off with some minor fading on my chin and forehead (I'm sure my combination skin had something to do with that).

I like to apply the foundation with a foundation brush and set it with my MAC mineralize skinfinish. The two work really well together to give the skin an airbrushed finish.

I have this foundation in shade 3.0 (for reference, my skin tone is NW 35-40) and its a perfect match. The only downside to this foundation is the lack of color selection. There are only 6 shades (or intensities as they're referred to on the website) to choose from. But I feel that because the foundation is only a light to medium coverage, it will fit most skin tones as it blends really well into the skin.

The foundation retails for $36 USD ($42 CDN) and is definitely one I will re-purchase.

In natural light

Estee Lauder Day Wear Light in Intensity 3.0

With flash

Monday, November 5, 2012

Happy Halloween! BOO!

Hey lovelies!

Hope you all had a spooky Halloween and ate all kinds of sugary treats! My best friends were visiting from Toronto, so you know we hit the town and partied all night! My costume was a little last minute because I really wanted to go as Princess Jasmine, but couldn't find a costume that didn't look cheap. So I decided to go as a cheetah, because I already had a cheetah print dress (my love of animal print will never die) and was able to find matching ears and a tail.

Revlon Colorstay Whipped foundation in Natural Tan
MAC MSF in Medium Dark
Hard Candy Glamoufage in Tan
MAC blush in Blushbaby
MAC bronzer in Golden Refined
Dior Amber Diamond highlight powder
Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner in Perversion (for the nose and whiskers)

MAC fluidline in Blacktrack
Urban decay 24/7 eyeliner in Perversion
Covergirl Lashblast in Very Black
Ardell lashes
Makeup Forever Waterproof brow corrector

MAC lipstick in Heartless

My best cheetah pose

I love my girlies!

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