Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation 

Price: £33.50 for 30ml
You can purchase from esteelauder.co.uk or Debenhams.

The website says: “This worry-free, long-wearing makeup stays fresh and looks natural through heat, humidity and nonstop activity. It feels lightweight and comfortable and won’t change colour, smudge or come off on clothes. Now the flawless look you see in the morning is the look you keep all day.”

I came across this foundation when looking for one that was suitable for oily skin, I’ve had my fair share of foundations that have turned into an oily mess after a couple of hours and decided I wanted to find one that really did last and could control my oily skin. I think I speak for anyone with oily skin when I say there’s nothing nice about half of your foundation coming off on your hand when you touch your face.

I ventured to the Estee Lauder stand at Debenhams and got colour matched……ish… I’ll explain later. I got to have it put all over my face, which although the application wasn’t great (the girl was very….rushed in her application) I still wore it for the rest of the day to see if I would turn oily.

The first day I tried it was for a friends wedding, it was a very early start (so it was a 4am application), a 6 hour car journey and then it was all rush until we left the wedding at about 10.30 pm.

It applied beautifully, worked well with my beauty blender and gave great coverage. At no point during the very long day did I have to touch up my foundation, I didn’t appear oily and it was not too drying.

The only issue I have with it is that it oxidises on my skin, so although this is pretty close to my skin tone when I apply it after a short time it turns orangey. As I’m the second to lightest shade they do I’m not entirely sure what I plan to do next (maybe try the lightest shade but I feel that may not match my skin tone).

Pros: Long lasting, good shade range, great for oily skin, nice coverage, a little goes a long way and it’s easy to get your hands on.

Cons: Oxidises and no pump.

By far the pro’s outweigh the cons and it is my go-to foundation. If it didn’t oxidise on me then it would tick all the boxes I have. I’m not sure if it’s just me that has a problem with the foundation oxidising as it could very well be my skin that’s the problem. I certainly would (and do) recommend this foundation to anyone that wants full coverage foundation for oily skin.

I am aware you can buy a pump for the foundation, however it would be nice if it came with one already.

I rate this product 9.5/10.

 

 

Estée Lauder Pure Color Love Lipstick

Something I never thought I’d have on my ride or die list was a lipstick, cursed with an overbite (yes TMI) I’ve found it next to impossible to find a lipstick that wouldn’t get all over my teeth within minutes of application. I’d accepted my fate of matte liquid lipsticks until one March day.

I ventured into Debenhams to pick up a new foundation (Review coming soon!) as I’d finally given in and decided to buy a more suitable for oily skin, I was now so fed up of looking like an oil slick after only an hour wearing my Too Faced Born This Way foundation. I found myself at the Estée Lauder counter as I knew their Double Wear foundation was apparently one of the best for oily skin. You know when you go to these counters you intend to only buy one thing and leave with £100 + worth of products? yeah that was this day.

The lovely lady at the counter had applied my new foundation for me to try out, along with the concealer, primer and now by this point I looked colourless. She asked if she could apply some makeup to my eyes, cheeks and lips….of course….I couldn’t continue the rest of my day like this. When it came to my lips she pointed to a fairly new launch of theirs which was a lipstick, I cringed at the thought of it being all over my teeth before we’d even left Debenhams. I couldn’t have been more wrong. I bought it and decided to give it a real try out on a day that I knew I needed it to last.

Before I tell you how it went here’s some product information in case you decide to buy it…or go in store and check it out.

Name: Estée Lauder Pure Color Love Lipstick

Size: 3.5g

Colours: 30 shades

Packaging: Lightweight, easy to open and access. Colour visible on the bottom of the lipstick packaging making it easy to select a colour.

Price: £19

Estee Lauder Pure Color Love lipstick in “Strapless” @trustbeautyblog

 

Test:

   So, let’s talk about how I tested it out, I was attending a friend’s wedding and really didn’t fancy finding liquid lipstick all over my chin half way through the day so I decided to give this beautiful lipstick a try. I bought the colour “Strapless” which is a beautiful pinky shade which isn’t too far from my natural lip colour. I applied this before we’d set off for the wedding (a long, boring 4 hour drive!) and after drinking water on the way down I did have to do a touch up once we arrived. I found this very easy to do with the shape of the lipstick, actually easier than normal shaped lipsticks.

Throughout the day I had to re-apply after eating however it didn’t look bad, you couldn’t tell it wasn’t perfect unless you came right up into my face. I applied after my food and wine, at around 5pm and didn’t feel I needed to reapply after that. When I got to my hotel room at the end of the evening (10pm) my lipstick still looked good, wasn’t perfect but I could have gotten away without re-applying.

At no point during the day did I find any lipstick on my teeth or on my chin, I’m very interested to try the Matte version as my lipstick was a cream and so I did expect I’d have to touch up frequently. Overall my lips didn’t feel dry or goopy, it didn’t look bad after re-applying and it was very comfortable.

Final Thoughts:

Where has this lipstick been all my life? Until this lipstick I dreaded the idea of applying lipstick.

This lipstick is comfortable, pretty, easy to apply and isn’t messy. I will be buying more and this is my new go-to lipstick on days that liquid lipstick just doesn’t cut it.

 

Thank you for reading, I’ll be posting more product reviews soon.

Emma x

 

 

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