Hello loves!! Hope you all had a great weekend!! It was an exhausting one for me. I could up on boring domestic tasks and worked out a lot so it wasn't the most exciting. lol. I did manage to sneak in a manicure though! How was your weekend?
So I thought I would share my favorite base to use when I want to look glamorous for a night. Most days, I tend to go light and use BareMinerals from skincare to makeup. But on the days I am going out for drinks with the girls, or going out on a date, or attending a wedding, I have to glam up the look. You can totally use BareMinerals makeup and make it full coverage but it will require some work. Estee Lauder's Double Wear Collection is super fast, easy, and looks stunning.
With all of that being said, let me just say I love Estee Lauder. Since I started using some of their products, I have never received so many compliments on my skin or makeup. I use the Double Wear Stay-in-Place Liquid Makeup, Double Wear Stay-in-Place Powder Makeup, and Double Wear Stay-in-Place Flawless Wear Concealer. This trio is unbeatable when used together. Let's get started!
I love all of their products but I must also say that E.L. is the BEST when it comes to giving sample, free gifts, and having specials. So always be on the look out for them. Samples and gifts are a great way of trying new products without wasting money if you end up not liking them!
Double Wear Stay-in-Place Liquid Makeup: You can obviously tell in my photos so this bottle is empty. Hahaha. Yes! I used the entire bottle and I am stopping by Macy's tomorrow to pick up a new bottle. This foundation covers all flaws and imperfections without feeling heavy, cakey on your face or settling into lines/wrinkles. I used to use Tarte's Amazonian Foundation for years but I must say I have converted to this foundation. I still have love for my Tarte but it's more of a mousse, creamier, and thicker foundation. You can't have a heavy hand with it because it can get cakey and you must moisturize! With Double Wear, it's actually very thin which I was surprised about because it is a medium to full coverage foundation. You can go definitely go lighter with the coverage by applying less. (I also want to try the DW Light Makeup) It totally didn't dry out my skin and lasted throughout my 15 hour work day without me having to touch up. It also does the most important thing for me...evens out my skintone. My complexion is uneven and this baby makes me look like I have perfect skin. (Amen!!) I applied this foundation using this brush. I receive soooo many compliments when I wear this foundation. A complete stranger even stopped me on the subway asking me what makeup I'm wearing! Ha!
Here is my routine:
- Wake up and cleanse my face
- Moisturize and let your face dry for two minutes. (I put more coffeemaker on)
- Come back and apply primer. Then let dry for another two minutes. (I pour my coffee and fix my bed)
- Apply my DW liquid foundation
- Apply DW concealer under my eyes to cover dark circles and dab over any breakouts
- Set my face with DW powder
- Apply the rest of your makeup
- Wham! You're good for 15 hours
Double Wear Stay-in-Place Powder Makeup: I carry this compact with me everywhere I go. I LOVE it sooo much and it helps to cover everything. I also love using this with my BareMinerals Complexion Rescue and then using this powder on top. It helps add a little more coverage to the BB cream. This powder claims to last 8 hours but I think it lasts a lot longer than that. After setting my face with this, I found that I didn't have to touch my face for the rest of the day...and it was during a hot summer. I swear it has fun chasing the oil! I've used this product every single day since May and it still looks brand new. I see no sign of the pan so I am getting my money's worth. I will 100% be repurchasing this. The only thing to mention is that this powder is too heavy to use underneath the eyes. When I did use it under the eyes, it made me look older and like I had more wrinkles! Use a lighter setting powder under the eyes. I personally love my BareMinerals Mineral Veil.
Double Wear Stay-in-Place Flawless Wear Concealer: Yes! Yes! Yes! I love using this concealer under my eye soooo much!! It's an absolute must have for me! This concealer also lasts for 15 hours and doesn't crease, smudge, or transfer. It lasts the entire day and you won't see a dark circle in sight for the entire day. I not only use it under my eyes but it also covers blemishes amazingly well. The texture is super creamy and a little bit goes a long way. Again, I've been using this every day since May and I don't see an end in sight. I think I am good until the beginning months of 2017. I love when a product takes care of two issues for me: covers dark circles and blemishes. I like carrying few things in my makeup bag.
Disclaimer: I want to be 100% honest with my reviews. I have acne prone and extremely sensitive skin. I made the mistake of using this foundation all summer long even when it was 105 degrees and ended up breaking out. (I worked out for an hour on the hottest day while wearing this makeup) I don't think it was the foundation that caused the breakouts but this makeup is full coverage and was too much for my skin for everyday use, especially is hot weather. I will be using this for special occasions when I want to look extra glam. Also, when trying a new foundation, don't use all new products at the same time. Use one new beauty product at a time. This way if something doesn't agree with your skin, you'll know which product is causing the product. Just my thoughts. Also, it's extremely important to have a strong and consistent skincare routine when using this product. I cannot say enough how important it is to take care of your skin, especially when you are using a lot of beauty products. I promise you, after all the contouring, Kim K def makes sure to cleanse her face. Makeup looks best on amazing beautiful skin and you'll also use less product.
Have you tried any Estee Lauder Double Wear Makeup?