Finding a good foundation can be tricky but I wanted to share with you some of the foundations I have liked more recently to help you with your search.
Today's spotlight is on Estee Lauders Double Wear Stay in Place Makeup SPF10. It retails at £24.50 and provides a buildable medium coverage. The finish is described at natural, semi-matte. Personally, I find it matte on my skin, which is why in the below picture I have mixed it with Double Wear Light Stay in Place Makeup SPF10 also £24.50. The coverage is sheer to medium with a natural finish. Mixed together it seems to cover my imperfections without looking to heavy or cakey. As you can see...
I am pretty happy with this finish. I like that my skin doesn't look like I am wearing a mask and you can still see my skin through the foundation. This is something I am really keen on these days as I think that heavier foundations are making my skin look dull and tired.
I was given the Light foundation by a friend who prefers MAC so it was the perfect opportunity to try it.
Alone I found it to be too sheer and that it didn't last as long on my skin as the standard Double Wear foundation. However, mixed together I really like the look on my skin for summer. Come winter I will just use the standard foundation alone and wouldn't purchase the lighter formulation because it is just too sheer.
I have heard of girls suffering from dry skin as a result of the standard Double Wear foundation. I must say that in winter I did find my skin to be a little flaky when wearing this, but I believe this to be down to not having found a good primer at the time and walking 3 miles to work in the FREEZING winter we had every day!!
All in all I do love this foundation because it makes my skin look smooth and flawless - particularly in photos. However, watch out for the SPF white effect!! At times I have appeared to have a white face and brown body in photos which is annoying.
£24.50 isn't expensive to me for a foundation that lasts me around 6 months because I certainly don't need to buy it too often!! These days it is likely last me longer too as I have other go to foundations now, whereas this used to be the only one I would use.
I will review all the recent ones I have tried with more pics for comparison soonie too so you can see all my faves!