Thursday, 31 July 2014

Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation Review

Helloo,

Today we are talking about Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation. For well over a couple of months now this has been on the top of my wishlist, I keep wondering whether I should get it but because of the excessive price tag - I didn't. But fellow bloggers AliceErin and Kal kept enabling me, I honestly blame them but I do not regret my purchase at all. You can see my big beauty haul with other goodies by clicking here.

Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation Review
Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation Review

Price: £29 .. Size: 30 ml .. Shade: Shell .. SPF: 10

According to Boots - "This remarkably lasting, yet lightweight makeup wears comfortably up to 12 hours. Provides a natural finish and sun protection all in one. This worry-free, long-wearing foundation stays fresh and looks natural through heat, humidity, nonstop activity"

First of I tried samples which I picked up in my local town, in the two lightest shades Shell and Cool Bone as I was testing on my hand, I didn't want to risk it. First few days trial and to be honest I wasn't impressed to be honest. But after much deliberation I realised it was actually the powder I was using, No 7 Perfectly Light Translucent Powder, I know it says Translucent, but it isn't as much as pure white powders are. So I got MAC Prep & Prime Translucent Setting Powder and it was 100% better. I realised Shell was my perfect tone colour and it works brilliant. I have to admit though this foundation was better without a primer, I knew this because of 'Shaaanxo YouTube First Impressions Video' so I tested it and she was correct! I was testing MAC Prep & Prime Skin Base and would find after a couple of hours I would need touching up. Switched the primer for Urban Decay De-Slick Setting Spray and wowza, it lasts ALL day - I am very impressed!! I have also found that I have to add No 7 Beautifully Matte Foundation to nose, cupid bow and chin where I get most oily, just tiny bit buffed in on top works really well to lock in my oils.

I have very oily skin, it gives me the most beautiful dewy light feel matte coverage. I have to work quickly before it dries. It is a thin runny consistency though but you I don't know how to explain it. It isn't natural looking though, not on my skin anyways but so much better than any foundation I have tried because it is so thin. Sometimes I feel as if I need to check that I have any foundation on! If I get hot, it feels like I am sweating off the make-up but I am not, it will still be in place. For work, days out etc it is really good. After a very long extremely hot day at Legoland, it was in place and certainly was a good testing, but I didn't need to bother blotting either. It wasn't the greatest by the end of the day and it certainly isn't waterproof but it was a good effort!

It doesn't come with a pump, you pay £29.50 - it is silly! At the moment, I have been just pouring into the back of my hand but I honestly feel as if it is running out too quickly. I have now purchased MAC Standard Pump for £4 which fits luckily and will hopefully help :)

On the Estee Lauder website itself, it has over 600 reviews scoring a 4.7 score out of 5 and that is just amazing odds right?! It lives up to everything it is claimed to be. It's the price tag of £29.50 for a bottle of foundation and it doesn't even come with a pump. But it is worth it and you won't regret it but use it sparingly :) 

There is also Estee Lauder Double Wear Light which is a sort of alternative BB cream kind of, Kal has a comparison here if you prefer a lighter coverage foundation for every day!

Have you tried this before, what are your thoughts? :)

Love, Gemma xo

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Tuesday, 29 July 2014

21st Birthday: Beauty Haul

Helloo,

I swear this is the last of my 21st Birthday posts, another haul :) You can see my previous one by clicking here which includes some disney bits and more. This post is for all you #bbloggers who keep enabling me with all your reviews and suggestions! I went a big overly happy handing out my card in the shops, so this really is a BIG beauty haul :)

**Warning - Picture Heavy Post**

DEBENHAMS

beauty haul
beauty haul

Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation, Urban Decay De-Slick Make-Up Setting Spray, MAC Prep + Prime Translucent Setting Powder. MAC Soft & Gentle, MAC Sharon Osbourne Eye Shadow Quad

THE BODY SHOP

beauty haul

PassionFruit Shower Gel, TeaTree Night Lotion, TeaTree Lotion, TeaTree Cleanser, TeaTree Facial Wash, TeaTree Face Scrub, Eye Mask
Not Pictured (awaiting delivery) - TeaTree Facial Toner, TeaTree Blemish Gel, Camomile Gentle Eye Makeup Remover, TeaTree Face Mask, Camomile Cleansing Butter, Muslin Cloth  

ALLBEAUTY.COM

beauty haul
beauty haul

GlamGlow Super Mud Clearing Face Mask, Real Techniques Sams Picks Brush Set

BOOTS

beauty haul
beauty haul

Real Techniques Miracle Sponge, Vichy Dermablend Setting Powder, Bourjois Color Burst Lipstick, Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet, Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer, Collection Creme Puff Lipcream, Bourjois Cream Blush, Rimmel Scandel Eyes Kohl Eyeliner in Purple and Blue. Free Gift - Bourjois Sunglasses!

MAC

beauty haul

Girl About Town Lipstick, Eyeshadows All That Glitters and Woodwinked

As you can tell, I brought far too much but only 21 once right?! I haven't wrote about anything besides what it is because it would just be far too long and I will be doing proper reviews soon - so let me know in the comments which bits you want to see a review of first :)

Love, Gemma xo

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**Disclaimer - I have brought all of these with money given by family for my birthday**
 

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