As I have mentioned in previous posts, I have extremely sensitive skin, so I am always hesitant to try out new foundations and concealers. Luckily, the beauty stylist that I work with at Norstrom has similar skin to mine and she has tested out just about every brand to see what works and what doesn't. I have combination-oily skin, which means I experience dryness throughout my cheeks and forehead, and oiliness throughout the T-Zone. Normally, I use the Charlotte Tilbury 'Magic' Foundation, which is an incredible full coverage foundation. However, I am always open to trying new things, and my stylist recommended I try the Estée Lauder Double Wear foundation this time around.
This foundation is hands down the best foundation I have ever used. It is a matte, medium to full coverage foundation that lasts up to 24 hours. Now, I am not sure why anyone would need to have their foundation on for that long, but this one will stay put in case you do! What I love about this formula is that it is oil free and oil controlling. I used to think it was normal to have to oil blot my T-Zone every hour or so. When I use this foundation, along with the Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder, my T-Zone stays completely matte for at least 5 hours at a time! I apply the foundation using a BeautyBlender sponge that has been dampened with the Chantecaille Pure Rosewater. Overall, I can safely say this foundation is a total game changer! 🙌
The second product my beauty stylist recommended is the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer. It is a medium to full coverage concealer that is almost as long lasting as the Estée Lauder foundation. What I love about this concealer is that a little goes a long way. I use it under my eyes to correct those stubborn dark circles. This formula is free of parabens, sulfates, and phthalates, making it ideal for all skin types.
Last, but not least, is the MAC Liptensity Lipstick in the color Toast and Butter. This is my first time trying a lipstick from MAC, and they did not disappoint. This formula is highly pigmented and has a kind of waxy texture to it. However, it leaves your lips looking plump and moisturized once it goes on. I receive so many compliments whenever I wear this color and I can't wait to try out some of MAC's other lipsticks now!
I am so happy my beauty stylist recommended these products and that I gave them a chance! These three products have definitely elevated my makeup routine and will be permanent residents in my beauty drawer! As always, thank you for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed this post.
Yours Truly, Victoria