I remember when Estée Lauder’s Double Wear foundation was my go-to foundation. It was one of the first high-end foundation I ever purchased and that, along with MAC’s Studio Fix Fluid, were my base products of choice for much of 2011! Since then I have always preferred something a little lighter and a little more luminous on the skin and haven’t really tried any other Estée Lauder foundations, until now!
Estée Lauder’s Perfectionist Youth-Infusing SPF25 Foundation* (£37) is a fairly new foundation from this luxury brand and promises to firm, brighten and hydrate the skin whilst giving you medium coverage with a satin finish, my favourite type of look when it comes to perfecting my base. Lauder have infused this foundation with their age-defying Perfectionist serum technology to give the skin a youthful boost, a look of radiance and nourishment with oil-free hydration as well as smoothing out any lines or wrinkles. The texture is lightweight and quite runny but feels rich and creamy when applied. It covers blemishes pretty well whilst evening out your skin tone to give you a fresh, natural complexion. I would say it borders more on a light-medium coverage but is very buildable and feels very luxurious and long-wearing on the skin. I definitely needed to go in with the concealer under my eyes and on a few stubborn blemishes to get my skin completely flawless for a night out but day to day, I would be very happy to just buff this in, add some blush and mascara and head off to work!
Now about that makeup brush! Brand new from Estée Lauder is their unique Sculpting Foundation Brush* (£37) – a worldwide first that provides ultimate definition when it comes to applying your foundation and perfecting your base. Ergonomically designed, this brush has been created to follow the contours of your face for seamless application and blending. The brush is beautifully soft and really does work at distributing and blending in the foundation perfectly across your cheeks, jaw line, down your nose and across your forehead. The design really hugs all the contours of your face and then the soft bristles can be used to swirl out the rest of the foundation to complete your base flawlessly. I wouldn’t say this brush is a complete necessity but is a definite luxury purchase if you are in the market for a new foundation brush with can’t-stop-stroking-them-on-my-face bristles!
Have you tried this new foundation from Estée Lauder? And what do you think of this funky new makeup brush?