It is not a secret or a surprise that the first step to immaculate make up is the right foundation and concealer.
Most probably through a woman’s life time we would have gone through make up stages that where good, bad and patchy!!! Its part of growing up till one day you think ” oh who cares im going all natural” or like me ” let me hunt down make up from the 4 corners of the world and use any purchasing method possible”. Though i love make up ,cause it’s a way of expression for me, i never quite valued the importance of coverage and methods to do it properly.
So these past couple of years i emphasized on getting my makeup base right cause it will build beautifully the rest.
Having a clean and moisturised face is a given however, on this post i will specifically give a review on these two products i rate very highly.
My skin type is combination, the T Zone is minimally oily and the rest of my skin is normal to dry. I have some small pores on the inner side of my cheeks. All in all i do not have problem skin however the application and the product applied will make a huge difference when analysed and in order to have non cakey foundation.
The queen of foundations is Estee Lauder Double Wear (Shade Details 1N2 Ecru 16)
This foundation comes in an open top bottle so no pump or applicator.
To apply, i put 2 dabs on the back of my hand , and start spreading gently with my fingers. Then i get a sponge and tap in the foundation all around the face including the chin and a bit of the neck until there are no obvious strokes or lines. Something i learnt by time is that leaving the foundation to set for a couple of minutes makes the application of the rest of the make up more smooth.
Estee Lauder Double Wear My Summary:
Not heavy on the skin
A small amount really goes a long way
I recommend this foundation totally. This product is found in all major outlets, i bought mine while i travelled to New York at Macy’s and its costs the equivelant of EUR30.
Next :A Husband purchase which resulted into a major success, MAC pro Longwear concealer (Shade NC15 very light)
My first impression was…. this is tiny! Though i was pleasantly surprised with half a pump you have all the concealor you need. The consistency has such a light flow that it will go around all the areas you require.
How i apply is again straight on my finger and around the eye area (even slightly on the eye cap) , with the help of the sponge i tap it in softly till there is no obvious trace.
What a brilliant little bottle! I usually always use a concealor stick, as i always think its long lasting but sometimes it looks clampy after a while. It turns out that Mac sales girl in Budapest suggested this to my husband and blindly got it! Best Buy!
MAC Pro Longwear Concealer My Summary:
– Very Flowy Consistency
-It integrates so well with the foundation
– Applied well it has good coverage for pores, blemishes and dark circles
Again in most major outlets, but not Malta 😦 😦 So the next best thing is to purchase online! ( Bow Down to Internet Shopping) Price was equivalent to EURO15.
Hope this post gave an insight on two very good quality products that i feel comfortable with for my skin type. Although i strongly believe that with correct application these two products can suit a lot of skin types.
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P.S this review was not funded by any of the brands, these opinions are purely my own.