Woaaah, what’s that I hear you say? A beauty post over on these pages, haven’t done one of those for a while! Yes, it’s true, this is a beauty post, BUT, for good reasons:
1. I have discovered the BEST foundation base ever
2. I think I kinda like the idea of getting my beauty blogging back on (check that out for alliteration!)
But back to the case in point, the best base ever, I kid you not. I put the word out on Twitter, but I really felt that I needed to dedicate a whole blog post to it because it’s just that damn good! Also, I think the beauty lovers across the world need to know about this, and I know what you’re all thinking - ‘if it’s just another foundation, then surely the majority of beauty bloggers already know about it’, well that’s the secret you see, I’ve combined two foundations and I am telling you, it’s flawless coverage in a back of hand mix up, and I would encourage you all to go and give it a go toot suite.
So I know you’re all dying to hear what it is? Well let me give you a little background. I have been an avid Estee Lauder Double Wear lover for many years now, occasionally I’ve drifted off and tried something else but I’ve always come back to this. However recently I feel like I’ve fallen a little out of love with it, almost finding it too heavy, and dare I say it, a little claggy, and it looks really obvious on the skin.
I went on holiday at the end of June, and wanted a cheap and cheerful foundation, a few shades darker then my skin tone, that I could take with me and use once the tan had started appearing, so I purchased the L’oreal True Match Liquid Foundation in Golden Caramel, and although I wouldn’t wear this at home as it didn’t have much lasting power, it did the trick for my holidays.
Can you see where I’m going with this? Stick with me… so when I got home, and my tan started rapidly fading, I wanted the coverage of my DoubleWear with the colour of the L’oreal, so a pump of each on the back of my hand, a swirl around and a mix up, and applied with a Real Technique face brush, I knew straight away I was onto a winner. The more watery consistency of the L’oreal helped make the Double Wear less thick, it applies beautifully, and the colour was perfect.
I wasn’t convinced it would last the day, but 8 hours later and it was still going strong.
The Sweat Test
So, the next day (and to keep in line with this health and fitness theme) I put it through ‘The Sweat Test’. I do a workout most evenings after work, and don’t tend to take my makeup off, I know some people will be horrified by this but what can I say? I’m vain. Anyway, I headed to a super sweaty circuits class, you know the type, beads of sweat literally dripping down your face and a towel required to regularly mop your brow, and do you know what? It was still holding up. Obviously, I wasn’t looking quite as fresh as I had been at 9am that morning, but there was a reasonable amount of product still standing, and with a minor touch up I would have been good to head out and carry on my day… (obvs, I’d just been dripping in sweat so that actually wasn’t going to happen, straight home for a shower), and if that isn’t proof of a great base, then I don’t know what is!
I think I’ll be wearing this combo for some time, unless L’oreal and Estee Lauder fancy joining forces and actually just creating this for me, what do you reckon are the chances? Let me know if you decide to give this a try, would love to know if you like it as much as me.
*For the record, there has been NO filtering of either of these photos, now that’s proof for you.