Today I’ll be reviewing the Estée Lauder Double Wear (Stay-In-Place) foundation. I bought this foundation a year ago during my holidays in the USA, I can’t exactly recall in which city I bought the foundation but I do remember buying it at Sephora. The original Estée Lauder Double Wear foundation comes in a heavy, frosted glass bottle without a pump or anything, so I used the pump of an old Smashbox foundation and placed it on my new foundation. However, Estée Lauder does sell its own pumps for €4.
Now I would usually not impulse-buy a €44 high-end foundation which I don’t even need, but ya know, I did it anyways and I’m happy I did. I’ve been in love with this foundation ever since I’ve worn it for the first time. I have some dark spots on my face which I usually cover up with concealer but with the Double Wear foundation, I don’t even need to cover up my spots. This foundation has a great full coverage and another plus: it really does stay on all day (or longer).
The Estée Lauder Double Wear foundation is available in 38 (!) shades, so make sure you get the shade that really matches your skin.The shade I own is 4W1 (Honey Bronze). The foundation is suitable for any skin type and any kind of weather.
I think paying €44 for a foundation like this, is a great investment. I bought this foundation a year ago and there’s still more than half left. Obviously, I don’t wear this foundation to school every single day but you don’t even need a lot of it when you’re applying it to your face. I would definitely recommend this foundation!
Shade: 4W1 Honey Bronze
Price: US $42 / EU €44
Which product am I going to review today?
The Maybelline New York Dream Pure BB cream (8-in-1). I’ve been using this BB cream a lot lately, it works like a foundation for me. I’ve got the medium tone with SPF 15, for an oily skin. The BB cream also has 2% Salicylic Acid which dries out acne.
How much did it cost me?
I bought this BB cream for €10 in a drugstore and I’m using it for quite some months now. I think it’s worth the price because it’s only a BB cream and does what it says.
Since it’s a BB cream, you won’t get much coverage but if you’ve got an unequal skin tone (light or dark spots on your face) , the BB cream can make it look a little more equal and smooth. It also covers up any imperfections or flaws. You can use the cream with or without a moisturizer.
- Conceals imperfections
- Helps protect against the appearance of blemishes
- Oil-free, non-greasy
- Minimises the appearance of pores
- Clarifies the skin’s look
- Conceals redness
- Hydrates and smoothes
- Complements skin tone
Package + feeling
The package of the Dream Pure BB cream looks quite cute, actually. The flacon is small and has a bit of a triangle shape. The cream is very light-weight and you can easily apply it, you won’t even feel that you’re actually wearing anything on your face.
What does it look like?
When I’m wearing the Dream Pure BB cream, my face does not look cakey at all. I can barely see my pores, that’s all covered up. I can go 6 – 7 hours without noticing my oily skin, which makes me feel really comfortable. But I’d always apply some matte powder or finishing spray on top of your make-up to make sure everything stays in place.
The Dream Pure BB Cream does exactly what it’s supposed to do, it works really well and also looks great. It doesn’t feel too heavy on your face and it even has SPF 15, which is a ‘must’ for a lot of girls.
- There are five shades available of the MNY Dream Pure BB Cream
- The BB cream has a lightweight feeling
- Finish your look with the Baby Skin Instant pore eraser, the Dream Lumi touch highlighting concealer, Dream Wonder powder and the Face Studio Master Glaze.
- It might be a little shiny, even if you have a dry skin so I’d recommend using pressed or loose powder on top.