Today I will be reviewing the Estée Lauder Double Wear (Stay-In-Place) foundation, which is often used by professionals for its incredibly full coverage. I bought this foundation a year ago at Sephora in New York (it’s a shame Europe still does not have a Sephora!), but most major beauty / department stores sell the iconic Estée Lauder foundation as well. If you’re new to this foundation I’d definitely recommend you to visit a physical store rather than buying it online, not only because that’s the only way to find out the shade you need but you also cannot be scammed! High-end foundations often sell for way cheaper price on the web and more often than not, they’re not real! So if you find something that seems too cheap to be true, it most likely is.
The Estée Lauder Double Wear foundation comes in a heavy, frosted glass bottle without a pump, 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 separately.
I would usually not impulse-buy a €44 high-end foundation which I don’t even need, but you 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 extra cover-up. This foundation has a great full coverage, it stays on all day (or longer), and one pump will suffice for the full coverage!
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).
With a retail price at €44, this foundation is definitely not considered affordable. And I’m going to be honest, if you don’t wear makeup as often or if you don’t need a full coverage, you might want to opt for another foundation (or maybe even a BB cream). If you do wear makeup often or if you are looking for that full coverage, this would be a great investment.
Hi all! Today I’ll be reviewing the Maybelline New York Dream Pure BB cream (8-in-1). I’ve been using this BB cream a lot before I needed a bit more coverage and started using foundations. I used the medium tone with SPF 15, for an oily skin. The BB cream also has 2% Salicylic Acid which is great if you have acne-prone skin.
This might be one of my favorite affordable drugstore BB creams, with a retail price at €10.
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 your skin appear more equal and smooth. It also covers up any small imperfections or flaws. According to Maybelline New York, you can use the cream with or without a moisturizer (although I advise you to always apply a moisturizer first!).
Helps protect against the appearance of blemishes
Minimises the appearance of pores
Clarifies the skin’s look
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?
While 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 gives me a very comfortable feeling. However, as I do with all makeup, I always apply some translucent powder on top to make sure everything stays in place and no oil comes through.
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
Prime your look with the Baby Skin Instant pore eraser, and/or finish your look with the 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 a translucent powder on top.