Estée Lauder Double Wear Nude Cushion Stick Radiant Makeup | Review

 

Hi everyone! Recently someone asked me on YouTube about the kind of base I wear for regular outings, meetings etc. and today I’m answering just that question in this post. The Mumbai weather is really not kind to makeup wearers, especially those with oilier skin types and I’ve always struggled with finding the perfect product that would give me light to medium coverage with a long-stay, non-oxidising finish. I am a little partial to high end products when it comes to base makeup, simply because I get better shade options in higher end brands and in most cases, the formula is a little superior as well.

 

Estee Lauder Double Wear Nude Cushion Stick Radiant Makeup

 

In the past, I’ve loved using the following bases for regular wear – NARS Radiant Tinted Moisturizer, Clinique Age Defence BB Cream, The Body Shop Cushion Foundation (yet to launch in India) and the LA Girl Pro BB Cream. My latest love though is the Estée Lauder Double Wear Nude Cushion Stick Radiant Makeup. The name is a mouthful but to put it simply, its a light-medium coverage, hydrating, long lasting foundation. And it comes in a unique twist-up packaging with a sponge at the tip for buffing and blending the foundation. The sponge tip has a tiny well in the centre so when you twist the base, a bit of liquid foundation appears through the well. You can then dab it directly on the skin and use circular buffing motions or light swiping motions to blend it into the skin. The cushion (sponge tip) has a slight stiffness to it and its not super absorbent so it doesn’t drink up your foundation. It does a really good job of blending so you don’t need to go back in with your fingers or another tool to get a seamless finish. In terms of packaging, this is very unique and truly easy-to-use.

 

Estee Lauder Double Wear Nude Cushion Stick Radiant Makeup

 

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NEW! Maybelline BB Cushion Foundation

 

Hi everyone! Maybelline India has been introducing lots of new products in the past couple of months and their latest new launch is the BB Cushion Foundation. I just received a sample of this so I thought I’d do a quick first impressions post.

 

Maybelline BB Cushion Foundation - 03 Natural
Maybelline BB Cushion Foundation – 03 Natural

 

The Cushion Foundation trend started in South Korea and while cushion makeup is catching up quickly in the west, there aren’t many options in the Indian market yet. The only ones I know of are by Lancome and Innisfree. I do have the Lancome one, in case any of you would like a review. I also have the one by The Body Shop which I got from my UK Trip back in June but it hasn’t launch in India yet. It is very good though and I’ve used it quite a bit.

The idea behind a cushion foundation is ease of application. A foundation soaked sponge or ‘cushion’ replaces the traditional botle and a soft padded applicator is used to directly tap the foundation onto the skin after pressing it on the cushion. The cushion releases foundation on the applicator as you apply pressure and its easy to apply and blend on the skin with a few taps.

 

Maybelline BB Cushion Foundation - 03 Natural
Maybelline BB Cushion Foundation – 03 Natural

 

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Maybelline V-Face Contour Duo Stick, Powder, Blush | Review

 

Hi everyone! Today I’m reviewing the V-Face contouring range that was launched by Maybelline India a couple of months back. The range contains a duo stick, a duo powder and a contour blush. I’ve used the duo stick in my videos a few times and it is by far my favorite product from this range. Read on for the full review of each of these three products.

 

Maybelline V-Face Contour Duo Stick, Powder, Blush
Maybelline V-Face Contour Duo Stick, Powder, Blush

 

Maybelline V-Face Contour Duo Powder
Maybelline V-Face Contour Duo Powder

 

Maybelline V-Face Contour Duo Powder (Rs 500)

The duo powder contains a segment of lighter powder in the centre, with a darker shade surrounding it. I got the shade Light-Medium (which on online websites is listed as Beige), which ended up being too pale for my complexion. While the texture is smooth, the colors don’t do anything to my face, being so close to my skin tone. I’m a little disappointed with the shade range. I think they should have introduced 1-2 deeper shades as I can’t see these light colors working at all on most Indian complexions. Available online at Amazon.in.

 

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CoverFX Custom Cover Drops Review | VIDEO

 

Hi everyone! Canadian brand CoverFX launched at Sephora India last month and today I’ve reviewed their star product, the Custom Cover Drops (Rs 3900, 15 ml) on my YouTube channel. This product allows you to convert your favorite moisturizer, primer or oil to a coverage product and you can tailor the coverage from sheer to full by varying the amount you use. 1-2 drops give you a light, even cover while 3-4 drops give you fuller coverage. Its available in 24 shades at Sephora in India and if you have trouble finding the perfect foundation shade in other brands, do check this out.

The golden undertone Gxx range has the perfect warm yellow undertones for Indian complexions and you are bound to find the perfect match!
 
 

 

CoverFX Custom Cover Drops Review
CoverFX Custom Cover Drops Review
 

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Clinique Age Defence BB Cream Review

 

Hi everyone! Today I’m reviewing the Clinique Age Defence BB Cream, which has become a staple in my current everyday makeup routine. This sheer coverage BB cream is perfect for a fresh, even look for daily wear and it suits my oily skin well. Price : Rs 3200 for 40 ml. Read on for further details.

 

Clinique Age Defence BB Cream - Review
Clinique Age Defence BB Cream – Review

 

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