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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Best High End Foundations for Dry Skin?


Hey everyone!

I’ve received some queries regarding High End foundations for Dry Skin recently and I thought of doing a post on it! While I don’t have dry skin myself, I have tried some of the foundations I mention in this post for times when my skin gets on the combination side. Here are my recommendations for High End foundations for Dry Skin. Please feel free to add your own in the comments below!



1. MAC Face and Body Foundation (Rs 2000, USD $27 )

This is a very runny, sheer foundation that is a big hit with makeup artists and consumers as well! It glides very easily on the skin due to  its very liquid texture, doesn’t cling to dry patches and has a dewy finish that would work great with dry skin. It makes the skin look natural and glowing! You can layer it to build the coverage. The best thing though is that it dries down to a transfer proof finish (it is designed to be used on the body as well so won’t stain clothes) and wears quite well! Available in India. Reviewed HERE.



MAC Face and Body Foundation C4 ~ Review
MAC Face and Body Foundation C4




2. YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat Foundation (Rs 3600, USD $57)

This is one of the best products from YSL’s makeup range! This is a light weight foundation that gives light to medium coverage and a beautiful radiant finish. Makes the skin look healthy and natural with a soft glow. I have tried a sample of this and while I loved the illuminating finish, it was a little rich for my oily skin. I think it would work better for normal to dry skin.  Available in India.



YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat Foundation - For dry skin
YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat Foundation


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The favorites tag ~ Your favorite special occasion foundation


MAC Tuesday : Matchmaster Foundation SPF 15 Review and Photos
MAC Matchmaster Foundation


My favorite party/special occasion foundation is MAC Matchmaster Foundation. It doesn’t have a heavy, full coverage but the medium coverage it provides is enough for me. I love the natural, semi-matte finish and the shade 03 matches me fairly well! It retails for Rs 2100, you can read my full review HERE.


[note color=”#FFE4C4″]Which is your favorite special occasion foundation? What makes it so great? Share your comments below![/note]
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