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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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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The Body Shop Fresh Nude Foundation, Shade Adjusting Lightening Drops | Review

 

Over 5 years ago, when I first started learning about makeup and putting together a basic makeup kit, I bought one of my first foundations from The Body Shop. It was the oil-free one which worked quite well on my oily, acne prone skin and I believe I almost used up the whole bottle before moving to others. I love foundations that give a natural, fresh finish so needless to say, I was very curious to try out the Fresh Nude Foundation from The Body Shop that hit stores in India last month. This hydrating foundation claims all day comfortable wear and 24 hour moisturization. Though globally available in 16 shades, only 7 have launched in India but there is still a fair bit of variety.

I would have normally gone for the shade 40 or 45 but since this was accompanied by the launch of the Shade Adjusting Drops that help you lighten any foundation shade, I decided to go with a darker shade, 55 Yukatan Honey, to test out the Shade Adjusting Drops. You might recall seeing this combination in action in my Summer Color Makeup Tutorial.

 

 

The Body Shop Fresh Nude Foundation, Shade Adjusting Lightening Drops
The Body Shop Fresh Nude Foundation, Shade Adjusting Lightening Drops

 

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Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup : Review (2W2 Rattan, 3W1 Tawny, 3W2 Cashew)

 

Hey everyone!

Today I’m reviewing the Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup which I’ve been testing out for some weeks now. The Double Wear foundation is a classic and cult-favorite and after using it for a while, I can definitely see why! Read on for the full review.

 

Price : Rs 3000 for 30 ml

Available across Estee Lauder counters and stores in India.

 

 

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup SPF 10 -Review
Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup SPF 10 -Review

 

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup SPF 10 -Review
Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup SPF 10 -Review

 

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NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation (Barcelona) : Review, Swatches

 

NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation (Product Claims) Full, natural-looking coverage with unexpectedly weightless, 16-hour wear. Highly pigmented and perfectly balanced, this breakthrough formula builds and blends effortlessly with just one drop—the result of exclusive innovation uniquely designed to deliver long-wearing full coverage, weightlessly. Shake, pump and blend in sections for complete coverage that’s completely natural looking.

Even Tone Technology is designed to instantly neutralize redness and dullness, while working long-term to reduce the appearance of discoloration for more even, uniform skin. Gold and green pigments in a perfect 4-to-1 ratio optically manipulate how light reflects off skin’s surface, evening the complexion for instant luminosity. Green pigments negate redness on contact, while gold combats dullness.

Price : $48 (5800 JPY + tax) for 30 ml

 

 

NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation (Barcelona)
NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation (Barcelona)

 

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