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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Bobbi Brown Wine & Chocolate Collection

 

Hi everyone! Bobbi Brown India has just launched their Wine & Chocolate collection, a decadent collection of beautiful rich hues of burgundy and browns. I have a few pieces from this range that I would be reviewing for you today.

 

Bobbi Brown Wine & Chocolate Collection
Bobbi Brown Wine & Chocolate Collection

 

Bobbi Brown Wine & Chocolate Collection
Bobbi Brown Wine & Chocolate Collection

 

Bobbi Brown Wine and Chocolate Collection
Bobbi Brown Wine and Chocolate Collection

 

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Nykaa Fall Winter So Matte! Lipsticks | Swatches

 

Hi everyone! If you love classic fall-winter shades, the new Nykaa lipstick collection is just for you. The So Matte! Fall Winter collection contains 8 shades – from soft browns to deeper plum and burgundy shades. The formula is smooth, pigmented, long lasting and has a creamy matte finish. The magnetic black packaging has got an upgrade with a colored label at the bottom, making storage and color identification really easy! Check out my video for the shade details and swatches.
 
 

 

Nykaa Fall Winter So Matte! Lipsticks
Nykaa Fall Winter So Matte! Lipsticks

 

Nykaa Fall Winter So Matte! Lipstick - Caramel Margarita
Nykaa Fall Winter So Matte! Lipstick – Caramel Margarita

 

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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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