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Tuesday, 28 August 2012

A Dress for your..... Face?!

You wouldn't go out naked now would you..



Since having my children, something in my hormone levels must have changed because my skin thinks that I am a teenager again and frequently experience outbursts of acne - it must be karma kicking me in the butt as when I was at school, I really was one of the lucky ones who didn't get many spots and if I did it usually was one huge carbuncle that needed to be treated with antibiotics - BIG THUMBS DOWN. 



I feel naked without my foundation on and i think it is a dress for your face - you wouldn't go out without your clothes on.... would you....?  

I have tried many.  I used to wear Estee Lauder Lucidity 00 and was devastated when the brand  discontinued the range. 

I need a Foundation that gives me plenty of coverage.  I now wear the Estee Lauder Double Wear in Ecru 1N1 (I have also used 1W1 Bone). 



This gives me the coverage I need and I rarely have to use a concealer with it (don't speak too soon Laura!).  I apply this in the morning as normal and by dinner time I still have perfect coverage -  I mean unless i've been out jogging or scrubbing the house - and believe me this isn't very often.  Although this is quite a thick foundation it feels lightweight and non greasy.

If I have been wandering around the shops, trying things on and what have you, I may just need to dry up any perspiration forming with the Double Wear pressed powder (also in Ecru).  

Recently, I was beginning to wonder if I wore too much makeup and tried a foundation that was a little bit lighter. I had read a lot of good things about it.  The Foundation in questions was the Chanel Vitalumière Aqua No 12 Beige Rosè



 I bought this and I was expecting great things from all the reviews I had read but sadly this product really wasn't for me.  Although it was a lovely shade and great texture, there wasn't the coverage I needed to feel confident, I actually felt like i was wearing more of a tinted moisturiser.. hundreds of you will disagree with me because I have never seen a bad review on this.   Saying that it is Chanel and for £31 I was not throwing this away.  I will use it on my holiday when I start to get a suntan and hopefully won't need as much coverage as I normally do. 


I have been given a sample of the new YSL Touche Éclat Foundation and I am going to try it out as my' Foundation of the Month' for September so look out for a review.

I'd be interested in finding out what you all wear to 'dress your face' so do tell xxxxxx



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  1. I'm another double wear fan and won't move from it! I've tried many but it's just fab as I like plenty coverage too. also very very rarely leave the house without it! love ur blog :) xx

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  2. Its a great foundation, I don't mind about the cost because I know it works for me. Xxxxxthanks for reading JO, appreciate it

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  3. Hey, I'm with you on the estee lauder double wear, only I love the light version as I like to feel like my skin is pretty perfect on its own (its not, I should add, but I like to think it is) and I tend to find anything thick and heavy slides off my face on a warm day. I do however need to use a concealer on trouble spots most days for that extra coverage, I love estee's one. Finish off with benefit powder, never given estee a go yet, is it a hard one or a powder one? I prefer hard ones as powder just messy! Love your reviews, giving me lots to think about :-)

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    1. Hello Miss Anonymous :-) I agree the light one is lovely too, glad you are enjoying my posts, do you have a blog xxx?

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  5. Hey, I'm with you on the estee lauder double wear, only I love the light version as I like to feel like my skin is pretty perfect on its own (its not, I should add, but I like to think it is) and I tend to find anything thick and heavy slides off my face on a warm day. I do however need to use a concealer on trouble spots most days for that extra coverage, I love estee's one. Finish off with benefit powder, never given estee a go yet, is it a hard one or a powder one? I prefer hard ones as powder just messy! Love your reviews, giving me lots to think about :-)

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    1. Sorry just read your last bit again. It is a hard powder with a pad but I tend to use a brush. I love benefits highlighter and bronzer duo

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  7. Oops, sorry for multiple comments, couldn't get the verification to work but looks like it did :-\

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