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One Brand Foundation Routine - Estée Lauder (Part 2)


Idealist Pore Minimizing Skin Refinisher - R850.00 for 30ml / R1095.00 for 50ml

Matte Perfecting Primer - R455.00 for 30ml

Double Wear Maximum Cover Camouflage Makeup - R585.00 for 30ml

Double Wear Stay-in-Place Powder Makeup - R645.00 for 12g

I know I have already done a blog post with Estée Lauder products, but I wanted to review some more products as this is my favourite brand.  I am not going to go into the application details again, as pretty much the same rules apply and I will leave the link to my previous blog post down below.  This primer is very different from the previous one I reviewed.  It is not as silicone based and has the consistency of a lotion that dries down to a very comfortable matte finish.  I will say though, this foundation dries down fast and you need to work in sections when applying it.  It applies very nicely with your fingers, with a brush and with a sponge.  The coverage is amazing and the finish is fantastic!  The powder is actually a foundation as well, but I love using it to set down my liquid as it is very silky and adds quite a bit of coverage.  Other then my previous powder, this one is very matte.

At the 3 hour mark, everything still looks flawless.  The pic on the left is without flash and the pic on the right is with flash.  Both look great in my opinion - there is no white cast and my skin looks very airbrushed. 

At the 5 hour mark, I still cannot fault these products.  I may have some slight oxidation, but nothing to be too concerned about.  Absolutely no separation and my oils have not yet surfaced.

​At the 8 hour mark, I am starting to look oily, but nothing a bit of blotting cannot fix.  The foundation has not moved at all and my skin still looks very smooth.  I adore the results that I get with this brand and don't let the prices scare you - you use so little at a time and you really do achieve flawless skin with each application.

I do have the following honorable mentions:

Eyeliner - Essence Metal Art Lip & Eye Liner in shade 04

Brow Pencil - LA Girl Shady Slim Brow Pencil

Highlighter - LA Girl Strobelite in 60 watt

As always, thank you so much for taking the time to read my blog post.  You can read my previous post here: 

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