Light/ Medium Coverage Estée Lauder DOUBLEWEAR LIGHT Soft Matte Hydra Makeup

I really wanted to do a review on Double-wear Light Soft Matte Hydra foundation from Estée Lauder, I actually wrote a review back in 2017 so that just goes to show how long I’ve loved this foundation & used it in my kit.

Also because I had a review of the other Doublewear foundation (linked here) I thought this might be useful to some of you as often when I recommend “Doublewear Light” to client’s they automatically think of the fuller coverage version “Doublewear Stay in Place”makeup.

So what this product claims to offer is a Soft Matte finish, that can last up to 24hrs, is oil free and transfer resistant. Sounds amazing right?!

Well as for a soft matte finish I totally agree, if you are looking for something that is super dewy than this isn’t really it. However if your someone who’s makeup rubs off easily and can’t get it to last than maybe this could work for you? Also I have had clients that have used Doublewear Stay in Place for year’s but as they get older they find it too heavy so I like to recommend the Doublewear light to them. I would recommend this to someone who is prone to shine and has uneven texture- basically me!

I like to apply a hydrating oil free primer first and squeeze out about a 20c sized amont out onto the back of my hand – I like to use a buffing style foundation brush as this foundation offers a light/ medium coverage I feel a beauty blender would absorb too much product!

Two gorgeous foundation brushes would be the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush & the Smashbox Blurring foundation Brush.

I like that it offers a soft matte finish because it helps blur my open pores I have along my cheeks and nose, I don’t think I have never worn a foundation for 24hours in my life but I can say it does last on my skin all day!

It’s lightweight & oil free and non- acnegenic so hopefully it won’t clog pores! ( I always recommend a double cleanse at night if your prone to congestion) Like it’s big sister Doublewear Stay In Place it comes in 3 undertones Cool , Neutral & Warm. If your struggling to find your foundation shade I always recommend using the www.findation.com website- by answering a couple of questions it will hopefully help you find your shade from numerous makeup brands.

Since I wrote my last review they actually changed the formula of the product and I was so disappointed when I had heard. I was nervous that the new formula wouldn’t live up to the old one. One thing I have found difficult is to colour match with the old shades as they changed the names/numbers. I used to love shade 2 in winter and shades 3 & 3.5 in the summer or when I was tanned but I haven’t found the best match to 3.5 yet! If anyone has any recommendations please leave them below in the comments. I’m wearing shade Tawny in the pictures!

If you have dry skin you might not have to apply any setting powder as it does dry down after application but for me (shiny face) I always have to powder my undereyes & t-zone a little, not too much but a little.

Has anyone tried the new formula, if so do you like it and what shades work for you? I love hearing other people’s experiences!

Until next time,

Much love,

Lisa x

( photo’s shot with Canon 750d in natural light )

itCosmetics CC Cream spf50

Hi all,

Quick post today, ( I think we all enjoy a quickie) ?! I just wanted to share my experience of the itCosmetics CC Cream.

So firstly why I bought it? Well I was attracted to the fact that it was a CC cream (Colour Corrector Cream) that can replace your medium/ full coverage foundation. Also it’s seems to be on everyone’s wish list right now!

Not only does it contain hyaluronic acid, vitamins and antioxidants but it has a SPF of 50! Which is amazing!!! Did you know that the #1 thing that ages our skin is the UVA / UVB rays so you know – protect yo self!

So what’s it like on? As you can see by the pictures it has a beautiful luminous finish. However first time I used it I applied far too much! Honestly a little goes along way. The coverage is medium to full so it really does stretch. I’ve found if I use too much it get’s quite “shiny” and also it can transfer (rub off against clothing etc ). So less is definitely more!

itCosmetics CC Cream

Who would I recommend this for? Someone who is concerned about their skin health, and wants to cover redness or dark spots, again the coverage is great! This is a beautiful product, however this product is quite creamy and luminous so if your prone to shine you might not like it?

I would recommend this product for someone who has quite normal/ balanced skin. If your very oily I don’t think this would work for you? But this is just me making an educated guess so like everything “take it with a pinch of salt”.

Lastly I like to apply this over skin that has been cleansed and hydrated, I recommend using a moisturiser that is high in water and has no oil otherwise it’s going to be a greasy mess. Also make sure you let your moisturiser soak in a few minutes beforehand!

I personally have combination normal/ oily skin so the best way I find to use this is the apply a pea sized amount with my hands. I massage it well into the skin and even sometimes bounce a damp beauty sponge over it to pick up any excess product.

If I want a fuller coverage then I’ll use a brush and be careful to set my tzone with a translucent powder.

One last thing I wear the shade Medium Tan, so that’s it for now any questions or better still have you tried this product? I’d love to hear!

Until next time,

Much love,

Lisa x