It has been a while since I last picked up a foundation that didn’t feel like a foundation on my skin. I have tried a few foundations in the past that weren’t even close to second-skin, until this one from Estée Lauder came along.
“Water-light. Moves comfortably with your skin. Looks fresh, natural, healthy, even-toned. With SPF 25 and anti-oxidants, it’s your invisible defence against environmental damage from UV rays and pollution.” – Estée Lauder.
*Double Wear Nude Water Fresh Makeup SPF 25 3N1 30ml $58
The double wear nude water fresh makeup is described as a fluid, long-wear makeup with spf 25 that gives a fresh-feeling, flawless skin with real protection and a 24-hour staying power. This foundation has a water-light fluid formula that feels super comfortable on the skin. It basically feels like you have nothing on. I used a buffing brush to blend into my skin and it felt so cooling and hydrating all at once.
It contains antioxidants, moisture complex from red fruit extracts like watermelon, lychee seed and apple. And is said to protect skin against environmental damage from UV rays and pollution. I found this gave a pretty close second-skin and healthy appearance. I was colour matched to my neck, which is 3N1 the first shade in the medium category. Coverage can vary depending on how much of it you apply, but this foundation will give a buildable light to medium finish.
As you can see from my before and after photo above, on the before side, I have those pesky pores on my cheeks and some shine on my nose. On the after side, I firstly applied primer, which helped to minimise the appearance of my pores. After applying what seemed to be medium coverage, this lightweight foundation has helped to further conceal my pores and cover up as much of my scars on my chin. The foundation leaves a satin-close to natural and even-toned finish.
It was easy to blend without being patchy or oxidising and coverage overall, appeared better than I thought it would. My skin could breathe and it looked hella amazing. Safe to say, this is my current favourite and it would be great to continue using over in the summer time! There are currently 24 shades available that would suit different skin tones. This product is free from parabens, sulfates, phthalates, it is oil-free and oil-controlling. It is ophthalmologist and dermatologist tested, non-acnegenic, and fragrance-free. You can purchase from Estée Lauder website and other reputable online sellers and at your nearest Estée Lauder counters.