Estee Lauder Double Wear Nude cushion stick radiant makeup foundation review

Foundation c/o Estee Lauder Double Wear Nude cushion stick radiant makeup (outfit details here)

Estee Lauder has a new foundation! It is SO FABULOUS! One of the things that drives me crazy about foundation is how it is packaged. I don’t like having to pour out, or dip into, a small little bottle. The foundation always seems to go bad before I finish the bottle, so it always seems like a waste.

The new Double Wear Nude cushion stick radiant makeup foundation is perfect for someone like me, who finds bottles annoying. I was thrilled when Estee Lauder sent me a sample to test out! It was a like a dream come true!

For Estee Lauder’s new foundation, the packaging is a wide tube, with a small sponge attached to the tip. In the center of the tip, the foundation comes out in a small amount; allowing you to use the sponge to apply the foundation to your face. This is SO EASY!!! No more messy brushes or fingers. Love that!

This is a great design for travel, a gym bag, or anytime you need to apply foundation on the go. I am hooked! My color, which is “Pure Beige,” will be heading to New York with me for fashion week in February. Love!

If you were wondering about the sponge, it is detachable. The sponge comes off so that is can easily be cleaned, and then re-attached. When I apply Estee Lauder’s Double Wear Nude on my face, I make a few dots around my face by tapping the sponge applicator, and then I use the sponge to even it all out. Works like a charm!

In addition to fabulous packaging, the foundation itself is amazing. The Estee Lauder Double Wear Nude foundation applies evenly, thinly, and smooth. It leaves a flawless look on my face which is fabulous. I have some acne scarring, and sun damage on my face, so this foundation does the trick at covering all that junk up! My favorite part is that it does not cause any breakouts; I am prone to them so this is a key point!

I love this foundation! If you are looking for a weightless, non-acne-causing foundation, in an easy-to-use tube, which is also travel friendly, then this is for you! You can find the Estee Lauder Double Wear Nude foundation online here.

*Thank you Estee Lauder for partnering on this post.

Dolce & Gabbana The Lift Foundation and The Primer

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Pictured: c/o Dolce & Gabbana The Lift Foundation and the The Primer

Dolce & Gabbana’s new The Lift Foundation and The Primer are luxurious additions to the designing duo’s beauty line. Both products offer exceptional moisturizing benefits while achieving flawless coverage; ultimately making you look younger in the process. Love that!

“One of the Dolce & Gabbana woman’s most powerful tools is her face: every aspect reveals something about her and her experiences, each expression reveals an emotion. Each woman decides what parts, if any, of the story she wants to tell, and that’s one of her strongest assets.” -Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana.

The Lift Foundation is formulated with Gold FlavoSilk Tricomplex with extracts of Gold Silk Sericin, Italian Olive Oil and Vitamin B3. This unique combination of ingredients restore’s skins’ natural moisture and smooths out fine lines and wrinkles in about four weeks. In addition, there is a choice between UV protection and broad spectrum protection; both offer SPF 25. I am in love with the broad spectrum version!

The Primer is a fabulous, hydrating, radiance-enhancing formula which offers protection for the skin while illuminating it. Love that! Dolce & Gabbana’s The Primer is infused with Gold Silk Sericin and Italian Olive Oil. The result is a fresh, natural, luminous complexion which is smooth and refined. Love that too!

I have fallen in love with Dolce & Gabbana’s The Lift Foundation and The Primer. Both products keep my skin moisturized and reduced my fine lines; a benefit I needed badly! I also love the broad spectrum SPF 25 in The Lift Foundation, with all the sunshine we have here in the San Francisco Bay Area, it is really important to wear SPF protection on a daily basis.

Dolce & Gabbana’s The Lift Foundation comes in fifteen shades and can be found online here. The Primer, can be found online here.

Skindinavia makeup primer review

DSC_0126Pictured: c/o Skindinavia “The Makeup Primer” spray

Skindinavia “The Makeup Primer Spray” is a vitamin-based primer which is applied on top of your moisturizer/face cream, and before your foundation. The idea behind the primer is that it creates a smooth surface for foundation which, in turn, allows foundation to apply evenly and create a clear, smooth complexion. 

There has been a new trend in makeup, where products, such as primer, foundation, and more, are being offered in a spray; making application easier than with the traditional bottle. Skindinavia’s “The Makeup Primer” is an easy to use spray-on primer which applies evenly, and allows the perfect base for foundation. 

I tested out Skindinavia’s “The Makeup Primer,” which also controls oil, in both eighty and ninety degree weather. It worked like a charm! My foundation did not melt and my make-up stayed smooth all day. Skindinavia’s “The Makeup Primer” is a lightweight, silicone-free makeup primer which does not clog pores. Love that! It is also loaded with vitamins, antioxidants and Skindinavia’s “temperature-control” technology which helps keep your skin at an even temperature.

Skindinavia’s “The Makeup Primer” is ideal for the warm summer months and perfect when you need your foundation to look smooth and fresh; and isn’t that everyday?!

Skindinavia’s “The Makeup Primer” can be found online at