No you’re not seeing things this is a beauty post! Never thought I’d see the day when beauty would make it’s way onto Style is Everything. The only thing I’ve done beauty related has been my favorite skin care products. To be 100% honest makeup has never been something I’ve been interested in. Up until the past year my makeup bag consisted of mascara which I still can’t apply without getting all over my eyes, a eyeshadow palette are rarely wore and some blush. I never liked not being able to feel my skin under makeup when I had had it applied in the past, it always felt too heavy and covered up too much of ‘me’. During the warmer months which living in Florida means April-October I would just let the sun kiss my skin and never saw the point in anything at all besides maybe mascara. And yes I wear sunscreen I just have olive skin that tans very easily. I have so many friends and even a sister that are totally makeup crazy and so good at doing their makeup…I envied them but never wanted to wear it. Regardless of looking ‘natural’ I wanted to feel natural like I wasn’t wearing anything which proved nearly impossible when I set out on a makeup journey earlier this year. I finally was ready to dive in to this multi billion dollar industry. I asked everyone I knew what they used, I had no clue where to start…I learned quickly that what works for one person doesn’t translate to working for you. Every makeup counter hated me after a month, I’m sure they had my poster hung up in the back with the caption “WARNING: this girl doesn’t know what she wants and hates every foundation”. I had no clue what I wanted, matte, dewy, full coverage….like what? I just want to look like me and feel like I’m wearing nothing. Oh and don’t even get me started on makeup brushes…who knew that there was an actually difference. Not only did you have to find a magic foundation but find a magic wand to apply it. I was too deep to back out, I wanted to jump into this world and I was determined to find something to work.
I’ll skip all the brands I tried that didn’t measure up to the impossible standards. You know that saying “if it was a snake it would have bit me” this applies to trying Estée Lauder. When I think of the brand I think of my grandma. It’s a brand that’s been around forever but for some reason I kept overlooking it. I finally tried it and y’all….have you tried them recently?! There’s a reason Kendall Jenner is their poster child because it’s amazing! It’s not just for your grandma anymore. Their double wear foundation blew me away with it’s formula, lightweight but a fuller coverage without feeling super cake so when they came out with the double wear nude in a stick I was so excited to try! It’s a lighter more natural formula that makes your skin look even & radiant. I love that it’s an all in one step, the cushion eliminates the need for a makeup brush.
HOW TO USE
Pull off gold cap. Slowly twist base of the stick until the first drop appears.
If too much makeup is released, twist the base back.
Using a gentle tapping motion, dot foundation onto skin where needed.
With a circular motion, smooth out foundation dots.
Use light strokes to blend across skin.
Twist gold ring at the top to remove entire sponge unit.
Wash sponge tip gently with mild soap and warm water.
Pat dry with tissue.
Immediately reattach to stick and twist gold ring tightly
to secure. Allow sponge to dry before recapping.
I absolutely love that it’s easy to apply, perfect for the days when you’re running late and don’t have time to do intense makeup or on those days when you just want a little something to make you look alive 😉 This foundation stick comes in tons of shades so it’s easily to match you to your perfect shade! It says it last 8 hours and while I haven’t made it 8 hours, I have made it to 6 and it still feels great and didn’t make my skin super oily or the feel to need apply. I have oily skin so I usually have an issue with the makeup looking like it’s coming off half way through the day. With that being said, it’s not a full coverage so it’s not going to cover like blemishes. If you want a full coverage I would go with the normal double wear. This is coming from a girl who is super new to makeup.