My key tools for glowy, everyday makeup.
There is nothing more I love than glowy, natural looking skin that looks super effortless and healthy… especially in the mornings. I don’t like wearing full coverage everyday because A. I don’t want to spend that long on my face and B. I prefer light coverage and natural looking skin for everyday makeup. Which is why today’s post is dedicate to my two favourite Estée Lauder products that do amazing things for my skin.
I’ve already spoken about the Nude Cushion Stick Foundation in my latest post, but I feel like I want to speak about it in more detail and cover some points I feel I missed in the previous post. I seriously cannot get over just how dewy this foundation makes my skin look. It’s a super light foundation and it has a very sheer coverage, so if you prefer something that’s more full coverage, matte and will just completely smooth your skin out, then you may not love this foundation. But, if like me you’re looking for a product that has a light formula and feels like you’re not even wearing anything then this foundation is the one.
The instructions on the back of the packaging recommend you apply and buff the foundation with the sponge applicator that comes on top of the foundation stick, but I’m not really crazy about it so that was a pass for me. I use the beauty blender when applying this (and pretty much any other) foundation for a more seamless finish and I just really like the way the application looks with this method. I apply just one layer of this foundation and my skin just looks like my skin but better. If I want a little more coverage I will go in with a couple more layers and because this foundation is so sheer, it doesn’t look heavy or cakey at all. As this is a pretty sheer/liquidy foundation, it isn’t super buildable as it is meant to be quite light and dewy, so if you guys prefer layering your foundation, you probably won’t be crazy about this. BUT, if you love something light and dewy, then honestly, this foundation is the bomb! I have to set my t-zone really well with this product (with a mattifying primer and some translucent setting powder) as I get quite oily during the day, so I just have to work a little to keep that shine at bay. You see what I did there? Oh yeah.
I also recently got my hands on the Estée Lauder Set + Refresh Perfecting Makeup Mist and I really like it. The spray is super fine and it spreads so nicely across my face. The smell is really really nice and it instantly refreshes my makeup. I use this mist before makeup, after I have cleansed and moisturised my face for a subtle glow and hydration before I apply makeup. And then a few spritzes after I’ve done my makeup to set everything in place.
I also love using this mist even when I’m not wearing makeup just for some quick hydration and a wake me up for the mornings, because the struggle is real. I prefer using light and hydrating mists to set + refresh my makeup so I absolutely love this product. It reminds me of the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water which I have used and adored, so I can tell this mist will be another fave of mine. For £20 this is a great buy and I would 100% recommend.
I hope you guys enjoyed reading my short post and found it somewhat informative. Please do share some of the products you have been loving! I’m always on the lookout for some amazing buys ❤