You already know from my previous article that next month Estee Lauder will unveil a new nude, but with a Double Wear Attitude. The new Double Wear Nude Cushion Stick Radiant Makeup is a makeup + pro tool in one, an easy to use foundation with a built-in cushion tip to dispense the long wearing, instantly hydration foundation and seamlessly blend away imperfections to reveal a smooth flawless, radiant glow.
U.S. Launch Date – beginning July 2016 @esteelauder.com and at Estee Lauder counters (17 shades)
International Launch Date – beginning July 2016 at Sephora in 21 shades Continue Reading
Receive about two weeks ago, Chanel Mat Lumiere Luminous Matte Foundation was one that I’ve been meaning to try for a long time. Its actual name is Chanel Mat Lumiere Long Lasting Luminous Matte Fluid Makeup SPF 15, which I have to admit is kind of a long one but at the same time is a very explicit name, one that it kind of says it all, hardly needing a description. So it’s obvious that we are talking about a matte finish foundation with a long lasting formula, but since it also mentions “luminous” among other words, I was convinced I’m going to see more than just a flat matte finish result.
Where to buy:
International – Now Sephora, Douglas and other Chanel Counters and online @davidjones.com
Chanel Mat Lumiere Long Lasting Luminous Matte Foundation SPF 15 ($74.00 for 30 ml / 1 fl oz) in No.20 Clair is the right shade for me as a light skin toned. I have a combination skin type and this foundation has just the perfect formula for me. It has an oil-free formula and delivers a soft, yet natural and luminous matte finish. Continue Reading
Revlon Colorstay Makeup Foundation has been for years America’s most-loved longwear foundation and also awarded by beauty bloggers as the best drugstore foundation with a medium-full coverage. This year it returns with a new formula, a convenient pump applicator and SPF. The foundation is still available in two combinations, for normal / dry and combination /oily so I got the try the second one and I’ll be telling you how I feel about it.
Where to buy:
Romania – Now at Kendra, DM, Prestige Boutique and online @boutique-produsecosmetice.ro
International – DM, Boots, Superdrug, local drugstores and @revlon.com
Revlon Colorstay Makeup SPF 15 (65.00 Lei for 30 ml / 1.0 fl oz) comes in variation of 20 shades and the one I got is No.220 Natural Beige which is suitable for those with a light skin tone. Continue Reading
Estee Lauder presents Double Wear Nude Cushion Stick Radiant Makeup, as its new summer 2016 foundation. I absolutely love the idea of an Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation with a built-in cushion tip which is also detachable for cleaning. Reading more about this product on ReallyRee’s blog I found out two more interesting things like the fact that you can pull back in the product in case you twist out too much and you will also know when it’s time to replenish as the stick gets smaller in time with each use. This is definitely a smart makeup tool and I hope it will be just as famous as Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation.
UK Launch Date – June / July 2016
International Launch Date – Summer 2016 Continue Reading
I received Essence Soft Touch Mousse Make-Up the other week, as I’m lately on the look out to replace my go-to mousse foundation which is Max Factor Whipped Creme as it has been discontinued for a while. I don’t have any skin problems so I’m just looking for a simple foundation with an airy or mousse-like formula that will be easy to apply with my fingers and will give me a matte or semi matte finish.
Where to buy:
Romania – Now at Prestige Boutique (blv. Iuliu Maniu nr 59) and online @boutique-produsecosmetice.ro , @emag.ro
International – Now at Muller and local drugstores
Essence Matt Ivory (04) Soft Touch Mousse Make-Up (21.70 Lei / €3.75 for 0.56 oz / 16 g) is just the right shade for a light skin tone girl like me. It comes in this small see-through glass jar and has a nude plastic top. Continue Reading
I remember Revlon Colorstay foundation as being the second foundation I used and even then, back in the days was named the best drugstore foundation. I know everyone recommended it as being the foundation that will amazingly hide all your skin imperfections, conceal everything and help you whenever you have a bad face day. I know teenagers are crazy for this foundation and even in my opinion is the best full coverage foundation that doesn’t make you look cakey or like you are wearing a mask.
The good news is that Revlon has updated its Colorstay Makeup foundation formula and has also renew the packaging launching the new product in a bottle that comes with a pump.
I have to admit that the old packaging was a downsize for me, as even though it was easy to shake the bottle in order to mix the product, I was not very fond of the idea of getting the liquid straight of the bottle.
In the past I tried the combination/ oily formula and it was a perfect match for my skin needs back then, as I used to work in the place where people smoked all the time and my complexion needed some extra protection (that’s the reason why I started to use foundation at the age of 25). Continue Reading
Over the past few years Max Factor foundations have represented my go-to drugstore foundation choices so I’m always excited about a new launch. Max Factor Second Skin Foundation (review, photos) has been my favorite one for years and it broke my heart when it was discontinued, but soon I discovered my current love, Max Factor Whipped Cream Foundation which unfortunately has also been discontinued recently. With Max Factor seems that I’m always on the lookout for a new foundation and if it happens to like it to death for sure it will not be featured as permanent product for long. When I heard about the new Max Factor Miracle Match Blur & Nourish Foundation (official info / promo photos) and I read all the details I felt that I should give it a try as it could be the one replacing my beloved Whipped Cream Foundation.
Romania – Now at Kendra, Debenhams, Douglas, Prestige Boutique (blv Iuliu Maniu nr.59) and online @boutique-produsecosmetice.ro, @emag.ro
UK – Now at Boots, Superdrug
Max Factor Miracle Match Foundation (£12.99 / €17.99 / 61.35 Lei for 30 ml / 1.0 fl oz) is available in 18 shade and it’s listed as a permanent product. My shade is No.50 Natural, the one that I’ll be reviewing today, but recently I also receive for testing No.45 Warm Almond. Continue Reading
Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Foundation SPF 40 is no newness, as it was released back in the spring of 2015, but only earlier this year I got to finally try it as the brand has become available in Romania only a few months ago. From what I’ve read so far about this foundation, there’s no gray area, either you love it or hate it. I wore this new skin serum foundation a couple of times before I decided to post this review, and actually earlier this month I wore it for more than 24 hours (not deliberately) as I had a dramatic situation (I told you all about it HERE live on Periscope) and for the first time in my life I was forced by the circumstances to keep my makeup on for so many hours.
Where to buy:
Romania – Now at Bobbi Brown Store (Baneasa Shopping City)
U.S. – Now at Sephora and online @bobbibrowncosmetics.com
UK – Now at John Lewis, Selfridges
Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Foundation SPF 40 ($62.00 / £39.00 / 252.00 Lei for 30 ml / 1.0 fl oz) is a new type of foundation with a super-silky, serum like formula. I got the lightest shade which is No.0 Porcelain and it’s obviously suitable for fair and light skin tones. Continue Reading