Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation

Sorry I've been missing for a little while...just getting started on the new modules now. And I'm desperately trying to save money to move out later this year!

Anyways, I got some samples from Estee Lauder the other day for their Double Wear foundation. I initially wanted the Light formulation but there isn't as much choice in relation to shade. I got matched at 2 different stands and got 2 different shades...mmm! Interesting. So tell me guys, have you had bad experiences getting matched at stands?

I have oriental skin which isn't well catered for in the drugstore foundation ranges - the tones are too rosy or golden whilst my skin has a yellow undertone. I thought I had hit jackpot last summer with prescriptives but it's too dark for these spring months, maybe when it gets a bit warmer!!

What's YOUR experience with counter-top foundations v drugstore foundation? Would love to hear from you xxx

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

What I'm using right now...

I'm always like 3 weeks behind but I blame those exams for sucking my life away!!

Shampoo - Tresemme Deep Cleansing Shampoo

Conditioner - Andrew Collinge Leave-In Conditioning Spray

Hair Mask
- None

Styling Products - Andrew Collinge Volume Hairspray / Fudge Pump Up / Lee Stafford Spray Wax / Garnier Beach Look Spray

Body Wash - Body Shop Coconut Shower Cream...mmmm

Body Moisturiser - Body Shop Coconut Moisturising Spray

Anti Perspirent - Nivea Energy Fresh

Fake Tan
- L'Oreal Nutrisummer

Makeup Remover - Lancome Galateis Douceur and Eau Micellaire Douceur

- Neutrogena Acne Daily Scrub / Clinique Anti-Blemish Cleansing Foam

Exfoliator - No 7 Total Renewal

- Clinique City Block SPF 25

Foundation - MAC's Studio Scuplt in NC20 applied with fingers or MAC Studio Tech NC27

Concealer - Clinique Airbrush Concealer under the eyes, Mac's Studio Sculpt in NC20 and
Estee Lauder Double Wear stick.

- Mac's MSF Natural/ Blot powder using Body Shop Kabuki

Blush - Bobbi Brown in Apricot or MAC Springsheen

- Dior Bronzer or MAC Bronzer

Highlighter - Redhead MSF MAC

- Clinique's in Canvas

Eyeshadow - MAC Femme Fi with Magnetic Fields or Maybelline Definer in Spiced Chocolate

Eyeliner - PURE Kajal Liner / Revlon Colorstay in Brown

Curler - None

- if any, Maybelline Define-a-lash

Lipstick - Creme d'Nude / GOSH Darling

Gloss - with Lipstick MAC Lipgelee in Lu-be-lu, without Lipgelee in Slicked Pink / MAC TLC in Petting Pink

Nail Varnish - Barry M in Red Black..very wearable everyday colour but really hard to get right!!