Thursday, March 12, 2015
Some foundations can be tricky. You have to be cool, calm and collected around it (kind of like winged eyeliner) or it can just crease, cake up or slide off your face with the slightest touch. 

Where, oh where, can a girl find a foundation that just...won't? On top of that, I'm looking for the same foundation to be long-lasting, natural-looking, great in photos and great coverage.

Well, ladies and gents. I've found it! 

This foundation promises 15 hours of wear time through heat, humidity and non-stop activity. It's oil-free, fragrance-free, non-acnegenic (won't clog pores) and has a nice natural, matte finish. YES, makeup gods, FINALLY a foundation that promises to do everything I want - all in one. Now, I've heard a lot about this foundation in the beauty world. It's the holy grail foundation for a lot of beauty gurus so I finally decided to give it a try.

I went down to my local Macy's and got a complimentary foundation match consultation using their iMatch System. She ended up matching me with 1N1 Ivory Nude which is the lightest neutral shade in the collection and matched perfectly with my skintone. I actually loved the way it looked so much I bought two! 
From eight in the morning to nine at night, between running around after a newly-mobile six month old, doing laundry, running errands, dancing to Lion King's "Hakuna Matata" for the tenth time and doing Mickey Mouse's Hot Dog Dance, this foundation kept me looking super fresh-faced. This foundation DID NOT BUDGE which also kept the makeup on top of it in place.

I also really enjoyed knowing that there would be no transfer onto my little babe even with his new favorite game of "Grab Mommy's Nose"...and cheeks...and chin...and lips... I didn't have to worry about it getting all over him or transferring onto his clothes or skin.

Lastly, I love that you can control the coverage by the beauty tool that you use. With a foundation brush (like the one shown in the picture), you can get medium-full coverage. With a damp beauty sponge, you can get a nice, sheer finish. It's really nice to have a good foundation that you can do that with.
Bare face || Face with Estée Lauder

Overall: This foundation does every it says it does which is a huge deal for me. It's so hard to find a foundation that does it all and Estée Lauder's Double Wear Stay-In-Place Foundation does!

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Complimentary product and compensation was provided from Estée Lauder via  Conde Nast Sway.