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Estée Lauder Double Wear Light Review 

You’ve all heard of it and some of you probably use it but I’ve only just tried out the popular Double wear light. The traditional No.1 best selling Estée Lauder foundation Double Wear is nearly iconic at this stage but quite heavy so the lighter version is perfect for warmer weather and for people who like a lighter finish foundation. I got samples of the foundation and have been trying them out on myself and some clients. 

The first impression I had was that it is a medium coverage finish and if a client has blemishes or skin discolouration you still need concealer. 

Also if can be quite cakey on dry skin and also not so good for more mature skins as it emphasised lines and wrinkles. 

I did find it good with people who have normal/oily skin but would definitely set with powder and a setting spray. 

I estimate about a 4-6 hr lasting time, after this time a touch up would be required around nose,mouth or oily areas. 

No allergies were flared up whilst wearing the Estée Lauder Double Wear Light. 

Application was smooth and creamy and easy to blend. 

Colours I tried were 2,3 and 4. 

4 being suitable for my fake tan days! 

What Estée Lauder claims 

Double Wear Light Stay-in-Place Makeup: Sheer-to-medium coverage. Natural finish. SPF10 protection. Up to 15-hours wear. Long-wear makeup is now lightweight makeup. Fresh, natural, comfortable. Goes on sheer, leaves skin free to breathe all day. Controls oil, resists smudging and won’t “melt” off through heat and humidity. For a look that stays vibrant and fresh whether it’s a workday, a workout or a weekend. It’s makeup that keeps up. Oil-free. Photo-friendly. Fragrance-free. Non-acnegenic. Dermatologist-tested.

Overall my conclusion: 

I see where the hype generates from and it is a good addition to any make up kit especially for Estée Lauder fans who will not use anything else, it gives a medium coverage without looking too harsh for day time and it’s colour range is good. Not a strong perfumed product. And wears well especially when set with powder or finishing sprays. Blends better without primer being used and matches up well with fake tan users. 

Estée Lauder is available at selected stockists and in Mullingar Pharmacy


Using cutting-edge technology to help you nail the whole dewy, fresh-faced look, M.A.C’s newest formulas are packed with nourishing ingredients and light-reflecting opalescent microspheres. Plus, they have hydrating properties that allow for the product to double as both a primer AND foundation. Think of it like a toning BB cream.

To round out the collection, M.A.C is also dropping Next to Nothing Pressed Powders that can be applied after the foundation for a lightweight, glowy finish–like your favorite Instagram filter.

Next to Nothing is launching this month so keep an eye out, I’ll be stocking up my kit with these beauties 🌟💋😘

Lancôme Launches Teint Idole Ultra Wear 

In celebration of its 20 years – an age when anything is possible – Teint Idole Ultra Wear pursues its quest for perfection, reinventing itself once again! In 2017, a new chapter begins: iconic long-wearing formula Teint Idole Ultra 24h becomes Teint Idole Ultra Wear.

With a new bottle, chicer than ever, its high coverage formula now exists in 40 shades, answering every woman’s need and making it simpler for them to replicate the most sophisticated techniques. It is easier than ever to recreate a radiant and velvety complexion – without discomfort, streaks or caking – and looks that you can customise for each moment of the day, depending on the occasion, from natural to glamorous and sweet to wild; whoever we decide to be, Teint Idole Ultra Wear has got us covered.

Thanks to a formula that will never fail, it encourages any woman to live life to the fullest. By being a best friend and ally, it allows all women to express each facette of who they are. Long lasting perfection: a secret weapon for women who thrive to enjoy each moment of life without compromising.

To celebrate the re-launch of our best-selling Ultra Wear foundation in 40 beautiful shades, Lancôme have found one inspiring woman to represent each skintone.

At Lancôme, we believe there’s never been a better time to be a woman. You can be an Olympic athlete, a neuroscientist, a DJ, a movie director…. And whatever you decide to achieve, your make-up should have you covered.



Available 22nd February 2017 | Nationwide

Find your shade at http://lancome-shadefinder.co.uk/

Thanks for reading 💗💋💗

The Body Shop Shade Adjusting Drops Launch

I was only talking to a mother and her daughter at the daughters bridal trial last Saturday about mixing foundations to get a custom colour just for your skin tone. 

For years I have used the MAC pro Face and Body White foundation to lighten foundations and mix a much darker foundation to achieve a bespoke foundation for my clients. 

Now The Body Shop have brought out these handy darkening and lightening shade adjusting drops to change your foundations in a few simple steps. 

Every woman I know owns a few if not more bottles of foundation which are not the right colour for her skin tone and these offerings from The Body Shop are a game changer.  At €17 they will be money well spent and I will be stocking up to have them on hand for any custom bespoke blending needs. 

Just think of it as an investment. Your skin gets darker during the summer as we are outside more(stay away rain) or you’ve been on a sun holiday and your foundation is too pale for you now. A drop of the darkening shade adjusting drops mixing liquid will  darken your foundation a shade and a half saving you buying a darker foundation and you have this at hand. And likewise in Winter your skin gets lighter and your foundation is too dark, or you decide not to wear fake tan, a drop of this mixed with a pump of your foundation will give you a perfect foundation which blends in and no tide lines. 
I sometimes use some foundation on feet to cover purple/bluish tones and this will again be a welcome hand in the mixing stakes. Making life simpler. 

The Body Shop Shade Adjusting Drops available at THE BODY SHOP

Foundation tips

Have you ever bought foundation from a counter only to realise it’s too dark for you? Or find that you need a lighter foundation in winter but don’t want to buy several different shades?01


My solution for this is…. White foundation! Simply mix up some of your existing foundation and add a few drops of white foundation until you reach your desired perfect match. Do a swatch test on your jaw line to make sure there is no difference between face and neck and avoid the mask effect!

White foundations are available from M.A.C. Cosmetics in Brown Thomas and Illamasqua available from DebenhamsIRE.



To make your foundation last longer apply a primer first. Primers make the skin smoother and can help diminish small lines and open pores to help you achieve a more flawless looking finish.

To get the most out of your foundation an economical tip is to apply foundations with clean hands & blend with a foundation brush as sponges can absorb a lot of your products and be very wasteful!