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Estée Lauder Double Wear Nude Water Fresh Foundation Review

Hey Peeps

Estée Lauder have released a new version of their Double Wear Foundation.  This new version is called “Double Wear Nude Water Fresh Foundation”.

I first used this foundation the day after I purchased it from John Lewis in Newcastle upon Tyne and was pleasantly surprised.  I wasn’t expecting a lot from the foundation apart from the long wearing aspect as everyone knows how the original double wear foundation is long-lasting.  This foundation lasted all day (I wore it from 10.30 am until I went to bed).  The way they colour match is very similar to the way No. 7 colour match. They use a device which they place against your forehead, cheek and chin and it will colour match you sometimes even between colours (I was colour matched between Bone and Cool Bone and decided to go with Bone as it was closer to the colour of my neck).

I have found in the past that some long wearing foundations irritate my skin but this feels so light it is like you are not wearing any foundation at all.  The only issue I have, and it is a minor one, is that it does not come with a pump.  This would be extremely useful as it is a very liquidy foundation.  If you do buy the foundation I would strongly advise you to buy a separate pump.

As I work in an office during the week make up usually lasts until lunchtime and I will have to touch up.  However with this foundation it doesn’t breakdown and it definitely lasts all day!

If you are looking for a new lightweight, long-lasting foundation and have the money to spend on a high end foundation (this foundation costs £32.00) you cannot go wrong with Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation.

Here are some pictures of the product.

This foundation can be purchased at any department store that sells Estée Lauder such as John Lewis, Debenhams or Fenwicks.

If you want a light coverage I would suggest using a damp beauty sponge.  However, if you are wanting a medium coverage I would suggest using a foundation or buffing brush.  Personally, I prefer a light coverage during the day so I always apply the foundation with the damp beauty sponge.

I hope you like this blog and find the tips and review useful.

See you soon peeps!


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Kat Von D Contour lesson Blog

Hi guys

As with probably everyone out there who uses makeup I find contouring difficult, mainly the nose contour (it is usually too light to make any difference).  I was lucky enough to be able to have a contour lesson with Brooke at the Kat Von D makeup counter in Debenhams at the Metro centre.

What Brooke showed me made all my issues and fear about contouring seem ridiculous.  She showed me that it is all about light and shade.  I’ll explain how Brooke taught me to do contour.

Here we go:

After you apply your foundation you apply the highlight.  Firstly in a “V” under your eyes, and along the top of your cheekbone, just above your jawline as this will uplift your jawline and in between your eyebrows.  Then blend it so that it looks seamless (blending is so important!).  Then add your contour.

Firstly apply to your temples, then from the top of your ear, going in a line towards the corner of your mouth (do not go all the way! Stop about a third of the way), then underneath your jawline and finally on your nose.  Then again blend.  If you think it is too heavy don’t worry it can be lightened with translucent powder.  The trick to nose contour is to remember the following:-

Highlight the centre of your nose

Contour the sides of your nose

After everything has been blended and you are happy set everything with a translucent powder.  Don’t panic all your work will not be wasted because then you start using contour and highlight powder.  All you need to do with the powder is go over where you blended your cream contour and cream highlight.

Then set everything with a setting spray (I would recommend either the Glamglow setting spray or the Make Up Forever Mist and Fix setting spray – both are available as full size or travel size).

I have included some pictures of my make up after Brook had finished the contour lesson.


Highlight the sides of your nose (corner of the eye)

Then contour around the outer area of your nose.

When you go to a makeup counter no matter the brand and you are not sure:-

  1. a) If a foundation will suit your skin type or skin colour;


  1. b) You are not sure how to do something just ask someone. They will be more than happy to colour match you to the right shade of foundation and if there is something you are not sure of they will be happy to help.

Hope you find these tips helpful.

See you soon xoxo

Lizanne-Style 😊