Just when you think you’ve seen it all, Estee Lauder brings out the big guns and launches this game changer of a foundation!
Well the name is definitely a mouth full!…The Estee Lauder Double Wear Nude Cushion Stick Radiant Makeup…but aside from that I can’t find a flaw from this amazing new and unique foundation.
It is a long lasting formula that I get any where from 8 to 12 of wear from depending on the weather or what i’m doing that day. If you are familiar with Estee Lauders Original Double Wear Foundation, this formula is in the same family with the exception of it being a bit more on the sheer side and a little more hydrating. It is a solid medium coverage foundation with a lightly radiant finish.
I have slightly oil skin and when I see the name ‘Radiant’ in a product it tends to make me squirm a little. But this foundation allows me to have that healthy radiant finish without looking like an oil slick! 🙂
It feels super comfortable to wear, it blends beautifully and best of all, it comes with it’s own applicator!!
You twist the bottom of the ‘tube’ to dispense a little or lot, the choice is yours. Always the right amount that’s perfect for you. I really like this feature as it doesn’t waste any product, in turn, saving your hard earned dollars. I will never complain about that!
So let’s talk about this cushion and how it applies. First off, once you have the foundation on the cushion, you are to dab dots around your face. Then, in a circular motion, you buff out the foundation dots. And as a final step, using light strokes, blend across the skin.
I used these recommended three steps and the results were awesome! The foundation looked flawless. I also really enjoy that I don’t have to get my fingers dirty and full foundation. My sink also really likes that 🙂
And of course the Estee Lauder design team thought of everything!! They made it so that the cushion top twists off for easy clean up!!
I also wanted to mention that I have been using the Estee Lauder Global Anti-Aging Wake Up Balm every day under my foundation whether I’m using the cushion stick or not. This has become a must have for me. It instantly brightens the face and gives it a healthy glow.
It also claims to create visible firmness, density and elasticity, and dramatically reduce the look of lines and wrinkles. While I can’t speak for some of those claims, I can tell you that my makeup always look so much better with this Balm underneath.
I suppose I have been using it as a primer. Whether or not its meant as one, it is certainly a product that immediately enhances the complexion so I don’t have a problem categorizing it as a makeup product rather than as skincare.
I do my regular skincare routine, I let it soak in for a while and then right before I go to apply my makeup, I apply a small amount of the Wake Up Balm and it just makes every thing look that much better!