Thursday, 8 March 2012

Natural FOTD feat. Estee Lauder Invisible Fluid Makeup

Just a really simple look, using a sample of Estee Lauder's new foundation that came in this months Glamour magazine. The colour is too dark for me but I wanted to get a feel for the formula. I do really like Estee Lauder Doublewear Light and I thought this might be a good alternative for days when I don't need as much coverage.

 Estee Lauder Invisible Fluid Makeup in 2WN1 (too dark and warm for me!) blended out with a MAC 130 brush and MUFE Mist & Fix spray
Estee Lauder Doublewear Concealer in Light (under eyes, around nose, chin)
NARS Mata Hari powder blusher
MAC MSF Natural in Light/Medium
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Pink/champagne toned eyeshadow from the Look Beauty Triple Hit in LA Luxe (shade 1)
MAC Espresso eyeshadow to fill eyebrows
No7 clear Brow Gel
Two coats of Soap and Glory Thick and Fast mascara

 Neutrogena Immediate Repair Lip Balm

My overall impression of the Estee Lauder Invisible Fluid Makeup is good. The formula almost has a 'whipped' feel, kind of like chocolate mousse you've stirred with a spoon! A little bit goes a long way, and if you're after light coverage that evens out skintone this is ideal for you.

It makes my skin feel really soft and is comfortable to wear. It is oil-free but I have a slightly oily T-Zone and it does become a little shiny after a few hours, but it isn't as bad as I thought it'd be for such a moisturising formulation. I just use a blotting sheet on my T-Zone and a light dusting of MAC MSFN and I'm good for another few hours.

I've always had good experiences at Estee Lauder counters and if you ask for a consultation they should give you a generous sample so you can try it out for yourself! I think I'll go and ask for a sample of 1N1 and 1CN1 to find a suitable shade and test it out fully.
Estee Lauder Invisible Fluid Makeup is £27 for 30ml. It is available from Estee Lauder, Debenhams (all makeup is currently 10% off too!), Selfridges and John Lewis.

I got the Soap and Glory mascara free in last months Elle magazine. It gives ok volume but the wand is huge so it takes a bit of work to get it right. It's not really lengthening enough for me so I probably wouldn't pay £10 for it, but I'll use it up.

Thanks for reading!