Hope your all doing really well? I have been meaning the post this for quite a while now, but with little to no Internet I have really struggled with blogging throughout December/January. I'm hoping the New Year will bring lots of good luck, especially for me and blogging.. as this year I'm aiming to really get my blog on! This time last year I was totally obsessed with my NARS Sheer Glow Foundation (and I still love it) but the blogger and beauty obsessive in me loves to try a new base! Estee Lauder is a brand I really fell in love with in 2014 and now I find myself using products from Estee Lauder pretty much every single day.. be it skincare or makeup! I thought I would post a review on this foundation, as I think its an absolutely amazing foundation, especially for winter. I really think a lot of skin types would love this foundation, so I'm hoping this review will be useful to some of my readers. I would love to hear from you in my comments section down below and also don't forget to leave your links for me to check out! You can also get in contact via my social media icons just to the right hand side of my blog if you would like a quicker response! I love to chat, so don't be shy! :)
Firstly, how pretty is the packaging? The Estee Lauder Perfectionist Foundation is housed in a beautiful glass bottle, which isn't actually that chunky. I love how classy it looks and the combination of Navy and Gold is just perfect! The bottle also has a great pump, but I feel as if it pumps out a little less than I would like. Normally one pump is fine for a light coverage and two/three pumps is for when I need a little more coverage. However, i struggle to cover my face with one pump from this foundation... that aside it's absolutely fantastic! As an extension from the Estee Lauder Perfectionist range, which is aimed at smoothing lines, wrinkles and generally helping out with anti ageing, This foundation is infused with their well loved Perfectionist Serum. The texture is creamy, but not at all heavy and it gives a great light-medium coverage that evens out the skin tone. It's not amazing at covering those terrible boil spots that never really come to the surface, but I tend to use my heavy duty concealer for that kinda thing anyway. As soon as you apply the foundation you can immediately feel its fantastic velvety texture, which gives a lovely natural glow. It also has an SPF 25, which makes it great for everyday.. as it really does seem to cover most of the typical foundation requirements us ladies/gents have. I also have to mention it has pretty impressive lasting power, especially as it contains a serum.. which made me think it might start to separate after a while. However, It easily lasts my 8 hour working day on my normal/combo skin and I hardly feel the need to even conceal throughout the day. In terms of shades I'm 1W2 Sand, which is quite yellow toned. However, I much prefer a yellow tone, as it helps to cancel out redness. I have included a few of my foundation shades below, as this might help if you are looking to match shades.
Chanel VA Foundation B20/30 - NARS Sheer Glow Punjab - Bobbi Brown "Warm Beige" - YSL B30
For me this was a real star of 2014 and also 2015 and I will 100% be re-purhcasing as soon as I run out. at £37 it is pretty expensive, but I feel that its good enough to warrant a cheeky splurge. I also think this would work great as a Winter foundation, as I feel the serum within really helps to keep your skin hydrated throughout the day. It works great even on combination skin, but if your quite oily I would recommend getting a sample first, as I'm not sure how it would suit more oily skin type.
I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section down below.. do you think this is a foundation that would suit you?
Lots of Love