2018 Fave Beauty Purchases

Hey there! Hope you are all enjoying the holidays! Listed below are my favourite beauty products I have purchased in 2018.

Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation

It has been a favourite since 2017 and it definitely is in 2018. I have discovered that mixing two shades of foundation together works very well in order to give me some colour. I was also matched with Rattan shade in the Double Wear this year due to the colour matching with my skin whenever I would apply fake tan. I have learnt that this product makes dry skin look flawless as well.

Real Techniques Finish Miracle Sculpting Sponge

Through using this I have found it so much easier to apply and blend makeup compared to when I used brushes! Definitely one of my best beauty purchases.

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Powder Bronzer and Estee Lauder Double Wear Highlighting Cushion Stick

I have pale, sensitive skin so I need to be so careful when buying highlighting and contouring kits. Buying both of these products enable shape to my face without it looking fake. The products are so lightweight as well which is perfect!

Estee Lauder Custom Coverage Correcting Duo (Green)

I found this product perfect for covering my red blemishes!

Vaseline Lip Therapy Aloe Vera 

In the past I would not usually wear lip balms to moisturise my lips but this was essential while I was on Roaccutane. My lips were a lot more moist and soft when applying this.

Johnson’s Baby Lotion

My skin became dry and sensitive this year due to taking Roaccutane. Wearing this after I had a shower felt amazing and my skin felt so smooth and soft. This product doesn’t contain any oils or harsh chemicals which is perfect for my sensitive skin. If you are currently taking any medication that drys out your skin or naturally have dry skin I would really recommend using this!

Aussie Miracle Repair for Damaged Hair Collection

Taking Roaccutane and spending a month in Thailand unfortunately damaged my hair. My hair is sadly not as thick and as long as it was at the start of this year. So now I am currently focusing on getting my hair back to where it was. I instantly feel a difference from using these products.

Estee Lauder DayWear Moisturiser

Whatever skin type you have it is important to moisturise! I had developed very dry skin this year due to taking Roaccutane. Using this product every day and night helped make my skin a little less dry.

Hope you have enjoyed reading.x

My Festive Beauty Looks

Hey there! I hope you all had a lovely christmas. I have tried out these looks to make myself look more festive for the holiday season. I had done this through using red lipstick and shimmery eyeshadows. Have a look here:

Christmas Day 2018

Face:

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Foundation (Mixed shades Ecru and Rattan): https://www.esteelauder.co.uk/product/643/3894/product-catalog/makeup/face/foundations/double-wear/stay-in-place-makeup-spf-10#/shade/0N1-Alabaster

Estee Lauder Custom Coverage Correcting Duo (Green): https://www.esteelauder.co.uk/product/642/55810/product-catalog/makeup/face/concealers/double-wear/custom-coverage-correcting-duo#/shade/Green

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Flawless Wear Concealer (For covering blemishes and under eye): https://www.esteelauder.co.uk/product/642/22832/product-catalog/makeup/face/concealers/double-wear/stay-in-place-flawless-wear-concealer#/shade/1C-Light

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Powder Bronzer (light): https://www.esteelauder.co.uk/product/640/25326/product-catalog/makeup/face/bronzers/bronze-goddess/powder-bronzer#/shade/Light

Estee Lauder Double Wear Highlighting Cushion Stick (champagne glow): https://www.esteelauder.co.uk/product/19981/50562/product-catalog/makeup/face/highlighter/double-wear/highlighting-cushion-stick#/shade/Champagne-Glow

Eyes:

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Eye and Cheek Palette – Nudes (From Christmas Gift Box 2018). Used Eyeshadow 02 for whole eye and Eyeshadow 01 and Eyeshadow 05 for crease: https://www.amazon.com/Estee-Lauder-Color-Cheek-Palette-Nudes/dp/B07KFRWXZ3

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting EyeShadow Palette – Day (From Christmas Gift Box 2017). Used 12 Naked Gold for eyelid: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Estee-Lauder-Pure-Color-Envy-Sculpting-EyeShadow-Palette-7-Smoky-Noir-NIGHT-/272943830805  Sprayed Estee Lauder Set + Refresh Perfecting Spray Mist on this shade: https://www.esteelauder.co.uk/product/631/42453/product-catalog/makeup/set-refresh/perfecting-makeup-mist

Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Lash Multiplying Volume Mascara https://www.esteelauder.com/product/637/9518/product-catalog/makeup/eyes/mascara/sumptuous-extreme/lash-multiplying-volume-mascara#/shade/Extreme-Black

Maybelline Hyper Precise Liquid Eyeliner: https://www.superdrug.com/Maybelline/Maybelline-Hyper-Precise-Liquid-Eyeliner-Black/p/355050

Brows:

Estee Lauder Brow Now Brow Defining Pencil (Shade Dark Brunette): https://www.esteelauder.co.uk/product/634/38242/product-catalog/makeup/eyes/brows/brow-now/brow-defining-pencil#/shade/Dark-Brunette

Lips:

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick (Shade Vengeful Red): https://www.esteelauder.co.uk/product/649/29657/product-catalog/makeup/lips/lipsticks/pure-color-envy/sculpting-lipstick#/shade/Vengeful-Red

MUA Lip Liner – Red Drama: https://www.superdrug.com/MUA/MUA-Lip-Liner—Red-Drama/p/522552

Boxing Day 2018

Face and Brows (Same as above)

Eyes:

Urban Decay Naked Cherry Palette. https://www.urbandecay.co.uk/en_GB/make-up-palettes/naked-cherry-palette/ud927.html#q=urban+decay+cherry&start=16

Used Juicy for crease, Bing for crease, Privacy for Outer corner, Turn on for eyelid.

Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Lash Multiplying Volume Mascara https://www.esteelauder.com/product/637/9518/product-catalog/makeup/eyes/mascara/sumptuous-extreme/lash-multiplying-volume-mascara#/shade/Extreme-Black

Maybelline Hyper Precise Liquid Eyeliner: https://www.superdrug.com/Maybelline/Maybelline-Hyper-Precise-Liquid-Eyeliner-Black/p/355050

Lips:

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick (Shade Envious): https://www.esteelauder.co.uk/product/631/29657/product-catalog/makeup/pure-color-envy/sculpting-lipstick#/shade/Envious

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Gloss. Got this in the Estee Lauder Christmas Gift Box 2018 but here is an alternative: https://www.esteelauder.co.uk/product/647/39373/product-catalog/makeup/lips/lip-gloss/pure-color-envy/sculpting-gloss#/shade/Tempting-Melon

MUA Lip Liner – Red Drama: https://www.superdrug.com/MUA/MUA-Lip-Liner—Red-Drama/p/522552

Hope you all enjoyed reading about this look. Feel free to steal some ideas for New Years Eve or New Years Day! x

Estee Lauder Double Wear – The Best Foundation Ever

I want to recommend to you all my favourite foundation – Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay In Place. Words can not describe how amazing this foundation is. 

Estee Lauder Double Wear is said to stay on your face for 24 hours and leave your face looking flawless and natural through heat, humidity and nonstop activity (Estee Lauder, 2018) .  It is said to feel lightweight and comfortable where it doesn’t smudge or come off (Estee Lauder, 2018). This product comes in 61 different shades and is suitable for all skin types. It is said to be suitable for everyone of all ages and it includes SPF 10 (Estee Lauder, 2018).  

Estee Lauder Double Wear in shade Ecru
Estee Lauder Double Wear in shades Ecru and Rattan

I started to use this foundation around 18 months ago replacing it with MAC studio fix. For this foundation I would only need to use a small amount after applying my Estee Lauder Illuminator primer, my Estee Lauder Double Wear Custom Coverage Correcting Duo and my Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Flawless Wear Concealer. I currently apply the foundation with a Real Techniques Miracle Sculpting Sponge  but have done previously with a Real Techniques Expert Face Brush. The shade I use is Ecru which is a perfect match to my skin tone. But I use Rattan when I am wearing fake tan and also mix a little bit in with Ecru when I want a little bit of colour to my pale face. The lovely people who work at Estee Lauder in Roomes Upminster are experts who will truthfully match your foundation shade to your skin tone as well as give you advice on how to apply the foundation.

When wearing this foundation it feels and looks amazing. Its lightweight texture feels like I am not wearing any foundation and it covers my blemishes very well naturally. This foundation literally does stay on your face for the whole day whatever the weather and how busy your day is unlike the MAC studio fix. Whenever I wore MAC studio fix to a 12 hour day at work the foundation would come off (especially in the summer). This is not the case with Estee Lauder. I wear the foundation to work, whenever I got the chance to on holiday and every time I go out socialising and it didn’t come off once.

November 2018 – Wearing Estee Lauder Double Wear (shade: Ecru)
October 2018 – Wearing Estee Lauder Double Wear in Las Vegas (shade: Ecru mixed with Rattan)

I know for a fact that this foundation is suited to all skin types due to my experiences. I have had oily/combination skin, acne prone skin, sensitive and dry skin due to taking Roaccutane where my skin has always looked flawless due to wearing this foundation. When I had acne prone skin this foundation in addition to applying Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Flawless Wear Concealer would cover my pimples and acne. I had suffered from cystic acne early this year and some people had even told me that they didn’t realise I suffered until I had told them!

December 2017 – Wearing Estee Lauder Double Wear while I had cystic acne (shade: Ecru)

When I had oily/combination skin for years this foundation would not create any horrible, shiny, greasy parts like it would in other foundations I have used. It also didn’t smudge or come off at the start or end of the day. My skin felt smooth and non greasy as well.

April 2017 – When I started wearing Estee Lauder Double Wear (shade: Ecru)

While I was on Roaccutane I developed very dry skin where wearing this foundation didn’t make my face cakey at all! But with any foundation it will when you apply too much product on your face so it is important to use a small amount. I would also advise as well not to apply any setting spray as you do not need it!

June 2018 – Wearing Estee Lauder while I was on Roaccutane (shade: Rattan)

 My mum who is in her 50s wears this foundation as well and loves it! She has mature skin and it works well making her look younger. I currently have normal and sensitive skin where I still love how flawless this foundation is. This foundation does not react to my skin due to it being sensitive.

December 2018 – Wearing Estee Lauder Double Wear on the way to Winterville (shade: Ecru mixed with Rattan)
October 2018 – Wearing Estee Lauder on holiday to Las Vegas (shade: Rattan)

Overall I would recommend this foundation to everyone with all skin types and tones. The only con would be the price as £33.50 is expensive but I personally think that it is so worth it as I feel that it ticks all of the boxes!

Visit the Estee Lauder website and grab one https://www.esteelauder.co.uk/product/643/3894/product-catalog/makeup/face/foundations/double-wear/stay-in-place-makeup-spf-10#/shade/0N1-Alabaster

Enjoy and feel free to comment and message me anything

Elizabethlouise x