When it comes to makeup, the first thing I think about is, long lasting foundation with great benefits that’s clean and evens my skin tone, but it is really difficult to find the right shade for my skin. To be honest, I do not have an even skin tone which I have come to understand that a lot of women of color have the same problem. Did you know, you have an under tone? Trust me, I had no idea what that meant for the longest time and I would buy foundation that did not complement my skin at all. Just because you have a darker complexion doesn’t mean you’ll be able to wear dark shades that often have a golden undertone. You need a shade that not only matches the color of the skin, but also its undertones which can be difficult to achieve.
When Estée Lauder reached out to me to try their newest Double Wear foundation formula, I was excited not only because I love the brand and use many of their products, I was excited about a great benefit of the foundation. The refreshingly light and ultra-blendable Water Fresh formula has SPF 30 and protects skin from pollution, plus 24-hour wear, so it’s literally one step in my routine that keeps my skin covered and safe all day long.
My face doesn’t stay the exact same color throughout the seasons plus I have a yellow undertone and in order to achieve a natural and beautiful skin finish, I love mixing two shades together to contour and highlight my face. This way, I don’t have to worry about going back and using a contour kit ( less is more). Also, I have learned that foundation doesn’t need to be this one exact shade that works like a mask, but rather something that adds to your skin to help it look more flawless. When it comes to doing my makeup, I love to keep it simple and easy. Not a lot of products because I still love to see and feel my skin under my makeup and this is one of the reasons I fell in love with Double Wear Nude Water Fresh. It’s so light, yet gives me natural coverage that lasts all day.
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