No matter how I try to change up my routine, no BB Cream or foundation is able to outsmart this Estée Lauder duo. Take the Innisfree Green Tea BB Cream for instance, it caked up my makeup within a few hours despite using a sebum-absorbing primer underneath. I had to reapply the affected areas with the brand’s Water Glow Cushion to save the day.
On the other hand, Estée Lauder Double Wear and Invisible Fluid foundations are a girl’s dream come true; the former can be heavy for daily wear whereas the latter oxidizes like an oompa loompa, but together(I used a 1:2 ratio) they form a formidable team. The formula stay intact the whole day -I’m talking about 10 whole hours- and afforded me the luxury of not carrying around Starbucks serviettes sometimes.
To prevent that matte, dull appearance, I add in a drop of MAC Strobe Cream into my foundation. I only dab on the C-section of my face to highlight and find the luminous effect not as obvious when used on its own.
I can truly concur the raving reviews the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Treatment Concealer has received since its release. Watsons only brought in 2 shades, and for a limited time. Once the stocks run out, the product will not be replenished – according to the auntie manning the Takashimaya outlet. I managed to find a limited quantity at said outlet after making fruitless runs around the island but bought only… one. Why, because I was afraid to hog loads only to realize it’s a fluke. I then set the concealer with Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder brighten the eye area from my terrible dark circles.
Another setting powder by the same brand. Maybelline Dream Matte Powder was something I bought on a whim eons ago; I find it work exceptionally well as a light veil over the heavy-duty working liquid foundations, and also enforced the sebum-regulating. This is a wallet-friendly alternative to NARS Light Reflecting Powder.