Yes, I know it is summer. Hot days, bronzed skin, effortless makeup. And yet, admist a flurry of posts singing praises for dewiness and light coverage, here I am. Ready to talk about a flat matte, full coverage foundation. In fact, about THE matte full coverage foundation – Estée Lauder Double Wear.
Why? I can hear you cry out! Why suffocate my feed with thoughts about heavy coverage? Why plant pictures of my base melting off my face into my mind?
Well, it is easy, dear reader. Because I can. And because it has been almost a year now that I started using the Estée Lauder Double Wear, I have gone full circle, experienced all the seasons. I am ready. And completely off trend, once again.
As long as I can remember, I had marks on my face.
When I was a baby, I had seborrheic eczema on my cheeks for some time. Harmless, but not very pretty.
When I reached the age of eleven, the first spots made their appearance, and despite (or maybe because of) my frantic attempts to get rid of them, continued to expand from my forehead all over my face.
When I reached the age of twenty, I figured my skin would get better, but the joys of adolescence seamlessly blended in with upcoming adult acne. Less spots, but deep set, cystic ones that left hyper pigmentation and red marks when they finally went away.
These days I am pretty much at peace with my skin and my breakouts, but while I do my best to make the marks fade, that process takes time and patience. So I rely on concealer in the meantime. Preferably a concealer that blends seamlessly, doesn’t cake and stays in place all day.