I am always on the hunt for a new makeup products and really enjoy shopping around and trying out new products, especially when it comes to foundations. I used to use liquid foundation set with powder and during the summer I tried just using powder and really fell in love with the convenience and also aesthetic of this form of foundation. I started using MAC NW15 Studio fix powder with a moisturiser, primer and concealer underneath and was very pleased with the outcome. MAC has never seemed to provide a shade that is as pale as my skin, close but not exact and I want to look as flawlessly porcelain as I possibly can. So the search began for a new powder foundation.
I stumbled across Estee Lauder's Double Wear Stay-in-Place Powder foundation (1N1 Ecru) and was very pleased with the coverage, texture and the colour of the product in the compact. The powder is a light velvety texture with a high coverage and colour pay off compared to other powders on the market eg MAC Studio fix. It also claims up to 14 hours of wear in which it will "stay in place" on your skin. It comes with a sponge applicator which is very nice but I prefer using a MAC 187 brush and building up coverage and then using a sponge if needed. The only thing I would say is that the colour still is a bit too warm for my liking although matching my skin tone. But I am a person who wants to obtain a very pale complexion with little warmth.
Now compared to MAC Studio fix in NW15
So overall I really do love this product but I am going to check out illamasqua as I used to and occasionally still use their skin base foundation and I was very pleased with the colour.
MAC Studio fix - £20.50
Estee Lauder Double Wear Powder Foundation- £27.50
Illamasqua Powder Foundation - £23.00