Tuesday, 12 April 2011

In The Mix

How many times have you bought another new product because you felt that nothing in your collection fits a specific bill?!

However...2 products mixed together can sometimes provide you with your dream product with no extra expense needed.

Example numero uno:

Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation &
 Revlon Skin Lights Highlighter


The gorgeous weather over the last week or so made me crave a dewy finish foundation but still with the longevity and coverage I need.  I have to admit, I was contemplating spending another £25.50 on Double Wear light but, a 50/50 mix of these products stopped me in my tracks.

The finish is one that dreams are made of: skin that looks flawless, dewy and healthy all day.

The coverage is only slightly reduced by the highlighter and the lasting power maybe is cut by maybe one or two hours but this is something I can deal with for the beautiful effect.

The power of this mix is also that you can create your perfect finish by adapting the quantities - a little less highlighter when more coverage is needed say at night; a little more for a low coverage day time look.  It is also perfect for sheering out the foundation if you get a bit of colour from the sun.

Unfortunately, Skin Lights in no longer available but any liquid highlighter would fit the bill.  Benefit High Beam, No 7 Skin Illuminator and Me Me ME Beat The Blues - I'm looking at you!

7 comments:

  1. i wish i could still get the revlon skin lights :( xx

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  2. Fab post! I need a full coverage foundation but I hate the mask-like finish :/ I'll definitely be adding some highbeam to my foundation tomorrow! :}

    xx

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  3. LOVE your blog, I just sat and read through the whole thing!
    Izzy xx

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  4. @Jen - It is so annoying that they discontinued it! xx

    @Charls - I hate the mask effect too - makes the face look so flat! I've got some high beam hiding away somewhere...need to give it a try again! xx

    @Izzy - Thank you so much! That has just made my day! xx

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  6. @Rach - Thank you! I will check it out now xx

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