Finding the perfect shade and foundation formulation that fits every season has always been difficult. There are different undertones and skin types like combination skin to take into consideration. I’ve posted on instagram a few months ago on separate occasions that my skintype is mostly oily, and have favourited the Etude House Double Lasting Foundation and Fenty Beauty’s Pro Filtr Primer. I do like them together as they work together to keep foundation longer on whilst living in hot and humid South East Asian countries but as i have a few patches on my skin that are dry, it didn’t work so well on those parts. I was also traveling to China, where the northern parts were much chillier.
Recently, Estee Lauder came out with a dry skin friendly version of their famous double wear foundation. Etude House’s foundation was well known to be the exact dupe to Estee Lauder’s original Double Wear, so i thought to buy its dryer skin friendly version to compare.
Estée Lauder Double Wear Nude Water Fresh was a lengthier name, but it indicated a more dewy look when applied. When i went into Sephora to find the best shade for me, the sales lady just tested them on the inside of my arm despite me telling her that i am currently much darker. When i got home to test it, indeed it was not only slightly too pale for current skin and too dewy. That’s when i decided to mix both foundations and applied them on top of the Fenty Beauty primer, thats when i feel in love.
Both shades and consistency are quite similar, as well as their recommended “Shake before use” instruction. It’s initial consistency is quiet creamy, the only difference is the how it sits on your skin when dried down. The Etude House foundation sets dry, while Estee Lauder dewy. When mixed together, they create the perfect balance, the places i need additional hydration was enough while the areas i need matte didn’t slip and slide.
This look below was when i first had both foundations mixed, and it was during my uni reunion gathering. With hours of talking in a bar, there is bound to be alcohol as well. It lasted the 6 hours without transfer or redness peeking through. I’ll also list the other products used.
Fenty Beauty Pro Filtr Primer
Etude House Double Lasting Foundation mixed with Estée Lauder Double Wear Nude Water Fresh Makeup
Innisfree No Sebum Mineral Powder
Nyx HD Blush in Taupe
Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush In Classic
Etude House Proof 10 Eye Primer
Urban Decay Naked Heat palette: Scorched and Ashes
Dolly Wink Black Liquid Eyeliner
Maybelline The Falsies Mascara
I included tried a few variations of this mixture, and the Fenty Beauty Pro Filtr primer helps when i needed the foundation to have something extra to cling upon. Tried it without the primer and it works well too!
What are your thoughts about mixing foundations to get your ultimate favourite shades/ formula?