Tuesday, 28 February 2012
So it's with some trepidation I approached this one. This Estee Lauder offering promises and instant, even toned, healthy look, the most effective anti-oxidant power ever (!), SPF 35, oil free hydration and oil control.
It's available in two shades and as with the Clinique BB Creme I don't think the shade range is adequate. Certainly not for the very palest or darkest.
The idea is that you use this as a last step in your skin care regimen and you can wear it alone or under your foundation depending on how your skin is, or what kind of coverage you like.
The cream itself is very thick and a little goes a long way so a 30ml tube should last a long time. Here's a little look at Shade 01.
Here it is on my face with nothing else.
So for me this product isn't perfect, I'd like a slightly paler shade but 01 isn't TOO bad, and I prefer to not have a matte finish, but I can add a bit of glow back to my skin with foundation or highlighters where necessary. I do think this would be a fantastic product for anyone who suffers with oily skin, because this looks matte and stays matte incredibly well. Very impressive.
It's not a cheap product at £32 but it's skincare built into your base and a little really does go a long way indeed so a tube should last a long time.
*Disclosure - PR Sample*