It's no secret that some of my favorite foundations are from Estee Lauder. Last year, Anne from BX and I spent the day searching for something better than their Estee Lauder Resilience Lift Extreme ($36.50) and we couldn't find anything, across brands. I know, they have often have the reputation of being what your mom wore, and are the megaliths that buy up everything smaller than them, but this line is really worth looking at. From Tom Pecheux's lip colors to the amazing gel/cream/hybrid highlighters, Estee is no longer a line you should just pass on the way to the Chanel counter.
I have been waiting with bated breath (yes, that is the correct spelling) for this new Invisible Fluid Makeup to come out. Here is what makes Invisible Fluid Makeup different. First of all, you have to shake it before each use. It's oil-free, so don't worry about it clogging your pores. Invisible Fluid has something new, called IntuiTone, that somehow matches your skin color perfectly. It's not a one shade fits all that changes based on your pH. I tried a few shades, before I found a perfect fit. It's a very lightweight, natural finish that looks like your skin, but better. It's available in 16 colors, so one is sure to be a great match for you, including those of you with darker skin tones (YEAH!).
(1N1 Swatched on my arm)
This foundation is buildable and in my experience, lasts an entire work day. It doesn't leave my face dewy or matte, but looks real but better. I am not seeing any creasing in my fine lines (where dryness isn't the real culprit) and this foundation isn't oxidizing. I did notice that at the end of the day, in PHOTOS my skin doesn't really match my neck, but only in photos. Oddly, it doesn't have an SPF that is clearly marked on the package, which I would normally suspect as being what makes the makeup reflect light differently. So if you were to plan on wearing this on your wedding, just do a trial. Again, if you know me, you know I am UNGODLY ANAL about my face and neck matching. So the difference I'm seeing may not be something that would even register with you.
(I used 1N1)
My face also has a lot of redness and this covers it brilliantly, without following up with a powder to set the look. I tend to use a foundation brush to apply this, although not a usual flat one. I am still in love with the Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation brush and I prefer to use that for an airbrushed finish. I will say that I have been told that if you have skin with a lot of flaws you would like to cover, this may not offer enough coverage for you. I believe this foundation would also work better on younger skin (I'm 39) than on senior skin. That opinion is based on what pros who have used the foundation have told me, not based on me actually seeing it on someone twice my age.
If you are looking for a slight coverage and evening of the skin tone, without a heavy feel, try this. I really, really love it.
I bought this.
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