Monday, 11 April 2016

Full Coverage with Debenhams Beauty - Estee Lauder Double Wear





The foundation of a really good make up look is the foundation, literally! This is why I am always on the look out for that special formula. There are so many different types of foundation and combinations it is so easy to become a little lost and confused along the way to your perfect type of coverage and finish. I am more of a full coverage girl myself, most likely because, as a blogger, I am almost constantly taking images of either my make up or an outfit, both of which, unfortunately for you lot, incorporate photographing my face. This is why I have been on the look out for a full coverage foundation that lasts for a while now. I have collaborated with  Debenhams Beauty to bring you the perfect full coverage foundation, Estee Lauder Double Wear! (available here!)
I went into the Debenhams Beauty section of my local Debenhams store as I wanted to get colour matched for this foundation. They had the most handy little device available to use at the Estee Lauder counter in Debenhams stores that they simply place onto your skin in a few different spots on your face and the little device then takes images of your skin and matches you to your perfect shade. Perfecto! I had heard so much about this foundation, so many beauty bloggers go on about its staying power and full coverage, I couldn't wait to try it out. I was matched to the shade 'Desert Beige' a really lovely lighter shade with a yellow undertone. What’s really great about this foundation is the number of shades it comes in. I actually got matched to a more pink toned shade and then this yellow toned shade so I knew I preferred the yellow tones on myself, hence why I chose this one!
If you're wanting to hear more about Debenhams Beauty Club and how to get this make up look then keep on reading!
The whole focus of this make up look was the foundation and the coverage it gives, I wanted to create a relatively simple look that wasn't over the top in anyway and could be worn as an everyday put together one. This is why the majority of products used in this look were face products. I primed with Soap and Glory 'One Heck of a Blot' primer, alongside setting the foundation with one of their powders. 
I really think a primer is a really good starting point with this foundation, due to it being high coverage it is, by nature, going to be thicker than other lesser coverage foundations, therefore by using a primer alongside this foundation it stops it sinking into your pores as much, making it much easier to remove later on. I applied this with a beauty blender all over the face and then set it with the Soap and Glory powder. I then added a touch of natural blusher from Chanel, this is in the shade Reflex which is available at Debenhams online here! 
Brows are in my opinion one of the most important features of a make up look as you can really vary the way you draw them or fill them in to match how dramatic your make up look is going to be. I always tend to keep tit he same no matter what look I am going for really, a sharp underline at the front of my brow which I then fade using my angled brush and dark brown powder. Finally, this is set by brushing though some trusty Benefit Cosmetics gimmeBrow! 
This Benefit Cosmetics 'Dew The Hoola' recently came through the post and is a new release from them, Debenhams do stock Benefit Cosmetics so keep your eye out for this on their counters. Its the most gorgeous cream matte bronzer, which sounds awfully daunting at first glance, but I applied this again with a beauty blender and pressed it into the Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation and it coupled really well with the foundation. I was very impressed with how this foundation takes product in both cream and powder form, almost like a canvas! Then add a little highlight on the tops of the cheekbones for a really beautiful natural reflective look for everyday wear
I wanted to keep the eyes simple and easy to do. I have found that getting yourself a really pretty cream eyeshadow is a really easy way to cut down your getting ready time in the morning when you may be rushing, like this KIKO Milano cream eyeshadow, I only need one quick swipe over my eyelid of the lighter shade on an everyday basis, and then if I want to give myself a little more definition then I can simply use the darker shade in the crease of my eyelid. Super easy! I went for lengthened natural lashes instead of fake eyelashes, I really don't know how some girls wear them all day, it’s so impressive! 
A nude lip is a safe bet no matter what the occasion, as I am sure you are aware. It is by far one of the most versatile of the lip colours. I always personally lean towards a more brown toned nude, simply because I prefer how it looks on my skintone. This lovely combination is MAC's Velvet Teddy alongside using Stripdown liner also from MAC. 
If you are currently a member of the Debenhams Beauty Club, then Debenhams are having a special promotion where you can receive £5 worth of beauty card points with ANY foundation purchase! If you are not a member already you are most definitely missing out on some beauty loyalty goodness - sign up by clicking here! They are also offering you the opportunity to actually try on some of their best selling foundations in store and take a sample home so you can feel confident with what you're buying and that you know its right for you (there is nothing worse than it looking like the right shade on a little patch and then finding out it oxidises on your skin differently when you wear it properly is there?!). This to me is a real selling point as I am always really apprehensive when buying foundation as I know I am going to  be so disappointed if its not right for me, and I am sure a lot of you feel the same! (*one set of Bonus Points per customer per day and with a foundation purchase. Valid until Monday 25th April in store and online). 
What did you think of this make up look? Would you like to see some more make up looks talked through on my blog?
Also if you're not a member of the Debenhams Beauty Club then please do make sure you join up now and reap all the amazing beauty benefits! Click here to sign up!
Love, 
H x





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  1. Love the eye look! So subtle yet it works so well with your eye colour! X

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