Finish: Satin...but glowy.
Coverage: Full coverage enough for me to barely even need the included concealer. Wonderful.
Longevity: i got about 9 or 10 hours wear which is more than enough!
Suitable for: ANYONE ON PLANET EARTH
RRP & stockists: $305, from La Prairie counters nationwide. Or underneath your Christmas tree, if you're ridiculously lucky.
Extra Kirk thoughts: Yes, I realise this is insanely expensive. Does it help if I point out that this is two products (foundation & concealer) in one? Or if I say it will make you look (even more) like a goddess? If I ever get married, THIS will be on my face...so I better save it ;) It is just beautiful.
Finish: Dewy and fresh
Coverage: For a BB cream, it gives excellent coverage- while obviously still very light & natural. It's virtually impossible to make it look cakey, so you can easily build it up.
Longevity: About 6-7 hours, although if you wanted to set it with powder I imagine it would last for another couple of hours.
Suitable for: Dry or combination skin. It is quite heavily fragranced, so if you have sensitive skin this may not be for you.
RRP & stockists: $85, from YSL counters nationwide.
Extra Kirk thoughts: I have been loving this on days where I can't be bothered with a full face of makeup, or if I've had a late night. It colour corrects, covers the main parts of my face that irk me, & makes me look super healthy! My favourite BB cream right now, hands down. It's coming to Papamoa with me this weekend for SURE.
Finish: Radiant! ANGEL FACE! This photographs beautifully.
Coverage: Medium, but a really *good* medium. I don't need to build it up, but it's very easy to blend so I don't see buildability (is that a word??) being an issue.
Longevity: I noticed a bit of shine after around 5 or so hours, but nothing that a quick swipe of powder couldn't fix. This would be a fantastic date night foundation!
Suitable for: Honestly, all skin types. It is also FAB at NOT emphasising fine lines, which is a huge plus in my book.
RRP & stockists: $69, from Lancome counters nationwide.
Extra Kirk thoughts: This was only the second Lancome foundation I'd tried, so I was really excited to get it on my face! It didn't disappoint at ALL. Something great about Lancome is the huge colour range- there's definitely a shade for everyone- just go & get colour matched! This is quite similar to NARS Sheer Glow, actually, & I actually prefer this one- shocker. But true!
Finish: Dewy & natural- like your skin, but better! An excellent foundation to wear everyday.
Coverage: Sheer at first, but I like to build it up to a medium coverage because it feels/looks so incredible on.
Longevity: Alllllll day- with no touch ups- I was RAPT with this. Talk about a perfect summer foundation, seriously.
Suitable for: Everyone- it's not drying, it doesn't go shiny, it doesn't cake or emphasise any fine lines...I can't find anything wrong with it if I'm honest.
RRP & stockists: $75, from Smashbox stores & counters in selected Life Pharmacies.
Extra Kirk thoughts: This was the very first Smashbox base I've tried, and I was mega impressed. I apply it with a round top foundation brush as I do with all my foundations, but you could also use a damp Beauty Blender, or your fingers if that's your vibe. Something interesting- it contains the same ingredients as MAC Studio Water Weight Foundation...like, the EXACT same. So if you prefer Smashbox over MAC, or can't get to a MAC counter, buy this! You will LOVE it.
Finish: It's a different formulation from the original Double Wear, with a luminous finish (as opposed to strict matte). It's way easier to blend, most likely thanks to the hyaluronic acid it contains- skin looooves hyaluronic acid
Coverage: The finish is medium to full, so it's not for the faint-hearted. If full coverage is what you want, then that's what you'll get- it's also far easier to blend than the original DW.
Longevity: I found it lasted for aaages on me, at least 9-10 hours. The force is strong with this one.
Suitable for: Anyone that has ever wished that Double Wear had more of a glowy, natural finish!
RRP & stockists: $80, & it's available from Estee Lauder counters from the 2nd of November.
Extra Kirk thoughts: FAB for sensitive skin, as it doesn't contain any fragrance, & is dermatologist-tested. The range of shades is huge- I definitely recommend going in-store to be colour matched. I really like this a LOT. You press the lil button in the compact, the perfect amount is dispensed- NO leaking- it's easy! I also have one to give away...YES!!! Read below to find out how to enter ;)
Finish: A natural, satin finish. No powder needed thanks to it being oil-free!
Coverage: Medium to full, definitely! A little bit goes a very long way.
Longevity: A solid 8 hours- no more, no less! I'll be interested to see how it performs in summer, actually- I have high hopes.
Suitable for: Those of you babes with oily/combination skin. It's fine on my dry skin, but I do need a hydrating primer underneath.
RRP & stockists: $96, from Mecca Cosmetica (you can order online or go in-store, which is basically like going to MUO HEAVEN. And the staff are AMAZING).
Extra Kirk thoughts: This is a GREAT (albeit expensive) foundation. I wanted to try it because I love the brand, & I hadn't really read much about it. Probably one of the heavier-feeling foundations I own, I wear this mainly at night time, or for special occasions- again, one of those products you don't want to use up too quickly! Highly recommend.
**** GIVEAWAY TIME!!!! ****
I have ONE Estee Lauder Double Wear Makeup To Go Liquid Compact to give away! These were only released in NZ 3 days ago, so you'll be one of the first to try it out...woooo!
To go in the draw, comment below & tell me what town/city you're from...and the name of your first pet. Then comment back on the FB post to let me know you've entered!
For an extra entry, make sure you're following MUO on Instagram- link HERE: https://instagram.com/makeupobsessives & that you *like* this page HERE: https://www.facebook.com/makeupobsessivesnz.
CONGRATS TO EBONY FUTTER!!! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your address, & your Double Wear shade- & I'll get this out to you! xxx