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FLAWLESS


In running with the theme of my post where I talked about dealing with my breakout, today focuses on how to cover the breakout. Most days I like wearing CC cream as it is light and I like to cover up the spots with Collection Lasting Perfection concealer. I have veered from this lately but ended up coming back- nothing (even the super expensive stuff) even comes close to how good this is!

In a bid to cover up my sad skin, I went back to my teenage roots. I had bad skin for a period of time in my teen years that involved being on the pill, antibiotics and all of those horrible creams that bleach your good bed-sheets. My skin eventually sorted itself out but I covered it up for school with the good old Estee Lauder Double Wear. Say what you want about this foundation but it covers a multitude of sins. The foundation comes in the biggest colour range I think I've ever seen so make sure to have someone accurately colour matches you. I would suggest asking for a sample before you jump and buy the full size. A sample will usually cover 4-6 faces worth which is great to see if it suited to you. I have been applying this with my Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge. This sponge has revolutionised my makeup application. I have had so many compliments on my skin even while it has been broken out and I think it's largely down to the sponge! Damp it, squeeze out the excess water and apply make-up from the back of your hand. It makes the makeup sit much nicer and with a product like Double Wear, reduces how 'cakey' it can often look. Double Wear is a great product for any of my oily girls out there but I wouldn't recommend it if you have quite dry skin as it could "stick" and become a bit unflattering. Once this foundation is on, it really does not move. I cover up any further blemishes with my Collection Lasting Perfection concealer and follow with powder/blusher/bronzer or whatever I am feeling that day.

One thing to note is, as great as Double Wear is at covering up, ensure you are removing it correctly. It definitely needs more elbow grease than some other foundations. 

Covering up with Double Wear
That Belfast Girl