mardi 2 juin 2009

New foundation

I am in need of a new foundation. I think I've whinged about this before. Then the other day I watched Gail's Ode to Estee Lauder Double Wear and realised after hearing such deep love from someone for a product I had to give it a try.

So today I coerced a very grumpy and reluctant sales woman in House of Fraser into finding a shade for me and giving me a sample to take home and try for a couple of days. Her attitude wasn't great, then she amused me when colour matching me, when she sighed and said "I'm afraid you're going to have to be the lightest shade".....should I be ashamed of my pale skin?!

Trying a new foundation really terrifies me - the prospect of it breaking me out is a scary business, but so many work for some people and not for others. You can read reviews until you have them coming out of your ears, but the only way to really know is take the plunge. Hopefully I will love it and soon be back handing over cash for a proper bottle of it. I will report back.

So, Estee Lauder Double Wear in I come. Please be kind to me. I feel like we could become great friends.

3 commentaires:

  1. YAY!!!!

    Ecru isn't the lightest shade is it? Oh yes I think there are 3 parallel: Bone, Shell and Ecru. I believe Shell is somewhat lighter but Ecru is more neutral. Hmmm yes I am rather besotted. I think you'll love it, it's especially good for the hot weather we've been having. Good luck! Can't wait to hear how you get on! xxx

  2. I checked the EL website yesterday and was thinking the same thing - it's not at all is it? Thinking I'll go to Peter Jones (wouldn't want to go back to the grumpy sales woman anyway) and see what they suggest colour-wise

  3. Hello! I just stumbled upon your blog. I tested this foundation out and its lighter counterpart (Double Wear Light) and loved both. Very smooth, great coverage. I bought Light though as I thought it would be better for summer. Might pick up the regular version in the winter. Cheers. Michelle