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Estee Lauder Futurist Aqua Brilliance Liquid Foundation & Compact Makeup Review

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Foundations are just getting better and better – they not only give hope for blemished skin to look smooth and flawless, they now come with skincare properties that promise to leave our skin feeling hydrated and fresh even AFTER we take it off.

While looking super elegant and sexy at the same time.

My Thoughts On What Makes A Good Foundation

  • On a good skin day -> Enhances my skin, not mask it
  • On a bad skin day -> Conceals my skin imperfections and not aggravate the sensitivity
  • Have enough shades to match different skin tones and undertones
  • Easy to apply and blend
  • Does not clog my pores

Estee Lauder Futurist Aqua Brilliance Moisture Infused Liquid Makeup SPF15/PA++ fulfills all my requirements and then some. I am in LOVE.

I first got to try it at the Estee Lauder photoshoot.

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It also comes with SPF15 and is super-charged with the ingenious Revival Plant Extract which has the ability to preserve itself from dryness. Say what?

Moisture-Infused

This extract is derived from the hardiest wild flowering plant in the Balkans, known as the ‘Resurrection Plant’. It survives in the harshest weather conditions by being able to completely dry out and then bounce back once water is introduced.

What an interesting plant, isn’t it!  Woah, what would I give to possess such dexterity for survival and self-motivation! It leaves the skin feeling soft and hydrated even AFTER removing it.

The formula also contains a patented Sustainable Moisture Complex composed of hyaluronic acid and ceramide spheres to lock in the moisture even after makeup is removed.

Hydrated skin is hard to come by, especially in our erratic weather, so this moisture-infused foundation is definitely going to deliver the extra dewiness that Asian skin needs.

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Best Foundation For Oily Skin in Humid Weather: MAKE UP FOR EVER Mat Velvet + Matifying Foundation

Anything that has ‘MAT’ in it makes me sit upright, my eyes open doubly large, and forget to blink as I read review after review of how that product mattifies the skin, controls oil, and reduces shine. I’m a mattifying junkie, whatever that means. Haha!

I was actually doing reasearch on the Make Up For Ever HD Foundation but wasn’t convinced it was good for me since many claim it gives a dewy finish. I try to avoid foundations that promise a dewy finish because for oily skins, a dewy finish more often than not melts into a greasy finish. It was with great excitement that I discovered the MAKE UP FOR EVER Mat Velvet + Matifying Foundation!

If you have oily skin like me, live in a hot and humid climate like Singapore, or just want a solution to keep your face less shiny, then buckle up and explore what I think is the best mattifying foundation yet! YAY!

From Sephora:

A shine controlling, oil-free, water-resistant, complete coverage liquid foundation.

Hides imperfections, evens out skin tone, and mattifies with a non-oily, perfectly powdered finish. The result is flawless and lasts for hours.

Although this foundation provides full coverage, the end result is completely adjustable to fit your needs – a little goes a long way.

 

Packaging

Packed in a lightweight, frosted, rubber-textured bottle, the Mat Velvet + Foundation travels well without you having to worry about it spilling or breaking. Think easily breakable glass bottles like Revlon Colorstay Foundation and Lancome Maqui Blanc Miracle Foundation. The MUFE foundation bottle is so light I thought it had less content than the other brands! But nope, they all contain 30ml.

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