My Current Favorite Foundation Duo | October 2017


Hey friends! October is coming to a close soon and I still haven’t even decided on a Halloween costume. Oops?? I guess that’s because I’ve been OBSESSED with a good natural beat, lashes, and a nude lip.

I’m a huge fan of mixing foundations! As a young black woman, I’m no stranger to having to mix multiple shades to find my perfect match. But you can also mix your foundation to get the finish that’s just right for you. Lately I’ve been mixing together two products that are already BOMB on their own: the Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup and the L.A. Girl PRO Coverage Liquid Foundation!


Estee Lauder Double Wear is no rookie to the game. She is full coverage and she is fierce! This is the foundation I wear if I’m going out and I need my makeup to last all night. I love how matte it is, but with the colder months and dry skin on the rise, she can go from 0 to 100 a little too quick.

The L.A. Girl PRO Coverage foundation made it’s way around YouTube earlier this year. I heard SO many good things that I just had to try it, and boy am I glad I did! This foundation claims to be illuminating and they aren’t lying. If you like to look dewy and fresh then this is one for you. The coverage is buildable and feels lightweight on the skin.

I was often switching back and forth between the two so I figured why not try them out together?! I hoped that the dewyness of the L.A. Girl would take away from the powdery look that Double Wear can give sometimes. I also love the shade of the L.A. Girl foundation a little more so I went for it and I was pleasantly surprised.

L.A. Girl Foundation in the shade Coffee; Estee Lauder in the shade 6W1 Sandalwood.

Mixing the two together exceeded my expectations. The color was beautiful, it blended out easily, and it dried down to a nice satin finish (my favorite). One of the best parts is that they’re both long wearing, so I don’t have to worry about my makeup halfway through the night or day!

I just put a little bit of each on the back of my hand, mix them with the end of an eyeshadow brush, and then apply the mixture to my face.

Estee Lauder is considered a high end brand, so it is more expensive ($42 at Ulta) than the L.A. Girl ($8.99 at Ulta). It’s almost poetic the way they come together. HA! But don’t let the price fool you, L.A. Girl is not here to play games.

These are my two current favorite foundations to mix! They work together beautifully and I highly recommend both foundations, separate or together.

What do you use for foundation? I’d love to know! Comment below and let me know what your current favorites are and give me some suggestions to try out!

Thank you so much for reading and I’ll catch you in my next post. Bye friends!


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