This foundation is genius because it solves two problems. First, those trendy cushion compacts gross me out a little bit because you can’t clean the cushion in which the foundation sits. Estée Lauder’s Double Wear Nude Cushion Stick Radiant Makeup (£28) dispenses the foundation up through the cushion which you use to blend and buff the product in. You can unscrew this cushion and give it a good clean. Second, the sponge unit means that you don’t need to dispense the liquid onto your hands to apply, it makes liquid foundation fully portable for application on the commute (yes, I do my makeup on the tube. No, I don’t care what anyone thinks).
The foundation itself feels lightweight (it’s a buildable sheer-to-medium coverage); it says it lasts for eight hours and that’s pretty bang on the money—I find it lasts all day, but I have an oily complexion so I do need to touch-up around my T-zone and nose if I’m heading out after work. Oh, and it comes in an impressive 22 shades.
Estée Lauder Double Wear Nude Cushion Stick Radiant Makeup (£28)