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The foundation my sister and I swear by

January 18, 2016

The Chronicles of Her

Great minds think alike. This week I’m doing something a little different on The Chronicles of Her. I’m often asked about the makeup I use - particularly on my skin - so I decided to share the love. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup is my numero uno. It’s what I use every day, and what I’ve used for the past eight months. I know foundation can be such a personal thing, and what works for one person sometimes doesn’t work for another - so I put it to the test for the day on someone else - i.e. my sister, Breanna.  First things first - we’re kind of same, same, but different: my sister’s a corporate lawyer; I’m self- employed, my skin tends to be quite dry; while hers is more ‘combination’, and she prefers foundation with more coverage for the office, while I like something I can apply only where I need it. Our different skills complement each other - she advises me on how to be a business boss, and I help her curate an amazing work wardrobe (win win). And naturally, we share secrets - like which is the best foundation. She’s had trouble finding one that works - those that look good in the morning don’t last, and those that stay put usually look like clay by the end of the day. So for the purpose of this post, we both wore Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup to our respective ‘offices’ for the day, followed by an event in the evening (to time-test the promised 15-hour wear), and just as I expected... she’s a total Double Wear convert. Good skin is always in. It’s important in her job to look polished and professional, and it’s important in my job for shoots and events. I know some people use different foundations for day and night, but why use two when you can use one that ticks all the boxes? It’s the only foundation I’ve ever used that stays on all day - through heat, humidity and stressful situations. It’s still there when I get home after a long day, but if I have a special event I like to build it up on my cheeks, chin and forehead for more coverage. Oh, and if you’re worried about this making it look ‘cake facey’ like other long wear foundations - don’t be. You can layer it up - it won’t go patchy and it has a semi-matte finish to give just the right amount of glow while your skin’s natural texture shines through. It’s also oil-free - I literally wear it all day, every day and it’s never made me break out once. Cheers to that. Wearing: CARMEN Day: & Other Stories shirt (similar) | ReDone Denim jeans | Chloé shoes | RayBan sunglasses | Gucci bag (similar here & here)Evening: Daniel Avakian dress BREANNA Day: Daniel Avakian dress & neck tie | Celine bag | Saint Laurent sunglassesEvening: Dion Lee dress Photographer:Nicole Cooper *Shot in collaboration with Estée Lauder.