At the insistence of Grey (and all the praising of Double Wear & DW Light that she & Ana have done), I went to the Estee Lauder counter to get matched. I explained to the lady working there that I have a strong pink overtone that I prefer neutralized, and that I have neutral undertones. She applied some Double Wear Light in Intensity 1, and had me go outside to look with a mirror. I wish I’d brought my camera because I always take pictures of me in foundations with no flash in direct sunlight. While inside, it looked like it was too dark, and outside it still looked a bit dark. There was a noticeable line from my face to my neck. So she wiped that off and noted that when she rubbed my face it got red(aka the pink overtone saying hi!), and I said yes, that happens whenever I cleanse. She next tried the original Double Wear in Shell. When I heard the name I thought shell pink, but figured since I’d clearly stated that my undertones are neutral and I do NOT want to accentuate the pink overtone, she wouldn’t put me in a cool foundation. I was incorrect. She did give me a sample of the Shell to take home and try. I think it’s a touch too pink, so I’m going to head back tomorrow and get a sample of Ecru, which is the lightest neutral in that foundation type.
However, I did pick up the Gold Bronze ShadowStick pencil, and I also picked up an eye cream that Grey said was simply amazing – the Resilience Lift Extreme Ultra Firming Eye Cream. As I was at Belk’s department store, they told me that if I didn’t like the eye cream, I could simply return it for a refund. They don’t do samples on skincare products there. I figured if I could return it, then it wouldn’t hurt to try it.
Resilience Lift Extreme Ultra Firming Eye Cream
Gold Bronze ShadowStick
Double Wear foundation in Shell
Free Gift with Purchases
2 makeup bags
Cool Eye Shadow Duo in Tranquil Moon & Provocative Plum
Cheek Trio in Radiant Peach, Bronze Goddess, Rose Pearl
Sumptuous Bold Volume Lifting Mascara
Gentle Eye Makeup Remover
Advanced Night Repair Serum
Resilience Lift Extreme Ultra Firming Creme SPF 15
I really was amazed at the amount of GWP the lady gave me. I have no idea if that’s normal or not.
Of course, I had to swatch it all.
The blush, Radiant Peach, is rather nice. The highlighter, Rose Pearl, is darker than I normally like for a highlighting shade, but I think it could be used as an eye shadow. The Bronzer definitely works as a contour if used lightly. The eye shadow duo is really tame by my standards, as is the lipstick.
The sumptuous bold volume lifting mascara works a million times better than the previous mascara sample that I tried, which was the Magnascopic volumizing mascara.
I tested out the foundation, cheek trio and mascara, so I’ll be posting a look with that soon.
Products purchased by me. All opinions are my own.