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Estée Lauder – Double Wear Light

Post by Thandie.

Photo Nico Parker

Photo Nico Parker

Many, many women live and work in sunny climes. Which means that make up needs to be up to the temperature challenge. A stable base is obviously going to be more tricky when sun and sweat are jostling for position. I had that experience shooting in Nigeria on ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ in 2012 – my wonderful make up artist Sharon Martin warmed up my skin tone at the start of the shoot – but honestly, after one week in the heat of Calabar my skin had tanned to a good shade, and we pretty much abandoned foundation. It would not stay on my face!

Since then I’ve been curious about how women manage in the heat? It’s important to have the option of being able to even out our skin tone, maybe cover marks or blemishes – even in the heat. One of the advantages of the new wave of BB creams is that they promise moisturising, foundation and sun protection all in one. But that still doesn’t work when we want to be camera ready – we need more dense coverage.

Thandie Beauty Shot Double Wear Light

Photo & Mup by Kay, hair Maarit Neimala

I found myself in Ghana recently, out in the rural areas, and very much on camera with a crew trailing my every move. I didn’t want to be obviously ‘made-up’ but I did want a polished, natural appearance. In prepping for the trip I had to tackle the ‘what foundation?’ question.

027131640769Kay had suggested I try Double Wear Light, and ladies, IT IS THE STUFF I’VE BEEN WAITING FOR! For entire days on end my make up didn’t move. Whether I was under the direct sun and sweating, or in humidity; the foundation was lightweight and stable. The tones range from pale to dark skin, and offer a Sun Factor of 10. I wouldn’t wear it in lower temperatures because I think it would have a drying effect – but for great results in the sun, this is the stuff  you want.

 Bravo Estee Lauder.

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DisneyRollerGirl and her Jungle Queen lipstick

Navaz in Jungle Queen Lipstick

Navaz wears Jungle Queen. Shirt by Kenzo, hair by Hayley at We Are Cuts London

Navaz Batliwalla set up her blog DisneyRollerGirl in 2007, when the Internet was more of a wave of chat rooms, where aside from established fashion sites such as style.com, there was little in the way of style edits or online features on ‘just under the radar’ fashion brands.

Navaz is also a freelance journalist and stylist and has worked with Dior, GAP and Chloe.

“Lipstick Queen’s ‘Jungle Queen’ is my favourite subtle coral-red for when I need a bit of colour but don’t want a full-on scarlet mouth.”

 

We agree, it’s a perfect daytime coral-red, it’s sheer, with a modern, non glossy finish and as easy to wear as a lip balm.Jungle Queen by Lipstick Queen

 

 

 

 

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Fairy Drops Mascara

Millie Kendall OBE, formerly of trailblazing brand Ruby & Millie, is one half of expert ‘online beauty product edit’ BeautyMART alongside Anna-Marie Solowij, former beauty director of Vogue.

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“I swear by this mascara and it is one of those products I am so proud to have launched in the UK.

Fairy Drops Mascara in Scandal Queen. I have “lash issues” from years of sleeping in my make up, and this just lifts and separates without making my lashes feel stiff. And it is easy to remove (should have learnt to do that 2 decades ago!).”

Kay says: ‘It’s the unique brush that seems to automatically do what my conventional ‘left-to right at the root before sweeping upward’ manouvre does, without the manouvre’

Bibi Eyes

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