Estee Lauder’s Invisible Foundation is one of my new favourites; it’s liquidy like MAC face and body but offers a good amount of coverage and a glowing finish that doesn’t look like you’ve been standing over a hot cooker.
Estee Lauder recently released a Invisible Powder Make Up and I have given it a trial run. I love compact foundations but usually the creamy textured sort because of the dry skin I have. I have a lot of powder foundations from Asian brands since they are popular over there due to the hot and humid climates (the powder controls oil and sweat better – not something we have to worry about too much in the UK!).
To use this foundation you can use a brush or the provided sponge; one side is for a sheer coverage (the velvety side) and the sponge side is for more coverage. This can be used alone or over a liquid foundation.
The packaging is typical Estee Lauder in dark blue with gold lettering. If I am honest it’s a bit boring and I would’ve loved a little twist – a bit like how Chanel did the Les Beiges packaging for a change.
Now this texture business. I expected a creamy or possibly airy textured powder. Wrong! Running my finger over this, the powder felt very hard and dry – a bit like how powder I imagine would feel if you were to bake it or leave it out to dry in the sun. So to finger swatch, it was quite pigmented but also just quite hard texture.
HOWEVER! Despite this weird hard texture the powder foundation is JUST right. I wasn’t expecting that – I thought it would stick to dry patches and look cakey and offer little coverage. The powder feels very airy and light on the skin yet somehow evens everything out nicely without much effort.
A bit of Invisible foundation underneath and what a BEAUTY! Even skin but so natural and light light light.
Let’s talk about shades – there are 14 shades once again split into Warm, Cool and Neutral. Mine is 3CN1 which works fine – I would usually go for warm but this works just fine.
Here is my before and after – you can see where I had redness on my cheek it hasn’t covered it totally but I wouldn’t expect something that is ‘invisible’ wear to. It evens everything out without looking heavy and surprisingly, my skin is still quite glow-y. Can’t say fairer than that.
I am really into light and easy to use bases at the moment so I most certainly am enjoying this powder and on top of the Invisible Make Up which I am obsessed with for a daily easy base, it works really well. I am not oily so I don’t know how well it would control oil but it does seem to have the qualities of a setting powder. It is very uncakey which I also like mucho! A bit like MAC Careblend powder but with more coverage.
You can buy this powder foundation for £29 here (or Boots/Selfridges etc.)