After a short break I’m back on track on the blog coming with a lot of reviews of products I have finished and some of them are very popular on the web.
One of the most popular products that launched last year was the Estee Lauder Futurist foundation that was targeted for mature, dry and/or aging skin. It was a version of the of the double wear by lighter. I bought during pandemic even though I didn’t need more makeup as I was working from home and not going anywhere, but I’m weak.
Brand: Estée Lauder
Country: United States
The Promise: Features a powerful Estée Lauder skin care formula + Full coverage, breathable, skin-friendly makeup for a radiant complexion for up to 12 hours. Enriched with ionic water, probiotic technology and chia seed extract. Clinical tests showed it
Main ingredients: Glycerin, probiotics, cucumber extract, hyaluronic acid, algae extract, chia extract, sunflower oil, caffeine, coconut extract, vitamin E and urea
Suitable for sensitive skin: Yes
For whom is good: all skin types but is suitable more for drier skins or mature ones. It doesn’t clog pores but if you is too glowing for oily skins.
Free of: parabens, phthalates, drying alcohol and mineral oil
Vegan: Not clear. It has lecithin but it doesn’t say the origin (animal or vegetal)
Cruelty free: No. Estée Lauder does not test in animals, but It sells its products in China. That means by law the country tests the product on animals before is available in the market.
Size: 35 ml / 1.2 fl oz.
Shelf life: 24 months
Packaging: Plastic tube with pump (similar to the one from It cosmetics)
Share range: 28 shades. The shade I used was the 2N1 Desert Beige (a little too light for me)
My review: I will start for the positive aspects of the foundation. It is a very light weight and very easy to apply. My preferred method is with a beauty sponge but as I’m not a makeup artist you can used with your application preference.
It has a decent coverage; in my case it covers my freckles and diminish the appearance of my darker sunspots.
The moment you apply it, it gives you a glowy finish which is nice if you have dry skin as makes your skin looks healthy.
But, this finish does not last. After around 4 hours my skin started to look very cakey and my fines lines were very visible. My pores (which in my case is not an issue for me) appear larger than usual.
I ended up the day with a tired look which is the opposite effect of what I was looking for.
It is targeted for mature skin as it has skincare in it and the glowy finish, but the effect is not long lasting.
How I used it: I used it 3 days per week (on average).
How long did it last: 11 months
What I like the most: How easy it applies
Score: 2/5. below average.
Sustainability score: Low. It is a standard plastic tube, practical yes but can be improved.
Will I repurchase it: No
Where you can buy it: you can buy directly from Estee Lauder page or at beauty retailers in your home country.
Note: I purchased the product reviewed and there are affiliate links in this post