Finding the dream foundation that gives you just the right amount of coverage and leaves your skin glowing isnâ€™t always that easy. In the quest to find the perfect all-rounder foundation, the MiNDFOOD team put EstĂ©e Lauderâ€™s new Futurist Hydra Rescue Moisturizing Makeup to the test.
The Foundation FanaticÂ
STYLE editor and MiNDFOOD beauty editor, Nicole Saunders, has lost count of the number of foundations she has tried over the years and says that these days she prefers lightweight formulations that give skin a luminous glow. â€ś I prefer lightweight foundations that enhance my complexion rather than hide it,â€ť she says. â€śAnd thanks to a whole lot of innovation in the skincare and make-up world, thereâ€™s no reason why a great foundation shouldnâ€™t come packed with skincare benefits,â€ť she adds. â€śSo thatâ€™s always top of my list when hunting for a new foundation formulation to try.â€ť
â€śEstĂ©e Lauder Futurist Hydra Rescue Moisturizing Makeup ($78) ticks all the boxes for me â€“ itâ€™s luminous, acts more like a second skin and has no shortage of skin-health-enhancing properties packed into the formulation. Itâ€™s also fairly easy to build up or pare back coverage wise which means itâ€™s ideal for a number of occasions. I found it was great for day-to-day wear as well as ideal for low-key weekends.â€ť
The Natural Beauty Fan
Staff writer Kathryn Chung confesses that sheâ€™s not much of a make-up person. That being said, Kathryn quickly warmed to EstĂ©e Lauder Futurist Hydra Rescue Moisturizing Makeup. â€śI don’t wear foundation very often so this was a bit of a change for me but I really loved it,â€ť she says. â€śIt was easy to apply, lasted most of the day and suited my skin which is typically quite dry. I also loved that it gave me a soft, radiant glow and even skin tone.â€ť
The Barely There Foundation Enthusiast
Ashley Wallace, one of MiNDFOODâ€™s staff writers, says she tends to opt for barely there foundation formulations. â€śEstĂ©e Lauder Futurist Hydra Rescue Moisturizing Makeup has more coverage than I tend to use in my day-to-day, so when I first applied it I was a tad heavy handed,â€ť she says. Ashley says she quickly realised that the new Futurist formulation glides onto skin and is easy to apply lightly if youâ€™re after a more natural look.
â€śI added a little bronzer, I was very happy with the result. It left me with a subtle, dewy complexion, and the product felt lightweight on my skin. It lasts well throughout the day – the fact that it is buildable means you can take it from day to night. I love that it has a high SPF too with broad-spectrum protection.â€ť
Read more about the benefits of EstĂ©e Lauder’s new Futurist Hydra Rescue Moisturizing Makeup and how to find the perfect foundation right here.Â