Does Really Work? (Foundation Shade Matching Website) is a website that uses science, technology, and engineering math to determine foundation shade matches. But does it work? Let’s talk about it.

Estee Lauder Double Wear 4W4 Hazel vs MAC Studio Fix Fluid C8
Estee Lauder 4W4 Hazel vs MAC C8
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Lancome Teint Idole Ulta Wear Foundation Stick (450 Suede Neutral)

Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation Stick 450 Suede Neutral

If you were around to read my Lancome Makeup Round-Up back in February, you may be surprised that I’m posting about this brand. At the time, I was pretty sure I wouldn’t be purchasing any more Lancome products, but nevertheless, here we are.

If you are a fan of Lancome and are interested in anything, now is a good time to place an order. They have a friends and family sale going on that ends at 11:59 PM PT on August 31, 2021. If you don’t have an account you can get 25% off and those who do have an account (free to join), get 30% off. They have revamped their brush line since I posted my round-up, but you can check that post for an overview of products I have tried from them. I also have stand alone posts for their Color Design Eyeshadow Singles (Gold Lame and Canyon Swatches) and their Dual Finish Highlighter Illuminating Powders (Dazzling Bronze and Sparkling Peche).

Now let’s get into my thoughts on the newly reformulated Lancome Foundation Stick.

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Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Concealer (5W)

Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Concealer in 5W Swatch on Medium Dark Skin
Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Concealer in 5W

I had pretty high expectations for this concealer. I typically have good experiences with Laura Mercier complexion products, so I was hoping this would work out well. Unfortunately, I couldn’t fully test it out because I had an allergic reaction to something in the formula. I do have a few thoughts that I can share based on the two times I was able to wear it.

When I was doing my own research into making this purchase, I couldn’t find anyone with the shade 5W. So, I figured I could at least share a swatch of the shade and compare it to MAC NC45 (pro longwear concealer) for anyone in my shade range that may be curious.

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Sephora Microsmooth Multi-Tasking Baked Face Palette (Captivate)

Sephora Microsmooth Multi-tasking Baked Face Palette in Captivate Swatches

Brand new to the Sephora Collection line up, this face palette in their Microsmooth formula also comes in a lighter version called Enchant. Their Microsmooth face powder has been raved about for years so I had high expectations for this release. I liked the color selection of the darker palette (Captivate) and I actually thought that I’d be able to use every shade. I don’t have that thought often when it comes to face palettes.

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