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Alternative to Estee Lauder's Day Wear foundation in Fresco

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audley Fri 04-Sep-09 12:10:28

Hi, I have used this foundation for years but I am overhauling my spending and wondered if anyone could recommend a good cheaper alternative. I don't necessarily need such dense coverage now either since I've seen a genious dermatologist!
Thank you

barbiebigpants Fri 04-Sep-09 12:16:35

do you mean double wear??
if so do you use the lighter version or the one in the glass bottle? if you let me know ill recommend something, i used to work for lauder!

audley Fri 04-Sep-09 12:37:30

Oh yes, double wear! The one is the glass bottle, thanks, look forward to your advice smile

barbiebigpants Fri 04-Sep-09 13:12:30

well fresco is a neutral base tone, most foundations tend to be more pink or yellow....so stick with neutral if it works for you!
Double wear is one of the heavier foundations on the market, it is mixed with 2 parts powder which give it its stayting power, to get the same look you might have to start using a separate powder on top of your new foundation.
lasting finish 16 hour foundation rimmel...
max factor lasting performance
or even try clinique, sister company to lauder...same colours just called different names and slightly cheaper.
The new foundation from no7 seems to be quite good too...
as for colours i would put a little of fresco and the back of your hand and try to get the closest shade in any of the above. wait for 10 mins until they dry down though as they tend to change colour.
In boots they have girls to help at the max factor counter so they could match for you!

audley Fri 04-Sep-09 13:43:39

Thanks barbie, what a great thorough answer!! I will do as you suggested as soon as I can get DS off my hands for a couple of hours to give it my full concentration grin

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