I have been on the hunt for the perfect lightweight foundation for months. For the longest time I would just mix my face lotion with a drop of Benefit foundation that was a shade too dark to mix my own lotion/foundation combo whenever I felt I needed a tad more coverage.
I went to Sephora on two different occasions and they sent me home with their tinted moisturizer (no bueno) and the second time I left with Laura Mercier tinted moisterizer. The Laura Mercier was better but still not what I was looking for. I felt like it was hardly any coverage at all and ended up not using it.
Enter Estée Lauder's BB creme!!!
Idealist Cooling Eye Illuminator / Advanced Night Repair / BB Creme / Double Wear StayInPlace Concealer
A bff and bridesmaid of mine is an account coordinator at Estée Lauder. She gifted me these samples to try and I am obsessed with every single item.
The BB creme tops the charts -- it's a light and smooth foundation that is applied after your moisturizer. With SPF35, it lasts all day long and provides the natural coverage I have been looking for.
The eye illuminator would be my second favorite. Applied underneath your eyes before your under-eye concealer, this creme has a cooling effect on puffiness, dark circles and fine lines. Being Lebanese, I have heard about "dark circles" since I was a child!! The angled tip of this illuminator stays 10 degrees cooler than its surroundings and is so refreshing to massage under my eyes in the morning when I'm applying my makeup. After it's applied my under-eye concealer blends so smoothly and naturally.
I love it. It's exactly what I've been looking for and I'm hooked!! I had to share with y'all in case any of you are on the hunt for the perfect coverage like I was. If anything, stop by the counter and have them blend the BB creme with your skin tone. You won't be disappointed.