Happy 2017 everyone!!!!!
So for a long time now, ever since there was a mass production (fakes) of my beloved Marykay foundations, i began the search for another good foundation. I got BlackUp which was of course very good but also quite expensive, so i had to search further. I got Milani which i didn't really like the finishing so my search wasn't quite over.
Imagine my joy when Hegai & Esther announced the launch of their foundations and other makeup products. I was joyful and very hopeful because hey, it was Hegai & Esther! The makers of the wonderful Hegai & Esther brow gel......so i had a feeling that this was it!
For the benefit of those who don't know, Hegai & Esther is a Nigerian brand......a popular Nigerian brand. They recently launched a line of makeup products. Prior to that, they were mainly known for producing and selling tools for makeup and tools that promote makeup hygiene.
The kind people at Hegai & Esther sent me a bottle of the Duo Cover Photo Perfect Foundation and the Duo Cover Shine Off Perfecting Loose Powder *whoop-whoop!!! Beauty blogger perks!*. I've used the products a lot of times since then, so ladies *and gents?* , i'm glad to announce to you that my search is over! I have found THE foundation.
Before they sent the products to me, i had read a lot of reviews on Instagram. People were really gushing about the products and had only good things to say. And normally, when people gush and rave like that, it gets me wary like "Hmnnnnn.....they have come again. Is it all hype? Are they sure? Is it true?".
The first time i used the foundation, i was floored! It wasn't hype....every review i read was true!
Why do i love this foundation? Let me count the ways....
It smells so good.
It blends easily and seamlessly.
The coverage is great!
It doesn't feel heavy on the face.
See how it blended beautifully?
It comes in a handy glass bottle and contains 30ml of product...just like every other foundation. The product is dispensed through a pump.
I loved it so much that i went out and bought two more. I got only 2 extra because the store i bought from didn't have all the shades i wanted, but i'm definitely getting them!
So if you are currently searching for a very very very good and also affordable foundation, search no more....this is it right here.
The Duo Cover Shine Off Perfecting Loose Powder on the other hand is really soft, blends very well into the foundation and creates a nice matte finish. It indeed perfects the finishing of the foundation. It is matte, so its cool for oily skin.
It has this little puff which most loose powders have, but i prefer to apply with a large powder brush and press it into the foundation, after which i then use dusting motions to brush all over my face.
I used the Hegai & Esther foundation in 'Carrot' and the powder in 'Nutmeg 2' in the picture below, and i love how my face feels matte for hours after i apply the products. Hegai & Esther said the line of products are results of 2 years of research......whatever is worth doing is worth doing well!
WHERE TO BUY
Foundation is N4,500
Powder is N4,000
Worth every penny!