Flawless & futuristic: Estee Lauder Futurist Hydra Rescue Moisturizing Makeup SPF 45

When it comes to trying out new foundations, something that I’ve been looking for a lot more recently has been if they include SPF in their formula.

For the past few years I have been very religious about applying SPF on my face in the morning, every morning. Now that I’m in my 30’s it was very important to apply this daily since sun damage can speed up the aging process (it’s really important to apply in the morning at any age really). I put a lot of time and effort into applying these expensive products morning and night, so it makes total sense that I would want to protect my investment, right?

Estee Lauder Futurist Hydra Rescue Moisturizing Makeup SPF 45

I recently took part in Estee Lauder’s virtual spring masterclass earlier this week where they sent along a makeup case of bestselling items, including their newest foundation, the Futurist Hydra Rescue Moisturizing Makeup SPF 45 (C$57).  This foundation, available in 28 shades, is a buildable medium- to full-coverage foundation that delivers a 12-hour radiant glow, a lightweight texture, and SPF 45.

Now everyone and their mom raves about the brand’s Double Wear foundation, which I’ve never tried but totally believe the hype about.  Because of that, my expectations were high for this one, and spoiler alert, it didn’t disappoint.

This foundation is powered with high-performance Estee Lauder skincare, including their IonCharged Water, plus probiotic technology and chia seed extract. The brand says that it’s clinically tested to soothe visible redness and irritation, protect against pollution, and hydrate all day.

Swatches of Estee Lauder Futurist Hydra Rescue Moisturizing Makeup SPF 45

Now these are some big claims, so naturally I was very excited to give it a go and let me tell you, it did not disappoint.

I got the shade 1W2 Sand, which is a smidge too dark for me, but nothing that’s super noticeable (plus will be perfect for my tanned skin this summer).  The formula is on the thinner side, but you don’t need a ton of it since it blends out nicely and covers a lot of area with one pump.  I immediately noticed how lightweight the texture was, as well as how hydrating it is.

I do have to say that considering how thin the formula is it does do a great job of giving you nice coverage.  My face instantly looked more radiant and glowing and the wear lasted for a long time, whereas usually my face starts to look a little patchy after five hours or so.

Estee Lauder Futurist Aqua Brilliance Watery Glow Primer

I paired the foundation with the new Futurist Aqua Brilliance Watery Glow Primer (C$49), which is the perfect product to match with the foundation.

This primer is aimed to hydrate skin, strengthen the skin’s barrier to lock in moisturize and help protect against environmental stressors, and nourish skin.

When I applied this I immediately noticed how moisturizing and cooling this felt on my skin.  The texture is a gel-cream which bursts into micro-size water droplets and smooths skin for the rest of your makeup application. It also contains the brand’s IonCharged Water Complex, a triple moisture complex, including two types of hyaluronic acid and glycerin, and is infused with naturally derived ingredients.

Estee Lauder Futurist Hydra Rescue Moisturizing Makeup SPF 45

Since Estee Lauder is known for their skincare, I love how they incorporated these elements into these two new beauty products.  Like I said, I haven’t tried Double Wear, but after trying these items, I don’t think I need to since they work so well, plus hydrated my skin and give me sun protection with the added SPF 45.

Will you be trying out Estee Lauder’s newest face products?

Please note, products provided by PR. All opinions are my own.

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