Estēe Lauder Perfectionist Youth-Infusing Makeup in 3W1 Tawny Review + Swatches

Here's a review on Estēe Lauder Perfectionist Youth- Infusing Makeup in 3W1 Tawny.

Price: P2,800.00
Bought From: Free
Other Locations: Available in Estēe Lauder counters in Rustan's Shangri-La, Rustan's Makati, Essences Powerplant Mall, Rustan's Alabang Town Center, and Rustan's Ayala Center Cebu


A lot of my friends would rave about Estēe Lauder's foundations, especially Double Wear-I'm on the fence about buying it as I haven't tried any EL liquid foundation ever and I don't know how good their liquid bases are in general. After trying out their new foundation, Perfectionist Youth- Infusing Makeup, I think I shall purchase Double Wear very soon because this foundation has just validated all those raves! Tropical weather- friendly Perfectionist Youth- Infusing Makeup is the perfect way to freshen up after a night of being wasted or a week of being stressed!


This newest foundation by Estēe Lauder is an innovative fusion of skin care and makeup: Oil- free formula hydrates and covers imperfections while Perfectionist Serum fights the signs of aging. It comes in 21 shades and has SPF 25 to protect skin from UV rays.

More about this lovely everyday foundation after the jump! :)

The luxe, display- worthy bottle comes with bouncy pump that dispenses a controlled amount of product every time.

3W1 Tawny is a medium dark beige shade with a yellow undertone. This shade fits girls with NC40-NC42 skin tones. It's got the perfect yellowness to it, thus it suits Filipina skin tones really well. However, this could make mestiza and pinkish skin appear sallow.

Consistency is a bit watery and has a tendency to drip so apply sparingly and by layers. Otherwise, you'll become a dripping mess. Setting time is pretty quick. Coverage is light to medium and not medium to heavy as claimed by EL, but I found that it can look "full" depending on the setting powder you use. It has a yummy, light caramel scent.


Bare skin

Inglot AMC Creamy Concealer in Peach+ Zero Kuma Concealer in 02 + Two layers of Estēe Lauder Perfectionist Youth- Infusing Makeup

This foundation feels and looks so light on the skin, yet coverage is pretty decent-it's like its formula married two of my favorite foundations, Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation and Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Even Finish Liquid Foundation. It can conceal some spots, especially the light and moderate ones, but you will need a thicker concealer for the darker ones. Finish is demi-matte.

This foundation looks good and natural under any kind of lighting and formula is so breathable that it feels like CC Cream on my skin, thus it's one of those perfect daytime foundations in my opinion, not to mention one of those perfect tropical weather foundations given its consistency, decent SPF content, and oil- free formula, plus it makes me look fresh even if I didn't get to sleep properly the night before or I'm stressed at work.

My minor issues with this foundation are: 1.) Formula is not moisturizing so everyone needs to prep with a moisturizer before wearing this product 2.) It tends to fade for a wee bit on oily skin so I make sure to wear it with a primer and set it with a mattifying powder-good thing these issues can be remedied easily! 

I've been using it everyday ever since I got it and that's like two weeks ago. :) I recommend this product to anyone who wants a skin care- based foundation, to fake a fresh look naturally, who's always out everyday to meet clients and do presentations/proposals/pitches, and those with slightly dry, oily, normal, and combination oily/normal skin types.


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8 Lovely Thoughts

  1. the coverage finish was so flawless ms m! i know you'll give it 4/5! and the price is just right for the quality =)

  2. You look flawless with this foundation. Estee lauder has a promising range of foundations. my sister has one , estee lauder double wear and its a great fopundation. Maybe i'll try this one once my shiseido ran out

  3. oh wow oh wow I want this! I very seldom come across foundations that suit my skin type and my skintone. I bet this would be great on me because I have oily skin. Yehey I have to save up though since it's not exactly affordable.

    I wonder how long a bottle will last?

  4. I really like how you do your make-up Ms. M. Its too flawless that I would like to search a video of your make-up tutorial. I have never tried any EL product but hopefully once of this days :)

  5. You look stunning as always!
    I like the coverage of Estee Lauder Perfectionist.
    I got the chance to use this myself and MAN it was AMAZIIING. hihihi

    I have breakouts and I needed a good coverage for my face because my work requires me to interact with people everyday so I used this and I fell inlove with this product!
    My skin felt nice and soft feels like I haven't wore anything.
    I continue to use this everytime I go to work and it looked amazing on me.
    After a horrible breakout I was very happy to try this after buying tons of BB Creams/Foundation but didn't work out.

    It looks natural and perfect also for dry skin.

    Although it is a bit pricey but it guarantees good result and long lasting coverage atleast in my own opinion.

    Thank you.

  6. I've never tried any EL liquid foundations too. I've only used their face creams and those worked for me very well. So I bet this product would be okay for me. I love the finish, it looks flawless. :) And it can be used by almost everyone (if not everyone). A bit pricey though but I think it translates to the quality.

  7. Now that I think about it, I have never actually tries any Estee Lauder product. I dont know, i never seem to be attracted to this brand. I feel like this is marketed towards a more mature market. This foundation looks good though.

  8. Ive seen many girls nc30 to nc42 wear this shade tawny


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