At a meeting with an Estée Lauder research bod (she'd recently been travelling around the world to find out different countries' favourite lipstick shades!) I found out about their double-wear range, which she helps develop. In order to be able to put 'Long-Wear' on their product, Estee Lauder have to put the foundation through rigorous tests to make sure that 80% of it stays on your skin after eight hours - a challenge if ever I heard one. Transfixed by the claims – I'm normally bare faced by 8pm after a work day! – I decided to test the Double Wear Light foundation. And after five days I have to say I'm really impressed. It definitely stays put, the coverage is flawless without being too heavy and it has an SPF in it which is a must. I think I'm in love!
Double Wear Light foundation, £23, www.esteelauder.co.uk
Associate Beauty Editor