Okay, here’s a product name I may not be able to remember: Estee Lauder DayWear Sheer Tint Release Advanced Multi-Protection Anti-Oxidant Moisturizer.
Wow, 12 words? It could be a sentence if we squeezed in a verb.
Let’s try it!
Estee Lauder Likes DayWear Sheer Tint Release Advanced Multi-Protection Anti-Oxidant Moisturizer…
Tada! Let’s call it DayWear for short.
DayWear is a product I’d like to remember, because I think it has a few good things to offer fans of the barely-there makeup look. In a nutshell (I’ve always loved that phrase; I picture things in little nutshells), it’s a lightweight, super sheer tinted moisturizer that comes in just a single shade, and it’s designed to work on most skin tones, giving them a healthy, even-toned glow.
The product goes on as a grayish beige, but it slowly darkens as I massage it into my skin, which is kinda cool. The shade I end up with appears to be a pretty good match for my tan, and I like that its quiet, glowy finish doesn’t look flat or severe.
“The all-day Super Anti-Oxidant Complex is so powerful,” Estee Lauder says about their proprietary blend, “no anti-oxidant we’ve researched comes close.” It’s a mix of compounds like Vitamins C and E, Eukarion (a synthetic anti-oxidant) and EGT (Ergothioneine, an amino acid with anti-oxidant properties).
Both of the active ingredients in the product, which is rated SPF 15, are sunscreens, octisalate (a UVB sunscreen) and avobenzone (a UVA sunscreen), so the general idea appears to be that it’s a tinted moisturizer that prevents sun damage.
Unblended on left and blended (almost invisible) on right
DayWear offers very, very sheer coverage, which does even out the blotchiness around my nose and mouth a little bit, but it’s too sheer to conceal pimples or anything like that.
Like most Estee Lauder products, DayWear is scented, and the fragrance is pretty strong, too. It also lingers on the skin. I think it smells like a sunscreen, but I also detect notes of ripe banana and papaya. Overall it’s not unpleasant, but you might want to give it a sniff before you buy.
I like DayWear, but I think it’s of limited use. I could see myself reaching for it on vacation, like when I wanted to quickly add a hint of color en lieu of full makeup, but I normally prefer face products that provide more coverage, especially when it’s something this pricey.
If you like the scent and need very little coverage, it could be worth a try.
PRICE: $43 for a 1.7-oz. tube
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Estee Lauder counters and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,