A day in the life of a beauty editor

As features and beauty editor for Fashion Quarterly, no day for Lucy Slight is the same.

One minute she’ll be sitting at her desk writing about the latest lipstick or must-have foundation formula, the next she’ll be down in the photo studio shooting a beauty editorial or attending a launch for a new cosmetics line. Life as a beauty editor is never boring, and being on top of the game is essential. A no-fuss makeup routine, glowing skin and perfect brows is Lucy’s go-to look.

It’s no surprise then that Lucy found Estée Lauder’s new Double Wear Nude Cushion Stick to be the dream product – it’s about as fuss-free as you can get! See what Lucy gets up to in a typical day and then read her thoughts on the latest foundation to join the Double Wear family, below.

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Lucy’s thoughts:

“First thing’s first, I’ve worn mineral powder makeup for years, and while I dabble in the occasional liquid or cream, I always go back to my trusty mineral. Pet hates with liquids and creams include: being able to feel them on my skin, resulting shiny afternoon T-zone, and too-heavy formulas that don’t let my skin shine through.

But as a beauty editor, it’s my job to try new things – plus, you never know when you’re going to find your next Holy Grail product, right? My first impression of Estée Lauder’s Double Wear Nude Cushion Stick was “how freakin’ awesome – a cushion foundation, in stick form!” – the first of its kind to cross my desk.

Lucy Slight Fashion Quarterly beauty editor

Assuming it would be the same formula as Estée Lauder’s iconic Double Wear Foundation, I thought I’d find the coverage too heavy, but from the get-go it was obvious that not only was the packaging sheer genius, but the formula was too. Light as a feather, the foundation glided onto my skin, sheer and luminous and I was able to build up the coverage just where I needed it, without it going cakey.

It lasted the day, didn’t ever feel sticky or slip off and the ol’ T-zone stayed shine-free too, but the best part? I couldn’t even feel it on my skin – win! I’ll be keeping this in my handbag at Fashion Week, for pre-night time show touch-ups for sure.”

*This article is brought to you by Estée Lauder.