As the title of this post suggests, I have been a busy bee this past week.... Spending HUNDREDS and HUNDREDS of dollars hauling beauty items. I know, I said I wouldn't haul anything for awhile to concentrate on what I already have, but I have no self control, ergo the big box of beauty stuff! I seriously die a little inside when I think of all the moolah I wasted on these items. Then I pinch myself and say 'Girl, makeup is never a waste!'. Can you identify any or all of the goodies in the box?
Alright, enough chit chat about the hauls, let's just get right into one! Estee Lauder. A wonderful, timeless makeup company, that I am only now deciding to connect to - because I, for some reason, have admittedly been a little slow to join the masses. What got me interested in trying out Estee Lauder is my age old mission to find the perfect holy grail foundation for my skin. After hearing about Estee Lauder's Double Wear Foundation, I knew I had to try it. It seemed like fate after all, a foundation perfect for oily skin, that had yellow and olive undertones, full coverage and a matte finish... basically everything I always wanted! So I walked up to the Estee Lauder counter at Myer and requested a sample. I basically figured out a match myself using online photos, and lucky I did since the sales woman was completely unhelpful and seemed like she herself didn't know how to match the foundation. I am fortunate enough to have found my match first go, so thank you to all the lovely people who share photos and information online of their matches! I am in the shade 3W2 Cashew. I'm almost done with the sample so I'll definitely be purchasing a full bottle soon!
Basically after falling in love with Double Wear, I checked out other Estee Lauder products available online and just couldnt help myself from buying these when I saw good deals!
I purchased the Estee Lauder Pure Colour Long Lasting Lipstick in shade Midnight Pink, Tender Blush in shade Pearl and the beautiful Tom Ford Estee Lauder Azuree Soleil Collection's The Face Glow in shade Bronzee.
I absolutely love my purchases! They feel and look so luxurious! The Pure Colour Long Lasting Lipstick and Tender Blush have the signature Estee Lauder gold packaging and logo imprinted on them. The Face Glow has a beautiful frosted glass bottle and a gold and mint green cap as it is part of the Tom Ford for Estee Lauder Azuree Soleil Collection. All of the packaging is stunning and feel sophisticated and timeless, as expected from all Estee Lauder products. All the products applied beautifully and smoothly and were very pigmented. I must say, all of them are absolute loves! Here are the products and their swatches!
The Estee Lauder Pure Colour Long Lasting Lipstick in shade Midnight Pink is absolutely stunning! It has a beautiful lustre and lasts 3-4 hours without eating. Once I ate I found that although it wore out slightly, it left a beautiful stain which looked nice and natural and was not patchy whatsoever. I believe this shade would suit any skin tone as it is so feminine and a beautiful shade of pink.
The Tom Ford Estee Lauder Azuree Soleil Collection's The Face Glow is absolutely stunning! It's so silky and sheer making it perfect for a glow. As an oily skinned girl, I use this as a highlight, blending it onto my face with a foundation brush directly or mixing it with a little bit of foundation then applying it over the high points of my face. It just adds a gorgeous glow since the liquid has light shimmers running through it. Shimmers, not glitter! It was so hard to photograph the beautiful lustre this gives that I had to use a darker background to capture it. Even with that, the photos do not do The Face Glow any justice! I did a heavy swatch and a swatch blended out.
|The swatch above was taken to deliberately show the shimmer in The Face Glow. This photo shows the swatches more true to life.|
Last but not least is the Estee Lauder Tender Blush in shade Pearl. This baby is beautiful! I use it as a highlighter above the apples of my cheeks. The shimmer in this is slightly chunkier than The Face Glow but not glittery or crazy at all so it can be used as a highlighter elsewhere on the face when sheered out. As I am oily skinned, I do prefer The Face Glow as an all over highlighter since the shimmer is finer and prefer this just as a cheekbone highlight. That said, it is still simply a stunning product! I could see this on a bronze goddess look as a highlighter and blush!
I absolutely love all my Estee Lauder purchases so so much. They really are luxurious and really good in quality. I cannot wait to purchase and review the Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation for you guys! Got to save a little money first after that giant haul though! Have you tried Estee Lauder products before? What are your thoughts on them?