Estee Edit: Initial Impressions
So. . .to be completely honest, when I first heard about this launch, I totally thought it was Youtube blogger Estee Lalonde’s beauty launch. Mostly because I had seen it all over other beauty youtuber’s snapchats.
After doing some research (a.k.a. GOOGLE), I learned it was not, (DUH) and it was actually Estee Lauder’s (DOUBLE DUH) capsule collection aimed at “millennials”, which, to be honest is a really smart move. When I was younger, I would always associate Estee Lauder with my Mom; she had the creams and makeup so it was always an “older ladies” makeup brand to me. I applaud Estee Lauder for reach out to younger crowd.
Estee Edit Radiance Activator Treat + Prep + Glow, $55
I. . .was really confused with what this was. On the pamphlet that came with it, it was labeled a serum. However, when I pumped it, the consistency was more like a thick highlighter. I’m used to very gooey/sticky Korean serums which spread easily over your face. This one came out a bit thicker. The description is also confusing in that it’s labeled radiance activator and prepper. Those words make me think of primers. . .which is not the same as a serum.
After trying it, I wasn’t that big of a fan. When using it on it’s own, it made my skin feel a little dry and didn’t spread easily. It was only when I mixed it in with my moisturizer that it spread easily but then my face looked greasy afterwards. So, this was a “Nay” from me.
Estee Edit Inside Track Eye Kajal (in Navy Brat/Baby Blue), $22
This one I was a fan of! Kind of. . .
Let me explain. I love the concept of this, that the two colors compliment each other. The pigmentation is amazing, the color is beautiful. Actually, BOTH colors are beautiful, both the icy blue and the rick dark navy blue. However, OMG this runs sosososo much. This might be because I have an oily face and I didn’t use a setting powder/primer for my eyes, but when I used the liner, by the time I got to work (about 40 minutes later), I looked like a damn raccoon. It ran everywhere.
SO, if you are going to use this, make sure you use primer or a powder to set it.
This one is an eye balm that is supposed to instantly refresh and brighten your eyes. I’ve been using this one sporadically. I generally use eye cream both at night and during the day. I feel like this one is more for pre-makeup application so I’ve only been using it during the day. So far, I haven’t noticed too much of a difference. I do like that the tip is metal, so it does give off a cooling effect. And I am a fan of eye balms in this sort of container, as it’s easier to just swipe under my eye.
Estee Edit Metallishadow Creme + Powder (in AquaNova), $25
My thoughts on this product are about the same as my thoughts on the eye pencil. Amazing pigmentation and beautiful on only if use your primer/powder. I do love that there’s both a creme and shadow in the same pot.
Top: Eye Pencil in Baby Blue
Middle: Eye Pencil in Navy Brat
Bottom: Creme in AquaNova
Has anyone tried these products from The Estee Edit? If so, tell me your thoughts! I’d really like to know if I was alone in these observations haha.