Estee Edit: Initial Impressions

Estee Edit: Initial Impressions

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Estee Edit Late Night Eraser Eye Balm, $42

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.

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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.

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 Top: Eye Pencil in Baby Blue

Middle: Eye Pencil in Navy Brat

Bottom: Creme in AquaNova

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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.

*These products were sent to me for my review. As always, my opinions are truly my own. 

  • Really good review, despite it is generally the women’s stuff – not for me 🙂 Keep up the great work !

  • Kelly

    The Estee Edit makes me really curious, I’ve seen tons of reviews but like yours they weren’t exactly raving. I totally get your initial thought on it being Estee Lalonde’s line!

    Kelly Knows It | A life & style blog

  • Katja Knox

    What a shame they were more of a miss than a hit. Beautiful colours though!
    Kat xx

  • I’ve been wanting to try out the skincare products from this line. Seems intriguing 🙂


  • Kitty Limon

    never tried estee products before like you i always associated it with the older generation like my mum and grandmother, bravo to them for the “relaunch”

  • I agree that they should reach out to younger crowd! All the products look nice!
    BS, xx |

  • I don’t know this brand but I really like the minimalist but pretty packaging! I love the two eyeliner colors but the creme shadow doesn’t look really pigmented is that correct? 🙂

  • Elien Voets

    I never heard of this brand, the products seems to be good!

  • This is first time i heard about this, and looks like there are some good products to try xoxo

  • Jamie

    I have heard great things about Estee Edit! I will have to try it out.

    xx, Jamie

  • I’ve heard of this, but haven’t tried anything from it yet. (Also, I totally thought it was Estee’s brand when I first heard of it, too 😛 Whoops!)

  • maca atencio

    Isn’t this the best box? Estee Lauder is one of my favorite brands ever.
    amazing post!

  • Katrina Honer

    These products look amazing. I am a big fan of Estee Lauder but I did not even know about this!

  • Kaleigh Bulone

    this looks awesome!!

  • I haven’t tried these products before. I certainly would! I do like the shades.

  • Patricia Conte

    Thanks for the great review! I’m like you — Estee always used to seem to be for more mature women (like my mom).

  • I greatly appreciate your honesty in this review. So many bloggers only share positive experiences with products, but I appreciate you letting us know that you didn’t like the “serum”

  • Jenine Isa

    I havent tried any of these products but interested in the eye balm.

    Jenine |

  • megkerns

    I had no idea there even WAS another Estee line! You’re right, great branding yet a little confusing. I appreciate your honest review. I can’t believe it ran so much. I’d be totally interested in the eye balm too!