Back from my mini getaway! Mini sad story; I bit myself at the corner of my lip and it swelled to the size of a grape. For some reason I didn’t think too much about it until I was wearing lipsticks and taking pictures for my blog and realized how strange it looked!! ><
The Estée Edit has been out for a a few months now and I finally am hopping on to my reviews for them! My mom has always been a fan of Estée Lauder but I always found the products/makeup to target the more mature audience. The creation of The Estée Edit definitely appealed to the young adults like me and seeing all the photos on Instagram intrigued me. In the post, I am featuring a look using the Mattified Lipstick, Flash Illuminator, and The Barest Blush.
Packaging wise, The Estée Edit did a great job IMO to target the younger group of consumers; I for one love blue and the colours and the font caught my eye quickly. There is also a skincare line that I might try sometime in the future; if my mom swears by Estée Lauder’s Advance Night Repair, I wonder if The Estée Edit brought the same quality to their serum too.
Swatch first, reviews below!
The Mattified Lipstick ($26CAD) is one of products I was most excited about. There are a total of 11 shades and I’ve seen the green lipsticks floating around the internet and in stores, which looked interesting but I still prefer the more wearable colours. The packaging has a weight to it; the vertical striped design is similar to Charlotte Tilbury’s lipsticks. #11 You’re Welcome is a true matte red shade that is bold and sticks out like a stop sign. Matte lipsticks and I have come a long way; I used to be terrified of them but there are so many more wearable formulas today. The Estée Edit’s Mattified Lipstick gives promising pigmentation without drying out the lips. 20% of the formula is made of conditioning oils such as jojoba oil. I did have some dead skin on my lips and when I wore the lipstick over it, the chapped bit looked like dried blood (-_-) so be sure to exfoliate beforehand to avoid this problem!
The red lasted around 4 hours on me and even removing the lipstick evenly was no small task (coconut oil was my best bet!)
The shimmery overspray on the The Barest Blush ($32 CAD) is only on the top layer and is pretty much gone after a few brush swipes. Beneath that is a velvety matte blush. There are four shades: First Lover, Coy Coral, Purr Pink, and Ember Glow. I received 02 Coy Coral which is a soft coral-peach and very flattering on my pale-yellow skin tone. I wish there was some illuminating properties to it though, as you see in my swatch above, it looked really pretty with a nice sheen, whereas a matte coral is more common. The blush contains sunflower seed oil that helps blend the blush into your skin naturally. It lasted for the whole day; those who have oily skin will probably enjoy this blush lots! It’s important to not pack up too much powder onto the brush as I found it could get a bit chalky. I really like the size of the blush; it fits tightly in the palm of my hand!
The only Flash that has my heart is Grant Gustin, but The Flash Illuminator ($35CAD) knows how to bolt its way into my summer favourites. The Flash Illuminator comes five shades: Spotlight, Morning Light, Day Light, Sun Light, and Night Light. I’m always after the dewy skin/nice cheekbones look and this guy makes it easy. Sun Light is a copper shade and I just need less than a pea sized amount to blend into my cheeks to add definition on my face. It contains hyaluronic acid and a blend of micro-fine pearls to hydrate the skin and give it a soft glow.
It comes in a pump packaging and the product is a bit when it gets squeezed out. When I blend it on my cheeks, I have to do it FAST or else part of my face is over saturated with the colour. Sun Light can get dangerously too orange, I wouldn’t purchase this shade again but I’m itching to try Spotlight (a pearly white shade) and Morning Light (a shimmery nude shade.) The good thing is, Sun Light blends easily with foundation and lotions so you can get a nice sun kissed glow anywhere.
I tried wearing the Flash Illuminator and The Barest Blush at the same time but it was way more pigmentation than one picture could handle, so I wore them on my face separately.
Overall, The Estée Edit has really fun makeup products and the price is not too bad when comparing to other things you find at Sephora! “You’re Welcome” is a red that makes me feel like a real adult yet young at the same time!
You can find The Estée Edit products at your local Sephora.
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