12 lipsticks, 16 fluidlines… I think MAC is trying to…
I have been to quite a few events over the years, but none as exciting as the Estee Lauder Spring/Summer preview I went to last week.
First, it was at Estee Lauder HQ in Toronto (the Mothership!) and second, I have been waiting for the Bronze Goddess collection release for what seems like months. Once you see the collection, you’ll understand why.
3-MINUTE BEAUTY SOLUTIONS
Each Global Artist from Estee Lauder was challenged to create simple, 3-minute beauty tricks/looks. The top ones were chosen to be featured at Estee Lauder counters worldwide. So basically you can go to any EL counter and ask for a quick fix look.
“THREE MINUTES IS ALL BEAUTY SHOULD EVER TAKE” – Estee Lauder
Start with the Double Wear Brush on Glow BB Highlighter Pen and dot it on at the head, arch and tail of brow. Blend each separately. Fill in the brows with a pencil from bottom up for a stronger brow, or fill in top down for lifted look.
Starting with the Glow BB Glow Highlighter Pen again (this thing is a workhorse) pat on lid as primer. Then take a Double Wear Stay-in-Place Eye Pencil and fill in from lashline and all over lid (I believe they used the coffee shade here). Smudge out with fingers, then set with shadow to lock it in place.
Sky High Cheekbones
Use your outer palms against your cheeks to find the hollow. Then take Double Wear Stay-In-Place Concealer in a shade 1-2 shades darker than your skin and put on your pointer fingers (as seen above). Then pat each finger on the hollows! Add Glow BB Highlighter on the top of the cheekbones and blend towards each other but never together. For the finishing touch, apply blush in an X shape on the apples for a youthful glow.
After that, WE GOT A SPRING/SUMMER PREVIEW TOUR!
Estee Lauder teamed up with designer Courreges for this mod-inspired collection. And the good news is, this will start popping up into some select Sephora stores in Canada soon!
My faves: the Highlight powder (currently sold out on Sephora) and the white liquid liner.
Another mod-inspired creation: Starting March 26, you can grab this amazing GWP at Sears. With any EL purchase over $36.50, get a Lisa Perry Designer Bag filled with goodies and a 10-day supply of foundation.
Spend $80 or more and add another small bag with 3 Pure Color lipsticks!
Double Wear Stay-In-Place Eye Pencils – I believe there are some new shades, including some LE, and the changed the smudger to a silicone one, so it’s easier to clean and more durable!
Perfecting Loose Powder – the softest, silkiest powder I have ever felt. It has a bit of a cooling sensation.
Pure Color Envy Shine Sculpting Lipstick – previously an Asia-exclusive, I know Jenn from A Beautiful Zen is obsessed with these.
Pure Color Nail Polish – new shades!
I swatched two neutrals: Baby Cashmere and Mischievious Rose. Both AMAZING.
Little Black Primer – boost your existing mascara or use as a top coat to seal in. (check out Jenn’s review)
Pleasures Floral – a new addition to the Pleasures line. It’s a sweet floral, sort of Jasmine-y? I don’t love florals, but I love this!
Aerin Rose de Grasse and Gradual Tan
Revitalizing Supreme line with new Mask Boost
Re-Nutriv Ultimate Diamond Sculpting Infusion and Transformative Energy Creme
Clear Difference line including Complexion Perfecting BB Creme (I have heard good things!)
Crescent White – previously an Asia-Exclusive, this lightens and brightens!
Vitality8 – makes skin look refreshed and rested.
Did you know Advanced Night Repair is the #1 repair serum in Canada?
New additions include, Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex and Eye Serum
The moment I had been waiting for, the limited edition Bronze Goddess collection. Behold… this beauty.
The Shimmering Body Oil Spray is so beautiful and smells like coconuts and the beach.
Two face palettes, the bottom one I believe is a Sephora exclusive? Sorry for the low-quals photos.
Are you ready? Are you sitting down???
The Bronze Goddess Illuminating Gelee Bronzer has been haunting my dreams since December. And wow, totally worth the wait. This subtle rose gold shimmer bronzer is perfect for my skin, leaving a sunkissed peach glow. Available at The Bay now…
And I was lucky enough to get one at the event, along with a gorgeous Pure Color lipstick and some Vitality8 serum. Stay tuned for my review on the Bronzer coming in the next few days.
On my shopping list:
Glow BB Highlighter
Courreges Highlight Powder
A few Pure Envy Shine lipsticks
A few Double Wear Pencils
What’s on your list?
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