12 lipsticks, 16 fluidlines… I think MAC is trying to…
Estée Lauder recently released a new line of beauty products curated by Kendall Jenner, a move to help breathe some fresh, new life into the brand. And… it worked!
The Estée Edit by Estée Lauder blends the quality and consistency of this legacy brand with the vibrancy and youthful spirit of Kendall.
The signature colours are bold and bright royal blue against stark white with an exciting and urban appeal right from the get-go. I mean look at that graffiti-inspired packaging!
Once you dig into the boxes, you’re met with high quality metal compacts and tubes with the graffiti spray paint theme throughout. I received a few of the beauty goodies to play with (there is also skincare!).
The Barest Blush in First Lover is a nude beige blush with gold overspray.
Notice above how I mention overspray? That beautiful gold only lasts for the first two applications. (but oh man, those two applications are glorious).
You’re still left with a beautiful, soft and buttery nude blush that stays on for hours and hours without fading.
After removing the overspray, I did a quick swatch on my arm. You can see this is quite pigmented and has a subtle sheen. It leans a bit more peach on my skin.
Applied here for the first time, you can see the peachy nude shade with that gold overspray. I did not use highlight in this photo (and I am so sad the gold spray is gone now!)
When I first saw a preview of this collection, the Metallishadow Creme + Powder really appealed to me.
I love how compact and convenient the packaging is. You get a heavily pigmented longwear creme shadow on top WITH A MIRROR. The bottom is a screw-top jar with a gorgeous, glitter pigment you can wear over top of the creme or alone.
Scarlet Eclipse contains a bold burgundy cream shadow and pairs that with…
… a rose gold loose pearl pigment.
The creme shadow is really smooth and glides on effortlessly. When you add the loose pigment on top it really transforms your look too.
I used my finger to apply the cream shadow all over my lid and into the crease. It’s important to use your fingers here to keep the cream shadow warm so you can blend. I also used a bit of a warm red shadow from Violet Voss’ Holy Grail palette to transition in the crease.
I then patted the loose pigment all over the lid and into the inner corner using a stiff, flat brush. I love this foiled look!
I was able to achieve a very metallic eye look without dampening my brush at all too!
The lip products I tried really helped me master the art of the ombre lip! I wanted to create a classic red lip look with a bit of an edge.
Turn Up is a yellow transformer that lightens and brightens any shade, so I dabbed that in the centre of the lip, over top of my red lipstick. Then I used Turn Down, a black shade used to darken, to deepen the outer corners making my lips look a bit fuller.
Fun sidenote: this is the look I created for Fashion Magazine’s Beauty Panel Prom Look Challenge!
Have you tried the Estée Edit by Estée Lauder? What are your faves?
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