Estee Lauder

The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. is an American manufacturer and marketer of prestige skincare, makeup, fragrance and hair care products. The company owns a diverse portfolio of labels, distributed internationally in up-market department stores, and has its headquarters in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. (

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1,341 products

28,194 reviews

64% would repurchase

Recent Estee Lauder Reviews

Treatments (Face) -Estee Lauder - Micro Essence Skin Activating Treatment Lotion

on 2/26/2017 6:21:00 AM


I am comparing this essence to SK-II Treatment Essence that I’ve been using for years. After seeing EL’s essence get rave reviews, its endorsement from Allure magazine, and that it was nearly half the price of SK-II, I decided to try it out. I should note that I’ve never been unhappy with the performance of SK-II, just the price tag ($99 for 2.5 fl. oz. versus EL’s $58 for the same amount). Comparing bottles, both are frosted glass, SK-II's is cylindrical, EL's is much heavier and oddly triangular. It's just weird and doesn't fit nicely in my medicine cabinet. Upon carefully dropping 3 drops into my hands I noticed (aside from EL’s bottle dispensing a lot more per drop than SK-II’s) that EL is slightly thicker than SK-II’s which feels like water. After application with SK-II, it would absorb almost instantly and my skin would feel immediately softer, fresher, smoother, and comfortable, not tight. Over time, my T-zone was less oily. EL did not have those immediate effects. It felt slightly tacky on the skin, and a minute later when it did absorb, my skin felt drier and tighter than before applying it! I was so shocked! At first I figured that my skin needed time to adjust to the new formula. Now, two months later, it still feels the same: tight, dry, and uncomfortable. Overall, my skin has gotten drier, flaking and itching. I think this could be due to an uncommonly dry winter, but EL doesn’t give me even the slightest relief. I can’t use this up fast enough so I can get back to SK-II. I never should have strayed from perfection and now I’m more willing to pay for it!

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Lipstick -Estee Lauder - Pure Color Envy 220 - Powerful

on 2/26/2017 6:20:00 AM


I love all Estee Lauder pure color envy lipsticks, I have this shade, it is so comfortable to wear, moisturising, pigmented, long lasting, definitely worth the money, the shade itself is a bright pink which is beautiful

Concealers -Estee Lauder - Double Wear Stay-in-Place Concealer

on 2/26/2017 1:19:00 AM


This concealer has great coverage, but that doesn't make up for it's major flaws. The first one being that it is VERY drying. I have no idea why this is recommended for people with dry skin. It feels very smooth and creamy upon application but then becomes so dry and cakey. The second issue with this concealer is that is tends to be ashy. I have pale skin, and the few shades that seemingly would work on me end up drying with an ashy look. This concealer may work well on some skin types but I really would not recommend to people with dry skin.

Powder -Estee Lauder - Double Wear Stay-in-Place Powder Makeup

on 2/24/2017 11:36:00 PM


I have been for years a faithful user of this powder foundation, mostly because the shade Pebble matched my slightly tanned complexion like anything else in the world. The case lasted me almost 8 years with an average of daily usage for 3 months a year, as it was generous 16g. The only gripe I had was that it was not so long-lasting on my combination skin, but used on top of Perfectionist serum and/or a primer (Bare Mineral) it lasted quite well.

I have decided to finally buy a new one, also because the new case has an extra space for a sponge or a small brush, which is very useful for touch ups on the go. I remembered having read that since it has been reformulated 2014 the colours are not longer the same, so I asked to the SA if the new Pebble was exactly like the old one. She said yes, and I also compared the new one to the old one there at the counter and so far they looked pretty much the same.

When I applied the powder the next day though I noticed a few differences: the new colour doesn't correspond to the old one. The new Pebble is much lighter and neutral, almost ashier then the old one. I can wear it right now because I'm only slighlty tanned but as soon as I get darker I will need a new shade and I really don't know which one would match my skin. I welcome EL improving the texture of foundations but I really don't understand why they always mess with the shades, keeping the same names and codes.

Also the texture has changed. The old one was creamier, more moist, so the brush would pick up more and I would achieve a good coverage much faster. In comparison the new is dryer, more like a powder and you need to layer more to achieve the same coverage. The overall effect is indeed very natural and smoothing, I also think that it lasts longer than the older version.

What I didn't like is that after two weeks of usage using a brush it has built a bit of a stain on the surface that I had to remove with a tissue and the golden ring around the pan is easely scratched, which never happened with the previous model. And finally I have noticed that the amount of product has diminished, there are now only 12g.

I'm not sure if I will buy it again, it depends how long I can wear this shade, as for now it seem to be more of a transition shade, and I'm scared of having to start experimenting again to find the right shade for me and considering that it is not cheap I guess that I will start looking for more affordable but equally good brands.

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Treatments (Face) -Estee Lauder - Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II

on 2/24/2017 6:00:00 PM


This is one of the first serums I ever purchased after a GWP. It is nice, absorbs well, minimal earthy scent which I didn't notice after a few minutes. I remember it changing my perspective on serums - illuminating the benefits of additional steps.

I splurged at Christmas for the full sized bottle. While this is okay, I know now I won't repurchase. I have found products that leave my skin softer, brighter, more comfortable. I don't know if Estee Lauder has changed in the last few years but my skin definitely has. I have been trying to use this up ever since. Morning and evening. Face, neck, decollete. Alas, it may last all year as I haven't even put a dent in it.

By no means do I see this as a bad product, but DHC is a much better brand. In the last 10 years, I have moved away from Estee Lauder brands almost completely for various reasons including animal testing stances, discontinuing the best products (or re-branding) at a higher price point, and just not being worth the money. Their products are over-rated, overpriced, and consumers have way more quality options available everywhere. Even earthy, natural options at natural food stores or Garden of Wisdom perform better than this so I would opt for one of them before Advanced Night Repair.

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