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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1,370 products

28,822 reviews

64% would repurchase

Recent Estee Lauder Reviews

Primer/ Corrector -Estee Lauder -Matte Perfecting Primer

on 5/23/2018 2:25:00 PM


Omg this broke me out so bad. Its been a month since ive last used it and my skin is still recovering.

Cleansers -Estee Lauder -Take it Away Makeup Remover Lotion

on 5/23/2018 5:16:00 AM


I can't begin to tell...what even is this? It didn't remove much of my makeup and left my skin feeling dirty, oily, and disgusting. "Rinses away easily and leaves skin feeling soft and smooth with no greasy afterfeel or oily residue," what? Are we talking about the same product? And to remove eye makeup? Didn't even think of trying that. The instructions said to apply it to dry skin which I did, but I also tried to wet my face first just to see if there's a difference and nothing improved. And I had to use a lot of it every time to feel like it's "doing something" but that didn't really increase its effectiveness, although I did use it up pretty quickly and that's a good thing. I really wanted to give this product a one-star but it's not bad enough in my book. At least it didn't irritate my sensitive skin right? Anyway I'm very glad it's only a 1 Fl Oz / 30 ml sample, otherwise I'd probably be furious with such a purchase.

Moisturizers -Estee Lauder -DayWear Advanced Multi-Protection Anti-Oxidant Creme Broad Spectrum SPF 15

on 5/23/2018 4:23:00 AM


The .5 Oz/15 ml sample size lasted me two months so that's not bad, although I felt like I had to use a lot of the product to cover my whole face every time. I LOVE the fresh cucumber smell! Quite light-weight and the moisturizing level is ok. But other than these there's nothing too special about it.

Liquid -Estee Lauder -Double Wear Stay in Place Makeup

on 5/18/2018 4:12:00 AM


This is a cult foundation for a reason, that being its staying power. It adheres to the skin like paint, and stays there until you take it off. I find it could be described as specifically formulated for oily skinned ladies and gents, as it doesn't need setting powder (unless you have exceptionally oily skin i presume), doesn't break down on critical oily areas throughout the day (nostrils, in between the brows, nose, inner cheeks), doesn't oxidize or change color. I absolutely adore it and yes, if i had to wear a single foundation for the rest of my life, this would be it.
This is my "husband" foundation. The rest are all occasional, short-termed, exciting but quick-fizzling, cool-but-enough-now "affairs".

- one of the few foundations that actually does what it claims to do;
- great coverage without looking dry, cakey or streaky;
- beautiful smooth finish, like glass/paint;
- very long lasting;
- unbreakable, doesn't dissolve on oily areas or under the eyes. This particularity is almost impossible to find in other foundations, in my opinion, and if met, it comes with significant disadvantages (extreme thickness, dryness, for example the Kat Von D/ LA Girl foundations);
- contrary to other reviews, i personally don't find it drying under the eyes at all. Eye cream is a general must for the skin regardless of one wearing makeup or not;
- extensive shade rage, for pretty much everyone;
- very buildable if applied fast;
- a little goes a long way, a bottle will last for months with daily use;
- replaces concealer successfully;
- good skin tolerance (didn't break me out);
- wonderful natural look for its consistency and coverage. Pretty much 5% heavier on the skin than liquid foundations.

- expensive (but good things cost money);
- the significant shade range makes it difficult to choose one's right tone, particularly in store lights;
- the glass bottle albeit beautiful is not user-friendly and needs a pump;
- needs attentive removal, hard to scrub off.

I will continue to repurchase this foundation and not the light version as i don't want to stray. The company could offer a more extensive guideline for choosing the right shade and add a pump and they'd be market leaders.

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Eye Shadow -Estee Lauder -Pure Color Envy 5-color palette

on 5/17/2018 12:21:00 PM


When the Pure Color Envy 5-palettes range was newly released (2014?) with reformulated eyeshadows I got myself the #07 Infamous Sky. Several weeks later I came back to purchase the Ivory Power. The quality was excellent. The longevity without any primer on my *very* oily lids was superb, like 6-8 hours - that was the main reason why I bought them. The blendability - great (however, for the price it should be), the texture silky smooth. And a very “adult” microshimmer - an elegant sheen, not in-your-face teen shimmer - smth I looked for and only found in these palettes at that time (other brands’ releases seemed either too glittery or straight up matte). Also, after the eyeshadows gave in to my oily lids, they swiped away easily with a finger without having to rub the remains or leaving a trace/stain (Clé de Peau, I’m looking at you!).
It is such a shame they discontinued the Infamous Sky :( The sheeny cool beige and silvery grey were and still are in 2018 virtually undupable (incl. MAC, UD and MUFE “pro” ranges). The whole palette actually is undupable to this day - the 4 color shades allowed a nude beige look, a more intense cool beige-brown look, a silvery-grey with dark navy eyeliner look, a mixture of the beige and grey (looked so good on my green eyes), and the beige looked magical as a lower lid liner (defined without being heavy). I actually first bought the palette for the beige which was a close dupe (but a bit less flattering shade) for the Sisley #03 Dune single (or was it “Nude”? - a beautiful sheeny light beige with silky buttery texture but sadly no longevity, which btw turned out to be rather undupable). And the grey became my other favorite. It was for me truly a “desert island” pallette, perfect for travel, too. This is the only palette I would definitely repurchase in a heartbeat for its great choice of shades.
The Ivory Power was an excellent satiny/matte beige/brown neutral-cool palette. Very office-proof. However, not undupable. E.g. the Chanel quad in # Tissé Essentiel is a close dupe, albeit it is warmer.
Both my palettes expired and it really showed at around 6 months after their respective expiration dates - the *very* dense texture (which I so loved) turned noticeably softer and started giving kick up (using the same MUFE brush as before - which in the beginning was actually too soft for the density, and at times I switched to a harsher but grippier synthetic MAC). And the longevity became worse. So this range is not the case for stashing up! And I wonder why EL did it - cause it was understandable for Sisley with lots of extracts and oils in their eyeshadows - but the totally non-natural EL? Idk.

The range imo is very stable quality-wise - every shade in every palette I swatched was good and
longwearing(!). Unlike, say, Lancome 5-palettes - the reformulated in 2016 (?) range - which is all over the place quality-wise.

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