Treatments (Eye) -Estée Lauder -Re-Nutriv Intensive Lifting Eye Cream

on 9/18/2018 12:28:00 PM

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This white eye cream is sufficiently moisturizing for my dry skin and works very well to lift the slight droop I have at the corners of my eyes. The cream is thick and lasts me two months, using it twice a day over Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair serum. The first two ingredients are water and Shea butter.

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Liquid -Estée Lauder -Double Wear Stay in Place Makeup

on 9/18/2018 11:34:00 AM

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I really like this one. For a gal with very oily skin with acne scars, I struggle when it comes to finding a good foundation that won't break down on my T-zones during the day. This one is beautiful when I want a nice coverage and flawless skin. I barely need to spot conceal when I wear this foundation. I also like that it's long wearing, Stay-In-Place for real! Sometimes I don't even powder, and it helps not to look too cakey, but I see the oil comes through after a few hours, but it looks more dewy than fried-chicken-oily.
It doesn't break me out at all, but it does accentuate my pores near my nose a little, and although that doesn't bother me much (because every foundation does that on me), siliconated primer helped with the problem. I would like very much if this foundation came with a pump, but I can survive, lol.

TL;DR:
Pros: long-wearing, good coverage, beautiful finish, doesn't accentuate texture
Cons: no pump, doesn't blur larger pores


Foundations -Estée Lauder -Double Wear Maximum Cover Camouflage Makeup For Face & Body SPF 15

on 9/16/2018 4:36:00 PM

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I have issues with facial hair and stubble. I stopped into Macy's one evening looking for anything that might help mask the illusion of darkened skin around my mouth/chin. After this product was suggested and applied to my face, I was convinced I should at least try it. It's very heavy coverage, as you might expect. It does a great job of hiding any type of discoloration and actually helps a good bit with the appearance of my chin. I use Este Lauder's Double Wear foundation first and then a small amount of this wherever I need the extra coverage. It spreads evenly with the foundation brush I purchased that evening. A little goes a long way, especially with the brush. I was told by the Esthetician that my skin was dry and soaking in the make-up, so at her suggestion, I've started using a heavier moisturizer. I've noticed that this make-up "settles" in my large pores, making them very noticeable. So I try to apply my foundations immediately after using a facial cream, and I finish with a powder, which helps soften the "settling". The foundations, combined, definitely rub off on anything that touches my face, which is taking a while to get used to. It's quite annoying but still worth it to me. My skin is typically so oily that I've used oil blotting papers every afternoon for years now, but something about the changes I've made (maybe richer moisturizer or maybe new foundation) has reduced that oiliness. I would definitely recommend this product to anyone looking for a heavy foundation.

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Liquid -Estée Lauder -Double Wear Stay in Place Makeup

on 9/16/2018 11:54:00 AM

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I use this foundation for over 3 years now. It is perfect for my super oily skin that is acne prone. It stays on for 12+hours. I don't get shiny, but I do get smile lines unfortunately. I tried everything but I always get them. I wear shade 3w1 tawny. I have a medium skintone. Really recommend this one. I only buy it in sale.


Foundations -Estée Lauder -Double Wear Maximum Cover Camouflage Makeup For Face & Body SPF 15

on 9/14/2018 1:39:00 PM

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This foundation is great for special events or photographs. It has SPF in it, but it's such heavy coverage that the flashback is minimal. I've personally never noticed any flashback whatsoever. I wore this on my wedding day, and my skin looked flawless in all of the photos. This would be my holy grail foundation for daily wear if it wasn't so heavy.

When my skin is on the drier side it looks a bit cakey when worn outdoors. However, for a full coverage foundation (AND THIS IS VERY FULL COVERAGE) I would say it gives a very natural skin like appearance when applied correctly. You definitely need to use bronzers, blush, and highlighters with this product to add dimension back in to your complexion. The coverage is that full.

The shade range is very limited in this line. I ended up buying two colors and mixing them together (1N3 and 2W2) in order to achieve the color I needed. It still wasn't a perfect match, but it's hard to achieve a perfect match with such a full coverage foundation to begin with. I'm typically an NC20.

Pros:
*Very full coverage
*Very natural demi-matte finish (particularly for a full coverage foundation)

Cons:
*Can be drying without proper application
*Very limited shade range

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Masks -Estée Lauder -Advanced Night Repair Concentrated Recovery PowerFoil Mask

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I managed to get 2 pieces of these on promotion and thought 'why not treat myself'. These sheet masks are very hydrating, although not as much as La Mer's Hydrating Facial which is extremely rich. I used this for 30 minutes and then massaged in what remained on skin and also had enough left over for arms, hands and even my lower legs - which are always drier than the rest of me. Although I still needed to moisturize my legs after 24 hours, my face didn't require a night moisturizer or even a day moisturizer the following morning which is testament to how hydrating it is. No breakouts either which is a bonus.

Also gave me a nice glow, almost on par with what I used to get with SKII's old whitening mask before it was discontinued. I do find the fit a bit fiddly and usually with sheet masks I end up cutting the slit between the eye and mouth so that it adheres to my nose and inner cheeks properly, and this was no exception. But all in all quite happy with the results using these.


Selena x



~ My HG list ~

(I've sampled 100s of skin, hair and m/u products over the last decade and a half, as I love trying out new stuff all the time - usually sample sizes via e-bay, also plenty courtesy of a friend who works at Sephora. Thought it might be useful to share my top 10 must-have products, subject to change if and when I come across something more effective)


1. Hair Loss Treatment: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Hair Oil
2. Lip Balm: Jack Black - Intense Therapy
3. Pigmentation + Anti-Ageing Treatment: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Facial Treatment Serum
4. Cleanser: 'Aveda' - Purifying Gel Cleanser
5. Concealer: ‘Mac’ - Studio Finish Concealer
6. Lash Growth Serum: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Divinelash
7. Foundation/SPF: ‘Juice Beauty’ - Stem Cellular Repair (warm glow)
8. Face Scrub: ‘Sisley' - Botanical Gentle Buffing Cream
9. Moisturizer: ‘Antipodes' - Rejoice Light Day Cream
10. Hand Cream: 'Origins' - Make A Difference Rejuvenating Hand Treatment

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

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I first used this when back in my early twenties and ANR was still the original formula - before it underwent god knows how many reincarnations. Back then I used to find it would help a little with the odd pimple/blemish mark that would appear every few weeks but did little else for my skin concerns. I was primarily using it in the hopes of some sort of defense against future ageing, but I can't say whether or not it did achieve anything as once the bottle ran out I used other products and then recently thought why not give it another go? 

So onto the latest version 'Synchronized Recovery Complex II'. I don't know if it's the fact that 'Tocopherol Acetate' (Vitamin E) has been pushed down to 30th place on ingredients list (used to be 13th), or whether it's because 'Retinyl Palmitate (an ester of Vitamin A) has been completely removed from the new version, but this one is not doing anything for blemishes whatsoever and I've been using it for over a month. It makes sense as both of those ingredients, especially Vitamin A in any form are known to help fade blemishes.

Add to that a whole host of new and unpronounceable ingredients and that probably explains why if anything I'm getting even more breakouts since trialing this...although which one (or more) of the many new ingredients is the culprit I couldn't say! Not sure why they just couldn't let a good thing be and have to change/ruin it?

Edit: Originally used and wrote the above in May 2017 - but didn't upload it here, had it saved to my notepad. Have recently (July 2018) tried again but for a shorter period and somehow this time around it did show a difference on a small acne mark on my chin, not as significant as with the older formulation but definitely more than when initially using. Not sure if its potency increases over time or if there's some other logic behind that...


Selena x


~ My HG list ~

(As I've sampled many 100s of skin, hair and m/u products over the last decade and a half, I thought it might be useful to share my top 10 must-have products, subject to change if and when I come across something more effective. I love constantly trying out new stuff - usually sample sizes via e-bay, also plenty courtesy of a friend who works at Sephora)


1. Hair Loss Treatment: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Hair Oil
2. Lip Balm: 'Nuxe' - Reve De Miel Lip Balm
3. Pigmentation + Anti-Ageing Treatment: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Facial Treatment Serum
4. Cleanser: 'Paula's Choice' - Skin Balancing Cleanser
5. Concealer: ‘Mac’ - Studio Finish Concealer
6. Lash Growth Serum: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Divinelash
7. Foundation/SPF: ‘Juice Beauty’ - Stem Cellular Repair (warm glow)
8. Face Scrub: ‘Sisley' - Botanical Gentle Buffing Cream
9. Moisturizer: ‘Antipodes' - Rejoice Light Day Cream
10. Hand Cream: 'Origins' - Make A Difference Rejuvenating Hand Treatment

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Treatments (Face) -Estée Lauder -Perfectionist Correcting Serum

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I'm 28 and the lines beside nose begin to appear. I purchased full-size serum, thought it has potential. I have been using this product for 6 months, at daily nighttime skincare routine. The texture gets dry fast so you need to blend it rapidly, you also need more amount than usual for the whole face.
I can see the instant results, my skin looks more even and smooth after applying. However, I think it's just temporary. I have seen no considerable results after 4 weeks or six months. I don't think my fine lines are actually minimized (but maybe because my fine lines haven't been clearly seen yet). Using this before makeup for a smoother base is also a good idea. I'm still quite disappointed with this serum compared to other EL products.
However, using this product, I hope it could prevent aging and wrinkles in the future. I understand once the wrinkles appear, it's nearly impossible to take them back. So I think prevention is better than treatment.
I won't purchase this serum again. I will try the new one Perfectionist Pro, hope it would be better.


Concealers -Estée Lauder -Double Wear Stay-in-Place Flawless Wear Concealer

on 9/13/2018 9:42:00 PM

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I don't usually use Estee Lauder, but I picked this up really cheap at a warehouse sale. It has become my go-to concealer for spot concealing, pimples and stuff. It covers perfectly and doesn't tend to cake and bring attention to itself as much as some other concealers.

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Treatments (Face) -Estée Lauder -Idealist Pore Minimizing Skin Refinisher

on 9/12/2018 7:00:00 AM

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I've been using ANR until the Estee Lauder counter introduced this for my enlarged pore.
Upon applying the serum there's usually some runny gel like excess on my face.
After finishing half a bottle, the pores on my face were seriously clogged, with visible white bumps, some up tp ~2mm diametre (yes that big!). No breakout, but you can see that the face is not smooth..like i'm having some permanent goosebumps.
Stopped using and thrown away the other half. Switch back to ANR and signed up for a facial program to perform extraction on the clogged pores, now it's back to normal. It was a nightmare

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Lipstick -Estée Lauder -Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick - Dynamic

on 9/10/2018 8:41:00 AM

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I LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS LIPSTICK! This is exactly what I was looking for :-)!! I have fair-medium skin tone, brown eyes and brown hair. I was looking for a lipstick that would be wearable for everyday life and this lipstick is just perfect. Not too pink, not too red, this shade is just perfect, very suitable for my skin/hair colour. I will keep buying it forever!!!!!!!!!!!

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Liquid -Estée Lauder -Double Wear Stay in Place Makeup

on 9/10/2018 3:06:00 AM

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Double Wear Stay In Place Makeup definitely lives up to the hype. It is a full coverage foundation with a matte finish which lasts all day on the skin - even through heat, humidity and sweat. This is what I put on when I know I am having a long day and will be wearing makeup for around 12 hours. I like the look of this best when applied with a damp sponge, it maintains its full coverage look whilst not being heavy and looks more radiant than when applied with a brush. This makes my skin look perfect - but still look like my own skin. It doesn't ever look cakey or heavy. It doesn't cling to dry areas or textured areas. This product is amazing, and I highly recommend it. The only downside is that you need to buy the pump separately - and it is quite expensive at $10AUD. Happily you only need to buy one pump and can put it into new bottles of foundation but it is very pricey for a pump! The foundation itself is quite well-priced at $58AUD. It's not as expensive as other equivalent products such as Nars for example. This product is so good - everyone needs this!

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Moisturizers -Estée Lauder -Advanced Time Zone Night Age Reversing Line/Wrinkle Creme

on 9/9/2018 10:47:00 PM

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Im on my second tub. I love this night cream for firming my skin, I liked it better than the Revitalizing Supreme global+; that one was good but my skin got full of sunspots. Meanwhile this one is more hydrating and doesnt aggravate my sunspots...

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Liquid -Estée Lauder -Double Wear Stay in Place Makeup

on 9/8/2018 11:09:00 AM

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HG FOUNDATION!! It definitely needs a pump and the shade range needs to expand, but I love this so much, it's the best foundation I've ever tried. Get it, it's worth the hype!


Moisturizers -Estée Lauder -Fruition Extra [DISCONTINUED]

on 9/7/2018 2:54:00 AM

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I love this product. Its verry good for my skin and I only need a little. I wish it would come back in the stores in Holland. Specially in the store Douglas!

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