Mascara -Estee Lauder - Sumptuous knockout defining lift and fan mascara

on 10/13/2017 4:31:00 AM

foto

Best mascara I've ever used. It gives long, black, fanned out lashes without looking clumpy and dry. The fan out effect is what a lot of mascaras cant give me. It doesnt clump at the ends of the lashes, usually good mascaras like maybelline's lash sensational does that, which irks me so much. It's not waterproof but it doesnt rly smudge so i find that i can accept it. The fact that it's not waterproof makes it sooo easy to remove. A lot of waterproof mascaras are so tough to remove even with a damn good oil or balm cleanser, that u somehow rub and cause a lot of unnecessary stress on your eye area. The wand is big and i kept poking my eye accidentally at the start, but now i've gotten used to it. The ends of the wand get the shorter lashes at the ends of ur eyes and fan them out, giving such a "falsies" effect. I love love love this mascara and have already stocked 2 of them. Great formula

1 of 1 people found this helpful.


Liquid -Estee Lauder - Double Wear Stay in place Makeup

on 10/11/2017 4:03:00 PM

foto

If I could give it 0 I would. It was applied by the woman in the store when I wanted to try it out and it looked awful on my skin (extremely dry and sensitive). My whole face looked incredibly dry and red due to the other products she used. I tried applying it myself via a sample to see if it was any better - no luck. I was very disappointed as I'd heard amazing things and have a friend with dry skin and it looks good on her. I'd say AVOID if you have very dry skin! I can see how it would be good for oily skin though but I'm glad I didn't buy it.


Liquid -Estee Lauder - Double Wear Stay in place Makeup

foto

Omg why didn't I try this sooner!! I wore it for the first time yesterday and I'm so impressed!!!

Pros:
-Beautiful finish- matte but not flat
-did not need a setting powder (I have Combo skin)
-Full coverage with one layer
-Perfect colour match (ivory nude- I'm 117 in had mufe, 120 mat velvet and buff in colorstay)
-stayed for the full 9 hours I wore it
-no transfer
- looks just as good at the end of the night as it did when I first applied it!
- didn't oxidize
- a little goes along way

Cons:
- no pump = messy and spillage prone
- you can definitely feel that you're wearing makeup
-does take more effort to remove than other foundations, but I mean duhhhhh ----with its lasting power, it should


So excited about this! I'm normally acne prone and my skin has been good for the last month until a couple days ago I got a food related break out- just in time for a big dinner party... So I decided to try this and I couldn't believe it-My skin looked flawless despite the breakout. I received several compliments on my skin at the party! Not my makeup but my skin- "wow you're skin looks great"! Awesome. I'll save this for special occasions tho since it does feel "heavy" (you don't forget that you have foundation on).
I used a beauty blender and let it set for 5 minutes before I did the rest of my makeup.


Liquid -Estee Lauder - Double Wear Stay in place Makeup

foto

I’ve tried different kinds of foundations and this one is really the best I’ve had. I have oily skin and I live in a hot and humid country, this stays in place almost all the time. I apply it with a beauty blender for a smooth finish. It doesn’t cake on me or seep in those fine lines unlike KVD. I have yet to find something better that has better coverage and lasting power. A good dupe for this in my opinion is Maybelline Matte perfection but it doesn’t last as long and it transfers quickly. I just don’t like the packaging, you have to be super careful because I always end up taking more than I need.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.


Liquid -Estee Lauder - Double Wear Nude Water Fresh Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 30

on 10/7/2017 2:37:00 PM

foto

I am a big fan of the original DW stay-in-place version that I consider the most performant foundation available. Still, couldn't help myself trying this too. I will compare it with the original. So: the CONs 1. It looks much too dewy, almost greasy even from the begining. 2. I noticed NO oil-controlling effect. 3. It creases in wrinkles if applied for medium coverage. The PROs: 1. Sufficient coverage for minor complexion issues. 2. "Transparent" effect. Conclusion: it really needs a touch of powder - which the original didn't - especially on the nose. The "stay-in-place" feature of the original cannot be equaled, ever.

11 days later edit: Used it daily eversince and got compliments on my complexion. It really looks natural and luminous. One layer is enough, with spot-on add on defaults - it is supposed to be a light make-up. Love it for everyday use.


Liquid -Estee Lauder - Double Wear Nude Water Fresh Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 30

on 10/5/2017 4:36:00 PM

foto

After reading the reviews, I was tempted to try this since I've been on the hunt for a "perfect" foundation for my dry & sensitive skin. Here's my take:

Price: $48 Canadian for 30 mL(I think it's $42 USD)

Shade: The SA mentioned this was slightly lighter in shade than their regular double wear line and I was color matched to Desert Beige 2N1 (I am typically Mac NC20). Ecru 1N2 was also okay but I found it leaning a bit pinkish despite that it's neutral toned.

Texture: Thin and runny. It feels light and goes on smoothly.

Coverage: Personally, I find it gives somewhat medium coverage and covers my mild redness. It's dewy which I like but for someone with oilier skins, I'm not too sure if this may get oilier as the day goes on. Throughout the day, while I do like the "glowy" factor, I do find that it breaks apart in some areas (chin) after a few hours of wear.

Package: No pump which I think is disappointing. EL sells a pump on their site for $13 (Cdn) which I think is greedy on their part because a plastic pump is cheap to make. They've been upping their prices which is starting to turn me away (especially when you see that this foundation is identical to their sister brands- see further on).

Ingredients: Active Ingredients: Octinoxate 5%, Titanium Dioxide 3.1%, Zinc Oxide 2.1%. Inactive Ingredients: Water\Aqua\Eau, Methyl Trimethicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, Silica, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Dimethicone, Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate , C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone Silylate, Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Glycerin, Polysilicone-11, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Chloride, Tocopheryl Acetate, , Zinc Stearate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium PCA, Lecithin, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Laureth-7, Citrullus Vulgaris (Watermelon) Fruit Extract, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Triethyl Citrate, BHT, Thermus Thermophillus Ferment, Potassium Sorbate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Sodium Hyaluronate, , Lens Esculenta (Lentil) Fruit Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Hexylene Glycol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Disodium EDTA, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Lactate, Calcium Chloride, Dextrin, Litchi Chinensis Seed Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Protein, Polyglutamic Acid, Laminaria Saccharina Extract[+/- Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499)].

I've learned that this foundation has virtually the same ingredients as Mac Waterweight foundation and Smashbox BB cream. Here's the list for comparison with EL's above:

Ingredients list for the MAC Studio Waterweight Foundation SPF30:

Active Ingredients: Octinoxate 5%, Titanium Dioxide 3.1%, Zinc Oxide 2.1%.
Inactive Ingredients: Water\Aqua\Eau, Methyl Trimethicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, Silica, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Dimethicone, Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone Silylate, Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Glycerin, Polysilicone-11, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Lecithin, Citrullus Vulgaris (Watermelon) Fruit Extract, Lens Esculenta (Lentil) Fruit Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Protein, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Sodium PCA, Methicone, Triethyl Citrate, Thermus Thermophillus Ferment, Laureth-7, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Dextrin, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Chloride, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Sodium Lactate, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Zinc Stearate, Litchi Chinensis Seed Extract, Polyglutamic Acid, Laminaria Saccharina Extract, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499)]

Ingredients list for the Smashbox Camera Ready BB Waterbroad SPF30:

Active Ingredients: Octinoxate 5%, Titanium Dioxide 3.1%, Zinc Oxide 2.1%.
Inactive Ingredients: Water\Aqua\Eau, Methyl Trimethicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, Silica, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Dimethicone, Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone Silylate, Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Glycerin, Polysilicone-11, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Lecithin, Citrullus Vulgaris (Watermelon) Fruit Extract, Lens Esculenta (Lentil) Fruit Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Protein, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Sodium PCA, Methicone, Triethyl Citrate, Thermus Thermophillus Ferment, Laureth-7, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Dextrin, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Chloride, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Sodium Lactate, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Zinc Stearate, Litchi Chinensis Seed Extract, Polyglutamic Acid, Laminaria Saccharina Extract, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499)]

They are the same formula.

Price for Mac: $41 Cdn (30 mL).
Price for Smashbox BB cream: $ 50 Cdn (30 ml).

Conclusion: Would I repurchase? No. While I like the coverage and lightness, I don't like the packaging, cost and runny texture. Also, personally, I prefer physical sunscreens due to my rosacea. For someone who really likes this, a virtually identical alternative would be MAC's waterweight foundation which comes with a dropper and is cheaper by a few bucks.
Personally, I'm still on the hunt... Hope this helps & thanks :) continued >>

8 of 8 people found this helpful.


Mascara -Estee Lauder - Sumptuous

on 10/5/2017 11:59:00 AM

foto

this mascara made my eyes water soo friggin much. i dont consider myself to have sensitive eyes, and i cant tolerate liquid eyeliner but everything else, powders, shadows cream, i havent had an issue until this. tg i didn't actually buy this mascara, it came as a part of a gift with purchase


Liquid -Estee Lauder - Double Wear Nude Water Fresh Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 30

on 10/5/2017 7:46:00 AM

foto

This is supposed to be a dewy, less coverage (but buildable) version of the original ELDW with SPF 30. The idea of it sounds great, but the execution didn't quite live up to what it advertises.

My skin is combo (mostly oily with dry patches on cheeks). I was new to the whole ELDW line but wanted to try it since makeup board gives (the original) ELDW such glowing reviews and I was on a mission to find HG status foundation. I went to Nordstrom and the recommended this because she said that you cannot feel this as, whereas you can feel the original ELDW. She gave me a sample of ELDW Nude where I tired it. I stress tested this a bit and these are my findings:

Pros:
Color match is the best, better than UD Naked Skin, Smashbox or Tarte (NC 20 and matched with Desert Beige). ELDW's color range works for my olive leaning undertone.
Coverage looks flawless when applied with a slightly damp Beauty Blender, it really does look like your skin
Very light weight, it feels like there is nothing on my skin
Doesn't accentuate my dry patches
Lasted through a 30 minute run in the sun
Lasted through a hot steamy shower

Cons:
After a several hours I looked oily (and my skin is not even THAT oily to begin with

How it compares to original ELDW:
It bothered me that the SA did not give me sample of the original ELDW for comparison, so I went to Macy's and asked for a sample of the original ELDW to compare. For me, the original ELDW has everything on the Pros list above, but it does not have the Cons list. The only thing that the original ELDW does not have is the SPF, and that is not a deal breaker for me since I use SPF underneath anyway.

Conclusion: if you want SPF, your skin is super dry, and you want dewy and medium coverage, look no further: this is great. However, you're even in the combo/oily category, I would stick with the original ELDW or keep looking.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.


Moisturizers -Estee Lauder - Resilience Lift Firming/Sculpting Face and Neck Creme Broad Spectrum SPF 15

on 10/5/2017 3:25:00 AM

foto

I first used this product when it was first introduced almost 20 years ago. I thought it was a nice cream then. It had a nice fragrance - not at all the heavy rose scent that it has now. I recently purchased a jar for my mother. It now comes if different formulas, I purchased the dry skin formula for her. It was very heavy and emollient, good for dry to very dry skins. It leaves the skin very soft and smooth, with a bit of a sheen or a "glow" as they say. She liked the cream, said it softened and smoothed her skin. She said she felt no tightening/lifting nor has she noticed her skin looking or feeling firmer. Judging from the complaints I've read, maybe people are buying the wrong formula for their skin type. One should be sure to ask for a sample of the different formulas before purchasing to try them and to help make a decision on which one is best suited for your skin type. I do agree about the fragrance - very strong rose scent - smells like "old Lady". Fitting when you consider that the rose fragrance was supposedly a favorite of madame Estee Lauder herself. I read it was her signature scent.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.


Cleansers -Estee Lauder - Advanced Night Micro Cleansing Foam

foto

Love this cleanser, non-irritating or drying, it doesn’t leave a film on the face, removes most of my face makeup. Just make sure you shake it well before using it.


Liquid -Estee Lauder - Double Wear Stay in place Makeup

on 10/4/2017 9:20:00 PM

foto

This foundation does control oil and is long wearing, it lasts all day.
However, it is cakey, and it looks like your wearing a lot of foundation even if you use a smaller amount, and blend it in with a damp beauty blender with a good primer. It looks very heavy and crapey and my skin is normal/oily. I like this foundation mixed in with others or on top of other foundations, to build up coverage only where i need it. I love a full coverage but not when it looks like a thick cakey mask. This also oxidised slightly and emphasised pores. I dont think dry skin would like this at all. Its not bad for a night out, i know i can rely on it to last all night and at night no one can see my cakey face, but for day wear, big NO

2 of 2 people found this helpful.


Liquid -Estee Lauder - Double Wear Nude Water Fresh Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 30

on 10/3/2017 7:44:00 PM

foto

When I first heard about it, I had to try it. I have been using ELDW for a year now because I find it to be the best for my extremely oily skin. But the downside of ELDW is that it is too high coverage and definitely makes me look like I have makeup on. ELDW also causes some acne if not taken off properly. I want a foundation that is matte but can also provide a skin-like appearance. SO I decided to try out the ELDW Nude Water Fresh foundation which is wonderful but it's not my HG or as good at controlling oil as ELDW. I have extremely oily skin and after a few hours I look really dewy and by 6 hours I am an oil slick if I do not use a setting powder or blotting sheets. This foundation does need to be set with a powder because it can settle into fine lines especially under the eyes. I have a love and hate relationship with this new foundation because once applied it looks like skin and has buildable coverage. I have used this foundation alone while at Universal Studios for more than a 12 hour hot day in the summer and it did fade gracefully by the end of the night. I just set the foundation with some setting powder and used blotting sheets throughout the day. So far, I have been mixing ELDW with ELDW Nude Water Fresh foundation and it combines the best of both worlds for me. But I do not think I will be repurchasing.

Pros:
Skin-like finish
Semi-matte finish
Lightweight
SPF included
Beautiful in person and on camera

Cons:
Poor oil control
Very watery

2 of 2 people found this helpful.


Moisturizers -Estee Lauder - Clear Difference Oil Control/Mattifying Hydrating Gel

on 10/3/2017 5:26:00 PM

foto

I have been searching for a moisturizer for oily skin that would keep me matte. There is no SPF which I prefer. It has a smell of freshness (yes weird description, but no strong scent) and feels amazing on your finger tips as you apply to face. It completely soaks into the skin and really makes your face matte. Yes! I also apply a tiny amount on my neck. Foundation (doublewear) glides on easily and stays put. Skip the primer. Now select the right setting powder. I use IT Cosmetics Bye Bye pores and my makeup is matte all day and my pores are in check.

This is pricey for some, but compared to Chanel moisturizer I was using, this is cheap.

This does come in a jar so make sure your fingers are clean. I wish Estee would use pumps.

I got a free sample from the EL counter before purchasing. I just purchased the bottle, you won't be disappointed.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.


Fragrances -Estee Lauder - Pleasures

on 10/2/2017 5:03:00 PM

foto

This perfume is POISONOUS... And that's why I love it 😊.

I love florals, but don't want to smell girly, worship jasmine, but don't want to smell like my grandmother and want a smell that...scares people? Perhaps scares is the wrong word. I suppose what I mean is that I have plenty of perfumes with medium sillage that suit my skin and, while that's all good and well, what really makes me happy is wearing this completely unnatural harsh little bomb.

It's supposed to be as clean as rain and flowers. If it's rain, it's acid rain and if it's a flower it's a carnivorous one.

Obviously, this won't appeal to most but I LOVE IT.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.


Cleansers -Estee Lauder - Perfectly Clean Multi-Action Foam Cleanser/Purifying Mask

on 10/1/2017 9:16:00 AM

foto

Im on my third (or forth...) bottle of this now. Its great to use as a mask because you only need 3 minutes (I have small kids...) It makes my skin much clearer and less prone to breakouts. I use it as a mask 2-3 times a week. It can also be used as a cleanser and it lasts a long time so when Im on holiday I bring just a little bit in a small container and it lasts for week (and then I also have a mask with me)

1 of 1 people found this helpful.


Back to Top