Treatments (Eye) -Este Lauder -Advanced Night Repair Eye Supercharged Complex Synchronized Recovery

on 8/17/2018 4:19:00 AM

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It is an exceptionally elegant gel-cream with a seemingly richer texture. It is absorbed fairly quickly in the skin after application without leaving a greasy residue. Its somewhat rigid texture makes application easier since the emulsion stays where it is put and will not migrate. This is especially important in the case of preparations intended for the eye area.

Structurally it contains mostly silicone-fluid, a silicone elastomer –these will contribute to its silky feel and natural finish on the skin, while petrolatum, the jojoba based emollients and propanediol along with sugar will provide moisture and humectancy.

The structural formula of this tried and tested emulsion has been unchanged for more or less the past 20 years with the exception of the preservative system. The formula has been used countless amounts through the brands of the EL Companies and many of these eye gels are still being produced (like Clinique All about Eyes, La Mer The Illuminating Eye Gel and Origins Perfect Word Eye Cream to name a few).

The ANR Eye gel has changed packaging, name and actives since its launch in 2001, this version (launched in 2018 July) is basically the same as the Synchronized Recovery Eye Complex II (launched in 2014) with the addition of some algae based actives and the EL beloved Narcissus Tazetta Bulb Extract (also used in the Revitalizing Supreme range and in some of the Re-Nutriv moisturizers). There are some actives that have been removed.
Potassium Sorbate replaces Potassium Sulfate in the preservative system of the product.

Maybe the greatest change is the packaging that is now a substantial thick-walled glass jar that is bigger and considerably more cumbersome than its predecessors. Although is now in more harmony with the other products in the ANR-line, it might end up more troublesome when travelling. However, it is a welcoming change that access of the product has been made easier since the narrow closure of the container is now replaced with a larger opening.

I do like this eye-gel especially in the warmer months. A little goes a long way and the skin around the eyes feels hydrated and plumbed. Make-up application is quick and efficient and foundation/sunscreen will also be held in place.

Although it is advertised that it has 10 fold concentration of the ChronoluxCB™ Technology (meaning Tripeptide-32), I feel that the company could (and should) have included more state-of-the-art actives targeting cellular repair. The main active (as of the ANR Serum) is Bifida Ferment Lysate in a possibly as high concentration as 5%. (The ANR Serum has a 12.4% concentration of this active.)

Ingredients: Methyl Trimethicone, Water\Aqua\Eau, Bifida Ferment Lysate, Dimethicone, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Propanediol, Petrolatum, Sucrose, Algae Extract, Hypnea Musciformis (Algae) Extract, Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer, Butylene Glycol, Yeast Extract\Faex\Extrait De Levure, Tripeptide-32, Sodium Hyaluronate, Lactobacillus Ferment, Sodium Rna, Citrullus Vulgaris (Watermelon) Fruit Extract, Poria Cocos Sclerotium Extract, Lens Esculenta (Lentil) Fruit Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower Extract, Narcissus Tazetta Bulb Extract, Caffeine, Sodium Pca, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phytosphingosine, Trehalose, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract, Isopropyl Jojobate, Betula Alba (Birch) Extract, Peg/Ppg-18/18 Dimethicone, Ethylhexylglycerin, Gelidiella Acerosa Extract, Tromethamine, Polysorbate 80, Artemia Extract, Hydrolyzed Algin, Isohexadecane, Jojoba Alcohol, Jojoba Esters, Glycerin, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Polysorbate 40, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Lactate, Lecithin, Bht, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492) continued >>

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Moisturizers -Este Lauder -Hydrationist Maximum Moisture Creme Broad Spectrum SPF 15

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Estee Lauder Hydrationist Maximum Moisture Creme SPF 15 is a good one, and I think you should try it. This cream is soft and smooth to the touch. It will make your skin feel soft and smooth as well. It is very easy to apply and rub in. It works best under the eye area, at least on me. The skin under my eye area seems to look firmer after using it. It works well on the face too. I do not think it does that much for the neck area, if you decide to use it there. It helps reduce wrinkles a little if you have them. It moisturizes my skin when my skin looks dry. Hydrating my skin, like the title of this product says. It absorbs quickly and it won’t clog your pores. If you have very oily skin, you might not want to use this. I think it is better for “normal to dry” skin. I think it will work well on “sensitive” skin too. I like to use this morning and night. It has SPF15 in it, which is good for keeping your skin safe from the sun. The texture of the cream is soft. The smell of it is faint, but smells, “Oh, so good”. The absolutely lovely container it comes in doesn’t hold much, but it seems to last awhile. The price is a bit much, but if you buy it with a “gift with purchase”; it’s deal. If you have “normal to dry” or "sensitive" skin, this product will work wonders.

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Liquid -Este Lauder -Double Wear Stay in Place Makeup

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This is the only foundation I have ever repurchased. I have owned three of these, never in my proper shade. The cool shades are too pink, the warm tones are way too orange and the neutral tones are also too pink.

On one hand, the coverage is beautiful, I have terrible acne and it helps cover it very nicely. I wear this and often feel a lot more confident. I also feel like it doesn't emphasize pores, but it's quite easy to make it look cakey. I prefer using a brush to apply it and then going over that with a sponge just to give me the most coverage.

On the other hand, this is horrible at controlling my oils. I have very oily skin and I live in an extremely hot and humid climate where sweating ensues within seconds of stepping outside of my car. This foundation actually makes me look sweaty within minutes after putting it on in an air-conditioned room. It also rubs off on everything and anything. RIP to all my white shirts' collars because they're now the colour of my foundation. It creases horribly in my smile line area but I barely have smile lines? I just do not like this foundation on myself. I kept buying it because it did the trick. I now have found better options and do not thing I will ever repurchase it,

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Liquid -Este Lauder -Double Wear Stay in Place Makeup

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A super-helpful SA at Estee Lauder counter in Selfridges, London - UK told me this is the UK's best-selling foundation and it was precisely at that point I decided I just had to try it for myself! She tried a few different shades on me and in the end settled on giving me a sample of this in 3W1.5 (Fawn). I applied it eagerly the next morning in place of my CC cream. Well...it stayed put throughout the day. By the time I got back in that evening it was 9pm and other than a touch of shine on my t-zone (nothing that a few blotting papers couldn't sort out) I was happy to see the foundation hadn't settled into my pores or accentuated any fine lines.

The coverage is buildable and somewhere in the 'medium' category. It didn't transfer onto any of the many clothes I tried on whilst out shopping and if it had an SPF higher than 10 this would be amongst one of my favorite foundations. I did find the tone slightly light for my skin tone with a noticeable beige undertone, however it wasn't too far off and if given more time I'm sure the SA would have been able to find a precise match for me.

To put it to the test I kept what was left in my sample tube and tried it for a day in the real deal (Miami in mid-summer). Again it did not budge or transfer. The shine did increase - and not just nose, but the rest of my face too. But to be fair it wasn't a huge issue and I've yet to find a foundation that isn't gong to do that when the heat and humidity is turned up to full blast.



Selena x



~ My HG list ~

(As I've sampled 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: Jack Black - Intense Therapy
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


Mascara -Este Lauder -Sumptuous Extreme

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This is such a beautiful mascara. It's light, but when you build it with more coats, it's never cakey, flakey, or smudgey. It's works super well on the lower lashes. I would definitely purchase this again when I run out.


Liquid -Este Lauder -Double Wear Light SPF10

on 8/14/2018 7:45:00 AM

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For the price of this foundation, I was slightly disappointed. The lightest shade did not suit my very pale skin and made me look orange and a bit tacky. The formula itself is nicely moisturising and glides on well, but I find that after a few hours it settles and clings onto dry patches, and this isn't very flattering. However, it does last a long time on the face and feels nice and light on. Buy it if you have normal or oily, medium-dark to medium-light skin.

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Liquid -Este Lauder -Double Wear Stay in Place Makeup

on 8/12/2018 5:36:00 PM

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I really really want to give this product 5*. I’ve been wearing this for 2 years and absolutely love the formula, it’s long lasting and doesn’t need much touching up during the day.

The problem I have is my skin is fair and is hard to colour match. I have tried Ecru, Cool vanilla, pebble and petal.

Petal was just too pink in my opinion for my skin tone after using a bottle. I then got matched with Ivory Nude which is a neutral tone which I thought would be better as it wouldn’t be pink or too yellowy but even that was too yellow. The perfect shade would be a mix of the two but as it is an expensive foundation it isn’t very practical to own both and mix.

For me this foundation isn’t practical but if you find your perfect colour match then this will be your go to.

NB: my foundation pump broke within 2 weeks don’t know if mine was just faulty or they are cheaply made, it was not ideal

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Liquid -Este Lauder -Double Wear Stay in Place Makeup

on 8/11/2018 12:17:00 PM

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LOVE Estee Lauder makeup and it's foundations is definitely my HG.
I use this product on a daily basis and it'S Non-transfer all day wear!!
I have used for years, I tried many different things but always come back to this makeup!

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Liquid -Este Lauder -Double Wear Stay in Place Makeup

on 8/11/2018 10:17:00 AM

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Full coverage, matte, lasts ALL day. It's perfect. Flashback is awful with this foundation though, that's the only negative.

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Liquid -Este Lauder -Double Wear Stay in Place Makeup

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Honestly never found a better foundation than this one. I've repurchased this product SO many times. It literally stays on all day, has a high coverage and doesn't transfer onto clothes. Really good color range as well. At the end of the day your makeup looks even better then when you first apply it in the morning. I have sensitive skin but this foundation NEVER breaks me out. It dries up very fast, so you have to apply it quickly.

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Moisturizers -Este Lauder -Hydrationist Maximum Moisture Creme Broad Spectrum SPF 15

on 8/10/2018 7:46:00 AM

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Excellent feel and texture. Nice fragrance that dissipates quickly. Loving Estee moisturizers. Daywear is my favorite... Alternate this cream at night with Daywear spf 15 daytime. Love.both! Creamy texture...

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Liquid -Este Lauder -Double Wear Stay in Place Makeup

on 8/9/2018 12:10:00 PM

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Firstly, this foundation is very pricey. Doesn't even come with a pump or any applicator.

Secondly, terrible oxidation. Looks fine when applied but turned my skin into Annoying Orange -both colour and texture (yes I do have a few textures but this foundation just amplifies it, thanks a lot.)

Lastly, it feels heavy, tacky and uncomfortable.

Seriously, who allowed this foundation to be sold on the shelf?


Cleansers -Este Lauder -Take it Away Makeup Remover Lotion

on 8/9/2018 8:56:00 AM

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Got this as a GWP which comes in a 30ml tube packaging, it's a thin white lotion that you can apply to dry skin and rinse or tissue off. I only used this to quickly take of my foundation because I would not want this near my eyes because of the fragrance. I don't get why this needs to be scented it doesn't even smell nice. I would not purchase this in full size because there are other (cheaper) products that take of your make-up without irritating eyes or skin, nothing special save your money!

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

on 8/8/2018 8:02:00 PM

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This was a decent foundation. Would not recommend for oily skin. Not very good lasting power - I work long days and it would break out and separate in certain areas. I like the spf. Also would like to note that the shades seem a little lighter compared to the regular double wear shades. It was hard to figure out how to apply this - I finally figured that it was best applied with a stippling brush, but using a sweeping motion. It took me forever to find a method that worked. Also did not appreciate the lack of a pump.


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

on 8/8/2018 6:52:00 PM

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I was expecting light coverage but I could only get sheer. Plus it doesn't have the staying power of a Doublewear item so it shouldn't have that name. I chose Desert beige and it was good for my NC20-30 skin tone right now with a little summer color. But this was totally disappointing from the open bottle to the limited coverage and quick disappearance. I have BB creams with better staying power.

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