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Okay, back to business. Literally.
Top Estee Lauder Products
Perfectionist Serum ($65-$95)
While this serum/moisturizer does contain notable antioxidants and anti-inflammatories, the chief reason to use this is for its ultra-smoothing effect as well as a surprising ability to moisturize the skin. This also gives the skin a lovely appearance: dimensionally matte, and truly “lit from within,” while smoothing fine lines and pores. The smell also just oozes class. That being said however, the fragrance can be an issue, as I personally cannot use this for that reason. This is an all-around winner that I would use, if not for the fragrance.
Enlighten Serum ($62-$92)
This new serum is similar to several Lauder-owned serums in the sense that it has a good amount of ascorbyl glucoside, and other well-documented skin-lightening antioxidants. But what makes this one of the best options is the high amount of turmeric included; it’s a potent anti-inflammatory that delivers pretty immediate relief. It’s nothing compared to hydrocortisone, but it toned down some redness pretty rapidly when I first tried it. However, this isn’t a perfect product, as it does contain some grapefruit peel extract. 😦 Still, it’s a pretty impressive entry that will work for most skin types.
Take It Away Makeup Remover Lotion ($28)
This cold-cream style lotion is perfect for those who enjoy a mini-massage when removing makeup. It has a pleasant citrus scent (which is okay for rinse-off products), and a decadent texture that I’ve fallen in love with in the past few months. I use it to remove most swatches and makeup off clients on a daily basis. While not absolutely necessary, it is a wonderful product if you’re looking to indulge. It’s far better than the Fresh Soy Cleanser by the way, ahem.
I’m not going to be recommending any skin coverage-type products, as they require good color matches–not something that you can just pick and go. But for oily skin types, Double Wear can’t be beaten.
Pure Color Blushes ($32)
This powder blush formula is truly one of the best available on the market today. They are highly pigmented, long-lasting, and come in a good selection of flattering shades. The compacts are beautiful as well. They rival the best offered by the traditional favored artistry-focused lines like NARS, Tom Ford, Bobbi Brown, and MAC. (Three of those are owned by Lauder FYI). I personally find the color Sensuous Rose a must-have. It’s a stunning shade for anyone with fair to medium skin tones. Check out Christine’s glowing review.
Pure Color Envy Lipsticks ($37.50)
The payoff is opaquely rich, the feeling is comfortable, and the longevity is excellent for such a moisturizing, non-sticky formula. There’s also a color for everyone. If you’ve never tried this formula before, there’s a holiday set that offers four of the most popular colors shown above. Oh, and did I mention that they have magnetic lids? No more ruined lipsticks!
Pure Color Envy Eyeshadow Quints ($50)
While these travel-friendly palettes are not the most pigmented, they apply evenly and are more user-friendly because they are so buildable. And there are some very flattering color combinations. My favorite is probably #4 Rebel Metal.
Fragrances and Holiday Sets:
Here are some of the options available for gifts this holiday season. Of course, October counts as the start of “holiday” season in retail…
There’s also this beautiful AERIN Holiday Set ($130) for anyone who wants to try the new AERIN fragrances, including the two newest ones.
The Blockbuster is also a great value if anyone wants to try Lauder for the first time. It’s available for $59.50 with any Lauder fragrance purchase.
The Color Portfolio ($39.50 with any Lauder purchase) is also a great way to try Lauder makeup.
Gift With Purchase
Of course, the biggest perk is that we are having our last GWP event for the year. So it’s the perfect time to stock up on items for yourself and gifts to family and friends (and yourself of course). It’s a $45 GWP and I can ship this, with extra goodies, to anyone in the US for free.
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