A while back I wrote about the launch of The Estee Edit with a reasonable amount of optimism and excitment. It’s a range from Estee Lauder that’s been devised with the younger beauty consumer in mind. Though not aimed for women of my age I really liked the look of it and ordered a few bits from Sephora to try.
Unfortunately, I was left with mixed feelings about the range. Some of the products I really like but others left me feeling disappointed. Maybe, this goes to show that they weren’t pitched at my age group for a reason.
The price point is less than original Estee Lauder products and I think this shows in lower quality formulas and packaging. But, again, this might not be something that the milliennial beauty lover cares about and it’s also likely they’re new to the brand so don’t have any pre-fixed expectations.
The Estee Edit is currently only available in the US but I think it’s coming to the UK next month. Following are mini reviews of the products I’ve tried.
The Barest Blush
The main problem I have with this is that the blush doesn’t sit solidly in the compact. It kind of moves from side to side and gives the impression it might fall out. Also, it’s a struggle to open the case. Hopefully, these are glitches that will be ironed out as the blush itself is nice, albeit a bit dusty. One more point is that the gold you can see is an overspray that disappears after first use.
I bought The Barest Blush in Coy Coral and it’s available HERE for $28.
The Barest Lip Color
I actually really like this lipstick – it claims to be a lipstick/balm hybrid and it definitely offers the comfort of a lip balm. It’s also fairly sheer and has a sheen to it. Again, my problem is the packaging – the bullet lid doesn’t come off without having to tug at it and I just don’t think it should be hard work to get a lipstick lid off.
I bought The Barest Lip Color in In The Nude and it’s available HERE for $22.
In The Nude Lip Colour, In The Flesh Lip Liner, Flash Photo Gloss
The Barest Contour Lip Liner
This is my favourite thing from the range. It has a nice, creamy texture and I like the shade. I can get a good line with it and it works well at toning down my natural lip colour when I use all over before applying a nude shade on top.
I bought The Barest Contour Lip Liner in In The Flesh and it’s available HERE for $20.
Metallishadow Creme + Powder
I chose Scarlett Eclipse and I really don’t like this shade but that’s no one’s fault except my own. Though it looks brownish from the website images I should have guessed by the name that it was going to be red. That aside, I found the cream part of this duo difficult to spread evenly as it’s quite stiff. Also, It’s not tacky or ‘wet’ enough to for the loose metallic powder to adhere to adequately enough. I do love the powder, though. It has very fine shimmer/sparkles and is very pretty indeed.
I bought Metallishadow Creme + Powder is and it’s available HERE for $25.
Flash Photo Gloss
Definitely made to appeal to the Selfie Generation, this gloss claims to highlight the white of teeth in photos taken with a flash and, weirdly, it seems to work. The gloss is very thick and sticky which does feel heavy on the lips but this means it has good staying power.
Flash Photo Gloss is $20 and available HERE.
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