Happy Thursday! As you might have seen on my Instagram I was recently given the opportunity to try a few products from The Estee Edit by Estee Lauder. I may not be the biggest beauty junkie, but I still love trying out new products! I'm so happy that as a blogger I get to try these products out not just for me, but for all of you as well.
The worst thing is when you're so excited to try a new lipstick, mascara, foundation or what have you, and you're completely disappointed when the product doesn't work right, the color is off, or it just looks plain awful. I hate that, and I don't want y'all to go through that, so hopefully when I'm doing these reviews I can help you figure out what works and what doesn't. Every time I go out to buy a new beauty product (especially the expensive ones!) I do a little research on whether or not it's worth the purchase, and before I had a blog, beauty blogs were where I went searching, and I want to be a source for you all like others were for me. Anyway, let's get on to the review!
There are two parts to this product: the golden-brown highlighter and a "universally flattering" lotion that really does give you the overall glow it says it will. I've used this the past few days as my face makeup. On the instructions it says you can use it either by itself or along with your makeup, so of course I tried both! With my makeup I mixed it in and it just gave me a subtle glow look, and I just used the highlighter as usual. It looked pretty good, but I actually really liked how I looked when I just used the lotion and highlighter on their own. When using the hydrate + glow by itself you get a glowing complexion. I felt like my skin looked so fresh and dewy, it was awesome! I think using this is also a great way to make it look like you're more experienced with makeup. With this it made me look like I had gone somewhere and had someone do my face makeup for me! Hands down this is my favorite product from The Estee Edit.
Honestly, I'm not the biggest fan of this color on me. I received the darkest shade of this lipstick, so it wasn't what I was expecting when I was told I would be getting a "nude color." It looks great if I'm trying to go for a darker look, although that isn't really my style. If you're the type of person who loves wearing darker shades though, or want to try out a darker lip color for the Fall months I would recommend it. It's very creamy and hydrating, so my lips felt moisturized when I had it on. It does take a few swipes to get the full pigment from it though!
So I was graciously gifted with great genes (so much alliteration!) with very small pores. So, using this on my face honestly didn't do much! It did make my skin incredibly soft though, so soft that I kept touching my face more during the day than I probably should. I tried it out on the back of my hand, where my pores are slightly larger, and it did noticeably shrink them! So if you do have larger pores, I think this could definitely help. It also acts as a way to make your skin look more matte, so where I normally have a slightly shiny forehead, I had no shine using this.
I wasn't exactly sure what this was when I got it because I thought the hydrate + glow was supposed to be the highlighter, but this was actually the highlighter! This one also says that you can use it alone or with your regular makeup, but I decided it was a little too gold for my skin tone to use by itself. I used it as a normal highlighter, and I'm positive that I didn't use enough of it on my face as I was in a rush to do my makeup the day I tried it. So it provided a little highlight, but not as much as I wanted. I did see that some people who also got this to try received this in a white color instead of gold, I think that would have been a lot better for me! Either way, I'll be trying this out again soon to get a stronger pigment
I was really surprised at how much I loved these products (minus the lipstick), but I actually think I'm going to use that hydrate + glow lotion a lot, especially for the rest of the summer! All the products are noticeably of great quality, and if you're looking to try some new makeup, this would be a great place to start.
Have you tried any of The Estee Edit's products?
Product was provided by The Estee Edit and Influenster for review purposes, but all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make The Classic Brunette possible!