Wednesday, September 10, 2014

First Impressions: Estée Lauder September Launches

Let's be frank, Monday suck - right? Well this week things were looking up from the start when I got a beautiful delivery from the guys at Estée Lauder! Packed inside were a selection of items from their September launches - I actually did a fangirl squeal when I ripped open the bag, much to the confusion of folks heading to the post office... I couldn't wait to get stuck in!

I've not fully tested these out but thought a first impressions post was necessary because everything is just so pretty. I have the new Sculpting Foundation Brush*, Perfectionist Youth Infusing Foundation* and a Pure Colour Envy Sculpting Eyeshadow 5-Colour Palette in Infamous Sky*.

First off, that crazy looking brush. The Sculpting Foundation Brush (£37.00) has been created to work alongside the new foundation to sculpt the face and follow the natural contours. Now, I'm going to be honest and admit I've not quite got to grips with this. The first time I used it a started swirling all over the place like I would any other brush but it didn't work so well. Reading up, it seems it's more of a long stroking method that's suggested so I'll get back to you on that. It super soft though and the unique shape does fit perfectly to the shape of my face. I like the chunky handle, it's nice to hold onto and doesn't feel like it's going to fall out of your hands. The navy and gold colour combo scream luxury as well - beautiful.

As mentioned above, the Sculpting Foundation Brush is to be used with the Perfectionist Youth Infusing Foundation (£37.00). It all sounds very fancy, no? The guys at Estée Lauder colour matched me perfectly, Pebble, and I adore the finish of this so far. I'm not one for heavy coverage and this dewy liquid evens out my skin tone and amps up the glow factor perfectly. Sure, you still need concealer et al under the eyes and such but that's exactly how I like it. It feels weightless on my skin and looks super natural. Will be putting this to the test a little more over the next week or so. It comes with a pump - perfect - and is housed in a glass bottle making it feel as luxury as it deserves.

Finally the Pure Colour Envy Sculpting Eyeshadow 5-Colour Palette in Infamous Sky (£40.00). I've not had chance to use this yet but have swatched the shades. Inside the beautiful navy and gold packaging - which is super sturdy and weighty, screaming luxury - you're greeted with a full size mirror. There are 5 shades in the palette: a grey toned blue, a deep navy with a little gold running through it, a cool toned gold, a more beige toned gold and a matte bone. They're buttery soft although don't seem as pigmented as I was expected on first swatch. As I said, I've not applied them to the lid yet so will report back! The packaging truly is gorgeous though and although the shades may not be what I'd usually go for, I actually think the navy is going to create a lovely alternative smokey eye - I can't wait to get to work!

Anything from Estée Lauder's new releases that catch your eye?



  1. not sure how I feel about the brush, looks really tricky to work with! the palette looks beautiful though! xx

  2. The eyeshadow palette looks gorgeous, shame they don't seem very pigmented though, I'd expect more for the price tag.

    Rebecca x

    Rebecca Kate

  3. It's not so much as tricky, I just can't figure out the best use yet. I'm thinking if not foundation, contouring will be fab! :) x

  4. As I said, I do need to try these on the lids properly - finger crossed they live up to expectations! x