Having recently cooed over these clever lipsticks by Estee Lauder’s latest adventure, The Estee Edit, I thought I’d take you through some of the other outstanding products of the range. First, background: The Estee Edit was born earlier in the year to appeal to a more trend-savvy, younger version of the Estee Lauder customer. It’s meant to be fun and innovative but ultimately still a workhorse, and most the make-up products are infused with skincare ingredients like hyaluronic acid and plant oils to please the ingredients-conscious.. Bearing those tenets in mind, here are the three products I think perfectly represent the new range //
The Estee Edit The Edit Eyeshadow Palette / This palette stood out for me on account of the two glitter pans – apply the silver over the purples or gold over the peaches for an introduction to the joys of shimmer on an eyelid. It is also pleasingly diverse, with colour duos that can create anything from a purple haze to a classic black smoky eye. Especially noteworthy is the brown/beige duo, which is the perfect day-in day-out duo.
Note / The formulas are more ‘colour tattoo’ than tradition shadow – great because they don’t sprinkle under the eye, but is a bit more work to apply as you’ll need to load up your brush to get decent intensity and blend a little more than usual.
The Estee Edit The Barest Blush in First Love / A delicious deep peach with just enough of an anchor in bronze to render it ‘safe’ on most skin tones, this confers juicy, fresh-from-holiday warmth into cheeks in a jiffy.
Note / The gold is just a decorative spray that wears off, so don’t expect this to double up as a highlighter, though I find it straddles the ‘bronzer/blush’ thing perfectly so in a way it still saves me from needing as many products.
The Estee Edit Beam Team Hydrate + Glow / Another clever (and might I add travel-friendly) number here – this hyaluronic-infused golden highlighter comes in both liquid and balm form in the one tube. I’ve found that the liquid works especially well when mixed into foundation or used as a primer, while patting the balm over high points of the face takes the glow thing a step further.
Note / Both highlighter options are about dewy, supermodel skin and don’t fare so well if put over powder. Instead, use them and then just powder down any shine where absolutely necessary.