Influenster has done it again! As some of you may know we are signed up to receive complimentary items from influenster in order to test and review them for our blog. For this week’s review we received goodies from the Estee Edit collection. Estee Edit is the spin off from the ever prominent brand Estee Lauder . Inspired by Estee and curated by varying guest editors this brand is trying to appeal to the younger generation and we’re not mad at it! The following items go as follows
Radiance Activator- Treat Prep Glow for Dryness and Dullness
Shows up on my face glittery (not a finely milled shimmer)
Doesn’t provide moisture nor even out my skin tone or brighten
Priced at $55 I do not believe it is necessarily worth it
Late Night Eraser Brightening Eye Balm with Pink Peony
Metal tip provided instant soothing and cooling +the shape was contoured perfectly to fit under the eye
Although it does brighten a lot, the micro pearls create a white cast on my dark circles. I don’t think this product is meant for darker skin. If you have pink undertones or your dark circles aren’t as severe than this may work best for you
Metallishadow Crème + Powder
The crème base is perfect to really ensure your color pops!
The color wild cosmos is highly pigmented and easy to blend
Inside Track Eye Kajal
Super pigmented and glides on extremely smooth and silky
Perfect combination of colors!
Overall I was a bit disappointed in the skin care products seeing as they are very pricey and didn’t necessarily deliver the anticipated results. The beauty/makeup products from the line seem to be a hit! Hope you guys enjoy this mini review, let us know if you would like swatches or looks done with these products in the comments below. The entire Estee Edit line is available at Sephora.
L’Oreal is one of the tried and true OG brands for makeup and beauty items alike. With its classic packaging and solid reputation, you know you are getting good quality anytime you pop into your local drugstore and try one of their products. When we received this extraordinary oil hair care set, the experience was no different. This advanced hair care shampoo, conditioner, leave in crème and oil serum were sent by Influenster for testing purposes. At first I was hesitant seeing as not many products work well on curly hair. After its first use I knew it was a winner! This is great for the days when you are in need of a deep cleanse rather than just co washing. The leave in conditioner defined my curls while the serum helped to seal and lock all the moisture in.
Very light weight
Some curl definition
Deep cleanse without over-stripping
Light weight- (this is also a pro depending on how much hold you are going for, it would be best to follow up with a heavier item for humid days)
Mainly great for a one day hair look (doesn’t last beyond for second or third day curls)
I would definitely repurchase this line in the future for the days when I need to start fresh from product buildup seeing as its cleansing and light weight. Here’s to #extraordinaryhair !
Lipstick is one beauty item I most definitely cannot live without (then followed up with mascara as a close second). It can be used on your cheeks for a pop of color when you are in a pinch and can brighten up any dull face to look alive and healthy. I don’t discriminate when it comes to lip products and can appreciate both high end and drugstore brands for what they offer. Influenster was gracious enough to send me two new YSL lip rouge products to test out for our readers! Disclaimer* although these items were sent for review, my opinions and thoughts are mine. Obviously being YSL, the packaging is pristine and I was so giddy opening up the package. The two colors shown are both Rouge Pur Couture in numbers 9 (rose stiletto) and 19 (fuchsia). Retailing at $36 these babies have a high shine satin finish, intense pigmentation and hydration for the lips. I have swatched them below for my ladies out there with my specific skin tone. Pros
• Intensely Pigmented
• Finish Cons
• A little pricey (to be expected with a higher end brand)
• The smell is a little bit strong and distracting (in my opinion)
Thanks to influenster for this amazing treat, I can now add these luxurious “grown up” lipsticks to my collection!
Rose Stiletto (09)- On my skin tone it is a perfect rose nude for everyday purposes.
Fuchsia (19) The perfect hue of pink for a fun pop of color.