Thursday, July 23, 2009

Estee Lauder

For as long as I can remember, my mom has been an Estee Lauder fan. While some people dislike the dated packaging, it feels normal and comfortable to me. Rifling through her makeup collection as a child, I recognized the difference between its quality and that of its lower end counterparts. Nobody can dispute that Estee Lauder makes some high quality makeup. I have a little collection of it, myself. I've only recently started using some products from their skin care range. I still don't use anything but drugstore cleanser (I just can't justify spending loads on something that I can get for so much cheaper which gives me the same result). I also still use my Lancome Bi-Facil eye makeup remover, but recently I have started with Estee Lauder's Take It Away Total Makeup Remover.

The product details: Quickly and gently removes all makeup, even long-wear or waterproof formulas. Unique water-based creme-gel refreshes you with a crisp herbal citrus scent. Rinses away easily and leaves skin feeling soft and smooth with no greasy afterfeel or oily residue. 6.7 oz $22 USD
It removes every bit of makeup from your face. That was the main draw for me--not having to use a separate remover or extra cleanser for my face. I need about five pumps or so to cover my entire face and I just apply it to dry skin and massage. It melts the makeup off your face and since it is water based, it doesn't leave you feeling oily or heavy. I must warn anybody that is sensitive to scents, though, that this product is extremely fragrant. It is citrusy, as Estee Lauder promises, but the first time I applied it I felt like I had been kicked in the face with a lemon. After the initial shock, it didn't bother me. This is still only the first step in any skincare regime. I follow, usually, with a cream based cleanser (as my skin is so dry). After washing my face, I use Estee Lauder's Perfectly Clean Fresh Balancing Lotion.

Product details: This revitalizing toning lotion conditions and rebalances skin, leaving it feeling fresh, smooth. Primes skin to achieve maximum results from the skincare that follows.6.7 oz $19.50 USD

This was made for normal/combination skin and, as we all know, my skin is terribly dry. It was actually my mom's but
since she decided she wouldn't use it after she bought it, it was kindly donated to me. While I'm sure the dry skin
formulation would work better, this one leaves my skin feeling pretty hydrated. It removes any additional scraps of makeup that I may have missed and leaves my skin feeling balanced and radiant. It also has a pretty strong scent, but it smells more like fresh laundry rather than citrus. The bottle is quite large so it should last me a while. After toning, I follow with my all-time favorite moisturizer- Philosophy's Hope in a Jar for sensitive skin. Let me know if you'd like to learn more about it!

All in all, Estee Lauder's skin care range is definitely worth looking into. Hopefully I'll get to try out more of it soon. It has something for everyone, just keep in mind the heavy scent.


1 comment:

Michelle (Lipstick Rules) said...

I've actually rediscovered the brand too -- love their cream shadows which rival MAC paint pots!