Posts Tagged: Estee Lauder

Sep 13

The Face Edit With Estee Lauder, Kiehl’s and Jurlique

In this hot weather, I’m keeping makeup to a minimum.

Kiehl’s Deep Moisture Clarifying Crème – £41
As the sun can make skin discolouration and hyperpigmentation worse, I’ve been wearing Kiehl’s Deep Moisture Clarifying Crème. The latest addition to Kiehl’s skin-clarifying product range, this cream helps improve the appearance of dark spots and discolorations. It contains white birch and peony extract to hydrate and help provide long-term radiance. It was formulated with Asian skins in mind but I think it works just as well on brown skins. Wear daily to help improve skin clarity.


Estee Lauder Pure Colour Cheek Rush – £24
These cute pots of cheek stain are a great way to add a subtle hint of colour to the face. They give you a lightweight, natural, fresh finish and in this weather, won’t sit on your face and melt into your lap. Creative Makeup Director for Estée Lauder, Tom Pecheux said: “This season, I’ve been working a lot with what I call “aqua colour”. 
It’s a gentle, watery look with just a touch of bright, vibrant colour.” I tried the Cheek Rush in Turbo Jam and loved the watery gel finish and the way it complimented my skin tone. Estee Lauder advises quickly blending a tiny drop of this silky liquid-gel in a circular motion on to the apples of cheeks for a ‘just pinched’ look. Worked for me!


Jurlique Deluxe Edition Rosewater Balancing Mist – £41
In hot weather, facial mists were a must and my favourite was the Jurlique Deluxe Edition Rosewater Balancing Mist. Exclusive to M&S Your Beauty stores this lightweight mist provides a wonderfully refreshing shot of precious Rose flower extracts and plant botanicals to help hydrate the skin. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this product go to the Jurlique Ideas of Beauty Fund which supports beautiful ideas that empower and educate women globally. I spritz myself before bed, before applying make up; I even lug it around to my bag to stay fresh when I’m out and about. It may not be hot anymore but central heating is not our skin’s friend.


Jun 13

Nude Beauty from Estee Lauder

I’ve made no secret of my girl crush on Joan Smalls so this Estee Lauder campaign shot of her is nothing short of wonderful.


Photo courtesy of Estée Lauder

She reminds me of one of my best friends who was always told she should model so maybe that’s where my admiration comes from.

It’s not often that a company features a solo woman of colour in their marketing materials so bravo Estee Lauder! To get Joan’s perfect ‘barely-made-up-make-up’ look, they recommend the following products which I’ve used and love:


Invisible Powder Makeup
They say: “Invisible Makeup marks a new evolution in the development of foundation. A true innovation, the Invisible Makeup line delivers a veil of visible invisibility to every skin tone by working with each person’s natural undertones. Undertones are what give our skin its unique colour and dimension and this makeup allows skin’s undertones to come through. It provides the appearance of natural skin, but in a way that is luminous, natural and uniquely perfected.” Anne Carullo, Senior Vice President, Corporate Product Innovation, Estee Lauder.

I say: I’ve never been a big fan of compact foundation but this is lightweight, easily blendable and natural looking. It gives great coverage, evens out the skin tone and has staying power. I hate that masked, caked, ashy look some foundations give but the Invisible Powder compact foundation makes my skin look amazing and it’s portable so I can touch up if necessary during the day. I rarely need to (it lasts well) but it’s good to know I easily could if I wanted to.

Pure Colour Nail Lacquer French Nudes Collection
They say: “I chose these shades to suit every type of woman – her skin tone, her personality, her point of view” – Tom Pecheux, Creative Makeup Director, Estee Lauder

I say: Look at the range in its entirety; who wouldn’t one of these suit? It’s so hard to find a good nude for brown skins but Estee Lauder have one to suit you whether you are Nicole Richie, Alek Wek or somewhere in between. I love So Vain and Diabolique.

Pure Colour Stay-On Shadow Paint
They say: I wanted to experiment with texture and create a new way of playing with makeup. Pure Colour Stay-on Shadow Paints are great for mixing and are an especially easy way to apply makeup – there are infinite possibilities.” Tom Pecheux, Creative Makeup Director, Estee Lauder

I say: The paints have an almost mousse-like finish and are very easy to apply, have great lasting power and at the end of the day the colour is still strong and true. Wear alone, mix and match – these are a makeup bag staple.

What do you think of Estee Lauder’s use of Joan in this image?

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