Sunday, 15 April 2018

Estée Lauder Spring News 2018

It's all about bright reds and pinks today because Estée Lauder released some colourful spring products! I've tested the Paint-On Liquid LipColor, the Multi Effects Pure Color Envy Lash Mascara and a Double Wear Custom Coverage Correcting Duo for you*. 

Let's start with the Pure Color Envy Paint-On Liquid LipColor. These beauties are available in three finishes: matte, metallic and vinyl. I've put two matte shades, naked ambition and pierced petal and the metallic shade scream sexy to the test. 

First things first, this is not a quick product to use. I always have to sit down and take some time to apply the liquid lipsticks because they're very pigmented and long lasting so I don't want to make a mess. You might need a lip liner, it isn't easy to get perfect contours as you can see in the pictures below. However, once they're on your lips, they will stay there. Forever, if necessary. No, not really, but on my lips they do last during more than one meal and a sweet treat, several drinks and a lot of talking. And if they don't look perfect  anymore after some hours, they don't flake but just fade away in a non-messy way. Actually, I was left with quite a pretty and natural ombre look once. What about hydration? Well, liquid lipsticks and especially mattes usually aren't the most hydrating sort of lip product. The Paint-On Liquid LipColor's are ok in that department. They contain avocado, jojoba and sunflower oil as well as some hyaluronic acid to moisture the lips. I can wear them for about three hours without having to apply some sort of lip balm on top. And let me tell you, three hours is a long time for a matte product on my lips. To keep my lips looking nice, I just dabbed some of the La Roche Posay Cicaplast Repairing Balm on them (it's matte and therefore a good choice) and they felt hydrated again. 

Naked Ambition
Pierced Petal
Scream Sexy
To be honest, I'm not a huge fan of matte lipsticks but Naked Ambition is a very wearable nude shade and will stay with you all day so it might be a good everyday choice. Pierced Petal however is slightly out of my comfort zone and the bright pink doesn't suit me very well. It is a pretty cool colour though. Scream Sexy has the perfect name in my opinion. If you're going for a vampy look, this shade would be the star of the show! The metallic finish makes it look extra special. It's really comfortable to wear and not drying.  

The Pure Color Envy Paint-On Liquid LipColors are available in 23 shades and cost CHF 44. 

Estée Lauder added four new shades to the Pure Color Envy Lash Multi Effect Mascara line: dark red, red, pink and orange. I've tested the green one before and now I got the red one too. Quite a challenge for me, my makeup looks are usually quite natural and red lashes are hard to include into that routine. However, I've tested the mascara and the quality is definitely good. It separates the lashes, lasts long and the color is just as red on the lashes as it is in the mascara tube. In my opinion, it is rather difficult to remove if you apply it on top of black mascara but that might be because I was wearing several coats of mascara. Please let me know in the comments below if you'd wear a bright red mascara and on what occasion. It is available for CHF 39, not everywhere where Estée Lauder is sold but certainly online. 

The last new product I've tested for you is the Double Wear Custom Coverage Correcting Duo in the shade pink. It comes in six shades each with a different correcting effect and they're created as a base for foundation or concealer. There's green to reduce redness, tangerine against dull skin, lavender to correct yellow tones and apricot, peach and pink to correct dark shades. 

On one end, there's a full coverage concealer, on the other end a lighter formula. I like to use the lighter formula around the eyes and the full coverage to conceal any blemishes. Pink would be the perfect shade for me during winter but now I've been to Thailand it's slightly too light for me but it still works as a base because it blends very well. I've even worn it without foundation or concealer on top and it looked perfectly natural. The Double Wear Custom Coverage Correcting Duo's are available for CHF 46. 

All in all the quality of the products is very convincing. The colorful mascara's aren't something I'd wear on an everyday basis but the other two new releases are great for everyday use. I'm sure there's a shade for you too. 

What do you think about Estée Lauder's new products?

Have a lovely day!
xx Cheryl

* press samples, all opinions are honest and my own. 

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