When I heard that Estée Lauder was designing a makeup and skincare line for millenials called The Estée Edit, I had a million questions–but mostly I was anxious to try it. Luckily, I was selected by Influenster to receive one of their Estée Edit Voxboxes, and it didn’t disappoint!
The Estée Edit is a collection designed for the “Insta-generation”, with an edgier focus than what you’d see in the legacy Estée Lauder line. Fronted by Kendall Jenner and Irene Kim, the Estée Edit features cool packaging, innovative products and accessibility. Plus, the line is available at every beauty junkie’s favorite store….Sephora.
I tried four of The Estée Edit products, including:
Beam Team Hydrate + Glow ($42) has the consistency of a tinted moisturizer, plus luminizing pigments for a sheer glow. Inside the cap is a solid highlighter, designed to be used for a touch-on shimmer boost. The shade is a warm gold. Beam Team Hydrate + Glow is easy to work with and blend, and you can use either product alone or together.
Flash Illuminator ($28) comes in 5 shades; I tested Day Light, which is a medium shade in the range. This highlighting cream could be used for strobing, as it produces a more high-impact finish than Beam Team Hydrate + Glow (although you could definitely strobe with that, too). Since it’s more concentrated, you could also mix Flash Illuminator with a moisturizer, BB Cream or apply it in targeted areas. Day Light, the shade I tested, has a rosy glow to it, so this shade could be used as a blush, or over a cream bronzer.
Pore Vanishing Stick ($32) is a multi-tasking cream-to-powder perfecting wonder! You can use the Pore Vanishing Stick as a primer or perfector to shut down shine, minimize the appearance of large pores or as a touchup. I used it before applying my makeup to blur imperfections. The outer core is made up of oil-absorbing powders; the inner core is made up of sheer pigments. It’s a nice addition for summer makeup.
The Barest Lip Color in In The Buff ($22) might be my favorite product of the four that I tried! Although it looks dark, it’s actually a nude-bronzey-mauve shade that really is one of the best complements to my skin tone that I’ve ever used. This lipstick is sheer and hydrating; it feels more like a balm than a lipstick, but does give a long-wearing finish. Nothing edgy about this; The Barest Lip Color is a great addition to your makeup bag!