I love getting all dolled up and wearing fantastic makeup. It has to be one of my favorite things to do. But I also enjoy taking it all off at night and having a squeaky clean face. With that said, if we were to look back in time at my makeup and skincare products, you would notice the only thing that has changed over time would be the quality of the products. In particular, my main issues has always been the foundation. I have tried a variety of makeup lines that have left me feeling unsatisfied. Until this year, I discovered the BEST FOUNDATION EVER! Not only do I love many of this brand’s products but I recently found out that they are recognized continuously and named as having the number one foundation on the market. This completely tops the cake!
Which brand am I describing? The fabulous, one and only, Estee Lauder. I have always been a fan of their Advanced Night Repair Concentrated Recovery Eye Mask (it is a game changer), and then one day I decided to learn more about their makeup and skincare products. And from that point on, I was hooked!
When purchasing foundation, I would place it on my cheekbone to see if it matched my skin tone. Most times it would match well, and other times, it was way off. Instead of continuously guessing, I decided to book an appointment with Heather from Estee Lauder Macy’s located in Center City (Philadelphia, PA) to have a detailed conversation about everything imaginable about my skin. After a full Q&A, she used the digital shade finder device on my skin to see what was my perfect complexion shade would be. I didn’t have to guess anymore on what foundation might work with my skin tone. She placed the digital shade finder tool around my face in three different locations; that is how the device identifies your perfect skin tone. She then entered a few things about my skin, and just like that, she was able to find the perfect foundation and concealer shade for my skin color. It was super simple, and the device itself was only three clicks to finding my perfect match. Ladies, it is totally worth it.
The digital shade finder tool determined my perfect shade was the Double Wear Foundation color Ivory Beige 3N1, Double Wear Concealer color 3C Medium (cool), and my ideal day lip color Pure Color Envy 401 Burnt Raisin and Smash Up – Matte for night time. I didn’t stop there! I decided to review the rest of my makeup routine and purchased the following: eyebrow pencil, both this eyeliner and this one, Sumptuous Infinite Daring Lenght + Volume Mascara in black, Pure Color Envy Blush color 420 Mauve Mystique, the Bronze Goddess glow color 01 Heat Wave, which I love, and Pure Color Envy Eyeshadow color Ivory Power.
Their #1 award-winning Double Wear Foundation is incredible. It’s super easy to apply, and it will leave your skin feeling flawless. I love the natural matte finish and the fact it lasts all day long. You don’t have to use a lot of the product as it blends well in your skin with the smallest amount possible. Thus far, their entire makeup line has exceeded my expectations.
Since I fell in love with their foundation, I wanted to evaluate some of their other skincare products. Luckily, I have others products in my daily routine that I love, and it was easy to incorporate Advanced Night Repair (Repair Serum and Eye Repair Cream). One of my favorite skin care products is their Perfectly Clean. It smells AMAZING and leaves my face feeling extra soft and clean. Once a week (sometimes twice) I use their Advanced Right Repair Advanced Eye Mask. If you are looking for a bright eye the next morning, look no further.
If you haven’t checked out Estee Lauder, you now have a glowing recommendation from me to give it a try. If anything, schedule an appointment with one of their makeup/skin artists to understand your skin tone and what type of formula you should purchase that is right for you. Knowledge is king!
I would love to hear if anyone else has used Estee Lauder products, and if so, which products are your favorite?
Exciting news!!! If you happen to live in Philadelphia, PA, I will be attending Estee Lauder’s Fall Show where they will be bringing their national team of highly trained artists on Friday, November 30th from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM at their Macy’s Center City location. Be sure to call 215-241-9000 ext 2255 and schedule your appointment as slots are booking up fast. Each appointment is roughly 30 minutes, which includes mini facial, matching of your complexion perfection and applying of makeup. There will be small bites and refreshments as well. When you call, mention Empowering In Heels for your free gift when you attend on Friday! APPOINTMENTS ARE MANDATORY!
If you have questions about makeup, skincare or for Heather with Estee Lauder, either write a comment below or send me a note. I will be sure to get them answered.
Be sure to see Gabrielle, Heather and I at Macy’s on November 30th!