Today, in partnership with Macy’s, Estée Lauder and Shopstyle, I am excited to share what could be the best beauty deal of the season. Twenty nine beauty essentials, for the price of one! It’s a blockbuster of a set – and something that Estée Lauder does every year as a holiday tradition. This year’s set is valued at over $385, but it’s only $62 when you make a purchase from Estée Lauder. The set includes a palette with 16 eyeshadows + 3 blushes, two full size Pure Color Lipsticks, two full size Pure Color Lip Glosses, the advanced night repair serum (so, so good), and a few fun extras… packaged in a deluxe travel case. It’s such a good value!
I used the products from the set to create my look for my Ben-Amun shoot. My goal was to create a look that was sophisticated, modern, and glamorous. I did a very light smokey eye, lots of mascara, and a bright red lip. I was so excited that the set included Estee Lauder’s Pure Color Lipstick in Carnal as it is the perfect vibrant red. It has a very slight orange undertone which in my opinion looks really fresh and modern. It’s one of my all time favorite red lipsticks.
As a reminder, you can only purchase the set (for $62) when you make an Estée Lauder purchase.
I went with the Advanced Night Repair Duo. It’s one of the best serums out there – if I have had a late night, I love this product as it hides all sins the next day. I will apply a few drops to my fingers, let the product warm up, and then spread it all over my face and neck. The next day my skin is always so much smoother and soft… it really does a great job refining the skin’s texture without irritation. I’ve been using this religiously since getting back from Cabo – flying makes my skin so dehydrated + rough! As there were two bottles, I gave the other one to my photographer, Lydia, because I’m nice like that. 😉
While I have you, the Advanced Night Repair for eyes is sooo good, too! Funny enough, I wrote about it wayyyy back when I was just starting out in 2011. You can read the post here. If under-eye bags are your concern, this is a must… it makes a dramatic difference.
Seal it all in with your favorite night cream and prepare to look as though you had your best sleep ever!
As far as what else to buy? You can be greedy (like me) or stock up on gifts. For gifts, I love this lip gloss set. It contains sixteen of the brand’s famous Pure Color glosses. Give it to one lucky person, or split it up and give a gloss or two to each of your girlfriends! Other fun gift ideas are this mascara set and this “Bronze Goddess” set, which will have you smelling amazing and glowing from head to toe.
If you are going the more selfish route, there are two Lauder products that I highly recommend. This brow multi-tasker (it contains everything you could need in one little tool) or this foundation cushion stick (it’s super fun to apply, but it allows you to buff your foundation on for a natural look without sacrificing coverage).
The best part of the eye palette is that the shadows they included are all really, really wearable. So often, I’ll only use one or two shades in a palette – not the case with these. For the really dark shades, I like to dip a flat brush into water and apply the wet shadow as an eyeliner. It almost can pass for liquid liner (which I’m terrible at applying) but it’s so much easier to do.
Created in Partnership with Shopstyle + Macy’s.