As the subject already gives away: I’ve been one of the Beautylovers for GlamourNL. Next up i’ll write how this was for me and what I had to do. Curious? Read along with me then! 🙂 but beware.. This is a very long post! 😂👍🏻
In the end of 2015 GlamourNL posted a message on Facebook that they’re searching for 500 volunteers to be a Beauty ambassador for Glamour, also #GlamourBeautyLover. While applying you could choose between Clinique or Estée Lauder en the 500 chosen people were split up in two groups. There were 250 lucky ambassadors for Clinique and 250 for Estée Lauder. I’ve chosen for Estée Lauder, because I already bought Clinique products on a regular base and I was curious about Estée Lauder.
From february 2016 til february 2017 I was one of the 250 Glamour Beautylovers for Estée Lauder. I received a mini-size (sometimes fullsize) product from Estée Lauder and I got to test them and share my results on my Social Media. I chose to share them on my Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.
In this post I’d like to review all the products I’ve received and tested.
In the first month I received two products: a very nice color nail polish. This nail polish was easy to apply and stayed on my nails for a long time! The fragrance ‘Modern Muse’ is a nice and feminine scent.
The second product was the Perfectly Clean Multi-Action Foam Cleanser / Purifying Mask. Estée Lauder says the following about this product:
“Treat your skin with this refreshing foam that cleanses gently yet thoroughly. The creamy formula rapidly lathers into a rich foaming cleanser that gently removes makeup and other impurities without drying. Unclogs pores. Leaves skin healthy, fresh and luminous.
Use it 2 ways: Morning and night as a daily cleanser to purify skin. Or twice a week as a 3-minute purifying mask.” source
As you can see on the photo below, where I testing the product, there isn’t a lot of foam. After applying the product, there is a bit of foam, but your skin absorbs the foam quickly. Estée Lauder says the foam cleanser isn’t drying your skin, but my experience is the opposite. It’s true my skin is refreshed and cleaned thoroughly, but my skin feels a bit dry afterwards and I have to use a rich cream to soften the skin. It does, however, removes my pimples and impurities after a while. I decided to buy the Perfectly Clean Multi-Action Creme Cleanser / Moisturizing Mask. This cleanser not foamy, but a very rich cream which protects the skin while cleansing it. This creme cleanser also clarifies your skin and removes impurities.
The 3rd product was one I already knew: ‘the DayWear Multi-Protection Anti-Oxidant Sheer Tint Release Moisturizer’. Estée Lauder describes this product as the following:
“This unique tinted moisturizer enhances any skintone with a healthy, even-toned glow. With our complex of skin-essential anti-oxidants, it helps fight free radical damage that can lead to visible aging. Skin looks smoother, more even-toned. Perfectly hydrated, powerfully protected, positively radiant. The lightweight formula transforms before your eyes into a radiant tint, with one sheer shade that works for virtually every skintone. Gives skin a fresh, even-toned new glow. How to use: Apply every AM after your Repair Serum. Goes on untinted, then the tint appears as you blend it in.” source
The nice thing about this product is that it has SPF 15. It also enhances your skintone. Unfortunately I found myself only able to use this product in summer, because i’m too pale in winter and then the product ends up too orange on my skin.
The 4th product was a foil mask. I’ve never tried something like this, so I was excited to try it out! Estée Lauder says the following about this foil mask:
“Our Worldwide First: PowerFoil. High-performance foil-backed sheet mask creates a protective barrier, allowing our potent technologies to penetrate fast and deep within skin’s surface and helping to lock in moisture. 2X Hyaluronic Acid. Each treatment delivers a surge of liquid revitalization, immersing skin in a double dose of Advanced Night Repair Serum’s powerful moisture magnet. Also includes our proven ChronoluxCB™ technologies. Experience an ultimate infusion of youthful moisture.” source
I had to put on this mask about ten minutes, but it was so slippery that I had to lie on bed to keep it on my face. I was curious if this mask would really have an effect on my skin. My skin was very wet and slippery after pulling the mask off. After washing my face, my skin felt really soft en hydrated. I just can’t really say if it really has something to add on my own skincare, because my skin doesn’t need that much right now. Therefore I didn’t notice any difference.
The 8th product was a mini mascara, the ‘Sumptous Extreme Lash Multiplying Volume Mascara’.
“Lashes seem to multiply, magnify, grow to extremes. Sumptuous Extreme creates outrageous volume, lift and curves for an audacious, false-lash effect. Eyes look brighter, wider, more seductive. Extreme Bold Volume™ formula is a blend of three high-volume fibers in a mousse-light base. The formula acts almost like lash extensions, multiplying and growing the look of lashes. Fortified with conditioning Lash-Advancing Vitamin Complex. The BrushComber Extreme™ has two types of bristles: flexible fibers to carry maximum formula; solid fibers to comb and separate for clump-free definition.” source
As this test product isn’t a waterproof mascara, I had to put a layer of my own mascara first in order to keep my lashes curled up. My curling wand unfortunately has no use when I use a non waterproof mascara. But does this mascara hold his promise? Definitely. My lashes have never been this voluminous. Maybe i’ll buy a waterproof version of this mascara.. 😏
The 9th product was also a face wash, the ‘Advanced Night Micro Cleansing Foam’. This foam is micro-purifying and revitalizing. The conditioning formula transforms into a soft, airy foam that removes makeup and impurities, including pollution, as it purifies deep within skin’s surface to improve your overall healthy look. The high performance formula rinses easily and leaves skin feeling clean, soft and refreshed.
I must say I prefer this cleansing foam over the earlier tested product, the Perfectly Clean Multi-Action Cleanser, because the Advanced Night Repair is also in this product.
The 10th product already! This is the Little Black Liner which makes it really easy to apply a perfect line. Estée Lauder promises you the following:
- Waterproof: Definitely not. A little bit of water removes your line in an instant.
- Smudge-proof: Also not true.
- Flake-proof: Confirmed.
- Intense color: Confirmed.
So.. If you don’t care whether your eyeliner isn’t waterproof or smudge-proof, then by all means, this eyeliner is the one for you. This eyeliner makes it really easy to apply a perfect black line.
The 11th product was a beautiful lipstick, the ‘Pure Color Envy HI-LUSTRE Lipstick Rouge’. I received this lipstick in de color ‘SLOWBURN’. This is a very pretty orange red color with a subtle shimmer in it. I’ve never thought this color would suit me, because I’d never grab a orange shade, but this color actually looks really good on me! The shimmer in this lipstick gives is it also a nice finish.
The last product is the Advanced Night Repair Concentrated Recovery Eye Mask. It’s a revolution in repair for fresh, youthful-looking eyes. What Estée Lauder is saying about the product:
“Starting tonight, rejuvenate the look and feel of your eyes after the stresses of modern life—from long days to lack of sleep, even pollution. Our Worldwide First: the only Eye Mask infused with Advanced Night Repair technology. Experience this targeted weekly Eye Mask that bursts onto skin with 20X more of our proven soothing, hydrating and ChronoluxCB™ repair ingredients.Instantly, your eye area feels cool and refreshed. In just 10 minutes, eyes look more rested, renewed fine, dry lines are plumped as skin is drenched with hydration. Eyes look radiant, infused with luminous youth.” source
These pads really do feel refreshing on the skin under your eyes. I had the feeling that it did something good for the sensitive skin under your eyes and my under eye area looked refreshed the day after.What did I think of this project?
First of all, i’m very honored to be chosen for this project and to be able to test these amazing products for a year. This made me buy more products and they still satisfy me, because they’re just very good products! Thanks for reading this very long post!
Until next time,