A few weeks ago I attended Estēe Lauder’s fall preview and it was a beauty lover’s dream! There were rows of deliciously scented body and skincare goodies to help us transition into fall plus fabulous formulas, luxurious textures and stunning pigments!
If you’ve been browsing department stores lately you may have seen the Modern Muse Fragrance poster featuring the gorgeous Kendall Jenner. I love Kendall’s high fashion, glamorous style and Modern Muse represents her chic runway prowess.
This fragrance is bold and timeless evoking sophistication and confidence with sparkling jasmine, exotic mandarin, fresh lily, and dewy petals. The base notes including patchouli, Madagascar vanilla, sultry amber wood and soft musk which balances the ripe fruity sweetness for depth and femininity.
I have the fragrance in an elegant key chain with a solid formula that has the same wonderful aroma for use on the go! The cream perfume retails for $49.50 and the bottles ranges from $68-$122. This is a great scent for women of all ages!
When applying my powder formulas a plush, lavish kabuki brush is essential for beautiful application. Although the Courrèges Kabuki was not in the fall line-up it is an amazing high-end brush that sweeps product onto the skin effortless and feels luxuriously plush and comfortable. The large, rounded shape distributes as little or as much powder as needed for a gorgeous finish and I love the abundance of long, fine bristles! This item is limited edition and retails for $36.00.
Moving on to lip products, (one of my favorite topics) you will definitely want to get your hands on the new Color Envy Matte Lipsticks which are the epitome of dreamy, creamy high impact color! The lipsticks are available in 12 gorgeous shades from Kendall’s signature limited edition hue called Restless to deep seductive wine-reds, bright orange, subtle nude, pink and soft violet.
The two shades I have are Decisive Poppy- a classic, bold red that never goes out of style and Unattainable- a swoon worthy pink with hints of purple. These bold shades provide intense, smooth pigment and a daring mattified finish with one-stroke application. Although they are matte the formula is rich, smooth and non-drying so you won’t be grabbing for that gloss and they provide uniform layers of saturation and incredible full-coverage for a curvaceous pout. These are a must for fall and they retail for $34.00 each.
Aside from a good creamy formula I love a stand-out lacquer finish and if you want to unleash your inner starlet and look red-carpet ready every day then the Pure Color Envy Liquid Lip Potion is a must! This liquid hybrid is a combination of high-shine gloss and luscious lipstick enriched with a moisture-rich formula of jojoba, avocado and sunflower oil for effortless glide and sexy, sculpting. The curved applicator lets you shape and define your pout for voluminous results and the comfortable matte satin-finish provides up to 8 hours of wear! The shade I have below is fittingly named Lethal Red and retails for $30.00.
If you prefer a tad more shine and lighter coverage then the Pure Color Envy Shine Sculpting Lipsticks provide brilliant luminous color and moist, comfortable wear. I have the shade Empowered which is a sophisticated bright red that applies sheer and can be layered to medium coverage. These come in 16 shades from neutral, mid-tone and vibrant for $30.00 each.
In September you can look forward to the release of the Perfectionist Youth-Infusing Serum and Concealer which works like an advanced skincare treatment. Infused with amino acids and proteins the concealer brightens, camouflages and helps diminish the look of lines and wrinkles while supporting collagen production for firmer skin. This is a great product for travel because one side blurs imperfections, dark spots, under eye circles and redness while the highlighter adds dimension and a luminous, natural glow with a lightweight, oil-free complex. I also like that it contains SPF 25 and hyaluronic acid for silky moisture. The stick retails for $50.00 and the shade featured below is Medium/Deep.
For the ladies who want a rejuvenated, smooth complexion the New Dimension Shape + Fill Serum helps lift the cheeks and jawline for more defined facial features. We all know how popular contouring is and whether it be extreme shading or just a light dusting of bronzer women love playing up their features. This serum provides a natural, radiant look to accentuate your best angles and leave skin feeling silky. It retails for $89.00.
Earthy, warm hues are gorgeous for fall and the Pure Envy Eye Defining Single in the shade Amber Intrigue compliments many of my creations from matte to shimmer. I like using this silky, soft shadow to define my crease and although it looks simple it is one of those shades you will reach for again and again. The innovative formula combines, gel, powder and cream textures for seamless blending and it can be used both dry and wet! The new singles retail for $28.00.
I can’t celebrate the launch of a new fall collection without one of my favorite shades! The Limited Edition Double Wear Stay-in-Place Eye Pencil in Gold provides 12 hours of water-resistant creamy color and comes with a handy smudger. The pigment sets quickly without fading or smudging and retails for $23.00
You can find Estēe Lauder at: Hudson’s Bay, Sephora, Estee Lauder Counters and at esteelauder.ca.
*Press samples featured