The Estée Edit

My key tools for glowy, everyday makeup. 

There is nothing more I love than glowy, natural looking skin that looks super effortless and healthy… especially in the mornings. I don’t like wearing full coverage everyday because A. I don’t want to spend that long on my face and B. I prefer light coverage and natural looking skin for everyday makeup. Which is why today’s post is dedicate to my two favourite Estée Lauder products that do amazing things for my skin. 

In the shade, Cashew.

I’ve already spoken about the Nude Cushion Stick Foundation in my latest post, but I feel like I want to speak about it in more detail and cover some points I feel I missed in the previous post. I seriously cannot get over just how dewy this foundation makes my skin look. It’s a super light foundation and it has a very sheer coverage, so if you prefer something that’s more full coverage, matte and will just completely smooth your skin out, then you may not love this foundation. But, if like me you’re looking for a product that has a light formula and feels like you’re not even wearing anything then this foundation is the one. 

The instructions on the back of the packaging recommend you apply and buff the foundation with the sponge applicator that comes on top of the foundation stick, but I’m not really crazy about it so that was a pass for me. I use the beauty blender when applying this (and pretty much any other) foundation for a more seamless finish and I just really like the way the application looks with this method. I apply just one layer of this foundation and my skin just looks like my skin but better. If I want a little more coverage I will go in with a couple more layers and because this foundation is so sheer, it doesn’t look heavy or cakey at all. As this is a pretty sheer/liquidy foundation, it isn’t super buildable as it is meant to be quite light and dewy, so if you guys prefer layering your foundation, you probably won’t be crazy about this. BUT, if you love something light and dewy, then honestly, this foundation is the bomb! I have to set my t-zone really well with this product (with a mattifying primer and some translucent setting powder) as I get quite oily during the day, so I just have to work a little to keep that shine at bay. You see what I did there? Oh yeah.

I also recently got my hands on the Estée Lauder Set + Refresh Perfecting Makeup Mist  and I really like it. The spray is super fine and it spreads so nicely across my face. The smell is really really nice and it instantly refreshes my makeup. I use this mist before makeup, after I have cleansed and moisturised my face for a subtle glow and hydration before I apply makeup. And then a few spritzes after I’ve done my makeup to set everything in place. 

I also love using this mist even when I’m  not wearing makeup just for some quick hydration and a wake me up for the mornings, because the struggle is real. I prefer using light and hydrating mists to set + refresh my makeup so I absolutely love this product. It reminds me of the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water which I have used and adored, so I can tell this mist will be another fave of mine. For £20 this is a great buy and I would 100% recommend. 

I hope you guys enjoyed reading my short post and found it somewhat informative. Please do share some of the products you have been loving! I’m always on the lookout for some amazing buys

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21 Comments

  1. August 14, 2017 / 12:59 pm

    To achieve a glowy look I love to apply a strobe cream <3 It gives such a nice, dewy finish. I just haven't found the right on just yet, so I'm still on the hunt for one.
    Beauty On A Budget

    • August 16, 2017 / 7:43 am

      I love applying luminous products underneath makeup!
      Have you tried MAC strobe cream? The L’Oréal Lumi Magique is an absolute favourite of fine!
      Charlotte Tilbury Wonderglow is amazing, but slightly more costly!
      NYX do some nice and luminous primers too 😊
      xo

      • August 16, 2017 / 10:14 am

        I’ve tried one so far, and it was quite cheap hahaha. I’ve heard great things about the MAC one – it’s such a classic product from their brand 🙂 May have to try that one

        • August 16, 2017 / 3:55 pm

          Yes, it really is a classic favourite. I’ve seen so many people use it and love it! Might have to get my hands on that one too 🙂

          xo

  2. August 14, 2017 / 4:06 pm

    That setting spray sounds so good! Great post! ☺️
    Emma
    emmadrury.com ✨

    • August 16, 2017 / 7:44 am

      Thank you lovely! It’s amazing! And it smells so beautiful! 😊 x

  3. August 14, 2017 / 4:24 pm

    I need to check out that Estee lauder spray!

    • August 16, 2017 / 7:39 am

      It’s so good! It makes my skin look so healthy and sets my makeup really well! Plus it smells gorgeous! 😊 x

  4. August 15, 2017 / 3:20 pm

    I love the sound of the nude cushion stick foundation. I’ve been looking for a light every day foundation for summer.

    • August 16, 2017 / 7:38 am

      It’s really amazing! One of my favourite sheer foundations ☺️ x

  5. rinalosingit
    August 16, 2017 / 1:21 am

    I want it all 😮😮😮 Love how in depth you go with each item, it really makes me want to go it and buy them!

    • August 16, 2017 / 7:28 am

      Thank you so much! Honestly they’re amazing products! So so good! ☺️ x

  6. August 16, 2017 / 8:18 am

    These look like some great products for dewy natural skin! Have you tried the Naked Skin perfection creator thing? It’s supposed to be amazing for really dewy natural skin and I think I’m gonna try it!

    • August 16, 2017 / 3:54 pm

      Yes they really are amazing products! When I first used the foundation I just completely fell in love with it, it is so dewy and natural looking! I’ve heard the Naked Skin Perfector is really good, I would love to try it out! Let me know how it works out 🙂

      xo

  7. August 17, 2017 / 7:47 am

    Ohh I love the sound of these! I’ve never heard of that foundation but it sounds absolutely lovely! I’ll have to see if they have a shade pale enough for me! I love facial sprays so I’ll have to pick up that mist!
    PaleGirlRambling xo

    • August 21, 2017 / 7:13 am

      I’m sure there will be a shade for you! Estée Lauder do have a pretty diverse range 😊
      The mist is amazing! I’ve never used something so fine and refreshing!
      So good to set all the powders as well ☺️
      xo

  8. Kayleigh Zara
    August 18, 2017 / 11:28 pm

    The mist sounds absolutely perfect – if it works it’s amazing for the price! I love your photography here x

    Kayleigh Zara 🌿www.kayleighzaraa.com

    • August 21, 2017 / 7:11 am

      I couldn’t believe it was £20! Such a great price for an Estée Lauder product too! I love the most because it’s so fine and it refreshes my makeup so well ☺️
      Thank you lovely! I’m glad you enjoy the pictures!

      xo

  9. August 19, 2017 / 6:40 pm

    I love the sound of the Nude Cushion Stick Foundation! I am definitely in search of a quicker alternative to full coverage so will have to check this out. Your pictures are so beautiful! Really enjoyed reading this! Nikki xx

    • August 21, 2017 / 7:10 am

      The Nude Cushion Stick is an amazing sheer and light coverage foundation! It works so well for me and my skin ☺️
      I really, really like it because it just makes my skin look amazing!
      Thank you so much for reading, I’m glad you enjoy my pictures 😊 xo

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