The Estee Edit

These products were sent to me for consideration. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own and I am not being compensated in any way. 

I've used these products consistently for over a month and overall have mixed feelings on two of the four. First, I'll start with my favorite and go down the list to the product I don't think is that unique.

The barest lip color in shade 05 - In the Buff ($22.00): I was a bit timid when I opened the package and saw this color. I loved the sleek silver tube as it looks luxurious, but I was worried that this particular shade was going to be far too dark for my light complexion. However, because this product is a lipstick and lip balm hybrid, I was surprised at just how sheer and buildable it truly is. The first swipe is a nice "my lips but better" but when I do a second coat, the color is a darker nude with hints of berry and brown. Of course it will look different on everyone depending on your skin tone but I love this Fall ready color. The formula itself is soft, buttery, and moisturizing, and there isn't really much of a scent that I can detect. It is definitely a standout from all the products I have tried from the line. I would love to try other shades because the dual formula is so lovely.

Beam Team Hydrate + Glow ($42.00): Another standout from the line and one that I recommend trying because I would also buy this on my own. This is a two-in-one, like many of The Estee Edit's products. Have you ladies heard about the glowtion trend that is popular right now? I think a lot of us like to achieve a dewy complexion, and a great way to go about that is by using a moisturizer with illuminating properties already built in. Think of it as a highlighting moisturizer. I love using this on days where I don't wear makeup! It creates the appearance of beautiful skin without the need for foundation. It evens my skin tone and blurs pores and spots. I have also used it underneath my makeup too, and it's the perfect primer. It adds just the right amount of soft golden color. Again, I was concerned that this product would make my skin look like a disco ball - too shiny. But the illumination is very subtle, even when worn alone. It also has a touch-on shimmer concentrate in the flip cap, which is nice on cheekbones as a targeted highlight. Admittedly, I don't use that option too often but it's a clever addition.

Pore Vanishing Stick ($28.00): This product feels like a silicone primer in a portable stick form. It reminds me of other products I have tried that blur the appearance of large pores. I like this on bare skin because it glides on smoothly. I swipe it across my nose and cheeks which is where most people have noticeable pores. However, when I try to use it underneath or over foundation, the product seems to disappear and no longer serves its purpose. Ultimately, I can't recommend it because the staying power isn't there and it doesn't perform as promised. I think the Beam Team is better at evening and priming the skin. 

Flash Illuminator in Day Light ($28.00): This is a highlighting liquid that really packs a punch. Too much for my taste. I think if I had one of the lighter shades, I would appreciate this product a bit more but because it's so dramatic, I only use it sparingly on my arms and legs mixed with my regular lotion. It does leave a beautiful peachy glow (not glitter, just sheen), but there are a hundred different companies that already do liquid highlighters and because of that, I don't recommend running out and buying this. Just not unique enough!

Swatches (with flash): The barest lip color in 05, flash illuminator in day light, beam team hydrate + glow in sun loving bronze

Let's sum this review up shall we? Would I buy this on my own?

The Barest Lip Color: Yes. Smooth buttery formula and buildable color

Beam Team Hydrate + Glow: Yes. Multipurpose product that creates a beautiful complexion with little effort

Pore Vanishing Stick: No. Doesn't work as promised

Flash Illuminator: No. Not unique to really any brand. It's been done to death

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