Estèe Lauder Beauty Haul

When it was time to top-up my foundation stash, the first place I always seek out, is the Estee Lauder counter.  Those that have followed me will already know that Double Wear is my holy grail of foundations.  It is little wonder that it was voted the UK’s No 1 Foundation, boasting 15 hour staying power, SPF 10 and a winning formula that does not come off on clothes.  I have tried so many different foundations over the years in a quest for the flawless complexion that we all crave, but few have even come close to Double Wear.

I have long suffered with skin that is prone to breakouts, so I always look for a thicker, more heavy-duty foundation for coverage.  Double Wear gives amazing results, without looking cakey, which, in my experience, is where others fail.  I tend to find that the nose suffers most by 5pm and many thicker foundations will sit in your pores and make blemished skin appear even worse.

When choosing the right colour, Estee Lauder offer a colour matching service, which helps pair you with the perfect shade.  Honestly, when I picked out my foundation this time I was quite disappointed with the Counter Assistant.  She picked out a shade that was far too light for my skin tone, and after dragging half of the make-up off of one of my cheeks, I look like i’d been attacked with flour.  In these instances, I try to be assertive and say ‘That’s not what I am looking for’ as I simply will not wear it if it doesn’t feel right.  I picked out another couple of shades and tried them on myself and walked away with the one which I felt most comfortable with.

Shopping for make-up can feel like quite a pressurising experience if you are given the hard sell, without any of the skill and expertise you are looking for!

Another area which I am always retouching, is my eyebrows.  They are naturally very thick and grow at rapid speed.  Colour-wise I go for a dark brown/black shade, but it definitely veers more towards the black, as many of the dark brown shades I’ve tried, seem to have a red-hue to them, which looks bizarre next to almost black brows.

The Estee Lauder Automatic Brow Pencil Duo is an amazing tool.  You can draw in your brows with one end, and blend using the other.  I also use the brush to fill in any gaps with powder.  I really love the Dark Brown/Black shade as it is not quite black, but a genuine dark brown, (without any of those annoying red hues).  As a plus, the pencil has an almost waxy feel to it, which holds my brows in place really well.

This weekend Estee Lauder were on ‘Gift’, so I walked away with a small Advanced Night Repair (great for those annoying spots that pop up at the end of the day), Advanced Night Micro Cleansing Foam (Perfect to take on holiday!), a small pot of Revitalizing Supreme Global Anti-Ageing Cell Power Creme and Anti-Ageing Eye Cream.  All of this was accompanied by a luxury make-up bag!

If you are looking for a new foundation or brow pencil, I would highly recommend these.  And who doesn’t love a free gift!  It’s like Christmas without the cold weather and turkey!

Much Love

Lisa xx

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  1. May 4, 2017 / 4:00 am

    Beauty comes with a smell. Thanks for sharing such beautiful things.

  2. May 4, 2017 / 7:59 am

    Great to learn that Estee Lauder has a colour matching service. I really need this when buying make-up. I also need to get some of that night repair cream.

  3. Vijee Djega
    May 4, 2017 / 8:06 am

    I need a brow pencil so I am going to get the Estee Lauder Automatic Brow Pencil Duo after reading your article.

  4. May 4, 2017 / 8:12 am

    Haven’t tried this product out yet, but they look great! Would try the double wear foundation.

  5. Robin Rue
    May 4, 2017 / 9:38 am

    Look at all that good stuff. I love Estee Lauder products!!

  6. Laura Tulip
    May 4, 2017 / 11:06 am

    If only I could afford Estee Lauder! Its been recommended to me so many times 🙁

  7. Amber
    May 4, 2017 / 12:59 pm

    I need to pick up some of this. I know this is a wonderful brand. I’ve always been impressed by their products.

  8. May 4, 2017 / 2:05 pm

    Estee Lauder is one of my favorite companies! I need to try that Brow Pencil Duo since I’ve never seen it before!

  9. makeamomsmile
    May 4, 2017 / 3:05 pm

    Love the free gifts!! And I am in search of a new foundation so maybe I will have to give this a try. Thanks for sharing

  10. May 4, 2017 / 3:09 pm

    Great post!

  11. the wise hero
    May 4, 2017 / 3:36 pm

    I love makeup and great cosmetics. Are these available in India?

    • wonderlingblog
      May 4, 2017 / 3:46 pm

      Hmm I’m actually not sure. I would presume so as Estée Lauder are an international company 🙂

  12. May 5, 2017 / 1:09 am

    I have always had great luck with estee lauder in the last. Thanks for sharing!

  13. May 5, 2017 / 1:51 am

    I LOVE Estée Lauder! My mums been using it for years and it’s always worked a charm for her. Seemed only natural when I started using makeup to use the same!

  14. May 5, 2017 / 2:00 am

    I am a loooooongtime fan of Estee Lauder. (My mom wore it, and then it was the first line I wore, too!) DoubleWear is an amazing foundation!!

  15. May 5, 2017 / 4:59 am

    These products do look really good. And that’s cool about the makeup haul. I do know that this company is well respected. Just wish I felt like I knew more about makeup and products. I’m trying to learn for my daughter’s sake though.

  16. May 5, 2017 / 6:10 am

    I have always wanted to try the Double Wear foundation, but it’s waaaay to pricey! Now, your post’s tempting me to get one for myself -.-

    • wonderlingblog
      May 5, 2017 / 1:23 pm

      I used to think the same but I would spend 10.00 for a cheaper one that didn’t really give me the right finish and would run out really quick, but the Double Wear lasts absolutely ages and is miles ahead of any other I’ve used.

  17. May 5, 2017 / 8:24 am

    One of my favorite perfumes is from Estee Lauder, but I haven’t tried any of their beauty products yet. I will definitely check this out and I also want to try this Advanced Night Repair. 😉

  18. May 5, 2017 / 11:48 am

    I’ve heard amazing things about Double Wear!

    • wonderlingblog
      May 5, 2017 / 1:22 pm

      The rumours are true!!

  19. May 5, 2017 / 1:16 pm

    Good choices. Estee Lauder has some awesome products, I love seeing what you picked. I haven’t tried the Automatic Brow Pencil Duo – sounds so good!

  20. May 5, 2017 / 2:56 pm

    Ive heard amazing things about the Double Wear foundation but never have tried it. Should definitely try and go to an Estee counter and try on how it feels on my skin. Great haul!

  21. May 5, 2017 / 3:46 pm

    I need to try that Estee Lauder foundation! It looks like it covers very well! Thanks for sharing, I am going to pick some up this weekend.

  22. May 5, 2017 / 8:32 pm

    I love Estee Lauder products, especially their mascara. Thanks for sharing such good info on products that I’ve never tried before. I’ll have to go test them out over the weekend.

    • wonderlingblog
      May 5, 2017 / 8:33 pm

      Yes they do great mascara.. and it doesn’t smudge like so many others I’ve tried.

  23. May 6, 2017 / 3:48 am

    I love the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum! It’s so nice!

  24. May 6, 2017 / 5:23 am

    Oh my goodness, I completely forgot how good their foundation was until now! I used to buy it pre baby and then started buying cheaper stuff whilst we sorted out our finances haha BUT NOW I REMEMBER HOW GOOD IT IS!! Thank-you for reminding me 🙂

  25. beautyaddictmama
    May 6, 2017 / 7:37 am

    Great choices! I love Estée Lauder. Double Wear and Advance Night Repair are two of my favourites.

  26. May 6, 2017 / 10:14 am

    I LOVE Estee Lauder! I use their double wear makeup since it’s the only on that covers my scars!

    • wonderlingblog
      May 6, 2017 / 10:21 am

      It is he best. On bad skin days it is a miracle worker!

  27. May 6, 2017 / 10:15 am

    I am DW fan, it covers my acne prone skin a treat but I find it too thick and drying for everyday use. I haven’t tried anything else for EL yet but I may do!

  28. May 6, 2017 / 4:14 pm

    I love Estee Lauder. I have quite a few products. Will look into the ones you listed, thank you.

  29. May 7, 2017 / 4:00 am

    Free gift time is the best! It’s the only time I buy makeup at the mall. I love getting a little something extra. Those sound like great products. Thanks.

  30. Megan
    May 7, 2017 / 4:49 am

    I’ve always loved Estee Lauder and their free products. These products look really great!

  31. May 7, 2017 / 5:42 am

    Ester Läufer, one of my favorite brands. I will have to check out these products and try them myself.

    • wonderlingblog
      May 8, 2017 / 7:58 am

      Thank you Veera that is so kind of you! Especially coming from such a great writer and content creator. I love reading your blog also, you have amazing style

  32. May 8, 2017 / 9:41 am

    I haven’t used anuthing from Estee Lauder. I would love to try their lippies.

  33. May 8, 2017 / 9:59 am

    I love what you picked. Good choices.

  34. May 8, 2017 / 1:46 pm

    I love getting makeup recommendations. Next time I need foundation I will try Estee Lauder.

  35. May 8, 2017 / 3:04 pm

    I know nothing about makeup as I’ve always just picked up whatever’s cheap, but as I get older and need to hide things it’s good to have a guide. I will have to check out Estee Lauder next time I pick something up.

    • wonderlingblog
      May 8, 2017 / 4:00 pm

      I find that the foundation lasts absolutely ages as you only need a little. It really is worth spending that little bit extra, you get the quality you need in something that is required to last 12 plus hours.

  36. May 8, 2017 / 3:38 pm

    Wow, great. I love Estee Lauder, Great write up.

    • wonderlingblog
      May 8, 2017 / 3:59 pm

      Thank you Vinod!

  37. May 8, 2017 / 3:58 pm

    You posted this in perfect timing… I’m so glad I read this! I need to replenish my makeup collection

    • wonderlingblog
      May 8, 2017 / 3:58 pm

      Thank you, I love recommendations as there are literally so many choices out there!

  38. Bhalo Haytham
    May 8, 2017 / 6:17 pm

    Excellent product review. You are really good at this!

  39. May 8, 2017 / 10:20 pm

    My skin is always prone to breakouts so I have to be careful with the products I buy as it can get irritated quite quickly. The foundation sounds great x

  40. May 8, 2017 / 10:32 pm

    I was looking some honest reviews for these products.. thanks for sharing definitly buying now

  41. May 8, 2017 / 11:57 pm

    I love estee lauder, I’ve used it for years because my mom used it!

  42. May 9, 2017 / 12:39 am

    These are all great products for Estee Lauder. I have not yet used to many of the Estee Lauder products before but I would love to try the Estee Lauder Automatic Brow Pencil Duo. My eyebrows are disappearing with age and this sounds like a great product. Thanks for sharing these awesome beauty products.

  43. May 9, 2017 / 1:39 am

    Estee Lauder is such a trusted brand, it’s been around for so long. My grandma swears by these products.

  44. May 9, 2017 / 4:34 am

    Estee lauder is love! Although i haven’t bought anything yet from them, i have gotten gifts from people and have friends who use the product especially the double wear. Their double wear lipsticks look gorgeous too!

    I agree with foundation matching. Sometimes, the expert on the counter will impose her preference in terms of shade. Anyway, are estee lauder double wear foundation yellow based or pink based?

  45. May 9, 2017 / 4:40 am

    Thanks for sharing your Estee Lauder haul 🙂 Since I’ve switch to all korean cosmetics and skincare, the only non-Asian beauty brand i have in my routine is the Estee Lauder Advanced night Repair. OMG its quite expensive for me, but I love it.

  46. May 9, 2017 / 4:41 am

    Shopping is never a stress ☺

  47. Musings of a tired mummy...zzz...
    May 9, 2017 / 7:15 am

    I think the packaging is stylish and classic, would look great on my dresser

  48. May 9, 2017 / 8:37 am

    Love your review of the foundation…that’s like what every girl looks for in a foundation…Never used it but it seems like a worthy choice

  49. Jenni Petrey
    May 9, 2017 / 1:26 pm

    I love Estee Lauder products, they never let me down, will only use an Estee Lauder Face cream. These sound like amazing products.

    • wonderlingblog
      May 9, 2017 / 1:29 pm

      Definitely worth trying Jenni!

    • wonderlingblog
      May 9, 2017 / 1:42 pm

      I can tell we are kindred spirits Katja!

  50. May 9, 2017 / 4:57 pm

    I’ve never used Estee Lauder products. I’ve heard they were a high quality of product. I refuse to use them until they stop testing on animals though! Let us know when they are cruelty free.

    • wonderlingblog
      May 9, 2017 / 6:39 pm

      I honestly had no idea that they weren’t.. that is awful!

  51. May 10, 2017 / 5:49 am

    Such a great haul, this! I recently got back into wearing cosmetics after taking a 15 year break. I could use some of these nice products!

  52. May 10, 2017 / 5:25 pm

    I’ve always liked this brand, I think it’s really awesome that it works so well with your skin. It’s so awesome that you got this for free!

  53. Tiara Wilson
    May 11, 2017 / 7:53 pm

    Estee Lauder has some absolutely amazing beauty products. I do not wear them, but my mom does and I mean, she looks like shes 25 😉 haha.

  54. May 11, 2017 / 8:02 pm

    Estee lauder has amazing products. I’ve only tried their night repair, though. I need to give the other products a try too.

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