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Try Estée Lauder Little Black Primer for Lashes Curled Like Roman Arches, Lifted Like My Bangs in the ’80s and Defined Like Merriam-Webster

Published in: Estee Lauder, Eyes, Makeup, Product Reviews

Estee Lauder Little Black Primer

Estée Lauder’s Little Black Primer, $24, available now at counters and online

Holly Golightly. :)

I wonder what Holly would have thought about Estée Lauder’s Little Black Primer ($24), because I know what Kendall Jenner probably thinks about it, or maybe, since she’s the official spokesperson, but I dunno…I’ve always been more of a Holly Golightly gal.

And Holly sure did love long lashes and little black dresses.

Not that Holly would have needed a lash primer like this one because her fringe always looked fierce, even when she was rolling out of bed at 2 in the afternoon (probably because she was wearing false lashes).

As for me, I will happily complicate my makeup life when it comes to things like eyeshadow (“Absolutely! A third color in the crease sounds like a brilliant idea!”), but not so much when it comes to mascara.

When it comes to mascara, I usually keep it simple. One tube, a couple coats on my top lashes, and that’s it.

Most of the time.

Sometimes, though, like when I’m feeling fancy, I’ll do a separate swipe of MAC Extended Play Gigablack Lash mascara on my lower lashes.

But Estée Lauder’s Little Black Primer is turning me into a Lady Layers-a-Lot. When I use it with my regular go-to mascaras, my lashes look downright dreamy — curled like Roman arches, lifted like my bangs in the ’80s and defined like Merriam-Webster.

Estee Lauder Little Black Primer

Estée Lauder Little Black Primer with Buxom Lash Mascara on top


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Dewy Wear Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Cheek Glow? Yes, We Dew!

Published in: Estee Lauder, Face, Makeup, Product Reviews

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Cheek Glow

The new Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Cheek Glow

How smooth is Estee Lauder’s new Bronze Goddess Cheek Glow ($28), my favorite piece from this summer’s annual Bronze Goddess collection?

Well, it’s smoother than an iced Frappuccino on a 92-degree day.

Ah… I sure could go for one of those right now.

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Cheek Glow

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Resist Red Lipstick Mediocrity With Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick in Defiant Coral

Published in: Estee Lauder, Lips, Makeup, Product Reviews

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick in Defiant Coral

Wearing Estee Lauder’s Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick in Defiant Coral ($30) on my lips

I love the name of this Estee Lauder Lipstick — Defiant Coral.

Like it hangs out with a bunch of ruffians in front a 7-11 past curfew or, I dunno, stands up in the middle of a boring staff meeting and yells, “KISS THIS!” to the boss on its way out the door.

LOL! Oh, Defiant Coral, you rebel, you. :)

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick in Defiant Coral

Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick in Defiant Coral, $30

Defiant Coral is one of the new Sculpting Lipsticks in Estee Lauder’s permanent line, which are called “sculpting” because the multi-faceted pigments in each of the 21 high-intensity statement shades is supposed to make lips look more defined, shaped and curved.

  • Full coverage with 6-hour wear time
  • Time-release moisture complex helps capture and seal in moisture
  • Lips feel continuously moisturized throughout the day
  • esteelauder.com

They sound pretty expensive for Estee Lauder at $30 a pop, but they remind me of Guerlain’s pricier $51 Le Rouge Gs in terms of how they feel, look and perform.

I mean, I don’t think the packaging is as sexy as the silver bulleted Rouge Gs — although the navy and gold is elegant in its own way — but Defiant Coral’s smooth creaminess, rich hydration, opaque coverage and 5-6 hour wear time is like something out of the Rouge G line.

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Summer Lacquer Love for Ladies (and Gents!) of All Ages With Estee Lauder’s Pure Color Nail Lacquer in Lust

Published in: Estee Lauder, Nails

Estee Lauder Lust Pure Color Nail Lacquer

Estee Lauder Pure Color Nail Lacquer in Lust, from the Bronze Goddess summer collection

I’m filing Estee Lauder Pure Color Nail Lacquer in Lust under “Shades I’m Inclined To Recommend To My Mom But Probably Won’t Because I Can’t Handle Hearing Her Say the Word, ‘Lust’.”

Ha! It’s true though. :)

Estee Lauder Lust Pure Color Nail Lacquer Swatch

Well, hello there, gorgeous!

With its creamy finish, this dark plummy reddish brown is one of those nail colors that I think would look fabulously elegant on gals of all ages.

Estee Lauder Lust Pure Color Nail Lacquer

The new Estee Lauder Pure Color Nail Lacquer in Lust

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Over-Blending and the Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess The Nudes Eyeshadow Palette

Published in: Estee Lauder, Eyes, Makeup, Palettes

Estee lauder Bronze Goddess The Nudes Eyeshadow Palette

For real, though

Over-blending…

The struggle is real!

I’m so not kidding either. If someone hands me a fluffy brush like the MAC 217, I will swipe, buff and swirl until the cows come home.

With some eye looks, it works in my favor, like for blown-out super blended smokey eyes with subtle gradients where all of the shadows smoothly transition into each other.

In looks like that, you almost can’t blend enough, ya know?

But then there are those other times… Those times when over-blending isn’t so cool, and while you think you’re doin’ your thang, and blending those subtle transitions between the colors, the eyeshadows all merge together into a muddy mess.

It happens a lot sometimes with certain palettes and eyeshadows.

It happened to me recently with Estee Lauder’s Bronze Goddess the Nudes Eyeshadow Palette, a $60 limited edition summer palette available now with the Bronze Goddess collection at Estee Lauder counters.

Estee lauder Bronze Goddess The Nudes Eyeshadow Palette packaging

Elegant tortoiseshell packaging…

Bedecked in tortoiseshell attire, it houses five nude matte eyeshadows in bone, beige, tan, brown and dark brown; and three metallics in white gold, bronze and plum.

Estee lauder Bronze Goddess The Nudes Eyeshadow Palette

Estee lauder Bronze Goddess The Nudes Eyeshadow Palette

Estee lauder Bronze Goddess The Nudes Eyeshadow Palette

First things first — these shades all being together in the same palette makes total sense to me, but figuring out the best way to work with the palette does not.

That’s because the nude mattes are all pretty close together in terms of color. There isn’t a ton of variation among the shades (lots o’ brown), and they’re kind of semi-sheer, so, like, when I pop them on my lids and start moving my brush around, they merge together into a blend of brown.

Same thing with the metallics… They appear quite dark in swatches but apply semi-sheer on the lids.

And, they also blend together a little too freely.

It’s not a big deal if I’m just going to be wearing one or two of these colors, but anything more than that can look muddy.

Estee lauder Bronze Goddess The Nudes Eyeshadow Palette

Wearing the matte nude brown shades from the Estee lauder Bronze Goddess The Nudes Eyeshadow Palette in my crease and the metallic shades on my lids and in the inner corners

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