Five-minute makeup with The Estée Edit? Heck, yeah!
Some days, like today, barely-there five-minute makeup just hits the spot. It’s barely 9 a.m. here, and it’s already above 80. I’m sitting in front of my Beyoncé fan, and I still feel hot.
When it’s hot like this, I’m not gonna wear a ton of makeup, and I won’t spend a lot of time on it either, but I still want to look like I’m trying, you know what I’m saying?
The still fairly new Estée Edit line (available at Sephora) is a good fit for how I’m currently feeling. It has that unfussy, fresh and youthful “just throw on your favorite white tee, jeans shorts and Chucks” vibe to it.
If Connor were of age and wanted to start wearing makeup like this, I could get behind it. It’s sheer and casual — stuff that you can put on with your fingers and don’t have to fuss much with.
Here are four of my favorite cute and casual products from the The Estée Edit line…
My dry skin loves The Estée Edit Rescue Balm. It’s a super rich (and, unfortunately, also pricey) moisturizing balm — first and foremost, a moisturizer — and I apply it all over my face to prep the skin before applying the Skin Glowing Balm.
I think it also works kind of like a primer because it does help my makeup last longer, even though they don’t claim that it’s supposed to do that.
The Estée Edit Beam Team ($42)
The Estée Edit Beam Team is a two-for-one with a golden liquid illuminator in the tube and a creamy golden illuminator in the cap. Wear them underneath tinted moisturizer or atop your favorite face products.
I think it looks absolutely gorgeous on bare skin. Great for an instant skin pick-me-up!
The Estée Edit Skin Glowing Balms are uber-sheer, minimal-coverage tinted moisturizers with the faintest hint of opalescent pearl. Super lightweight and very natural looking.
If you’re desperately seeking coverage, you’ll need an additional concealer (I’ve been loving Sephora Bright Future Gel Serum as of late), but if you just want to even out your skin tone a touch, these balms are great. They’re $36 each and available in 12 shades.
I do two pumps of Chai to cover my face and rub it in with my fingers.
These liquid highlighters remind me a little of quieter BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfectors with more nuanced pearl and pigments.
You can use any of them (they’re $28 each and available in five shades) as straight-up highlighters, but some of the shades, like 03 Sun Light and 04 Daylight, can also work as a blush (I’m wearing 04 Daylight today as my blush).
Oh, and 05 Nightlight works as a bronzer, too.
I can totally appreciate going full-on glam sometimes, but I think there’s also beauty in low-maintenance looks.
Some days it’s just fun to keep it casual. 🙂
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,