The first of July is the day we celebrate the birthday of Estée Lauder, founder of the beauty empire of the same name. Among many of her achievements, she was recognised as the only woman listed in Time Magazine’s 20 most influential business geniuses in 1998
The name Estée Lauder is nowadays synonymous with being one of the most luxurious beauty brands in the world. There are few who come close to offering innovative products that connect so well with their customers’ skin and beauty concerns. In honour of this remarkable entrepreneur who built a beauty empire under her own name, here are six of the most popular Estée Lauder products loved by their users.
1. Estée Lauder Doublewear Stay-in-Place Foundation
Finding the right foundation shade is always very time-consuming. When brands offer limited shade options, it often leads to choosing one that is just not quite right. No such concerns at Estée Lauder it would seem, as the brand has produced well over 60 shades in its makeup foundation lines, from porcelain to espresso.
The Double Wear Stay-in-Place makeup doesn’t only offer wide-ranging shades but is a foundation that is also long-lasting, especially during the hot summer days. The product highlights its resistance to both sweat and water, looking flawless and natural even in the sweatiest workouts. With its moisture application and matte finish, it is applicable to all skin types; but strongly recommended for oily skin types.
2. Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Multi-recovery complex Serum
Arguably one of the best-selling Estée Lauder products to date, the Advanced Night Repair Serum opens to new methods of anti-ageing and hydration through its eight hours of anti-oxidant protection technology. The product finds its gradual effects in time: a full-hydrated and plumped skin after one drop, firmer skin after three weeks of use, and diminished pores and vital skin after one bottle.
The high price may be the biggest obstacle to trying the product. Yet, the effect of the serum packs a punch, especially for women aged between 39-65. After using Estée Lauder’s iconic brown bottled serum, many die-hard fans reported, that the serum will for sure help with gradual skin improvements, even resolving one’s long-time skin concerns.
Makeup is all about creating liveliness and using blush definitely plays into the equation. Apart from well-known skincare products, the brand’s makeup line has a solid fan base. In the area of blushes, Estée Lauder’s Pure Colour Envy Sculpting Blush comes in six rich colours, from a satin Pink Kiss to a shimmering Wild Sunset.
The best part of Estée Lauder’s blush is that it comes in two variants as indicated above – satin and shimmer. Leaving the option open to one’s preference. The blushes have a hard and dry formula but apply smoothly, with a soft and silky texture. The product emphasises its 10-hour-long resistance without any streaking, fading, or accentuating pores. It is best suited for daily wear.
4. Estée Lauder Futurist Aqua Brilliance Liquid Foundation 30ml
Ageing skin is everyone’s enemy. With it comes a comparably dry, rough-textured, and dull appearance, which makes choosing the right makeup foundation a risky endeavour. The brand’s Futurist Aqua Brilliance Foundation however responds to the concern with its special plant extract for long-lasting hydration.
The Futurist Aqua Brilliance is more than an “uncaking” makeup product. It is said to be a “hydrating, illuminating skincare – feeling skin hydrated and plump even after taking it off.” Meaning skin texture feels lighter and more moisturised than other long-lasting makeup foundations. Still, the product provides satisfying coverage with a satin finish.
Ingredients matter when it comes to skincare products. Estée Lauder introduces its Re-Nutrive Diamond collection by putting one of the world’s rarest ingredients – French black diamond truffles, which costs US$900 (HK$7,026) per pound – into their skincare lines.
Estée Lauder’s Re-Nutrive line is said to bring back that lustre in our skin, with key proteins extracted from the black diamond truffles, the serum supports collagen and elastin for firmness. Moreover, Vitamin C in diamond truffles helps reduce acne marks and brightens the skin.
6. Estée Lauder Revitalizing Supreme+ Soft Creme
It is said to use anti-ageing cremes as early as your twenties to prevent wrinkles and lines. Estée Lauder provides a reasonable price tag with its Revitalizing Supreme+ Soft Creme to start empowering your skin.
The creme promises weekly improvements in skin-nourishing: fuller apple cheeks after one week, firmer skin after two weeks, and reduced neck lines and wrinkles after three weeks of use. Skin becomes “youthful” after weeks of usage. The product provides a light silky-soft texture which is appropriate for day and night application. Plus, with its high absorbance, it is encouraged for all skin types.