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What's New: Estée Lauder New Little Black Liner, Limited Edition Double Wear Makeup To Go Liquid Compact & Pure Colour Envy Matte Lipsticks [Sponsored Review]

New Little Black Liner

Introducing the NEW Little Black Liner that allows you to create
three different eye looks with one tool - ultra-fine, thin or thick. A unique, dual-
ended, waterproof eyeliner that allows you to create the perfect line, whatever your mood may be –
natural, sophisticated or bold.
One product, three ways to use, three looks.

To Use:

Gently shake the pen and choose the applicator based on the line thickness desired. 
For a simple, natural look use the pointed applicator end to draw an ultra-fine, precise line.
For a classic, sophisticated look, use the thinner side of the paddle applicator to create a thin line. 
To go bold and daring, turn the paddle 90 degrees to the flat side draw a thick, dramatic line.
VERDICT

Colour: Black, very pigmented. 

Benefits:
• 12 hour wear
• Waterproof
• Non-smudging
• Non-flaking
• Color true
• Ophthalmologist tested

Cost: SG$50

Product Rating: 7/10
A very interesting liner with 2 different tips with one end, the usual pointed tip; and the other end resembling a paddle. Both tips are firm and a ball bearing inside the liner helps to distribute the product. Personally, I find that a firm liner tip makes it easier to draw a clean neat line so that is a plus.

I also like how pigmented this liner is and it doesn't flake throughout the day, but I find that it doesn't last long and it does smudge very easily (Hello, panda eyes). As for its waterproof claim, it doesn't budge under running water but with a little rub and everything is gone.

Limited Edition Double Wear Makeup To Go Liquid Compact

To commemorate the launch of the NEW Double Wear Makeup To Go Liquid Compact, Estée Lauder collaborated Singapore's fashion illustrator Grace Ciao, to illustrate on 50 of this compact!


Grace Ciao whose works have graced the international stage of renowned fashion brands and Saks Fifth Avenue, was inspired by the idea of painting fashion on a canvas. She has created three whimsical Compact illustrations - Classy Chic, Hollywood Glamour and Modern Romantic to adorn the NEW Double Wear Makeup To Go Liquid Compact.

There are 50 hand-illustrated pieces available for pre-orders from 15 til while stock lasts. For more information, please check out Estée Lauder Singapore Facebook.

To Use:
Press once for a light touch, twice for more coverage.
Use sponge provided and always work from the center of the face outwards. 
For best use, apply to clean skin, over skincare.
Wipe off any excess from the compact surface after application. Close tightly.

VERDICT

Texture: Slightly creamy, moisturizing and it leaves a slight glow.

Coverage: Light, works best to even out skin tone only.

Benefits:
  • 8-hour wear;
  • Contains ingredients that infuse and lock-in replenishing all day moisture while helping to improve the skin's hydration over time;
  • Helps to minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles, even skin tone to create the perfect canvas for effortless makeup application;
  • Contains ingredients that capture and reflect light to provide the skin with instant radiance and luminosity;
  • Comes in a portable, spill-proof compact.
Cost: SG$68

Product Rating: 7/10
From Bottom Left, to Top and Bottom Right: Modern Romantic, Hollywood Glamour & Classy Chic
How pretty are the illustration!!! Modern Romantic is my favourite, which is why it's mine! Muhahaha~ But illustration aside, let's talk about the foundation. When it comes to foundation, I based it on 3 factors: its coverage, how it feels like on my skin, and how long does it last.

So let's talk about coverage, honestly, I find that it isn't very heavy. I used the recommend number of clicks; 1 for a light touch and 2 for more coverage. I find that with 1 click, it is only good at correcting my skin tone and add a little glow to my complexion, whereas 2 clicks leave my face looking too glowy (= oily-looking) and I couldn't hide my scars or dark circles.

That being said, I also find that because of its hydrating properties, it's not quite apt for our local climate. A click worth of foundation feels alright on the skin for only 1-2 hours, then after, it feels like I have a rich moisturizer on my skin and most of the makeup melts away.

I was so disheartened when I was reviewing this product, I really wanted to love it... but with my skin type, it was not meant to be.

Pure Colour Envy Matte Lipsticks


A new lipstick collection created in collaboration with Estée Lauder spokesmodel, Joan Smalls, who hand-picked the shades and finish. From rich purples to fiery orange hues this curated collection of 7 matte lipsticks is highly pigmented while being lightweight and matte.

VERDICT

Texture: Non-drying, leaves lips nicely hydrated.

Colour: Highly pigmented, super rich.

Attributes:

  • Highly pigmented
  • Formulated with Advance True Vision Technology which combines multifaceted pigments and refined mattifying powders that gives this collection its intense mattified colour
  • Comes in the iconic packaging inspired by modern architecture, with an innovative magnetic closure
Cost: SG$46

Product Rating: 10/10

Top Left: Shade of Stronger
Bottom Left: Shade of Commanding

I totally love this range of lipsticks! It's no secret that I'm a lipstick addict and I love bold red/purplish shades. So when I was given the choice to choose, I got myself the shades of Stronger and Commanding.. but I've got to say that I've a huge huge crush on the latter shade. I love that the lipsticks are so pigmented that I get a uniformed layer of colour in just one swipe, and the colour can be built upon with no streaks.

Besides the shades, I cannot stop raving about how it feels on my lips. It's quite common for matte lipsticks to be drying for the lips but these babies are totally divine! It's matte but there has been no compromises on how hydrating it feels on my lips.

Where to get them:
All Estée Lauder counters including ION Orchard Boutique from August 2015

Limited Edition Double Wear Makeup To Go Liquid Compact can only be ordered via a pre-order on Estée Lauder facebook, while stock last!

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