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Friday 27 March 2015

NEW Estée Lauder EE Cream

Estée Lauder EE Cream

Estée Lauder recently came out with the first ever EE cream, which stands for Even Effect. I know... another addition to the alphabet skincare craziness. And I have to say that the name put me off trying it in the beginning but while talking to a beauty consultant and testing out all their base products, this one stood out to me. Luckily I managed to get a sample and as soon as I tried it a few more times, I knew I had to purchase the full size.

Estée Lauder Enlighten Even Effect Skintone Corrector is like a tinted moisturiser that provides light coverage. The packaging, as you can see in the photo above, is a squeezy tube with a metallic finish. Looks very high end. It's also small and easy to carry around. And I love that it comes with SPF 30, making it the perfect base for this season. It's also filled with anti-oxidants to help smooth and hydrate the skin and it's non-comedogenic, which means it won't clog your pores.

89% of women said their skin instantly looked naturally radiant and glowing. (Consumer testing on 106 women.) 

If you don't enjoy light makeup then this may not be for you, but I personally tend to switch to tinted moisturisers towards Spring and Summer as I hate heavy makeup in warm weather. Although light and natural looking, it evens out the skin beautifully, leaving it bright and radiant. 
Estée Lauder EE Cream
Left: no makeup | Right: wearing Estée Lauder EE Cream
It also seems to last pretty well on my dry to combination skin, but if I were to go somewhere at night, after wearing this all day, I'd probably need to touch up or powder my skin to refresh it a bit. I have not tried taking flash photos while wearing this but I'd recommend avoiding it, as it's got very high SPF and it's likely to flashback. 

This EE cream is advertised as a product for all skin types, but I'd probably say it's better suited for dry to combination skin, due to it's glowy effect. My guess is that it might be too dewy for people with oily skin. I haven't felt the need to set it with powder until now, but maybe I will once the temperature in the UK starts to rise. 

Another thing I'm loving about this product is that I've actually noticed some improvement on my skin. It appears softer and healthier overall.
Photo wearing Estée Lauder EE Cream
Final makeup look, wearing Estée Lauder EE Cream

The only downside in my opinion is that it's currently available in 3 shades only: Light, Medium and Deep. I got mine in Light and it's a brilliant match but I can see many people will struggle to find their perfect shade in this range. 

This EE Cream has been my go to base for the past month and I think it'll remain like this for a long time. It's pricey (usually £34 for 30ml) but is selling it for £28.95 (here). Still not cheap, but it was worth the splurge for me as I'm truly loving it. If you also enjoy light makeup during the warmer months, combined with a good amount of SPF and skincare goodness, then I'd definitely recommend giving this product a shot. 

And the nice thing about Estée Lauder is I've been told that we have 14 days to exchange a product if we don't like it or 30 days to get a full refund in case we have a bad reaction to the them. But that only applies to purchases made from an Estée Lauder counter. Such a nice policy anyway. Not many brands do that here in the UK and I think it should become a standard practice for all beauty companies.

Have you tried this EE Cream? If not, what is your favourite base product for Spring and Summer? X

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