I should be working this morning but I can’t keep my hands off the new Estee Lauder Virtual Makeover Widget.
I swear widgets like this remind me of my first Barbie Styling Head. Remember those? A decapitated Barbie head who’s hair you could style and who’s face you could make up. I remember mine looking like a clown because I’d go to town with blush and red lipstick. If I recall correctly I even gave mine a killer haircut so she ended up with a stylish (I use that term loosely), slick bob cut aka a spiky hacked mess of blond hair.
Barbie was never the same after I was done “making her up”!
I’m all grown up now and the appeal of trying on makeup still holds that certain magic.
Jump ahead to learn how you can try any number of items from the Estee Lauder catalog with their new Virtual Makeover Widget.
Play makeover with Estee Lauder’s first ever makeup widget which will allow you to try on your own face various looks and products from Estee Lauder by uploading your photo into the widget.
You can download the widget to your social media page of choice or your desktop. It works on any number of platforms such as Blogger, iGoogle, WordPress, Facebook, and many more or just download it to your desktop.
The looks you can try are endless as you can try anything from concealer, to foundation, lipstick, blush, etc…..If you’re not wanting to use your own picture Estee Lauder Model Hilary Rhoda is available to view shades on. The widget will be updated continually as new products are released and special promotions.
Estee Lauder Signature Shimmer Powder ($36) is a multi-shimmer, multitone powder that creates a sweep of instant radiance to cheeks and face. The Muse is a self-proclaimed lover of shimmer so of course she’s on board with this little powder.
Jump ahead to learn more.
If you like a touch of shimmering highlight on cheeks and skin this is a sure fire way to get it. The powder is made up of several strips of pink that range in graduation from light to darker. If you’re feeling like multitasking you can swipe a bit of the shimmer on lids or the brow bone for a hint of shimmery pink. The powder is available in two shades of either bronze or pink.
All in all if you’re a lover of fine, pretty powders Estée Lauder Signature Shimmer Powder should please!
Summer is coming to a close really quickly this year. Must be the all the rain or the fact that I went on holiday so early but Summer feels like it flew by really fast this year. How sad.
As I brace myself for my favorite season, Autumn, I’m over indulging in all things Fall. For the most part I always associate warm golden brown shades, sparkling golds, and fiery oranges with the season which is why I’m ever so delighted that I can have Fall and maybe a bit of Summer too with the new Estee Lauder Sensuous Gold Collection.
Jump ahead for the review and swatches!
At first glance I thought that perhaps the Estee Lauder Sensuous Gold Collection was some sort of late Summer release. Truly Fall didn’t cross my mind at all since the collection is so warm and bronze-like. But upon further investigation and after trying the collection out I’d say it’s ideal for that time when Summer is just changing to Fall and the weather is still very warm. With warm shades of bronze, brown, and pale pinks the colors are all very work friendly and elegant. This isn’t a loud, vibrant look but more of a subtle touch of color that accentuates eyes with a burst of warmth.
Rounding out the collection are two brand new limited edition quads containing an array of buttery smooth shadows in golden pinks, browns, and golds ($35 Each). Each palette is a golden copper tone, quite pretty and fitting with the “gold” theme. The Estée Lauder Signature Eyeshadow Quad in Rose Amethyst contains a pale mauve pink, a deeper mauve, a warm nude beige, and a golden chocolate brown. The Estée Lauder Signature Eyeshadow Quad in Rose Gold contains a sheer nude peach, a light golden brown, a pale pink peach, and a fiery terracotta. The shadows have a beautiful sparkly over spray but the shadows are for the most part matte with a slightly pearl finish. Don’t get scared even though they are matte they manage to have a wonderful texture that blends like a dream. Overall, each creates a warm, work friendly look that’s elegant, chic, and very fitting for the warmer days of Fall.
My look created using the Rose Gold Palette (Hydra Lustre Lipstick in Cinnamon on my lips and Pure Color Multi-Shimmer Gloss in Rose Gold)
My look created using the Rose Amethyst Palette (Hydra Lustre Lipstick in Terracotta on my lips and Pure Color Multi-Shimmer Gloss in Amethyst)
Estée Lauder Signature Hydra Lustre Lipstick with Gold Shimmer are available in four shades to accompany this collection ($19.50). These are a dreamy, moisturizing lipstick with a golden sparkle in hues of brilliant Fall shades. My two favorites? Terracotta, a nude golden peach, and Cinnamon, a brilliant brown bronze with golden shimmer. The formula is beautiful as it glides onto lips leaving behind pigmented color and a high sheen as if I topped with gloss. Gorgeous!
You might very well think MAC when you see the new Estee Lauder Pure Color Multi-Shimmer Gloss ($18). This gloss is made of three shades of shimmering sheer gloss for a sparkling lip look. Rose Gold is made of sparkling warm peach shades and Amethyst is a trio of light pinks to deeper rubies. The glosses apply very subtly for the most part and aren’t terribly pigmented but they add an extra pop of lovely when paired up with the Hydra Lustre Lipsticks.
All in all the Estee Lauder Sensuous Gold Collection manages to capture the essence of Summer while bringing it right through to Fall. The shades are all very sophisticated and chic for creating subtle eye catching looks. Indian Summer in September? Easy with this collection. Might as well milk Summer for all we can and what better way to do it than with such a warm, bronzy collection that sizzles but also manages to keep the theme of Autumn as well!
I admit I have an unhealthy obsession with Estee Lauder shimmer powders but lord above have you seen this one yet:
Combing a marbelized shadow with shimmering golds, apricots, pinks, and peaches Estee Lauder Glided Rose Shimmer Powder screams Muse friendly! It looks positively lush doesn’t it? I’m so running to my nearest counter to have a lookiee and a swatch, I’m thinking it’s a WANT!