The Estee Edit is a brand that I saw featured at Sephora but never really paid much attention to. It seemed like the kid sister to Estee Lauder, more geared towards teens and early 20s with nothing specifically jumping out to me. It wasn’t until I was browsing the Sephora mobile app (the most dangerous app known to women) one day and looking at lipsticks that I saw The Barest Lip Color by The Estee Edit. The description says it’s a lipstick/lip balm hybrid with muru muru butter and real flower petal waxes for a baby-soft nude lip look. Being a bit of a lip balm addict, I really liked the idea of a lipstick/balm hybrid so I made a mental note to check it out next time I was in store.
When I tested them out, I was pleasantly surprised at how balmy and moisturizing they really were. The texture feels soft and very comfortable on the lips. True to the name, the colours are all quite sheer for that barely there look. I went with shade number 5 In The Buff which is more pigmented than the others but is a sheer brownish berry and it does have a bit of a 90s throwback feel to it. Another thing I really like about this is the sturdy packaging….no chance is that lid falling off! Which might not seem like a big deal but any good makeup addict will know exactly what I’m talking about because the very worst thing is to be digging around your bag looking for a beloved lipstick only to find that the lid has fallen off and it’s now covered in purse lint and all sorts of crap. Don’t even get me started on if it’s somehow winded its way up and smooshed into other stuff. How does this happen anyway? What goes on in that bag when I’m walking around? It’s not like I’m frantically swinging it.
Anyway back to this line, I was so happy with the Barest Lip Color that I wanted to see what other “barely there” products were part of The Estee Edit. I went back and forth between the bronzer and the blush for a while before deciding that the bronzer would be of more use and put my order in online. Now keep in mind that since this was all online, I’d never actually laid eyes on the actual packaging so it was a surprise when this absolutely ginormous bronzer arrived in the mail. I mean it’s seriously huge!
The actual bronzer is a nice tone and doesn’t apply too orangey. I got the light/medium shade and there is a reasonable amount of colour payoff so you don’t have to use a lot. The packaging is a little on the cheap feeling side and it’s not as appealing as say a Dior bronzer (which is just weighty and expensive feeling) or the Urban Decay Beached Bronzer (which comes in the beautiful palm tree packaging) but it does have a nice big mirror.
I’ve looked at the Estee Edit eye products and some of them look really cool and quite edgy. I’m going for a quick and natural look these days so probably won’t venture into the eye products in this line but certainly worth a look if you are in the market for a bold or smokey eye.
PS. I also received a small sample of the Skin Glowing Balm Makeup with Pink Peony and it wasn’t for me. Too much glow and it made me look oily, also I absolutely could not get past the smell of it. Not sure if my sample was off or if they all smell like that but it wasn’t good.
The Barest Lip Color
The Barest Bronzer