I usually don’t keep up to date on the department store gift with purchases because I typically use one or two things from the actual brands so I’m not a frequent shopper at these places. I just happened to come into Dillard’s at the right time to buy my Double Wear foundation from the Estee Lauder counter. From what the sales associate told me Estee Lauder rolls out these gift with purchase 3 times a year; Spring, Summer, Fall/Winter. This Fall they collaborated with Quentin Jones for the bag and product design, Quentin Jones is a mixed-media artist known for her short, black and white surrealist videos. Not really up my alley to be honest but the bag is really great quality and a good size so I’ll definitely be using it.
EYE SHADOW QUAD
I’m really loving this color combination, I tend to gravitate towards these neutral & earthy shades more often than not. They aren’t very pigmented so if you like more dramatic looks these would do you no good. The last three make a beautiful combo but the more white shade is lost on me. No noticeable scent. The texture is powdery.
LITTLE BLACK PRIMER + SUMPTUOUS EXTREME
I haven’t had a chance to try this combo out yet because I’m still using up my Bobbi Brown Eye Opening Mascara. This is similar to the Clinique two-step mascara that I’ve mentioned in a past post. If you’ve tried these, let me know how it worked (or didn’t) for you!
RESILIENCE LIFT BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 15
So there were two bag contents to choose from but I ended up going with this one mainly for the skincare. First off it’s pink! I love pink packaging, fight me! But also this is a hydrating and anti-aging line which are two things I need in my skincare routine. I’ve been using it for about a week now and I’ve hardly put a dent in it. A little goes a long way. This one is for normal/combo but they also have a version for dry skin. It has a slight old lady fragrance but it does not linger after application.
“Resilience Lift for day is powered by our exclusive Photo-Activated Lift Complex. Immediately, skin looks more radiantly alive. As you use it, facial contours appear more sculpted and defined. Lines and wrinkles look more smoothed out and lifted away. You’ll see a remarkably younger, revitalized look.” -ESTEE LAUDER
RESILIENCE LIFT NIGHT
When I wake up in the morning after applying this overnight my skin feels very soft and hydrated! The texture is more creamier than the day cream. The scent is the same but more overpowering upon initial application. I don’t believe the scent lingers though. I’d recommend going in store and smelling if you are very sensitive to smell. The jar is so tiny compared to the day cream which is unfortunate BUT a little goes a long way with this one too.
“This rich night creme reveals a more lifted, youthful look while you sleep. Skin feels firmer, denser as elasticity increases. Lines and wrinkles look diminished. Radiance is restored. Skin stays intensely nourished all night, so you wake up glowing with a fresh, healthy look. Our powerful Tri-Peptide Lift Complex helps skin build its natural collagen to strengthen its natural support.” -ESTEE LAUDER
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