17 June 2015


To coincide with the (European) summer of 2015, Estee Lauder has launched a limited edition makeup collection called Courreges, which has been made in connection with the French Clothing Brand. The collection includes 13 pieces, and here are my thoughts on some of them;

What I Say:

The Courreges Estee Lauder collection is described as a “pop-timistic 13-piece limited edition line that marries the floating-on-air feeling of an embellished Courrèges mini dress, and the punched-up precision of Estée Lauder’s progressive product design, seen through the Courrèges lens. The formulations were designed to be surprising in their lightness, in their sensorial delivery, their translucency, reflectivity, and in their pop-y palette. They are an invitation to have fun with color, texture and special effects while defying the confines of nostalgia by creating a look that is wholly of today.

Common for all the products is that they are housed in stunning and simple white and silver packaging, which is very different from Estee Lauders usual gold packaging, but it is absolutely beautiful. 

Super Lashes

I have to be completely honest and admit that I am rarely using false lashes. Firstly because I am hopeless at applying them, and secondly because being pregnant (currently almost 39 weeks as I write this), my nights are spent at the couch, drained after spending the day chasing our 22 month old boy around – so hardly the time or the place. In saying that, these full and long lashes look absolutely amazing and will take your eye makeup to the next level. I will definitely keep these ready for the next time the perfect occasion to wear them strikes! RRP: $52.00

Super Gloss in Rosy Future

This lipgloss comes in a super stylish packaging with a silver pointed tip that makes precise application a breeze. To dispense the gloss you simply need to pump once or twice. The Super Gloss is only available in one shade, Rosy Future, which is a beautiful fuchsia pink colour saturated shade with a high gloss that looks that looks stunning on the lips, both for day and night time use. And it has a good long wear of several hours and feels incredible on the lips too, light and non-sticky. Oh, and it smells fantastic too! I absolutely love it and wish that it wasn’t a limited edition product, and that more shades were available! RRP: $42.00

Ultra White EyeLiner in Lunar White

I always wear liquid eyeliner, and I have been for as long as I can remember, but usually it is either dark brown or black, so this Ultra White shade is quite different for me, and certainly one I have to get used to. I think it would probably be more suitable for wear during spring and summer (as the collection is initially intended). The eyeliner is easy to use and the fine tip draws a super fine colour saturated line in just one swipe. The formula is thick, yet it dries quickly and stays put for hours! RRP: $42.00

Iridescent Ball Highlighter

This white plastic ball contains a highlighter with a powder gelee consistency. It is suitable for use on the cheeks, or any other area of the face you’d like to highlight, including cheek bones, and under the brow bone, and it gives a beautiful but subtle look with just the right amount of sheen, without being too shiny or glittery. It is easy to use, both with your fingers, but certainly also with a brush, and thanks to the round ball container it is also easy to take in your handbag for touch-ups on the go. RRP: $42.00

Lip + Cheek Ball in Ultra Pink

This gloss cream has the consistency of a light gel, and it can be used to add both a tint to the lips as well as a natural stain to the cheeks for a natural rosy glow. The shade Ultra Pink actually looks bright red in the gorgeous silver ball, but once applied it applies sheer, and is far from that bright or dark, although you can of course build up the colour as it is so pigmented. And I love the fact that you can use it on both lips and cheeks, and again, the round ball packaging means that you can take it with you on the go too! RRP: $42.00

Eye Amplifier in Aqua Silver and Black Silver

These mono eye shadows come in two shades, Aqua Silver, which is a blue-ish grey shade, and Black Silver and in a round white compact, with a clear twist off lid. The eye shadows have a nice sheen without being too shimmery, and they blend extremely easily, and have a very high pigmentation, so while you can apply then with just a wash of colour, you can also build up the intensity, and even more so if you apply them wet! They last extremely well, even on my greasy eyelids, so even in the end of the day they look freshly applied and have not creased into fine lines, which is rare for me, so I wish that there were more colours available and they weren’t limited edition! RRP Each: $42.00

Illuminations Face Powder

This is a powder illuminator that comes in a white compact with a clear screw lid. The powder give the skin a lovely shimmery sheen and a healthy glow, without being too shimmery, although, you do have to be careful not to be too heavy handed or it can turn out almost metallic looking on your skin. The soft powder is easy to apply with a large brush to the cheeks, and brow bones or anywhere else you’d like a nice glow, and it is very fine, so it still looks natural on the skin, and doesn’t emphasise pores of fine lines. It also has a good wear, with next to no fading. RRP: $52.00

Also available from the Courreges Collection:

  • Lip Visor: A lip gloss: RRP: $42.00
  • Eye Glide Pencil – Available in Silver Streak – RRP: $36.00
  • Kabuki Brush: RRP: $65.00
  • Hair Mascara: RRP: $52.00

Overall this is a beautiful collection, and all the products I’ve tried are so easy to use and so lovely to wear. My favourites would have to be the Super Gloss, the Iridescent Ball Highlighter, the Lip + Cheek Ball, the Eye Amplifiers and the Illuminations Face Powder… yep, 5 favourites out of 7 products, that’s not bad is it, but just goes to show that it is a lovely collection. But then again, I have always loved the products from Estee Lauder for their high quality, and this new modern Courreges collection is no exception.

But don’t forget that this is a limited edition collection, so make sure to check out the products at your nearest store now, so you won’t miss out!

*Some products may have been provided for consideration, but would still be reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.

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