Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Review: SMART STUFF Sunscreen and Insect Repellent #SMARTSTUFF #sunscreen #insectrepellent

(product photos courtesy of www.brandbacker.com)


"YOU WOULD NEVER SKIP THE SCREENING PROCESS FOR DAY CARE FOR A MEMBER OF YOUR FAMILY, WHY WOULD YOU EVER SKIP THE SCREENING PROCESS FOR YOUR FAMILY ON A SUNNY DAY?" SMART STUFF Sunscreen is a natural, mineral based sunscreen that is made only with ZINC OXIDE, a natural mineral sun filter. In fact it has 20% zinc oxide. This moisture and anti-oxidant rich formula helps to keep skin soft, smooth and line and wrinkle free while fighting free radicals and defending against oxidative and environmental stress.

This kind of sunscreen is good for the whole family. There are no synthetic chemical sun filters in this sunscreen. It has broad UVA/UVB ray protection. The sunscreen is non-oily, non-whitening formula. it is water resistant to 40 minutes. Eco-friendly, biodegradable and reef safe.Free of parabens, PABA, petroleum, phthalates and gluten. No artificial colors or fragrances. Developed in consultation with physicians. No animal testing on this product.

I like this sunscreen very much, because the sun blocking agent in it is all natural. It is very difficult to find a sunscreen with an all natural sun blocking agent in it. Also,  even though this has zinc oxide in it it does not leave you with a white film all over your skin like almost all of the zinc oxide sunscreens do. SMART STUFF sinks right in and covers well.

Smart Stuff Insect Repellent is a natural version that helps to keep mosquitoes and deer ticks away. Trust SMART STUFF Insect Repellent to be safe and effective for you, your family and the environment because of the unique blend of natural botanical oils and extracts with a a refreshing spa-like smell and feel. And without harmful chemicals! 

The best thing about this insect repellent is there is no DEET. Natural botanical essential oils and extract help to repel mosquitoes and deer ticks safely and effectively.  it does does not need any synthetic chemicals. The formula is eco-friendly and biodegradable.  It is free of parabens, petroleum, phthalates and gluten. There are no artificial colors or fragrances and it has a refreshing spa like smell and feel. It was developed in consultation with physicians. No animal testing was done with this product. 

The reason I like this product is because it is DEET-free. It uses natural botanical oils and extracts to accomplish the same thing that poison does. I would rather use this! you don't have to shower immediately after using this or feel that you are being coated in poison when using this. So much more user friendly. And it works! I love this stuff. 

Until Next Time~
Marie Papachatzis
I Am THE Malkeup Junkie

(These items were sent by SMART STUFF and Brandbacker)

Review: evian® Facial Spray for beautiful, cool skin all summer long #SweatyMess #EvianSpray

(product photos courtesy of www.brandbacker.com)

Pure, natural skincare from the French Alps. evian® Facial Spray is very beneficial for any skin type at any age. To ensure that every canister of
evian® Facial Spray contains the same extreme purity and neutral 7.2 pH has earned decades international respect,  evian® water is tested 300 times each day.

evian® Facial Spray’s unique, balanced mineral content and exquisitely fine micro-droplets mist allow skin to better absorb its hydration and blend and finish makeup into a smooth, natural look. This favorite of skincare and makeup professionals is affordable luxury at it's best. It is available in three convenient sizes, it is leak-proof and environmentally friendly.  It comes in a 1.7 fl.oz. size (TSA Approved), a 5 fl.oz. tote for the office and an economical 10 fl. oz. for use at home.  

I tried the 1.7 fl.oz. size. I keep it in the refrigerator. This way I can spray it on my face when it is too hot outside and I need to wrangle in the #SweatyMess. Or keep it in the fridge and take it with you and it stays cold for hours. You can spritz yourself whenever you feel the need to wrangle the #SweatyMess. Summer leaves you feeling less than fresh on your face, we all know how you feel. Makeup melts, even if you are wearing the waterproof makeup. So, go ahead and give yourself a spritz anytime you need it. Conquer the #SweatyMess with #EvianSpray.  Also, using the spray will help prevent dry skin. You can add moisture to your skin by spraying yourself with the facial mist. It attracts moisture to the skin. 
About to spray my face with Evian Facial Spray

Just sprayed my face with Evian Facial Spray
If you have any other ways that evian® Facial Spray helps you beat the heat and keeps you from being a #SweatyMess, then share them here. I would love to hear about them. Take a beat from me, keep your spray in the refrigerator and you will feel amazing all summer long. Avoid the #SweatyMess. 

Until Next Time~
Marie Papachatzis
I Am THE Makeup Junkie

(This item was provided by Evian and Brandbacker.com)


Review: Reviv Serum RevivHair Stimulating Serum #RevivSerum #Hair #HairGrowthSerum

(product photos courtesy of www.brandbacker.com)

RevivSerums.com, specializes in innovative clinical treatment serums. Their unique formulations are next-generation, high-performance, leading-edge.They have found that the vast majority of current popular physician-office produce are not longer leading edge. So we created Reviv Serums to provide products equivalent to famous physician-office brands.  Along the way, they've also developed some truly novel products with breakthrough ingredients and really astonishing results (case in point: RevivHair™ and RevivLash™ Stimulating Serums).

RevivHair Hair Stimulating Serum with Redensyl, Stem Cells, Growth Factors & Peptides, is a novel next-gen leave-in serum that can help significantly boost the appearance of hair density, thickness, fullness, natural color, strength, and overall health. Powerful key ingredients help both men and women. Its primary ingredient is the new molecule Redensyl, and RevivHair is the first product in North America to contain this active which won in-Cosmetics Silver Award for Best New Personal Care Ingredient in Paris in 2014. Keratinocyte Growth Factor, Myristoyl Pentapeptide, Biotinyl Tripeptide, and Copper Peptide, among many other superb ingredients, all contribute to follicle health, density and extended anagen/growth hair phases. Redensyl and three types of novel phyto stem cells (argan, malus and sea fennel) target hair follicle stem cells. Niacinamide and caffeine strengthen and visibly thicken existing hair and help keep the hair bulb rooted to the scalp.

You can't buy happiness. But you can reverse thinning hair. And that's pretty close to buying happiness.  The fact that this helps to reverse thinning hair is amazing. Regular use of this serum will help to cause hair growth and thinning reversal.

For me, the serum helped with my hair, keeping it from falling out as much as it usually does. I do feel that this serum helped my hair grow more in the month that I used it than in the month I did not use it. Try the serum for yourself and see the difference for yourself. 

RevivHair Hair Stimulating Serum retails for $79.00 but is on sale for $49.00 right now. 

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis
I Am THE Makeup Junkie

(This was sent for consideration by RevivSerums And Brandbacker.com)

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Review: Various Items from Rimmel London to discuss...#RimmelLondon #makeup #cosmetics #byebyecurler

(product photos courtesy of www.rimmmellondon.com)

Today I want to discuss various items from Rimmel London. I used the for a while and definitely wanted to review them.Some of the photos you will see are froom my iPhone and some are from their website. Here are the items for review:

Glam Eyes Trio Eye Shadow
I tried two of the Glam Eye Trio Eye Shadows. Summer Chic and Twilight Zone. Summer Chic is a mix of Navy, Burgundy and Cream (all shimmers). Twilight Zone is a mix of black, silver and white. The black is matte, the silver is shimmery and the white is slightly pearlized too. 

Here is me wearing the Twilight Zone Trio, the ScandalEyes Thick and Thin Liner and the Oh My Gloss! in My Eternity: 

Glam Eyes Quad Eye Shadow
The quad eye shadow is tried is called Smoky Purple. It has four shades, most of which lean toward the purple spectrum somehow. They are all pearlized. It has a very dark smoky black with a little bit of purple in it, a grayish mauve, a pinkish mauve and a taupe. All the colors together look very regal. When worn together they look nice and pretty. 

Here are two photos of me wearing the Smoky Purple quad, the ScandalEyes Thick and Thin Liner, the Magnif'Eyes Double Ended Shadow + Liner in Pink and Purple Rain and Oh My Gloss! in Non Stop Glamour and the Sculpting Palette in Golden Bronze:

Magnif'Eyes Double Ended Shadow + Liner $10.49

The great thing about Magnif'Eyes Double Ended Shadow + Liner is that it has a Stay True Shadow and a 24 hour Kohl Kajal liner that can create endless combinations in 2 easy, mistake-proof steps. The long-lasting formula will stay true all day long. It is waterproof,  crease-proof, and transfer-proof. These are the new easy, breezy shadows that will made it easy to get the look you want.
Available in 5 shades. I tried two shades, Kissed By A Rose Gold and Pink and Purple Rain. Kissed By A Rose Gold is very pretty, the eye shadow is a rose-gold and the eyeliner is a deep brown kohl kajal. 

Kate Sculpting Palette
This is Rimmel's first Sculpting & Highlighting Kit designed by Kate Moss. It contains a soft shimmer powder to highlight the cheek bone, brow bone, center of the chin and bridge of the nose. The shading powder is there to contour the sides of the nose, the jaw line and the forehead. There is also powder blush for color and definition. The Kate Sculpting Palette comes in three shades: Golden Sands, Coral Glow and Golden Bronze. 

ScandalEyes Thick & Thin Eyeliner $5.49
This eyeliner is great because it has two edges: a thick side and a think side. When you apply the liner, you can do a nice long thick line or a nice long thin line. And you can mix it up, doing a thick and thin line at the same time.  I truly love how well this liner works and it does a great wing or a nice cat eye.

24 HR SuperCurler Mascara $4.99
Say goodbye to your lash curler! This mascara not only curls your lashes it curls them for a good 24 hours straight! Imagine that. 24 hour curl power right at your fingertips. Lashes will look good heat, sweat and if you cry, but with 24 HR SuperCurler Mascara, you will at least look good. 

Oh My Gloss! $5.49

This is a great gloss. It comes in 12 shades. I've tried 4 of them: Keep A Secret, Non Stop Glamour, Go Gloss Or Go Home and My Eternity (my personal favorite). This gloss gives you up to 6 hours of color, shine, comfort of wear and moisture for your lips. It has lip loving Argan Oil and Vitamin E. It features Rimmel's 'Gloss Lock' technology, which delivers an elevated, long-lasting 3 dimensional shine. Non-sticky gloss, it is lightweight and is comfortable to wear.

So, that is what I had to show you today. Rimmel London has some mass market makeup on the market today. My absolute favorite is that Kate Sculptiong Palette.  It comes in three amazing colors that you need all of to get that sculpted bronzy, beach look over the summer. Oh My Gloss! has 12 great shades that are perfect for any occasion. Get to your Rimmel London counter today to see what you can find to create your perfect look for the summer. Come on, let's go! 

Rimmel London can be purchased at the following retailers:
can be purchased at Ulta, Meijer, Target, CVS, Rite-Aid, Wal-Mart, and Walgreens. Like Rimmel London on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RimmelLondonUS; Follow Rimmel London on Twitter: @Rimmellondonus; Subscribe to Rimmel London on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/RimmelLondonUS; Follow Rimmel London on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/rimmellondonus/; Follow Rimmel London on Tumblr: http://rimmellondonus.tumblr.com/ and Follow Rimmel London on Instagram: https://instagram.com/rimmellondonus/.

Until Next Time~
Marie Papachatzis
I Am THE Makeup Junkie
(These items were sent for consideration)


Review: Le Mieux Hyaluronic Shea Mask #LeMieuxSkincare #HyaluronicSheaMask #Mask

(product photo courtesy of www.lemieuxcosmetics.com)

Le Mieux Hyaluronic Shea Mask 2 fl.oz./60mL $15.00

This mask, made with deeply nourishing shea butter, hydrating and humectant  hyaluronic acid and soothing oils provides deep conditioning to the skin, especially the dritest of skins. It binds moisture to the skin with the hyaluronic acid to reduce moisture loss, dryness and roughness of the skin. The unique blend of ingredients helps skin to get better. Use the mask on dry skin, mature skin or even skin with eczema. Any skin that needs healing could use this mask. It provides intensive hydations for dry, mildly irritated and cracked skins.  The shea butter is so nourishing and really helps to relieve dryness. It also contains pathenol and allantoin, which are known to be very soothing to the skin. There are many plant extracts in this mask which are beneficial for healing and soothing the skin too. 
To use: Cover the eye area with cotton pads and apply mask onto face evenly with a facial brush.  This helps the mask to get all over the face in an even way and to make sure every area is reached. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes.To remove, gently massage skin with warm water and remove mask with a wet towel or sponge. 
What I really like about this mask is how well is nourishes dry skin. It is one of the best masks I have seen for dry skin. it deeply nourishes and helps dry skin get better. That is something you don't see everyday and from every mask for dry skins. This one actually works.
The Le Mieux Hyaluronic Shea Mask retails for $15.00 and can be purchased online at www.myskincarebox.com, www.artofskincare.com, www.skincarestore.com and www.karinherzog.com. Like Le Mieux on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LeMieuxSkincare; Follow Le Mieux on Twitter: LeMieuxSkincare; Follow Le Mieux on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lemieuxcosmetics/; Follow Le Mieux on Pinterest:  https://www.pinterest.com/lemieuxskincare/ and Subscribe to Le Mieux on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/lemieuxcosmetics.

Until Next Time~
Marie Papachatzis
(This item was sent for consideration)

Friday, May 27, 2016

Review: emerginC Pomegranate Gel Cleanser #emerginC #PomegranateGelCleanser

(product photo courtesy of www.emerginc.com)

emerginC Pomegranate Gel Cleanser 8.1 fl.oz./240 mL $39.00
This cleanser is a great cleanser for all skin types but especially for those who need a light cleanser that will take off all makeup, cleanse the skin and leave it thoroughly clean without feeling dry. This cleanser is very effective at cleansing skin, it has a wide variety of plant and herbal extract that are designed to cleanse thoroughly and remove makeup without over drying the skin. Use it morning or night. Apply on wet skin, then add water as needed to create a lather. Rinse thoroughly so skin does not dry out from leftover cleanser. As I mentioned, it is for all skin types, but it works best on oilier skins and skin that is combination and normal. Drier skins would not respond to this one as well. 

I like this cleanser a lot. Not only does it cleanse well, it actually removes makeup well too, a good plus in my book. It is comes in a very large bottle, so it should last for a long time. I have been using mine for a couple of weeks now and have barely made a dent in the bottle.This is a great cleanser and one of the better ones I have used in a a long while. I am very happy to have discovered it and will keep using it throughout the summer.

emerginC Pomegranate Gel Cleanser retails for $39.00 and can be found online at www.emerginc.com. Like emerginC on Facebook: http://www.emerginc.com/view-all/emerginc-pomegranate-gel-cleanser-detail.html; Follow emerginC on Twitter: @emerginc; Follow emerginC on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/emerginC1234/ and Follow emerginC on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/emerginC/.

Until Next Time~
Marie Papachatzis
(This item was sent for consideration)



Thursday, May 26, 2016

butterLONDON Memorial Day Discount

butter LONDON Memorial Day Discount Code 


Best part about Memorial Day – the sales! butter LONDON, the prestige colour cosmetics and nail brand, is offering their loyal fans 30% off ON Memorial Day, on their website, www.butterLONDON.comUsing discount code: MemorialDay2016









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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Father's Day: Men's Fragrances That He Definitely Will Want

(product photos from various sources on the internet)


Eau de LaCoste L.12.12 Energized presents a new limited edition scent to tribute their sporting heritage and the passion for the game. It holds fiery ginger, cool mint notes and a add a crisp energetic freshness to cedar leaf and citrus, The striking top notes complement the purity of Eau de LaCoste L.12.12 Blanc's essence at the masculine floral heart of natural tuberose. Energized is the essence of beautiful emotions sport stirs in those who live for the game: the pride of a cheering for a team and the joy of belonging wholeheartedly to a nation. Available on www.lacoste.com this June. Now available on www.macys.com

Tommy Bahama wants you to set sail on a voyage of invigorating scents with this 3.4 oz. cologne spray. Available only through Tommy Bahama, it opens with a zesty top not of kaffir lime, mandarin and starfruit. Cedarwood, watery accord and sea salt follow. It is finished by dry notes of driftwood, ambergris and creamy musk. The fragrance is a bold, inviting option for any island sophisticate. My husband loves this one more than any other because it is sophisticated, light, airy and great for any person. This is a fragrance for any man.

This cologne was inspired by the modern day gentleman. The scent captures the essence of the Mediterranean and masculinity. It is crafted with fresh top notes of Citrus and Mint, rounded out by a refined, peppery mix of Bourbon and Saffron, and a heart of earthy Patchouli and Cedarwood. Echoing the ethos of the Eterno man, the packaging of the fragrance is both bold and confident. Sealed with the Vince Camuto crest medallion, representing the brand's commitment to excellence, enduring strength and family heritage. My husband I both like this cologne. It is for a nice day or a nice gentleman or sure. It definitely screams "money", and "living in a nice place in Italy". This is the cologne you leave for special occasions. That is okay. I have perfumes I use only on special occasions too. 

Hugo Boss The Scent 100 mL. $85.00

Hugo Boss The Scent boasts an exlusive ingredient from Africa: The aphrodisiac Maninka fruit, evocative of passionfruit and rum. However, the Maninka also evokes something deeper and more profound, the tug of desiere and the pull of memory. Set on a virile leather base, its effect is potent, original and never to be forgotten. Hugo Boss The Scent is available excusively at www.macys.com and on www.hugoboss.com and retails for $85.00 per 100 mL. 

These are the four recommendations I have for you for cologne for Father's Day. They all have the same things in common: 

  • they run about the same price
  • they are all citrus based
  • they are all nice and light.
 Dad won't be disappointed with any of these, trust me.

Until Next Time~
Marie Papachatzis
I Am THE Makeup Junkie
(These were sent for consideration)

Review: Exuviance Glycolic Expert Moisturizer #GlycolicAcid #GlycolicMoisturizer #Exuviance #Skincare

(product photo courtesy of www.brandbacker.com)

EXUVIANCE®, was created by Drs. Van Scott and Yu. They were widely regarded leaders in the field of cosmetic dermatology. They discovered the anti-aging benefits of Glycolic Acid and created and patented the first Glycolic Peel. Since that ground-breaking discovery, the creators of Exuviance have continued to develop many new patented anti-aging ingredients backed by evidence from numerous scientific and clinical studies. Their formulas are expertly developed to visibly transform skin by combining their patented innovations with the best, state of the art technologies available in dermatology today. 

Glycolic Acid is frequently found on editor must-haves for its anti-aging beauty routines. And for a very good reason. This Alpha Hydroxy Acid readily absorbs into the skin, exfoliating to increase cell turnover and to remove dead, dull and to enhance surface cells for a fresher appearance. Exuviance Glycolic Expert Moisturizer captures the power of a 10% Glycolic Acid and delivers its optimal anti-aging efficacy with minimal irritation. This dermatologist developed day fluid was created by the originators of the Glycolic Peel. 

What does it do? The Glycolic Acid helps collagen to begin production and to smooth texture and help firm fine lines and wrinkles. It exfoliates and lightly hydrates every day to dramatically improve the appearance of the skin, revealing smooth, radiant skin. It is recommended for normal to combination skins, oilier skins need something less heavy and drier skins need something heavier.  

What are the benefits of a product like this? Exuviance Glycolic Expert Moisturizer is a dermatologist developed day fluid that delivers optimal anti-aging efficacy with minimum irritation, At the skin's surface, the formula exfoliates and lightly hydrates the skin every day to dramatically improve the overall appearance of the skin. Skin is left smooth, fresh and radiant. Glycolic Acid and collagen help to form  a highly effective weapon against the signs of aging. Collagen is stimulated to be produced,  crepe like lines are smoothed away, and wrinkles are gone. It is fragrance-free, dye-free, paraben-free, oil-free, non-comedogenic and non-acnegenic. 

To use: Gently smooth over cleansed face and neck. Daily use of sunscreen or sun avoidance is recommended with use of this AHA product and for up to one week afterwards, to minimize the risk of sun sensitivity/sunburn. Can also be used at nighttime.

Personally, I adore this moisturizer. It really does a good job of exfoliating the skin, helping with signs of anti-aging (wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, fine lines, sun damage, dark circles, uneven skin tone, rough and bumpy skin and uneven skin texture). The 10% Glycolic Acid is the amount that most people can tolerate pretty well. It stings when first applied but that dissipates fairly quickly. Then it sinks in and stays there all night (I use it at night), underneath my Retinol 1%. I like to do the extra strong stuff. 

Exuvaince Glycolic Expert Moisturizer comes in a 1.7 fl.oz./50 mL bottle and retails for $45.00. It is available at www.exuviance.com Exuviance is one of the brands that is under the NeoStrata Skincare company. Like NeoStrata on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NeoStrataCompany; Follow NeoStrata on Twitter: @neostrataskin; Follow NeoStrata on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/neostrata/; Follow Exuviance on Instagram: https://instagram.com/exuviance/; Follow NeoStrata on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCf_jdb_vpqIWkgUcNRHIWIA; Follow NeoStrata on Google+: https://plus.google.com/+NeostrataIncPrinceton.

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis

I Am THE Makeup Junkie

(This item was sent by NeoStrata via Brandbacker)


Flying This Summer? Here is what you should take!

(all available at VIOLET GREY and approved by the Violet Code)

·         IN YOUR CARRY-ON:Tatcha Indigo hand cream, a travel-size dry shampoo from Moroccanoil to freshen up, plus some organic nuts in case I need a snack. I’ll do a quick spritz with the travel-size Caudalie Beauty Elixir for a fast refresh.”

·         IN YOUR SUITCASE: “Although I’ve been loyal to my current skincare routine, I have some warm-weather essentials that are absolutely necessary: Soleil Toujours sunscreen spray and Chantecaille Ultra Sun Protection SPF 45 for safe sunning, James Read Sleep Mask and Wash Off Tan for added color, Dr. Macrene’s Neck and Decolletage Treatment, May Lindstrom’s Jasmine Botanical Mist, After Sun Milk from Moroccanoil to use post beach, and Rosie for Autograph Shimmer Body Oil to add some glow to my exposed limbs.”


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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

glo minerals Joins PETA's Beauty Without Bunnies Program


 glo minerals is proud to announce its partnership with PETA's Beauty Without Bunnies Program. The Denver-based cosmetic company's skin nourishing mineral makeup has always been talc-free and paraben-free and is now officially cruelty-free and worthy of displaying PETA's cruelty-free bunny logo.
With compassion for all animals, glo minerals has vowed to not test products on animals, not use ingredients tested on animals, and not sell into markets that require animal testing by joining PETA's Beauty Without Bunnies Program. The ultimate resource for conscientious shoppers, PETA's Beauty Without Bunnies Program make it easy for consumers to learn which companies and products are cruelty-free.
glo minerals CEO, Jerald Wenker states, "glo is committed to responsible behavior, holding true to the highest values and ethical standards in everything we do. Our Corporate Social Responsibility policy transcends those directly employed by glo, reaching through our supply chain to validate the values and standards of our vendor partners. Our PETA Cruelty-Free achievement for glo minerals reflects this commitment to holding ourselves to a higher standard."
To learn more about glo minerals and its pledge to helping consumers find the best products for their skin, visit www.gloprofessional.com. More information on PETA's Beauty Without Bunnies Program can be found at: http://www.peta.org/living/beauty/beauty-without-bunnies/ .
glo offers a systematic approach to beauty with personalized skincare solutions to enhance professional treatments and skin nourishing mineral makeup that covers, corrects and protects. glo minerals offers a mineral makeup system uniquely designed for skincare professionals and their clients. Our award winning non-comedogenic formulations deliver unsurpassed coverage and provide the ideal choice for even the most sensitive skin. Available at retailers nationwide and online at www.gloprofessional.com.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Review: A Few Items From "The Estee Edit" #TheEsteeEdit #EsteeLauder #SEPHORA #KendallJenner

(product photos courtesy of www.sephora.com)

Recently I tried some products from The Estee Edit from SEPHORA. They are only available at SEPHORA. The line is some basic makeup with some fun stuff thrown in for fun. The Estee Edit is Estee Lauder's way of reaching a new demographic, the young hip millenials that everyone wants to reach these days...Either way, I will let you know that the line is large. Around 40 items with makeup, skincare and some extras. It has everything you could want. And then some. Below read on for descriptions and then my thoughts on the product.

White Mud Exfoliating Scrub  + Mask 2.5 fl.oz./75 mL $40.00

This dual-action detoxifying and pore refining mask/exfoliating treatment helps to draw out impurities and removes excess oil and shine. White Mud comes from the super-fine, creamy smooth porcelain clay formula that slips on like silk and rinses off effortlessly. The mask also contains exfoliating jojoba beads that help to smooth the complexion and make uneven textures more even and skin feels  refined of flakiness and roughness. Blackheads are removed and pores look refined for a soft, smooth complexion that will be sure to turn heads.
Personally, I think this is a great mask that is good for all ages and skin types. It is a good mask to have around before makeup and to use prior to going out at night. Make skin look like perfection all the time with this mask. 

Beam Team Hydrate + Glow 1.7 fl.oz/50 mL $42.00

This is a two-in-one hydrating cream to give you a luminous glow. Beam Team Hydrate + Glow is a double duty, double decker-hydration with two levels of illumination in one product. It's a complexion hybrid, meaning it creates an instant chang in how your skin looks while simultaneously delivering skin care ingredients. The tube hold an amazing, illuminating moisturizer with hyaluronic acid that gives you an instant glow. Plus, the touch-on concentrate under the cap gives you a high impact shimmer. 

Softly scented with fruit and flower oils, like coconut and bergamot, you can use this formula alone or with makeup: over, under or mixed right in. To spotlight our best features, flip the cap to find a touch-on beam cream to instantly highlight cheekbones, brow bones and all your favorite glow zones.

I love to mix this with foundation and wear it like that. It works well that way. It helps make foundation glowy and is easily seen that way. The beam cream on top is great on cheeks and on top of the brows. This is something that is an essential is everyone's kit if you don't already have something like it.

A refreshing eye balm to help improve the look of the delicate eye area, it works to add radiance, it soothes, and it hydrates. This balm is formulated to make eyes look fresher, more wide-awake. Touch on the cooling tip to instantly refresh and enhance around the eyes. It helps erase a dull, tired appearance. Late Night Eraser contains micro-powdered pearls for luster, pink peony, cucumber, and apple to help sooothe, perfect and hyaluronic acid for moisture. Dark circles and puffincess look reduced and eye become brighter. Put it in in the morning for a bright start and then use it anytime over concealer for a quick, midday pick-me-up. It can be used as an eye cream too, the formula works as 24 hour care for the eyes. 
Store it in the refrigerator for the ultimate in a cooling sensation. This product is dematologist tested, ophthalmologist tested and non-acnegenic. So it will not clog pores. Great for use on all skintones, it's formulated with micronized pearl for brightening rather than pigmented optics.

I love this eye cream. It makes eyes look refreshed, bright and awake. I use it in the morning so my eyes look bright and perfect for the day. This is the best answer to puffiness and dark circles that I have been able to find for eyes.

The Blackest Liner 0.085 oz. $22.00

An ultra-black, soft, thick black marker liner with 12-hour wear. The Blackest Liner instantly makes a dramatic statement. Whether you want to create a winged liner look to a cat eye, this liner's flexible marker-like tip (felt tip) allows for a smooth, even line that makes lining the eye easy and quick. The liner wears for up to 12 hours and is resistant to tears, water and humidity. It makes thick lines and thinner lines but not ultra thin ones. I like this liner because it goes on easily and the line goes on smoothly, no skipping. Cat eyes are easy as are wings.
wearing The Blackest Liner
The Edgiest Kohl Shadowstick 0.049.oz./14g $22.00

The Edgiest Kohl is a shadow and a liner in one that you can use on the waterline* and that lasts up to 24 hours. (*the area between the lashes and the inner area of the lid) Create multiple effects from a kohl-lined look to a smoky eye. The Edgiest Kohl ShadowStick won't budge. It stays where you put it until you take it off and looks as good in the evening as it did in the morning when you put it on. Or the night before. These are layering friendly, so you can create a multitude of eye attitudes with just a few shades. Each comes with a built in sharpener. This is your new secret weapon. This product is free of fragrance. 

Shades are: Black Viper, Frost Bite, Guilt, Twisted, Jaded, Royal Scandal, Iced, Grounded, Spiced, Violet Taboo**. **Violet Taboo not approved for use on waterline. I tried out grounded, a coffee brown shade. It goes on smoothly and wears like iron. Once it has set it does not come off. I would suggest that if you are going to be mixing shades do it quickly, as it sets quickly so to blend them in nicely takes a little getting used to and a little bit of work. But it is totally worth it for the payoff you get when you get a look that does not budge and is likely waterproof. 
wearing The Edgiest Kohl in Grounded

So, those are The Estee Edit products I tried. All in all I was very happy with what I was able to try out. I am going to try other products from the line. I think there are around 40 products in the line and some of the others are an eye shadow palette, lipsticks, blush, powder, etc. Basic makeup and some fun items thrown in for good measure. The line was developed with Kendall Jenner by the Estee Lauder Company. Purchase The Estee Edit at www.sephora.com or SEPHORA stores. 

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Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis

I Am THE Makeup Junkie

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