Monday, 15 July 2013

Estee Lauder Art of eyes Dramatic Smoky: One of Harrod's fantastic beauty gifts



If you're looking for a present for your mum, sister or even your gran, Harrods  have a great range of cosmetic and perfume gift sets available.



The Estee Lauder Art of Eyes Smokey Dramatic gift set comprises of a mascara, eyeliner, eyeshadow and concealer for just £32.00. With each item retailing at more then £10 a piece this is one bargain set you won't want to miss!

Having kindly been sent a sample set to test I had fun unravelling the goodies inside!

Each product comes individually wrapped in tissue paper inside which keeps the products well protected. Each product is full sized from the Estee Lauder range.








 Estee Lauder Pure Colour Kajal Eye liner in Black
The Kajal eyeliner in black is a soft crayon eyeliner that has a strong black colour. The liner can be easily sharpened with a specially designed eyeliner pencil or even one you find in the stationery shop (just be careful not to snap it!). The liner glides on really easily and didn't feel itchy or scratchy on my eye lid. The colour is quite strong and lasted all day.


















Advantages
  • The liner applies really easily and doesn't scratch the gentle skin of the eyelid
  • Has quite a strong colour
Disadvantages
  • The line created by the Kajal stick isn't as precise as it would be on a liquid eyeliner for example.

Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Black mascara
The Estee Lauder Sumptous Extreme mascara aims to add a lot of volume to lacklustre lashes. The mascara packaging is gold and shiny with a fancy Estee Lauder logo on the side. The wand is quite long and trim so it can easily get under all the lashes.  The mascara gave good elongation to my lashes and they were certianly lengthened to some extent, most notably hte bottom lashes. I did get a horrible itchy feeling from the mascara however that made my right eye water. I have experienced this before witha cheaper high street mascara so it's disappointing that this same ingredient is in a more premium brand. For the record I don't tend to have a problem with most mascaras, just the odd few.


















Advantages
  • Gave me lengtheed top and bottom lashes
  • Captures virtually every lash
Disadvantages
  • Has a ingredient that left my right eye itchy and watering


Estee Lauder Pure Eyecolour Eyeshadow for smokey eyes
The eyeshadow set which comprises of 5 colours is perfect for creating a smokey eye look. The colours which range from white to silver and black hues can be used alone for various day time looks or altogether for an elaborate evening style. The eyeshadow comes with a eyeshadow brush and a handy guide on the back tells you what each shade is.



I did feel that some of the silver hues were quite faint even after applying with both my finger and the included brush. This was slightly disappointing as I like my eyeshadow to be quite strong. 

Advantages
  • Great value for money with 5 colours included
  • Can be used individually or together to create a intense smokey eyed look
  • Comes with a brush for easy application
Disadvantages
  • The colour is quite faint regardless of how the eyeshadow is applied


Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay in Play concealer
With a lot of blemishes to hide I'm always keen on finding a good concealer. The concealer has a wand which makes application easier and can be simply dotted on affected areas.

 You only need a few drops of the concealer for good coverage and it masked my under eye circles quite well. The consistency of the product is quite thick and it has good staying power. 

Advantages
  • The concealer is quite thick so has good staying power
  • Good coverage
Disadvantages
  • The product may be a little too thick for those who like lighter formulas

 The Estee Lauder gift set is a great product which is amazing value for money. With four exceptional products you've got a new makeup set almost straight away without paying much for it. Each product has its own pros and cons but is effective in providing a number of new makeup styles. 



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