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Holiday gifting at it’s finest! Full review Estee Lauder’s Blockbuster gift set 2014

Still looking for a Christmas gift? Just like every year, Estee Lauder has released a ”Blockbuster Gift Set” specially for the festive season. The gift set includes everything a
girl needs! From skincare products, to perfume, lipsticks and an eyeshadow palette! Not
only are these products super pretty, the packaging is stunning too!

The Blockbuster is also great value for anyone who wants to try Estee Lauder products
for the first time or someone that travels a lot. It contains most of Estee Lauder‘s best
selling products!

 

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The make-up products and perfume from the ”Blockbuster Gift Set”

 

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The packaging

 

Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Mascara (full-sized) // #01 Extreme Black 

This has been my all time favourite mascara by Estee Lauder. I use it regularly because
the product really does its justice. It offers great volume and length to the lashes, its
ultra black and I find the brush easy to use.

 

Estee Lauder Pure Color Intense Kajal Eyeliner (mini-sized) // #01 Blackened Black 

If I would have to describe this eye pencil in one word it would be: Marker. It lasts
unbelievably long! A few seconds after its been applied it dries up and it doesn’t go
anywhere. It doesn’t smudge, crease or fade away. I tried to rub it off my hand and I
tried to rinse it off, didn’t work either. I managed to remove it easily by using Estee
Lauder’s ”Gentle Eye Make-up Remover”. This proves how great the quality of this eye
pencil is. It offers an ultra black and matte finish and its definitely worth trying if you
love black kajal pencils.

 

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Estee Lauder  //  Pure Color Shimmer Long Lasting Lipstick (full size)

#61 Pink Parfait  |  #86 Tiger Eye  |  #16 Candy


These lipsticks are absolutely beautiful! The pigmentation of these lipsticks are very
vibrant, as you can see in the images the colours offer a full coverage (despite the baby
pink/nude shade). The finishing is very frosty and the texture feels creamy and
moisturising. I love these shades in particular because they add that freshness to my
face, they look great combined with a glowy skin!

 

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Estee Lauder   //   Pure Color Shimmer Gloss

#27 Pink Kiss  |  #06 Magnificent  |  #16 Mod Poppy


The texture of these sheer lip glosses really reminds me of a lip balm. It feels very
moisturising on the lips and they’re wearable (not too shiny). They work well on top of a
lipstick or on its own. The palette comes with a little brush so you don’t have to dip your
fingers into the palette. All three lip glosses contain the perfect amount of shimmers, not
too much just enough to add a little sparkle!

 

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Estee Lauder  //  Pure Color EyeShadow & Pure Color Blush

This palette is great for travelling. I would carry it in my bag if I have a busy day and
don’t have time to do my makeup at home. With the variety of these shades you can
create a natural office look to a more stronger evening look. It contains 12 eyeshadow
shades in total and 2 blushes in a peachy and rosy shade. The eyeshadow shades vary
from nude earthy tones to dark tones. The finishing also varies from satin, shimmery to
matte textures. The pigmentation of each eyeshadow is different as well. The darker
shades are more vibrant while the nudes are a bit sheer.

#30 Sugar Cube          /  SATIN
#60 Sugar Biscuit       /  SATIN
#11 Riviera Rose          /  SATIN
#10 Ivory Slipper        /  SATIN

#63 Tempting Mocha /  SHIMMER
#67 Lilac Whimsy        /  SATIN
#35 Hot Cinnamon      /  SHIMMER
#47 Nude Fresco          /  SATIN

#12 Wild Truffle           /  MATTE
#09 Amethyst Spark    /  SHIMMER
#45 Lavish Mink           /  MATTE
#38 Chocolate Bliss      /  MATTE

#08 Peach Passion
#11 Sensuous Rose

 

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These are my favourite eyeshadow shades from the palette.

#47 Nude Fresco  |  #35 Hot Cinnamon  |  #09 Amethyst Spark  |  #60 Sugar Biscuit  

 

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Estee Lauder Pure Color Nail Lacquer (mini-sized)  //  Shade: Fallen Angel

The pigmentation of this nail colour is quite strong and it only requires a single coat. It
also offers high-shine without using a top coat. I’ve never tried Estee Lauder nail colours
before so I was very surprised with the longevity. I didn’t apply a top coat on top and it
lasted about 3 days before it started chipping. Three days is very long in my case since I
wash my hands about a thousand times per day! 

 

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Estee Lauder Modern Muse  //  50ml eau de Parfum

Top Notes       |  Mandarin Orange
Middle Notes |  Tuberose, Lily, Flower Petals, Honeysuckle, Jasmine Sambac, Chinese Jasmine
Base Notes     |  Patchouli, Patchouli Leaf, Amber, Musk, Madagascar Vanilla, Woody Notes


The gift set comes with a 50 ml Modern Muse eau de parfum along with two sample
sizes of 1.5 ml (each) to carry in your purse. I’m surprised by the amount of ingredients
this perfume contains but the combination of it is divine. I wasn’t expecting it to contain
certain accords such as Patchouli since I couldn’t smell it at all (which is a good thing
since I’m not a big fan of Patchouli). I can definitely smell the freshness of the Mandarin
orange and the softness of the Vanilla. Its definitely a feminine and elegant fragrance, it
lasts long and the bottle is simple but pretty.

 

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Gentle Eye Make-up Remover 100 ml (full-sized) //  All skin types

This is definitely one of my favourite eye make-up removers. The texture is so gentle it
almost feels like water! It works great taking of the blackest mascara and eyeliners
without having to rub your eyes that much. Its fragrance free which is great for sensitive
skin.

Revitalizing Supreme Anti-Aging Creme 15 ml (mini-sized)  //  All skin types

I don’t believe that anti-aging creams can make the wrinkles or fine line disappear but it
can definitely make a difference! If your fine lines start disappearing it means your skin
wasn’t hydrated enough. This cream hydrates the skin without feeling greasy and it
absorbs into the skin almost instantly. The texture feels silky and light weighted on the
skin.  Contains great plant extracts, antioxidants and vitamins!

Advanced Night Repair 7 ml (mini-sized)  //  Synchronized Recovery Complex II

This serum is one of Estee Lauder‘s best selling products! Many top make-up artists
recommend this product because it provides great hydration and it evens out the skin
tone. After using it regularly it’ll make the skin appear younger and less puffy/tired. It’s
fragrance free and it contains a good mix of vitamin and plant based antioxidants. The
mini-sized bottle is great for travelling or to use as a tester if you want to try out the
serum for the first time.

 

The Estee Lauder “Blockbuster Gift Set” (999 AED) is available at:

Paris Gallery, Areej, Harvey Nichols and Bloomingdales across the Middle East
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