12 August 2013
Estee Lauder New Advanced Night Repair II; The Metallics Autumn Beauty Collection
Estee Lauder's little brown bottle has been a favourite of mine for years - I revert back to it when I'm not trialling something new - and I really rate it for its gentle, skin-improving ways.
Clearly lots of other women also feel the same: 10 bottles of Advanced Night Repair sell every minute, worldwide. So you have to applaud the brand for ignoring the 'if it ain't broke' school of thought, and updating one of their most-loved products.
On the back of new research and modern advances in technology and ingredients, the formula has been boosted so it works harder than ever to support the nightly renewal of the skin.
So what does all this mean for your face? A reduction in lines and wrinkles, stronger, more hydrated skin and a smoother, even-toned complexion, apparently, which all sounds hella-good to me.
If you want a really solid, all-round anti-ageing serum in your beauty arsenal, this is bang on the money. Oil and fragrance free, it works for all skintypes, ages and ethnicities and you'll find the new and improved version on counters now. It's €54 for 30mls or €80 for 50mls.
It'll be joined this month by the brand's autumn collection, The Metallics, with an array of high-shine, reflective offerings for eyes, lips and nails.
They're pretty damn gorgeous actually, and there's enough variety of finish - from soft and subtle to full on bling - to have something for everyone.
In my book, with their gilded caps and heavy, square glass bottles, Estee Lauder's nail colours are some of the most pleasingly attractive around and these limited edition lovelies are absolute stunners.
Shades include this one, Rose Gold, along with Midnight Metal, Chocolate Foil, Smoked Chrome, Steel Orchid, Brushed Gold, Chrome Violet, Metallic Green; all are €20.00.
Two lipstick formulas are on offer - a rich and creamy liquid lipstick, Pure Colour High Intensity Lip Lacquer (€26; 12 shades) and six new limited edition bullets of Pure Colour Vivid Shine (€25).
Shot through with gold and silver pearl, these won't be for everyone but this shade, Coral Halo, is definitely coming away with me on holiday - it will look amazing with a tan.
Rounding out the collection are nine snazzy new eyeshadow palettes (€34), each with base, contour, and highlight shade. What do you reckon? Anything catching your eye?