Every year ’round this time, Estée Lauder releases a gorgeous cosmetics case full of limited edition launches that makes the perfect gift (to yourself). It’s called a Blockbuster because it has some of the bestselling items of the past year in there and it’s always sold out in no time. I was over the moon when I saw this gorgeous red box full of makeup and skincare, so I’ll spill the details because if you want one too, you’ll have to be quick.
You get a beautiful red lacquered cosmetics case filled with 10 Estée Lauder bits, of which 8 are full size makeup items and 2 are luxe skincare samples. You get everything to create a lovely look and some extra’s to take care of your skin afterwards.
Straight from the skincare department, there’s a Gentle Eye Makeup Remover (100ml), a mini Advanced Night Repair (7ml) and a mini Revitalizing Supreme (7ml) jar. A trio that’s suited for all skin types and I’ll definitely keep in my travel section.
On to makeup, there’s a dazzling eyeshadow palette with 12 colours from the Pure Color Envy Sculpting Eye Shadow range. It’s a very festive but wearable selection of shades and I must admit, I like the shade selection. The palette also houses two Pure Color Blush shades, Sensuous Rose and Wild Sunset. The latter is a favourite of mine so it’s a win to have it in here as well.
Next to this palette, there’s also a limited edition All Over Shimmer highlighter/blush/bronzer – choose as you wish. I like it for the tops of my (imaginary) cheekbones as it’s a very universal, yet on point shade. It’s just called “limited edition all over shimmer” but it’s a beautiful addition to this box I think.
My favourite mascara is in here too, the Sumptuous Extreme in black together with the Double Wear Stay-In-Place Eye Pencil in 01 Onyx. And of course, there’s a nice selection of lip shades, two Pure Color Lasting Shimmer Lipsticks, one in Hot Copper and one in Candy. There’s also a Pure Color Lasting Lip Cream in Bois de Rose.
I’m kind of in love with this year’s selection. It’s said to have a total value of +€250 and you pay about €81. For me, it would just add up to, instead of paying €30 for my favourite mascara, paying €50 more to have this whole box. It also would make a lovely gift, although I’m not sure I would be able to part from it..
What are your thoughts on this year’s Blockbuster? Did you spot it already?
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