Today we are talking Estée Lauder. One of my favourite brands. This post will focus on their New Dimension Shape + Sculpt Face Kit, a must-have if you like contouring, whether it be a natural look, or a more intense look- this duo has got you covered!
Estée Lauder is an iconic brand. What I think sets them apart from some other high-end brands, is that they have a triple threat effect. By this I mean they have great products in all aspects of beauty. They have amazing makeup, skincare and fragrances. Most brands are often known for excelling in 1 of those categories, but Estée Lauder rocks it in all 3.
Last September, I was very lucky and got invited to an Estée Lauder event hosted by Dave Lackie in Toronto. This was one of the products featured, and we learned how to contour from a pro Estée Lauder makeup artist. I have been loving this New Dimension line ever since.
The New Dimension Shape + Sculpt Face Kit is designed to “Perfect your profile from every angle.” This duo comes with a highlighting shade and a contouring shade. You can lift and define using these products together. Both shades are matte and they are in cream form. They are suitable for a range of skintones as well, which I find pretty cool! So if you are nervous to try out contouring because you don’t know what shade to get, a duo like this is perfect for you.
Personally, I am one who really likes the “natural look”. But what is great about this duo is how the product is buildable. So whether you wish to achieve a daytime look, or a more dramatic look for a night out, you have this option. You can intensify the contour you create by applying additional product, it is very buildable and easy to blend.
Note: The sponge applicator that comes with the duo has product on it from me using this.
The highlight shade is on the left and the contour shade is on the right. If you desire a natural look they suggest applying this before foundation. If you desire a dramatic look, then apply this after your foundation, preferably liquid or creme foundation. I actually do not wear foundation at all, and I can tell you this product works beautifully without foundation as well. Because it is a cream, it is so smooth and once applied to the skin it warms up, making it blend so easily and look super natural. This duo really gives your face more structure and symmetry.
Here is a closer look at both. I apologize for the obvious sponge marks in the product photos, but I have been using it a lot.
Another thing I know you will all love is how you don’t need a lot of product to get results. This means a little goes a long way, and your duo will last longer. Yay!
The duo also comes with a small booklet to show you exactly where to apply both shades.
You can purchase this kit from an Estée Lauder counter or from Sephora for C$55.00. If you need or would like additional guidance on how to use the duo, you can visit Estée Lauder’s website here and scroll to the bottom of the page for step-by-step instructions including a video.
Do you love anything from the New Dimension line? Leave me a comment or a tweet, would love to chat about it!