Well, I had a pleasant surprise on Christmas morning last year, when I opened my Estée Lauder Pure Color Makeup and Skincare Giftset, especially as it was beautifully presented in a fabulous case!  I’ve always been a YSL girl and I was quite taken back that my Husband had been listening, when I just happened to drop a hint that when you buy any fragrance from the Estée Lauder counter you get the opportunity to purchase a case of makeup and skincare ‘goodies’ at the ridiculously low price of £58 (roughly. $74).

You can imagine my delight as a Beauty Therapist, that has a passion in this area,  I was like a child in a candy shop 🙂 (coming from the UK we would say Sweet Shop at this point!).


My Goodie Bag of Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy and Skincare Delights


Let me walk you through the contents of the case………..

Pure Color Envy Makeup



The first thing to catch my eye was the gorgeous eye/blusher/lip gloss palette, comprising 16 Pure Color Envy  Eye Shadows.  the range of colors includes:

  • 07 Untamed Teal 1
  • 06 Currant Desire 2
  • 24 Audacious Nude
  • 05 Fiery Saffron 4
  • 27 Strong Currant
  • 25 Fierce Sable
  • 10 Envious Orchid
  • 07 Untamed Teal 07
  • 29 Quiet Power
  • 11Captivating Cocoa 2
  • 05 Fiery Saffron 1
  • 11 Decadent Copper
  • 06 Currant Desire 4
  • 05 Fiery Saffron 5
  • 20 Ominous
  • 13 Savage Storm 5

There is an ideal selection of shades and finishes, I particularly love the matt and shimmer finishes.

Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush, (3 shades)

Net weight  .09oz 2.6g each.  These alone would cost more than the offer price if you were to buy these separately.  Color choices: Limited Edition 27 Luminizer,  Limited Edition 28 Rosy Glow,  Limited Edition 29 Sculpting Bronzer.

This brilliant selection of Blushers covers a range of skin tones, and I think this comes in very clever design.

To finish of this compact there is a Fab shimmering full-size Pure Color Envy lip gloss in Flirtatious Magenta 340 just enough without going over board.



Sumptuous Extreme Lash Multiplying Volume Mascara



Again, this is an incredible offer, a full-size Mascara in Extreme Black, I love the packaging, very classy with its gold and navy container, the applicator has the depth and size that gives the most impact for me anyway, I just do not get on with thin Mascara wands, a personal choice I know.

I felt impressed right from the first stroke, it delivers the glamorous look that suits me and gives me confidence.

I find that the mascara is easy to remove before bed time, it may be removed gently and avoids the risk of damage to the delicate eye area, something that becomes more important with aging skin.

Pure Color Envy Lip Gloss



Full size in Discreet Nude 110

I’m not really a “nude” girl but it is growing on me!

It glides over my ‘old standard’ (YSL red lipstick – Rouge Pur Couture in Le Orange 13) nicely and gives a glamorous look for an evening out.

This was a real first for me, I can’t quite believe that I have tried something other than my very favorite YSL lipstick for the first time in many years, obviously, I will stay true to my orange but it’s good to be adventurous from time to time.

Actually, it’s in my handbag, big shocker!

Pure Color Envy Lipstick



Full size in Dynamic 410

Not a color that I would naturally choose but it is always great to try something when it is on offer and I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised with it’s dark peachy/light raspberry tones. It most definitely provides a good ‘day’ look.

Pure Color Envy Lipstick

Full size in Envious 340

All I would say that it has tones of raspberry red and (featured here at the top of this photo demonstration going clockwise, Envious 340, 410 Dynamic and Discreet Nude 110), it’s  not too heavy either, and could be worn day or evening.

Estée Lauder Advanced Micro Cleansing Foam

This product is recommended for “All Skin Types”.  It comes in very handy, as I found out that I had forgotten to pack my cleanser when we went away for Christmas.

I am Always a little hesitant at trying new skincare products but again this product delivers. If you do tend to suffer from dry skin then you may find that it can leave your skin feeling a little tight.  I’ve noticed that with myself being post menopausal that I have developed dry cheeks but the Advanced Micro Cleansing Foam does appear to be controlling my T-Zone nicely.

It does state on the packaging to apply onto damp skin but I actually add water after squirting a small amount on my palms and then foaming it up, I would also recommend the use of damp cotton wool to remove.  I’ve used it every day since, as you can see from the messy tube 😉

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair

Synchronized complex II for “All Skin Types”.

I have looked at this skincare product so many times thinking that it’s a night serum and only to be used then, skipping past many a beauty counter with this particular product feeling that do I really want to spend that much on a night time treatment? Feeling a little foolish now in the knowledge that it’s to be used morning and night.

It is one of Estée Lauder’s signature products and testing it out over the last month or so has left me in no doubt…….. that it works!

The Serum has an oily appearance, but I can happily confirm that there is no oil or residue left on the skin at all, just a lovely smooth feel.

I tend to dab a little under the eye area with my ring finger and around any fine lines, forehead, nose and cheeks.

I have to admit that it makes a good makeup base.

In short, Yes, I would certainly purchase more of the Advanced Night Repair and it definitely also gives my YSL Forever Youth Liberator Serum a good run for the money.

Estee Lauder Revitalising Supreme +

Global Anti-aging Cell power cream for “All Skin Types”.

I’m always drawn to the words of “Anti-Aging” who isn’t hey!  I would be happy if I could just slow the aging process down to a halt but it ain’t going to happen although anything is a bonus 😉

I have been testing out this product for over a month now and I am pleased with the results, nothing has changed dramatically, but the cream does leave a smooth finish much like the Advanced Night Repair, with the only difference being that there does feel like there is a slight residue on my skin after application.

Again, I tend to dab under my eye area and smooth over my neck and cheeks sweeping up towards my forehead, you really only need the tip of your finger size portion.

It does make an excellent base for my foundation and I’ve even used just a small amount in with my usual foundation with excellent results and finish.

My little perfume treat

It was very nice to receive a free perfume sample, I quite like this light fragrance but for me, it will be a perfume that I would use during the day rather than in the evening.

My full-size perfume present used to purchase my Estée lauder Pure Colour case of goodies:

Estée Lauder Cinnabar

It’s gorgeous, not too heavy, but you definitely know that you are wearing it.


The Finished look



Using all of the above skincare.

Using my YSL Touche Eclat Foundation in BD50 , Estée Lauder Sculpting Bronzer in Limited Edition 29, brushing along the cheek bone, temples, either side of the nose and under the chin and blending in after, Estee Lauder 27 Luminizer over the cheek bone and just a little on the forehead.

Estée Lauder Limited Edition Rosy Glow Blusher on the apple of the cheeks, Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Eye shadow in 07 Untamed Teal 5 underneath the brow and on the inner corners of the eye, 20 Ominous along the crease of the eye lid, 05 Fiery Saffron from the outer corner gliding close to the lash line and stopping halfway and the same applied to the bottom lid and stopping halfway, just remember to blend in and not to over load your brush.

To change for an evening look, just simply add more onto existing and use the Pure Colour Envy lip gloss in Magenta.

I’ve taken these two photos in natural light to give you more of an idea of the overall look for day time wear.  Although I’m looking a little serious 😉



Please feel free to leave any comments or questions below, I’m a chatter box and I would love to pass on my wealth of experience and knowledge to give you a helping hand…

12 thoughts on “Loving My Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Makeup and Skincare Giftset

  1. Lucky you 🙂 This is a dream of each woman! I love Estée Lauder and to get this giftset at such a price – it is as get it for free. The eye shadows are gorgeous – nearly all of my favorite colours are there 🙂 I don’t wear a lot of make-up everyday but I like to “dress-up” on some special occasions. And my birthday is coming… this could be a great gift for myself 🙂

    1. Thank you Art, really do appreciate you taking the time to leave me a great comment, thank you 🙂

      Looking at your profile picture I can see that you certainly know a thing or two about style.

      I think that with such a luxury brand such as Estee Lauder you could get away with just Mascara and a touch of lipstick or Lip gloss on those days when you don’t want all the Hassle of applying makeup, I have quite a few of those but completely agree it is fun to go all out on those nights out and special occasion.

      I love the eye shadow palette, getting so much pleasure from playing around with different looks, a real treat and you definitely deserve that Estee Lauder amazing gift. I hope that you do, let me know 😉

  2. That’s an awesome gift set! I can’t believe that you got so much goodies! The eyeshadow palette reminds me of a mix of Urban Decay’s Naked 1 palette and Tarte’s original Tarte Palette. Estee Lauder really went far out with the presentation and packaging. What products out of this set will you be repurchasing once you are out?

    1. Thank you Vanessa, great to hear from such a glam lady, I can see that you need no advice with the application of makeup, absolutely flawless 🙂

      It does look a little like the Urban Decay Naked range. I love the fun packaging.

      Estee Lauder certainly know what we are looking for and have the whole package regarding branding and quality not to mention such a great range of colours. I will definitely purchase the Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recover Complex II serum and Pure Color Envy Magenta Lip Gloss but seriously thinking about the Sumptuous Mascara.

      Looking forward to hearing from you again.

  3. Wow, that’s a lot to get for a gift set and that some of the products were full size – that’s incredible! I love containers and the container you got is beautiful and elegant. It must have been so much fun to open it and see how much it came in it. The amount of lipstick, wow so cool! The little perfume sample is adorable too, the cap is really pretty.

    Thanks for the tour of your gift set, it was fun and hope you keep enjoying it for a long time!

    1. Hi Lidia, thank you once again for leaving such wonderful feedback, really has made my day 🙂

      I’m really pleased that I managed to pass on my enthusiasm and passion for Beauty products and makeup. I do love my gift and managing to make quite a few different looks out of my colour palette and choice of Lipsticks.

      Estee Lauder products are incredible to work with and absolutely love the Pure Color Envy range.

      It’s amazing to think that with a careful and well thought out selection of skincare and makeup you can have a look that gives you confidence at any age.

      Lovely to connect with you again, have a great week and look forward to our next chat.

  4. That is a lot of LOOT! How fun was that to play with? I’m really glad you posted pics of yourself wearing the makeup at the end because I really wanted to see how it worked out for you. What is the scent of the Cinnabar perfume? Does it smell like cinnamon? I may need to buy that so I can get all that stuff. (The smart part of my brain is telling me I have enough makeup haha, is there such a thing?)

    I use a different skin care brand that I like…I better like it, since I sell the stuff haha 🙂

    Great post with great pictures!

    1. Thanks Marlena, your comment has made me chuckle 🙂

      My Brain also tells me that I have enough but my heart always tells me to buy more 😉

      I must admit that I’m still having fun playing around with the colour palette and learning new things daily by keeping up to date with the latest trends and lets face it a great thing to do at any age.

      I would keep looking out for offers, Estee Lauder are very generous with their offers and take a peek at their official site and shop around.

      Cinnabar has an oriental fragrance of Jasmine, Orange Flower, Tangerine, long lasting too.

      Your skincare sounds good, what is it?

      Great to meet you and look forward to hearing from you again.

  5. I love Estee Lauder, my sister used to sell it, and that’s when I started using it. It really does have a beautiful tone to it, and I love the shimmer when I go out to dinner. I also love the Estee Lauder Revitalising Supreme, because yes, I am over 50 and it doesn’t make my skin feel dry, it does what it says. I’ll have to come back when I go to buy some more.

    1. Hi Carmen, looking amazing for over 50 I have to say 🙂 You are clearly a walking advert for Estee Lauder!

      Great comments, always good to hear a positive response and from another point of view, thank you and really appreciate you taking the time to leave them.

      I hear that the Estee Lauder Company do look after their employees and what a fab job too.

      Look forward to hearing about any other products that are your regulars or trying something new.

  6. I love the presentation box! I think it’s my favorite part!! I don’t seem to wear much make-up since turning 50. I feel like less is more, but I’m open to make-up that is natural looking and subtle. One thing I have a problem finding is a good brown mascara that doesn’t end up below my eyes. Any suggestions?

    1. Hi Jackie, yet another lady that does not look her age and champion for the over 50s 🙂

      Thank you for your great comments and a pleasure to meet you.

      I’m with you on the presentation box, a real treat and I’m having so much fun experimenting with all the fab colours and textures. The good thing is that there are a range of neutral shades and strong block colours to add just a little depth without over powering your eye makeup or by overwhelming you when you don’t tend to wear a lot of cosmetics.

      To be honest, I would always choose a good quality mascara that deliver impact with just one application, I can recommend the YSL Volume Effect Mascara in 02 Rich Brown, I have used this many times and it really does give a warm depth and wow factor, follow my link to the YSL Mascara review.

      I hope this is of help to you and look forward to hearing from you again 🙂

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