Saturday, August 8, 2009

Estée Lauder - Part Deux

BlogHer Reviewer

This is a compensated review from BlogHer and Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Launch Event

Thursday, July 23, after a horrendously rainy walk from the wrong (oops!) Macy's to the Watertower Place Macy's, I looked pretty much like I felt. Exhausted. Drowned-rat-like. My feet were dying (it's not good to walk over a mile in 3 1/2 inch heels) and I really could have used a bit more anti-perspirant that morning. Or a long soak in a hot tub.

But I was determined to participate in the second half of our Estée Lauder review - the party at Macy's for the Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Launch Event. And man, oh man, was I glad I made it.

First, we all gathered around to hear the story of Estée Lauder.

We learned how Mrs. Lauder stood outside a department store for 8 hours trying to convince the store's buyer to allow her six inches of space for the original Youth-Dew product. How she wasn't allowed to give away samples so instead, dropped an entire bottle so that the beautiful Youth-Dew scent brought buyers running. How important she felt it was to touch her customers.

We all received a gorgeous gift bag - full of sample products and as well as a full sized sample of this:

And it? Is awesome. My lashes have never looked this long without looking clumpy. I'm a convert for sure.

Best of all, though, we also learned how important that personal touch really is. Every one of us got a makeover. My makeup artist, (and really, she was...I was a wreck by that time, she had her work cut out for her) Sorka, asked me about my skin, chose a foundation and a concealer that was the most perfect match I'd received (and yes, she gave me a sample!)...dotted my cheeks with blush and my eyelids with a beautifully natural tawny color that didn't crease at all.

The icing on the cake, though, was her application of lipstick (I never wear lipstick) that didn't make me stare at myself wondering, "Where did these lips come from?". It was perfectly natural and had just the right amount of shimmer.


Don't just take my word for it though. Read about the rest of the BlogHer Reviewer's experiences at the Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Event at Macy's!

Now, seriously...could you tell I had walked 10 blocks in platform heels in the rain?

What's your favorite makeup product and how does it make you feel?