There is a new collection from Estée Lauder in town and I was instantly attracted to it. Aimed at the millennial generation with it-girls Kendall Jenner and Irene Kim at the helm, The Estée Edit’s hip collection of beauty products have been at the top of my wish list for a few weeks now. The one product that really caught my eye was the Flash Photo Powder ($40). It’s not everyday that you see “oil-absorbing” and “brightening” on the same product, so I had to try it out.
I started off by applying this product all over my face to set my makeup. If you have oily skin or a particularly oily t-zone I don’t recommend using this method. Although it left more of a matte finish at the beginning, slowly transforming into a natural glow, about halfway through the day that natural sheen devloped into my t-zone looking far to shiny and glistening for my liking. I wasn't oily, it actually does a very good job at absorbing oils on your skin, but as a girl with an oily and blemish prone t-zone, I never was that area to glow. That being said, if your skin is dry you may be able to be more liberal with your application and I would recommend trying this product. The powder really does seal in makeup while also adding brightness.
The way I’ve been using this, which works perfectly for my skin, is to only apply it to my cheeks like a highlighter. I’ve also used this to set my concealer under my eyes. It leaves a velvet-like texture on the skin that feels incredibly light and leaves a blurred veil over any fine lines or large pores. The blue hue in the compact is completely undetectable on the skin but leaves a natural radiance that I haven't seen in other products.
I think this is going to be my go-to highlight during the humid summer months.