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Old 09-24-2011, 09:51 AM
 
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Estee Lauder beauty products are expensive. Are they really better quality than the department store or Sephora or Ulta? I want to purchase the Even Skin Serum and the Pore Minimizing Re finisher.
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Old 09-24-2011, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Coachella Valley, California
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I use the pore minimizer and even skintone illuminator together every day, and I really like them. I generally use all MAC products, but I tried these two products and found them to be better than the equivalent MAC products. They are expensive, but they last a long time because you use so little of the product. I would recommend these two products.
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Old 09-24-2011, 08:15 PM
 
Location: In a house
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MAC is an Estee Lauder owned brand (as is Bobbi Brown). I used to use Estee Lauder stuff, but finally realized the reason I kept having asthma attacks was because I was reacting to the synthetic perfumes they load into their brand products. Their less-synthetic line, Origins, is much kinder to my lungs.

I generally have to avoid the Estee Lauder counter at the department stores, because even their sales people have their perfumes reeking from their skin. It's not nearly as bad as the Chanel counter or the actual perfume counters, but wow - it can get pretty wheezy for anyone who's sensitive.

As for quality, I've found some of it to be mostly just hype and expensive packaging, and some to be worthwhile and very functional. It seems to be hit or miss. These days I stick mostly with Origins, and sometimes pick up a cleansing milk from Clarins because it's extremely gentle, and doesn't sting my eyes or make my face feel like it's stretched tight like a rubber band over cardboard.
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Old 09-25-2011, 05:48 AM
 
Location: Greater Greenville, SC
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I've been using Estee Lauder's Idealist pore minimizing skin refresher serum and the Resilience Lift Extreme moisturizer for several years now. I agree that it's quite expensive, but it works for me, and I think it's worth the extra money as it does last a long time and makes my skin feel and look great. I don't skimp on that or my hair but cut back elsewhere as need be.
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Old 09-25-2011, 12:34 PM
 
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I use the pore minimizer and even skintone illuminator together every day, and I really like them. I generally use all MAC products, but I tried these two products and found them to be better than the equivalent MAC products. They are expensive, but they last a long time because you use so little of the product. I would recommend these two products.
How long does it take to get result? Do you have to continue to use it?
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Old 10-03-2011, 07:37 AM
 
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Do yourself a favor. Start purchasing Dr. Hauschka or Annemarie Borlind products. They use natural ingredients as opposed to these companies that load their cosmetics up with chemicals. Once you use these, you will never go back.

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Old 10-10-2011, 06:01 AM
 
Location: between now and then
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These days I stick mostly with Origins, and sometimes pick up a cleansing milk from Clarins because it's extremely gentle, and doesn't sting my eyes or make my face feel like it's stretched tight like a rubber band over cardboard.
I used Estee before, but a friend of mine who worked for Clarins converted me. They do use plants only, said she. I like Clarins, but they have very few selection. So I think I'll be playing the field now
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