The best Estée Lauder products of all time, according to beauty editors
Starting out with just four skincare products, Estée Lauder now boasts a suite of prestige skincare, makeup and fragrance - not to mention arguably one of the world’s most loyal fan bases! And for good reason – their formulas pack some serious power.
The beautyheaven team has rounded up their favourite products of all time. From beloved classics to ground-breaking more recent additions, we present to you our Estée Lauder Hall of Fame.
Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II (ANR) – bh’s Tracy
As a beauty editor for more than 20 years, I’ve seen hundreds of serums come and go. The fact that this little brown bottle is still a top-seller since it first launched in the early 80’s speaks volumes about its performance. Although it’s designed to help skin repair itself while you sleep, those of us in the know have been using its hyaluronic-rich, skin-plumping powers for years to get a dewy, youthful glow during the day as well. With an oil-free texture, it sits beautifully underneath foundation | Shop now.
Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick in Neon Azalea – bh’s Sarah
Those who know me, know that I am never without my signature bright pink pout. It’s fresh, fun and works seamlessly with my dewy foundation finish and a slick of mascara. I am all about matte lip colours at the moment, and this one has become a firm favourite. It glides on beautifully, stays put and doesn’t crumble like some matte lippies can do. The shape of the bullet also means you can apply it without a mirror – great for when I’m on the run | Shop now
Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Supercharged Complex Synchronized Recovery – bh’s Megan
I’ve never fallen in love with an eye cream before, even though I’ve persevered with using them, as they were always too thick and creamy. That is until I met the ANR eye cream! What I instantly loved about this one was the watery gel feel - it glides over skin rather than dragging and feels like a cool drink of water for your under-eyes, particularly refreshing when your skin is feeling over-taxed and exhausted. Don’t believe me? Well, the proof is in the pudding! After applying the night before, my under eyes look noticeably refreshed and revived when I wake up in the morning. It also has antioxidant ingredients to protect skin from blue light damage I’m no doubt inflicting upon myself when I lie in bed at night scrolling through Instagram. I’m onto my third pot now and I can’t see the love affair waning anytime soon!
Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup – bh’s Amy
This is my Holy Grail foundation. No two ways about it. I love a liquid formulation and definitely err on the side of fuller coverage most days. Although it covers up everything I want it too, Double Wear never feels too heavy or looks too cakey and I can rest assured that once it’s on, it’s on. No touch ups required.
Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Concentrated Eye Mask – bh’s Erin
For some reason, regardless of how much shut-eye I get, my eyes are really prone to puffiness. I’ve tried it all - chilled teabags, cool cucumber slices, iced compresses, a myriad of eye creams – you name it, and I’ve tried it. The only remedy that makes an instant and visible difference is these eye masks. On application, my eyes feel immediately soothed - I keep mine in the fridge to up the cooling sensation. What I love about these compared to other eye masks I’ve tried, is the amount of serum in the pads! They’re literally soaked in hydrating serum, which my tired eyes just drink up | Shop now
Estée Lauder Double Wear Nude Water Fresh Makeup SPF 25 – bh’s Lucy
I wear minimal makeup during the day but if I have a big event and need extra – but still light – coverage, I opt for Estée Lauder Double Wear Nude Water Fresh Foundation. The extremely light and fluid formula blends flawlessly into skin with fingers to create a smooth finish with a little extra coverage, but is also a great one to apply with a damp makeup sponge if you’re after a more sheer finish. I love that this foundation goes on lightly but can easily be built up if you’re having a bad skin day. Plus, it keeps away the shine while still leaving skin looking glowy and hydrated | Shop now
Estée Lauder Advanced Night Micro Cleansing Balm - bh's Phoebe
I'm a huge advocate for double-cleansing but recently my enthusiasm has waned. Micellar on a cotton pad? Meh. Call it summertime laziness but even makeup remover wipes are suddenly too hard basket. Enter my fave Estee Lauder Advanced Night Micro Cleansing Balm, which I’ve now thankfully topped up on. It transforms from a solid balm to a silky cleansing oil when massaged into the skin, literally melting off makeup. It makes the whole cleansing ritual luxurious and not feel like work. Game-changer | Shop now