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I dunno what’s in the water in the fashion capitals of the world, but the Fall 2013 collections have been uniformly heinous. Girl, you know it’s a bad season when I hate the Tom Ford collection. I never hate Tom Ford. Prada wasn’t quite as offensive, but there was plenty to hate there too even when keeping the eye within the confines of Miuccia’s quirky-frump-fugsex aesthetic.
After a hot and cold month with Estee Lauder Idealist Even Skintone Illuminator, it’s now time for the final verdict. The serum possesses a few above average qualities. First, as skeptical as I was, I do perceive a subtle improvement in hyper-pigmentation. Spots don’t vanish, but they do fade and lighten. Not a fan of makeup? Listen up; you might enjoy this as a daily product to brighten the face without cosmetics. Idealist does provide a subtle glow.
As mentioned previously, this product doesn’t play well with others. It tends to seize up when layered. Also, the serum doesn’t deliver major results and doesn’t perform in a truly active fashion. For the purists who insist upon a letter grade, I’m feeling generous, so I’ll give it a B-. It won’t be a repeat purchase.
You must be thinking “what else could this bitch possibly say about this GD serum?” Would you be surprised if I told you I indeed had more insights to share? Not unless this is your first day joining us, in which case, welcome. Estee Lauder Even Skintone Illuminator doesn’t play particularly well with other products. If this lightweight gliding lotion provides enough moisture for you under your make-up, then you may like it just fine. Add a deeper emollient over top and the pilling commences. This mica-infused light reflector gums up into little balls. File pilling products under major beauty pet peeve. By week three, I should be seeing maximum results, but instead I haven’t noticed any additional lightening in hyper-pigmentation. The Demeter Clarc beauty-meter is tipping towards disappointment, but we’ll give Idealist Even Skintone Illuminator its fourth week to win us over.
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