You know when your Mum gets a Christmas present so nice you want to snatch it out of her hands and yell "MY PRECIOUS" in a Gollum from Lord of the Rings creepy voice?  Yep that happened to me this year.  The present in question was the Estée Lauder Blockbuster 2014 Christmas Gift Set.  Now I love Estée Lauder, I have done since I was about fifteen so this to me was heaven! Just have a look at everything you get in this gorgeous  kit.

Estee Lauder Blockbuster 2014 gift set

It includes:

  • Three lip glosses
  • Deluxe Pure Colour Eye and cheek Palette (12 eyeshadows and 2 blushers)
  • Deluxe Pure Colour gloss palette (x 3)
  • Pure Colour long lasting lipstick (x 3)
  • Pure Colour Eyeliner
  • Sumptuous Extreme lash multiplying volume mascara
  • Pure Colour nail Lacquer
  • Gentle eye makeup remover
  • Advanced night repair
  • Revitalising supreme global anti ageing creme
  • Modern Muse eau de parfumerie
  • Train case - makeup bag in gold croc style
  • Companion case - vanity case in Navy blue with zip

Estee Lauder Blockbuster 2014 gift set

You could technically cull most of your make up and start again with all these new products.  Of course you won't because a girl can never have too much make up!  Plus what this set doesn't include is any base products.  So no Foundation and no Face powder.  But I guess you can't have everything in life and besides I would feel like I was betraying Dior Star who blesses my skin daily.

Have a closer look at some of the products you get courtesy of Estée Lauder.

Macara from the Estee Lauder Blockbuster 2014 gift set

Lipsticks from the Estee Lauder Blockbuster 2014 gift set

Eye palette from the Estee Lauder Blockbuster 2014 gift set

Skincare from the Estee Lauder Blockbuster 2014 gift set

I'm going to do individual reviews on some of my favourite products included (and those you can buy individually at Estée Lauder counters) as otherwise this would be one hell of a long blog post!  But for now have a look at the overall look of me basically throwing it all on my face.

Picture of me wearing the make up from the Estee Lauder Blockbuster 2014 gift set

Picture of me wearing the make up from the Estee Lauder Blockbuster 2014 gift set

Picture of me wearing the make up from the Estee Lauder Blockbuster 2014 gift set

This set makes the perfect everyday make up look.  Nothing is too garish and you can create the natural look without putting too much effort into it (as let's be honest the natural look is usually anything but easy to achieve!).  I'm usually a bit sceptical when it comes to these make up sets at Christmas.  Brands tend to bulk them out with a few rubbishy products but  Estée Lauder haven't done this.  It would be a great starter pack for anyone who is a little unsure on how to use make up as there isn't much you could do to go wrong with the colours included.  No clown look here.  The overall look is pretty classy and gives your face a lovely refreshed look (just what you need after New Years Eve!).  Although I would say you would have to build up the colours of the eyeshadows for an evening look and the lipsticks are probably too subtle for anything but a day look.  Also don't bother with the brushes, you'll need to invest in your own as these are just token brushes really.

You can only buy this product if you buy something else, usually it's a bottle of perfume.  But I think it's definitely worth it...after all if you have to treat yourself to a perfume that can't be a bad thing right? Apparently there's a few of these left in the shops so be quick if you want one as I'm sure they'll be gone soon!

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