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Estee Lauder Courreges Lip + Cheek Ball & Iridescent Ball Highlighter

Estee Lauder Courreges Lip + Cheek BallThis post begs the question…wear makeup, or juggle it?

Just kidding. I have the sci-fi esque Estee Lauder Courreges Lip + Cheek Ball* and Iridescent Ball Highlighter* to review, both of which are cream products in ball packaging that is definitely unique in my collection (except for that eos). These limited edition products were the result of a collaboration with futuristic designer André Courrèges, and you can definitely tell.

Estee Lauder Courreges Lip + Cheek BallThe Estee Lauder Courreges Lip + Cheek Ball in Ultra Pink is housed in a silver sphere and contains a berry pink balm that is meant to serve dual duty on your lips and cheeks. It actually does a decent job on either, although it becomes slightly drying over time on my lips it gives a pink tint that lasts an hour or two and leaves behind a light stain. I prefer it on the cheeks, where it gives a very natural rosy glow, although I found it didn’t last very long (maybe five hours). This is a product that would work best on somebody with fair, dry skin and despite the balm-like consistency it is not overly shiny applied.

Estee Lauder Courreges Iridescent Ball HighlighterBecause all makeup should come store in a ball, there’s also the Estee Lauder Courreges Iridescent Ball Highlighter. This is a very interesting product to me, because I feel like it has only gotten negative reviews, but I actually quite like it. You are definitely getting more a sheer champagne-leaning sheen with a very subtle shimmer, but the end result is natural with a bit of glow, which I think is a great option if you aren’t a fan of highlighters that say HIGHLIGHT HERE. Again, also great for dry skin types, and I found it lasted longer than the blush. I do find that the white packaging looks less expensive than the mirrored ball, although they are both quite weighty, I also wish that you couldn’t see where the pan ends so visibly.

Estee Lauder Courreges Iridescent Ball Highlighter 2In the above look I’m actually only wearing four makeup products, so it was super easy to apply and even easier to touch up considering how purse-friendly the Estee Lauder Courreges Lip + Cheek Ball and Iridescent Ball Highlighter are. I’ve applied the Estee Lauder Courreges Lip + Cheek Ball to my cheeks and lips and the Iridescent Ball Highlighter basically all over (cheekbones, bridge of nose, cupid’s bow, inner corner of eye). I’m also wearing the Make Up For Ever Smoky Stretch Mascara and Stila Stay All Day Precision Glide Brow Pencil in Black (review coming). It took me about six minutes to get ready, and I love it. It would have been faster, but I’m used to lazy brows.

Estee Lauder Courreges Iridescent Ball HighlighterBoth the Estee Lauder Courreges Lip + Cheek Ball and Iridescent Ball Highlighter are very unique products with appropriately unusual packaging. These are great options for easy application and dry skin types. I do wish they were longer lasting, but I was actually quite pleased with the result when I used them and they are definitely fun and strange products to have in my collection.

Do you have your eye on any products from the Estee Lauder Courreges Collection? Of course the powder highlighter is stunning!

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