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Estēe Lauder Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening Powder Makeup Review + Swatches

Here's a review on Estēe Lauder Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening Powder Makeup.

Price: P2,500.00
Bought From: Free
Other Locations: Available in all Estēe Lauder Essences Powerplant Mall; Rustan's Makati; Rustan's Shangri-La Mall


The warm time of the year is finally here and you might be looking for an everyday powder foundation that's so fresh, breathable, and lightweight on the skin, yet covers and stays put like a PRO product. I've found the perfect candidate and that's Estēe Lauder's Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening Powder. Not only does it feel so fresh and light as a feather, it makes skin look glowing and healthy too!


Crescent White is the newest brightening skin care and makeup line by Estēe Lauder. It claims to work with your body's Circadian Rhythm and promises 'round the clock brightening and protection from darkening with Light Cycle QD Complex, Molasses, Baicalin, Licorice, Vitamin C, and Sea Fern. The makeup products of this range are this powder and Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening BB Creme SPF 50 PA++++ and Brightening Balm.

Product comes in a luxe, square compact.

More about this lightweight, versatile powder foundation after the cut. :)

This powder only comes in one shade, if I'm not mistaken. It's a very fair beige with a light yellow undertone, which makes it suitable even for those with Pink or Olive undertones and gives the skin a brightening effect.

The powder has this super sheer, tropical climate- friendly texture, but coverage is surprisingly good-this is why Estēe Lauder is not considered as one of the masters of face bases for nothing! It spreads evenly, has a skin- like finish, and feels literally weightless! Too bad it's too light for my skin tone! 

The sponge that comes with it is super smooth and flexible-it actually feels like marshmallow! :D


Two layers of the powder

Okay, let's get over the fact that it's light for my skin tone for a while and focus on the nice, brightening effect of the powder-it's like it has its own built-in highlighter, plus it smoothed my skin's texture as well. This powder is charged with skin brightening ingredients so it's best for you if you want makeup that acts like skin care too.

Staying power is good: It stays intact for about 4 hours before oil begins to seep through my T-Zone. However, I don't feel that this powder-based on the sheerness of the texture and fineness of the pigments-can control oil well on extremely oily skin and cover really dark marks.

This powder, aside from being an overall face base, can be used as a highlighter, eyeshadow, brightening veil, and setting powder for liquid bases too.

I really like this powder, but sadly, it's just too light on me. At least I've found other uses for it so it's a happy ending for the two of us after all. If I had fair skin, I'd repurchase this powder just because it gives me luminous and well- rested skin in just a few swipes-perfect for those days when my skin won't cooperate and my gosh, it's sooo lightweight! This product will suit semi- dry, normal, and combination oily-normal skin types.


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13 Lovely Thoughts

  1. I think I want to give this as a gift to my mom this coming Mother's Day. (^...^) But it's too expensive...huhu.. wish I have a high-paying Job. (-_-")

  2. You always look fresh! :D

  3. Great review and product! I like that it has a brightening effect and lightweight, I think it will suit my face but its pricey for me. I need to save up for this one.

  4. I am not a make up junkee but honestly this suits you well and seems a good product too. A little bit pricey but for sure it's worth to buy. Stay pretty! :)

  5. I've always wanted to try estee lauder but I find it too expensive for my budget on beauty products. This product seems great since it already has brightening properties plus SPF 50 already! I think this would be a good investment once I have enough money saved for this. =)

  6. It's pretty light nga for you. Sayang. :/ But still, it has other purposes. I like how the packaging looks like. Para siyang small clutch. Ang ganda. Though of course it's from Estee Lauder, may kamahalan. Haha. Love that it has a big mirror too! :D

  7. WOW! I like how fresh it made you look. what more pa kaya if you had the right shade no? it truly is an investment an expensive one at that but kita naman sa results.

  8. I agree with the others! This product seems perfect for you! :) I also have morena skin like yours! Hope I'll get the chance to try this one! Although it is pricey! :)

  9. The packaging is looking a little more Korean to me. It reminds me a little of Laneige, actually.

  10. Ive been wanting to try this for the longest time. For the price hope it is comparable to the Shiseido one. If this one feels lighter then this should be better. But i still have like 3 compacts to go so this will be going into the list of products to try out in the future.

  11. Estee Lauder! Hmmm too pricey for me though. I'd rather splurge on lipsticks like Guerlain. :)

  12. Thanks for the insights, ladies :)


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