Firstly let me tell you the story...short...boring...but I'm still going to tell you.
I was having my face made up for an advertisment shoot and before the MUA put anything on my face she took out a beautiful blue bottle with a gorgeous gold pump and smoothed onto my face a pump of the contents. The first thing that hit me was the wonderful citrus smell that hit me like a ton of bricks (but in a nice way!!! if that's possible given the phrase). I LOVE LOVE LOVE citrus. It's not a sweetened version of citrus. It swings more toward lemon than an orange though :s
It was so light weight and the scent just made me so happy! I wasn't sure what it was though...a moisturizer? a base?
I felt my face afterwards and it was sooooooo soft and smooth!!!! It felt silky and perfect!
I asked her what it was since I wasn't bold enough to grab the bottle off the table to read it.
ESTEE LAUDER IDEALIST PORE MINIMIZING SKIN REFINISHER!!!!
|What the product looks like.|
|This is a sample size of the product that you can pick up at your nearest EL counter. You get quite a lot of product and it will last you long enough to fully experience the product!!|
The name explains it all.
The product is described as:
This fast-acting serum delivers our most dramatic skin resurfacing benefits-more efficiently than ever before.With Idealist, your skin looks and feels like your ideal skin:
- Pores appear 1/3 smaller-instantly.
- See a 69% reduction in the look of pores in just 4 weeks.
Unbelievably soft and smooth.
- Repairs the look of uneven skin texture, flakiness and roughness.
- Smooth it on and instantly enjoy that soft, seamless, silky feeling you love.
Incredibly clear and even-toned.
- See more clarity and luminosity.
- Gives skin an overall more even tone.
My skin honestly feels like my ideal skin. The kind of texture anyone would want. Smooth, soft and just flawless. Like the kind of sensation you get feeling the outside of NARS products but smoother!!!
The pores near my nose and on my nose did appear smaller but I wouldn't say instantly. After a few days (like 3 days) those babies shrunk or at least look significantly smaller! My pores aren't really that big though so I can't tell you whether they're getting smaller and smaller every week since they're basically invisible now.
I have combination skin but where my skin is dry....it's DRY and sometimes flaky (the tip of my nose because I rub it a lot, sides of my mouth and sometimes my cheeks). The bridge of my nose is usually oily and so is the middle of my forehead. These days I haven't gotten very oily in my T zone as much as before and my forehead has dry spots because I can't stop picking at the buttons that may pop up. Before I put on my moisturizer for the day I take a very tiny amount (a little goes a VERY long way) and just smooth it over my face but most times just my nose area, under my eyes, sides of my mouth and my forehead. There's no more flakiness when I put it on and my makeup glides on like a charm and since it eliminates any flakiness you don't have any makeup caking up by the dry spots etc. Honestly the BEST makeup application ever because it creates such a smooth canvas.
After just a few days of using it, where I applied it, my skin tone is more even, the buttons I was getting on my forehead since exams from all the stress (and the buttons weren't going away after exams) are going away and no more new ones have popped up. My skin just looks better!!
You will not stop touching your skin after you apply this. I would definitely advise you to try to get a sample at your local counter for EL or try the tester on your skin to experience it. Honestly every single girl or MUA should own it. Your skin will feel wonderful, look great (don't expect to see drastic results in a few days...everyone's skin will take different lengths of time for you to see the results fully) and I believe most girls will love the smell and the way their makeup goes on afterwards. You will never go back.
The only downside to the product is that it's quite pricey!
$600ttd for a 50ml and over $1000ttd for 100ml.
$73usd for 50ml (1.7oz) and $120usd for 100ml (3.4oz).
£52 for 50ml and £104 to £126 for 100ml.