Estee Lauder Heat Wave Illuminating Powder Gelee Review & Swatches

01/07

Estee Lauder Heat Wave Illuminating Powder Gelee
Estee Lauder Heat Wave Illuminating Powder Gelee
Estee Lauder Heat Wave Illuminating Powder Gelee
Estee Lauder Heat Wave Illuminating Powder Gelee
Estee Lauder Heat Wave Illuminating Powder Gelee
Estee Lauder Heat Wave Illuminating Powder Gelee
Estee Lauder Heat Wave Illuminating Powder Gelee
Estee Lauder Heat Wave Illuminating Powder Gelee
Estee Lauder Heat Wave Illuminating Powder Gelee
Estee Lauder Heat Wave Illuminating Powder Gelee
Estee Lauder Heat Wave Illuminating Powder Gelee
Estee Lauder Heat Wave Illuminating Powder Gelee
Estee Lauder Heat Wave Illuminating Powder Gelee
Estee Lauder Heat Wave Illuminating Powder Gelee
Estee Lauder Heat Wave Illuminating Powder Gelee
Estee Lauder Heat Wave Illuminating Powder Gelee
Estee Lauder Heat Wave Illuminating Powder Gelee
Estee Lauder Heat Wave Illuminating Powder Gelee
Estee Lauder Heat Wave Illuminating Powder Gelee
Estee Lauder Heat Wave Illuminating Powder Gelee
Estee Lauder Heat Wave Illuminating Powder Gelee

Heat Wave

Estee Lauder Heat Wave Illuminating Powder Gelee ($47.00 for 0.24 oz.) is a light-medium gold with warm, yellow undertones and a metallic sheen. It had a smooth, dense consistency that felt firmer but not in a stiff way, though you’ll want to use a moderately dense highlighting brush to achieve even application as I found very feathery brushes did not pick up product as well. (I find that this type of formula, which feels like a smoother, more refined baked powder, often describe as a hybrid formula, has this denseness/firmness.) The highlighter blended out nicely and didn’t emphasize my skin’s natural texture while still adding a lot of shine. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me before fading noticeably. This shade’s “pink” rings seemed to dissipate after a use (swatched, applied, and tested after removing possible overlay/overspray).

Ingredients

Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, C12-20 Acid PEG-8 Ester, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Squalane, Glycerin, Tocopherol, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Dicalcium Phosphate, Tin Oxide, Silica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Polysorbate 80, Caprylyl Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Isostearyl Alcohol, Acrylates/Octylacrylamide Copolymer, Fragrance (Parfum), Benzyl Salicylate, Linalool, Limonene, Eugenol, Benzyl Alcohol, Geraniol, Hexyl Cinnamal, BHT, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Blue 1 (CI 42090), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Carmine (CI 75470), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140)].

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Too Faced Born This Way Foundation
  • Hourglass Soft Light Ambient Lighting Powder
On eyes:
  • Ciate Burnt Eyeshadow Palette
  • Urban Decay Overdrive 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil
On lips:
  • Giorgio Armani Diva Rouge d'Armani Matte

About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Yes, it’s the same type of formula – also commarable to NARS Dual Intensity, MAC Extra Dimension, MUFE’s powder highlighters, etc. etc.

Almost too pretty to put ones brush to it! But, I would. I do have some of the listed dupes, MAC Whisper Of Gilt, ABH 143, yet I still want this! Haaalp!

Here I go being a hypercorrective B** . I think the name of the Product is EL Bronze Goddess IPG. Heat Wave is the second of three three shades that you have reviewed. I got cued in, when the pix did not match. The photo below is from an earlier issue, I believe. All 3 current ones have the imprint in the big photo. The sunburst design belongs with the earlier product. Someone on your team goofed with the database mgt. It’s a very pretty embossing treatment and a lovely shade. I debated on not mentioning this, but I know you value accuracy.

It’s the same product / formula. They just changed the design each time they’ve re-released Heat Wave, and the photo sets and stays set unless I manually set the featured image. There’s nobody goofing or making mistakes other than me, just FYI, so those are always my fault… however, I don’t separate out editions if it’s the same formula – hope that helps!

Yes, they’ve been released as part of the Bronze Goddess collection the past! It’s unclear whether the most recently iteration is going to be permanent since it is a bit off-season for Bronze Goddess (the summer launch).

Oh I can’t wait to get my hands on this!! (even if its dupable I’m a sucker for pretty new releases like this)… do you have idea when it would be available in Australia??

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