Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Estee Lauder Re-Nutriv Ultimate Contouring Eye Lift

My list of eye 'must-have's' is getting larger and this beauty isn't helping matters.
Launching in April, Re-Nutriv Ultimate Contouring Eye Lift is one gorgeous product. Being part of the Re-Nutriv range, this is top of the line and what Lauder does best - the latest technology with the latest available high-tec ingredients.

In all honesty the press release is the usual 'extensive science and selling' and has a lot of terms like 'multi-dimensional optics' (me neither).
I prefer to ask what I always ask when I pick a product up and try it:

What is it?
A beautiful eye product for older skins. You don't need this if you're 20. If, however, your eyes have seen better days and you're the other side of 30/35, I'd be playing with this on counter when it launches.

What's in it? (and by this I mean baddies - not the goodies)
Nothing that I would normally avoid in an eye cream. No mineral oil and no bismuth oxychloride.
It does contain numerous peptides, camomile, algae, black tourmaline, pearl powder and gold - which normally I'm not that sold on in products. This however, is joyous.

What does it do?
Makes your eye area feel like you're 12 again. Smooth, soft, glowing. The only downside is that I want to apply it hourly and just stroke my orbital area. Oo-er.

How does it feel?
Gorgeous. Glorious. Expensive.
This is the key. It has a sculpted ceramic tip that stays ice cold. Always. New technology hidden somewhere in that tube keeps this almost freezing. OK it's not freezing per se, but it is wonderful when you get home, take everything off, apply this and go 'cooorrrrrrrrr'. I let a client play with this when I had it in my office and she made the 'face cream sex noise'. You know the one. That's when you know it's good.

Estee Lauder Re-Nutriv Ultimate Contouring Eye Lift launches in April and is £100, making it clearly in the 'only if you can afford it' category.

*press sample - clearly - as it's not out yet....


  1. Sounds so nice. Now i'm 30 i think i can justify that kind of money on eye cream... or i might just not tell my husband!
    Anna x

  2. Sounds fabulous... Sadly out of my price range :(

  3. I'm 25, please tell me a good eye cream to me!

  4. This sounds amazing - I'm always trying to find a good eye cream/serum. I'll check this one out!

  5. That price! But it does sound pretty incredible!


  6. I am using an eyecream at the moment but it feels like I am dragging around the eye area . I will look out for this one as it sounds a good buy.

  7. Hi Caroline,
    I'm 25 and am having trouble around my eye area it's very dull and is blue- grey in colour and the skin is very thin so concealers just emphasis the problem can you suggest an eye treatment I could try?

  8. "face cream sex noise" - I love you.

  9. Wow, that's certainly a glowing recommendation. Does it do anything besides just feel "oooooooooooooh" though? I mean for that price? I guess I would expect more than an..."eye-gasm"!

  10. Wow...sounds lovely, but that prize!!...I guess I was never more happy to be 20...

  11. The "face cream sex noise"? Oh my!

  12. just discovered this blog yesterday and have completely forgotten my fella exists whilst i work my way through the entries. brilliant. completely love the no nonsense advice although i admit to being slightly intimidated! loving the look of this eye cream but alas, i am very poor. a girl can dream though.

    hello and thank you! thank you! thank you!

  13. It's available on the Estee Lauder US website!! Might have been better not to know...

  14. Uh oh! I'm just going to HAVE to buy this, Caroline!
    Sounds like the concoction my eyes have been waiting for :)

  15. I am 43 and the Estee Lauder saleslady at the counter said I didn't need it, that it was for older women.