Estee Lauder Crescent White Hydra Bright Essence Makeup

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Ah makeup, makeup, makeup. Can’t live without ‘em. And definitely cannot live without any foundation! 

I’m a fan of lightweight liquid foundation. I prefer texture and viscosity that feel like it’s just “second skin”. I tested this foundation in one of the retail shops (oh my, I can’t believe that I can’t remember where exactly did I buy this) and I really liked how water-like it was. So I bought one (hmmm, probably in Sephora, Aeon, Isetan, Metrojaya…). 

I’ve been using this for more than a month now and I’m enjoying how easy it is to blend and spread on the face. I normally apply it using wet beauty sponge and it easily gets absorbed by the skin. However, if you prefer full coverage, this might be a bit light for you. Although it says that coverage is from medium to full, I find that it might be light if there are dark spots that you want to blur. I do apply concealer before this foundation to even out some spots. 


Estee Lauder Crescent White Hydra-Bright Essence Makeup
SPF30 / PA++
How much: RM205 / 30ml 
My shade: 1C0 Cool Porcelain

Made in Belgium. Use within 24 months after opening.
Created for and tested on Asian skin in Asia.

It comes in a plastic bottle with frosted finish, looks like frosted glass until you touch it. The cap serves as dropper so you can dispense the liquid in controlled amount. 


Here’s a closer look at the dropper

Look at those drops. Aren’t they pretty to look at?

My steps on how to apply this foundation:
1. Cleanse your face and neck. Pat dry.
2. Apply your usual skincare products: toner, essence, moisturiser and eye cream. 
3. Apply your makeup base. 
4. Based on your preference and need, apply concealer on target areas of your face. 
5. Dispense 2-3 drops of Crescent White Hydra Bright Essence Makeup on your palm.  
6. Using a beauty sponge, dab the foundation onto your face up to jawline and neck. Blend in circular motions until even. 
7. If needed, dispense another 1-2 drops and apply on selected areas. 
8. Finish with translucent or face powder. 

Throughout the day, this foundation feels great on the skin. No caking. My skin feels moisturised and I do notice slight brightening of some spots over the past weeks. It’s not massive impact but the foundation does function as makeup and skincare at the same time. Works great for me. 

It seems though that it’s not easy to find this specific product online except Amazon. I’m not sure if it’s still available in major retail stores but if in case you are looking for it, Amazon might be able to ship it to Malaysia. 


About Estee Lauder Crescent White Hydra Bright Essence Makeup 
(try to say that in 3 seconds, quite a mouthful of a product name)  

Every drop of this light-filled liquid foundation is fortified with skin-pampering, cooling hydration to plump skin, enhancing its luminosity. Advanced optics instantly blur and minimize uneven skin tones, dullness, fine lines, pores and dark spots. The result? A smooth flawless finish that seems one with your skin, glowing from within. Contains key actives that complement the Light Cycle Complex in the Crescent White skincare products. Medium to full coverage. Oil-free. Fragrance-free. Dermatologist tested. 

  • A brightening, fluid foundation with high UV protection 
  • Gives medium to full coverage to even out skin tone 
  • Instantly hides fine lines, pores & dark spots for a flawless complexion 
  • Delivers a luminous finish to refresh dull skin 
  • Enriched with cooling hydration to plump skin 
  • Boosts skin radiance & smoothness
  • Smooth on this luxuriously sheer, fluid base to help instantly correct and minimize dull, sallow tones and dark spots with advanced optics and skin-brightening lavender pigments
  • The luxuriously lightweight formula primes skin so effectively, makeup glides on effortlessly, blends smoothly and looks flawlessly fresh

For optimum performance, prime with Brightening Makeup Base. 
Shake well before use. 

Other available shades:
  • 1C0 Cool Porcelain
  • 2C0 Cool Vanilla
  • 3C0 Cool Cream
  • 4C0 Cool Cashmere
  • 1W0 Warm Porcelain
  • 2W0 Warm Vanilla
  • 3W0 Warm Cream
  • 3W1 Tawny

For more Crescent White products, you can check Estee Lauder site 

Estee Lauder Nutritious 2-in-1 Foam Cleanser

Wouldn’t it be great if your skincare works like healthy food for your skin? 


I’ve recently posted about cleansing and I admit that I love several cleansers from different brands. When I shopped for an Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair and a Nutritious Night Creme a few months ago, I was elated to receive travel size items that consisted of a Nutritious Foam Cleanser, Energy Lotion, Moisture Creme and an Eye Cream. Although I don’t immediately use travel size beauty products, I definitely bring them with me when I need to spend a night or two outside of home. 



I went to Ipoh with my husband and son a few days ago and was just delighted to bring the Estee Lauder Radiant Vitality 2-in-1 Foam Cleanser. Why is it 2-in-1? It works as a cleanser and can be used as a mask when you want or need to. Use it as a cleanser on a daily basis and use it as a mask once a week. As a mask, simply leave it on for 2 – 3 minutes then rinse off. 


The Nutritious Foam Cleanser is formulated with Pomegranate Nectar Infusion. This 2-in-1 cleanser is the first step in the Nutritious regimen. It has a white cream color and has a very lovely scent, somewhat delicious maybe because of its pomegranate ingredient.  


Me in my messy, just-woke-up look

I love the texture of my face right after using it. There’s no drying feeling, my face feels fresh and smooth. 

I’m delighted by brands that use super foods in skincare products. It somehow shows commitment to healthier skin by using incredibly powerful food. 

Did you know that:
Pomegranate has superb anti-oxidant properties that make it a powerful anti-aging ingredient?
Pomegranate oil penetrates deeply into our skin which makes it good in treating dry skin?
Pomegranate has sun protective compounds that protect the skin against sun damage?
Pomegranate is considered a ‘superfood’?


Yes, I definitely recommend Estee Lauder Nutritious Foam Cleanser as a must-try product. It is a great cleanser that contains anti-aging properties and assists in repairing sun damage. With a superfood ingredient, this cleanser is a healthy option to daily cleansing! 

Embracing the philosophy “Every Woman Can Be Beautiful,” Estée Lauder believes every woman can achieve radiant, healthy-looking skin. In support of this philosophy, Estée Lauder launched Nutritious in 2007, harnessing the benefits of the Pomegranate, which is loaded with skin-boosting nutrients and potent anti-oxidants. Now, Estée Lauder elevates the Pomegranate to the next level with NEW Nutritious Collection powered by the proprietary NEW Pomegranate Nectar Infusion. Recharging the look of skin with a daily dose of powerful vita-nutrients, moisture and energy, this new collection helps to reveal a virtual “post-exercise” glow. Almost like a “superfood” for skin, the collection features a highly potent Pomegranate Nectar Infusion combines a blend of bio-converted Pomegranate and anti-oxidant-rich super berries, and helps detoxify irritants, neutralize free radicals, and infuse skin with energy and vital nutrients. A total approach to beauty, Nutritious Radiant Vitality 2-in-1 Foam Cleanser, Energy Lotion in Intense Moist and Fresh Moist, Essence Oil and 2-Step Treatment give skin a new look of active, radiant health.

To make the redness of this blog even more interesting, I’m sharing this photo showing the pretty red chairs in the hotel’s lounge in Ipoh…


And my naughty son on the red chair…

Estēe Lauder Advanced Night Repair – Change your Skin every Night

This is one of those very rare instances that I’d have to say that advertising convinced me to purchase a beauty product. I’m the type who would normally go around the beauty shop, try items here and there then only make the decision to buy. But for once, after seeing ads continuously, reading good reviews online, I decided to finally give this popular product a shot. 

A few years back when I was working for a company located along Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, I walk around Sogo department store from Mondays to Fridays during lunchtime. It’s actually quite nice to shop at Sogo because they have practically everything that I look for: baby clothes, baby shoes, milk powder, office clothes, shoes, cosmetics, stationeries and more. Sogo probably has the widest baby and kids section in 1 floor within Kuala Lumpur. 

And so one Saturday afternoon, I went shopping again at Sogo KL. I excitedly visited the Estee Lauder counter and checked out the available gift sets. What did I want to get? The Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II and a night cream for my mother-in-law. I’ve been seeing ads of the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair for years. So when aging seemed to catch up with my skin (fine lines, uneven skin tone, noticeable pores, dull appearance, roughness), I knew I had to crank up my skincare regimen with a powerful anti-aging serum. And what do you know; those 2-page spreads on magazines caught me. I also did some research online from customers/ bloggers who have tried the product and, yes, I’m convinced. 

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair 

I’ve been using the product for 3 weeks now and I’m very happy with the improvement on my skin. It’s true that I wake up to better skin every morning. The most evident change I’ve felt was the ease of makeup application on a smoother skin. I used to apply several layers of cosmetics on my face before going to work but now I can get away with skipping one or two when I’m in a hurry. I even apply thinner liquid foundation because of more even skin tone. 

I guess one of the great things with this product is that I only need to apply it in the evening and yet I get wonderful benefits. Like what the brand says, this is ‘The power to change your skin – every night!” I only use between 2-3 drops all over my face, using my middle and ring fingers, and I’m sure this 50ml will last for more than 3 months. 

The power to change your skin — every night!

The science behind this popular product is based on 2 discoveries: 1) purification and, 2) Lack of Sleep Accelerates the Look of Aging. 

What the brand says:

Estee Lauder scientists were among the first to understand a critical nighttime cellular repair, Catabolysis, and determined that this natural purification process peaks in cells at night and is pivotal to skin’s natural repair. This led our scientists to develop a breakthrough technology, ChronoluxCBTM. 

Skin renewal expert Estee Lauder collaborated with sleep experts from Case Western Reserve University, a world-renowned centre of excellence in dermatological research. The result was lack of sleep not only causes visible signs of aging but also affects skin’s natural repair processes. The study showed that, for the first time, that lack of sleep can accelerate visible signs of skin aging. 

Poor quality of sleep is associated with:

  • Acceleration of fine lines
  • Increased vulnerability to dryness and dehydration
  • Uneven skin tone 

With Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair, say good night to:

  • Lines and wrinkles
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Tired looking skin
  • Loss of elasticity
  • Rough, dry skin
  • Enlarged pores
  • Dullness 

And say good morning to:

  • Firmness and elasticity
  • Youthful-looking skin
  • Translucent radiance
  • Even skin toneHydrated skin
  • Fine softness
  • Suppleness  

I am guilty of not having sufficient sleep almost daily. I sleep past midnight and get up at 6:15am. Not easy to sleep early when your child sleeps late. But with the product claims of this Estee Lauder product, I am hopefully on my way to continuously improving skin. 

I also got the Estee Lauder Nutritious Night Vita-Mineral Intense Nourishing Crème for my mother-in-law. I truly believe that everyone should recharge their evening skincare regimen since this is the time when our skin rejuvenates itself. 

Estee Lauder Nutritious Night Creme 

Estee Lauder was selling the Advanced Night Repair Serum and Nutritious Night Crème in a set that comes with free 4 minis. So here’s all that I got that day:   

Estee Lauder ANR and Nutritious Night Creme with 4 free minis

These are the 4 minis in the set – 30ml Nutritious Foam Cleanser, 30ml Nutritious Energy Lotion, 15ml Nutritious Day Cream and 5ml Advanced Night Repair Eye.  Great value gifts with the set!  

Estee Lauder minis 

My beauty loot:

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair – RM350 for 50ml

Estee Lauder Nutritious Night Crème – RM240 for 50ml

FREE items – 4 minis as mentioned above

RM50 cosmetic voucher from Sogo (valid for Sogo card members – RM10 for every RM100 spent at the Beauty Hall) 

Yes, I got a RM50 voucher from this loot. I’ll share a short blog later on about how I wisely spent this RM50 Sogo voucher!