Let’s face it, most girls love make up.

It starts when we’re little, wanting to play in mom’s make-up drawer with red lipstick and rouge (does anyone even still say ‘rouge’ anymore?).

It continues with battles in junior high over ‘How young is too young’ to start wearing make-up.

And of course, it continues into adulthood when we’re always on the hunt for that life-changing, revolutionary color that will complete our make-up tool kit.

Truth be told, I could have easily spent my part-time college paycheck on beauty finds back in the day, but as I’ve grown older and wiser, I’ve discovered the secret to making my beauty dollars stretch: “Gift with Purchase”.

That’s right, I love when I can walk to my favorite beauty counter to pick up what I need and I walk away with a new makeup bag filled everything I need to put on the perfect face in the morning.

I used to think drugstore cosmetics were the way to go because of the price, but inevitably I’d end up spending more money because I couldn’t actually try those products on before I purchased them.

Once I realized I could sit down with a professional makeup artist at Macy’s and receive a free, customized consultation to find not only my perfect makeup colors but also receive great skin care tips and tricks, I was sold.

This time of year is the perfect time to give your beauty routine a refresh since the holidays are right around the corner. Obviously, Estée Lauder thinks the same way I do because right now they’re offering their Estée Lauder Fall 2016 Blockbuster Collection.


This 29 piece set (valued at $385) is only $62 with any Estée Lauder purchase (while supplies last).

Check out the details on each of the products included in this amazing beauty buy:

You also get to choose your Pure Color Envy Makeup Collection in Modern Nudes or Smoky Noir.
The Smoky Noir collection includes:

* 16 Pure Color Envy Smoky Noir Eyeshadows:
Untamed Teal #1; Currant Desire #2; Quiet Plus; Audacious Nude; Untamed Teal #3; Captivating Cocoa #4; Rebel Metal; Untamed Teal #5 Dark Ego #1; Currant Desire #3; Captivating Cocoa #1; Strong Currant; Fiery Saffron #5; Currant Desire #4; Ominous; Savage Storm #5
* 3 Blush Shades in Luminizer, Rosy Glow & Sculpting Bronzer
* 2 Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipsticks in 450 Insolent Plum & 410 Dynamic
* 2 Pure Color Envy Lipgloss in 440 Berry Provocative & 430 Plum Jealousy

The Modern Nudes Collection includes:

* 16 Pure Color Envy Modern Nudes Eyeshadows:
Untamed Teal #1; Quiet Plus,Magnetic Rose; Fiery Saffron #4; Silver Edge; Decadent Copper; Fierce Sable; Fiery Saffron #1 Provocative Petal #1; Fiery Saffron #5; Savage Storm #3; Infamous Sky #4; Captivating Cocoa #2; Untamed Teal #5; Rebel Metal #5; Envious Orchid #5
* 3 Blush Shades in Luminizer, Peach Passion & Sculpting Bronzer
* 2 Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipsticks in 370 Carnal & 440 Irresistible
* 2 Pure Color Envy Lipgloss in 330 Red Extrovert & 120 Intense Spice


A beauty offer this good won’t last long and I don’t want you to miss the opportunity to refresh your look before all those fabulous holiday parties coming up. Which collection would you choose?