We always want what we don’t have. Isn’t that the way life is? I spent the first 26 years of my life dreaming of a “thinner” face, but when I finally lost a bunch of weight at the age of 27, the fear of losing all that precious collagen in the apples of my cheeks started creeping up on me. I went from trying to make my face appear slimmer in photos to avoiding being photographed at certain angles so that my face wouldn’t look too saggy, thin, and just a little miserable. My sinking nasolabial folds bothered me. Retinol helps but it won’t give my face the volume it used to have.
If firmness, volume, and a wonderful boost of moisture is what you are looking for, the new *Estee Lauder New Dimension Shape + Fill Expert Serum is for you.
Estee Lauder New Dimension is Estee Lauder’s solution for everyone who desires a more “shapely” face. Besides the Shape + Fill Serum, there is the Expert Liquid Tape as well as two contouring palettes (face/eye). It promises more defined-looking facial contours as well as lifted cheeks and jawline in merely two weeks. The majority of the ingredient list is filled with plant extracts (for boosting collagen production and anti-oxidant properties). One of the most interesting things is this serum in no way advertises itself as an “anti-aging” one. In other words, while you probably don’t need it if you are 18, you should totally feel free to go for it when you notice a loss of firmness/volume regardless of your age.
Estee Lauder New Dimension Shape + Fill Expert Serum is housed in a blue/silver bottle with an airless pump. Packaging just doesn’t get better than this when it comes to being hygienic and keeping all the anti-oxidants intact! The lightly-scented formula has the consistency of a gel. It is by far the most moisturizing serum I have tried!
I have been using Estee Lauder Shape + Fill Expert Serum for a month now following the instructions (two pumps following the facial contours. I also apply on my neck). Back when it was very warm, I preferred to keep it for nighttime. Now that autumn has officially fallen upon us, I can use it twice a day. At night I usually layer it on top of Advanced Night Repair. Quick heads-up: Estee Lauder states this serum is not meant for the eye area, but I have been sneakily using it around my eyes without any problems.
Besides an instant visible surge of moisture and radiance, Estee Lauder New Dimension Shape + Fill Expert Serum really has filled and lifted my cheeks. My skin is smoother, firmer, bouncier, more resilient, and comfortably moisturized. I know that I will appreciate it even more as the weather gets colder, since it seems to be rich enough to feel soothing, but not so rich that it makes my skin grease up or break out. Better skin also means foundation goes on more easily and looks prettier. Call me vain, but this makes me really happy!
In terms of facial contours, I have spotted the biggest difference around my cheeks. This serum just fills them out, and my nasolabial folds are also plumped up. I largely stopped using retinol/AHA products over the past month to make sure I can evaluate this in a fair manner, and I have been truly impressed!
Overall, I would recommend Estee Lauder New Dimension Shape + Fill Expert Serum to anyone who wants to see an improvement in firmness, radiance, and volume. I’d say it’s meant for all skin types, but drier/dehydrated skin will appreciate this even more (if yours leans oily, start with using this at night and see where it goes). I know I will continue to enjoy plumper skin and happy cheeks thanks to Estee Lauder!
Have you noticed any changes in your skin recently? I should probably write a post about it, but mine is definitely not as oily as it was before. My skincare routine and makeup preferences have somehow changed as a result. I never thought I’d actually miss all that excess sebum!
Disclosure: I am compensated for my participation in the campaign (recruiting testers), but this review has not been censored or in any way altered by either Estee Lauder or their media agency. All opinions remain strictly my own.