The iconic Estee Lauder Blockbuster Gift Set is back for 2021. The Estee Lauder Blockbuster 2021 Gift Set GWP is one of the most hotly anticipated holiday sets, and is always difficult to get hold of, as it sells out so quickly.
It does always restock between now and Christmas, but this year’s edit is even more impressive than the Estee Lauder Blockbuster 2020 GWP. If you’d like to find out all about the Estee Lauder 2021 Blockbuster, read my review and see swatches for every single product, keep on reading to find out about the Estee Lauder gift set…
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The Estee Lauder Blockbuster 2021 Gift Set GWP is the biggest Blockbuster they’ve ever done, and it’s an incredible collection this year. I have had one of the Estee Lauder Blockbusters in the past, and it was good, but this year’s Estee Lauder Christmas Gift Set 2021 version is honestly fantastic, with everything being super pigmented and amazing.
How Does The Estee Lauder Holiday Blockbuster Gift With Purchase Work?
If you’re new to the whole Blockbuster deal, it’s something Estee Lauder launches every Christmas, and you get to purchase the huge set of Estee Lauder products for a special price, once you’ve spent a set amount on Estee Lauder products.
So, for the Estee Lauder Gift Set 2021, you can purchase the set for only £69, once you’ve added £46 of Estee Lauder products to your basket. So it’s the perfect time to stock up on your favourite Estee Lauder gift sets.
For the Estee Lauder Blockbuster 2021 Gift Set GWP USA, you can purchase the set for only $75, once you’ve added $45 of Estee Lauder products to your basket.
What’s Inside The Estee Lauder Blockbuster 2021 Gift Set GWP?
The Estee Lauder Blockbuster 2021 Gift Set GWP contains £302 worth of Estee Lauder Beauty Essentials, including five full sized bestselling beauty treats. In total, you get twelve Estee Lauder makeup and skincare products as part of the Blockbuster Estee Lauder 2021 edit, but you also get a stunning Estee Lauder branded train case as part of the Estee Lauder makeup set too..
Every year, the Estee Lauder Gift Blockbuster comes with a red train case, and this year’s Estee Lauder Holiday Gift Set 2021 design is just beautiful. Featuring a bow tie handle, a criss cross ribbon design, with little sparkly gold stars.
The Estee Lauder gift with purchase features even an engraved Estee Lauder Candy swirl charm hanging from the handle, as well as luxury gold hardware. The Estee Lauder Makeup Kit train case opens with two, chunky Estee Lauder engraved zip pulls, with a barrel design, which look and feel so luxe.
Once you unzip the luxurious Estee Lauder Holiday Blockbuster 2021, the inside of the train case is lined in hot pink, which makes a nice contrast with the pink criss-cross design on the lid.
It’s a sturdy train case, too, so will keep your makeup / skincare nicely protected during travel. I was really surprised by how roomy it was, with it easily fitting all of your makeup and skincare for a two-week holiday.
In addition to the luxurious Estee Lauder Blockbuster Train Case, the Estee Lauder Blockbuster 2021 Gift Set GWP also contains the following makeup and skincare;
- 2 Advanced Night Repair Face Serums, full-size (30ml) and deluxe travel size (7ml)
- 2 Revitalizing Supreme+ Cremes, deluxe travel size (15ml) and (.24 oz./7ml)
- 2 Pure Color Envy Palettes in CANDY GLOW (9 shades) and CANDY GLAM (9 shades)—18 essential shades in all for eyes and cheeks (total net wt. for each palette 6g)
- 1 Sumptuous Extreme Mascara, full-size (8ml)
- 2 Pure Color Envy Lipsticks, full-size (3.5g each), in 520 Carnal and 160 Discreet
- 2 Pure Color Envy Lip Glosses, deluxe travel size (2.7ml), in 307 Wicked Gleam and 104 Naked Truth
- 1 Gentle Eye Makeup Remover, full-size (100ml)
- 1 Train Case (Bag fabric made with 100% recycled content. Enjoy this keepsake that was designed with the environment in mind.)
I wish Estee Lauder would create their own Estee Lauder Advent Calendar 2021 edit, but as they haven’t, I feel like this Estee Lauder Blockbuster Set is a good alternative, as you’re getting 12 products, so you could gift yourself one item per day for 12 days.
The Estee Lauder Blockbuster 2021 Gift Set GWP includes two different sizes of their iconic, bestselling, number-one serum in the US and the UK; the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Multi-Recovery Complex.
You get a full sized 30ml / 1 fl.oz bottle, and also a 7ml 0.23 fl.oz bottle too. So you have one bottle for using at home, and one bottle for away, which is such a great idea. It’s a cult favourite serum for a reason, and no Estee Lauder Blockbuster would be complete without this gem of a serum.
Next up in the Estee Lauder Blockbuster 2021 Gift Set GWP are the Estee Lauder Revitalizing Supreme+ Global Anti-Aging Cell Power Creme, again which comes in two sizes for home and away.
You get a 15ml / 0.5 oz jar, and a travel-friendly 7ml / 0.24 oz jar of the moisturiser. Featuring the Estee Lauder exclusive RevitaKey™ Technology with an exclusive Moringa Extract, this silky-soft, deeply nourishing multi-action créme improves skin’s natural elasticity
The last skincare product in the Estee Lauder Blockbuster 2021 Gift Set GWP is the Estee Lauder Gentle Eye Makeup Remover in a generous 100ml / 3.4 fl oz bottle, which would last for maybe two months with daily use.
It’s such a nice, gentle yet effective remover, which never stings my sensitive eyes, and it removes waterproof mascara quickly and efficiently. It’s also suitable for skin types, making it a great inclusion for the Blockbuster.
The first makeup product in the Estee Lauder Blockbuster 2021 Gift Set GWP, is the Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Lash Multiplying Volume Mascara, and it’s full sized in a 8ml / 0.27 fl. oz tube.
The Sumptuous Extreme Mascara is the bestselling Estee Lauder Mascara, and claims to create outrageous volume, lift and curves for an audacious, false-lash effect. Eyes look brighter, wider, more seductive.
The mascara is said to feature a BrushComber Extreme™ has two types of bristles: flexible fibres to carry maximum formula; solid fibres to comb and separate for separated definition.
Next up in the Estee Lauder Blockbuster 2021 Gift Set GWP, are the first of the four lip products within the set. This year’s Blockbuster features two lip gloss shades, in tones to complement the two lipsticks.
We get the Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Kissable Lip Shine Lip Gloss in two shades, each containing 2.7ml / 0.9 fl.oz of product, and they’re both full size lip glosses which is amazing.
Each of the glosses features a stunning, gold criss-cross design on the tubes, with little stars to match the pattern on the top of the train case. They look beautiful, as do the shades for the glosses themselves.
The two shades are;
- Wicked Gleam
- Naked Truth
The Wicked Gleam shade is the perfect, statement red and is beautifully bright. Whereas, the Naked Truth shade is a pinky toned nude, and both shades are available in the permanent range, so if you fall in love with the shades, you’ll be able to repurchase them which is great. There’s nothing worse than liking a limited edition product, and not being able to repurchase!
This formula is said to be luminous, with sheer colour and a brilliant, boosted gleam for sculpted, perfectly kissable lips. Each of the glosses have brush applicators, which is something you don’t often see with lip glosses, but they’re both nicely pigmented, non-sticky, and super shiny on the lips, with a subtle vanilla scent.
To go with the two lip glosses, the Estee Lauder Blockbuster 2021 Gift Set GWP includes two full-sized lipsticks in complementary shades. Just like the glosses, the packaging has had a special makeover to match the criss-cross design on the train case.
The luxurious, gold metallic casing as a red criss-cross pattern, with the same mini stars as the glosses. They look so beautiful, and I love how they match the glosses with their packaging, but the shades too.
The two lipsticks within the Estee Lauder Blockbuster 2021 Gift Set GWP are Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipsticks, in full size 3.5g / 0.12 oz tubes. The two beautiful shades of lipstick within the Estee Lauder Blockbuster 2021 Gift Set GWP are;
- Both Carnal and Discreet are shades in the permanent range, just like the lip glosses. Carnal is the most beautiful orange toned red, which would complement any skintone, and it’s just stunning, especially when paired up with the Wicked Gleam Lip Gloss for the perfect festive red lip.
Discreet is a brown toned nude, and is a little deeper than the nude gloss in the Blockbuster, but they still pair beautifully. The pinkier toned gloss, does tone the brownness of the lipstick down a little, and they look pretty when worn alone, or together.
The last items in the Estee Lauder Blockbuster 2021 Gift Set GWP, are two fabulous eye and cheek palettes. Last year’s Estee Lauder 2020 Blockbuster featured two eyeshadow palettes, and one cheek palette, but this year they’ve combined them into two eye and cheek palettes.
We have two palettes, each of which contain eight powder eyeshadows and either a bronzer or a blusher. The two compacts have the same pretty, red and gold design as the rest of the Blockbuster, and have a mirror inside the lid. The names of the two palettes are;
- Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Eyeshadow & Cheek Palette – Candy Glam
- Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Eyeshadow & Cheek Palette – Candy Glow
Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Eyeshadow & Cheek Palette – Candy Glam
The Candy Glam Palette has a cool toned eyeshadow colour story, and features a Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blusher in the shade Modern Mercury, and as you can see from the swatches, all eight shadows are intensely pigmented, and the blusher is silky, smooth and radiant.
Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Eyeshadow & Cheek Palette – Candy Glow
The Candy Glow Palette has a warmer toned eyeshadow colour story, and features a Bronze Goddess Bronzer in the shade Medium 02. These shadows have amazing pigmentation, and they’re beautiful shades. In the palette, there looks like there’s a bright purple, but swatched (and on the lids), it’s more of a cranberry, which was a surprise as it’s a bright purple in the pan.
Here’s a comparison between the Estee Lauder Blockbuster 2021 Gift Set GWP and the Estee Lauder Blockbuster 2020 Gift Set GWP. This year’s set is so much better, and the makeup products look a lot more luxurious.
I love that the criss-cross design on the train case is carried through to the packaging of the two lip glosses and two lipsticks, with such pretty shades too.
Plus, you’re getting a full sized Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum 30ml, which is worth £60 alone, so you’re paying for the other ELEVEN products, and the luxury train case for only £9 more – which is incredible.
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