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Estee Lauder and Lilly Pulitzer Spring/Summer 2013 Gift Promotion

 

For those of you who know me, I’m sure it comes as no surprise that I love Lilly Pulitzer. I have pants, shorts, dresses, skirts, and tops in Pulitzer fabrics from the 1990s-2000s. Wish I had some of the vintage patterns! Gotta hit the consignment shops, I guess. The brightly colored fabrics, both new and old, definitely say summer to me. And with the snowstorm last Friday, I need a little Lilly to bring in the sunshine.

LPclothing

So I was understandably excited when I heard that the brands started by New York and Palm Beach style icons, Estée Lauder and Lilly Pulitzer, teamed up to offer different “gift with purchase” makeup bags, offered at different times, at different U.S. department stores. Smart idea to help drive cosmetics purchasers to the department stores for a change! Each makeup bag is a different style and shape in a different Lilly Pulitzer print from the past. The key here is DIFFERENT (though many of the Estée Lauder product samples are the same). If you’re a real Lilly lover, it’s the perfect opportunity to collect all the different styles and fabrics.

You must make a purchase of either $35 or $45 or more, depending on the store, to qualify for the gift. Each store’s promotion runs for about a month.

The promotion began at Lord & Taylor at the end of December 2012 and ran into January. The featured print was Summer Nights, and the gift for a $45+ purchase included samples of:

  • Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex
  • Choice of Resilience Lift Firming/Sculpting Face and Neck Creme SPF 15 and Resilience Lift Firming/Sculpting Eye Creme or DayWear Advanced Multi-Protection Anti-Oxidant Creme SPF 15 and Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Eye Complex
  • Deluxe 3 Well Face compact with coordinating Lilly Pulitzer print on lid, includes Double Wear Stay-in-Place Powder Makeup SPF 10, Bronze Goddess Soft Matte Bronzer and Pure Color Blush
  • Pure Color Crystal Lipstick
  • Double-ended Sumptuous Bold Volume Lifting Mascara and Double Wear Stay-in-Place Flawless Wear Concealer
Summer Nights

Summer Nights

In January-February, the online business of Estée Lauder (at the Estée Lauder website) offered its own gift bag in the Luscious pattern that was developed as part of the 50th anniversary Jubilee collection. I love the traditional Lilly pink & green combo, and I’m sorry I missed it. With a $45+ purchase, the Luscious gift bag included:

  • Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex
  • Choice of Resilience Lift Firming/Sculpting Face and Neck Creme SPF 15 or NEW Advanced Time Zone Age Reversing Line/Wrinkle Creme SPF 15
  • Choice of Resilience Lift Firming/Sculpting Eye Creme or NEW Advanced Time Zone Age Reversing Line/Wrinkle Eye Creme
  • Choice of Resilience Lift Night Firming/Sculpting Face and Neck Creme or NEW Advanced Time Zone Age Reversing Line/Wrinkle Creme
  • Pure Color Crystal Lipstick
Luscious from 50th anniversary Jubilee

Luscious from 50th anniversary Jubilee

The next one was at Dillard’s. Darn, I missed that one too, and I really loved that pink and raspberry Frosty Floral print! from 1999 The gift for a $35 purchase included samples of:

  • Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex
  • Choice of Resilience Lift Firming/Sculpting Face and Neck Creme SPF 15 or DayWear Advanced Multi-Protection Anti-Oxidant SPF 15
  • Choice of Pure Color EyeShadow quad compact with coordinating Lilly Pulitzer print on lid
  • Sensuous Nude Body Veil
  • Choice of Pure Color Crystal Lipstick
  • Sumptuous Extreme Lash Multiplying Volume Mascara
Frosty Floral 1999

Frosty Floral 1999

The promotion is at Macy’s now (March 2013). Here’s what the display looks like (with the top of my head in the mirror, lol):

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For a purchase of $35+, I got the gift. I bought a full size version of the mascara sample in the gift (Sumptuous Bold Lifting Mascara in black), but I bought it in brown for $22 and Pure Color Lip Gloss in Brazen Berry for $23 (product reviews at a future date). I think the makeup bag is so cute! It’s a snapdragon pattern from 2003.

LPbag2

The samples in the Macy’s gift included:

  • 2 plastic travel bottles with the snapdragon pattern
  • Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex
  • Choice of Resilience Lift Face & Neck Cream SOF 15 and Resilience Lift Eye Cream or NEW Advanced Time Zone Age Reversing Line/Wrinkle Creme and NEW Advanced Time Zone Age Reversing Line/Wrinkle Eye Creme; I chose the Resilience Lift
  • Choice of Pure Color Lipsticks: bold or light. I chose bold: Exotic Orchid Shimmer Lipstick
  • Sumptuous Bold Volume Lifting Mascara

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On April 2, the promotion moves to Bloomingdale’s, and I must have the bag in the Shadow Floral print because I love the turquoise and green colors, and the shape of the bag is unique. Plus it comes with lots of great skincare and makeup products. This is a really good one!

Shadow Floral

Shadow Floral

For a $45+ purchase, the gift bag comes with choices in skincare and in makeup samples:

Choice of Repair sample:

  • Perfectionist [CP+R] Wrinkle Firming/Lifting Serum
  • Idealist Even Skintone Illuminator
  • Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex

Choice of Moisturizer sample:

  • NEW Advanced Time Zone Age Reversing Line/Wrinkle Creme SPF 15
  • DayWear Advanced Multi-Protection Anti-Oxidant Creme SPF 15
  • Resilience Lift Firming/Sculpting Face and Neck Creme SPF 15

Choice of Subtle or Bold Makeup Collection:

The Subtle Makeup Collection:

  • Compact in coordinating Lilly Pulitzer print featuring Pure Color EyeShadows and a Pure Color Blush
  • Pure Color Lipstick
  • Pure Color Intense Kajal EyeLiner
  • Double-ended Sumptuous Bold Volume Lifting Mascara and Double Wear Stay-in-Place Flawless Wear Concealer

The Bold Makeup Collection:

  • Compact in coordinating Lilly Pulitzer print featuring Pure Color EyeShadows and a Pure Color Blush
  • Pure Color Crystal Lipstick
  • Pure Color Intense Kajal EyeLiner
  • Double-ended Sumptuous Bold Volume Lifting Mascara and Double Wear Stay-in-Place Flawless Wear Concealer

The bag also comes with Estée Lauder’s simple step-by-step guide on how to create a smokey eye.

Also at the beginning of April, Belk will be hosting the promotion in their stores, featuring the vintage Tiger Lily print from 1966. Gee, I love this one too with the pink and green print. It’s so Lilly!

Tiger Lilly, 1966

Tiger Lilly, 1966

For a purchase of $35+, you get the Estée Lauder Lilly Pulitzer Tiger Lilly print cosmetic bag and samples of:

  • Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex
  • Choice of Resilience Lift Firming/Sculpting Face and Neck Creme SPF 15 or DayWear Advanced Multi-Protection Anti-Oxidant Creme SPF 15
  • pleasures Body Lotion
  • Pure Color Crystal Lipstick
  • Sumptuous Bold Volume Lifting Mascara
  • Mirror with Lilly Pulitzer print to coordinate with cosmetic bag

Beginning on April 16, Nordstrom will introduce a makeup bag in the Patch print, composed of blocks of prints from Lilly Pulitzer’s first runaway show.

Lilly Patch

Lilly Patch

For a purchase of $45+, in addition to the guide, “How to Have Beautiful Skin Day and Night”, the cosmetic bag in Lilly Patch includes samples of:

  • Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex
  • Choice of Resilience Lift Firming/Sculpting Face and Neck Creme SPF 15 or NEW Advanced Time Zone Age Reversing Line/Wrinkle Creme SPF 15
  • Choice of Resilience Lift Night Firming/Sculpting Face and Neck Creme or NEW Advanced Time Zone Night Ave Reversing Line/Wrinkle Creme
  • Choice of Resilience Lift Firming/Sculpting Eye Creme or NEW Advanced “Time Zone Age Reversing Line/Wrinkle Eye Creme
  • Pure Color Crystal Lipstick
  • Double-ended Pure Color Gloss and Sumptuous Bold Volume Lifting Mascara
  • Mirror with coordinating Lilly Pulitzer print

Also on April 16, Bon Ton’s promotion comes in the Floral Butterfly which pays homage to the Lilly Pulitzer logo of the 1950s-70s, the butterfly.

Floral Butterfly, logo from 1960s-70s

Floral Butterfly, logo from 1960s-70s

For a $35+ purchase, the gift bag includes samples of:

  • Perfectly Clean Splash Away Foaming Cleanser
  • Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex
  • Choice of Resilience Lift Firming/Sculpting Face and Neck Creme SPF 15 or DayWear Advanced Multi-Protection Anti-Oxidant Creme SPF 15
  • EyeShadow quad compact with coordinating Lilly Pulitzer print on lid
  • Pure Color Lipstick
  • Pleasures Eau de Parfum

A number of the promotions at the retailers above include the opportunity to get even more samples and an additional (smaller) makeup bag in the same print by spending $70+.

Remember, if you really gotta have one of the makeup bags but the retailer isn’t in your area, you can always buy it at the store’s website! If you missed out on any of the promotions, or if you just want the makeup bag and samples without making a product purchase, I saw a number of them on eBay recently for around $27-$39 depending on the number of samples in the gift.

So, has anyone bought any already? Or do you plan to? Do tell.

Please visit Tavia at ChicProfile http://bit.ly/Wo7OGL, and I thank her for generously sharing the official information and photos about the event.