I’ll be brutally honest with you and admit that I don’t have a lot of experience with high end beauty products. I simply do not have the budget for it. This is why it is pretty special for me to be able to talk about some Estee Lauder make-up products today! I was able to try these after my collaboration with them on the Vogue FNO nail look which you can see here.
This is one of the Estee Lauder Pure Color eyeshadow palettes. How beautiful is this packaging? So luxurious! The outside is gold with matte gold lettering.
The Pure Color palette I received is called Film Noir and features five gorgeous smokey shades. The palette comes with a large mirror and two eyeshadow applicators. I don’t tend to use these for applying eyeshadow to the lid, but the pointy applicator and brush end are very useful for the inner corner and below the browbone.
Estee Lauder monogram pressed into the black shadow! Isn’t it gorgeous? *swoon*
Here’s my swatches! I used tape to mark the edges which is a fun trick I saw at the blog Bows and Curtseys. I still need to practice though! I am not sure these eyeshadows have names but the back of the palette does indicate finishes. From left to right: Shimmer, Satin, Shimmer, Metallic and Matte.
I created an eyeshadow look using the palette. Pictured above are the products I used for my look. The Estee Lauder Pure Color Eyeshadow Palette, the Sumptuous Waterproof Mascara, Estee Lauder Pure Color Intense Kajal Eyeliner in Blackened Cocoa and the Estee Lauder blending eyeshadow brush which I absolutely adore. That brush is utter perfection. I find blending brushes often on the large side for my eyes but this one is the perfect size and works amazingly.
I created a simple smokey eye with the palette using all five shades. When applying, there was barely any fall-out which is a huge plus and really shows the quality of these shadows. They were easy to blend and apply and the colour pay off was great. I’m in love!
Have you tried any Estee Lauder products? Which are your favourites? Are you a high-end or drugstore kind-of-girl? Let me know in the comments!
Posted on: October 7, 2012