Estee Lauder are killing it at the moment, there has not been a launch in which I have not enjoyed nor recommend. Crazy when a few years ago I would turn my nose up to the brand's offerings deeming them to be a Granny brand. No really! Now I know better and have a new palette that I want to share...
The new Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Eyeshadow Palettes are divine, luxurious glossy, navy and gold accented casings that feature five beautiful eyeshadows all of which compliment one and other. Each Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Eyeshadow Palette contains a good sized mirror and two foam applicators which truth be told I could live without. Normally when a palette line launch the options are pretty limited with normally three or four colour ways provided? Well not the new Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Eyeshadow Palettes all in there is 8 various palettes to choose from all of which feature gentle pops of colour as well as suit all neutrals. If you have been on the look out for a great mini palette that will take you from day to night with ease and small enough to travel with (even on a daily basis) I am confident one of the 8 new palettes will suit your needs.
I was kindly gifted the Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Eyeshadow Palette in Currant Desire (I have plans to purchase Infamous Sky in Duty Free) which of course contains five eyeshadows. As none of the shades are named I am afraid you will have to make do with my descriptions (sorry!). From left to right (top to bottom): a large pan of ivory which has a slight yellow undertone, my guess is that this is intended to be the highlight shade hence the size. It is shimmer based and slightly metallic but blends out beautifully with no pigmentation issues. Next we have a pale pink that again is yellow based and fairly neutral, this is satin in formula and the most chalky shade of the bunch. I do fear that on deep complexions this could look a little stark as it is quite as blendable as the other hues. Sitting beside this is a lilac toned mauve which is cool in tone. metallic in formula and super pigmented. This is followed by a slightly purple toned mid brown which again is metallic with great colour pay off and again a dream to blend. Rounding off the palette is a deep currant tone that is rich and duo chrome - in some lights it reflects electric purple. As with the last three shades this is shimmer based, beautiful pigmented and easy to blend out. I rather enjoy that each palette contains an almost unexpected pop of colour.
As I have went into detail about each shade above so I will spare you a repeat performance - what I will say is that four out of the shades are wonderfully pigmented, blend with ease and are not prone to product fall out. Yes the formulation is soft but not at all crumbly. The idea is that you have five shades to either wear as wash of colours or combine them to create a sculpted look. In terms of wear without a primer I find I can get around 6 hours of wear before my oily lids begin to crease, with a primer it is a case of the shades staying put until I decide to remove my eye make-up. All in all I am more than pleasantly surprised. Yes at £40 a palette it is far from cheap but if you select a palette (there is 8 shade selections to choose from) you know you will wear almost daily I do think it is worth every penny.
Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Eyeshadow Palette in Currant Desire £40 via Selfridges - link.
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