Monday, October 25, 2010

The Color of Monday (Extravagant): Estée Lauder Pure Five Color Shadow Palette and Long Lasting Lipstick from the Holiday 2010 Collection (review)

It’s getting kind of late (okay more than kind of), but I absolutely cannot go to sleep until I get my beauty rave on. Estée Lauder’s holiday collections are amazing; and this year’s is no exception. And…I got to check out two fabulous items!

Pure Color Five Color EyeShadow Palette in "Extravagant Gold" (Limited Edition)
Blurb: Eyeshadow that makes eyes come alive. Versatile 5-color palette allows you to play with intensities, mix and blend shades, express different attitudes-soft to bold. Holds 5 varying color intensities and finishes: matte, satin, shimmer or metallic. The highlighter is the magic touch. Use it to brighten the look and widen eyes instantly. The deepest shade structures and defines the eyes. Ophthalmologist-tested. Fragrance-free.

Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick in "Extravagant Berry" (Limited Edition)

Blurb: Pure impact. Pure luxury. Pure emotion. Pure Color. Lead a Colorful Life. Intense, long-wearing color creates maximum impact. High fashion shades with medium-to full coverage. Luxurious formula pampers, comforts with Vitamins C and E plus natural moisturizers. Delicately fragranced with a delectable fresh fig scent. Dramatic. Provocative. Perfect. We've got your color.

I reviewed one of the 5-color shadow palettes in July and fell in love. The packaging (gorgeous, sleek, and portable) and the formula (velvety, easy to blend, luxurious, and long lasting) are excellent. And the colors in this limited edition palette are superb. A series of tawny/golden shades ranging from palest champagne to a deep cocoa (which also worked as a beautiful liner). The colors are versatile, sophisticated, and can be worn for subtle effects during the day, then dialed way up for evening.

This was my first time trying a Pure Color Lipstick and I was blown away! The shade is a yummy berry with a hint of gold shimmer – absolutely lovely. The color is deep, highly saturated, and the finish is just the right balance of elegance and shimmer. The formula is incredible – rich, luscious and velvety. It softened my lips, felt amazing, and lasted like you wouldn’t believe. Not only did it stay put; but when it did start to wear off, it left a lovely berry-hued stain behind. A truly fabulous lipstick!

There’s an entire Extravagant Holiday Collection to be browsed on the website. And you can also check out what's new and visit the promotions page. Estée Lauder is also sold in fine department stores.

(ftc disclosure: sample/product received from manufacturer or representative)

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