Estee Lauder Pure Color Illuminating Powder Gelee Review, Photos, Swatches
You know that one makeup item that you tell (or maybe your friends and family are daring enough to tell you) yourself you shouldn’t be wearing? For me it’s highlighter…I’ve actually come to terms with telling myself, “No, you can’t wear shimmery highlighter.”
Yay me! I’m so happy when I give myself a good talking to and I listen.
I can’t really take advantage of highlighters because I have a round face and wearing them just makes things look even rounder. Not a good look.
However, I collect ‘em like the crazy beauty junkie I am. I have zillions of pretty powders that I don’t really use because if you notice, most of ‘em, almost always, have shimmer.
Of course, Estee Lauder Pure Color Illuminating Powder Gelée pops up as part of their Fall 2011 Collection and my hands begin to sweat because I really need “da shimmery” powder.
Lucky enough I got one to show you today!
Estee Lauder calls this a “tribrid” system of liquid, powder, and gel. It’s name and appearance could be slightly misleading as although it looks like a gel and although Estee Lauder calls it one for the most part it feels very much like a powder.
Many highlighting or special powders from brands such as Estee Lauder tend to have an overspray which is dusted off to reveal a less than shimmery powder beneath. In the case of Pure Color Illuminating Powder Gelée you’re getting straight shimmering powder right through. The formula is a soft touch powder with a reptile or snake-like appearance, design, and texture. It’s both soft and dense at the same time. The powder blends easily and can be used in any number of places such as face, eyes, cheeks, etc…It comes with a larger sponge for application. I find the sponge a joy to work with as it picks up just the right amount of product to distribute where and when you need it.
The powder itself looks like a shimmering champagne beige shade but it reflects various shades of gold…rose, peach, straight gold..it really depends on the lighting. The color has a strong gold color which reflects multiply shades.
Interesting enough…feel free to call me crazy…but the powder seems to renew itself. I swiped it this morning and applied on my lids. I noticed that where I swiped was noticeable however after opening it later in the day the placed I swatched seemed to have renewed itself and it seemed like I didn’t even stroke a brush across it. I tried this again and again after about 10 minutes the molecules of the powder seem to move back together and reform to the design…weird…but true.
As I mentioned above I do have to avoid application on my face so I wore this on my eyes today as you can see in my photos below.
Estee Lauder Pure Color Illuminating Powder Gelée is $40 and probably should be hauled as soon as possible. The collection officially launches in August but many counters already have it out. I think this will probably sell out fairly fast.
If you’re a highlighter or fancy powder collection, you’ll want Estee Lauder Pure Color Illuminating Powder Gelée for your own!
Very Muse Approved for purchase.
Simply a stunning piece of makeup that can be used in a multitude of ways.
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P.S. Off topic, it smells like potato sticks, anyone notice?
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