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Estee Lauder Vintage Jewels Collection: Estee Lauder Signature Silky Eyeshadow Duo in Sapphire Review & Swatches

The Muse was feeling like blue was the order of day so she pulled out her Estee Lauder Eyeshadow Duo in Sapphire from the Estee Lauder Vintage Jewels Collection and proceeded to go to work!

Estee Lauder released three “gem” inspired duos with it’s new Holiday Collection and I happen to love every single one of the color combinations. I fear the Pokemon epidemic may hit the Muse soon and she’ll be collecting all three to stash away in her beauty vault for the upcoming Holidays!

The duo I tried out this morning was Sapphire which is made up of a navy blue and a lighter blue based gray. The colors bounce off each other and contrast nicely when applied together. These are actually the shades used in the promo image for Vintage Jewels which is why I got Sapphire as I wanted to dupe the look. To create the look it’s a rather simple matter of applying the grayish blue shade to the entire lid and crease. Finish your look by blending the darker blue into the lid and slightly upwards into the crease. Done! Instant sophisticated smoked out blue look!

Estee Lauder Signature Silky Eyeshadow Duo in Sapphire as seen on the model in the promo image!

This is my first time using these duos and I was pretty satisfied with the silky texture and they blend quite nicely. I’m unsure what I’d called the finish as they do not contain a shimmer but they aren’t quite matte or frosty either. The look I created was quite simple yet had a nice pop of color for a Holiday look. I do think I messed up with the lipstick I used as I think a more flattering shade of maroon would have done nicely but I went with a louder true red.

The duo contains a dual sided applicator which has a sponge tip on one side and a brush on the other so you have pretty much all you need within the compact to create a quick look on the fly. If you’re not willing to wear blue to work and have an evening planned out for after you can slip this easily into your purse to create a really simple look that’s both beautiful and elegant.

For my look I used the following items:

Face
MAC Blush in Pink Swoon
Estee Lauder Shimming Jewel Powder

Lips
MAC Lipstick in Port Red
Too Faced Mirror Mirror Lipgloss

Eyes
Estee Lauder Signature Silky Eyeshadow Duo in Sapphire
Estee Lauder Smoked Eye Eye Pencil in Sapphire
Estee Lauder Sumptuous Mascara

Overall, I think the entire Estee Lauder Vintage Collection is well worth checking out at your local counter as it has some fine pieces! I’m rather fond of the duo I got and I absolutely love the Shimming Jewel Powder as you probably already known from reading my previous review! Do have a peek at the Estee Lauder website for more details, face charts for application, and information about the entire Vintage Jewel Collection!



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Estee Lauder Shimmering Jewel Powder Review, Swatches, & Photos

I’m almost positive that I’m not the only one excited about the Estee Lauder Shimmering Jewel Powder. Like for example I know this guy is super psyched about it:

Gimme, Gimme, Gimme More Estee Lauder Shimmering Jewel Powder baby!

The Muse stands behind the right to say that one can never have too many gold powders and in the case of Estee Lauder’s Shimmering Jewel Powder that rule becomes law! Have you seen this powder yet? If not you should be running over to your nearest Estee Lauder counter for a peek because it’s sincerely gorgeoussssssssss!

The Muse likely.

Alot.

Plus it’s affordable gold powder too! Even better!

One of the main attractions of the powder is of course how beautiful it is but honestly, most important right now with the economy in such a slump, the price is pretty darn appealing as well at $32 USD for a huge compact of shimmering, sparkling, twinkling gold powder for your face, cheeks, and body! Divine!

The powder comes housed in a large golden compact which is about a third or so larger than a normal size powder compact, I think the size is what attracted me to it to begin with as seriously where can you get such a beautiful sized compact for this kind of price? Inside you’ll find silky, beautiful, luxurious shimmering gold powder that you can use on your face, cheeks, or body!

Larger than my Urban Decay Baked Bronzer

Although the powder looks like it’s shimmer overload it’s actually quite buildable so you can do a very light dusting of gold or you can get crazy and cover yourself in shimmering gold from face to foot!

The Muse prefers the head to toe option herself!

Once I applied it on my face I thought the finish was very subtle and lovely. It casts a nice shimmer across my cheeks and face creating a twinkling gold effect. The powder actually has a dual layer as it contains a nice spray of shimmer across the top but once that’s swiped away you’re presented with a second layer which is much less shimmery.

Top Layer

Bottom Layer

Top Layer Swatch

Bottom Layer Swatch

Here’s a simple look I did using the powder! I kept my blush very light and natural so that the powder could really show through!

If you’re a big lover of shimmering powders you’re going to want this one! It’s truly a stunning piece and the Muse happily approves it for purchase!

With it’s inexpensive price tag and it’s gorgeous shimmer who could resist Estee Lauder Shimmering Jewel Powder?

Not the Muse that’s for sure!

Loves it! The perfect shimmering powder to keep you all bling’ed out the entire Holiday Season!

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Estee Lauder Holiday Collection 2008: Vintage Jewels

Morning Guys!

Happy Monday! Hope you had a fabulous weekend!

I’ve already discussed the Estee Lauder Holiday Collection Vintage Jewels in a prior blog post but today I got some new images of the products being offered and I thought I’d share ’em with you!

The review for some of the items in the Vintage Jewels Collection is in the works and the Muse will be posting it shortly but for now I thought I’d leave you with some killer pictures from the collection to whet your appetite!

Estee Lauder Shimmering Jewel Powder and Estee Lauder Signature Lipstick Hydra Lustre Lipstick

Estee Lauder Silky Eyeshadow Duo in Amethyst

Estee Lauder Silky Eyeshadow Duo in Sapphire

Check out further images, face charts, and more about the Estee Lauder Holiday Collection Vintage Jewels by clicking here!

Check out more great cosmetic collections for Holiday 2008 by clicking through some past Musings!

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Estee Lauder Holiday Collection 2008

The stunning elegance of the Estee Lauder Holiday Collection 2008 Vintage Jewels definately appeals to the Muse’s inner glam girl!

All that shimmer, twinkle, and sparkle has me rolling around in fits of excitement. Although the collection has some very interesting pieces I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that the one item that really caught my eye is the Estee Lauder Shimmering Jewel Powder! Oh my! It’s truly a stunning piece of cosmetic glory!

I seen the compact when I recently picked up my Guerlain Midnight Butterfly haul and I must say it’s truly a beautiful piece of cosmetic. The compact is super sized and contains glorious, silky shimmering gold powder that can be used on the face or the body!

The Muse says who doesn’t want shimmering gold powder for the Holiday Season! As the Muse’s friend Betsy recently said, “One can never have too many beautiful, shimmery powders”! Truer words if the Muse ever heard them!

The powder is available now from Estee Lauder’s site and also available at your local counter for $32 USD. For it’s size the price is quite a nice deal in my opinion and this is on the Muse’s Holiday Hit List!

Estee Lauder Vintage Jewels is inspired by it’s limited edition eyeshadow duos available in Sapphire, Amethyst, and Emerald. The limited editions shades of the Estee Lauder Signature Eyeshadow Duos have coordinating eyes pencils to complete your looks!

In the promo image the model is wearing the Estee Lauder Signature Eyeshadow Duo in Sapphire. I thought the use of blue was interesting and unusual for a Holiday look as many companies fall into doing sparkling golds, silvers, or smokey eye looks for the Season!

All in all Estee Lauder Holiday 2008 is turning out very nicely and the Muse may indulge her desire for sparkling gold powder and blue eyes this Winter!

Vintage Jewels is on sale now on the Estee Lauder Website and at your local Estee Lauder counter. See more of the collection by clicking here.

How about you?

Anything appeal to you from this collection?

Simply adore the Estee Lauder Shimmering Jewel Powder?

Love the shadow duos?

Tell the Muse!

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Estee Lauder TurboLash All Effects Motion Mascara Review

I’m such a geek, put together batteries and mascara and I get quite hyper and excited! I was testing out my Estee Lauder TurboLash All Effect Motion Mascara this weekend and it’s interesting to say the least.

The wand on this mascara is vibrating, it is NOT rotating. You may have read some details or descriptions of it and got as confused as I did, I had assumed that the wand rotated. The mascara wand handle actually vibrates as you apply which is supposed to mimic the movement moving your wand back and fourth, which we all know adds extra volume to lashes.

The final look, after using the product, is one of fuller, volumized lashes however I was somewhat torn if the vibration of the mascara actually helped to achieve that look or not and I’m unable to turn the vibrations off to try it out. Aside from this minor rant I’m very pleased with the product on a whole. The formula is smudge proof and long wearing with a nice inky black finish that makes me lashes look full and fat. I did notice that I got incredible lenght with this compared to some other mascaras I used and was able to build up some serious volume to my lashes which gave me that false lash look that I crave. The brush applicator is a nice full brush that grabs every lash with one stroke coating them in mascara.

Before Use

After Use

After Use

In order to turn this on you just twist the cap out and pull the wand out. It begins vibrating almost as soon as you twist the upper cap off and vibrates straight through application. Slide the wand back into the tube, twist shut, and the vibrations stop. Simple!

Although the battery is not replaceable it should last until you’re ready for a new mascara which should be about six months or so (the battery will probably out last 6 months in my opinion however I don’t keep mascaras over six months due to bacteria, germs, etc…). At $30 USD it’s not entirely cheap but I do think it’s worth the price as it does what it promises, fuller, longer lashes.

I recommend it for the following:

  • Those with short, stubby lashes as the applicator does a good job of grabbing lashes and pulling them up and out while curling them upwards.
  • Those who want fuller, fatter lashes with a false lash-like finish.
  • Anyone who loves the novelty of a geeky product…!

All in all I really liked this one and I do recommend checking it out for yourself!

Tried it?

Love it?

Tell the Muse!



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