November 5, 2008

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:

MAC Blush in Pink Swoon
Estee Lauder Shimming Jewel Powder

MAC Lipstick in Port Red
Too Faced Mirror Mirror Lipgloss

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!

Estee Lauder Shimming Jewel Powder Review & Swatches

Estee Lauder Vintage Jewels Collection

Estee Lauder TurboLash All Effects Motion Mascara Review


About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Anonymous

    Thank you! Iīm not undestand english very good, but I always look on your page, because before I buy I search on your site! Thank you!

  • the Muse

    hello anonymous!

    thank you! 🙂 I appreciate your comment!

    I’m so glad you enjoy my blog!


  • Adina

    You look lovely as usual 🙂 I like the blues on you a lot 😀

    Yep, I am popping in to comment 2 days in a row, aren’t you proud of me?!

    I spotted the nars holiday eyes palette in Sephora Times Square on Monday. You MUST check it out because it is stunning!!Unfortunately, I have been searching feverishly and can’t find it online at all 🙁

    Aren’t you a hop skip and jump away? I work midtown. We still need to meet up 😀

  • the Muse

    thanks adina 🙂

    very proud 😉 I thought you didn’t love me anymore 😉

    I haven’t been to Sephora TQ in a while! Really!? Do tell me about the colors…

    I looked too..and didn’t see it 🙁

    I am indeed and I’d love too! I’m always around it’s just sometimes I get so swamped and disorganized that I forget who asked me to meet up 😉

    Email me anytime!!!!! And we can see what we can arrange 😉

  • the Muse

    laura you should see the green and rose palettes…so yummy!

    btw I owe you a favor 🙂 or three or four lol did you need anything from sephora FF!?

  • Laura

    Aw, you owe me nothing sweetie.
    I haven’t even looked on Sephora, it’s far too tempting.

    I’m going to check out the other duos tomorrow. I blame you if my card gets cut up 😉

  • the Muse

    laura it’s my pleasure and I do! You were nice enough to get me bits when I needed them 🙂

    If you want/need anything from sephora let me know!

    LOL! they are gorg simply gorg 🙂