October 21, 2010

Estee Lauder Pure Color Five Color EyeShadow Palette Extravagant Gold Review, Swatches Estee Lauder Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick Extravagant Berry and Red Review, Swatches

The Estee Lauder Pure Color Extravagant by Creative Makeup Director Tom Pecheux proves that Estee Lauder is not your grandmother’s cosmetic company. This collection features some key pieces that will surely become must have items as soon as you see them for yourself particularly if you love cosmetics that give a timeless beauty option.

I’m more than thrilled about this exciting Holiday release because it truly brings elegant makeup to the table. If your a fond fan of brands such as Givenchy, Guerlain, etc…but aren’t a fan of the higher price tags, this collection is something you should take into consideration for your Holiday looks!


Now if you like a more bolder look that leans towards vibrant shades you might wanna skip out here as this definitely doesn’t concentrate on bold in the eye department. Estee Lauder Pure Color Five Color EyeShadow Palette in Extravagant Gold can definitely be deemed subdued and mature for those who enjoy brands such as Urban Decay and Too Faced. I know, I relate, I love those brands too however I have no problems embracing a more natural, fresher, mature look as of late. Perhaps I’m getting old.

This palette is a timeless piece that you’ll reach for daily if you work in an office environment or if you’re just one for playing it safe with your makeup. I absolutely loved it and it comes with my recommendation for purchase. The shades are all very pigmented, blend beautifully, and create an exceptional look. Now they aren’t really traditionally festive shades for the Holidays but they are beautiful none the less. The palette houses a soft cream beige, a dirty gold, a coppery brown, a lighter brown, and a taupe brown liner. I used the lighter brown and cream in my look below and you’ll understand why I went with these shades. I imagine someone with alot more creativity then myself could easily create a look using all five shades however I personally think the palette will create two solid looks or various others by contrasting the various shades.

Now as I mentioned above I went with a more subdued look with my shades of shadow because of the lip look I embraced. Two new shades of Estee Lauder Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick Extravagant Berry and Extravagant Red were also introduced with this Holiday Collection. Now where as the palette is very fresh and light, the lipsticks are outrageous, bold, and gorgeous. For my look below I used Extravagant Berry topped with Extravagant Plum Gloss. The lipsticks are coated in a festive gold shimmer which surrounds the outer base but no worries they apply sans shimmer and and have a beautiful creamy finish. Pigmentation is surreal on these. They are probably the most pigmented lipsticks in my stash to date. Berry leans towards being a warmer maroon red where as Red leans towards having a coral-like base with a bit of red. Both shades are very warm and needless to say very, very bold, vibrant, and pretty.

Along with the lipsticks three limited edition shades of Estee Lauder Pure Color Lip Gloss have released. I tried out Exvatragent Plum which pairs up wonderfully with the Berry Lipstick. The shade is a plummy, reddish shimmer that looks great on its own but definitely lends sizzle to lipsticks. Pure Color Lip Gloss is one of my favorite lipglosses at the moment so I do urge you to read my full review here.

Tom Pecheux proves again to me what an asset he is to Estee Lauder with this collection. It isn’t traditionally Holiday to me but regardless it is a beautiful selection that will create some very elegant looks for the season. This has quickly become a fast favorite of mine this year and I do believe it’s well worth a check out.

I’m Muse Approving it for purchase since I was so incredibly impressed with the offerings.

The Estee Lauder Pure Color Extravagant Collection for Holiday 2010 proves a gorgeous selection.

Do check it out.

The collection is available now at www.esteelauder.com and counters.

Have you seen it yet?

Do share your thoughts!

Can’t wait to hear what you think!

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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  • Larie

    that palette looks gorgeous, it totally reminds me of guerlain, but affordable!

    • the Muse

      Not quite packaging wise Larie but def can give the sophisticated look of Guerlain at an affordable price 😀

  • VampiressDoll

    I love the scent of Estee Lauder lipsticks, reminds me of a rich yummy fruit cake. 🙂

  • Phyrra

    I think I must say you’re partially responsible for my loving gold shades these days. This palette looks really nice in your swatches and I like the look you created. That gloss looks fantastic.

  • savannah

    I normally never buy any Estee Lauder makeup but after I saw the pictures, I ran to Nordstroms and tried them all on! I bought the lipsticks. They look amazing. I can’t wait to get my hands on the lipglosses though. Thanks Muse for always being so up to date!

    • the Muse

      That’s awesome savannah so glad you got these. the lipsticks were just so amazing ;-D you’ll love the gloss as well ;-D

  • jenna

    looking at this collection on its own doesn’t appeal to me but the look you put together ohhhhh my gosh STUNNING muse! you look simply incredible i think i must say this is my favourite look i’ve seen on you to date! just beautiful!

  • savannah

    the glosses i couldn’t afford but i loved them when i tried them on 🙂

    • the Muse

      they are a fond fav at the moment savannah but hate the taste gag 😀 ;-D

  • Ruthless

    Warm browns = meh (I’m a cool tones fan) but those lipsticks are gorgeous

  • Pynk Nymphette

    Simply marvelous look you created! I would love to try those lip sticks