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.
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