Name: Pure Color Eyeshadow Palette in Extravagant Gold
Brand: Estee Lauder
From Estee Lauder’s website:
Holds 5 varying color intensities and finishes. Color adheres velvety smooth, without creasing. Blends easily. Long-wearing. Stays color true. Won’t fade. Sleek compact includes applicator and mirror.
What I liked:
– beautiful shades, perfect for classy and everyday looks
– buttery soft texture, easy to blend
– good color payoff
– elegant packaging also includes a big mirror
What I didn’t like:
– the price
As my regular readers know, I’m not really into natural, brown shades because having pale skin, they tend to wash me out and colorful shades are more fun anyway. But after seeing the Estee Lauder Pure Color Eyeshadow Palette in Extravagant Gold and playing with it a few times, I have to say I’m impressed! Not only the colors blend well together to create timeless and elegant looks, but they aren’t boring at all!
Extravagant Gold contains 5 beautiful, everyday shades: a pearly cream beige, a shimmery yellow gold, a light shimmering brown, a reddish/copper shimmery brown and a medium matte “eyeliner” brown. They all have a buttery-soft, wonderful texture and good color payoff. With the exception of the cream beige which is quite sheer (but then that’s a highlighting shade so it’s supposed to be sheer), the other four shades are medium-pigmented.
However, don’t expect the shades to be bold or intense. Although pigmented, they are soft and perfect for those ladies that work in an office or just like safe, wearable and elegant looks that can be worn in any occasion. Also, even though the shades are all quite warm, they would suit most skintones and look good even on fair, cool-skinned beauties. In addition, once applied, they last for most of the day, but if your lids are oily, you may need a primer to help them stay put from morning till night.
Although the packaging does attract fingerprints, I still love it as the gold case is beautiful, elegant and looks great on my vanity. It also includes a big mirror for easier application while the applicators included are useless. The price, instead, is expensive. But if you’re into wearable and classy looks, love and use browns and gold shades often (and don’t mind the price-tag), then, because of the good pigmentation and soft texture, this palette is definitely worth checking out.
Available at: www.esteelauder.com and Estee Lauder counters
If you love brown and gold shades and are into safe, wearable looks perfect for the office and any other occasion, then I think you’ll love Estee Lauder Pure Color Eyeshadow Palette in Extravagant Gold. Although expensive, it includes 5 nicely-pigmented, buttery-smooth eyeshadows to create timeless looks that last for most of the day.