Thursday, December 30, 2010

Estee Lauder Spring 2011 Untamed Violet

Estee Lauder Pure Color shadow and eye pencil
Untamed Violet 

This is a vibrant violet/iris shade with gold shimmer throughout. The shimmer doesn't really show on application so this could be considered more of a matte shadow. Although Estee Lauder classifies this as a Satin, I found it to be a bit dry and powdery, but worth getting if you like the shade. It is a perfect match for the eye pencil!



Below is a comparison with the only other Estee Lauder liners I own, Black Plum and Blue Iris. (I'm not sure if Blue Iris is still being made. It is a very dry and hard-to-blend liner. Untamed Violet is an improvement over this one!)




Below is a quick and simple look using Untamed Violet liner on upper lashline only, topped with Untamed Violet shadow. I used a small amount of shadow as liner on lower lashline. Mascara: Make Up Forever Smoky Lash. I didn't use a base in the swatches or below, so I'm sure if you prefer you could achieve a more vibrant look by using something underneath. Since this is such a bright color, for myself, I would definitely be careful with lipstick choice and stick to something very neutral to avoid looking overdone!  

4 comments:

  1. How lovely! The violet shade really makes you eyes glow. And you're right about keeping everything else more neutral. A soft, pink-tinged shade would look beautiful and would not detract from your gorgeous eyes.

    Wishing you health and wealth in the New Year! Cheers!

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  2. Thank you so much Eileen! All the best to you in 2011! Cheers! :)

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  3. The Estee Lauder Spring 2011 was on display a at a store near me, but unavailable for purchase until Jan. 7th.. what a bunch of teasers... However when that day rolls around I'll be picking up the 5 shadow palette and the nail polish... thanks for the awesome swatches :)

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  4. Hi Lucy, I know what you mean. I don't think stores should display new collections unless the merchandise is available for purchase. It's pretty frustrating! :)

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