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!  


  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!

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

  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 :)

  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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