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Summer Lacquer Love for Ladies (and Gents!) of All Ages With Estee Lauder’s Pure Color Nail Lacquer in Lust

Published in: Estee Lauder, Nails

Estee Lauder Lust Pure Color Nail Lacquer

Estee Lauder Pure Color Nail Lacquer in Lust, from the Bronze Goddess summer collection

I’m filing Estee Lauder Pure Color Nail Lacquer in Lust under “Shades I’m Inclined To Recommend To My Mom But Probably Won’t Because I Can’t Handle Hearing Her Say the Word, ‘Lust’.”

Ha! It’s true though. :)

Estee Lauder Lust Pure Color Nail Lacquer Swatch

Well, hello there, gorgeous!

With its creamy finish, this dark plummy reddish brown is one of those nail colors that I think would look fabulously elegant on gals of all ages.

Estee Lauder Lust Pure Color Nail Lacquer

The new Estee Lauder Pure Color Nail Lacquer in Lust

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Over-Blending and the Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess The Nudes Eyeshadow Palette

Published in: Estee Lauder, Eyes, Makeup, Palettes

Estee lauder Bronze Goddess The Nudes Eyeshadow Palette

For real, though

Over-blending…

The struggle is real!

I’m so not kidding either. If someone hands me a fluffy brush like the MAC 217, I will swipe, buff and swirl until the cows come home.

With some eye looks, it works in my favor, like for blown-out super blended smokey eyes with subtle gradients where all of the shadows smoothly transition into each other.

In looks like that, you almost can’t blend enough, ya know?

But then there are those other times… Those times when over-blending isn’t so cool, and while you think you’re doin’ your thang, and blending those subtle transitions between the colors, the eyeshadows all merge together into a muddy mess.

It happens a lot sometimes with certain palettes and eyeshadows.

It happened to me recently with Estee Lauder’s Bronze Goddess the Nudes Eyeshadow Palette, a $60 limited edition summer palette available now with the Bronze Goddess collection at Estee Lauder counters.

Estee lauder Bronze Goddess The Nudes Eyeshadow Palette packaging

Elegant tortoiseshell packaging…

Bedecked in tortoiseshell attire, it houses five nude matte eyeshadows in bone, beige, tan, brown and dark brown; and three metallics in white gold, bronze and plum.

Estee lauder Bronze Goddess The Nudes Eyeshadow Palette

Estee lauder Bronze Goddess The Nudes Eyeshadow Palette

Estee lauder Bronze Goddess The Nudes Eyeshadow Palette

First things first — these shades all being together in the same palette makes total sense to me, but figuring out the best way to work with the palette does not.

That’s because the nude mattes are all pretty close together in terms of color. There isn’t a ton of variation among the shades (lots o’ brown), and they’re kind of semi-sheer, so, like, when I pop them on my lids and start moving my brush around, they merge together into a blend of brown.

Same thing with the metallics… They appear quite dark in swatches but apply semi-sheer on the lids.

And, they also blend together a little too freely.

It’s not a big deal if I’m just going to be wearing one or two of these colors, but anything more than that can look muddy.

Estee lauder Bronze Goddess The Nudes Eyeshadow Palette

Wearing the matte nude brown shades from the Estee lauder Bronze Goddess The Nudes Eyeshadow Palette in my crease and the metallic shades on my lids and in the inner corners

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Vivid Enough to Tussle With a MAC Lipglass, Estée Lauder’s Pure Color High Intensity Lip Lacquers Flaunt Powerhouse Pigment

Published in: Estee Lauder, Lips, Makeup, Product Reviews

Estee Lauder Pure Color High Intensity Lip Lacquer

Wearing Estée Lauder Pure Color High Intensity Lip Lacquer in Peach Glass

I think that over the course of almost every MAC-aholic’s time as a semi-professional MAC makeup hoarder/enthusiast, there’s a period during which Lipglasses are, like, the end all, be all pinnacles of lip glossy-ness, and everything else might as well be a sub-par knockoff sitting on a folding card table on a sketchy street corner sidewalk being sold by some guy named Zipper, know what I mean?

Estee Lauder Pure Color High Intensity Lip Lacquer

From the left, six of the 12 Estée Lauder Pure Color High Intensity Lip Lacquers in Peach Glass, Ruby Glow, Melting Sun, Liquid Petals, Wet Plum and Amber Halo

For me, that period was the late ’90s, when if I couldn’t have MAC Spite or Nymphette, I didn’t want anything at all.

But times change. Eventually, my eyes (and makeup bag) opened to new possibilities, with the possibilities in this case being different glosses.

Thank goodness, too, because I would have kicked myself for missing these new potently pigmented Pure Color High Intensity Lip Lacquers from Estée Lauder ($25 each), a new line of 12 long-wearing glosses available now.

Estee Lauder Pure Color High Intensity Lip Lacquer Swatches

Swatches from the left: Amber Glow, Peach Glass, Liquid Petals, Wet Plum, Melting Sun and Ruby Glow

Basically, they’re like MAC Lipglasses raised on a high-pigment diet and taught to wield a flocked applicator instead of MAC’s doe foot. They’re also unscented and unflavored.

Estee Lauder Peach Glass

Peach Glass

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Nodding to Nostalgia, the Mad Men of Estée Lauder Want to Paint Your Paws Pink Paisley

Published in: Estee Lauder, Nails, Product Reviews

Estee Lauder Mad Men Nail Lacquer Pink Paisley swatch

Wearing the new Estée Lauder Mad Men collection Nail Lacquer Pink Paisley ($24), available now at counters and online

“Young people of the world!” she boomed from the podium, “I know this is hard to fathom, but there was a time when it was a lot harder to find funky nail polish colors!”

Back when Jen, Cindy and I cruised around our suburban hometown listening to TLC on tape (from a portable boom box set on the front passenger seat floor of Jen’s old, white Datsun 510), the craziest drugstore polish I can remember was Revlon Cherries in the Snow.

We had no python greens, gunmetal grays, hexagonal glitters or holographic formulas. Our standard issue nail polish colors were pink, beige, red and occasionally a really, really dark wine…for when you were feeling extra rebellious. :)

Maybe that’s why I feel the past tugging at the corners of my mind when I wear limited edition Estée Lauder Nail Lacquer in Pink Paisley from the new Mad Men Collection…

This shimmery, cool-toned pastel pink was created to evoke the swingin’ late 60s, the time during which the latest season of Mad Men is set, but I’m also getting a decidedly late ’80s/early ’90s vibe.

I’m pretty sure I sported something similar to the prom…

Estee Lauder Mad Men Nail Lacquer Pink Paisley

Estee Lauder's Mad Men Collection Nail Lacquer in Pink Paisley closeup
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Estée Lauder’s Mad Men Collection Rich, Rich Lipstick in Pinkadelic Gives You More

Published in: Estee Lauder, Lips, Makeup, Product Reviews

Estee lauder Mad Men Collection Rich Rich Lipstick in Pinkadelic

Estée Lauder Mad Men Collection Rich, Rich Lipstick in Pinkadelic ($30), available now at counters and online

More.

More!

That’s exactly what Estée Lauder’s new Mad Men Collection Rich, Rich Lipstick in Pinkadelic gives you.

More! — as in the actual quantity of product, because each tube contains 0.13 ounces — almost twice as much as the tiny 0.07-ounce tube of Cherry released with last year’s Mad Men Collection.

Cherry was meant to hearken back to the smaller vintage lipstick tubes of yesteryear, but Mad Men fans must have wanted more. Fortunately, EL obliged. Limited edition Pinkadelic contains the same amount of product as the twist-up lipsticks in Estée Lauder’s permanent line.

Estee lauder Mad Men Collection Rich Rich Lipstick in Pinkadelic

Estee Lauder Pinkadelic with Cherry

Pinkadelic beside Cherry Lipstick for scale

Estee lauder Mad Men Collection Rich Rich Lipstick in Pinkadelic

Pinkadelic with a tube of MAC Lipstick for scale


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