Hey, so I was just standing in front of my fridge in the kitchen, but I wasn’t there to make you a sheet of brownies, because…how would you even get the brownies? I wish I could send them through the screen. That would be cool if somebody could figure that out.
No, I was in the kitchen to see if these two new Estée Edit Gritty & Glow Magnetic Eye and Face Palettes would stick to my fridge because they’re magnetic, and yes, they do — so you can use them as both makeup and refrigerator magnets to hold whatever delicious recipe you’re working on at the moment.
The palettes are part of a $58 set in the Estée Edit holiday 2016 collection. One is just a straight-up eye shadow palette, and the other is for face and eyes.
When I opened the Eye Palette the first time, I immediately thought of the almost orgasmic but also laughably expensive $95 Victoria Beckham X Estée Lauder Collection palette released last month.
It’s amaze! — but it’s also crazy expensive, so I hoped that this might be a more affordable dupe.
It’s not, but it comes close. The colors are similar, but the Victoria Beckham shadows are slightly cooler toned and more neutral. The Estée Edit Eye Palette shadows are also shinier, and the pearl particles are less refined.
But…the Victoria palette is a staggering $95.
It’s clearly aimed at a very posh (haha, get it?) clientele, whereas the Estée Edit Gritty Eye Palette aims to please a possibly younger crowd that craves something flashier with mega shimmer.
I like shimmer, but I’m really picky about it. I like it when the pearl particles are small because, you know, whatever, I’m in my 40s, and big shimmer particles make my lines look more…line-y. And I’m not into that.
Thankfully, the Estée Edit Gritty Eye Palette shadows don’t have that kind of shimmer, which is great.
And about that name — the Gritty Eye Palette — that’s kind of an unfortunate name, isn’t it? Because in makeup parlance, “gritty” isn’t typically used to describe something good, but I think it refers to grungy and smoky eye looks here. That’s probably the deal.
I do see some fallout with the eye palette — more than the Victoria Beckham shadows — but it’s not a big deal. I just do my eyes first and clean up afterward. Also, the shadows blend easily.
The Estée Edit Gritty & Glow Magnetic Eye and Face Palette Set
Limited edition, available now at Sephora and sephora.com ($58 for a set with both palettes)
The set comes with…
- One Gritty Eye Palette with 6 Pearlized eyeshadows in Swerve (golden copper), Riff (champagne rose gold), Burn (burgundy bronze), Wavy (dark emerald), Mood (midnight black with multicolored sparkle), Trip (deep iridescent blue)
- One Glow Face + Eye Palette with six multi-use powders in Snowlit (platinum), 14K Glow (champagne), 1st Light (soft pink), Gleam (peachy pink), Ray (golden bronze), Beachy (burnished copper)
The Glow Face & Eye Palette powders, which I’ve mostly used to highlight, are also very shiny, but I don’t usually want a super bright shine on my cheeks, so I just use a little. If you have big pores, tread lightly, and buff that down with a skunk brush.
I’m drawn to…
Magnets! I have a bunch of them on my fridge. Some are from trips I’ve taken, and others are gifts from other people.
They’re great trip gifts because they’re so practical, and they don’t take up a lot of room in your bag.
Some of them are really funny and weird, too. I have this one from Montana with a wolf on it, and there’s a moon behind his butt…but it kind of looks like he’s farting a bubble.
I don’t know… 🙂
The other day when I was looking closely at my refrigerator magnets, I realized that this one I got on a trip to New York many moons ago says “Empire State Building” on it in Comic Sans, which I found really alarming…because I really, really hate Comic Sans.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,