Work was a killer today, so when quittin’ time rolled around I headed straight for Macy’s to do what I do best: window shop. I found some stuff that not only cheered me up, but also satisfied my inner chocoholic. Behold — in all their grainy Crackberry goodness — a couple snapshots of Estee Lauder’s new fall collection, delectably named Chocolate Decadence.
With lots of eyeshadows, lipsticks and glosses in colors inspired by berries, caramels and chocolate, this collection could have been by Willy Wonka. Aren’t the swirl patterns tasty?
Estee Lauder Chocolate Decadence…
Creme Caramel Shimmer Powder, ($32)
That’s the swirl powder in the picture up there. It’s a soft brown with shimmer, ala MAC Beauty Powder. It’s for use on cheeks or on your body to get a soft glow.
Signature Eyeshadow Quads in Berry Truffle and Caramel Truffle, ($35)
The eyeshadows of these two, four-color quads — Berry Truffle and Caramel Truffle — are embossed with a pretty swirl pattern. Caramel Truffle goes with the browns in a big way, but I think I’m going to pass because the colors are similar to others in my collection. Berry Truffle got my heart pumping, but not so much that it forced me to make an impulse purchase. I decided to wait.
Pure Color Swirl Glosses in Berry Swirl and Caramel Swirl, ($18)
Yummy is all I can say about these glosses. I’m like a confused makeup foodie. Both glosses have a creamy beige color swirled into a dark purple berry and caramel. Picture a rich parfait. Mmm… parfait… I was actually tempted to take a bite, no joke!
Lipsticks in Berry Swirl (limited edition), Caramel Swirl (limited edition) and Tiger Eye, ($22)
Speaking of food, Estee Lauder lipsticks usually have a distinct perfumy taste and smell. These are no exception, but I don’t mind. There’s one more lipstick in this collection that isn’t limited edition, but I couldn’t read my messy handwriting in my notebook when I got home. I think it might be called Hot Kiss? Or Hot Mess?
Eyeliners in Soft Smudge Brown and Brown Writer, ($19.50)
Both of these shades belong to EL’s permanent makeup line. Can I just say I cracked up when I saw the Brown Writer eyeliner? It’s like this shade was made for me, lol!
Nail Polishes in Satin Gold and Berry Cordial, ($18)
Gold seems to be *the* color for fall, and Satin Gold caught my eye. The glass bottle is uber cute, too. I think after my next paycheck, Satin Gold is comin’ home with mama.
For all the pretty stuff I saw, I left empty handed. I didn’t end up buying anything, but I felt a lot better after the trip. Malls soothe this savage beast.
Do you like to window shop as much as I do?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,