Estee Lauder Is Wild About Violets: The Wild Violet Makeup Collection for Spring 2011

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estee lauder untamed violet eyeshadow swatches

I swung by the mall yesterday on my way to get my bangs trimmed and snuck in some swatches of these beautiful Wild Violets (Estee Lauder’s limited edition collection for spring). :)



Available now on counters and online, the collection features coppery neutrals, trendy grays and purples for eyes and nails; and adventurous corals, reds, pinks and violets for lips.

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estee lauder wild violet swatches lipsticks and glosses

For reference, I’m an NC35 (have you tried the MAC Foundation Finder?).

estee lauder wild violet swatches quad
Eyeshadow Palette in Wild Violet Pure Color ($42)

estee lauder wild violet swatches quad
Eyeshadow Palette in Extravagant Pure Color ($42)

estee lauder wild violet swatches eye singles liner
Swatches from the left: Wild Violet Pure Color Eyeshadow in Sugar Cube ($20), Wild Violet Pure Color Eyeshadow in Untamed Violet ($20) and Double Wear Eye Pencil in Untamed Violet ($19)

What do you think about the selection of lip colors here? Shown together, don’t they seem to make a certain summery sense?

estee lauder wild violet swatches lipsticks
From the left: Wild Violet Pure Color Lipstick in Wild Fire, Wild Violet Pure Color Lipstick in Wild Coral, Wild Violet Pure Color Lipstick in Wild Blossom and Wild Violet Pure Color Lipstick in Wild Violet ($24 each)

estee lauder wild violet swatches lipglosses polish
From the left: Wild Violet Pure Color Lip Gelee in Electric Coral ($20), Wild Violet Pure Color Lip Gelee in Electric Cherry ($20), Wild Violet Pure Color Lip Gelee in Electric Pink ($20), Wild Violet Pure Color Lip Gelee in Electric Violet ($20) and Wild Violet Pure Color Long Lasting Nail Lacquer ($19). Not pictured: Sumptuous Extreme Lash Mascara in Extreme Black ($23.50)

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Swatches with the flash

estee lauder wild violet swatches swatches without flash
Swatches without the flash

What do ya think about these, and what do you think about Estee Lauder in general? Where does it rate in terms of your favorite brands?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

P.S. Oh, would ya look at that. It’s Friday. :)

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  1. Rae says:

    Okay, I am LOVING the look of the Wild Violet quint, and pretty much all of the glosses. I’ve always vaguely liked (or at least, not *dis*liked) Estee, but they’ve really been picking up their game since hiring Tom Pecheux!
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  2. The girl in the yellow shoes says:

    Oh wow! It seems like all the companies are doing a purple/lavender collection for spring. Which is GREAT because I love purple! Thanks so much Karen!
    I might have to check out the palette in Extravagant Pure color!!

  3. Tracy says:

    Saw this last week, swatched it and thought it was gorgeous, but walked away thinking I don’t need it Tracy. But I went back the next day for it and have been wearing it ever since! I just love it.I also got the Untamed VIolet pencil, but I want to go back and get the WIld Violet lipstick too.
    EL is becoming one of my fave brands. It used to be so old lady, but they’ve really stepped up their game!
    I’m excited for tonight because Being Human starts tonight here! And An Idiot Abroad too!
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  4. First Lancome, now Estee Lauder – it seems purple is big for Spring! The Extravagant Pure Colour Palette is to die for and the colours all really complement each other.

  5. Tracy says:

    I bought this last week and have been wearing it ever since! Also got the pencil. Now I want the Wild Violet lipstick! EL has stepped up their game. I used to think of them as an old lady brand, but not any more.
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  6. gorgeous! i was hoping for a bit more purples/violets (can you tell it’s my favourite colour? :p), but everything looks so pretty… especially the pure color lipsticks!
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  7. Vanessa says:

    I am loving this purple thing happening everywhere, it’s such a good color!
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  8. Heidi says:

    Looks like I’ll be getting both shadow palettes and the coral lip products! Gorgeous.

    Estee Lauder is not a brand I’ve ever really paid attention to. It always struck me as being a bit too “old lady” and conservative. But, since the Blue Dahlia collection their eye shadow palettes have been amazing!

  9. Kim says:

    I don’t know too much about EL but this palette says Easter to me. That’s definitely a positive for spring. Definitely because of the purples and golds. And Yippee! that it’s Friday. :)

  10. Alka says:

    Love all the purples this Spring! I have a soft spot for purple looks since they are so complementary for very dark brown (almost black) eyes. I haven’t tried EL in a loooooong time but I used to use a concealer and mascara from the brand exclusively during my twenties (pre-MAC).

  11. Kaelin Chan says:

    Wow the single Wild Violet looks GORG. I think i’m having deja vu though, I’m purple eyeshadow addict ( I love to pop those baby browns yo!), how close is this shade to the urban decay shadows? I’m thinking this looks a lot like freak show?

  12. Jenn says:

    Oo la la. Looks like purples are in for spring!

  13. gio says:

    Eyeshadow Palette in Wild Violet is very pretty! I love purples so I’m glad they are in this spring. The lipsticks look lovely too.
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  14. Nina says:

    it looks pretty! i love purple eyeshadows!

  15. Shadows look very pretty but i’m not a fan of Estee Lauder glosses!!
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  16. Megan says:

    So pretty. I LOVE Estee Lauder. Double Wear foundation is my favorite foundation of all time. Speaking of new releases, have you tried their new Sumptuous Extreme mascara? It’s to die for, probably my new favorite!

  17. marmar says:

    The coral lipstick & gloss hues are GORG. I’m just a little disappointed with all the purple & pastel this spring: I just can’t work it, at all. I seriously look so school girlish when I attempt it.

  18. Daya says:

    I love the purples that all companies are coming out with. However, the colors seem dupable with the MAC that I have. The only thing that I might get is the purple eye pencil.

  19. Grace says:

    Wild Coral lipstick looks so pretty! I’ve never had an Estee Lauder product before…maybe now is the time to try!

  20. Olga says:

    aaaahhhh I love violet!!!!
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