Like Monet’s brush strokes, Estee Lauder’s Spring 2009 Fuschia Now collection sings with soft shades of color.
Estee Lauder organized the products in this release into two camps: the Cool Pinks (purples and pinks) and the Warm Nudes (browns and beige).
For my first day of class, I wanted something light and breezy and picked four of the items from Cool Pinks to help me out.
Silky Eyeshadow Duo in Indigo, $25
I don’t wear purple eyeshadow often ’cause when I do I tend to go overboard and end up looking like Barney in high heels, gah!
But the embossed floral pattern on the Silky Eyeshadow Duo won me over. I couldn’t resist!
First thing I noticed when I started playing with the shades were the touches of frosty pearl and glitter in both the shell pink and gray purple.
Typical of Estee Lauder’s textures, the creamy consistency makes both shadows easy to apply and blend. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A+
Mayfair Mauve Signature Lipstick, $19.50
Mayfair Mauve’s creamy pink has just a touch of purple, and like all Estee Lauder Signature Lipsticks it feels slick and moist on the lips. The light floral scent (which dissipates quickly) reminds me of booths of flowers at a farmer’s market.
I like it a lot because it’s close to my natural lip color, doesn’t have an overwhelming taste or fragrance (it’s unflavored, as a matter of fact) and gives me a pink kiss that doesn’t dominate my entire look. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A
Pure Color Gloss in Fresh Berry, $18
Shimmery and sheer Fresh Berry hydrates with a light fruit punch scent and doesn’t feel sticky on my lips.
When I paired it with Mayfair Mauve in the picture above, I got exactly what I wanted for school: a pretty, pink pout. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A
Fuchsia Nail Polish
Estee Lauder nail polishes have never graced my fingertips before, and that’s too bad because the Cool Pinks bright magenta is the hotness. It has loads of pigmentation and shine and doesn’t streak when applied.
However, it’s thick and takes forever to dry. That, and it chipped more easily than I thought an $18 nail polish would. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B
Swatches from left to right: Fresh Berry Gloss, shimmery pink eyeshadow from the Indigo duo, shimmery purple eyeshadow from the Indigo duo, Mayfair Mauve Lipstick
Well, I managed to survive the first day of class. Turns out I was *not* the oldest person there, LOL! A few of the students had some years on me.
In journalism class we were told to spontaneously write for 15 minutes about anything at all, and I ended up writing about Tabs. Surprise, surprise! Yup, I need to get out more.
How was your day? Friday sure can’t get here soon enough!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,