A valuable lesson learned from the EstÃ©e Lauder Pure Color Nail Lacquer Pure Red Hautes Collection and Dr. Henry Walton “Indiana” Jones: prepare, prepare, prepare.
Before Indy went looking for the Holy Grail, homeboy researched his cargo pants off! — filling his mind (and his man purse…so forward thinking!) with every bit of knowledge he needed for his quest.
You don’t just go running off, willy-nilly, looking for the Holy Grail based on the secondhand rumors of a friend of a friend of a friend, you know? You gotta prepare, and you gotta prepare the right way.
Proper preparation is also important when it comes to EstÃ©e Lauder’s Pure Red Hautes Collection, but not in the “let’s go chasing after ancient relics” sense. More in the “now I’ve got a perfect shade of red polish for every occasion, yay!” way.
Thanks to EstÃ©e Lauder Creative Makeup Director Tom Pecheux, if you’re on the market for red tips and toes, the collection’s five $20 crimson polishes have you covered.
With each one, Tom tried to channel red’s sophisticated, romantic side, while coaxing out their propensity for naughtiness and play. 🙂
Super shiny, pigmented and smoother than a great chianti, the Red Hautes don’t even need two layers. I’m wearing two for these swatches, but that’s only out of habit. I think I easily could have gotten away with one.
I love the formula, high-shine finish and these colors, but the brush, I’m not too crazy about…
I like having a crisp edge at the base of my nails, but I find that difficult to get with this brush.
Running a fine-tipped paint brush dipped in nail polish remover along the edges cleans things up, but who always has time for that?
PRICE: $20 each
AVAILABILITY: Available now at EstÃ©e Lauder counters and esteelauder.com
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,