14 January 2013

Estee Lauder Pure Colour Stay-On Shadow Paints: Halo, Cosmic, Extreme Emerald Review and Swatches

Estee Lauder Pure Colour Stay-On Shadow Paints
 
I absolutely love cream eyeshadows and am slowly but surely building up quite the collection (is anyone reading even remotely surprised?!). As one of the biggest trends this year is texture, we'll see a lot more creams, glosses and liquid products headed our way, which is great news - the best ones are fuss-free, easy to apply (fingers are often best) and are really longwearing, too. Plus, they layer beautifully with powder products to add extra interest, depth, dimension or an added punch of pigment to any look.

Swatches of Estee Lauder Pure Colour Stay-On Shadow Paints

Top to bottom: Extreme Emerald, Cosmic and Halo

Some of my current favourites are these Pure Colour Stay-On Shadow Paints from Estee Lauder. Nine of these babies are on counter from this month but you'll want to be quick, because they're here for a limited time only. They're priced at €23, which is justifiable - they can be used on their own, as a primer, to intensify a powder product or to line your eyes.

Estee Lauder Pure Colour Stay-On Shadow Paints Cosmic, Halo, Extreme Emerald
 
The colours look quite flat in the pot but once you work with them, the light reflective qualities become more apparent

I was sent these three before Christmas, so I've had a decent amount of play time with them and am really impressed. They last and last with no creasing, and they're so easy to use. I haven't done much with Extreme Emerald (yet) but Halo has become my go-to base colour, and Cosmic is one of my favourite products at the moment for a quick and easy smoky eye. It's a pretty bronze with a hint of burgundy and has just the right amount of sparkle and shimmer.

If you're wondering about how to combine creams and powders check out this great video from The Guardian's Sali Hughes, about cheating your way to the perfect smoky eye.




Are you a fan of cream shadows? Any I should be checking out next? Share your favourites below!

22 comments:

Nina s said...

Oh my goodness the shades look amazing especially Halo I want it :) :)

Anonymous said...

I love cream eyeshadows and these look great! I hope they hold up on my oily eyelids! I'm eyeing that green actually-looks like that might be a contender for my Pantone colour!

mysteppingstonemedia said...

Halo and cosmic look lovely!

Ms. Dainty Doll said...

Oooh...these look lush..love the texture of them too!! The green is so pretty. Will most definitely have to spot these :)) Happy Monday darling, hope you have a wonderful day xo

Adele said...

Totally lusting after the emerald shade!
Happy Monday Hun xoxo
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Alex said...

These are stunning! I haven't seen this around yet, definitely checking at a counter soon. Love Cosmic! X

Sam said...

Ohhh these are so precious, I would Love to see the emerald green one on, it must look fabulous!

Bravoe Runway said...

I did try cream shadows a few years ago but my experience with them was that it creased easily....def wonder if we have thee in the us.

Nic StrawberryBlonde said...

I love the look of Halo as an everyday base shade - and am always looking for cream shadows that don't crease!

Nic x

Life, Loves...... said...

I haven't one cream eye shadow in my collection, in fact I had banned myself in buying anymore eyeshadow. now I am uncool so must buy cream eyeshadow at once....any excuse really...lol
J
http://lifelovesand.blogspot.ie/

Emma Farrell Makeup Blog said...

I am loving the green one! Will have to give it a try.

Emma said...

These look gorgeous Emma! You probably already know I'm a big fan of Estée Lauder in general so I'll definitely be taking a look at these at the counter. I can see myself getting the Bronzey one, I think it's special enough to warrant the €23 price tag!

Emma x

Anna Jażdziewska said...

nice coloures :)
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xoxo

Jessi said...

I love that emerald! It would be so fun to play with, although im not sure I should wear green shadow since my eyes are green? I haven't used cream shadows in forever!
-Jessi
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Anonymous said...

The colours are gorgeous! If I was more adventurous, I would try them.

LUXESSED

Coco said...

I've been getting familiar with creamy eyeshadows. These look spectacular, especially emerald and halo!!great!love

Laura said...

wow the intensity of the colours look fab!

Laura xo

littlemissandrea said...

The colours are really pretty! I'm not a big fan of cream shadows though :(

hautepinkpretty said...

Oooo loving Halo! xx

MissGreenEyes said...

I love Cosmic, it looks really pretty, I wonder how it'd work with green eyes? I'm always wary of cream eyeshadows, I haven't found one that lasts on me yet. These look fab!

Sunny & Star said...

I don't wear a lot of eye shadow but I love these colors and they look so creamy and smooth.

Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

Anonymous said...

Love creamy shadows like this!