Estee Lauder Violet Underground

 Have you ever owned a eyeshadow palette so pretty that you didn’t want to use it? Well meet my new Estee Lauder palette- isn’t she a beaut? It took me a little while to pluck up the courage to risk ruining its prettiness! This slightly plain, navy little case contains 5 beautiful shades perfect for the autumn and all surprisingly wearable!

 The five shades range from a fushia pink to a dark black all with a very subtle metallic sheen. Although featuring some very bright and jewel-toned colours this palette is still very wearable as it has a large, light beige-peach which is perfect for all over the eye you can then use on of the other slightly less wearable colours such as the fushia pink and the vivid violet as a crease colour, on the outer corner or under the eye. For a more natural eye team the light colour with the bronze and if you want to add more drama and transform the look from day to night you can also use the dark black shadow in the middle.

All the shades are very soft although the fushia isn’t quite as pigmented as the other colours but you can also use all the colours damp for real opaqueness.  They apply beautifully, blend nicely and you can achieve a good 8 hours wear from them. It has a lovely large mirror and some slightly useless applicators.

 I love liquid liner so was pretty excited to try this one. Estee Lauder Pure Color Quick-Thick Liner is as the name would suggest a thick eyeliner. This liner is very black which I really love however other I find it quite hard to apply due to its size and it makes applying liner far less quick. I also found that it didn’t last quite as long as I wanted so although I will wear this eyeliner until it finishes it wouldn’t be my first choice. But you never know maybe in a few month’s of practice I will get use to its larger size.

This palette is by far the most beautiful palette I own, the ribbon detailing on the shadows themselves and the gold on the case really make it a stunning must-have palette. The eyeliner isn’t quite what I am use to but might be worth a look if you are looking for very black liner and think you could get use to the thickness.

The palette is available now for £40, I would imagine that it will be a quick seller.
The Eyeliner retails for a rather pricey £20
and are both part of the Violet Underground Collection

What is your all time favourite eyeshadow palette?
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17 Comments

  1. 3rd September 2012 / 7:10 pm

    Oh my! I am now in love with that eyeshadow palette! It is so so gorgeous that I think I need it!
    Thanks for revviewing and swatching 🙂
    XOXO
    Catanya

  2. 3rd September 2012 / 7:15 pm

    This is so pretty!!! xx

  3. 3rd September 2012 / 7:56 pm

    Such a beautiful palette!

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  4. 3rd September 2012 / 8:00 pm

    Its very rare I fall in love with the look of an eyeshadow palette but ohmygosh I need it. x

  5. 3rd September 2012 / 8:39 pm

    wow I love the palette! it´s so amazing the tones on it! and they are well pigmented! thanks for sharing!

  6. 3rd September 2012 / 8:42 pm

    Such a beautiful palette ! x
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  7. 3rd September 2012 / 8:43 pm

    it's awesome *_* wow!!

  8. 3rd September 2012 / 9:56 pm

    Just WOW — what a beautiful palette!! Really lovely. The colours are so rich and have great depth. I am so impressed. I think its worth £40 & i will be picking one up for sure.
    Great review & love the swatches.

  9. 4th September 2012 / 8:05 am

    What a cute little palette! When I get the money together I shall definitely pick this beauty up! 🙂

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  10. 4th September 2012 / 9:45 am

    aw you're right, gorgeous pallette. estee lauder always do gorgeous make-up though. shame about the eyeliner, but im sure youll get the hang of it. i always struggle when i change mine, its just getting used to something new! x

  11. 4th September 2012 / 3:06 pm

    this palette is gorgeous. Gutted I cant afford it but i can dream!x

  12. 4th September 2012 / 4:24 pm

    These are beautiful autumn/winter shades, I spotted the new collection in my local Boots. I want!

  13. 6th September 2012 / 10:10 pm

    That has to be the prettiest palette I have ever seen, I wouldn't want to touch it and ruin the effect. The pink and the violet are my favourites. xx

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