New! Estee Lauder Pure Colour Vivid Shine Collection

By Emma | July 23 2012 | 12 Comments

Estee Lauder Pure Colour Vivid Shine Collection


Last week we gave you a sneaky peek at the stunning nail collections that are headed our way from Estee Lauder. But that’s not all this lovely luxe brand has in store for us, oh no. From next month we’ll also be able to get our hands on the truly gorgeous Pure Colour Vivid Shine collection, the latest wave of super saturated shades for eyes, nails and lips.


Estee Lauder Pure Colour Vivid Shine Gelee Eye Shadows

Two types of Gelee Powder shadows are on offer here:  ten shimmering metallics, and six limited edition colours in a Vivid Shine finish. I have three of these to show you and they’re brilliant – intense and vibrant, they can be used wet or dry depending on the finish that you want.

Estee Lauder Pure Colour Vivid Shine Gelee Eye Shadow Magenta

Pink eyeshadows were cropping up all over the AW12 runways (see how to wear ‘em here) and Magenta is bang on trend. It won’t work for everyone, but the rich purple undertones mean this’d be lovely on people with darker eyes and hair.

Estee Lauder Pure Colour Vivid Shine Gelee Eye Shadow Pop Pistachio

With Pop Pistachio, Tom Pecheux’s throwing out the seasonal rule book – this is a beautiful bright green with gold shimmer with none of the smokiness we might expect at this time of year.

Estee Lauder Pure Colour Vivid Shine Gelee Eye Shadow Ultra Marine

And Ultra Marine? This bright mid toned blue is possibly my favourite of the lot (though that changes on a daily basis!).

Estee Lauder Pure Colour Vivid Shine Gelee Eye Shadow Swatches

The best bit? They’re all as pigmented, creamy and smooth as we’ve come to expect from this fancypants high tech formula – they’re a pleasure to stick on yer mug. They’re €23.

Estee Lauder Pure Colour Vivid Shine Lip Swatches


Onto the lippies, and something a little bit different. Sitting beside sixteen shades of Pure Color Vivid Shine Lipstick are four limited edition ‘luminizers’ –topcoats for layering over other shades, for a variety of lip looks. This one, Gunmetal, is very unusual indeed – a sheer gray shot through with gold, it instantly makes any colour deeper, moodier and more mysterious. Here it is over Fireball, a gorgeous coral red with a little bit of shimmer – they’re both €24.

Estee Lauder Pure Colour Vivid Shine Nail Lacquer

Three limited edition nail colours round out the collection.  I’m obsessed with Dressed to Kill – a really complex, bronzey red shade – and Black Turquoise is pretty special, too. It goes on much deeper and darker than it looks in the bottle. I’ll be wearing both of them a lot over the coming months. Purple Velvet looks like another stunner, so I’ll be paying it a wee visit on counter too.

What about you? If you’d a few extra bob this payday, what’d be your pick of the bunch?


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12 Replies to "New! Estee Lauder Pure Colour Vivid Shine Collection"

  • Fifibelle says:

    Am dying to try the eyeshadows, love the blue!! dressed to Kill looks fab too, EL have really impressed me lately

  • Emma says:

    Me too – they’re just keeping the loveliness coming! xo

  • Cait says:

    Oh I love Estee Lauder (except for the smell of the lipsticks which makes me feel sick). I particularly like their eyeshadows in general but I’ve never tried the Gelee Powders and I really didn’t need an excuse to because I’m broke but sure it’s payday soon…

  • fififinx says:

    Loving the grey topcoat – that would make for a very happy almost-teen goth and reformed (a-hem) goth Muzzah!Love the blue eyeshadow, and the green. The pink would make me look like an extra from True Blood :(

  • Oh these look stunning….

    I want that pink shadow even if it gives me Watership Down eyes, it’s gorge!

  • Oh hello, Estée Lauder!

    They’re just going from strength to strength with each collection. The shadows are a little too brightly pigmented for my peepers but just look at those lippies!

  • red razors says:

    Maybe it’s just me, but i absolutely hate EL packaging. To the point that it would put me off buying this stuff even if it was te greatest makeup the world had ever seen. Anyone else? :)

  • littlesis says:

    That’s a gorgeous collection, I wonder how many will buy the grey lippie though!

  • Fifibelle says:

    Would love to see how the grey topcoat/lippie thing works!!

  • @red razors, really?!? I love it – all gleaming gold and glass, it feels like old school glamour to me!

  • Yourone says:

    I am normally a fan of all things EL, but not really feeling it for these eyeshadows! The colours are a bit much, maybe the green would work, but the pink one..really??

  • These three are very bright alright – there’s also another blue (fire sapphire), a purple (electric orchid) and one that looks like a black, called Lights Out. This is deffo one for colour fans!

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