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Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Estée Lauder Pure Colour Stay-on Shadow Paints: Chained, Halo & Pink Zinc






Estée Lauder Pure Colour Stay-on Shadow Paints in
01 Chained, 02 Halo 03 Pink Zinc: £19 each*

At an Estée Lauder event sometime before Christmas, I was introduced to these new Pure Colour Stay-on Shadow Paints. Available in a rainbow of colours, naturally I was most drawn to the neutrals - nothing ground-breaking to report there!

The Pure Colour Stay-on Shadow Paints (and breathe) contain 'light-emitting dimensional pearls' and boast a 12-hour wear window with absolutely no creasing or fading. I've worn these both singularly alone and as a base for powder eyeshadows, but for the purpose of this post I've used all three together for my usual 'smoky eye' kind of look.

Chained is my favourite of the bunch- a gorgeous shimmery bronze that's not too dark or light. I tap my ring finger inside the pot with next to no pressure and find that just a couple of dots on each eye blended in provides just the right amount of pigmentation for an everyday fuss-free look. It seems to apply the silkiest out of the three too, which was surprising (in a good way) as the consistency is quite thick. This has been my go-to shade as it complements my blue eyes really well.

Halo is a pretty champagne shimmer and unfortunately doesn't perform so well for me. Maybe it's the paleness of the shade but I tend to experience it 'bunching up' if you don't work quickly with it thanks to the cream-to-powder finish of it. It does work well for cancelling out any redness on the eyelids and generally brightening up the area so could be one to look at if you always seem to be in a rush and want the minimal makeup look without too much effort.

Pink Zinc is a shade that I would expect to be very popular- it's a lovely warm peachy pink hue which I think would look great on lighter and darker skin tones because of the shimmer. It applies well, probably the same as Chained actually, but it can make me look a little washed out if worn on its own. It is a really beautiful shade though, I just have bad luck!

Overall I really like these little eyeshadow pots- they're creamy, easy to apply (work as quickly as possible!) and last all day. They don't come cheap at almost £20 a pop but I can see them last absolutely forever and the wear time is great. They appear to be along the same lines as the Maybelline Colour Tattoo shadows but I can't comment on that as I haven't tried them! I'd also say you don't really need more than one (unless you're going for the bolder colours!) so it's worth having a look at these at your local Estée Lauder counter first. Would you be willing to splurge on something like this? If you look at the CHANEL version you get less and it costs more, so I guess that helps put it into perspective a bit- what do you think?

33 comment(s):

  1. These look lovely! Chained is my favourite! xx

    www.oletaeilis.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. Chained looks gorgeous! Really suits you x

    lamourjosie.com

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  3. gorgeous x

    beautyblahblahblah.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. Wow I really love the colours! They're so neutral and muted :)
    Great post!

    XO
    scribblesofvalerie.blogspot.com

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  5. You don't even need to wear make up you're so pretty. Would die to look like you!!! X

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  6. the colours look fab, will have to go and check them out!
    http://thatgirlcalledlauren.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. Chained is a gorgeous colour!

    http://ramblingsofhannah.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. These colours look like they'd be brilliant for bringing out blue eyes! Will definitely be seeking them out on my next shopping spree!

    http://littlerenault.blogspot.co.uk/

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  9. Pink zinc is my favourite of the bunch, it looks gorgeous! x
    Amy | http://amysbeautyjournal.blogspot.co.uk/

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  10. I've only ever tried Chanel cream eyeshadows before, but these Estée Lauder look quite lovely! I love the look of Chained as I'm into my shimmery bronze/brown colours myself! I should look more into these, I think cream eyeshadows are such a quick and easy make up look when you're feeling lazy!

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  11. These look really lovely :)

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  12. those are amazing neutral shades! can never get bored of them

    yukluistyle

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  13. These are such beautiful cream shadows!! I want them all:) x

    www.thebeautymist.com

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  14. You look great!

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  15. I've never even heard of these but they look so pretty! I have never had any products from Estée Lauder even though my mom has been using them forever. Great post :)
    xx
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  16. Chained is my favourite from swatches ive seen so far! When I next go into work ill have a wander to the counter and maybe have a real life swatch! I'd be interested to see how these swatches compare to cream eyeshadows that come in pencil form i.e. chubby sticks! Fab post :)

    http://emmalinabeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. I never wear eyeshadow normally but I really want to try some, I would definitely buy chained but I don't think the other shades show up enough to warrant the price tag x

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  18. Those look gorgeous! Xxx

    taylorpluslife.blogspot.co.uk

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  19. Halo is a gorgeous colour, it's a shame you didn't get on with it - I don't think I've seen anything similar by drugstore brands x

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  20. hey emma! what's the best way to apply these? i have a similar paint pot from mac, and am using fingers to apply at the moment, but sometimes that creates unevenness at the edges...any tips?

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  21. They all look amazing! Really love chained!

    dotofdaisy.blogspot.co.nz

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  22. I love chained, they are all really pretty colours though! xxx
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  23. So pretty

    http://tinyalis.blogspot.com/

    x

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  24. Chained is definitely my favourite. I don't wear eyeshadow EVER but it's such a gorgeous colour that I admit I'm tempted. Looks gorgeous on you!

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  25. these are so cute! i love the packaging!!

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  26. Chained is such a beautiful colour. Cream shadows are definitely something I will be wearing more this S/S! XO

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  27. I love the shade "chained" a great everyday colour! ive never owned any products from Estee Lauder but always hear great reviews on them.

    abrunettesbeautyblog.blogspot.com

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  28. These are lovely! Your gorgeous as well xxx

    thislittlegap.blogspot.co.uk

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  29. These look really pretty but not sure if I would be willing to splash out on them. I use the Maybelline colour tattoo on and on bronze almost everyday and thats sooo much cheaper. But looks great and would love to try them!

    Millie
    xxx

    milspiration.blogspot.co.uk

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  30. These are lovely, however for the price I might head towards the maybelline ones.

    Katie xo
    http://sugarfixxbeauty.com
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  31. these are so beautiful! x

    http://www.thebeautyvisual.blogspot.co.uk

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  32. Been thinking about splurging on one of these for a while but have been holding off, however, I may have to bust out my wallet for chained since it complements blue eyes. Thanks for the review!

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