I had all but decided to give up on Estee Lauder as its not a brand I’ve had much luck with, I went innocently into Boots to get my lunch and somehow ended up near the makeup counters, I noticed Lauder had a display out of new Pure Color Eye shadows created by the new creative director Tom Pecheux. On swatching I was immediately surprised and impressed by the buttery smoothness.
The colour palette is mostly neutral with a few more colourful shades (Greens, Berries); the shadows come in Matte, Satin, Shimmer and Metallic finishes, of these I would say the Metallic are not as smooth and I think work better as liners.
I bought 6 shadows, £15 each (I don’t do things by halves) my justification was that Boots currently have a 750 points offer on if you buy 3 premium brand products.
The shadows I bought are (pictured above, top row to bottom row L-R):
Tempting Mocha (cool toned shimmery taupe)
Enchanted Forest (neutral toned complex slightly silvered green)
Polished Platinum (shimmery silver grey)
Sepia Sand (gentle satin beige/brown)
Midnight Star (dark navy, although this is the metallic formula I’d say that the finish is more sparkle/glitter)
Sugar Biscuit (luminous champagne)
Swatches L-R:Sepia Sand,Tempting Mocha, Enchanted Forest,Polished Platinum,Sugar Biscuit, Midnight Star
Although Tempting Mocha and Enchanted Forest are my favourites, I really like all the shadows; they are extremely easy to build and the colours I bought work well together whichever ones I select.
This has definitely changed my mind about Estee Lauder and I’ll be interested to see what else they bring out under Tom Pecheux.