Happy Tuesday ladies! I wanted to give you all a sneak peak of something that was just released in the Fall 2012 collection from Estée Lauder- the Violet Underground Cyber Metallic palette. The formula is the same as the Bronze Sands palette released for the summer (I still have that draft waiting to be posted!) and the other gelee products Estée Lauder has released. This is a preliminary look only, not a review. Enjoy!
The outer packaging itself is a gorgeous deep violet color with the “EL” monogram embossed. It’s plastic, but feels sturdy. It was easier to open then the aforementioned Bronze Sands palette (anyone else feel me on that? lol).
The inside: stunning! Very art deco, and very ‘it’ styling and shading for this fall.
Rich in color and in detail….
Swatched- dry and in direct sunlight.
Swatched wet (cloudy/overcast) Unfortunately in the time it took me to wipe off the first swatches and re-do them with the wet effect the clouds came rolling in. Of course! lol
My first impression is a positive one. The packaging is tops, the brushes included work well, the design of the shadows is both cool and chic while the shades themselves mix everyday colors with high-fashion ones. The texture and payoff were great- though the fuchsia shade when used dry didn’t pack quite the punch I thought it would.
I can’t wait to create some looks with this. It’s available now from Nordstrom.