Makeup Review: Estée Lauder Spring 2011 Makeup Collection

by PJ on Thursday, March 10, 2011

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Estee Lauder Spring 2011 Makeup 1

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For spring 2011, Estée Lauder released the Wild Violet makeup collection, which features purples and muted neutrals for the eyes, vibrant shades for the lips and an on-trend grey for the nails.

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Estee Lauder Spring 2011 Makeup Pure Color EyeShadow Untamed Violet 2

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Pure Color EyeShadow in Untamed Violet (above) is one of the key items in the collection. It is a moderately pigmented muted blue with a hint of purple and a soft veil of multi-hued shimmer. Overall it has more of a velvety finish than a shimmery finish. I don’t find it as blendable as the ultra-blendable eyeshadows from many of the Japanese brands, and it may take a bit of layering if you want a highly color-rich finish. But the powder has a very good adherence on the skin and the finish lasts reasonably well.

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Estee Lauder Spring 2011 Makeup Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick Wild Violet 3(Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick in Wild Violet)

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Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick is one of Estée Lauder’s main lip color ranges, and four new shades are included in this collection. (The only shade not featured here is Wild Fire.)

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Estee Lauder Spring 2011 Makeup Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick Wild Coral 4(Wild Coral)

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Estee Lauder Spring 2011 Makeup Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick Wild Blossom 5(Wild Blossom)

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Both Wild Violet and Wild Coral are quite dramatic colors. Wild Violet looks like a deep grape but it applies lighter and more vibrant as a deep magenta. Wild Coral goes on as it looks and it is a very vivid orange-toned coral. Wild Blossom, a pale warm pink with a hint of beige, is perhaps the most wearable of the three for many people.

All the shades are pigment-rich and have a satiny finish. They glide well and are decently nourishing for the lips. Out of the three, Wild Violet is my preferred one. I like gently dabbing in onto the lips to create a berry-toned look.

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Estee Lauder Spring 2011 Makeup Pure Color Gelee Electric Violet 6(Pure Color Lip Gelée in Electric Violet)

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Pure Color Lip Gelée is a limited-edition product only available in this collection. Four shades are available (from coolest to warmest): Electric Violet (soft grape), Electric Pink (strawberry pink), Electric Cherry (cool-toned red) and Electric Coral (tangerine coral).

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Estee Lauder Spring 2011 Makeup Pure Color Gelee Electric Pink 7(Electric Pink)

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Estee Lauder Spring 2011 Makeup Pure Color Gelee Electric Cherry 8(Electric Cherry)

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Estee Lauder Spring 2011 Makeup Pure Color Gelee Electric Coral 9(Electric Coral)

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All the shades are semi-sheer and have no shimmer. They have a small amount of color pay-off but the colors do show up on the lips with a couple of layers. One layer gives the lips a natural shine and a few more layers create a more luscious wet-gloss look. What I like the most about them is that the glossy finish is very long-lasting.

As I tend to like slightly cooler shades for the lips, I particularly like Electric Violet and Electric Pink. (As Electric Pink (among the four) is the closest to my natural lip color, Electric Violet seems to show up a little more on my lips.)

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Estee Lauder Spring 2011 Makeup Wild Elixir Eau de Toilette 91

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To complement the makeup items in this collection, Estée Lauder also released Wild Elixir, a limited-edition fragrance (EDT, 50ml).

Top notes: mandarin, marigold, purple freesia, violet leaves
Middle notes: wild gardenia, pink muguet, blue jasmine, dewy waterlily, genet flower
Base notes: orris, amberwood, musk, sandalwood

This is a rich floral fragrance with a hint of fruitiness at the top. The vibrant and sparkling character of the scent makes it very suitable for spring and summer. To me, the predominant notes are freesia and gardenia. The musky and woody drydown is very subtle and the scent remains floral and relatively effervescent (without being too syrupy) throughout the wear.

The collection also includes other purple-toned items for the eyes, such as Pure Color Five Color EyeShadow Palette in Wild Violet and Double Wear Stay-in-Place Eye Pencil in Untamed Violet. The collection is completed by Pure Color EyeShadow in Sugar Cube (off-white) and Pure Color Nail Lacquer in Storm (charcoal grey).

(All the items in this collection, except Pure Color EyeShadow in Sugar Cube, are limited editions.)

(The products featured in this article are provided by Estée Lauder.)

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Kelly Friday, March 11, 2011

I would really appreciate some swatches for makeup review thanks;-)

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PJ Friday, March 11, 2011

Hi Kelly,

I am very sorry, but I am currently not posting swatches on my blog. Please see my related notes on my FAQ page:

http://www.atouchofblusher.com/faq

Thank you very much for stopping by! :)

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Aleya Bamdad Friday, March 11, 2011

Can’t wait to try the Wild Violet lipstick. I prefer reds in berry shades because the truer ones make my lips look thinner.

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PJ Friday, March 11, 2011

Hi Aleya,

Wild Violet is a vibrantly luscious and dramatic shade which I find quite stunning. I hope you will like it if you have a chance to try it! :)

Thank you very much for stopping by! :)

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