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Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Java Sun Bronzer

Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Java Sun Bronzer
Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Java Sun Bronzer

Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Java Sun Bronzer ($65.00 for 0.42 oz.) is a muted, medium brown with warm, yellowish undertones and a matte finish. bareMinerals Faux Tan Matte (LE) is brighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Tantric (P) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Terra (P, $68.00) is warmer (90% similar). Physicians Formula Bronze (P, $14.99) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Park Ave. Princess #2 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (02) (P, $40.00) is lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (01) (P, $40.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Scone (LE, $25.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Provocative (LE, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Sun-Kissed (P, $28.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). NARS Casino (LE, $40.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Gingerbread (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (03) (P, $40.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Sculpt (P) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Matte Bronze (P, $25.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Aphrodite's Shell (LE, $33.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Going Native (Bronzer) (P) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

There is not much said about this bronzer, beyond that it is a “matte bronzer” and “is as natural-looking as it gets” (which could refer to finish, color, or even coverage!). The texture is incredibly soft and silky, very smooth to the touch without being too powdery or too dusty, though there’s a little bit of excess product kicked up in the pan. Speaking of the pan, the amount you get is massive, so you’ll want to really be a fan of this if you want to hit pan! It had good pigmentation that was true-to-pan, while the silkier texture made it easy to blend and diffuse (or sheer out). It wore well for eight hours on me before fading noticeably.

Estee Lauder Victoria Beckham Bronzer Java Sun
Java Sun

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Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Eye Palette

Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Eye Palette
Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Eye Palette

Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Eye Palette ($95.00 for 0.25 oz.) contains six, shimmery eyeshadows that feature a wet/dry powder formula. I think if you like more pigmented eyeshadows that are blendable and wear well, you will enjoy this palette. That being said, there was not much of a difference between wet and dry for most shades; a couple of shades became more metallic and one had better color payoff applied damp. The formula was soft, smooth, and finely-milled and felt almost velvety to the touch, as it didn’t kick up powder but wasn’t really dense or cream-like either.

The compact itself has heft and has a very solid clasp. The black-hued portion is not plastic, and it has a softer, slightly plush feel–like leather (or pleather), but I’m not certain if it’s real leather or not, and it is carried through all of the collection’s compact products.

Fired Sapphire is a bright, medium blue with cooler undertones and a frosted finish. Applied dry, it was mostly opaque and wasn’t as pearlized as it was when it was applied damp, where the shimmer was more noticeable and gave the color a brighter look overall (and it was totally opaque). The consistency was soft, blendable, and silky, so it was easy to work with on bare skin and did not need a primer to perform well at all! This shade wore well for eight and a half hours before fading on me. NYX Kiss in Casablanca (P, $4.50) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Freshwater (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Sephora Stormer (LE) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Sugarpill Holy Ghost (P, $13.00) is less shimmery, more muted (90% similar). Urban Decay Radium (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Coloured Raine Blue Magic (P, $6.99) is more muted, cooler (90% similar). Inglot #426 (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Nebula (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). Make Up For Ever ME216 Electric Blue (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Switch to Blue (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). NARS Wishful Thinking (LE, $24.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Beehive Blue (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Kat Von D Nile (LE) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Blue Moon (LE, $24.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). City Color It's a Boy (P, $6.99) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Stila Lapis (LE, $18.00) is less shimmery, lighter, more muted (85% similar). Smashbox Nile (LE) is lighter, more muted, warmer (85% similar). MAC Weirdly Wonderful (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Milani Bella Cobalt (25) (P, $4.49) is less shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Viseart Boheme Dream #12 (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Blonde Cumin is a light-medium gold with warm, brown undertones and a soft, frosted finish. It was richly pigmented both applied dry and damp, while damp application made the shimmer appear smoother and more reflective. The texture was soft, smooth, and easy to work with on the lid as the color blended out easily without losing its intensity. On me, it wore for eight hours before I noticed subtle fading. Too Faced Bananas (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Fringe (DC, $5.00) is lighter (95% similar). Gucci Beauty Antique Gold (P, $37.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Shalimar (Bottom) (LE) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC My Fantasy (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Anastasia Peach Sorbet (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Burberry Gold #4 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Crimper (LE, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown 24 Karat (LE, $28.00) is warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Sugar Frost (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Petrouchka #1 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Retrospeck (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Cle de Peau Champagne Supernova #1 (P) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Until Dawn #2 (LE, $21.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Yellow Topaz (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Estee Lauder Naked Gold (P, $25.00) is darker (85% similar). Viseart Montaigne (P) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Famous (LE, $5.00) is lighter (85% similar). Buxom Poodle (P, $18.00) is lighter (85% similar). bareMinerals Standing O (P) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Metal Saffron is a medium, golden brown with warm, yellow undertones and a golden bronze shimmer. It had opaque color payoff both wet and dry, while the damp application was slightly smoother and more reflective. The texture was silky, smooth, and finely-milled, but it wasn’t powdery or dusty, so it adhered beautifully to bare skin and I had no trouble diffusing and blending out the edges. This shade wore well for eight and a half hours on me before creasing slightly. Too Faced Don't Settle (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Chiffon (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Brownie (P, $12.00) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop 8 Track (LE, $5.00) is cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Les Precieux #4 (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Buche de Noel (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Starfish (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Hell Ya (P) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Natasha Denona Sienna (50M) (P, $29.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Ombres Lamées de Chanel #1 (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Natasha Denona Raw Gold (13M) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever ME658 Golden Brown (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Maybelline Downtown Brown (P, $6.99) is warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Blaze (LE, $5.00) is warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Chase (P, $19.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). Natasha Denona Satin Tan (58P) (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar). Hello Kitty Chocolate Chip (LE) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Burnished Sage is a medium-dark forest green with subtle, warm undertones and a soft, frosted finish. Again, the color payoff was the same regardless of application method–totally opaque–which isn’t as described but I expect that to be welcomed by most. The texture was soft, just a smidgen dusty, but it applied well to the lid without sheering out or becoming patchy when blended. It wore well for almost nine hours before I saw signs of fading. Smashbox STFU (P) is lighter (95% similar). Makeup Geek Epic (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Viseart Bijoux Royal #11 (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #310 (DC, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Sugarpill Junebug (P, $13.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Too Faced Christmas Tree (LE, $16.00) is lighter (80% similar). Colour Pop Empire (DC, $5.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Gray Amber is a dark, charcoal gray with subtle, neutral-to-warm undertones and a soft, satiny shimmer. It was semi-opaque and appeared warmer and lighter when applied dry, while the damp application yielded opaque coverage that was much more intense and appeared deeper in overall color. The texture was soft, lightly dusty but not prone to sheering out or fading over time, as it still wore for a solid eight hours before I detected changes in intensity. MAC Nighttrain (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Chanel Tisse Paris #4 (P) is lighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Caviar (LE, $45.00) is glossier (95% similar). Viseart Diane (P) is lighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Black Nutmeg is a dark, reddish brown with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. When I applied it dry, it appeared less intense and a little lighter than when I applied it damp, though the coverage was opaque applied both wet and dry. The powder had a soft, smooth, and silky texture that wasn’t powdery or dusty. It adhered well to bare skin and blended out with ease, and it stayed on well for eight and a half hours. Giorgio Armani Senso (10) (P, $39.00) is warmer (95% similar). Chanel Seduction #4 (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Jardins Eclatants #4 (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Codes Elegants #4 (P) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). The Estee Edit Burn (LE) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Lost (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Sinful (LE, $14.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Antique Bronze (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Buckwheat (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Havana (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Peach Pit (P, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Gravitational (LE, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever I606 Pinky Earth (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Mosaic (LE) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Chanel Tisse d'Automne #3 (P) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Cle de Peau Golden Age #1 (LE) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Bronze (P, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Speakeasy (LE, $14.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Mulch (P, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Milani Intermix (P, $6.99) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Estee Lauder Victoria Beckham Eye Palette Original
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Sponsored | Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Collection Photos & Swatches

Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Collection
Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Collection

With exclusive early access to the Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham collaboration, we’ve partnered with Bergdorf Goodman to bring you photos and swatches of several products from the recent launch.  The collection has been moving quickly, but the following pieces are still available:  Eye Palette, Charred Emerald Eye Metal Eyeshadow (mine arrives tomorrow), Java Sun Bronzer, Moroccan Heat Lip Gloss, and Chilean Sunset Lipstick.

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P.S. — I posted the look I’m wearing throughout the swatches here 🙂

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Estee Lauder Nude Reveal, Naked Ambition, Slowburn Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipsticks

Estee Lauder Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick
Estee Lauder Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick

Estee Lauder Nude Reveal (110) Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a light-medium pink with warm, yellow undertones and fine gold and pink pearl. It had semi-opaque to mostly opaque color payoff that applied fairly evenly, though there were a few visible streaks along the edges that I could not smooth out. The texture was lightly creamy with some slip and glided on without tugging on the lips, but the formula had a light tackiness that helped it adhere to lips so it did not slide around. This shade wore well for four hours on me and was hydrating. MAC Soft Savour (LE, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Cloud (P, $35.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Morning After (P, $17.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). NYX French Kiss (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Vera (420) (P, $37.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Austin (P, $35.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Guerlain Rosy Silk (LE, $37.00) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Cecile (432) (P, $37.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Without Your Love (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Light English Red (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Beatrix (LE, $48.00) is less pigmented (90% similar). Guerlain Rosy Boop (369) (P, $37.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Sonic Truth (244) (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Too Faced Shimmering Marshmallow Bunny (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Estee Lauder Naked Ambition (120) Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark rusty red with warm undertones and fine gold and copper pearl. The texture was lightweight, smooth, and applied easily across the lips and yielded semi-opaque, even coverage. It was buildable to opaque pigmentation but was a little more pigmented than true medium coverage would be. The color lasted well for five hours and was moisturizing overall. Tom Ford Beauty Snowdon (P, $35.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Estee Lauder Raging Beauty (P, $32.00) is glossier (95% similar). Estee Lauder Hot Kiss (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Guerlain Coque d'Or (P, $37.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Estee Lauder Hot Chills (310) (P, $32.00) is warmer (85% similar). Estee Lauder Slowburn (130) (P, $32.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (85% similar). NARS Christina (P, $28.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Kat Von D Muse (LE) is more shimmery, lighter, less glossy (85% similar). MAC Meltdown (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Urban Decay Cruel (P, $17.00) is darker, brighter, cooler (80% similar). Urban Decay Amulet (P, $18.00) is more shimmery, lighter, less glossy (80% similar). Chanel Inspiree (164) (LE, $37.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ryan (P, $35.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Estee Lauder Slowburn (130) Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a deep,coppery red with warm undertones and fine gold, copper, and red shimmer. This was one of the more shimmery shades, and it was also more pigmented–mostly opaque in a single stroke, so it’s not as buildable as described (but I think many will be pleased with the end result!). The texture was smooth, lightly creamy, and applied easily and did not tug on the lips. This shade wore nicely for six hours and was hydrating. Smashbox Moscow Muled (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, glossier (90% similar). MAC Camden Chic (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain Gisela (P, $55.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Joyous Red (DC, $28.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Estee Lauder Naked Ambition (120) (P, $32.00) is lighter, cooler, less glossy (85% similar). Estee Lauder Hot Chills (310) (P, $32.00) is lighter (85% similar). Kat Von D Thin Lizzy (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). Urban Decay Wildfire (P, $17.00) is lighter, glossier (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Overview

Estee Lauder Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is supposed to have medium coverage with a lustrous finish. It takes the Pure Color Envy and adds shimmer to it with the end result varying from lightly pearlized to more frosted and near-metallic. The shimmer is finer, so the lipsticks do not feel gritty on the lips, and the particles don’t migrate as the lipstick wears down. I would describe the coverage as more semi-opaque overall, though a lighter hand could achieve more medium coverage and two layers would give you near-to opaque coverage. It is lightly creamy with some slip that is more noticeable as the formula warms up against the lips. The wear ranged from four to six hours and was typically hydrating. The formula features a vanilla scent but no discernible taste.

Estee Lauder Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick Nude Reveal (110)
Estee Lauder Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick Naked Ambition (120)
Estee Lauder Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick Slowburn (130)

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Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Collection Now Available

Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Collection
Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Collection

Sweaty-sexy skin. Fiercely lined eyes. Nude lips. Wet finishes, liquid metals, foil shine, sexy, cool with a bit of rawness and edge. Meant to be worn smudgy with the confidence to be imperfect.

Availability

Early access at Bergdorf Goodman/Selfridges; full launch October 1st, 2016

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The Details

Eye Palette | $95.00 | Limited Edition

Six powder eyeshadow shades can be worn wet or dry for a softer or more fierce effect. Innovative dual-purpose pearlized pigments have a translucency that allow them to both reflect and pull light into the formula for a luminous finish.

  • Fired Sapphire Metallic turquoise
  • Blonde Cumin Soft, gold-tinged beige
  • Metal Saffron Warm, golden metallic honey
  • Burnished Sage Metallic deep green
  • Grey Amber Nearly black, smoky charcoal grey
  • Black Nutmeg Shimmery copper

Eye Ink | $45.00 | Limited Edition

Create intense, sooty black eyes. This pressed gel-creme formula is an innovation in eyeshadow. The dense pigment delivers a deep, rich, almost-black shade with a touch of pearl, for a sexy-wet look and feel.

  • Black Myrrh Black

Eye Kajal | $30.00 | Limited Edition

Darkness meets light. This double-ended, exceptionally soft and creamy eyeliner offers both a potent black pencil and an eye-opening nude for a sexy, smudgy, “imperfect” look.

  • Black Saffron/Vanille Black / beige

Eye Metals Eyeshadow | $45.00 | Limited Edition

Rich color powder eyeshadow delivers a high-shine finish to the eye. This densely pigmented color is strong, sexy and confident. Wear alone or layered over Eye Ink for an oil-slick finish.

  • Charred Emerald Green
  • Bitter Clove Gold

Sneak Peek: Estee Lauder Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipsticks Photos & Swatches

Estee Lauder Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick
Estee Lauder Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick

Estee Lauder Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a new, permanent formula available in 12 shades. It’s supposed to be a medium coverage lipstick with a lustrous finish. My order just arrived yesterday, so here are some swatches! 🙂

Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick

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