Monday, September 8th, 2008

ELIZABETH ARDEN FOR FALL 2008 | Double Intrigue Eyes

This season Elizabeth Arden launches Color Intrigue Eyeshadow Duos ($24.50) in seven different color combinations. Each compact is imprinted with one of Miss Arden’s most famous beauty maxims, “To be beautiful and natural is the birthright of every woman.” Alongside the eyeshadow duos is Advanced Eye-Fix Primer ($21.50) that soothes eyelids while giving you a great base to apply these shadows over. Pair the new duos with Color Intrigue Gel Eyeliners in or Ceramide Lash Extending Treatment Mascara ($20.00) in Midnight. For the face, Elizabeth Arden Shimmer Powder ($29.50) comes in handy.

Let me share some of my thoughts on this latest launch from Elizabeth Arden! Plus, more product photos and swatches.

The duos I tested out were Peacock (left) and Blue Smoke (right). What’s interesting about the duos is one shade is shimmery, while the other is more of a matte texture. The five other shades include Autumn Leaves, Illusion, Golden Moss, Pink Clover, and Black Currant. I’ve never been a huge fan of matte shadows, just because I do find they are more difficult to work with and blend into a look than shimmery textures. I tried to use the colors, but they just weren’t working (but it was a very off day for me, so nothing was working either), but I’m going to give it another shot using their Advanced Eye-Fix Primer.

Available in Black or Brown to coordinate with the new eyeshadow duos–not exactly new, but gel liners are always a great option for those looking for long-wearing liners. I think the black is a nice way to do black without it being over the top or too intense (of course, I love intense black… but there are days when something tamer is better).

Left to right: Peacock Eyeshadow Duo; Blue Smoke Eyeshadow Duo; Black Color Intrigue Gel Eyeliner

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13 thoughts on “Elizabeth Arden Double Intrigue Eyes Fall 2008 Eye Color Story

  1. SnickerDoodle

    eh…doesn’t do anything for me. Love her quote though~! 😉

  2. Macaddict

    Never liked Elizabeth Arden makeup! Too “granny” for me (colorwise)…

    • Aww!! I think a lot of brands who’ve had that reputation (Elizabeth Arden, Estee Lauder, etc.) are doing more to reinvent themselves and offer consumers something for every age range.

  3. Yeah these seem old-ladyish
    I like the packaging though.

  4. MY

    I was surprised how much I really like these duo shadows. I had a makeover and the MA used Blue Smoke on me and it looked really beautiful. I always had the same idea that Elizabeth Arden is more for older women but was wrong about it. I really like Golden Moss and Pink Clover too. Haven’t had a chance to see the Shimmer Powder, from the sounds of it, it should be a beauty. Can’t wait to see it in person.

  5. Tanya from Oz

    these duos remind me of the Suite Array mac duos that are being released soon… side is shimmery and the other is matte, both in the same palette.

    If i was compelled to buy something like this then I would probs go for the mac one, just because i am such a loyal customer!!! 😀

  6. Ferarri

    I have never used EA makeup before till I bought their stacked makeup and got hooked to their eyeshadows. Not bright but definetely wearable. EA still needs some packaging finesse to appeal to the younger crowd. I don’t like duo eyeshadows. I need at least a trio, so I am passing these.

    • Ferarri

      Christine, I have been wearing the stacked makeup for a year and most are hitting the pan. I would say I like most of the colors as they are pigmented but one thing worries me. The Made in China print on all the boxes. I was told the packaging are made in China but the products are made in USA. However, when I buy stuff like Bobbi Brown and Estee Lauder, the labels clearly states which products are made in where and the packaging made in China. Could you help me find out? In Malaysia, makeup are VERY expensive and I am paying similar prices for Elizabeth and Estee Lauder Blockbusters.

      • Hi Ferarri,

        I am not sure about that. I think the best thing to do would be to email Elizabeth Arden’s customer service and ask, because I’m not sure myself!