Saturday, January 26th, 2013

Estee Lauder Cosmic Shadow Paint
Estee Lauder Cosmic Shadow Paint

A Cosmic Explosion of Sparkle

Estee Lauder Cosmic Shadow Paint ($24.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a warm, reddened copper brown with pink and bronze sparkle. MAC Ever Elegant is slightly less red-toned and is a powder product. Estee Lauder Violet Underground #2 is very similar in color but has no sparkle. Tom Ford Illicit is less red-toned. Make Up For Ever #14 is browner.

This is one of the sparkly shades from the launch, so the texture is a bit different. It doesn’t, initially, feel any different; as it is still rather creamy and thin, but it dries down to a slightly gritty finish. It doesn’t apply as evenly as the other shades; there’s a noticeable texture and unevenness on the lid. The worst, though, was the continual fall out over the twelve-hours that I tested Cosmic for! The color didn’t crease, but it did seem a little faded and had definite fall out issues.  It has a really lovely sparkling finish, but that pretty finish is the problem, as it makes yields uneven color payoff and tons of fall out!

The Glossover

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Cosmic

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It has a really lovely sparkling finish, but that pretty finish is the problem, as it makes yields uneven color payoff and tons of fall out!

Product

6.5/10

Pigmentation

8.5/10

Texture

8.5/10

Longevity

5/10

Application

3/5

Results
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Estee Lauder Cosmic Shadow Paint
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Estee Lauder Cosmic Shadow Paint
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Estee Lauder Cosmic Shadow Paint
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Estee Lauder Pink Zinc Shadow Paint / Cosmic Shadow Paint

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Nordstrom, $24.00.

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

MAC Ever Elegant is slightly less red-toned and is a powder product. Estee Lauder Violet Underground #2 is very similar in color but has no sparkle. Tom Ford Illicit is less red-toned. Make Up For Ever #14 is browner.

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15 thoughts on “Estee Lauder Cosmic Shadow Paint Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Omg! I love that color I have to have it too. Perfect

  2. Yena

    It does look gritty, and I can see that it doesn’t blend out really well either..

  3. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Shell CayleighS

    The fall out and texture is a pitty, cause it is such a gorgeous color.

  4. Oh man a C? I was so excited when I saw these! Oh well =(

  5. Genevieve

    Bummer- it could have had so much potential :(

  6. How disappointing :( It’s such a beautiful shade and I was excited when I heard about it, but I won’t bother with it – not really worth it in my book if there’s that much unevenness and fallout.

  7. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Wenz Wenz

    Oh wow! So disappointing… this is the only one I had my eye on :(

  8. Isa

    The swatch looks wonderful

  9. The color looks lovely but too bad about the uneveness and the fallout :-(

  10. Mel

    Does it last as an eyeliner?

  11. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of kim Kim

    Fallout creates a lot of extra work because I have to go back and do cleanup then reapply. Definitely a NO from me.

  12. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Kristina Kristina

    “C” stands for CHANEL Try their cream shadow in Ebloi, not an exact dupe but a similar hue. Without fallout or creasing. It’s fabulous….. a true sparkly, sophisticated shade.

  13. That’s interesting…I’ve never experienced fallout from a cream shadow before!! :P

  14. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Cheryl dakotacheryl

    I’ve been wearing this color all day over Soft Ochre as a base. I used a Sephora Cream Eye Shadow brush to apply. The color went on like a dream. Hasn’t creased, no fall out….absolutely love this color and formula….How strange that our results were so different.