Saturday, January 8th, 2011

Estee Lauder Extravagant Golds Eyeshadow Palette
Estee Lauder Extravagant Gold Eyeshadow Palette

Estee Lauder Extravagant Gold Eyeshadow Palette

Estee Lauder Extravagant Gold Eyeshadow Palette ($42.00 for 0.27 oz.) is a limited edition palette that came out with Estee Lauder’s holiday collection (but it is still available, should it be your heart’s desire!). It includes five warm-toned variations on the gold theme: a pale, champagne gold; softened coppered, amber brown with a frosted finish; orange-gold with a satin sheen; smoldering dark red-toned brown with a matte finish; and a rich copper with a metallic-frost finish.

The eyeshadows are smooth, silky to the touch, and incredibly blendable. They have nice pigmentation, but I really like the blendability of these. They just seem to melt against the skin, and the softness isn’t powdery–just soft.  I do feel like I’ve seen these shades before, though, so it may not be the best investment if you already own similar shades, but if you’ve been on the look out for something warm, gold, and compact, this hits high notes for all three.

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  • Product: 27/30
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

FINAL THOUGHTS: This is a palette that would suit warm skin tones impeccably; it may be too orange-y on those with cooler skin tones, though. If you don’t have similar shades already in your stash, I’d recommend taking a peek at this.

WHERE TO BUY: Nordstrom

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Estee Lauder Extravagant Golds Eyeshadow Palette
Estee Lauder Extravagant Gold Eyeshadow Palette

Estee Lauder Extravagant Golds Eyeshadow Palette
Estee Lauder Extravagant Gold Eyeshadow Palette

Estee Lauder Extravagant Golds Eyeshadow Palette
Estee Lauder Extravagant Gold Eyeshadow Palette

Estee Lauder Extravagant Golds Eyeshadow Palette
Estee Lauder Extravagant Gold Eyeshadow Palette

Estee Lauder Extravagant Golds Eyeshadow Palette
Estee Lauder Extravagant Gold Eyeshadow Palette

Estee Lauder Extravagant Golds Eyeshadow Palette
Estee Lauder Extravagant Gold Eyeshadow Palette

Estee Lauder Extravagant Golds Eyeshadow Palette
Estee Lauder Extravagant Gold Eyeshadow Palette

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase Extravagant Gold? How much is it?

Nordstrom, $42.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

For the pale champagne shade, try MAC Shroom. For the coppered brown, try MAC Bronze. For the orange-gold, try NARS Heaven. For the red-toned brown, try Folie. For the copper, try MAC Amber Lights.

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15 thoughts on “Estee Lauder Extravagant Gold Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. It looks pretty, but I think I will find it at CCO after few months as its not a sold out item. I saw you mentioned it for $20 at FAQs…For a second I jumped with joy, as I thought it was on sale…lol!!

  2. Lucie

    Reminds me of those Guerlain palletes that came out a while back! I’m rather afraid to try Estee Lauder eyeshadows again though-a friend gave me a palette a while back that was just dreadful.

  3. Sharon

    How do they compare to MAC in terms of pigmentation?

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    How do these golds compare to the mac ones? Like woodwinked or bronze?

  5. Gina G

    Oh I like this, very pretty!

  6. Haha most of the colors are dupable in my collection (at least, that’s what the FAQ tells me ;) ) Passing on this one then

  7. Debbie

    These new palettes from EL are my new favorites! I have Blue Dahlia and this one. Both are (to quote Christine, “The eyeshadows are smooth, silky to the touch, and incredibly blendable.”

  8. I loved the colours and the texture, but i am a cool one so I had to resist. Great though!

  9. lauraaaaaaa

    that orange looks like MAC’s firespot!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Sheryl

    I have this compact and love it. (I am very pale)
    The textures really play off well with one another.

  11. Julia

    There are definitely some pretty colors in this but I think it’s a better option for warmer skin tones. I am cool with blue undertones and oranges,golds and yellows just do not work with slightly pink skin.It’s a skip for little ol pasty me. For the dark tones, have fun with this. I bet it will look awesome!