Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012


Estee Lauder Spring 2012 Collection: Topaz

“My inspiration behind the collection was vacationing in Arizona, enjoying the warm sun, the amazing desert colors and the shadows that play on the sand and rocks. I was thinking of a gorgeously healthy-looking woman that had an element of fantasy in her personality. I wanted to convey that with a palette of strong yet soft colors.” — Tom Pecheux, Creative Makeup Director, Estée Lauder

Pure Color Five Color Eyeshadow Palette ($45.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Topaz Mosaic Sun-drenched neutral desert tones with an unexpected pop of citron yellow

Pure Color Intense Kajal Eye Crayon ($22.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Dramatic Black Black
  • Dramatic Teal Turquoise

Pure Color Illuminating Powder Gelee ($40.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Topaz Chameleon Sun-kissed warmth

Pure Color Gloss ($22.50) (Limited Edition)

  • Citron Kiss Sparkling citrus yellow sheen

Pure Color Sensuous Rouge Lip Color ($28.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Sultry Caramel Golden bronze
  • Sensuous Nude Seductive natural
  • Sublime Nectar Soft coral

Pure Color Nail Lacquer ($19.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Teal Topaz Tranquil yet vibrant blue-green

availability: January 2012

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22 thoughts on “Estee Lauder Spring 2012 Collection: Topaz

  1. taj

    I’ve longed for test driving gelee, and the bronze colour sounds promising.

  2. amazing collection in my opinion!

  3. I’m hoping the ure Color Intense Kajal Eye Crayon has a similar formula to the Pure Color Intense Kajal EyeLiner as I’m a sucker for Turquoise.

  4. Andrea

    Can’t wait – I’ve collected all of those eye quints so far and they’re amazing quality, gorgeous and also really practical.

  5. Tracey

    This should be a good chance for people who missed the illuminating powder from last year’s collection to get one. I wonder how different it will be? This one looks more like a super shimmery bronzer.

  6. I love this perfect summer mix : camel-nude and turquoise !!! Let’s dream of sunset at beach =)

  7. Catherine

    Would you possibly know if the Pure Color Illuminating Powder Gelee will be available in the UK?

  8. Dominique

    Well, no so bad for an Estee Lauder makeup collection, it looks nice.

  9. I’m really not a big fan of the model’s makeup on the promo picture!

  10. M.

    I have an irrational desire for the highlighter.

  11. Nadia

    This looks like a beautiful collection. I have and love the illumination powder gelee they brought out previously!

  12. Caiti

    I love a warm-toned eyeshadow palette, so I will definitely have to check this one out.

  13. Reese

    I really like the eyeshadow palette! Totally my colours! I’d love to try the gelee, but the colour isn’t for me. Wish I had picked it up the first time around.

  14. This looks gorgeous, but you know what? I just don’t need a single other brown/bronze/gold thing in my collection. It feels like that’s all we’ve been doing since Naked came out, LOL. Soft bright colors are grabbing me – non-neon limes, peaches, soft pinks, soft lilacs. I’m holding out in hopes somebody will go that direction this spring.

  15. I was SO excited when I saw the highlight/bronze powder thing!!! I actually included the info on this collection in a video that I was JUST about to shoot last week when I lost my voice :/ LOL

    I can squeek a little right now… Maybe that would convey the proper level of excitement?

  16. Joan

    I adore the Estee Lauder Illuminating Powder Gelee ‘Modern Mercury 1′ so much that I’ve already pre-ordered
    the Pure Color Illuminating Powder Gelee,’ Topaz Chameleon’ shown here. Thanks for the heads-up Christine because the Modern Mercury sold out quickly!

  17. PJ

    I have soo many teal/ turquoise liners, so I must pass. Im really looking foreward to EL BB cream though, but was told it would arrive in Feb!

  18. cherryglass

    Estee Lauder is impressing the hell out of me lately. Love Contance make up here. She looks stunning. The products looks solid and I’ll be seriously shocked if the quality would be lacking. The lipstick in promo will be mine. Very nicely done, EL!

  19. This collection looks great!

  20. Lena

    Hi Christine!

    Will you be reviewing this collection?

  21. Julia

    I missed out on the modern mercury illuminator, so I went ahead and ordered this one online without thinking twice, I have to say that I hate it! It’s way too orangey. Mind you, I’m an NC40, I thought possibly if all else fails, I could atleast use it as an eyeshadow, but I don’t dig the orange tint..now I’m stuck. :|