Thursday, February 26th, 2009

Estée Lauder | Vivid Garden

Warm temperatures and sunny days call for a festive garden tea party. Set in a delightfully feminine garden of blooming flowers in shades of pinks and purples, delectable petit-fours and decadent layer cakes iced in fanciful butterfly and bloom designs are passed on shining silver trays as guests enjoy a selection of delightful elixir teas. An atmosphere of fresh airiness abounds with guests dressed in softly flowing dresses with youthful expressions of color in unordinary combinations.


  • Vivid Garden Illuminating Powder ($32.00)
  • Duo-Tone Eye Pencil in Onyx Pearl ($18.50)

Jasmine Garden Look (Saks Fifth, Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus)

  • Signature Eyeshadow Quad in Jasmine Garden ($35.00)
  • Pure Color Illuminating Gloss in Lotus Blossom ($18.00)
  • Pure Color Crystal Lipstick in Sweet Lychee ($22.00)
  • Pure Color Nail Lacquer in Lotus Blossom ($18.00)

Orchid Garden Look (Nordstrom Exclusive)

  • Signature Eyeshadow Quad in Orchid Garden ($35.00)
  • Pure Color Illuminating Gloss in Peach Blossom ($18.00)
  • Pure Color Crystal Lipstick in Crystal Coral ($22.00)
  • Pure Color Nail Lacquer in Peach Blossom ($18.00)

This limited edition collection is available on counter now.

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18 thoughts on “Estee Lauder Vivid Garden Spring 2009 Collection

  1. Oh wow!! I love the vibrant colors and how subtle they look on the model!

  2. phuong k

    i saw a lot of people complain/ not recommend estee lauder makeup products because of poor pigmentation. have you used, tried, or swatched estee lauder products and what do you think about them christine? i mean this picture is beautiful but if it’s like a slight color wash, i don’t think itd be worth it

    • Hi Phuong,

      I haven’t had any issues with the products I’ve tried, though I haven’t tried anything in a few months. I’ve always liked their lipsticks for sure!

  3. ohh! I love it! I love the description! I love the colors. It just reminds me of a soft spring sunset in the garden…

  4. Rebecca

    On a non-collection-related comment:

    Those brows are unruly and hideous on the model. I am all for the new thick defined arches that have come back the last few years, but they just look untidy and unkempt. I know Hilary Rhoda has always rocked the strong brow too, but it looks messy compared to the whole look.

    • Nicky

      I couldn’t agree more!! I have always loved thicker brows, but this is just downright distracting. . .

      • Rachel

        I agree. I usually think that her brows are fabulous but here the just look bad. The left one looks out of proportion to the right.

  5. Ruth

    I’m going to have to check out the lip glosses for sure.

  6. GretaLuvsMAC

    Really pretty and bright…usually, Estee Lauder dosen’t do anything for me but this collection looks interesting:)

  7. tc

    is that the blush! ooohhh ahhhh (looking in amazement) christine what do you think? does este lauder have good blushes? would you buy it?

  8. nancy s

    I love when they have their free gift promotion! I love their mascara too!!

  9. Anitacska

    I am definitely getting that lovely powder and at least one of the quads too. The gloss looks lovely too. :)

  10. Lena

    I really like many of EL products. Sadly, I am allergic to their lipsticks. It’s the only lipstick that I have tried that I am allergic too. My sister was really happy about that. She got my entire collection of lipsticks.

  11. Faiza

    Definitely want that Lipstick and Lipgloss, such a bangin pink! lol

  12. That powder looks like a piece of art!

  13. izabela

    The model is gorgeous! :(