Estee Lauder Pure Color Nail Lacquer for Spring 2011
“Nail Lacquer has really become a fashion statement like a must have accessory. This collection compliments the runway trends we saw for Spring 2011 and comes in a range of soft and bold shades to capture your favorite look. ‘‘ ‘‘ – Tom Pecheux, Creative Makeup Director, Estée Lauder
Avant-garde glamour coats the nails in chic, shiny splendor with the new Pure Color Nail Lacquer by Estée Lauder and Creative Makeup Director Tom Pecheux. The new, instantly gratifying collection of eight in-line nail lacquers in painted shades of sophistication has a decadently full-coverage formula with a long lasting finish. A luxurious range of hues from perfect neutrals to smoky charcoals to romantic purples and riveting reds, delight the senses and turn nails into mini accessories to match any look. An additional, limited edition collection of eight high-fashion shades explode at your fingertips in vibrantly rich hues. Relish in the new look for luxe nails… introducing Pure Color Nail Lacquer.
Wicked Green (Limited Edition) (Nordstrom Exclusive)
Wild Blue (Limited Edition) (Nordstrom Exclusive)
Availability: The in-line shades of Pure Color Nail Lacquer will be available at select Estée Lauder counters nationwide and www.esteelauder.com starting in March 2011. The limited collection shades will be exclusive to Nordstrom stores starting in March 2011 for a limited time.
For eyes, start by applying Smudgeproof as your eyeshadow base all over the eye area with the 249. Apply the base eyeshadow to the inner half of the lid and tearduct with the 239. Next, apply the eye color eyeshadow to the outer half of the lid with the 239. Then, apply the eye definer eyeshadow to the outer fourth of the lid. Highlight the brow bone with base eyeshadow with the 239. Apply #12L liner on the lower lash line. Finish by sweeping lashes with Inimitable Intense mascara.
For cheeks, apply Tea Petal cremeblend blush on the apples of the cheeks and pat towards the temple with fingers.
For lips, apply Kissable slimshine for a complementing lip.
On really, really special occasions (like graduation), then I will ensure really even coverage for face, neck, and shoulders (assuming what I’m wearing shows shoulders). I use something sheer and lightweight like MAC Face & Body.
OVERALL, it’s a good formula, and I think it adds some nice shades to MAC’s permanent range. I feel like there’s easily at least one shade that catches the eye. There is a good balance of cool, more neutral, and warm shades here, as well as brights and darks and everyday kind of shades. The majority of shades have some past shade compares closely, but for the most part, each shade doesn’t have five shades that are exactly the same either. (One must always keep in mind that not everyone has every past or present shade, and so what is easily duped for one person is a new holy grail shade for another!) It’s a solid release, and even better because they are permanent.