Estee Lauder Blonde Gold Eye Metals Review, Photos, Swatches
Estee Lauder Blonde Gold Eye Metals ($45.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a light gold with moderate, warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. For swatching purposes, I tried it dry as well as damp, but it was fairly pigmented even without the use of a dampened brush. The texture was smooth, dense, and more-cream like, which helped the eyeshadow stay together on the lid and have minimal fallout over time. The eyeshadow was blendable, though there were bits of sparkle that came away from the area when I was blending it out. It wore well for six and a half hours before creasing on me.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).
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$45.00/0.1 oz. - $450.00 Per Ounce
It is supposed to be a “rich color powder eyeshadow” that is “densely pigmented” that can be worn alone or layered. There are two shades in the collection, and they performed similarly, though Bitter Clove is a bit richer overall and longer wearing. They were nicely pigmented with very dense, almost cream-like textures that blended out easily on the lid and adhered to bare lids. I found that they were prone to creasing within six hours of wear, but the wear time improved to eight hours (before creasing) over primer, so primer helped but ultimately, this was not an ultra long-wearing formula. I did not experience much fall out, though, despite the high sparkle content in Bitter Clove (Charred Emerald has more of a pearly sheen). I liked them, but at the price point, it’s definitely a lot for a single eyeshadow, so they’re not going to be worth it for everyone.
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Thank goodness I have dupes!!! I have zero intention on buying from this collection. I love these kinds of colours though!
OMG, I’ve been eyeing this for a while! Can this be worn as a sparkly topper on top of powder shadows?
I think it would be too pigmented?
how would you use this then? just as a corner highlighter?
I would use it as an eyeshadow.. on the lid, on the inner corner, on the lash line, on the whole lid, etc.
This is really beautiful and I don’t seem to have any dupes. I am headed to the city as soon as I feel comfortable leaving my home so I will have to check it out. I haven’t looked but it was sold out for awhile so may not be available.
Let me know if you try it, Deborah!
I love this one. It’s amazing. I wish that they’d brought back Charred Emerald from last year – I could do with a back up. I do love Blonde Gold – just wish they’d given it a different name from the eye foil!
Have you almost finished Charred Emerald?
Haha nooo….10% maybe? But I want the security of a backup =D
As pretty as this shade is it’s just too expensive for a single shadow. 🙁
I hear ya 🙂
This is pretty but very, very dupable for me. Also my highlighter was canceled by Nordstrom so I took it as a sign that it wasn’t meant for me to have it! Too bad!
Thank goodness it is dupable!
Bummed that your highlighter got canceled!
Not feeling it but it’s nice! Cost is a bit much.
It is pricey!
Way better than the other eyeshadows in this collection. But I have 2 pans of MAC Fresh Blade, so I’m good. Plus , Nylon, too.
Yep! Definitely better.
Not too bad, but not my favorite!
This shadow is lovely. Expensive, but lovely.