Estee Lauder Halo Shadow Paint Review, Photos, Swatches

Estee Lauder Halo Shadow Paint
Estee Lauder Halo Shadow Paint

A New Long-Wearing Eyeshadow from Estee Lauder

Estee Lauder Halo Shadow Paint ($24.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a warm champagne beige with a shimmered, frost finish. Tarina Tarantino Elektron is lighter and a powder product. Urban Decay Booty Call is more peach-colored and a powder product. Benefit Tattle Tale is less beige, more golden. Maybelline Barely Branded is lighter, more white-based, less yellow.  This color would work well as an all-over shade, wash of color, or as an eyeshadow base.

The new Pure Color Stay-on Shadow Paint formula is supposed to wear for 12-hours crease-free, fade-proof, and have “maximized color impact … magnified vibrancy.” Halo applied smoothly, evenly, and opaquely without having to load the brush with product or layer a ton of product on. The dry down time seemed about average; not so quick that you have no time to work with the product, but not so slow that it gathers in the crease if you don’t give it enough time to set. Once it dries down, it’s set for the whole day. It didn’t crease or fade over a 12-hour period.  The texture was really nice, too, because it has a thin but very creamy feel.

P.S. — I have a few more shades to review, and I haven’t tested all of them yet, and while Halo is one of the best of the bunch, some of the others I did have some issues with. The line has seemed inconsistent to me so far, so I wanted to give readers a heads up that if you’re waffling over other shades, I have more reviews to come!

We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

Estee Lauder Halo Shadow Paint
Estee Lauder Halo Shadow Paint

Estee Lauder Halo Shadow Paint
Estee Lauder Halo Shadow Paint

Estee Lauder Halo Shadow Paint
Estee Lauder Halo Shadow Paint

Estee Lauder Halo Shadow Paint
Estee Lauder Halo Shadow Paint (sample labeling)

Estee Lauder Halo Shadow Paint
Estee Lauder Halo Shadow Paint

Estee Lauder Halo Shadow Paint
Estee Lauder Halo Shadow Paint

Estee Lauder Halo Shadow Paint
Estee Lauder Halo Shadow Paint / Chained Shadow Paint

Where to Buy

Current Sales & Deals

  • Neiman Marcus
    • Take $50 off $200, or $100 off your $400 purchase on Ladies Shoes, Handbags, and Men's Shoes with code NMSAVE, ends 4/05.
    • Free shipping + free returns every day, ends 12/31.
    • 15% off your first order when you sign up to receive Neiman Marcus emails, exclusions apply, ends 8/30.
  • Nordstrom25% off select brands + styles of jeans (shop here), ends 4/05. 15% off beauty & grooming (shop here, some brand exclusions), ends 9AM EST, ends 4/07.
When you purchase through our links above, you help support Temptalia. Thank You!
We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

Compare Any Two Swatches

Curious how two shades compare to each other? Type in the shades below to get instant side-by-side swatches!

We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

39 Comments

Comments that do not adhere to our comment policy may be removed. Discussion and debate are highly encouraged but we expect community members to participate respectfully. Please keep discussion on-topic, and if you have general feedback, a product review request, an off-topic question, or need technical support, please contact us!

Please help us streamline the comments' section and be more efficient: double-check the post above for more basic information like pricing, availability, and so on to make sure your question wasn't answered already. Comments alerting us to typos or small errors in the post are appreciated (!) but will typically be removed after errors are fixed (unless a response is needed).

We appreciate enthusiasm for new releases but ask readers to please hold questions regarding if/when a review will be posted as we can't commit to or guarantee product reviews. We don't want to set expectations and then disappoint readers as even products that are swatched don't always end up being reviewed due to time constraints and changes in priorities! Thank you for understanding!

Comments on this post are closed.
We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

What sort of a brush do you use for applying cream shadows? I try to use my finger but it seems to be somewhat clumsy. I have the now discontinued Urban Decay cream shadows that come with a doefoot applicator but that gets too much product on my eyelids. Plus I just ordered the Strike it Rich primer set from Bare Minerals during their 12 hour online sale.

I use a flat, firm brush – usually MAC 249 or something like it!

With the UD ones, you might try applying the color, like tapping or rolling it just slightly, then using your finger and/or a brush to distribute the product.

Is the Maybelline bare beige similar? I have been trying to find a matte cream eyeshadow and was hoping this would fill that need. Seems like noone has a matte light shade – I use shore from bobbi brown but it’s a touch too dark for total eye. Haven’t heard great things about bobbi’s new shadow sticks.

I have a soft spot for shadows(whether they be powder or cream) that are this color. Especially on the days when I don’t feel like wearing eye shadow, but still want a little something.

This is quite nice! I wish cream shadows wore better on me, else I’d be all over this.

As for the other shades…if your test results were anything like the swatches I did of these at the counter last week, I suspect the ones you probably had trouble with were the colorful ones. They seemed a bit patchier than the neutral shades. I’ll be interested to see your reviews!

I picked up Sinister a couple of weeks ago and am really enjoying it. One of the few cream shadows that doesn’t irritate my eyes.

It seriously doesn’t budge until I wash off my makeup either. Curious to see which shades gave you problems, as I was thinking about going back for a couple of the more vibrant options.

I bought this in the color Steel and had to return it. Texture was great but it had a lot of tiny glitter fallout in a matter of minutes! Not what you expect from a cream shadow. Also not very pigmented

Comparing this and the Mac paint pots, which do you prefer?? Seeing Mac is bringing out new paint pots to go into the line, I’m unsure which one to buy!! Thanks 🙂

I was so disappointed in this. It applied patchily and I could see the texture of the product on my lid. It was really sheer and he more I tried to build on it the worse it looked. The By Terry Ombre Blackstar line of cream shadows are by far the best I’ve ever used.

I was super disappointed in this. I though it applied a little patchy and emphasized the texture of my eyelid. I think the best version (not completely identical in color) of both this and Maybelline’s “Barely Branded” is the By Terry Ombre Blackstar cream shadow in “Blond Opal”.

We try to approve comments within 24 hours (and reply to them within 72 hours) but can sometimes get behind and appreciate your patience! 🙂 If you have general feedback, product review requests, off-topic questions, or need technical support, please contact us directly. Thank you for your patience!