Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Black Myrrh Eye Ink & Burnt Anise Eye Foil Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Black Myrrh Eye Ink
Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Black Myrrh Eye Ink

EYE INK

Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Black Myrrh Eye Ink ($45.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a deep black with silver sparkle. Buxom Black Tie (LE, $12.00) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Ground (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Anastasia Midnight (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, more muted (90% similar). Tarte Grommet (P, $14.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Dose of Colors X-Ray (P, $20.00)(90% similar). Make Up For Ever D104 Black Diamond (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Dior Eternal Gold #5 (LE, ) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). Lancome The New Black (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Steel the Show (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Shameless (LE, $6.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Noir LamΓ© (908) (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). City Color Oh So Naughty (P, $6.99) is less shimmery (90% similar). Dior Black Bow #5 (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Pat McGrath Black Metal (PiP, $25.00) is warmer (95% similar). Dior Moonlight #5 (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever D104 Black Diamond (DC, $21.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Revenge (Misunderstood) (LE, $4.50) is warmer (85% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Plastick (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Estee Lauder Burnt Anise (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery, glossier (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Second Date (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

It is supposed to be a “pressed gel-creme formula” with “deep, rich” pigmentation. It actually felt similar to the Eye Metals to the touch, but the ingredient list shows them to be different, and it did feel creamier and more like a cream-based product than a powder one. I think it is the density and lack of glossiness/a lot of slip that made it seem less like a traditional cream eyeshadow. It lasted for seven hours before starting to crease on me, and when I tried it as an eyeliner, it was harder to apply with the same intensity as when I used a flatter, wider brush (doesn’t seem to play well with finer brushes), but it lasted a bit longer at eight hours. It was richly pigmented and blendable on the skin.

EYE FOIL

Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Burnt Anise Eye Foil ($36.00 for 0.24 fl. oz.) is an inky, bluish-black with silver and teal sparkle paired with a metallic sheen. Urban Decay Ground (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). NARS Smash It Up (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Second Date (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D104 Black Diamond (P, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). CoverGirl Molten Black (300) (P, $4.99) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Pat McGrath Black Metal (PiP, $25.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Shameless (LE, $6.00) is warmer (90% similar). Lancome The New Black (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). City Color Oh So Naughty (P, $6.99) is less shimmery (90% similar). L'Oreal Eternal Black (P, $7.99) is warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Natasha Denona Full Metal Black (LE, $28.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Midnight (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Buxom Black Tie (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Dior Eternal Gold #5 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Estee Lauder Black Myrrh (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery, less glossy (90% similar). Sydney Grace Revival (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Gunmetal (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Chanel Mirifique (P, $32.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Linda Hallberg Cosmetics Void (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Stila Molten Midnight (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The formula is supposed to have “high-shine” and give a “liquid-metal effect.” It’s very thin, almost water-like, and applies better to my arm/hand than to my eye when used with the included doe-foot applicator. I had a little more luck using a flat, synthetic brush, but it is so thin that trying to blend and spread the product across the skin’s surface did more to some product but not all, which resulted in an uneven layer of coverage. It had a longer drying time, so it easily migrated into creases when I used it alone, and it had a tendency to cause underlying products to crease if used as more than just a dab (like patting on top of an eyeshadow with your fingertip). I also experienced some burning sensation as it was drying down. Once it dried down, it was fairly smudge-proof and budge-proof; it took a lot of rubbing with my fingertip (against my hand) to get any transfer, and it was mostly shimmer. I saw only a few sparkles that had dropped over time, and it didn’t seem to crease further once it dried down — it’s just more finicky to avoid the creasing in the first place.

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Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Black Myrrh Eye Ink
Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Black Myrrh Eye Ink

Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Black Myrrh Eye Ink
Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Black Myrrh Eye Ink

Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Black Myrrh Eye Ink
Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Black Myrrh Eye Ink

Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Black Myrrh Eye Ink
Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Black Myrrh Eye Ink

Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Black Myrrh Eye Ink
Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Black Myrrh Eye Ink

Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Black Myrrh Eye Ink
Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Black Myrrh Eye Ink

Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Black Myrrh Eye Ink
Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Black Myrrh Eye Ink

Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Burnt Anise Eye Foil
Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Burnt Anise Eye Foil

Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Burnt Anise Eye Foil
Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Burnt Anise Eye Foil

Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Burnt Anise Eye Foil
Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Burnt Anise Eye Foil

Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Burnt Anise Eye Foil
Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Burnt Anise Eye Foil

Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Burnt Anise Eye Foil
Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Burnt Anise Eye Foil

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She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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Yeah, I saw that Eye Foil during the sneak peek and thought WTH?? That looks like one of those super watery UD Razor Sharp eye liners! Easy skip there. As for Black Myrrh, I have the dupe City Colors Shimmer Shadows in Oh So Naughty, which is probably the most insanely pigmented shadow in my not-so-small stash. I only need the tiniest dab, any more would be black panda eyes. I would need to be Gene Simmons to finish that pan, so I’m good there.

This is beautiful but I know it is too dark for me not that it wouldn’t work I am just not good at applying very very dark shades on my eyes. I would use it as a liner and it would be beautiful. I did order the other two shadows the Emerald Charred and Bitter Clove.

Got a problem with black based, as well. Not entirely sure why, maybe the set of my eyes? Towards the deeper plane? Who knows? But with black based colors like the NARS night series shadows, they look black, similar, and lose the color factor, which really bums me. I don’t want to have to crane my neck and go to diff lighting sources to see the color aspect. I HATE that they just look black. Hence, never go there any more. But the myrrh swatches are lovely. I can see the color in the black on others easily. Grumble.

If I remember well, I saw an interview with VB explaining the Eye Foil but cannot find it again. She said she wanted to create a product that gave a ”sweaty” eye effect I believe like a gloss so I guess it does make sense that the product creases and is uneven on application. I am pretty sure that’s the point. It’s probably quite a hard product to sell since it’s not for everybody, but I believe it has been formulated for that exact purpose, a bit of a creasy looking rock n roll eye. It probably has a more photoshoot effect in mind so not everybody’s cup of tea I guess.

“Sweaty” is a sheen than necessarily creasing – I think they achieve that concept in the other products, like the eyeshadows and highlighter, without making it crease easily or settle into lines. It has a high shine finish, which gives more of a glossy effect on the eye, but the dry down is long, so it isn’t able to set effectively.

Nope! Once it sets, it actually wears quite well! It’s just really, really hard to keep the lid taut enough (even keeping it closed) so it dries down smoothly, so it will stay in whatever fashion it dried down in. I applied it to the back of my hand, and it dried evenly, no visible settling or migration, and it barely budged until I really rubbed the life out of it (then I got just a touch of shimmer transfer).

Thank you so much Christine! I am actually looking for something that creates a creasy smoky eye and the fact that it sets and won’t become an absolute mess or dissapear like a gloss is kind of appealing to me (I know…weirdo over here).

Hello Christine, do you think this eye ink is worth the splurge? I don’t have dupes for it but I don’t know if it is so special to justify the investment or if I’d better place an order at Colourpop website… Hope you can give your opinion. Thanks!!! πŸ™‚

I’d go ColourPop, mostly because I get better wear out of the ColourPop formula myself, and unless it’s something you’d use at least once a week, I think going cheaper would make more sense πŸ™‚

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