Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Bleu Electrique Nude Eye Duo Review, Photos, Swatches

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Estee Lauder Bleu Electrique Nude Victoria Beckham Eye Duo
Estee Lauder Bleu Electrique Nude Victoria Beckham Eye Duo
Estee Lauder Bleu Electrique Nude Victoria Beckham Eye Duo
Estee Lauder Bleu Electrique Nude Victoria Beckham Eye Duo
Estee Lauder Bleu Electrique Nude Victoria Beckham Eye Duo
Estee Lauder Bleu Electrique Nude Victoria Beckham Eye Duo
Estee Lauder Bleu Electrique Nude Victoria Beckham Eye Duo
Estee Lauder Bleu Electrique Nude Victoria Beckham Eye Duo
Estee Lauder Bleu Electrique Nude Victoria Beckham Eye Duo
Estee Lauder Bleu Electrique Nude Victoria Beckham Eye Duo
Estee Lauder Bleu Electrique Nude Victoria Beckham Eye Duo
Estee Lauder Bleu Electrique Nude Victoria Beckham Eye Duo
Estee Lauder Bleu Electrique Nude Victoria Beckham Eye Duo
Estee Lauder Bleu Electrique Nude Victoria Beckham Eye Duo
Estee Lauder Bleu Electrique Nude Victoria Beckham Eye Duo
Estee Lauder Bleu Electrique Nude Victoria Beckham Eye Duo
Estee Lauder Bleu Electrique Nude Victoria Beckham Eye Duo
Estee Lauder Bleu Electrique Nude Victoria Beckham Eye Duo

Bleu Electrique Nude

Estee Lauder Bleu Electrique Nude Victoria Beckham Eye Duo ($60.00 for 0.06 oz.) pairs a bright, cobalt blue with a golden brown both with more matte finishes.  The problematic shade was Bleu Electrique, which proved difficult to apply, blend, and had poorer wear, but the color darkened within minutes of application to a navy blue rather than a bright cobalt, even when I tried it over primer a second time.  Nude performed much better, though it did not wear as long as I would have expected.

The duo contains a bit less than the average full-sized eyeshadow (0.05 oz. and these are 0.03 oz. each), despite the compact being more substantial in size.  I also had to be careful as the mirror was so heavy that the palette would not stay flat on the table unless I had the mirror angled slightly over the eyeshadow pans to keep it from tipping.

Ingredients


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Estee Lauder Bleu Electrique Victoria Beckham Eyeshadow
Estee Lauder Bleu Electrique Victoria Beckham Eyeshadow
Estee Lauder Bleu Electrique Victoria Beckham Eyeshadow
Estee Lauder Bleu Electrique Victoria Beckham Eyeshadow
Estee Lauder Bleu Electrique Victoria Beckham Eyeshadow
Estee Lauder Bleu Electrique Victoria Beckham Eyeshadow

Bleu Electrique

Bleu Electrique is a bright cobalt blue with a matte finish with strong, cool undertones. While it’s not that uncommon for more matte eyeshadows to darken a bit on the lid, especially if applied over the natural lid (and the lid is not very dry or powdered!), it can darken as a result of coming into contact with the natural oils, what is uncommon is darkening to the degree that this did–to a blackened blue–and that it did so even over primer (I was so taken aback by how dark it got on bare skin that I also tried it over Smashbox 24HR Primer to see). It applied unevenly and had noticeable patchiness as product lifted from one area when I tried to blend and even out the color. It lasted for five and a half hours before looking almost mottled on the lid.

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Estee Lauder Nude Victoria Beckham Eyeshadow
Estee Lauder Nude Victoria Beckham Eyeshadow
Estee Lauder Nude Victoria Beckham Eyeshadow
Estee Lauder Nude Victoria Beckham Eyeshadow
Estee Lauder Nude Victoria Beckham Eyeshadow
Estee Lauder Nude Victoria Beckham Eyeshadow

Nude

Nude is a light-medium, golden brown with warm, orange undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque color payoff that applied evenly to bare skin and did not darken like the blue shade did. The texture was soft, thin, and blendable. It lasted for seven hours on me before fading noticeably.

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kalliela Avatar

Mottled is not something ya wanna see about your product, yikes best to get yourself a nice palette or about a hundred other things than to throw away money on this. That blue sounkallielads horrible.

Nicole Avatar

I have a theory, although since I’m not involved in cosmetic production I don’t know how viable it is. Considering how well overall last year’s launch performed, it makes me wonder if the formulations for this year’s eyeshadows were created/tested/approved via their usual production facility but then sent to a cheaper fulfillment factory and everything went wonky? It makes no sense for EL to f**k it all up so badly when they had something that worked. Am I crazy? It just baffles me that they would risk the goodwill they built up with the original VB collaboration by churning out utter rubbish this year. I only hope the lipsticks perform better because I ordered two. Sheesh.

Nicole Avatar

I also want to add, I am utterly pissed off at the amount of product in these duos and I’m mad at myself that I didn’t notice before I ordered a duo. Last year’s palette offered substantially more product (yes it was $95 instead of $60 but it was also four times the product!!). Even though Tom Ford’s duos are pricey (also $60) they contain TWICE as much product (.13 oz) for the same price. And both are made in collaboration with EL!!! I’m definitely returning the black/vanille duo before I open it because…no. Just no. I have my fingers crossed that the formulation on the eyeliners is the same because I LOVE the original black/vanille liner duo (and I bought 4 backups which I’ve never done with a product, ever). I hope the Saphir and Java perform as well. Now I’m also concerned that the formula of the new eye metal has changed from last year. Rant over for now. πŸ™‚

Katherine T. Avatar

OMG, it’s starting to look like Grounds Hog Day around here! ANOTHER palette that’s a dud??? At this price point and with the Beckham name, this is embarrassing, I don’t know how this even made it out of QC, assuming there was QC. IDK maybe they spent all the money on packaging, promotion, celebrity endorsement, and skimped on the quality of the product as well as the quantity? It’s such a huge shame, esp. since the first collection was so well crafted and well loved

Jane Avatar

This whole collection seems so hit and miss, shocking considering the prices. How is that Tom Ford collections maintain a consistently high quality when Tom Ford is owned by Estee Lauder? I just can’t get my head round how the same company can get it so utterly right with one sub-brand and so hit and miss with another! I do hope the EL execs are reading all the feedback. Tavia at Chicprofile has also had the same issues as you did with the London palette. All in all an underwhelming collection.

Julia Avatar

I feel very confused by what’s going on here with this new range of VB products for EstΓ©e Lauder which is a quality makeup brand. I find it hard to believe that someone dropped the ball so dramatically for a specialty collection which is priced so high and yet, a cobalt blue shadow can darken to navy on the lid and the quad you reviewed earlier was patchy. Have you tried to reach out to EL for comment? Any thoughts on why this is happening? I had marked a few items that I really wanted to try from the line and yet now I’m concerned that it’s not worth it.

Carla Avatar

The nude shade’s not that bad, but more blue eyeshadow – really?
If some good cruelty-free company came out with some really strong plummy taupes, I’d be drooling on my keyboard and melting my credit card, but blue’s just not for me.

Genevieve Avatar

I am normally a blue shade lover, but I really don’t like this vivid blue and to be honest, I don’t see many girls wearing this shade in any given day. And the caramel shade is so basic. I am not sure how they are meant to be worn together either – it’s really a mis matched pair. Unlike the bareMinerals duo, where they have been carefully matched to compliment each other.
Another epic fail.

Anna Avatar

I find that many of these color combinations would only work for Victoria Beckham herself and women who are a different type will not find anything in this collection (even Modern Mercury, while gorgeous, is a bit too warm fpr me)

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