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New Estée Lauder Fall 2010 Blue Dahlia Pure Color Collection




For the Derek Lam Fall/Winter 2010 show held in February, celebrity makeup artist and Estée Lauder Creative Makeup Director Tom Pecheux masterminded a look consisting of a dusky midnight blue swept from the lash line to the brow, with a tarnished-looking coppery taupe shade framing the blue color on either side, mirroring the brown and camel tones in the western-inspired collection. Both shades are now available in the new Estée Lauder Pure Color Blue Dahlia Five Color Eyeshadow Palette, which means you can recreate this look at home.

Best of all: the palette is just one offering in the Blue Dahlia Pure Color Collection developed by Pecheux. Those of you who prefer violet, purple, and lavender hues will gravitate to the Estée Lauder Pure Color Surreal Violet Five Color Eyeshadow Palette — which, in addition to its mesmerizing colors, offers a rich mix of textures. The color at the very center of the palette is a smoky, velvety eggplant purple, while the  charcoal shade on the upper right-hand corner features a similarly dusty texture. The lilac-tinged white shade in the palette, meanwhile, features a satiny feel and a demure, all-over pearlescent sheen. A vibrant, heliotrope-esque violet shade, located at the bottom of the palette, boasts a build-able intensity, with just a hint of white pearly particles throughout. And then there’s the crowning jewel in the palette: an electrifying lilac shade with a sumptuous velvety finish. To get a closer look at these colors, make sure to check out the swatches after the jump.

Rounding out the collection are the new Estée Lauder Pure Color Gloss shades: Rock Candy, a shimmering blush pink; Twilight Petal, a shimmering, peachy soft bronze; Raspberry Pop, a sparkling berry red with clear and purple glitter micro particles; and Star Pink, a shimmering, practically clear, soft lilac-tinged hue. These soft gloss shades give lips a hint of color, while keeping the focus on the vibrant looks created with the Blue Dahlia and Surreal Violet eyeshadow palettes.

Check out swatches after the jump, as well as an eye look I created with the Surreal Violet palette (and which I rocked during Day 1 of New York Fashion Week).



Below, you’ll find a swatch of the Estée Lauder Pure Color Gloss in Star Pink. As you can see, the color is practically sheer, but if does have a blue-toned pink tint that works harmoniously with the blue and violet shades in the eyeshadow palettes. Plus, the clear white microparticles add just a hint of shimmer. In terms of texture, the gloss is relatively lightweight and just the slightest bit sticky (without feeling uncomfortable). It’s never runny, so once the color is applied on lips, you’re not likely to tackle smearing and unseemly color migration issues.

Estée Lauder Pure Color Gloss in Star Pink:




Next, you’ll find the five shades in the Surreal Violet eyeshadow palette. I love the slightly retro, disco-esque feel of the violet color pictured at center, while the magenta-tinged lilac shade is absolutely titillating. Finding a pretty purple eyeshadow isn’t that difficult a feat, but spotting a magnetizing violet or lilac is quite the feat, and this palette makes it a cinch.

Estée Lauder Pure Color Five Color Eyeshadow Palette in Surreal Violet:




Here’s the look I created with the Surreal Violet eyeshadow palette. I started by applying the lilac-tinged creamy white shade on lids, and then applied the lilac color, building up its intensity. To contour the color, I opted for the charcoal gray shade on the outer half of lids, blending in the dark plum shade at the center of the palette for more drama.



Estée Lauder Five Color Eyeshadow Palette in Surreal Violet, $42, and Pure Color Lip Gloss in Star Pink, $20. Available at EsteeLauder.com


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