Review: Estée Lauder EyeShadow Duo in Raisins

Friday, March 14, 2014

Well hello lovelies, do you still remember me?
It feels so weird actually writing a post, I feel like I completely lost my blogging mojo and I wasn't even away for that long. Fingers crossed, I'll be back on my schedule from today on, or at least I'll try my best to be.

Today we're going to talk about  something extremely gorgeous; the Estée Lauder Pure Color EyeShadow Duo in Raisins (12).
Yeah, I know that everyone already owns this and that there are a ton of reviews on it, but I was late to hop on this bandwagon and I wanted to share my thoughts about it anyway.
I'll start with the only downside of this eyeshadow duo, it's price. In Slovenian drugstore, Müller, it retails for around 38€ which is a hell of a lot of money for just two shades, but I guarantee you, they are worth it.  

Now let's dig into the glory of this duo.
Just how gorgeous is the packaging? If this doesn't catches your attention, I don't know what will. I'm completely in love with it. 
You can't really tell but the packaging is actually mirrored and the engraved  Estée Lauder initials just add that something extra to it. To me,  this packaging screams luxury and it actually feel very luxurious as well. You can tell that it's very well made, it's very sturdy and compact. It also comes with protective plastic over the eyeshadows, so that they're even more protected. Because of that, I'm not scared to carry it around with me, as I am with the Naked palette for example. 
You also get a two-ended brush and a mirror, which makes it even more practical.

The two shades are really meant for each other, they just create the perfect eye look, but also look amazing on its own. At first I was a little bit scared that they would look a little bit much for day time and that the darker shade would be a little bit too purple for my taste, but I was so wrong.
The lighter, champagne shade has this beautiful shine to it, but it doesn't have any glitters. The darker, purplish-brown shade on the other hand, has some tiny glitters that pop up once the sun hits your eyes and truly catch the light.
Both shades are extremely finely milled and are the softest eyeshadows that I own. They seriously feel like butter. 
The pigmentation is also outstanding, they're as pigmented as the UD shadows, if not even a little bit more. Since they are so pigmented you truly need just a little dab on the brush, so this duo will last you a lifetime. 

The thing that surprised me the most was how blendable they are. Without a single doubt, these two shades are the easiest to blend, it's just effortless. 
On my oily eyelids, they last all day with any of my primers and they don't fade even a little bit during the day. I also haven't experienced any fallout. 

Recently, this eyeshadow duo has been all that I've been wearing on my eyes. I don't know why, but these two shades really compliment my skin tone and make my eyes pop, at least I think so.
 I know that the price tag is sky high for only two shades, but I definitely think that they are worth the money and I'm not going to lie, I have my eye on another duo already.

Have you tried any Estée Lauder eyeshadows? Share your thoughts.


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14 komentarji

  1. It looks so beautiful, I love the colors!
    Estée Lauder is indeed expensive, but their products are sooooo amazing! I also own an eyeshadow (Iced Mocha) and I really like the consistency of it :)

    1. The consistency is truly amazing yes. This was actually my first Estée Lauder product but now I definitely want to try more to see if other products are as good as this one :)

  2. wow, res lepi senčki, izgled paletke in tvoj make- up! :)

  3. Ahh I've always wanted to try this palette out but it's always sold out in my drugstore. Great to hear the pigmentation and blendability is superb though, makes me want it even more :)

    Adventures of an Anglophile

    1. Definitely keep an eye on it, I'm keeping my fingers crossed you get your hands on it soon because it truly is an awesome duo :)

  4. I've had to hold back from buying this so many times!! I keep telling myself that I can't afford it! Such a beautiful palette but need to save :)

    I've followed you for a while now and I'd really really love and appreciate it if you followed me back?:) my blog is ?:) xxx

    1. Save up for it, it's worth every penny :) I'll gladly check out your blog...

  5. These look absolutely stunning on you. I imagine they're great for every day wear or popping in your handbag

    1. Yeah, they sure are since the packaging is so sturdy and the shade just looks amazing together :)

  6. vau <3 hočem ampak ne smem :D

  7. wow love the color for sure. I had estee lauder shadows a while ago and was not very impressed with them. Maybe it has gotten better over the years. These ones certainly looks appealing

    1. Maybe they did because I was truly blown away with the quality of these...they definitely made me want to try more Estee Lauder products :)


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