Pure Color Envy Shadow Paint
Pure Color Envy Shadow Paint is an outstanding liquid-to-powder eyeshadow that's easy to apply, imparts rich, layer-able color, and wears perfectly, no fading, flaking, or smudging once set.
Applied with a flocked, angled sponge-tip applicator (or you can use your fingertip or an eyeshadow brush), each shade lays down relatively intense color infused with an almost metallic level of shimmer.
The shine can be softened, just not to the sheer level Lauder promotes: even a thin layer causes shine to remain strong enough to magnify fine lines around the eyes. That's not a deal-breaker, just something to be aware of.
We love that you get sufficient playtime before this sets, as it allows for more precise application, such as long the lash line or to highlight the brow bone or inner corners of the eyes. Once dry, this wears without a hitch, and you can apply other types of eyeshadow first or over this Shadow Paint for different effects.
The fragrance-free formula comes in a small but well-edited range of shades, offering a mix of neutral-toned enhancers alongside darker, more dramatic colors that can work for all skin tones.
- Applies easily, whether you want to cover the entire eye area or just highlight small areas.
- Offers sufficient playtime before drying.
- Once dry, this wears without a hitch.
- Small range of well-edited shades allows for softer or bolder looks.
- Layers well over powder eyeshadows.
- Fragrance free.
Estee Lauder At-A-Glance
The history of Estee Lauder goes back to 1946, when the woman who created the brand (and for whom it is named) began selling creams and lotions made by her chemist uncle. From its humble beginnings, Estee Lauder has grown to become a multibillion-dollar company whose products are sold all over the world and advertised in just about every fashion and women's lifestyle magazine available.
The biggest compliment we can pay to the venerable Estee Lauder line is that their moisturizers and serums can largely be described as state-of-the-art. Though fragrance is often intrusive, but when it comes to formulary excellence culminating in products that give skin what it needs to function optimally, they are tough to beat.
When it comes to makeup, by and large the brand also exceeds expectations. Though there are some under-performing products (you can read more about them in our individual reviews), Lauder has a number of excellent options, most notably its lip colors.
For more information about Estee Lauder, call (877) 311-3883 or visit www.esteelauder.com.
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