Pure Color Gelee Powder Eyeshadow
These eyeshadow singles have a smooth cream-to-powder feel that adheres nicely to skin and won't flake. All of the shades have a finely milled shimmering glow that's on the metallic side, and some of the colors go on richly whereas others go on sheer, so you'll need to experiment to see which you prefer. With a nontraditional color palette, including vivid shades of teal, silver, and copper among others, it's a great idea to play with these in-store before you consider purchasing them—especially at this price.
- Smooth cream-to-powder texture adheres nicely to skin.
- Finely milled shimmering glow.
- Range of shades offers richly pigmented as well as sheer options.
- Doesn't flake.
- Metallic finish accentuates wrinkles.
- Lacks options for those who desire classic shades
- Good eyeshadow doesn’t have to cost this much. See our Best Eyeshadows list.
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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