Pure Color Stay-On Shadow Paint
Pure Color Stay-On Shadow Paint is Estee Lauder's foray into the world of cream eyeshadows, and it's a decent addition, although not without some drawbacks. This glass pot–packaged shadow has an exceptionally creamy, almost mousse-like, texture. It applies easily and smoothly, and sets quickly, but not so quickly that you can't blend adequately before it dries.
Here's the best part: This doesn't crease! It also wears well for several hours without fading, and comes off easily with either a waterproof or long-wearing makeup remover.
Now to those drawbacks: Every shade has some level of shimmer or glitter, and for most of the shades that level is quite high. That's not bad if that's what you want, but it's limiting if you're looking for matte options. The glitter also tends to migrate to other areas of your face after a few hours of wear. Were it not for this issue, this would have earned our highest rating!
- Smooth, creamy texture applies evenly.
- Wears well for several hours without fading.
- Allows enough time for blending before setting.
- The glitter and shimmer in the colors have a tendency to migrate to other areas of the face after several hours of wear.
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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