The Estee Edit Metallishadow Creme + Powder
The Estee Edit Metallishadow Crème + Powder features two different types of eyeshadow that work beautifully together to create a stunning look, especially for a night out on the town!
This duo comes as two pots stacked together. The top pot is comprised of the richly pigmented, solid-cream shadow. It takes a little experimenting to blend out the texture, but once you get it down, it creates the perfect canvas for the corresponding loose shadow to adhere to.
The accompanying loose metallic shadow is made up of sheer, micro-sparkle. When layered over the cream shadow, the color and glitz are locked in and amplified. The effect is brilliantly chic color—you get an overlay of luxe, fine sparkle mixed with rich color.
Performance-wise, these formulas work beautifully together. If you're prone to shadow creasing, then you'll eventually have that happen here as well, but prepping lids with an eyeshadow primer (we used Urban Decay's Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Minor Sin) can alleviate the issue. Paired with the cream shadow as a base, you can expect little to no fallout from the loose sparkle shadow.
Shade-wise, if you gravitate toward subtle color, this isn't going to be the product for you. Otherwise, the bold mix of shades include striking tones of deep plum, chocolate brown, emerald-teal and other trendy/rich/smoky colors that are so pretty, it's hard to just pick one.
We've got to hand it to The Estee Edit…Metallishadow Crème + Powder rocks! Tried it? Loved it? Hated it? Leave us your thoughts in the Community Reviews section.
- Richly pigmented, solid-cream shadow works beautifully as a base.
- Loose, sparkle-metallic shadow amplifies the color and glam effect.
- The cream and powder formulas perform brilliantly together.
- Stunning array of shades.
- If you're not into bold eyeshadow, this isn't the product for you.
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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