'The Metallics' is the name of Estee Lauder's Pure Color Autumn 2013 collection, which as you can already tell by its name, comprises of products specifically created to add dimension, futuristic shine and well, a metallic vibe to ones eyes, lips and nails. Launching this month, the following is what you can expect to find on the stands:
|Autumn looks good from this angle!|
R: Pure Color Vivid Shine Nail Lacquers - 8 shades RRP: 20 Euro
L, T: Pure Color High Intensity Lip Lacquer - 12 shades RRP: 26 Euro
L, B: Pure Color Vivid Shine Lipsticks - 6 shades RRP: 25 Euro
Not pictured: Pure Color Instant Intense Eyeshadow Trios - RRP: 34 Euro
Pure Color Vivid Shine Nail Lacquer in 'Chrome Violet'
"Born out of a fusion of refined pearls and aluminum platelets" (Press Release), the Vivid Shine Nail Lacquers dry uber fast. I mean it, uber fast! As soon as the brush touches the surface of the nail, it is dry. I'm not kidding! This might sound awesome to you, but in fact it's a bit of a struggle to get this evenly applied on the nails since it can easily turn into a gloopy mess if you don't go about closing the cap and shaking the bottle from time to time. I am not sure whether this is just my press sample or all of them perform in this manner, but it's true.
The look of it is incredible, metallic nails indeed! This nail polish is quite different to anything I have ever encountered in my nail polish adventures. I will have to give this another go or two before I talk lasting properties, but did I already mention how fast-drying this is?
Pure Color Vivid Shine Lipstick in 'Glow Fuchsia'
The Pure Color Vivid Shine Lipstick in 'Glow Fuchsia' is a delicate and flattering pink shade with a shimmery/slightly frosty finish - in a good way though, just enough punch to add dimension to one's lips. It is more on the safe side of shades, and to me it looks quite Spring-esque if I were to allocate it to a particular season. As already mentioned, this is quite a flattering shade on me and it instantly livens my complexion, if I can say so myself :). The formula is quite light and comfortable on the lips, in fact you can't even feel it once applied, which is a good thing!
Pure Color High Intensity Lip Lacquer in 'Electric Wine'
You know that feeling when you see something you love but you know it in your guts that you and IT will never work out, cause it would be too darn good to be true if it did? Well hold your horses right there, cause this here, *this*..... is NOT the case. This here my friends, is love at first sight that turned into the real thing over time (ahem, weeks!). Yep, I only got the press sample circa two weeks ago, but when you reach for it every second day if not every day... you know it's real love.
The texture of the High Intensity Lip Lacquers is pretty amazing, it is on the thicker side of consistencies with a high-shine finish, packed full of pigment and subtle shimmer (unnoticeable though once on the lips).
It feels a bit sticky when you first apply it but that goes away and feels very comfortable thereafter on the lips. It stays put for circa 5 hours, and it fades really evenly, leaving a subtle stain behind. It is a moisturizing formula also, and the applicator is perfect in both shape and size. I absolutely adore the formula and most of all this deadly shade, and I would definitely purchase it myself because it makes me feel like a million bucks every time I wear it! To me, this is like the 'designer bag' of lip lacquers!
Can you tell how happy we are together???