Monday, 27 August 2012

Estee Lauder Pure Colour - Smashed - Review & Swatches

Hi again!

I was in Boots today looking for a lipgloss, and I got talking to the Estee Lauder woman.  Out of the corner of my eye, I saw some random blingy-ness, which turned out to be a range of their polishes I hadn't seen before.  This one caught my eye:
Well, I had a base coat already on my nails (I always go shopping with base coat on in case I want to try some), so I tried a few out.  They weren't all as brill as I thought they would be.  These are all just one coat:
The purple on my thumb I especially didn't like, it managed somehow to give me pink-finger when it wasn't even a red!  But the purple that had caught my eye in the first place still had potential, so I bought it.  It cost me £14.50:
It's worth bearing this very pretty packaging in mind, as it means it would make a brill xmas present which would be very easy to wrap indeed!

So lets get on to the swatches, I took quite a few pictures.  These are all 2 coats with no top coat.  I wish I'd done one more coat really.  Formulation was quite thin and workable and highly pigmented.  I found the brush ever so slightly too bendy.  It's a little bit self deleting if you go over the same spot too many times.

First one's at the window:
Next we have under the craft (l.e.d.) lighting:
Next we have under the kitchen lights:
And then, the obligatory bottle shot, which I took while I was in the window:
I'm starting to wonder if I should put a watermark on my pictures, what do you think, is picture theft a big problem these days?  Anyway, I digress.....

All in all, I loved this, the pink microglitter showed up even in low light, and under most lighting it looked like a blackberry colour foil.  I don't own anything like this, and although I don't wear dark colours alot I think this will be this winters party colour for me!  What do you think of it?

Until next time...



  1. That is lovely. I don't know about picture theft. I have thought about it myself but I don't really know if I care too much if people did steal photo's I take for beauty reviews. It is deffo something to think about though.

    Much love: If you fancy a follow or a nosey. xx

    1. Am kind of that way myself about watermarks... unsure.... it seems like alot of faffing about... but loving the polish anyway! Thanks for commenting x x x

  2. That is a gorgeous colour!

    Danielle xx


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