From Demure to Spunky: Estee Lauder 5 Colour Eyeshadow Palette in Violet Underground

Bronze, khakis, browns, neutrals… those are the eye palettes I have from Fall. Red, crimson, burgundy are go to lip colours this season. Would you pick Fuchsia for eyes instead? Well, Estee Lauder embraced punk rock with this Violet Underground palette and it does (ahem) rock my socks ๐Ÿ˜‰



How beautiful is this palette? I can look at it all day. From far, I can see 4 lightning bolts on the palette and when I look closely, the ripples really have a hypnotizing effect on me. Here, a couple more just to show off the beauty.



Tom Pecheaux did an AMAZING job in changing the image of Estee Lauder makeup. Changing is an understatement. Hands up if you thought (a short 2 to 3 years ago) their eyeshadows were demure and unpigmented. Hands up if you thought they had the same thing over and over again for their GWP or Holiday Collections. Feet up if you thought it’s a brand for the mature, well and above 50 years of age. I had both my hands and feet up, and I’m now eating them.



If you kept track of their recent collections, they were nothing but revolutionary. Maybe makeup brands should do that. Start off really unappealing, then suddenly revamp the image, from dud to cool. Anyway, I’ve rambled, as usual. This palette is not your ordinary earth tones. If your staple is neutrals, you might shy away just by that fuchsia. Correct me if I’m wrong. I hesitated before purchasing this palette, but after the SA showed me how wearable this palette is, I had to have it.

These gelee eyeshadows really impressed me. They are pigmented when swatched dry, and they turn to vibrant cream colours when swatched wet. The best thing is, the shadows dry to their normal state after using wet. They don’t become dry or hard like some I’ve tried. Love! See the swatches below… the colours pop when used wet, but they’re not shabby dry either. Both are equally good, depending on the consistency you prefer. The colours do not transfer or crease on my lids even without a primer. It was a little too good to be true, and I tried it a few more times before I believed it myself. Only Armani’s ETK could do it and now, EL gelee eye shadows too! I think you can tell how excited I am to find out about it.



I am looking at the single eye shadows now, and I will be collecting them one by one. I purchased this limited edition palette for RM140 and I really don’t know if they’re still available. As usual, another post on FOTD will be posted soon, so stay tuned and see how I use the fuchsia!

What do you think of Estee Lauder’s colourful transformation? Did you get anything from their Fall collection? I can’t wait to see what their Holiday collection looks like. Fingers crossed VERY tightly it’s something unfamiliar. Please please please surprise us again but it’s gonna be an uphill climb because expectations are much higher this time round ๐Ÿ˜‰


xoxo Lily