I have a lot of 12-14 pan eyeshadows that I write about in this series, but I also have many 4-8 pan ones that I have never featured before. This palette from Estee Lauder is one that I wear often.
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First off, I received this palette as a gift at the #LauderLovesCanada Event hosted by Dave Lackie. I have been using this since then and really enjoy it.

What it is
Long-lasting and luxe neutral hues with textures that create unexpected looks. This also claims to be crease-resistant and budge-proof.

Price
$55.00 CAD (.24 oz/7g) The price/gram for this is $7.86/gram. I think I will start creating a chart to break down the price per gram of all my palettes but this one might be the most expensive. It costs more per gram compared to my Kat Von D Sinner Saint palette and Tartelette in Bloom for instance but then again I use EVERY shade whereas in my other palettes there might be a few I don’t.
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Packaging
This packaging to me feels very sturdy. It’s a hard plastic domed case with gold trim. The one downside is that 1/3 of the palette was reserved to hold the sponge applicators which I don’t use. I wish they didn’t include them and either gave us more product or a smaller package.
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Colours
The palette I have is Ivory Powder which is a nice mix of light, cool browns. There are seven different palettes in this line. The colours work well together and compliment each other. I enjoy the tones in my palette because they are super versatile and wearable. I wear this quite a bit every day or as a base palette to throw pops of colour on top of.
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The shades don’t have names, but I numbered them the same way Estee Lauder does on the back of the packaging.

Application & Wear
These last a long time on the eye and I don’t need to start with a primer and I don’t find it creases. The shadows are super soft and blend well. The pigmentation is good but it does require building if you want an intense look. You have to also be careful not to blend too long or they will disappear.

For the look above, I put 2 all over my lid and built my crease with 3 to create some depth. I also placed 3 on my lower lid. I then took 4 to the outer half of my eyelid and blended 5 from the outer half of my lashline slight up and into 4. I then used 1 under my brow bone. I finished off the look with Teeez mascara.

Breakdown

Pros

  • Easy to put look together
  • Soft shadows
  • Nice formula

Cons

  • Pricey
  • Colours need building for intense looks
  • Don’t like sponge applicators

My Thoughts
I really enjoy this palette. The colours may not be the most exciting but it’s a perfect work/daytime palette for me. I think it makes a wonderful gift for someone you know who wears minimal makeup and doesn’t Awant to fuss with a really large palette. It’s also fantastic if you just need to have a base palette.

Have you tried any eyeshadows from Estee Lauder? What do you think of their items?

Lots of Love,
Dal

As mentioned above, I received this palette as a gift however my thoughts are honest and my own.