In end of Jan 2012, Estee Lauder released a bold Pure Color Topaz collection for Summer 2012. It was inspired by the warm, sun-bleached tones of the desert. Think yellows, browns, soft glistering shades. This limited edition makeup collection features a mosaic of sublime bronze, taupe and sand dune shades with hints of sparkle in it.
“Conceived by Estee Lauder Creative Makeup Director Tom Pecheux, pieces of the Topaz collection debuted at the Derek Lam Spring 2012 show where Pecheux complimented the clean minimalist fashion with a dreamy, warm look of shimmering eyes highlighted in yellow, lightly bronzed contoured cheeks and a sheer golden lip that captured the mood of the season.”
I received three items from the limited edition collection – Estee Lauder Pure Color Topaz Mosaic Eyeshadow Palette, Estee Lauder Pure Color Nail Polish and Estee Lauder Pure Color Lip gloss, for some reason all are very fitting for Autumn in my opinion.
Here it is the limited edition Estee Lauder Pure Color Five Color Eyeshadow Palette in Topaz Mosaic (RRP AUD$90). It is a mix of five sun-drenched neutral desert tones with a refreshingly pop of citron yellow at the center. Combining neutral bronze, taupe, sand dune with a pop of yellow for a strong yet invitingly warm eye. The citron yellow works as an illuminator or as a highlighter for a golden halo effect. Just a note though, the whole palette comes with specks of shimmer in it even though it isn’t obvious in the above picture.
Pigment wise, these shadows are medium and are buildable. I especially love the top left shade a pinkish beige colour that really brightens and compliments my eye and the citron yellow. Both shades are rarely found in eye shadow palettes they are both a keeper!
Estee Lauder Pure Color gloss in Citron Kiss (limited edition, RRP AUD$42) is an ultra sheer sun kissed shade that dresses lips with golden particle pearls for a shiny natural look. As I’m all for bold lip colours, this one compliments by locking in my lipstick and keeping my lips moist.
As for the nails, I love the Estee Lauder Pure Color Nail Lacquer in Teal Topaz (limited edition, RRP AUD$38), definitely the highlight of the collection for me. Such a bold blue-green turquoise shade that compliments all type of skin tone and is a breathe of freshness to my nail polish collection. Looks awesome on toes too.
All products reviewed are currently available on counters
Pure Color Topaz Summer 2012 collection is available for a limited time only at Myer and David Jones stores, selected pharmacies and online at www.esteelauder.com.au