Estee Lauder Blue Dahlia Palettes

The fall collection from Estee Lauder is called Blue Dahlia, and from the moment the promo photos came out, the “pinwheel” eyeshadow palettes invited comparison with Guerlain’s. And Estee’s palettes are only $40 — less than half price.

Blue Dahlia contains a satin turquoise, a shimmery grey taupe, a matte black, a very sheer white with aqua sparkles (but these didn’t transfer to my arm very well), and a satin blue-black.

Surreal Violet offers a satin orchid, a matte factory-grey, a matte dark violet, a shimmery white, and a satin freesia.
Estee Lauder, swatches, Blue Dahlia, Surreal Violet, palettes
I asked whether the center shade was intended as a liner, and the sales associate told me that all five pans are shadows, though the center does work well as a liner.

Apparently these shadows can also be used wet or dry because the formula (and all EL eyeshadows going forward) incorporates “True Vision” technology.

True Vision eyeshadows are said to be long-lasting, fade-resistant, crease-resistant, and pigmented. They come in four finishes: matte (which is described as suede-like), satin (low-lustre, sheen), luminous (lustrous sparkle), and metallic (intense).

I ran out of time last weekend, but I’ll have to go back and swatch the rest of the collection.
Estee Lauder, Blue Dahlia

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7 Responses to “Estee Lauder Blue Dahlia Palettes”

  • JustMe says:

    OMG both palettes are really pretty!Wish I could have them both :)

  • Marta says:

    I really need the surreal violet one… it is simply gorgeous! In the UK they are £34 which is much more than $40. Not fair! Amazing swatches as always! :)

  • Jenn says:

    Gorgeous aren’t they? I picked up the Blue Dahlia and Surreal Violet is next. Wait till you see the new shadow collex!! they are really raising the bar!

  • Chiara says:

    OMG blue dahlia is amazing!

  • Tiffany says:

    I picked up Blue Dahlia and love it. I really like that second shade in the Surreal Violet palette, but I must keep telling myself that I have more than enough purple eyeshadows already…

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