I found Estee Lauder’s holiday collection at the counter last weekend. Like in Blue Dahlia, there are two “pinwheel” palettes, but this time, one is an eyeshadow quint and the other is a lip quint (each $42).
If we know anything about creative director (and world-famous makeup artist) Tom Pecheux, it’s that he loves color. The eyeshadow palette (Extravagant Gold) features a satin goldenrod, a lovely golden beige-silk, a frosty copper, a frosty warm toast, and a matte cool brown. This palette is definitely for the warm eyeshadow lover, but the texture and pigmentation are fantastic.
The lip palette (Extravagant) contains a peachy-beige-nude sheer sparkly shade, a red-brown with red sparkles, a sheer yellow with pink and gold sparkles, a fluorescent sheer coral with gold sparkles, and a creme blue-red. Only the last shade (center of the palette) really seems like a lipstick; the others seem more like glosses.
There are two limited edition holiday nail polishes, Extravagant Night and Extravagant Pearl (each $18).
Extravagant Night is purple with rather large silver sparkles. Extravagant Pearl is a delicious, frosty, super-cool gold with tiny silver sparkles, and a kind of iridescence in sunlight.
There are two Pure Color lipsticks ($22): Extravagant Red and Extravagant Berry. I swatched each one next to its corresponding Pure Color Gloss ($20): Star Ruby and Extravagant Plum.