Estee Lauder Spring 2011: Wild Violet

I was very excited to see the Estee Lauder spring display at my counter last weekend. The only piece missing was the new, limited edition, Wild Elixir fragrance.

The lipcolors were, all in all, not as blinding as I expected them to be (based on the promo photos). The lipsticks are Pure Color Lasting Creme formula, and with the exception of Wild Violet, they are all cremes.

Wild Blossom is bubblegum pink. Wild Coral is a coral creme (and almost reminds me of Lancome Chris and Tell… I am SO ready for spring). Wild Fire is a very warm (almost orange) red creme. Wild Violet is bougainvillea with a few tiny sparkles. They are $24 each.

The four lipglosses are Pure Color Lip Gelee ($20 each, and not a formula I can remember having seen before). They are very sheer (think popsicle-stained), with a doe’s foot applicator and that strong Estee-Lauder scent. The formula glides on, then sort of thickens on the lips. It’s not sticky — it feels jellyish — but the thickening seems to give it pretty good staying power.
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There’s a new nailpolish: anthracite frost Wild Storm ($19).

And then! The new eyeshadow quint is called Wild Violet. It’s $42, and the compact is arranged in the same “windmill” design as Blue Dahlia, Surreal Violet, and Extravagant Gold. I think this is the most accessible color combination yet.

The shades are a sheer, satiny champagne, a wood brown satin, copper shimmer, warm deep grey (or extremely ashy smoky brown) satin, and a somewhat sheer violet.
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There’s a new DoubleWear eye pencil, very blue-purple Untamed Violet.

Untamed Violet is also the name of one of the two new eyeshadow singles. It’s also blue-purple, and somewhat sheer. The second single is Sugar Cube, a really nice white satin.

The singles are $20 each; the pencil is $19.

Everything in this collection (including the fragrance) is limited edition, with the exception of Sugar Cube eyeshadow.

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7 Responses to “Estee Lauder Spring 2011: Wild Violet”

  • nicoletta says:

    Really love the look of this collection. I think i will use my boots points and treat myself to one of the lippys x

  • Roo says:

    That polish looks so out of place…

    And no violet lip colour?

    Nice individual colours and promo pic but an oddly pulled together collection.

  • Jean says:

    Why did I know you’d like the corals? Haha. I also misread “it feels jellyish” as “it feels like jellyfish” and did a double take. :-) Then it made me wonder, what exactly would a jelly-fish-like lip gloss feel like…

  • Shannon says:

    I have the Surreal Violet palette, so I’m all about this one! I love the neutrals with just a pop of color.

    Thanks for the swatches!

    Shannon
    Lipstick Musings

  • Tiffany says:

    The nail color is…interesting? I’m not really sure how it ties in. Other than that, nice collection! I think I need Wild Coral.

  • Kylie says:

    Wild Fire is kind of reminding me of Toxic Tale.

  • anna says:

    Thanks for this post. I totally used it as a reference when I went to the counter!

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