As you already know, famed makeup artist Tom Pecheux is now the creative director for Estee Lauder — and Tom loves color. Estee Lauder recently reformulated and relaunched their nail polish (Pure Color Nail Lacquer, $19). The launch included eight permanent shades (available everywhere Estee Lauder is sold), and eight limited edition shades, exclusive to Nordstrom. Wild Blue is one of those Nordstrom shades.
I love how bold the Nordstrom collection is! Chocolate Crave is a deep chocolate-cherry creme, like the color of deep mahogany wood stain. Violet Diva is a blue-purple creme (quite opaque, even in one coat). Wicked Green is lush, dragon green creme, and I should have done a third coat. It looked opaque to my naked eye, but didn’t quite photograph that way. Wild Blue is intense, bright, cerulean blue creme. Perfect Storm is a charcoal microshimmer — I love the texture. It’s much more interesting than a frost, I think. Mega Fuchsia is fuchsia creme. Oyster Cult is a shimmery cool silver. Sizzling Taupe is a blond-brown frost.
After the derring-do of the limited edition shades, the permanent line seems more conventional (though I do love a nice vibrant creme, especially for summer). Frozen Fantasy is a shell-pink/brown-pink with silver shimmer. Fuchsia Flame is a bright, hot, red-pink. Pure Red is a warm red creme. Ultra Violet (first introduced with Estee’s summer 2010 Bronze Goddess Collection, nail-swatched here) is a deep red-purple with purple sparkles. Purple Passion is a vivid, orchidy, pinked purple. Rosa Rosa is a dusty red-rose pink. Enchanted Garnet is a deep (but sheerish) blood red. Hot Coral is bright coral.
See any shades you can’t live without?