Estee Lauder Pure Color Nail Lacquer

Lucky Magazine, April 2011I was reading this month’s Lucky Magazine, when I came across (p. 123) a feature on new, blue cosmetics. One of the items featured was an Estee Lauder nail polish and I was captivated.

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.
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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.
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4 Responses to “Estee Lauder Pure Color Nail Lacquer”

  • Jan says:

    Pure Red

  • Dia says:

    Thank you for swatching these!! I’ve been wondering about them! I like the fuchsias and the coral the best.

  • kaytee says:

    I am heartbroken no Nordstrums in canada and wild blue is… *drool*

  • KarlaSugar says:

    You might try The Bay? They seem to get a lot of Nordstrom Exclusives.

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