The Estée Edit by Estée Lauder Metallishadow Creme + Powder
What it is:
A stacked pack of two shadows, a high-impact matte creme shadow and a loose metallic powder. Each can be worn alone or layered for a strong metal eye.
What it does:
Get stacked–with these stacked duos, that is. A highly pigmented matte creme shadow in the top pot gives amazing color. This creme acts as the perfect base for any intense smoky eye. For a more subtle, yet edgy look, use the creme as an eyeliner. The loose foil powder in the bottom pot can be layered over the creme for an eye-catching heavy metal finish or used alone for a sheer wash of shimmer. Buildable for more intensity.
Designed in three shade duos:
- Black Star: On top, an intense black matte creme shadow. In bottom, a sheer silver sparkle loose shadow that can be built-up for more intensity. Layer together for a gunmetal effect.
- Aquanova: On top, a deep green / teal matte creme shadow. In bottom, a shimmering teal loose powder. Layer together for a multi-faceted peacock effect.
- Scarlet Eclipse: On top, a maroon/burgundy matte creme shadow. In bottom a sheer rose gold sparkle loose powder. Layer together for a glittering sunset effect.
Create your own beauty attitude by using these alone, layered or combining colors from different pots for a multi-color effect.
What it is formulated WITHOUT:
What else you need to know:
- For dimension and glow: (1) Blend and work creme into a matte finish onto the lid using finger or brush. (2) Add dimension with foil powder applied in a vertical line from lashline to center of the eyelid. Blend edges with a brush.
- For maximum metallic effect: (1) Apply cream concentrate to lid using fingertip or brush. (2) Use a damp eyeshadow blending brush to apply metallic powder all over lid.
- Amp up your smoky eye by lining your waterline with the Estée Edit The Edgiest Kohl Shadowstick. Use the deeper shades for your edgiest attitude – Black Viper (matte jet black), Royal Scandal (matte royal blue) or Grounded (pearlized chestnut brown).see more...
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I love this little duo. I really wanted to try the To Ford Version but honestly at that price for basically two eyeshadows I just couldn't do it.
Then these Metallishadows came on sale at Sephora. I missed the red color I wanted as it was already sold out but I did get my second choice. Just in time too as only the black was available last time I checked a month or so ago.
And even at full price these aren't going to break the bank if you're able to purchase high end makeup anyway.
The packaging is very cute and unique with a modern look and design. It's also functional and sturdy so despite it being the dreaded twist top that can be a nightmare for us all while traveling I would actually feel comfortable traveling with this as it has some weight on the cap so I don't think it would just unravel.
These are going to be great for fall and winter. In the summertime they were definitely too heavy and couldn't last with my oily skin and the humid Kentucky heat. They would just end up bleeding and I would look like I had a black eye. But at night or in colder weather these are absolutely gorgeous. The powder sets them well and gives a nice eyeshadow with depth of color kind of duo chrome type look to it while also having the smokey eye look of a darker cream.
You can wear each alone or one on top of the other although it's meant for the powder to be on top of the cream. The opposite way won't give you much effect.
I do recommend a primer and adding the cream with your finger initially and blending out the excess and the edges to subdue the harsh lines for a more ethereal smokey effect. Then adding the powder slowly packing it on and lightly blending the edges inwards toward the middle as not to get a ton of glitter fall out of shimmer in the crease or brow bone area. Then adding the cream or the powder to the bottom lash line and youve got a gorgeous, sexy and seductive look that looks like you put a ton of effort into color coordination and application when it really took all of 5 to 8 minutes to get both eyes done.
I think everyone should own one of these either from Tom Ford, Surrat or Estee Edit or any other brand that may carry something like this but as I said you can do it on your own it's just cheaper buying the set than two separate high end shadows one cream and one powder and trying to coordinate them. This just basically gives convenience and the coordination from a style professional who was paid to coordinate these exact colors with each other.
They can bleed and fade if worn with a lot of cream or cream on it's own so that's why I'm taking a star away. It probably won't work for really oily lids. But no matter your skin type i would suggest a primer and setting spray with these.
They are pigmented, soft, easy to blend and not at all patchy during application.
I would definitely recommend. Enjoy!
Pictures I posted: the three swatches are of the cream and the powder alone and then together all blended out. The two swatches are each of the shadows finger swatched not blended.
Purchase at sephora or your risking buying an unsafe fake that's not at all similar in quality, color or product.
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