Friday, January 20, 2017

The Estée Edit Gritty & Glow Eye & Face Palettes: Review & Swatches

The Estee Edit Collection is fresh, bold and beautiful with Kendall Jenner as the stylish beauty ambassador. One of the most glamorous sets released over the holidays was definitely the limited edition Gritty & Glow Palettes which are magnetized to stick together as a set (great for travel) or split apart.

The 12 ultra soft, highly peralized shades are packed with glamorous, eye catching shimmer and although you may not be able to tell from the photos, the eye shadows are very large! The glittery packaging is stunning and super flashy (which I love) plus the large mirrors are perfect for application.

Each shade is formulated with tiny pearl particles for glistening sheen and the trendy colors in the Gritty Eye Palette are great for events and parties. The deep emerald green, brilliant bronze and radiant blue are stunning and I am obsessed with the velvety metallic gold that applies bold, rich and extremely saturated. The champagne may look mild compared to the darker, smoky hues but it brightens beautifully to make the eyes pop! The color pay-off and quality of this palette is top-notch. The pigments apply smooth, silky and incredibly vibrant with little fall-out and no creasing or fading. They are also vivid enough to be used without primer but I still recommend a base for best results. There aren’t really any crease colors included (unless you’re on board with shimmery sculpting) but they do pair nicely with matte shades to create interesting textural contrast.

The Glow Face + Eye Palette contains softer hues including platinum gold, rose quartz, sunset bronze and frosty pink. The texture of these pigments are buttery smooth, creamy and luxurious with full-coverage, luminous color. You can use each shade as eye shadow or highlight to accentuate the face and create a mellow candlelight glow or a dramatic strobing effect.

Both palettes are quite versatile so you can dial down the colors for day wear or amp them up for a night on the town. They also compliment all skin tones and create dimension and definition. I like dampening my eye shadow brush and using the pigments under my lower lash lines for more drama.

They collection retails for $58.00 and you can find it at SephoraEstée Lauder counters and for a limited time.

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