Estee Lauder Black Crystals Pure Color Eyeshadow : All you need for a 5 minute eye look

by Paris B on · 34 comments

in Eyeshadow,Product Reviews

When I met Estee Lauder’s Regional makeup artist, he said that the Black Crystals Pure Color Eyeshadow was a must have. Naturally, coming from him I had to go out and get it. I’m suggestible that way icon razz Estee Lauder Black Crystals Pure Color Eyeshadow : All you need for a 5 minute eye look

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I must however thank Mr. Zohn Ho for introducing me to one of the best, most versatile eyeshadow. Ever. Period.

The Estee Lauder Pure Color Eyeshadow singles have been reformulated. That is old news by now. They now apply more beautifully and are even easier to blend and adhere better to the skin so the colours “pop”. But what is it that makes Black Crystals so special?

I attribute it to the metallic shimmer and the texture of the eyeshadow. When I use Black Crystals (which is often) I just use it by itself with a touch of white shimmer for effect. That is all. How easy is that?! The shimmer has a multi-colour effect which is very pretty on the eyes.

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The black shadow isn’t quite a stark black when swatched. Its more of a blackened charcoal grey which actually works much better on the skin than a stark black.

Here is an example of a look I do with Black Crystals. I do this look in varying intensity for day and night. I also wore this for an evening dinner (I ran late because I took a nap and overslept icon razz Estee Lauder Black Crystals Pure Color Eyeshadow : All you need for a 5 minute eye look ) and eye makeup took me all of 5 minutes. Every girl needs a 5 minute smokey eye look eyeshadow in their pouch!

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Here’s how I use the Estee Lauder Black Crystals eyeshadow:-

  • Apply Black Crystals all over the lid.
  • Blend away hard edges near the crease.
  • Take a random white shimmer shadow and highlight inner corners and blend out the harsh edges near the crease and highlight under the brow bone.
  • You’re done!

In the day, I tone down the black to a more washed out charcoal grey and concentrate the colour close to the lash line. For the evenings, I layer on the black and smoke it out, for something more eye catching. The technique I use is the same for day and night, its just the intensity that changes.

So if you have not already checked out Black Crystals at the Estee Lauder counter, do. Its absolutely worth it! icon biggrin Estee Lauder Black Crystals Pure Color Eyeshadow : All you need for a 5 minute eye look

Have you already checked out this one? Or have you tried any of the new Pure Color Eyeshadows? They are really much much better than the previous formula.

Paris B

Estee Lauder Pure Color Eyeshadow retail at RM70 each and come in 3 different finishes – matte, satin and metallics at all Estee Lauder counters. Black Crystals is a Metallic.

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Connie De Alwis January 26, 2011 at 8:42 am

me no likey you! you make me wanna buy things that I never thought I’d buy. Haven’t been keen on EL but darn it!!

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tass January 26, 2011 at 12:49 pm

i agree with Connie :D we no likey you :p hihi!

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ParisB January 27, 2011 at 10:05 am
ParisB January 27, 2011 at 10:03 am

:( But I likey you! :(

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xin January 26, 2011 at 8:56 am

ARGH! now i feel like getting this too!!! looks so easy to use. i have a lot of smokey black, but they are all either too matte black or TOO dark! rm70 seems ok…..

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ParisB January 27, 2011 at 10:04 am

It is easy and its lovely and sparkly and can be sheered out or packed on. I love this one so I can’t say RM70 is that terribly pricey :D

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Hanny January 26, 2011 at 10:37 am

And there was a time when I was not interested by Estee Lauder products…. Thanks for inspiring another lemming!

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ParisB January 27, 2011 at 10:04 am

haha… as I do! ;)

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Nikki January 26, 2011 at 10:42 am

You should wear this shade more often! you look gorgeous!!!!

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ParisB January 27, 2011 at 10:04 am

Thank you Nikki! :D I do! ;)

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Emma El January 26, 2011 at 10:59 am

Aiyoooo….i fell in love wit this shadow at a moment i saw it!! u photograph it well paris.. i think am gonna get this now!!

p/s : agree wit nikki, u should wear this shade often..ur eyes look stunning!!!

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ParisB January 27, 2011 at 10:04 am

Thank you! Its a gorgeous shadow – do test it at the counter and see how you like it :)

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jojoba (My Makeup Reviews) January 26, 2011 at 12:55 pm

I may not agree with EL skincare products but its makeup items are generally quite good, especially the eye shadows and LE palettes. This is a fabulous quick smoky look on you. Lovely.

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ParisB January 27, 2011 at 10:05 am

Thanks! Their makeup has certainly picked up in terms of quality with their new head at the helm and I’m happy! Estee Lauder is starting to shed their “aunty” image!

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Ee Von January 26, 2011 at 1:09 pm

its gorgeous, looks good even on its own! (sounds like an eyeshadow version of a gardenia ad haha)

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ParisB January 27, 2011 at 10:05 am

LOL!! Yes it is – so good you can even use it on its own :D

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Syen January 26, 2011 at 1:14 pm

OOOOH!!!! Very nice Peebs! I wantsss! =(

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ParisB January 27, 2011 at 10:06 am

Thanks! Its worth it. Trust me!

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Renee | Beauty Fool January 26, 2011 at 2:23 pm

Wow… this is gorge. You look sexy, Paris! ;) Smokey eyes really suit you.

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ParisB January 27, 2011 at 10:06 am

Haha thanks Renee! :D

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ahcath January 26, 2011 at 4:50 pm

your look beautiful, my makeup can never make me beautiful, why?

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ParisB January 27, 2011 at 10:08 am

Thank you. I’m sure it does, you’d just have to practice at it :)

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Lisa January 26, 2011 at 7:44 pm

This just look so so good on you. You did it again. I need this now too.

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ParisB January 27, 2011 at 10:08 am

Oops! Isn’t that a Britney song? ;)

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Natalie January 27, 2011 at 8:12 am

Greys look really good on you :) It is summer here and I feel as if greys should be reserved for the winter :D

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ParisB January 27, 2011 at 10:10 am

Thanks Natalie. Ever since I learnt that greys work on me I wear them so often for effortless looks LOL! The weather here has been so dull, greys seem to just about do it :)

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Grace January 27, 2011 at 2:26 pm

This looks amazing on you! I have Tempting Mocha and Ivy Envy on my list but have now added Black Crystals :) Estee Lauder skincare doesn’t agree with my skin but the makeup’s really transformed recently. I like :D

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ParisB January 28, 2011 at 9:21 am

Thank you :) I have Envy too (I think) and its nice! Just not as metallic as I’d prefer ;)

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rinnah January 27, 2011 at 3:48 pm

Wants… wants… wants… :(

I already have a number of greys and blacks in my eyeshadow collection that I don’t wear often enough. I don’t need another black, do I?

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ParisB January 28, 2011 at 9:23 am

hmm… well only if you don’t have something black and metallic ;)

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lavender January 27, 2011 at 9:13 pm

OMG u look so sexy! amazing color and great blending too!

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ParisB January 28, 2011 at 9:24 am

LOL Thank you ;)

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ALEXUTZA January 28, 2011 at 12:45 pm

I really need to check out the new Estee Lauder’s eyeshadows. This one looks lovely and blends beautifully. I wasn’t too impressed with their old formula.

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sombf January 31, 2011 at 8:28 pm

I tried black crystal on my hand and went home to compare with my Urban Decay’s “oil slick” eyeshadow. They look almost the same. It seems that oil slick is more easy to fall out but can be built darker.

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