While I never paid much attention to Givenchy, I used to look at lot at Estee Lauder – the skincare. The makeup bored me because I felt they looked too “old”. Ah! But then I age and Estee Lauder doesn’t 😛 And suddenly, with the new Fuschia Now Spring 2009 collection, Estee Lauder looks interesting again!
I blame Karen (in a nice way of course) for making me look twice at Estee Lauder’s Spring 2009 collection. I don’t usually wear pinks and purples on the eyes for fear of looking abused, but the new Estee Lauder eyeshadows are really quite something and now, I suddenly want to check them out.
Today, I stopped by the Estee Lauder counter to take a look and hurrah! The Fuschia Now collection is available! So of course I had to play with them and pick up some swatches for your viewing pleasure 😉
Over here, although the name of the Spring 2009 collection is Fuschia Now, there are 2 sets of Eyeshadow Duos (RM85 each) and matching lipsticks, lipglosses and cream blushes. The sets are divided into warm and cool colours.
The Fuschia collection appears to be the cooler coloured set and that was the one I was eyeing. The eyeshadow duo (RM85) has a cute flower print on it and the duo is Indigo – a very light pink and dark purple-grey. I loved the combination and would have bought it if it was just a little more shimmery. Unfortunately, it tends to be on the matte side especially the purple, so I regretfully had to pass. Here are some swatches on my hand.
The Aubergine Duo is the cooler eyeshadow duo and although it looks beige and purple in the pan, it swatches beige and brown. In fact you can barely see the beige. I felt it was too flat and blah. Such a pity! Both eye duos were so pretty!
I loved the Signature Lustre Lipstick in 51 – the rosier colour. I cannot be sure but this might be the Rich Berry of the collection. It went on smooth and had no discernable fragrance. The packaging too looks sleek. If I were to get one item from this collection, it might be this lipstick! I’ve always been a fan of Estee Lauder Pure Color lipsticks. The colours aren’t exciting and the fig smell gets to some people but I like the smooth non drying texture and opaque colour. I haven’t tried the Signature Lustre line so this might be a good chance to.
And like Chocolate Decadence, the Estee Lauder Spring 2009 collection has a limited edition shimmer powder – Fleur de Lys shimmer powder (RM120). It looks so gorgeous in the compact!
You can sweep over all the colors for a shimmery pink radiance for the face. The colours were applied with a brush and I knew right off it would only be suitable as a pink shimmer blush. Apply it all over your face and you risk looking burnt.
The Estee Lauder Fuschia Now Spring 2009 collection is available exclusively only at Isetan KLCC, Isetan The Gardens and Parkson Pavilion Kuala Lumpur.
Oh and I also saw and played with the Estee Lauder Turbolash vibrating mascara which I will compare with the Lancome Oscillation in an upcoming post. You won’t want to miss that one right? 😉
Enjoy the weekend – more CNY feasting to go! 😀