Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Estee Lauder Blue Velvet Double Wear Eye Shadow

I initially bought this because I wanted to get the gwp that was on offer and because of the beautiful colour. You can't see it in the picture above but it's beautiful deep blue with a gorgeous subtle blue shimmer through it. The shimmer really comes out in the sunlight. This is like a cream version of MAC's Contrast eye shadow.

Estee Lauder describes this as a stay in place shadow creme with fifteen hour staying power. Intense, stay true colour goes on smooth and creamy for even, seamless coverage that lasts all day. Crease free.

I can't comment on the fifteen hour staying power as I haven't worn it for that long, but it does last all day without fading or creasing. I do get slight creasing if I don't use a light dusting of powder before I put the eye shadow on, but it's minimal. This works well as an eye liner too, especially for smoky eye looks. It's very easy to use and can be applied heavily for an intense colour or sheerly for a light colour.

Would I buy it again? Yes.

Ingredients: isododecane, dimethicone, polyethylene, hydrogenated polyisobutene, quaternium-90 bentonite, dimethicone silylate, octyldodecanol, silica, trihydroxy stearin, copernica cerifera, cera carnauba, propylene carbonate, triethoxycaprylylsilane, lecithin, tocopheryl acetate.


  1. ooh I have this! I find the navy harder to work with than the lihgter shades but I'm always up for a challenge! :D

  2. Thanks for doing this research. It's so hard to go beyond the advertising to know what really works.


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