Estee Lauder are fast becoming my favourite high-end brand, the Double Wear foundation being the best I have tried. So when I found myself at a loose end and with five hours to kill at St Pancras I visited the Boots, and my eye was immediately drawn to the Modern Mercury collection designed by make-up genius Tom Pecheux.
I had a very hard time picking just one item to splurge on as pretty much all of the lipsticks and eyeshadow duos were calling out to me. So I decided to pick the one I knew I would get the most use out of. Enter my new favourite neutral combination….
I have been without a decent highlight colour for a while and the white with subtle shimmer is perfect for highlighting the browbone or inner corner of the eye. The taupe on the right makes for a great daytime lid colour, with enough shimmer to stop[ it looking flat but so much you end up looking like a disco-ball. I have been pairing these with a bit of Mac’s Brown Down or Wedge through the crease for a simple five minute eye look.
The quality of these eyeshadows is great they are both smooth and apply well over a primer. They last all day on me without creasing, over either UDPP or TFSI.
The come gorgeously packaged with a very good sized mirror and a small brush and sponge applicator, I haven’t used the sponge applicator but the brush is of fairly good quality and will hold up if you find yourself without your brushes for whatever reason.
Estee Lauder continue to impress me with their consistently good products, and thanks to Tom Pecheux they are starting to lose their image of being a brand for older ladies, and are targeting a broader audience. I have a feeling I might find myself splurging on a few more bits from this collection come pay day!
You can find Pure Colour Eyeshadow Duos at Boots priced £22.50 for 3.5g.