Estee Lauder Cyber Eyes
Happy New Year, everyone! I hope you had a good time and are having an enjoyable start to 2012. I don’t really agree with resolutions, but if you’re looking for one to make, how about resolving to get your mitts on some of the Estee Lauder Cyber Eyes range, which launched a couple of days ago?
I’ve been really excited about this range for a little while now, promising gel-like metallic eyeshadows with corresponding mascaras and kajal liners? Yes please. Let’s take a closer look at the items I’ve been playing with recently, shall we?
The shadows themselves look almost too pretty to use. Housed in the traditional Estee Lauder gold packaging, they are rippled, and ever so pretty. Here you see Lilac, and Electric Teal. There are also pink, silver, copper and green shades in the range.
The shadows aren’t as spongy or retractable as the Chanel Illusion d’Ombre pots from earlier in 2011. They are perfectly smooth, and apply with amazing ease. No fall out. I applied a dry layer over primer and was suitably impressed, but it was only after I’d applied a second layer with a wet brush that they really came into their own. Gorgeous shimmery metallics with no creasing or flaking whatsoever. I’m not sure how they’d do on more crepey eyelids though
The liners are super soft and pigmented. I really love these and can see myself collecting all of the shades, to be honest. They apply smoothly with zero dragging and no need to warm them up either. They didn’t last as long as Nars Larger Than Life liners but they were certainly better than average. The swatch I did on my hand when they arrived this morning is still there (and yes, I have washed my hands a few times since then).
The eyeshadows and mascaras are all limited edition by the way, so hop to it if you like them. I’m probably going to bag the rest of the eyeshadows and certainly the pencils (eek).
I’m not entirely sure when coloured mascara made a comeback. Anyone know? When I first saw these, I gulped a little, given that I have only just made the departure from black mascara and purchased myself a brown one. But, in for a penny and all that.
The brush is bigger than I am used to, but the consistency is nice and sticky and it builds well, as long as you leave the first coat to dry before applying further coats. I like my lashes to be as spidery as possible so I think I applied about four coats. These would be better for those with lighter lashes perhaps – you couldn’t really see the colour over my very dark ones.
Here is my teal look. I used the shadow (with some Nars Zardoz as liner and crease contrast) as well as using the teal liner and mascara. Next time I probably wouldn’t use the lot in one go – the Mr told me it was over the top. But then again, what does he know?
I hope you can see how smooth the shadow is (ignore the fact that I have some hair caught in my mascara). It really was a joy to apply and work with.
At the time of writing this (Christmas Eve) I haven’t worn the lilac as yet. So if I don’t get a chance to edit this post between now and when you’re reading it, then I’ll include the lilac in a later, separate post.
Cyber Eyes eyeshadow £19.00 for 0.9g
Pure Intense Kajal EyeLiner £16.00 for 1.6g
Sumptuous Extreme Mascara £22.00 for 8ml.
What do you think? Are you tempted to get some of these? If you are, all items are available on the Estee Lauder website now, so what are you waiting for?