So this is like two posts in one, a review for the EL Pink Amethyst cream eyeshadow and an eye look that incorporates this product. This cream eyeshadow is seriously budge-proof and wears amazingly when you're wanting something easy and fast to throw on. I feel like these would be great "going to the beach/pool but still want something on my eyes that won't rub off" shadows. When I was at the CCO, this color jumped out at me because I love pinky-mauve-purple tones which is exactly what this is. I would say it has a tinge of lavender in there as well. Pink Amethyst has a very pretty sheen but without shimmer or glitter and I like that about this shadow. I've tried many a cream shadow and Bobbi Brown has been superior to the rest as far as staying power but I would say that Estee Lauder is right up there with Bobbi. And that's a good place to be.
How I Wore the Shadow:
I used this shadow today underneath a couple of other pink shadows but I should have just kept it on its own because it was prettier than the pinks I covered it with! I paired it with a matte black from the Too Faced eye love palette mixed with Gunmetal from the original Naked Palette in the outer corner and used the Gunmetal to blend into the crease. On the lower lash line I used Urban Decay Perversion on the waterline and slightly smudged underneath with some of the Gunmetal eyeshadow. I used Perversion eyeliner on upper lash line. For a highlight I used the Anastasia Brow Duality matte highlighter.
|Estee Lauder Pink Amethyst cream shadow lightly swatched and heavily swatched (no flash, above)|
|(with flash, above)|
|Eye of the day w/ Estee Lauder Pink Amethyst|