Estee Lauder Blue Dahlia Palette & FOTD

Posted by Lipglossiping On June - 15 - 2010

I done did it!

Thanks lovely ladies!  With your help, guidance and lack of “LIKE DUH, she doesn’t know where to apply her shadowz”, I created a look with the soon-to-be-released limited edition Estee Lauder Blue Dahlia palette I received at the recent blogger launch:

Excuse the wayward eyebrow, I’m honestly not raising it… why DOES it do that?  I look perpetually dubious about something.  I only included it so that I could show you how it looks like with eyes open.

That’s better! (slightly).  How gorgeous is the teal on the lid?  I wasn’t sure I’d be able to carry teal next to my blue/green eyes very well, but I can just about get away with it.

So here’s what I used (and where):

(Shade #1) On the lid and blended just into the socket line

(Shade #2) In the crease and blended above

(Shade #3) Underneath the lower lashline

(Shade #4) Blended in the outer-v and inbetween the upper lashes to darken

(Shade #5) Just above the upper lashline for a little sparkle when I blink!

Hoorah, I used all shades!  I totally forgot to highlight with anything… so lazy.

I really wasn’t sure about using the teal and navy adjacent to one another, but you guys inspired me and you were completely correct!

I found that all the shades were easy to blend and nicely pigmented.  The white lacks pigment, but I’m certain that it’s inended use is as a layering shade rather than a highlight… it adds a good amount of sparkle without disrupting the tone of the shade you’re applying it to.

The taupe is the softest shade in the palette, with an almost buttery finish.  The blues are slightly rougher in texture, but apply beautifully nonetheless.

I also used a sample of one of the new Pure Colour Glosses in shade Twilight Petal, a very pretty pinky-nude infused with sparkle.  It’s a bit sticky, but the flipside is a long lasting finish.

The Estee Lauder Blue Dahlia palette and Twlight Petal gloss are due for release in August.

22 Responses to “Estee Lauder Blue Dahlia Palette & FOTD”

  1. Paris B says:

    Oh gosh! I absolutely love this look and I can’t wait for Blue Dahlia to get here later in the year 😀 May I know which blush are you using? I love how pink and rosy it looks on you

  2. liloo says:

    You’ve done really well considering how boring the palette is ^_^
    This is a gorgeous look. Bright and Dark smokey at the same time.
    Vewy sexay! Those blues are to die for.
    “The white lacks pigment” >> is it really? lol x

  3. I think it looks gorgeous! I do that little bit in the middle of the lid sparkle too. It really makes a difference!

  4. baby in a corner says:

    this is pretty! ok what does FOTD stand for?

  5. lucie says:

    This palette is just too beautiful! x

  6. Anitacska says:

    Well done, this is a great look! I’m interested in your blush too, looks very pretty. Thx.

  7. Jenni says:

    You look cheekily adorable!
    It isn’t the best combination to bring out your eye colour but you’ve created a great look.

  8. Diane says:

    That is gorgeous. I have fond memories of working for Lauder, and I’m glad to see they are stepping it up a bit. But ugh, why does everything have to be named after that horrid Twilight series!?!? Really?!?!

  9. Great look ! It suits you very well :)

  10. Rae says:

    Hey there, pretty lady. You DID do it! And it looks marvelous :)

  11. Lindsay says:

    Very pretty!! I really like that palette and lippie. You can totally pull off teal shadows.

  12. lobna says:

    Hi I love ur blog…. it’s so real and not stuck up…. and may just say that ur photoraphs are amazing, of course that all goes down to the photographer but if u could tell me what camera u have I might have a chance to produce photos that are half the quality of urs!!!!!

  13. Pasiphae says:

    I love this look! I believe it’s one of the most beautiful FOTD’s you’ve done. The colors really compliment your eyes and you look very sexy! xxx

  14. eek, you’re very, very good to me.

    The blush is by Menard – a Japanese brand, and the shade is 13F (Tender Rose). Lemme see if it’s still ‘current’

    Hmmm not sure, but I found a link:

    I got it in a swap last year x

  15. Rebecca says:

    Very nice! I have annoying eyebrows too.

  16. @lobna – very kind. It’s a Canon 30D x

  17. Julia says:

    Really really pretty lids, Charlotte :)

  18. Paris B says:

    @lipglossiping: Menard! I can get it here! (I think) It looks pretty on you 😀

  19. Tina says:

    Truly stunning sexy look!!! :)
    Looking forward to those EL products, seems like they ‘re stepping up their game!


  20. kelliegonzo says:

    i love this on you! sexy and smoldering!

  21. applepark says:

    great review and love the photos. the look is very pretty on you!

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