Estee Lauder – Metamorphosis Palette

Posted by Lipglossiping On January - 16 - 2011

Metamorphosis… was the first big word I learnt to spell.  I think I was 8 or 9 and I delighted in telling anyone who couldn’t get away from me quick enough exactly what it meant.  You would have hated me.

Something you might like a little better though, is this Spring Chinese-inspired palette from Estee Lauder, available exclusively at Harvey Nichols.

Metamorphosis, Tom Pechaux’s creation is described as an ethereal combination of five metallic shades: Glistening Gold, Lavender Star, Pink Drama, Glacial Blue and Black Crystals.

Looking much brighter in the pan than when translated onto skin it promises to give a look that is soft yet sophisticated, a look that is reminiscent of a butterfly at night, with its fluttering dark wings of delicate pearl and effervescent mystery. Right-o then!

I think a picture illustrating that (rather flowery) description might be more my cup of tea…

Doesn’t Liu Wen look beautiful?  Sophisticated, powerful and delicate all at the same time.

I think it’s a striking palette but sadly pastels look so pukey on me that you’d call an ambulance if you saw me wearing those shades.

The Limited Edition Pure Color Five Color EyeShadow Palette in Metamorphosis is priced at £34.00 and available exclusively at Estée Lauder counters in Harvey Nichols only from 3rd January 2011.

Are you a pastels kinda girl?  Or are you like me and holding out for Lauder’s Spring release (the Wild Violet palette looks stunning!)

10 Responses to “Estee Lauder – Metamorphosis Palette”

  1. liu wen’s face is SO striking! have you seen her photo for the EL’s wild violet collection? sooo pretty!

    anyway, i’m loving pink drama & glacial blue. can’t wait to see what they look like swatched!

    lastly, i think the first big word i’ve ever learned how to spell was photosynthesis and i believe i was in the 2nd grade. how’s that for random (useless) facts? :p

  2. Debbie says:

    Love how this looks in the pan, but like you would do nothing for me in the flesh, although had spotted the Spring 2011 palette and was thinking it was looking very wearable. My problem is I don’t like stuff right away, come round to things gradually and of course they have sold out, Bobbi Brown palette for xmas 10 and UD Naked palette being a case in point! (oh and antidisestablishmentarianism purely because it was the longest word in the English language, age 11 and a total pain in the arse!)

  3. rhamnousia says:

    I feel you have to be of a specific skin tone to be able to pull off in a way that doesn’t make you look like you’ve smeared chalk over your eyes. If you’re too light, they wash you out and if you’re too dark, they either won’t show up or will show up as being white. Can you tell I speak from bitter experience? The only pastel colours that ever showed up pastelly on me were from the Stila Noire palette.

  4. Blovetbeauty says:

    I must admit even though pastels aren’t my thing a lot of the time, the colors are pretty and very sweet.

  5. Mercedes says:

    I see that palette and I think Spring! Can’t wait. X

  6. redtiger21 says:

    Ohhhh well I think in the palette the spring release looks much more exciting, but those shades of violet don’t suit me so much. Pastels don’t too much either, but more so than violet shades.

  7. Alexa says:

    This palette is absolutely gorgeous! Sadly pastels look absolutely horrendous on me…I am so pale and they just make me look completely washed out :( I certainly look better in neutral browns, greys and bright purples.

    Knowing me though and my unhealthy obsession with make-up I will end up purchasing it. I know it will never get used though and either end up in my MUA kit or the depths of my make-up bag xxx

  8. Metamorphosis is really a very beautiful word, no wonder you were so proud of it! :)

    As for the palette, like you said, it’s beautifu, but pastels usually don’t go with my skintone either.

  9. Tracy S says:

    Same for me-I’d look ridiculous in these pastels. They are gorgeous looking though!

  10. Anitacska says:

    I really love this, but I don’t live near a Harvey Nichols and they don’t sell Estee Lauder online, so won’t be able to get it (unless it pops up on eBay).

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