Estee Lauder New for Nails, Pure Color Collection

Posted by Lipglossiping On February - 20 - 2011

I’m not ashamed to admit that Estee Lauder had me at Hello with the release of Surreal Violet last year and I’ve been keeping a close eye on new nail polish releases ever since.

Due on counter at the end of the month, the new Pure Color Collection features a total of 16 shades… 8 of which are permanent and 8, limited edition.

Oyster Cult* is a metallic silver with one hell of a shine.  It’s a blinding, blinging shade but not hugely original – it applies well and lasts a good 3/4 days before showing much wear but at £14 a bottle I’m just not sure that there’s enough here to warrant a recommendation over and above any other silver in my collection.

Sizzling Taupe* on the other hand is fairly unique to most other taupes on the market… apart from one.  Zoya Pasha sprung to mind as soon as I applied.  They both have that slightly cool toned edge thanks to the silvery frost that runs through the finish like delicate threads.

I thought I’d do a swatch comparison between the two…

You can see that we’re not really very close to dupe territory when swatched side-by-side.

Estee Lauder’s Sizzling Taupe is darker, more opaque in two coats and doesn’t have the slight violet hue that Zoya Pasha displays.

If you’re a fan of taupes or perhaps just want a beautifully shade that’s safe for work but has a slight ‘edge’ to it then I’d thoroughly recommend Estee Lauder’s new Sizzling Taupe.

Are any of the new Estee Lauder shades catching your eye?

*Press Samples


11 Responses to “Estee Lauder New for Nails, Pure Color Collection”

  1. I’m sure it would suprise no one, that Wicked Green and Wild Blue are calling to me!
    x

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  2. Silva says:

    I love Sizzling Taupe, better than Pascha truth be told.

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  3. That silver is insane! For me, that’d be pretty unique.

    Not feeling the taupe, however.

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  4. rhamnousia says:

    I was once given a set of 17 nail polishes and they were gold and silver. They were the best polishes I had ever used, they looked like liquid gold and silver and applied the same. The silver was an exact dupe for that EL one but surprise surprise, they’ve stopped making it a long while ago.

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  5. redtiger21 says:

    Chocolate Crave and Tempting Melon look luuuurvely!

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  6. Coco says:

    Perfect Storm looks lovely, I hope it’s not a letdown!
    xo

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  7. Sarah says:

    I love Oyster Cult, there’s just something about metallic colours, they call to me.
    Perfect Storm looks like it could be lovely as well.

    Sarah x

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  8. Vijaya says:

    Lately I’ve been buying expensive nail polish. I need to stop, go to the drug store and look at some two dollar options, before I go broke.

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  9. Timperley says:

    I’m a bit clumsy with the paintbrush and so go for the paler shades. It will be Nude Attitude for me as it will be nice to try a colour other than pale pink.

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  10. martine says:

    Love the purple and the blue shades. Not sure why they are more than the regular polishes though. I had this random price hike companies are going in for. Thanks for the swatches. Love your blog x

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  11. martine says:

    Meant to say ‘I hate’. Oops.

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