In my excitement to use the brand new The Edit Eyeshadow Palette from the newest brand on the block, I totally forgot to share it with you, and really, it is too good to miss. The Estée Edit is the little sister to the Estée Lauder range and it brings that much need youthful injection to the brand. I often think that Estée Lauder doesn’t get the recognition it deserves, and could be viewed as a more mature brand in terms of both make up and skin care, when in fact the brand has some of the most incredible products to offer. With decades of beauty expertise, The Estée Edit has brought a new, fun energy to the brand, as well as being fronted by face of the moment Kendall Jenner and vlogger/model Irene Kim. The collection is made up of both make up and skincare, all innovative and designed to bring out the creative side of you.
I have quite a few of the products from the Estée Edit but the stand out product is of course The Edit Eyeshadow Palette. The shades within the palette are all chosen by Kendall Jenner, and focuses on the day to day look that can be enhanced with a pop of sparkle and the new ‘transformer’ shades. The palette is slim and compact, and the perfect size to slip into a handbag, making those day to night transitions even easier, especially with the large Kendall Jenner signed mirror inside.
The palette comprises of two transformer shades as well as six pans of duo colours from neutrals to pops of purple and smudges of carbon black. The transformer shades are the most unusual to me, as I can’t think of a brand who has marketed any product with a transformer colour for the eyes. The silver and gold shadows both glow under black light, and although I don’t often find myself in night clubs or near black lights, I am dying to see the effect it can cause on an eye makeup look. Without heading out under a black light, the silver and gold shadows do look gorgeous when patted into the centre of the lid for a touch of sparkle.
The six pans of colour are made up from a combination of satin, pearl and sparkle finishes, each beautiful in their own way. I was surprised to see so many variations of the dark brown and black shades within the palette, as they aren’t colours that I would usually wear. You can see from the usage of the palette that the lighter browns, and taupe shades are my most loved, as well as the pops of purple. The second pan on the bottom row has the most incredible bone shade which I have been using as a transitional shade when creating a day time smokey eye. I’ve been adding the dark brown from the bottom right pan into the crease and finishing off with a touch of sparkle from the top left pan.
There are so many combinations of looks that you can create with these shades, and they really do allow you to get creative with colour without it feeling overwhelming. The pigmentation of each shade is really good, and application is so easy. Very blendable, very buildable and really buttery soft, they are just what you would expect from Estéé Lauder.
I really do think that the Estéé Edit is going to bring a new lease of life to the Estée Lauder brand, and it is much deserved. The Edit Eyeshadow Palette is limited edition, and exclusive to Selfridges priced at £36.
*Contains PR Samples