Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Estee Lauder Violet Underground Eye Palette

Estee Lauder's Five Color Eyeshadow Palette in Violet Underground is described as "A high-style mix to inspire creative blending, highlighting and color accenting. The versatile palette allows you to play with intensities, express different attitudes as well as mix and blend shades. The Pure Color palette holds varying color intensities and finishes. The matte, satin, shimmer and metallic finishes deliver high-pigment and high-impact effects." It has a frosty peach-beige, a bright magenta, a dark brown satin color, a navy blue with black undertones and a noticeable sheen and a matte black.

EL Palette under ambient lighting

This is my first ever Estee Lauder palette and I am so glad I got this one! First of all, can I just say how luxurious the packaging looks? DROOL!!! I love the lightning design on the shadows and the gold outlining of the compact. The compact looks very sleek and clean and has a magnetic closure, which I prefer. It's probably the only fall palette (from the high end range) that I actually feel like was worth my money because the colors are so versatile and they work well together. I've already created two looks so far and I have so much more I want to do with this! It's great for fall because of the tones of dark blues, plums and pinks, and can transition well for winter with the blue and frost champagne color! I like how this palette comes with various finishes also because some palettes are either too shimmery or all matte.

EL Palette under artificial lighting

The formula of this palette is amazing! It's very finely milled and feels so silky and buttery to the touch. I was lowkey tearing up inside when I was swatching these because it felt like my fingers were melting the beautiful embossed design of the colors! The colors are easily blendable and does not crease on my oily lids at all (with or without primer). These eyeshadows are very well-pigmented and I can't wait to use this for a night out or a very dark smokey eye look!


Look #1

Look #1

Look #2

This palette retails for $48 USD and is limited edition. You can find this at any department store that carries Estee Lauder or online.


  1. That is breathtaking !
    That pallet looks gorgeous.

  2. Love this palette and the looks you created. I can't wait to go get my own :)

  3. another lovely estee lauder palette! its tempting. love your blog naomi, have to follow ur blog!

  4. aw thank you!! it's a pretty good buy for my first EL Palette and I am very impressed with it!