Thursday, October 25, 2012

Estee Lauder Violet Undergroud palette - Review + Swatches!

What a better day to write a blog post than when you're stuck at home, blowing your nose every 30 seconds? That's right, I'm home sick. Fortunately, my being ill came after my sister's wedding, and after a major work event. So I suppose I am grateful for that. I'll try to upload some wedding pictures but unfortunately, I didn't have time to take many of my own since I was the maid of honor and all - I was pretty much focused on making everything run smoothly! And that it did - the wedding was beautiful and everyone had a blast. What a relief that it is over! 

Now on to a review of one of my most wanted items of the year!

It's kind of embarrassing how excited I was to get my hands on this palette. I mean, I literally didn't think twice and pressed the purchase button. But I knew I needed the Estee Lauder Violet Underground palette when reviews started making it on to the blogosphere. The packaging is absolutely stunning, and I must say, I'm guilty of purchasing the palette partly on this feature.

Isn't it just stunning? The pattern in the shadow is gorgeous. And I love the unusual paring of colors!

The swatches are below.

I'm not so sure why this is named Violet Underground - there isn't much violet in the palette! The blue color does lean towards a purpley color though, and the pinky color is pretty much a cool violet in my opinion. I'm especially smitten with the brown shade, which I tend to use all over the lid, and the pale beige color. The longevity of these shadows is excellent - much better than your average MAC shadow in my opinion.

Overall, I definitely suggest this palette. I love that it can be used for a daytime or nighttime look very easily. I'm also loving the sleekness of the packaging and the fact that there is a mirror in it. I don't know how many times I'll use that pink shade though! The only slight disadvantage is that the colors are a bit hard to get on your brush because of the pattern. This also creates a bit of fall out - just remember to tap your brush before you apply!

Hope everyone is doing well! My life has been crazy busy lately which explains the lack of regular posts. Hopefully, I'll be getting back on the bandwagon this week!


  1. Yay! This is gorgeous right? =D

  2. The palette looks too pretty to disturb!

    1. I know! I had such a hard time swatching it! I didn't want to mess it up!

  3. I had a chance to preview this palette in the summer and fell in love with the combination of shades - my make-up tends to be quite neutral, so I would probably shy away from actually buying it, but the way it all looks together is so, so gorgeous!

    1. Oh that's good to know! I can't wait to wear it more!

  4. Looks gorgeous xx