Estée Lauder introduces a bold, yet subtle new color collection for Spring 2012, inspired by the warm, sun-bleached tones of the desert. The Pure Color Topaz Collection was conceived by Estée Lauder Creative Makeup Director Tom Pecheux and pieces of the Topaz collection debuted at the Derek Lam Spring 2012 Spring fashion show. Read on for more…
The Look: In this avant-garde color collection, eyes shimmer with neutral bronze and copper tones highlighted by the season’s startling, yet very wearable citron yellow, and are emphasized with sexy, richly pigmented liner in vibrant turquoise for a smoldering gaze. Skin is fresh and warmed with lightly bronzed, contoured cheeks. Lips glow with a sheer golden hue. Nails make a statement with a soft, yet exhilarating turquoise.
The Estée Lauder Spring 2012 Pure Color Topaz Collection includes:
- Pure Color Illuminating Powder Gelée in Topaz Chameleon, $40
- Pure Color Five Color EyeShadow Palette in Topaz Mosaic, $45
- Pure Color Intense Kajal Eye Crayon in Dramatic Teal and Dramatic Black, $22
- Pure Color Sensuous Rouge Lip Color in Sultry Caramel, Sensuous Nude and Sublime Nectar, $28
- Pure Color Gloss in Citron Kiss, $22.50
- Pure Color Nail Lacquer in Teal Topaz, $19
I was able to preview several pieces of this collection, including the Illuminating Powder Gelée in Topaz Chameleon (above), Kajal Eye Crayon in Dramatic Teal and Pure Color Gloss in Citron Kiss. What’s so impressive about each of these products is the rich color. I can only describe the Illuminating Powder Gelée bronzer as amazing–not only for it’s surreal dimensional look, but also the intensity of color and the fact that this product can be used wet or dry. I wouldn’t wait long to pick up this limited-edition star of the collection–it will fly off the shelves.
The Kajal Eye Crayon is another standout. This chubby eyeliner gives eyes a dramatic look on skins of all shades. I was a little hesitant to try the Pure Color Gloss in Citron Kiss, however, layering on top of another lip color, softens the look.
The Estée Lauder Spring 2012 Pure Color Topaz Collection will be available for a limited time at select Estée Lauder Counters nationwide and www.esteelauder.com.