From the minute that I bought this eyeshadow palette I was dying to share it with you. I will start by saying that Estee Lauder isn't a brand which I have bought a lot from in the past, maybe a concealer and blush and that's about it. I was browsing the make up counter in Boots and the Estee Lauder Pure Colour Envy Sculpting Eyeshadow 5 Colour Palettes caught my eye and one in particular, Defiant Nude. I am a neutral eye girl through and through so the colours in this palette appealed to me straight away.
Tom Ford is part of the Estee Lauder Group and I know that some products from Tom Ford are actually the same as some Estee Lauder products only repackaged and more expensive. I love my Tom Ford eyeshadow quad so with this in mind I thought I would give the Estee Lauder Defiant Nude palette a go in the hopes that it would be of comparable quality.
The palette comes with five beautiful colours, three matte shades and two shimmer shades. The shimmery shades are beautiful, although they are not sparkly or glittery at all; I would say they are more of a satin finish.
All of the colours are pigmented and so buttery soft, making blending a dream!
What I love about this palette is its versatility. There is so many looks you can create with this and the colours are so wearable. I have been wearing the shimmery champagne colour all over my lid with the bronze shimmery shade in my crease, I have been wearing the matte nude colour on its own with flicked out liner and using the dark chocolate matte shade when creating a more night time smokey eye. This palette does it all. For me it's perfect, the best of all worlds.
The packaging and feel of the palette is gorgeous and high end and the mirror is actually really good, the sponge applicators maybe not so much.
Today I used it to create a simple yet pretty winter glow look. If I could describe this palette in a couple of words it would be effortlessly pretty.
For me the Tom Ford eyeshadows still have a bit of an edge but this palette is £23 cheaper, so considering it is substantial cheaper and has an extra eyeshadow, I would say it is a very very good alternative. Estee Lauder have a great range of other palettes in this range, 12 in total I think. The palette also comes with a little booklet which gives you three or four different looks you can create with this palette and where to place each colour which is useful if you find eye make up a but of a minefield.
Have you tried any of the Estee Lauder eyeshadow palettes?