Hello everyone! Happy Friday! As you are reading this post, I will be travelling to the north of Greece with family on a day trip. I can’t wait! Before I get more excited about this, let’s speak about the eyeshadow that I’m going to wear tomorrow ;)! I’ve been meaning to make a blog post about the Estée Edit Fluid Metal Eyeshadow in Got It Bad since I started this blog. As I chose it to compliment my long-lasting make-up tomorrow, there’s no better time to speak to you about it, as well as introducing all other Fluid Metal Eyeshadows, which I’ve also swatched for you.
To start with, I’m sure you’re all familiar with the Estée Edit concept. It’s basically Estée Lauder coming up with super innovative. high impact but simple to use products to address our every day makeup needs. And whenever I find myself at the Estée Edit counter, I can see simplicity, clarity and immediacy in how the products are presented and described. I love this no fuss, problem-solution approach and the actual Estée Lauder offering is so big, that I can see why the brand chose to branch out this way. More products reviewed here.
The first product that caught my eye when I first discovered the Estée Edit was the Fluid Metal Eyeshadows. The pigment, the impact, the colours! I have to admit I initially hesitated because it reminded me of a similar product from Armani Beauty which I tried last year and did not agree with my eyelids at all. However, I’m glad I overcame my hesitation, because these eyeshadows are beautiful and I’ve personally come to love the Estée Edit Fluid Metal Eyeshadow in Got It Bad!
All Fluid Metal Eyeshadows come in a metal tube with a sponge applicator. Their consistency is thin and liquid-like. You apply them straight on your lid, packing the colour on and waiting for about 2 minutes until dry.. You can also sheer them out with your finger for a less intense, more sparkly effect. Basically, you can play around till you achieve the impact you want! Got It Bad is a candy beige or champagne colour with gold glitter. When packed onto my lid it looks so luminous and beautiful… I really think it compliments my brown eyes beautifully and makes them pop. When sheered out, I find it a bit too glittery for my liking, but used on top of a matte eyeshadow (like a Bobbi Brown cream stick eyeshadow) it’s fantastic.
Got It Bad sets after a couple of minutes (worth your patience). When set, it stays on and doesn’t crease. And guys, it does not crease. At least not on me. It lasted for a good 9 hours before I started seeing some separation. Well done Estée Edit on the longevity! It also did not irritate me at all, felt very comfortable on my eyelids, wasn’t sticky or heavy. Its pigmentation is very good, although I suspect that some of the other Fluid Metal Shadows (especially the darker colours) might be even more pigmented! Have a look at the swatches below:
You can see that the least pigmented is probably Party of 1 as it applied as pure sparkle. Got it Bad is good and I can tell you that once you build it up it’s not patchy. But I’m sure that Sparked or Don’t be Afraid will be even more pigmented. Yay for this as they’re also beautiful colours! Pigment aside, I’d recommend doing your eyes first and then your foundation/concealer as there tends to be some glitter fall out.
Here is a look that I created with Got It Bad:
I loved wearing this look. Got It Bad gave my eyes luminosity and I added extra depth in the crease with some matte, taupe eyeshadow. Effortless and super long-lasting. Let’s have a closer look at the eyes:
You can tell that you can create either a softer eye look with this, as I did here, or an intense glittery smokey eye even! For me that’s a morning to night eyeshadow. Depends on what I do with it: how much I use and what I combine it with. Beautiful!
I’ve been testing a few products from the Estée Edit line and there will be a post reviewing skin products coming up. Estée Edit Fluid Metal Eyeshadows retail for £20. The line is exclusive to Selfridges and online, but I think I saw a store in Carnaby Street too! Exciting for us Londoners!
Have you tried any Estée Edit products? Do you like them?
*Cultural note, before I say so long!*
Today we already celebrated “Tsikonopempti” in Greece: the first Thursday during Greek Carnival when we all barbecue and consume loads of meat! Apologies to all of you, vegetarian readers, it’s just most Greeks are big on meat. And I’m no exception – can’t resist the Tsiknopempti feast and all of the yummy food! So, for all those readers that might have celebrated, I hope you had a good one guys! Και του χρόνου με υγεία!
I hope you have a beautiful weekend and see you soon!