One of the first eyeshadow palettes I ever owned was by Estee Lauder. I brought it everywhere with me when I wasn’t as product conscious then. It was handed over to me by Mom who had an Estee Lauder box set. What I primarily loved bout that palette was that it was a palm-size square compact that had a mirror, and it had about 5 or 6 Pure Color eye shade strips in them. People always complimented me bout my eye looks even though I was only using my ring, pinkie, and index finger to blend (I didn’t have eye brushes then). Those eyeshadows delivered but weren’t overly soft, they were just pigmented enough and blended out beautifully even with fingers. I wasn’t even a beauty blogger yet but I knew for sure that it was an excellent product because I hit pan on about 3 of the eyeshadows and cracked 1 or 2 more. Two months ago I came away from an exclusive Estee Lauder event and received this beautiful single eyeshadow compact as one of my press samples. Fall season in the western fashion world is just around the corner. Even if you say we haven’t got fall or autumn locally I don’t think you’d deny that the recent weather has been looking a lot like this beautiful hue. PAGASA would agree I think.
Estee Lauder Pure Color Eyeshadow in 58 Black Crystals isn’t black. It’s a gorgeous, stormy, gunmetal grey embedded with an elegant amount of silver shimmer. It could be immediately classified as a cool shade because of it being grey but there’s a hint of neutral warmth when you blend it out. In a nutshell, the eyeshadow texture is a satin shade with shimmer. Black Crystals would look lovely as a crease color if paired with a lighter base shade but also makes a beautiful shade choice for all over the lid. Read more to see a swatch and how I made this shade work for me.