Estee Lauder’s new spring collection is called Topaz and it’s filled with gorgeous neutrals and blues.

The collection is fairly intimate but there are some really great items in it. And maybe a couple that didn’t quite meet up to my hopes and dreams…

Estee Lauder Topaz 2
Topaz

Estee Lauder Pure Color Five Color EyeShadow Palette Topaz Moasic
Topaz Mosaic

Estee Lauder Pure Color Five Color EyeShadow Palette Topaz Moasic 2
Topaz Mosaic

Estee Lauder Pure Color Five Color EyeShadow Palette Topaz Mosaic Swatches
Topaz Mosaic (Clockwise)

The Topaz Mosaic Pure Color Five EyeShadow Palette features five earthy, natural yet nicely pigmented shadows.

The first color is a vivid orange-y peach shimmer.

The second is a pale, somewhat sheer taupe shimmer.

Third is a rich rusty brown with slight shimmer.

Fourth we have a champagne/peach shimmer.

Finally in the middle is a bright cool yellow matte.

I wasn’t expecting a whole lot of color payoff when I saw these for some reason but was really happy when they did all perform nicely. Really happy. These aren’t the kind of colors that I normally gravitate towards, and I may have completely overlooked if I hadn’t had the chance to swatch them. They are really nice, and play very nicely with the blues in the collection. My favorite ones are the rusty brown, orange and yellow. Who knew?

Estee Lauder Pure Color Illuminating Powder Gelee Topaz Chameleon
Topaz Chameleon Illuminating Powder Gelee

Estee Lauder Pure Color Illuminating Powder Gelee Topaz Chameleon 2
Topaz Chameleon Illuminating Powder Gelee

Estee Lauder Pure Color Intense Kajal Eye Color
Intense Kajal Eye Crayon Dramatic Black, Dramatic Teal

Estee Lauder Pure Color Intense Kajal Eye Crayon 2
Intense Kajal Eye Crayon Dramatic Black, Dramatic Teal

Estee Lauder Pure Color Gloss Citron Kiss
Gloss Citron Kiss

Estee Lauder Pure Color Gloss Citron Kiss 2
Gloss Citron Kiss


Gloss Citron Kiss

Estee Lauder Topaz Swatches
Dramatic Teal, Dramatic Black, Citron Kiss, Topaz Chameleon

Ok let’s start off with the Kajal Crayons. I had HIGH hopes for these when I saw them and even more after I swatched them. Amazing payoff. Deep colors. Creamy and fabulous. I tried Dramatic Teal and it applied to my waterline and eye area probably more easily than anything I have ever used. The problem was…it smeared and faded SO fast. Within 1 hour the color was totally gone from my waterline and within about two it was smeared and bleeding all over. Very disappointed. The color and texture is so amazing, I really wanted it to work. Bummer. I have yet to try the black one, and am hoping it’s somehow better. You can sharpen these with a large sharpener and I have actually have an Estee Lauder one from about 20 years ago that was my mom’s, and it works really great still!

Citron Kiss may look scary in the tube but actually it’s a nice flattering pale yellow shimmer. Not too warm, or cool and pretty subtle. Sparkly! It even has a mild citrus scent.

Topaz Chameleon is incredible. It’s an Illuminating Powder Gelee and one of the prettiest colors. A gorgeous shade of coppery gold. Sick payoff. SICK! It has a slight metallic finish and since it’s so saturated, you need a SUPER light hand with it, especially if you are fair like me. I think it’s workable for me but I would almost rather just stare at it in the compact and on my hand than use it on my face. 😉

Estee Lauder Pure Color Nail Lacquer Teal Topaz
Teal Topaz Nail Lacquer


Teal Topaz Nail Lacquer

Teal Topaz was the first thing I wore from this collection, pretty much the second I got it. It’s a really pretty medium blue/green teal creme. Their formula is spot on, thick but easy to work with, creamy and no streaks. Super glossy. Gorgeous color and two coats. Not sure if it’s that unique, but still very pretty.

Overall:

Really I am quite impressed with almost everything. Almost. I am still wishing like crazy the Dramatic Teal Kajal Crayon lasted longer on me. Guess you can’t win them all!

Availability: Estee Lauder and Nordstrom. Topaz Chameleon is sold out on Estee’s site but not on Nordstrom.

Pricing: Kajal Crayons ($22), Gloss ($22.50), Nail Lacquer ($19), Topaz Chameleon ($40), EyeShadow Palette ($45).

Now that you have seen Topaz, what do you think? Is there anything tempting enough for you to indulge? Also, have you tried any really good Kajal liners?

-Kelly

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Written by Kelly
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