Remember when I posted Estee Lauder Viper recently? Well I made the mistake of searching swatch photos for shades from the new Pure Color Metal Mania Nail Lacquer collection and then somehow wound up buying four of them! Oops. šŸ™‚

Now let me say that it’s a bit confusing which shade belongs to either the Beyond Black or Metal Mania collections. According to Estee Lauder’s website, the shades in Metal Mania are Smashed Exlploif, Chaos, Fiery Hot and Nouveau Riche and Beyond Black include Viper, Blue Blood, Black Plum, Caviar and Bete Noire. But on Nordstrom’s site under Metal Mania they also include Tempestuous, which isn’t listed on Estee’s site and they omit Bete Noire from the Beyond Black section. Confusing I know!


Chaos

Estee Lauder Chaos
Chaos


Chaos

Chaos is a silvery/grey with predominantly gold and blue shimmer. Pretty and smoky looking. This was three thin coats.


Explosif

Estee Lauder Explosif
Explosif


Explosif

Explosif is a green/gold base with multi-colored shimmer. You can mostly see gold, blue and pink shimmer in this one. Love the base green because it’s like a pale olive shade. This was three thin coats.


Tempestuous

Estee Lauder Tempestuous
Tempestuous


Tempestuous

Tempestuous has a blackened purple/grey base and heavy blue and violet shimmer. Words cannot describe how gorgeous this shade is and these photos do not capture how amazing it really looks. It’s a really unique shade and I think of all the Estee shades I have seen in Beyond Black and Metal Mania, this is the coolest one. This was two coats.


Smashed

Estee Lauder Smashed
Smashed


Smashed

Smashed is a bright, yet deep violet base with bright violet and blue shimmer. This is a really nice jewel-toned shade and it totally glows. Again, my photos do not capture how amazingly sparkly it really is. This was two coats.

Overall: I really love all these shades and think they’re pretty unique and cool looking. But Tempestuous and Smashed are truly amazing.

Availability: Nordstrom, Estee Lauder.

Pricing: $20.00 for 0.3 oz.

What do you think of Metal Mania? Anything here you would fork over your bucks for?

-Kelly

Note: Estee Lauder is not cruelty free.

Written by Kelly
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