Estee Lauder Viper 3

Estee Lauder and their Creative Makeup Director Tom Pecheaux have created a couple new Pure Color Nail Lacquer collections this fall that were inspired by Paris.

The collections are called Beyond Black and Metal Mania.

Beyond Black features five shades:

  • Caviar – Grey
  • Bete Noir – Purple
  • Blue Blood – Blue
  • Black Plum – Plum
  • Viper – Green

I ordered four of the five shades in Metal Mania, so stay tuned for those soon!

Estee Lauder Viper 4

Estee Lauder Viper

Viper is a blackened shimmery dark green. The first two coats of this the green looked really muddy and swampy, which I actually liked. With the third and final coat, it turned into more of an emerald green with brighter green shimmer. This is one of those greens that I can’t seem to resist, even though I probably have other similar ones. It reminds me a little of Pretty Serious Tux, but the greens are a bit different. It’s not the same green as Deborah Lippmann Don’t Tell Mama or RGB Sea either. So maybe I don’t have a dupe for it!

The formula was excellent as Estee lacquers usually are. Creamy and rich. You could probably do two thicker coats rather than three as I am prone to do.

Availability: Nordstrom, Estee Lauder.

Pricing: $20.00 for 0.3 oz (OUCH).

What do you think about Viper? Is it a green worth coughing up your green bucks for?


Note: Estee Lauder is not cruelty free.

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Written by Kelly
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