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!
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.
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.