Estee Lauder Heavy Petals

Estee Lauder Heavy Petals is the latest Pure Color Nail Lacquer collection for spring 2013.

In this collection by Tom Pecheux (Creative Makeup Director for the brand) we have five new pastel cremes.

Ready to get your spring on?

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Estee Lauder Coral Cult
Coral Cult

Coral Cult is a coral creme. Obviously. I happen to love this shade with my skin tone, it’s just pink enough and not too warm or orange for me. It does apply a little on the thin and watery side, but I only used two coats here. A wee bit uneven, but not bad. Very pretty shade.

Estee Lauder Narcissist

Narcissist is a pale pink pastel. It’s not a “Pepto” pink, but softer. This one was the most uneven in terms of application of the collection. I managed to get it pretty even with three thin coats.

Estee Lauder Dilettante

Dilettante is a medium turquoise blue creme. Not a sky blue, just the right combination of blue and green. This one too was a wee bit streaky and I used two coats, but perhaps could have done three for better coverage.

Estee Lauder Lilac Leather
Lilac Leather

Lilac Leather is a soft lilac creme. Pretty shade, it definitely borders on pink depending on the lighting. Another one that was a bit uneven. This was two coats.

Estee Lauder Absinthe

Absinthe is bright yet somewhat muted yellow-green. This is my favorite shade in this collection not only because I love this shade, but also because it was the best formula. There wasn’t a streak in sight, and it covered beautifully in two coats.

Estee Lauder Heavy Petals Collage

Overall: This definitely gets me in the mood for spring, but not everything came up roses (cue groans). I think the best and most interesting shades in terms of formula and color are Coral Cult and Absinthe. Next up is Dilettante, then Lilac Leather and Narcissist.

Availability: Nordstrom, Macy’s, Estee Lauder.

Pricing: $20.00 for .3 oz.

See anything here that you would fork over $20 for?


Note: Estee Lauder is not cruelty free.

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Written by Kelly
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