Estee Lauder Shadow Paints for Spring 2013 Swatches & Review

Estee Lauder Shadow Paints

Estée Lauder has nine new Pure Color Stay On Shadow Paints out for this spring.

These Shadow Paints can be used on their own as eye shadows, under other eye shadows to make them deeper and more intense, or even as eye liner. They are super creamy and have light-emitting dimensional pearls. They last all day with no creasing as well (well at least over a primer they do!).

Estee Lauder Shadow Paints 2

Estee Lauder Shadow Paints 3
Clockwise from top: Cosmic, Sinister, Neon Fuchsia, Halo, Chained

Estee Lauder Shadow Paints Swatches
Halo, Chained, Cosmic, Neon Fuchsia, Sinister

Halo is a pale pink/champagne shimmer. Very light shade, would work well underneath other shadows best I think.

Chained is a medium copper metallic. Nice pigmentation.

Cosmic is a deep bronze shimmer. Kind of a patchy shade.

Neon Fuchsia is a bright purple shimmer. Bright, pretty and would make a good eye liner also.

Sinister is a dark charcoal grey with multi-colored shimmer. This color is intense and deep, my favorite one by far.

Overall: These do feel creamy and they set relatively quickly. They are super easy to apply with your finger, which I usually do with products like this. A couple of them are a little on the patchy side at first so you have to layer them. The good thing is with each layer they get more intense. The best one for me in terms of intensity and interesting color is Sinister.

Availability: This month at Nordstrom, Estée Lauder, etc.

Pricing: $24.00.

What do you think about Shadow Paints? Any shades here you like?


Note: Estée Lauder is not cruelty free.

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  • January 10, 2013

    How would you compare with similar products from other lines? I am a fan of the Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadows, and want to try others like them. Or Maybelline Color Tattoo shadows? Mac Paint Pots? Wonder if Estee will expand the shade range on this. seems very limited.

    • January 11, 2013

      I haven’t tested them out comparing them yet, but they feel and act like the Benefit ones. I don’t support Maybelline so I haven’t tried theirs.

  • January 10, 2013

    I’ve been curious about these – thanks for the review!

  • January 10, 2013

    Neon Fuchsia would make a lovely eyeliner for me! The rest of the shades are a bit on the common side, but I do love bronze shadows!

  • January 10, 2013

    I love their pigmentation and they are gorgeous shades. x

  • January 10, 2013

    Too bad Estee Lauder isn’t cruelty-free. If they were, I would definitely pick up the light beige and probably Chained too
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  • January 10, 2013

    I really like the Neon Fuchsia. I probably would never wear it as eyeshadow, but I would use it as a liner.
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  • January 10, 2013

    These are so COOL. I work in a dept store and am constantly at the Lauder counter playing with them. The texture is so lightweight. They’re awesome.
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  • January 11, 2013

    I am curious to how these work/hold up against other cream shadows. :) Halo looks like a great base. Thanks for the review!

  • January 11, 2013

    Gorgeous shades! But I did raise my eyebrows at “light-emitting dimensional pearls”. Say what?!
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