Estée Lauder has a new line of nail lacquers out called Pure Color Nail Lacquer. There are 16 new shades in all, 8 of them being limited edition colors.
These were created by Estée Lauder with Creative Makeup Director Tom Pecheux, and are meant to be a full-coverage formula with a long lasting shiny finish.
They are infused with “exclusive True Vision™ Technology which incorporates multi-faceted, highly pigmented shades for an intensely rich color application.”
The 16 shades include three different finishes in Creme, Shimmer and Sparkle.
Not all the colors here are necessarily totally unique, but I have to give it up to Estée Lauder for coming up with a really nice green and purple. You don’t see high-end cosmetic companies come out with green polishes all that often, so good for them!
Wicked Green (LE) is a medium deep, yet bright green creme. Gorgeous color and perfect for today being St. Patrick’s Day! I am glad this went on a bit darker than it looked from the bottle because I think it’s nicer that way.
The formula was a little on the thin side and not too even until the third coat. Once it was at three though it was perfect.
Mega Fuchsia (LE) is a bright medium fuchsia pink creme. It’s not a neon and not ultra-bright, but very pretty and spring-like.
The formula was really good with this one, I only needed two coats for complete coverage.
Violet Diva (LE) is a deep violet purple creme. This is a very blue purple, yet is showing a little more blue in this photo than it really is. Very pretty!
The formula was on the thinner side with this and I did need three coats for complete coverage.
Fuchsia Flame is a bright red/pink creme. This is the only one shown in this post that is part of their regular new collection. This photo shows it being a tiny bit more red than it is. It does have a lot of pink in it in real life.
The formula was really good here also, only needed two coats.
I mentioned above that I am still impressed when a company like this comes out with an “unusual” color like Wicked Green. Goes to show you that green is becoming more mainstream which could be both good and bad! The stand-out shades here for me are Wicked Green and Violet Diva. I am very interested to check out some of the Shimmer and Sparkle shades also though!
Availability: March 2011
What do you think of these ones? Do any of the other colors look interesting as well?