Monday, September 12, 2011

Estee Lauder Fall 2011 Collection - Modern Mercury

I feel like the fall collections are beginning to dwindle down and I only have a few left on my list to check out.  I have seen a few previews of the Fall 2011 collection at my local Estee Lauder counter but now the full collection is finally and it is time to look at it.  Modern Mercury is a collection of gilded eye looks and red lip looks.  Lancome is the only other collection that has contained strong lip shades so far this fall so I have high hopes for this collection too.  As I have said before, Estee Lauder has come a long way in the past few years after Tom Pecheux took the helm of the creative department.  Pure Color is the makeup collection that was released after he took over and this collection is taking the colors and pigments from this company in a whole new direction.  A direction that I have been really liking for the past few collections...

The Modern Mercury collection from Estee Lauder...

Double Wear Stay-In-Place Makeup SPF 10 - 15-hour staying power.  Flawless all day.  This worry-free, long-wearing makeup stays fresh and looks natural through heat, humidity, nonstop activity.  Won't change color, smudge, or come off on clothes.  Feels lightweight and comfortable.  Now the flawless look you see in the morning is the look you keep all day.  Available in a full range of shades to suit all skintones.

Signature Silky Powder Blush - Feather-light powder blush sweeps on silky sheer, builds to full color.  A fresh way to blush.  Easily goes from barely blushing to full intensity, just like your natural cheek color.  Highlights and defines your face with a bloom of fresh color.  Never looks heavy or streaky.  Natural-looking shades gives cheeks a soft, healthy glow.  Buildable, extended-wear color stays true.  Make great color your signature.
- Pink Kiss - medium rosy pink

Pure Color Illuminating Powder Gelee - A new kind of all-over glow.  Powder + liquid + gel in one.  High polish for your skin.  Innovative tri-blend liquid, powder, gel formula goes beyond face powder to give you a sexy, sophisticated glow.  The perfect mix of pigment and pearls for a multi-reflective sheen.  Smooths on as an all-over soft sheen.  Builds for luminous pearl highlighting.

Pure Color Eye Shadow Duo - Art for your eyes.  Eye Shadow pairs created by Tom Pecheux.  Two shades made for each other.  One accentuates, the other contours.  Expertly paired to make it easy to achieve the ultimate eye expression.  Wear them together or each alone.  Use them to add a touch of trend or for an all-out color statement.  Color builds easily from subtle to high intensity.  True Vision Color: maximized color impact; magnified vibrancy, clarity, and dimension; amplified brillance.  High Performance Wear: color adheres velvety smooth, without creasing; blends easily; long-wearing, color stays true, won't fade.  Sleek compact includes applicator and mirror.
- Black Chrome - matte charcoal/deep black with silver shimmer
- Modern Mercury - pale silver/dark silver shimmer
- Platinums - pale white shimmer/medium platinum shimmer

Pure Color Liquid Eye Liner - Liner with sparkle effects.  Rich color.  Liquid liner with spectacular sparkling effects.  Long, felt tip wand makes precise lining one stroke easy.
- Black Quartz - deep shimmering black with silver shimmer
- Silver Zinc - deep taupe with silver shimmer

Sumptuous Extreme Lash Multiplying Volume Mascara - Lashes seem to multiply, magnify, grow to extrems.  Three different high-volume fibers create audacious, false-lash effects.  The Formula: Extreme Bold Volume formula is a blend of three high-volume fibers in a mousse-light base.  Acts like lash extensions multiplying and growing the look of lashes.  Fortified with conditioning Lash-Advancing Vitamin Complex.  The Three Fibers: unique interlocking fibers build volume and length; hollow fibers create massive volume, without weight; ball fibers fill in and fill out even the sparsest lashes.  The Brush: oversized Brush Comber Extreme with two types of bristles - flexible fibers carry maximum formula and solid fibers comb and separate for clump-free definition.  The Color Impact: prismatic pearls intensify pigment and luster.  Eyes look brighter, wider, more seductive.  The Look: outrageous volume, lift, and curves for an audacious, false-lash effect.
- Extreme Black - deepest, darkest black

Pure Color Velvet Lipstick - Matte creme, intense color.  Non-drying, ultra creamy.  All the opulence of velvet in a new soft matte lipstick.  Smooth and creamy formula with rich, intense color impact.  Soft, sensuous, and non-drying.  High pigment shades for high drama.
- Red Velvet - deep matte blue red
- Nude Velvet - medium cool nude cream
- Fuschia Velvet - deep cool magenta cream

Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick - Color so incredible, it leaves your lips wanting more.  True Vision technology takes ordinary color and makes it extraordinary.  True Vision Color: maximized color impact; magnified vibrancy, clarity, and dimension; amplified brillance.  Indulges your lips in 2 seductive finishes: Satin, lasting creme; Lustrous, lasting shimmer.  Medium-to-full, buildable coverage; long-lasting wear; fade-resistant.  Enriched with lip-loving ingredients, including apricot kernal, shea butter, and murumuru butter that leaves lips soft and creamy smooth.  "Lipstick makes a woman sensual, powerful, and kissable." - Tom Pecheux, Estee Lauder Creative Director.
- Beige - medium warm beige cream
- Fuschia Fever - deep magenta purple cream
- Scarlet Siren - deep blue red cream

Pure Color Nail Lacquer - Turn your fingertips into fashion statements with a wardobe of sensational shades to add definition, polish, and style to your fingertips.  Designed by Tom Pecheux, world-renowned makeup artist and Estee Lauder Creative Makeup Director.  Tom combined today's top trends with timeless classics - all the colors he prefers for photo shoots and fashion shows.  Formulated with True Vision technology to transform ordinary color and make it extraordinary.  Rich, glossy color with an intense mirror-like high shine.  Fast-drying.  Long-wearing.  High-pigment, high-impact brilliance in 3 effects: creme, pearl, and shimmer.  True Vision technology takes ordinary color and makes it extraordinary.  Choose from a multi-faceted spectrum of modern and timeless shades.  Resists chipping - even in water.  High coverage that won't fade, dull, or streak, even in strong sunlight.  The brush makes it easy.  Specially designed brush shade makes application incredibly easy in 3 strokes - middle, left, right - you're done.
- Metallic Sage - medium warm olive with gold shimmer

I love this nail polish shade, it so unique and perfectly on trend for this fall.  I was surprised to see Estee Lauder making a shade this unique since I don't know how well it will go over with its older customers.  It will bring this company a new customer, as Tom Pecheux has been doing for the past few seasons.  This is very strong collection for fall, whether you prefer strong eyes or strong lips or even a combination of both looks in one. 

The lipstick shades are my second favorite part of the collection, I want both the matte and cream red shades even though I have never used an Estee Lauder lipstick before.  I would like to see both of the nude shades in person to see how warm they end up being.  If they are too warm, then they won't work on my face.  The eye shadow palettes are very pretty too, my favorite shade is the Modern Mercury duo, the deep and light silvers.  To add to my list of eye makeup that I want from this collection, I want both of the liquid liners since they are both lovely shades and contain enough shimmer to bring all the attention to my eyes.  I really want to try a cat eye using this black liner.

The Powder Gelee is a product that I have never seen before, the texture is amazing looking and I think that I will use it as a cream highlighter.  If I even can bring myself to screw up the lovely compact...

Estee Lauder has come a long way in the past few seasons due to the brillance of Tom Pecheux.  He has changed this brand from an old lady image to one that is hip and cutting edge, with great shades and pigmentation.

photo courtesy of Estee Lauder

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