I took advantage of an excellent GWP event at Neiman Marcus. I needed a couple of Estee Lauder skincare items (a new bottle of Advanced Night Repair serum and the companion sheet masks which I will review soon). Shipping was free, so I split my order in two and got two full size eye shadows in different colors (the mini lipstick was the same in both). There was also an incredibly generous variety of Re-Nutriv products in full and deluxe sizes, and lash primers. But we're here to talk about the shiny stuff.
I'm already a huge fan of Lauder's Pure Color Envy series. Both the eye shadows and the lipstick are excellent and deserve a lot more attention than they tend to get (no, Kendall Jenner hype is not the answer). In any case, the eye shadows I got in Insolent Ivory (28 Velvet finish, meaning a matte basic cream) and Brash Bronze (01, Luminous finish, a truly stunning metallic bronze, more complex on the lid than in the pan) go beautifully together (and with my other Lauder singles), and the adorable mini lipstick in Defiant coral is that much-needed kiss of sunshine. It's a classic, almost retro red coral, wears beautifully and lasts through a snack or a tea break.
Bottom Line: worth an individual purchase.
Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Eye shadows in Insolent Ivory &, Brash Bronze ($25 each) and Defiant Coral ($30 for the full size. What you see here is a mini) are available at the counters and from esteelauder.com.