A couple of months ago, I received a gift basket of makeup goodies and this little unpretentious Estee Lauder box was in it. Blinded by the other glitzy glam things in it, I paid absolutely no attention to this box for a very long time. Sadness.
That was till I lost my NYX black bean pencil that I use as a base for black smokey eyes and searched for an alternative that I recalled that this box was also lying in my drawer somewhere. Till then I had it pegged just as a base, I was so wrong.
Ladies, let me tell you; my world flipped upside down when I reluctantly applied the contents of the Estee Lauder pot on my lids!
Presenting, from the Estee Lauder Double Wear line, the EL Stay-in-Place Creme Shadow in Midnight Kohl!
The packaging and all was very nice, very expensive looking and feeling. 0.17 oz of product in the pot at a whopping $40…but that’s all Blah blah blah. Its what was inside that was the bomb dot com!
This greasy looking cream applied like a dream with a flat thin brush & blended out beautifully. The color pay off was fantaaaasssstic but that’s not even the best part.
The product dried within a minute and then it:
* DID NOT BUDGE
* DID NOT SMUDGE
* DID NOT CREASE
* DID NOT NEED TO BE SET WITH POWDER
* DID NOT FADE FOR MORE THAN 12 HOURS
Also, I have to say, it worked better than Mac Paint Pots on me which creases like a crazy old person’s face on me!
Safe to say, I was pleasantly shook!
The cream shadow’s shade is Midnight Kohl, but its more of a Gun Metal grey and not a black. It also has very fine silver shimmer in it which adds just the right amount of subtle sheen to your eyes for some night time glam.
Here’s a video of me talking about it on my Snapchat the day I put it on. I was so loving the product that once #BabyM was asleep, I snuck to one side of the room and whispered about it. lol. Check it out!
I swatched it for you guys too
But now, for the Bad News :'(
These creme shadows were unfortunately Limited Edition at Estee Lauder *Why God Whyyyy*
so this exact baby is not there anymore but similar products are. Which I can’t vouch for yet coz I haven’t tried them yet but if you have, do let me know.
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