beauty & makeup reviews

Crave List: Pacifica’s Enlighten and Estee Lauder’s Pure Color Stay On

Two of my preferred brands, beauty giant Estee Lauder and tiny (comparatively speaking), mineral-loving Pacifica, both released new eyeshadow palettes this week that I am loving the look of. Pacifica came out with “Enlighten,” a set of four eyeshadows in gorgeous and versatile colors.

$14 at Pacifica

The shades are (from right to left):

Urchin- An irridecent jeweled purple with gold tones.  Use dry as a shadow, wet as a liner.  Perfect for smudging and a great substitute for black.

Golden- A perfect gold with just the right amount of shimmer.  Use on the lids or line the eyes.

Coral Sand- A satin lid base or highlighter.

Skinnydip- Matte nude base, a universal brightener.  Perfect for using on the inner eye to add brightness.

Apparently all other Pacifica customers loved the look of this as much as I did because the palette is currently out of stock, but I plan to snap some up as soon as it comes back and I hope you do too.

Estee Lauder also came out with Pure Color Stay-on Shadow Paints Collection, a pure pigments collection in a creamy shadow texture . These are significantly more pricey than the Pacifica (unsurprising), at $24 per pot. The light-emitting dimensional pearls create shimmer to high-metallic finishes. The line has a 12-hour wear, is crease-free and won’t fade.


$24 at Estee Lauder

It comes in:

  • Sinister
  • Neon Fuchsia
  • Bold Cobalt
  • Extreme Emerald
  • Chained
  • Cosmic
  • Pink Zinc
  • Halo
  • Steel

I might shell out for the steel or the brown – I have some gorgeous NARS shadows in blue and purple but could always do with more variety.


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