Beauty, MakeupExtravagant Gold

I’m pretty much in love with all of Estee Lauder‘s holiday collection (seriously, if you haven’t seen it yet, go as soon as possible, before it’s all sold out) but if forced to pick a favorite piece, I’d choose the Five Color Eyeshadow Palette in Extravagant Gold.  All of the Five Color palettes are fantastic, but this one is especially great because the gorgeous mix of browns and gold shades can be used in so many different ways.  You can use the lighter shades with a soft touch during the day for work, or you can use the darker shades to create a bold smokey eye for a night out.  The shades are an interesting mix of matte, satin, shimmer and metallic finishes, so it’s a great variety of textures to play around with (always fun!).  The shadows themselves are all richly pigmented, blend easily, and have great staying power (which you can extend even more if you use a shadow primer underneath).

I’m slightly obsessed with this palette right now, to the point where I have to constantly stop myself from running out to the mall and picking up the Blue Dahlia one as well.  (It’s also gorgeous, but I REALLY don’t need any more blue shadows).  They’re both limited-editions though, so if either one of them is catching your eye, make sure you don’t want too long to pick it up or you’ll probably have to walk away empty-handed.  And who wants that?

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