I do love an Estee Lauder polish (or three). Lauder, since the addition of Tom Pechaux to their creative team, are really knocking it out of the park at the moment, and the Pure Colour polishes have just released two new fabulous mini-collections of five polishes each: Beyond Black, and Metal Mania.
Here we have two Beyond Blacks, with a Metal Mania in the middle. The shades are (L-R) Viper, Explosif, and Blue Blood.
I adore the Pure Colour bottles, yes, they're big, and very bulky, but they're also very beautiful. Little drops of pigment suspended like teardrops in their crystal cubes, they're a unique and love addition to any makeup collection.
Now, onto the shades themselves, the Beyond Black collection is, as the name might suggest, a collection of blackened shades with deep rich colours within, and the Metal Mania is a collection of foils with micro-glitter, to give a very on-trend look this autumn.
Depending on the light, you can see a variety of effects in the polishes, here you can just see the blackened effects of Viper and Blue Blood, and Explosif looks like an antique gold glitter.
Here you can see a bit more of the differences between Viper and Blue Blood
And this picture really shows off the stunning range of shades of glitter that you can see in Explosif:
As is pretty usual with Lauder polishes, they wear like iron, I've had a full manicure of Blue Blood on since last week, and it's stood up to the rigours of the office and housework admirably well. I'm going to try and check out Black Plum and Smashed (metallic purple) at the earliest opportunity ...
Estee Lauder Pure Colour Metal Mania and Beyond Black polishes cost £14.50 and are available on counter now.
The Fine Print: PR Samples. But purchases to follow.
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