My inspiration behind the collection was vacationing in Arizona, enjoying the warm sun, the amazing desert colors and the shadows that play on the sand and rocks. I was thinking of a gorgeously healthy-looking woman that had an element of fantasy in her personality. I wanted to convey that with a palette of strong yet soft colors. – Tom Pecheux, Creative Makeup Director, Estée Lauder
Estée Lauder introduces a bold, yet subtle new color collection for Spring 2012, inspired by the warm, sunbleached tones of the desert. Pure Color Topaz, a limited edition makeup collection features a mosaic of sublime bronze, taupe and sand dune shades punctuated by an irreverent twist of citron yellow and an intense pop of teal, evoking the naturally smoky look and romantic glow of a desert sunset. Conceived by Estée Lauder Creative Makeup Director Tom Pecheux, pieces of the Topaz collection debuted at the Derek Lam Spring 2012 show where Pecheux complimented the clean minimalist fashion with a dreamy, warm look of shimmering eyes highlighted in yellow, lightly bronzed contoured cheeks and a sheer golden lip that captured the mood of the season.
U.S. – January 2012 (online @esteelauder.com)
Internationally – January 2012 (already available online)
It’s been a while since the collection is on the counters and you can see swatches and reviews on some blogs if you are interested in buying some of these products. Check out the entire collection and promo photos right after the jump.
Pure Color Five Color Eyeshadow Palette – Limited Edition – $45.00 – Eur 48.00
- Topaz Mosaic – sun-drenched neutral desert tones with a refreshingly unexpected pop of citron yellow at the center
Pure Color Illuminating Powder Gelee – Limited Edition – $40.00
- Topaz Chameleon – the dash of sun-kissed warmth to newly awakened spring skin
Pure Color Intense Kajal Eye Crayon – Limited Edition – $22.00 – Eur 21.00
- Dramatic Black – black
- Dramatic Teal – turquoise
Pure Color Sensuous Rouge Lip Color – Limited Edition – $28.00 – Eur 26.00
- Sultry Caramel – golden bronze
- Sensuous Nude – seductive natural
- Sublime Nectar – soft coral
Pure Color Gloss – Limited Edition – $22.50 – Eur 23.00 – 23.50
- Citron Kiss – sparkling citrus yellow sheen
Pure Color Nail Lacquer – Limited Edition – $19.00 – Eur 21.00
- Teal Topaz – tranquil yet vibrant blue-green
Enjoy more photos…
Now, I’m sure some of you already bought one or two products from this collection and I sure would love to hear your opinion about them. I really like the nail polish color but I’ve seen nail swatches on other blogs and the color is pretty much the same with one of my Kinetics nail polishes, so I decided not to buy it.