Estee Lauder Violet Underground Conclusion & Looks

Time for a round-up of the Estee Lauder Violet Underground collection! Today I’m showing you two looks (3 if you count the one in which I use Violet Crush for a stain) as well as my final thoughts on the palette and eyeliner. Ready? Let’s go!

For the first look I played the eyes down and lips up. I used the peachy beige and brown shade dry on my lids, the black one wet as an eyeliner, and mixed the fuchsia and dark blue for my lower lash line. Even when used dry the shades are nicely pigmented. The shimmer doesn’t stand out too much unless you look at it under the sun, so the effect is delicate and office-appropriate. I was really blown away by the shades used wet as liners, because they didn’t budge at all! I was very skeptical, because liners smudge easily on my upper lash line (I cannot use any pencil liners there) but it really didn’t! If you wet your brush enough so that the eyeshadows are transformed into this gel/cream texture, you’re good to go!

For the lips I used Violet Crush straight from the tube. As you can see, it is bright and matte, but nothing over the top (in my humble opinion)!

For the second look I played the eyes up. I used all the shades wet. The peachy beige for the inner third/half, the fuchsia in the center, the brown on the outer third, and a bit of black for the outer v. When applied wet the pigmentation level just shoots through the roof, and the finish becomes very metallic. What’s BETTER about this palette than regular cream shadows is the fact that the shades stay blendable even when used wet. Even when I’m combining so many of them together, it is OK to first lay all the colors down before blending them together/out. To be honest they practically blend themselves out, so kudos to Estee Lauder for the innovative formula! For my lower lash line I mixed the black with the blue, just to make it less harsh.

I lined my upper lash line with the Quick-Thick Eyeliner. In my swatch post I mentioned this might be better as a base, but I take that back. It works well as a regular liquid eyeliner as well! It dries down fast enough (not the fastest I’ve tried so don’t blink too fast) and stays put. When I played with it for the first time at home it stayed smudgeable for a while, but that was probably because my lids were a bit oilier at the end of the day.

I find it easier to make thicker lines with this one, so if you want to do very thin lines or are new to liquid eyeliners, this might not be the perfect one for you. I know I will reach for it when I want a good black base or dramatic eyeliner look though!

For the lips I used Rebellious Violet alone.

Now, remember me saying Violet Crush is actually very wearable as a stain? Seeing is believing!

I applied it on my bottom lip before pressing my lips together. However, it can definitely be even more toned-down if you dab it on. So many ways to use this fabulous shade!

This concludes the Violet Underground collection. The palette comes as the most recommended piece from me. The Quick-Thick Eyeliner is good as a base or a more dramatic eyeliner look, and the lipstick/gloss have good formulas. All in all, color me impressed!

I hope you enjoyed the looks, and if you pick anything up please keep me posted!

Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx

Disclosure: This post features product(s) that are provided for my consideration. I am in no way compensated for the post. I have always been, and will always be committed ONLY to my readers.

  • BeautyReflections (@BeautyReflectTS)

    Sunny you look GORGEOUS in all these photos! This collection really suits you! I really love that lipstick on you! You sure can rock violets!

    • Sunny

      Thanks so much Tracy! I have definitely ventured into the vampier realm!

  • Dovey

    Hi Sunny, I love the drama and how you contoured your eyes, especially in the photos with the combo of thick liner + pink shadow. *Note and lesson taken*

    • Sunny

      Thanks so much Dovey! The trick to use pink without looking sick is a lot of eyeliner, which I normally sport anyways just not to this degree!

  • ItsyKitsy

    Loving the creativity, especially the dramatic lower lash line! Rebellious Violet looks great on you.

    • Sunny

      Thanks girly! Rebellious Violet is a pretty amazing gloss!

  • redhotjillypeppers

    Love the lip colour. So pretty !

    • Sunny

      Thanks Jill! I’m sure it’ll look fab on you too!

  • keepingupwiththekelly

    I’d love to have that palette but it wasn’t in stock yet at my local counter, the saleslady told me she would look into it and that something probably went wrong with the delivery. So I really hope they have it next week, these looks make me really exited to use it.

    • Sunny

      Whoa I hope you’ll get to check it out in person soon! Swatch it and remember the shades get EVEN BETTER when used wet!

      • keepingupwiththekelly

        I’ve swatched it because there was already a tester out, please keep your fingers crossed that they have it in tomorrow because I’m going back to my local Estee Lauder counter after work. I’d love to own this palette so hopefully I can buy it tomorrow and try one those amazing looks!

  • mjacqueline

    Sunny, all the looks are great especially the one with thicker eye liner. You are making it so hard to resist the Violet Underground palette.

    • Sunny

      Thanks Jacqueline! Do keep me posted if you check it out! xx

  • Teri

    Oooh, I really love both looks on you! You really made the products work on you, especially on the second look! I love the stain too btw, it makes the ls very wearable!

    • Sunny

      Thanks Teri! It can be even more wearable if I just dab it on!

  • Nanni

    Have to agree with all of them! They both look very good on you! Nice!

    • Sunny

      Thanks so much Nanni!

  • L e n a

    i really like the second look a lot.
    first one is pretty as well, but i think the top you’re wearing in the second look is complementing the whole look. :)
    peachy beige looks great with purple pink color. i haven’t tried the color combo, but i’d love to try it in the future.

    have a happy weekend. :)

    • Sunny

      Thanks so much Lena! You should at least try similar combinations. I’m not too good at pairing colors but this collection already did most of the work for me!

  • ValleyDoll

    Oh that lipstick, you look absolutely stunning !

    • Sunny

      Thanks Eva!

  • perilouslypale

    Absolutely gorgeous! I wish I had managed to get my hands on that palette.

    • Sunny

      Aww it’s already sold out? Too bad :( Let me know if you want a CP or something!

  • My Lucite Dreams

    Love the lipstick, and loving violet!… Beautiful

    • Sunny

      Thanks Taylor!

  • lippylash

    woow I love these looks! you do know how to work those brushes and products 😉 great job!

  • Sunny

    Thanks Natasha :) It’s very kind of you!

  • nawi

    Wow love these looks that you made will definately try them out. It so fun to read en try to copy the beautiful looks . Thanks for posting.

    • Sunny

      You’re welcome Nawi! I hope they’ll turn out well for you :)

  • Sunny

    Eee sooo did you get it???

  • keepingupwiththekelly

    Thank you so much for asking! Unfortunately they didn’t have it in :( I hope I have better luck in Amsterdam, I’m going there tomorrow and hopefully they still have it, please still keep your fingers crossed.

  • Sunny

    Gah I hope your hunt in Amsterdam turned out fruitful!