Here’s the thing, people. If Violet Underground hasn’t changed your mind about Estee Lauder, take a look at Vivid Shine. The new Gelee Powder Eyeshadows and Vivid Shine Lipsticks are pieces you have to check out if you like awesome formulas in general! Today I have Cyber Lilac and Magnetic Magenta to show you.
The Cyber Lilac Gelee Powder Eyeshadow has the same formula has the same powder/gel/cream texture of the Violet Underground palette. When used dry, it’s great but when used wet, it’s practically mind-blowing! Cyber Lilac is a shimmery mid-tone red-based purple with a silver sheen. When used wet, the color is intensified and it really shines without being frosty.
The formula is fantastic. When used dry over a primer (I really only wear my eyeshadows with primer), it doesn’t crease or fade. When used wet without a primer, it lasts for 8 hours before it starts to fade a bit on the inner half of my lids. When used wet on top of a primer however, you really get something that is just as intense and beautiful at the end of the day! What I like about this formula even more than real cream shadows is the fact that blending is a piece of cake
- . With most cream shadows, you have to work fast before everything sets. With this formula, you can take your time and it’ll still blend out very easily!
The Magnetic Magenta Pure Color Vivid Shine Lipstick is a bright fuchsia that is rather warm-toned. I don’t see as much blue or violet in this shade as most magenta I have seen, and the good thing about the shine is that it really is nowhere near looking frosty!
Magnetic Magenta glides on easily, is intensely pigmented, and lasts for about 6 hours! The shine does go away after a drink, but the color stays and it leaves a stain. It is comfortable to wear, lightweight, and non-drying!
Here is the swatch. From bottom to top: Cyber Lilac dry, Cyber Lilac wet, Magnetic Magenta:
How about that? Amazing pigmentation and sheen!
For the look, I used Cyber Lilac wet all over my lids with Urban Decay Rockstar on the outer half and over my lower lash line, and Magnetic Magenta on my lips.
You see how Magnetic Magenta shines the best here:
Here is how the lipstick looks after a drink. Note how the shine is gone but the color stays!
Bottom line: Both Estee Lauder Cyber Lilac and Magnetic Magenta have fantastic pigmentation and formula. On top of that they deliver the shine they promise! I would definitely urge you to check this new line out if you are a fan of well-executed shine!
Have you tried Estee Lauder’s gelee powder formula? Are you as impressed as I am? Are you into lipsticks with a good dose of sheen?
Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx
Disclosure: The post contains one (or more) sample provided by the PR for my consideration. All opinions are honest and my own. I am in no way compensated for this review. I have always been, and will always be committed ONLY to my readers.