What a Vivid Shine! Estee Lauder Cyber Lilac Gelee Powder Eyeshadow & Magnetic Magenta Pure Color Vivid Shine Lipstick

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.

  • http://leisurelysensitive.blogspot.com Yak Man

    The eyeshadow color looks so good on you! 😮 it is so pretty 😀

    • http://mostlysunnybunny.wordpress.com Sunny

      Thanks so much Yak Man :) A lot of purples are actually pretty easy to wear!

  • http://twitter.com/corallista Ankita Chaturvedi (@corallista)

    The 2 shades pair so well. The lipstick is gorgeous, I love warm fuchsia shades!

    • http://mostlysunnybunny.wordpress.com Sunny

      Thanks so much Ankita! The warm fuchsia is amazing eh? I own some cool-toned fuchsias but this is the first warm-toned one I own!

  • http://mybeautysample.com/ Becca @ The Beauty Sample

    They’re both gorgeous separately, but together in 1 look like you did–STUNNING! 😀

    • http://mostlysunnybunny.wordpress.com Sunny

      Thanks so much Becca! It was more like “if I can do one look with the two pieces I’d do it that way” LOL

  • http://aucupariabrumalis.wordpress.com claire

    Love your hair Sunny! EL changed at least my opinion about them, they came out with good quality products lately and I am really inpressed. I haven’t bought anything yet but I am really tempted. Those eyeshadows truly are amazing, they feel so modern, haha. I really like it when lipsticks leave a stain, in fact, this one left a very pretty one.

    • http://mostlysunnybunny.wordpress.com Sunny

      Thanks Claire! Wait till you see their new blush (I’m blogging about it very soon)! I think that’s really too tempting to pass!

  • Adeline

    Yes! I got sucked in an Estee Lauder spiral a couple of weeks ago and got the gold eyeshadow – it is *amazing*! (angel voices in the background)

    • http://mostlysunnybunny.wordpress.com Sunny

      LOL you know what is UNFAIR? We get four shades out of like 20 here in Belgium, and the gold is NOT one of the four *ugly crying face*

      Otherwise I would have grabbed it a LONG time ago!

      • Adeline

        I didn’t know and I’ll never understand why brands do that! I’m still very angry at Lancome for not releasing all the Rouge in Love shades in Europe, especially when most swatches are from US websites and for colours we don’t get here. And sadly, I can confirm that gold is the absolute perfect gold eyeshadow I had been looking for for years (although it’s also very cool-toned, which is why it works on me). Maybe worth getting online?

        Sorry, long post. But what I also want to know is how they decide which shade to release or not?!

        • http://mostlysunnybunny.wordpress.com Sunny

          Aww I understand the frustration! I like golds, so I think at some point I’ll try to lay my hands on it. I don’t really know what the rationale is behind this type of decision-making. I guess they try to select shades that will sell well in certain countries, but inevitably it leaves some consumers a bit upset. I can only hope if the 4 shades we get at the moment sell well the selection will become bigger!

  • http://www.valleydollbeautyblog.blogspot.com ValleyDoll

    I could never pull of a look with both these products but you do it wonderfully ! I especially love the lipstick.

    • http://mostlysunnybunny.wordpress.com Sunny

      Aww thanks Eva! I think if you tone your blush down it’s definitely doable. You should try 😉

  • http://www.memoiselle.com Memoiselle

    The only Estee Lauder product I own is their blush. Been swatching their eyeshadow at the counter but always end up leaving it for no reason. The eyeshadow looks very pigmented (I like!) and when it lasts for 6 hours, I like it more 😀

    • http://mostlysunnybunny.wordpress.com Sunny

      Ah their new blush! I’m going to blog about it soon 😉

      It lasts for around 8 hours without a primer on me (when used wet), but with a primer it still sparkles and shines like crazy at the end of the day! Definitely see if there’s a color you like!

  • http://redhotjillypeppers.com redhotjillypeppers

    I love pink & purple ! Such a lovely combination. Looks great on you !

    • http://mostlysunnybunny.wordpress.com Sunny

      Thanks so much Jill! Yeah these two go amazingly well together. I don’t think it’s too overwhelming!

  • http://zibbieko.wordpress.com zibbieko

    Super gorgeous shade of Purple!

    • http://mostlysunnybunny.wordpress.com Sunny

      Thanks girly! It’s so easy to wear, so check it out if you have the chance!

  • liesbethvv

    Wow, both gorgeous colors. I love the shiny eyeshadow but I might love the lipstick een more. Must get my hands on that one or something similar :-)


    • http://mostlysunnybunny.wordpress.com Sunny

      Thanks so much girly! The lipstick has a great formula, so it’s definitely worth checking out!

  • http://mybeautyhoard.blogspot.com/ mjacqueline

    I’ve been wanting to get a EL cyber shadow for ages but never got around to it. The swatches are fantastic. I’m definitely going to pick one up soon. I got a thing for purples and golds. Have you seen Cyber Gold? Do you like it?

    • http://mostlysunnybunny.wordpress.com Sunny

      Hey Jacqueline, unfortunately the gold is not here *ugly crying face*

      I’ve seen some swatches online and I think it looks fantastic. Maybe I’ll have to trouble a friend at some point 😉

  • http://www.beautyloves.be BeautyLoves

    Oh my god, the eye shadow is gorgeous!! One day it will be mine! :)

    • http://mostlysunnybunny.wordpress.com Sunny

      Oh definitely look into it, Stamatia! There’s this teal shade that I’d love as well :)

  • http://www.lenallure.com L e n a

    i really love the colors especially the eyeshadow! the sheen is so pretty and luxurious.
    this smokey violet and warm toned fuchsia looks fantastic on you. :)

    • http://mostlysunnybunny.wordpress.com Sunny

      Thanks so much Lena! I think Estee Lauder managed to do something very metallic and shimmery without making it intimidating. Thumbs up!

  • http://bronzerbunny.com Joyce (bronzerbunny)

    Oh, both shades look great on you! :) I always wanted cyber lilac but it always seemed SO shimmery…!

    • http://mostlysunnybunny.wordpress.com Sunny

      Thanks so much Joyce! Yeah these shadows are shimmery, but not in an old-fashioned way and I personally love them!

  • http://www.bellachique.be/ Teri

    Gosh, Cyber Lilac is insane! Love it so much on you!

    • http://mostlysunnybunny.wordpress.com Sunny

      Thanks Teri! I think this is an easy purple to wear. No chance of looking bruised or anything :)

  • http://Mylucitedreams.wordpress.com My Lucite Dreams

    Ooh, I need to try the shadow, sounds wonderful. You look lovely in these shades.

    • http://mostlysunnybunny.wordpress.com Sunny

      Thanks Taylor! Do check this formula out if you haven’t. It blends better than cream shadows and stays just as well!

  • http://twitter.com/BeautyReflectTS BeautyReflections (@BeautyReflectTS)

    So pretty on you Sunny! You look amazing in purple!
    I’d totally wear this in the Spring-must look at it!

    • http://mostlysunnybunny.wordpress.com Sunny

      Thanks so much Tracy! You really should! I’m a big fan of this formula!

    • http://mostlysunnybunny.wordpress.com Sunny

      Thanks so much Tracy! You really should! I think the selection is much bigger there, and I really really like the formula!

  • http://www.strawberryblondebeauty.com Strawberry Blonde

    Beauty – love this purple shade! x

    • http://mostlysunnybunny.wordpress.com Sunny

      Thanks Nic! It’s an easy-to-wear purple for sure!

  • http://twitter.com/bcrueltyfree Catherine (@bcrueltyfree)

    Oh my gosh. I haven’t been paying attention to Estee Lauder but those gelee bronzer powders from a while back were SO beautiful. I didn’t know they were making shadows with that formula, but it sounds like a pretty amazing idea.

    • http://mostlysunnybunny.wordpress.com Sunny

      I swatched the gelee bronzer but wasn’t too sure about it because it’s a bit too pigmented. Shadows in the formula though, are just fantastic!