Why Just Be Pretty When You Can Be Pretty Naughty with Estee Lauder Pretty Naughty Five Color EyeShadow Palette?

Estee Lauder Pretty Naughty FOTD

I try to keep an open mind as a beauty blogger, but let’s face it: some stuff scares me witless. I took on blue a while ago and realized I can actually wear some blue, but when Estee Lauder Pretty Naughty Five Color EyeShadow Palette (RRP in Belgium: 48,62 euros) landed in my hands, I panicked. Baby blue? Pastel baby blue? Me???

Estee Lauder Pretty Naughty Five Colors EyeShadow Palette

My first experience with Estee Lauder EyeShadow Palettes was Violet Underground from last autumn, but that one is composed of hybrid gelee eyeshadows while Pretty Naughty seems to be the regular version.

Estee Lauder Pretty Naughty eyeshadow palette

The packaging is rather sturdy, and it comes with two duo-ended applicators. Pretty Naughty contains a pastel baby blue that has faint shimmer and a satin finish (though it could really pass as a matte) on top. The texture is a bit drier, and it is a bit sheer with one swipe, but can be built up easily. The shade on the left is a satin icy pink with good texture and color payoff. The shade at the bottom is a cornflower blue with a stronger sheen. It has great texture and color payoff, and it leans lavender on my skin tone. On the right we have a medium tan with an almost metallic sheen. Again, it is smooth and buttery! It is one of those shades that could almost be a taupe but isn’t, but I like it a lot! In the center we have a dark charcoal gray with silver micro-glitter. This shade is a bit tricky to work with. It has good pigmentation, but it seems like whatever I do, it produces quite some fallout. The blendability is also on the lower side. I would suggest you hold a piece of tissue below your eyes, and get them done before moving on to the foundation.

Estee Lauder Pretty Naughty swatches

I did two looks with the palette, but I can definitely think of more possibilities! The thing with Pretty Naughty Five Color EyeShadow Palette is that I can’t really envision a way of incorporating all 5 shades at the same time, at least not for myself. However, you can get some interesting combinations out of it!

You have seen the first look yesterday with Estee Lauder Rock Candy Sheer Matte Lipstick:

Estee Lauder Rock Candy FOTD

 

Estee Lauder Pretty Naughty quint look

I used the tan all over my lids, blended the charcoal gray into my outer v. I highlighted my inner corners with the icy pink, and used the cornflower blue on my lower lash line.

For the second look. I wanted to do something I’ve seen several times on the runway this season. I used the tan all over my lids, patted some gel liner into my upper lash line and waterline, and also lined my lower waterline. I then proceeded to highlighting my inner corners with the icy pink lining my lower lash line with the pastel baby blue. Guess what? I got such a kick out of sporting the look! I kept looking at my lower lash line throughout the day (it was as if I couldn’t believe I was wearing a matte baby blue)!

Estee Lauder Pretty Naughty FOTD

Estee Lauder Pretty Naughty palette look

 

Not bad, eh? For any color you are not too comfortable with, the lower lash line is the best place to start playing with it. I personally don’t think I am quite ready to wear the pastel baby blue anywhere else around my eyes soon, but there is something so fun and summery about this look. I’d love to wear it again!

Bottom line: Estee Lauder Pretty Naughty Five Color EyeShadow Palette packs three great shades, one that requires a little bit of building up (the baby blue), and one that unfortunately produces some fallout (the charcoal gray). It is a fun palette that you can create more than your regular everyday looks with, and the mileage you can get will depend on how comfortable you are sporting these shades. I have to say though, Estee Lauder has really surprised me with this unusual color combination!

What do you think? Are you running away or are you ready to get Pretty Naughty? I know this sounds really greedy, but I am already eyeing Batik Sun, the palette that’s coming out this summer. Now that is something I don’t have to think twice about!

Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx

Mostly Sunny disclosure



  • http://www.beauty-reflections.com Tracy@Beauty Reflections

    LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! I want it! And Larie is getting it for me! I love my beauty blogging enabling buddies!
    That baby blue looks AMAZING on you! I can hardly wait to play with it!

    • Sunny

      YAAAY I’m so excited for you! I think you can definitely get more use out of the baby blue!

  • http://beautiesatwork.wordpress.com/ beauties

    I would be scared of those colours too :)

    • Sunny

      Pastels tend to be more versatile for fair and cool-toned girls. Still, nothing prohibits the rest from trying ;)

  • http://www.bellachique.be Teri

    You really made it work Sunny! It’s not the easiest palette for us but I like how you used the shades, really pretty! ^^

    • Sunny

      Thanks so much, Teri! I’d love to try that cornflower blue on my lids as well. I think it’s totally doable!

  • http://kissandmakeupsbeautyblog.wordpress.com Kiss & Make-up

    It’s not my color palette, but I do like how it looks on you.

    • Sunny

      Thanks girl! Most of these aren’t shades that I use often either, but I like the endless looks I can create with it :)

  • http://keepingupwiththekelly.wordpress.com Kelly

    Estee Lauder does great palettes lately! I fell in love with the Violet Underground and I now have it. This one looks great even though I’m not a huge fan of pastels, I won’t buy it because I won’t get much use out of it. Batik Sun looks more like my style and perfect for summer.

    • Sunny

      I agree with recent EL palettes. They’re all really interesting! I wouldn’t hesitate for one second when I see Batik Sun. The fact that it’s gelee just makes it even more promising!

      • http://keepingupwiththekelly.wordpress.com Kelly

        Gelee finish is my favourite fisnish from Estee Lauder!

  • http://www.gleanandpreen.com Vish

    Hello Sunny these are such pretty looks dear and loved the detailed review
    ur description of each color gave me crystal clr understanding of the shades
    thank u :)

    • Sunny

      Thanks so much, Vish! I try my best, though sometimes I just sit there and stare at a color for the longest time without knowing how to describe it ;)

  • http://www.chloeash.com Lily (@ChloeAsh)

    I’m not a big fan of pastels, but you worked it girl! Love that last pic :-)

    • Sunny

      Thanks so much Lily! I don’t think it’s something I would have reached for, but now that I have been presented the challenge and worked my way out, I feel much better about pastels!

  • http://myfashiontrendencies.com Chris

    Can I just say that I love EVERY look here?!

    • Sunny

      Aww thanks Chris! You’re the best!

  • http://10amBeauty.com Alison M

    I *adore* what you did with that baby blue! A must try for sure!

    • Sunny

      Thanks Alison! It’s actually not too intimidating at all! I’m on the hunt for an eyeliner that will last well on my lower waterline so that I can recreate something like this often :)

  • http://www.glambunctious.com Kristen @ Glambunctious

    Super gorgeous on your lower lashline, Sunny! I love it!

    • Sunny

      Thanks Kristen! Still working up the courage to use it anywhere else LOL

  • http://eyeheartit.blogspot.com Larie

    Haha, these aren’t really my sorts of colors, but it does look lovely on you. I especially love the baby blue on the lower lash line with a soft pink lip – exquisite!

    • Sunny

      Thanks Larie!!! I was actually really unsure what I’d do with the shade when I received a newsletter from a webshop featuring a similar look. Total light bulb moment!

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

    Gorgeous palette, though they aren’t really my colours. Love the blue liner under your eyes.

    • Sunny

      Thanks Eva! Maybe you’ll like the summer one better (I know I will)!

  • http://redhotjillypeppers.com Redhotjillypeppers

    I love that blue on you ! It really makes your eyes pop.

    • Sunny

      Thanks Jill! I guess it didn’t make sense for me to stay away from blue for all those years!

  • http://mylucitedreams.com Taylor

    Beautiful looks Sunny. I love the blue on the lower lash line in the second look.

    • Sunny

      Thanks Taylor! It’s a really simple look as well! Not winging out my eyeliner saves me so much time ;)

  • http://willworkformakeup.blogspot.com/ Tiffany

    I especially love the second look on you, Sunny! I love (LOVE!) the baby blue on your lower water line. The combination of shades in this palette doesn’t really draw me in initially, but the looks you created definitely did :)

    • Sunny

      Aww thanks so much Tiffany!!! Took me a while to figure out a plausible way of using that baby blue, but I’m glad it worked out fine :)

  • http://mybeautyhoard.blogspot.sg/ Jacqueline

    You don’t say, I baulked at the baby blue too, I don’t do pastels very well. But I realize that if you add it with something else it can work.

    • Sunny

      Haha Jacqueline you cracked me up! I think it’s about how you use it. I am still not sure about putting it all over my lids for example!

  • http://www.inmyprettyshoes.be Dorien (Inmyprettyshoes)

    I actually like the pastel baby blue!

    • Sunny

      Hey Dorien, I think it’ll wear well on you to be honest! I think pastels are the most challenging on Asian skin tones, but of course this is a very broad generalization.