Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Estée Lauder Pure Color Illuminating Powder Gelée in Modern Mercury

image from esteelauder.com

When I first happened upon this Estee Lauder Fall 2011 Limited Edition Highlighter I wasn't even looking to buy new makeup. I was simply biding my time while Mr. Sith looked for a new keyboard in the mall.  But somehow I was summoned by the highlighter from as far away as the Bobbi Brown display.  I was in a trance whilst I floated over to the Estee Lauder Fall Collection 2011 display.  It was there, shimmering in the halogen lights, that I saw my newest true love.  Estée Lauder Pure Color Illuminating Powder Gelée in Modern Mercury.


You see. I need  a new highlighter like a need a third boob. I have so many highlighters that it might be possible to use them all for the rest of my life and still have not hit pan on all of them.  But that is neither here nor there. Highlighters come in all sorts of colors like boobs come in all sorts of sizes. I decided I could deal with a third boob as much as I could deal with a new highlighter. I purchased the Estée Lauder Pure Color Illuminating Powder Gelée in Modern Mercury and  walked out of the store with my new precious and a third cup sewn into my bra.


This is not some ordinary highlighter tho. So maybe it's not third boob material!  It is described by Estee Lauder as a "'tribrid' system of liquid, powder and gel.".  According to Estee Lauder "...this 'multi-powder' formula creates a theatrical blur of shimmer on the skin when applied dry and a fierce flush of color when applied wet." Apply a highlighter wet!?  Oh my, the possibilities!

Let's look at the key things that make this highlighter unique and not third boob-esque.


1. The Creator. Created by Estee Lauder's very own Tom Pecheux. He has turned around the image of Estee Lauder Old Lady makeup to Estee Lauder Wow they have awesome stuff makeup!

heavy swatch applied dry
2.  The Color. It isn't bronze, it isn't white, it isn't pink it isn't gold. It's ALL of these colors depending on how it is applied and where the light hits it. It's a chameleon. When applied dry the result is moderate to subtle rosy gold metallic sheen.  Applied wet (dampening the included sponge applicator) and the color is an opaque metallic pink copper. The surface is slightly marred by the damp sponge applicator but it seems to slightly settle back into place once it dries.

3.  The Formula. A silky powder that doesn't feel or act like a powder. It glides on and then melts into your skin imparting a beautiful rose gold bronze sheen.  It's gelee base is actually slightly squishy..no like a mousse but more like a super ball.  It has some give when you press on it and when you press on it you don't lave fingerprints in the powder. While Estée Lauder Pure Color Illuminating Powder Gelée in Modern Mercury certainly isn't subtle, it does have the potential to look subtle depending on application (like using a fluffy brush)...or if you want to really metallic it up then you can apply it with the damp sponge applicator without the product turning muddy or chalky on your skin.


 So there you have it.  a Nice justification for you to purchase this highlighter and NOT have to add a third cup to your bra.

Do you NEED this?  YES.  It has obsessive Gollum-like possibilities (Lord O The Rings Reference) of preciousness and won't make you grow a third boob!  This Estée Lauder Pure Color Illuminating Powder Gelée in Modern Mercury is Limited Edition.  It retails for $40 USD and can be purchased from EsteeLauder.com and at your local Estee Lauder counter/retailer.

Oh and P.S. If it looks like there is a wave in the product...there is. It's not a flat surface. It's pretty neat!

44 comments:

  1. YES, I need this, and I'm going to get it, even though my two boobs are too big already.

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  2. Jamilla Camel: That's the glory of this highlighter. It's so unique that there are no others like it. Therefore you NEED it, unlike all the other mundane highlighters out there. LOL

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  3. I went on a scavenger hunt for this on Saturday after reading about it in another blog. I love it, although I have yet to try it wet. I found that it definitely works best with the sponge applicator, despite my hatred of sponge applicators. It leans peachy on me and I'm considering hunting down a second one, just to have on stand by...

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  4. I'm Kelly Gould: That's a wonderful idea. Buying a backup. There are a few highlighters in my life I wish I had back ups of. :-)

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  5. When things shine like this compact I hate to put a brush into them! Backups let you admire and still use. But then you'd need to have 4 boobs!

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  6. MarciaF (Beauty Info Zone): Pleasntly enough the compact powder/gelee is not marred by using a brush. a tiny bit of the texture fades but the shine goes all they way to the base. :-) But it may still be back-up worthy!

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  7. I love staring at highlighters but they usually don't love me back I might have to try this and I DO need a third boob but only if it can be divided between the other two I might not need a push up bra.

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  8. Gollum-like level of preciousness? wow!
    I bet we won't get it here, as per usual :((

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  9. It's your fault I'm buying this! Have to create the first tri-boob bra too.

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  10. Cindy: I hear what you are saying about shiny things not liking you back. I'm kinda the same way..but I don't care. I need shiny things in my life!

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  11. Musing on Beauty: I was stroking the compact and Mr. Sith was telling me to stop or I would turn into Gollum. :-) And yeah. They probably won't have it where you are...of course!

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  12. Evelyn: You're welcome. If only I got a % of all the stuff I was able to convince people to buy. I consider it a public service and am glad to do my part to help the economy. :-)

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  13. Love Estee Lauder - and this one is gorgeous! *NEED*

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  14. Oh nooo, I was hoping I could get away without buying this one, but I think I may just have to add this to my museum of highlighters, which I rarely use, but somehow can't resist spending my hard-earned money on :P

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  15. The Mighty J: This would look amazing on you!

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  16. Makeup Magpie: Yeah. this one may be hard to resist. The only thing that may prevent you is your EL counter running out. :-P

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  17. I got this too and really like it, I've not used it wet though yet. Like you say not one to be missed, the SA didn't even have all the display stuff out yet but had almost sold out of these as word seems to have got round about it being the stand out :)

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  18. Replica: I know. It's selling like hotcakes and I heard that most counters got a VERY limited supply. Hopefully they won't sell out on EL.com as fast.

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  19. Bronze, Rose Gold sheen? Shit...color me there...that is right up my alley!

    I have to admit, I do like EL's Fall offering so far. I missed out last years but I think I will be picking this up for sure.

    Apparently, I need a third and fourth boob!

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  20. To hell with you and your freaky-tittied ways. I need this.

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  21. I don't really pay attention to Estee Lauder but you have seriously gotten my attention with this one! The design is pretty and it's actually pigmented. Now you have my lemming going off the roof :) Beautiful photos and swatches!

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  22. Estee lauder always has the most beautiful packaging....!

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  23. elvira! why did you post this????????????????? so i guess i will have to go get this *sigh* i say that EL is MAC is classier packaging... after all, EL is the mama brand. i feel like i might have this is MAC's Rose Ole highlighting powder. what say you? i don't care. i'm still going to treat myself to this! its gorg!!

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  24. As if I didn't want this enough based on the pattern, I want it even more now. Also, I will now forever refer to this as the Third Boob Highlighter. XD

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  25. lexi920: Yep. This is Right up your alley. Enjoy your new boobs!

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  26. Joey: You do need this. You needs it a lot!

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  27. Kristie: Ever since Pecheux took over the EL brand has had such innovative stuff. I really like the change!

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  28. Bree: I'm kind of a packaging hoor. This one is really nice!

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  29. yummy411: I posted this so you could remember you have your rose Ole highlighting power from MAC? Yeah. that's it. I did you a favor. :-)

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  30. SilhouetteScreams: Referring to it as the boob highlighter is awesome! I love it!

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  31. My precioussssssss is on its way to me! lol

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  32. This is my first visit :) Hello Pink Sith. So I was scrolling through your posts and WAM POW! I see this beautiful, shimmery, sparkly thing and had a Lord of the Rings moment. Yeah, I actually said "I must have the Precious" to my dog when I saw this beauty so I'm really glad that you apparently went there yourself. I don't feel like such a tool now. I like your style.

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  33. I couldn't agree more. This is a new favorite for me too!

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  34. I love when makeup companies come out with truly unique products like this! It sounds so cool!!

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  35. Evelyn: It's so precious!!! Do you find yourself talking to it like Gollum?

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  36. PerilouslyPale: YOU SO NEED THIS. IT WOULD LOOK AWESOME ON YOU. Sorry to yell.

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  37. Xenia: Welcome. You have no idea how tickled I am to hear that you said My Precious when you saw the first pics. That's freakin awesome!

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  38. Jen: How often are you wearing it? Have you tried it wet as an eyeshadow yet?

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  39. Kayleigh: It really is neat! Hopefully they will come out with different shades in the future!

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  40. DEAR GOD! I am ordering this right now. I've never seen anything so beautiful.

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  41. thanks for posting this your are totally right was thinking the same thing when I saw this at the store "need this like I need a third boob" so I did not get it. Went home thought about it the whole night read reviews on internet cafe make up's also yours and ran to the store the next day to get it lucky they still had one left and I am so happy with it. So thank you for this.

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  42. Re: SilhouetteScreams "boob highlighter" post above-
    It works for that too!
    p.s. @SilhouetteScreams - LOVE your glasses !

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  43. "It has obsessive Gollum-like possibilities (Lord O The Rings Reference) of preciousness and won't make you grow a third boob!"

    lmao!

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