Thursday, 24 October 2013

Estée Lauder Pure Color Vivid Shine Nail Lacquer - Chocolate Foil

Estée Lauder has recently released their new The Metallics Collection, featuring a wide range of metallic shades for your lips, eyes, and nails. Today I have their Pure Color Vivid Shine Nail Lacquer in the shade Chocolate Foil* ($25 CAD) to share with you! This shade is limited edition, so if it's something you like, pick it up quick! 


"A brilliant new expression of color featuring the cool sheen of metal and the liquid light of lacquer

“When it comes to color, there are no limits. I like to have freedom. Metallic makeup does that.”
Tom Pecheux, Creative Makeup Director, Estée Lauder

This Fall, imagine an incredible combination of the highest reflective shine and intensely desirable color to make eyes, lips and nails smolder – introducing The Metallics, a NEW Pure Color Collection from Estée Lauder. This surprisingly versatile collection of metallic finishes breaks boundaries and transforms like never before, with liquid-like shadows that saturate eyes, vinyl finishes that lacquer lips and hyper-chromatics that accessorize nails.  Whether soft and pretty or bold and sexy, The Metallics uses a variety of unique reflective finishes to bring a new level of sophistication to multi-dimensional color."

"The evolution of heavy metal reaches nails in a unique brushed, reflective finish with the NEW Limited Edition Pure Color Vivid Shine Nail Lacquer.  Born out of a fusion of refined pearls and aluminum platelets, this new high-impact finish saturates nails in a flash richly pigmented chromatic color.  The multi-faceted spectrum of color-enriched metalized shades range from dusty rose gold to smokey deep platinum, creating a new dimension of confident style and expressive attitude."


Chocolate Foil is a beautiful chrome polish, and I was almost able to get away with only one coat! However, I did decide to add a second coat to deepen the colour. The second coat also made the streakiness lessen, but streaks are always to be expected to some degree with chrome polishes. I was also able to skip the top coat on this polish, since I loved the way it looked without it. Chocolate Foil dries to an almost matte finish but the foil effect catches the light very nicely. This polish also dried very quickly, which was a really nice surprise!


Chocolate Foil is a beautiful brown shade with pink undertones. This shade is absolutely perfect for Fall and Winter, and it's a brown shade that is actually flattering on my skin tone. I find that some brown shades just don't look that great on paler skin, but this one from Estée Lauder looks really great! This was my first time using an Estée Lauder polish, and I'm quite impressed! Is it worth the $25 price tag? That's for you to decide. 

Have you checked out any items from Estée Lauder's The Metallics Collection? Have you been sporting any metallic shades this Fall season? :)


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