I'll be skipping today's October Challenge once again, because it's called Influenced by an Instagrammer. Since this is not Instagram, it wouldn't make sense. So, instead, I have a review and swatches for you today! Yes, I know I did a quickie post about this earlier this week, but this is the real deal. The full one review and lots of pictures. :)
The Estee Lauder Duo in Raisins is something that I've seen everywhere on the blogosphere, and I wasn't sure that I was going to give in to the hype, but after seeing so many swatches of it, I began my search for this gem. Let me just say that the Raisins duo is IMPOSSIBLE to find online. I think I did see one somewhere with a ridiculous price attached to to. No way.
Using my noodle, I thought, "since my hometown is so behind in the times, we might just have this here." Lo and behold, it was stocked at our local Macy's. I was ecstatic! I think I may just pick up another one for a future giveaway. Why the heck not, right? I love you guys!
Summary of my thoughts on the Estee Lauder Raisins Duo.
It's gorgeous. I love the color combination of a pale satin pink against a deep satin cranberry with micro shimmers running through it. The textures of the shadows are smooth and silky, and it doesn't kick up too much, if at all, when I run a brush over it. The staying power is great - I've worn it all day with UDPP underneath. No creasing. Nada.
The packaging is surprisingly made of plastic, not glass, but I don't mind. It looks so pretty, but it's quite a task to open. I have this fear that one day when I'm trying to yank the lid open, I'm going to drop it, and it'll shatter to pieces. So, I hold on tight. The price is pretty steep at $32.00 for two (2) eyeshadows, but it's a lot of eyeshadow. It will definitely take a while to finish it up, if ever.
Now that you have the full version of this review, what do you think of this duo? If I can find another set, would you be interested in it being part of an upcoming giveaway? Maybe for Christmas? :)
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