Pure Color Five Color Eyeshadow Palette in Batik Sun ($48) from the Bronze Goddess Collection last week, and every day since, it has been cloudy outside for most of the day - the way it is today. It's cloudy now, but during the last hour, the sun peeked through the clouds long enough for me to run inside and out trying to get swatch photos of Batik Sun. That was a very frustrating process, but...finally I can show it to you, with a bit of sun.
As an aside, we have not had a winter this cloudy and rainy for years. Last winter, didn't go for a week at a time without the sun I needed for photos. This winter has been a bear. Fortunately, not much in the way of snow has fallen, but the weather guys are predicting a mid-week storm that could give us between zero inches and 12. I'll be praying for zero. Rain would be nice.
The Batik Sun EyeShadow Palette was created by Tom Pecheux for the ultimate eye expression. A high-style mix of textures and shades to inspire creative blending, highlighting, and color accenting. Release
your inner artist. This versatile five-color palette allows you to play
with intensities, mix and blend shades, and express different attitudes - from soft
to bold. Holds five varying color intensities and finishes: matte, satin, shimmer, or metallic. Use the shades for a touch of trend or to make an all-out color statement. The highlighter is the magic touch. Use it to brighten the look and widen eyes instantly. The deepest shade structures and defines the eyes.
I've already explained the sun situation. I swatched quickly with a sponge-tipped applicator. I swatched in clockwise order, starting with the orange at the top left and moving around to end with the pretty brown with the "EL" logo.
I can wear the orange shade when it's applied lightly with a brush - as a wash of color paired with one of the neutrals. There's no way I could wear an artsy look of orange and turquoise, unless I expected stares.
This is definitely a summer palette. I will tuck it away and bring it out in a few months - definitely on a day when we aren't considering a mid-week snowfall.
I purchased mine at Neiman Marcus. The collection is available at the Estée Lauder Web site, and I suspect it has made its way to all or most counters by now. I have a few more pieces from the collection that I'll feature once the sun comes out and stays out.
Photo at top and of Hilary Rhoda courtesy of Estée Lauder; other photos by Best Things in Beauty