Friday, 6 September 2013

Estee Lauder Raisins

Hello Ladies!

I finally got it! After searching for ages, and it being sold out forever I finally got my hands on the much hyped Estee Lauder Eyeshadow Duo in Raisins. I think it was Tanya Burr that started off all the hype about this many months ago by mentioning it in one of her videos, and I've said it before who am I to pass up a good hyped product? I think everyone must have rushed out and bought it there and then because as usual by the time I decided I wanted it, it was sold out everywhere. Which of course made me want it all the more! So over the weekend I was randomly at an Estee Lauder counter and asked if they had it, not expecting much but the woman came out from behind the counter with it and I literally pounced. The poor woman probably thought I was insane, but I was so happy! 

Being the good beauty blogger that I am I waited until I was at home, and had my pictures taken before I played with it. (and let me tell you that was more difficult than it sounds!) I have completely fallen in love ladies. I have never tried any Estee Lauder products (other than testers) before this but I am completely sold! The eyeshadows are such fantastic quality, they blend like a complete dream and are they are incredibly long lasting! I originally thought they stained my eyelid because they stayed on so well. Even after swatching them for the picture I had to really scrub to get the deeper colour off!

The colours are just amazing. The lighter pink is quite similar to Naked Lunch from MAC but slightly darker and more pigmented. I usually just wear this all over the lid and a little bit in the inner corner of my eye. The darker shade is just amazing. It is a deep plum/purple and despite what you might think it is completely wearable! I just put this on the outside corners and blend it into the lighter shade. Purple is not normally a colour I would go for but with this duo it really is wearable and you would get away with it for an everyday look. This along with the Naked Basics palette has taken up permanent residency in my make-up bag!

Have you managed to get your hands on Raisins? What other Estee Lauder products would you recommend for me? I think I'll try a foundation or a lipstick!


  1. It looks beautiful, I love that feeling when you get something you've wanted for ages! Hope it lives up to all your expectations x

  2. I love shades like these. They make my brown eyes really pop.


    1. Oooh they would be lovely with your brown eyes! xx

  3. Wow I've never tried their eyeshadow but I do really love those colours! Love your blog (: wanna follow each other's blogs on bloglovin?


  4. I have this too and I absolutely love it! It always feels so good when you've wanted something for ages and you finally get it:)xx

  5. I haven't tried any Estee Lauder products but this is definitly one I would love to try! It's just beautiful !

    Great pictures, lovely!

    Marie-Louise xx
    Mlhauken // Beauty, Lifestyle & a bit Fashion

  6. I love these colours! I bought a similar palette from l'oreal but it wasn't good at all, the colours on this Estee Lauder one looks great though, think I'll have to try this too :)

  7. These colours are just beautiful. It's sad that it's sold out though, but I've been looking around for a dupe and I finally found one, so hopefully going to try that out instead :)