Behold the The Estée Edit Gritty & Glow Magnetic Eye and Face Palettes ($58 US/$70 CAD). These palettes are nothing short of breathtaking. Be prepared for some serious swooning in my thoughts below. Not only are these palettes amazing, I also think they are a great value. While $58 may seem steep, it works out to $29 per palette which I think is incredibly reasonable given the outstanding performance and quality you receive, not to mention quantity. The shades range from a rich, highly pearlized sheen to a strong metallic finish.
- Swerve (golden copper)
- Riff (champagne rose gold)
- Burn (burgundy bronze)
- Wavy (dark emerald)
- Mood (midnight black with multi-sparkle)
- Trip (deep iridescent blue)
- Snowlit (platinum)
- 14K Glow (champagne)
- 1st Light (soft pink)
- Gleam (peachy pink)
- Ray (golden bronze)
- Beachy (burnished copper)
I think these are really one of the must have Holiday 2016 releases. Everything about these palettes is utter perfection. The glitter packaging is absolutely stunning. So gorgeous. The packaging is sleek and slim with no room taken up with dorky brushes/applicators that no one ever uses. The palettes secure with a magnetic closure. The palettes will also attach together via magnetic closure and you can flip the lids of these palettes over and back and they will secure in the open position, again, with the magnetic closure. The packaging was really well thought out and executed. The size and shape of the pans is very generous and makes it effortless to pick up the product with a good sized blush or face brush. You get an impressive amount of product. 22.5 grams for the Glow Face + Eye Palette and 24g for the Gritty Eye Palette. That is about 4g a shade which is a massive amount of product. MAC eyeshadows for e.g. are 1.5g.
The formula of these powders is outstanding. Intensely pigmented with gorgeous shimmer and dimension. The versatility is wonderful. The Glow palette looks equally beautiful on eyes and face. The Gritty palette has such eye catching shades. It’s not the kind of eye palette you can create a full look from, but rather a palette you can turn to on a regular basis to add a little something special to your eye look. I have used at least one, if not both, of these palettes in some way every day since they arrived. While I at first thought the green and blue shades weren’t something I would really use, they are frankly far too breathtaking to not take advantage of. The green in particular is, just, wow! If I had to reach for something to complain about it would be that the copper shades in the Gritty and Glow palette are a little too similar to justify both shades being included.
If you are fair like me then you will be able to use the first three shades in the glow palettes as highlighters but the remaining three will function more as blush and bronzer toppers for added glow. The deeper your skin tone the more you will gravitate to the deeper tones. All look so pretty on the eyes. What you can’t see and appreciate in the photos is the beautiful pink sheen that Snowlit has.
Seriously, if you’ve been considering this palette duo then take the plunge! You won’t regret it. What you will regret is missing out on this limited edition, Sephora exclusive release!