When it comes to palettes, they by far exceed every other type of make-up for me, and reach that ultimate position of being my firm favorite thing to buy and try. I’m quite literally obsessed with make-up palettes. In December last year alone I got 8 new palettes, and I’m already on my fourth this month – meaning 2017 is looking decidedly like a palette takeover on a whole new level! Having tried so many recently, and being a die-hard fangirl of the good-ole palettes, I feel that there’s one that’s gone under the radar and actually deserves a whole heap more noise: The Estee Edit Gritty and Glow Palette.
Pretty special for me because it was my first taster of the younger aimed Estee Lauder range, The Estee Edit, this limited edition two piece palette just looks all kind of special – and that’s without even trying it out. It’s eye catching, funky and the whole brand appeals to a younger buyer, but still retains all of the Estee Lauder magic and quality.
This nifty and highly sparkly two piece set is magnetic, meaning they click together with ease, but come apart too just in case you want to only take one with you. Within the pair you’ll find 12 highly pearlised shades of cheek and eye powders. Each has it’s own compact – one with six eyeshadows and one with six cheek powders. Meaning you can take both with you for full face overhaul.
The Gritty palette is for the eyes and it’s an all-star favourite of mine. The shades are perfectly balanced between bright colours and subtle smokey shades, meaning you can create those glamorous and fashionable eye looks in one. There’s a soft gold, nude pink and a brown that’s perfect for the more neutral end of the colour spectrum, and then a green, blue and black for the more daring shades. All six of them are highly pigmented and they blend exceptionally well. Their creamy formula means they glide on well and with shimmer in all shades, they add a great pop of glamour to your eyes. The shades are all striking, and I’ve been pleasantly surprised with how much the colours pop when placed on your lid.
The Glow palette is dedicated to cheeks, and all six shades are gorgeous highlighters. It’s like opening a highlighters dream when you peek inside this for the first time! Highly pigmented like the shadows, each shade has a high level of fine shimmer for a flawlessly light-catching cheek look. All the shades are on the pink/warm end of the spectrum, although there is one white based shade too. I genuinely prefer this over my ABH Glow Palette now, as I find them a little more subtle and easy to work with. Some of us with oily skin can’t wear high intensity highlighters, so this palette has been a joy to try.
I feel like this palette has slipped under the radar – but it shouldn’t have. It’s gorgeous and the quality of the colours is absolutely top-notch. It’s exactly what you’d expect from an Estee Lauder product, so although Estee Edit products are targeted to a younger, maybe even slightly more daring make-up wearer, it’s been wonderful to see that the brand has retained every bit of the Estee Lauder quality that we all expect.
If you’re a fan of shimmer, pearlised shades and something that pops, then you’re going to love this. If you don’t like glitzy, or sparkly then it’s probably not for you – just take a peak at those eyeshadows! However for me, both parts of Gritty and Glow Palette are very welcome additions in my make-up collection, and I highly recommend you grab one before they go. Being limited edition they won’t be around for long, and you can take it from me that you’ll regret not bagging one!
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