Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Estee Lauder 'Pure Colour Extravagant' Christmas Collection by Tom Pecheux

Hands up if you've already paid your christmas office party deposit? Yeah? Then you've probably already started thinking what you're going to wear, maybe which shoes you'll buy and maybe even 'hmmm shall I go for a festive red lip or sparkly eyes this year'....

Well Lauder have it covered. If you've been impressed by the recent EL collections coming from Michael Kors and the more recent Blue Dahlia collection by Tom Pecheux, then you are going to LOVE the new Pecheux Christmas collection. Based on a few key shades of berries and gold, the Extravagant collection has sumptuous festive-ness all wrapped up in a bow.
This collection is sizzling and instantly makes me want a mince pie and a glass of champers. It is the absolute epitome of festive glamour and will take me all the way from early get togethers at the end of November to the ball I will be attending for Hogmany.

It will be hitting the counters next week and pieces will be limited, so get down there early. In the meantime, take a browse below. I will be doing a couple of videos of Christmas looks using various pieces, so keep your peepers peeled.

Up first are 2 nail varnishes, jam-packed with shimmer. The shades are Extravagant Pearl and Extravagant Night (Pictured below). Extravagant Night is a gorgeous deep plum-y blue/purple-y colour. Delicious.

Next is the eyeshadow palette 'Extravagant Gold'. Made up from 5 shades ranging from the lightest champagne, to the darkest chocolate, you will be able to create a variety of glamourous smoky eyes. The bottom left shade is my absolute fave - a stunning metallic caramel colour that will make blue eyes shine.

The lip palette centres around a true red lipstick, with 4 sheer glosses to choose as a top coat. There is a beautiful purple/burgundy colour in the bottom left and 2 champagne/gold colours at the top. The curve ball here is the coral gloss on the bottom right; stunning.

The lip products continue with 2 new shades of lipstick. 'Extravagant Red' (left) and 'Extravagant Berry' (right). There are also 2 complimentary lipglosses, detailed below. The packaging of the lipsticks are to die for - aren't they gorgeous??! And don't be put off by the extreme shimmer that appears on the bullet - this is just for show and is infused around the outside like a gossamer.

Berry (left) and Red (right)

The lipglosses gently compliment the lipsticks in 'Plum' (the purpley colour) and Ruby (the red). These glosses are high shine and packed with shimmer. Wear the lipstick during the day to the office and whack one of these glosses over the top to take you into the evening. Et voila!

Extravagant Plum

Extravagant Ruby

Unfortunately my festive hangovers have started early this year (champagne and wine on a Tuesday is never a great idea! and Ladies - you know who you are!). So below is a very quick and basic FOTD I managed to pull together using the Extravagant Gold eye palette - these shades are so pretty and I am looking forward t doing something a bit more glamorous with these products in the next few weeks. My first Xmas party is on the 4th Dec and I will be rocking a gold eye and berry lip!

A xx

*All these products were provided for review, but I would happily pay for them all.


  1. Ooooo those lipsticks look lush!!!

  2. Everything is SUPER pretty! Thanks for sharing and those gold eye shadows make your eyes look so beautiful. x

  3. How stunning this collection looks. Going on my Xmas list!

  4. i am really looking forward to this set! thank you for the headsup! i am curious to see what the lipsticks and glosses are like.
    i hope you can also review the other estee lauder coach-holiday sets!

  5. thanks for the comments - this set will be worth every penny! Full of classic colours. the reds are so wearable x

  6. this post is soo helpful i love estee lauder skincare and makeup havent been let down with any of there products to date im looking forward to purchase a few items from this collection. the look you have created with this collection is absoltely amazing the red lip really suits you. :)

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