Review: Estee Lauder Pure Color Illuminating Powder Gelée - Topaz Chameleon

Hi ladies,

Happy Saturday.

I was looking at all my new buys (haul video coming soon) and I think this is my favourite product from the lot. I just cannot stop looking at it. It's mesmerizing.

This powder is part of the Estee Lauder Topaz collection which out right now.

The packaging is the typical Estee Lauder packaging. Nothing new or nothing different there.

 It comes with a rather "useless" brush but it looks nice next to the powder. You also get a nice size mirror which is pretty standard on the Lauder products.

What is really interesting about this product is the formulation! It's like a mixture of liquid, powder and gel texture. I don't think I own anything like this to compare it. It feels soft beyond anything else and it blends like no other thing.

This baby is SUPER pigmented. I don't think I will ever hit pan on this one! You need the smallest amount and you get a gorgeous effect.

I think it's marketed as all over powder. Mmmm no way! Unless you are going for a theatrical look.
This product is just for the cheeks as a bronzy blush or even an illuminator. Depending on your skin colour.

The colour is a very strong copper/bronze. I would probably say if you are very fair just skip this one as you will look too orange. On medium and dark skin this will look fab!

And here you have the very important swatches. I seriously just touched the thing and look how much I picked up.

I got mine at an Estee Lauder counter in Boots and it was £28. Link! 

My verdict for this product is that  I personally love it and the colour suits me (I'm about an NC30 for reference) but this product is not for everyone and you shouldn't by it online! I would strongly suggest you go and try it first. The colour is very strong and it might not suit everyone.

I think like with the MAC MSFs I started on a little collector's hunt with these Lauder powders. 
I love them! I heard there will be a more rosy one coming up at the end of April. I'll be there! 

Hope this was useful!



Did you get this one? Or any of the previous ones?
What do you think? 

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  1. Savannah

    Savannah on 02/25/2012 9:27 p.m. #

    This looks lovely!<br />xxx

  2. Summer Loren

    Summer Loren on 02/25/2012 11:03 p.m. #

    This is absolutely gorgeous! It&#39;s a shame I&#39;m so pale however as I think it&#39;ll look a little too dark on my skin (even when I&#39;ve fake tanned)! Beautiful product and I&#39;m so intrigued about the texture x

  3. Natalie

    Natalie on 02/25/2012 11:05 p.m. #

    Oh my goodness, it&#39;s so pretty! I wouldn&#39;t even want to swatch it! haha I agree though, an all-over powder, no way. It looks way too pigmented for that!

  4. The Peach

    The Peach on 02/26/2012 1:08 a.m. #

    Wow! Looks beautiful in the pan! Can&#39;t wait to see some pics of you wearing this!

  5. MarBear

    MarBear on 02/26/2012 2:52 p.m. #

    It looks so pretty, but defo not an all-over powder unless you want to look like Gold Member! Can&#39;t wait to see a FOTD with this!

  6. Mercedes- Ms Purple Make-up

    Mercedes- Ms Purple Make-up on 02/26/2012 3:07 p.m. #

    So lovely that I hate to use it! :P<br />X

  7. Mercedes- Ms Purple Make-up

    Mercedes- Ms Purple Make-up on 02/26/2012 3:08 p.m. #

    Yes, this one is not for the really fair ones! Shame as it&#39;s gorgeous. The texture is strange! go and swatch it if you have any EL counter near you. X

  8. Mercedes- Ms Purple Make-up

    Mercedes- Ms Purple Make-up on 02/26/2012 3:09 p.m. #

    Very pigmented I would say. And yes, it&#39;s sooo pretty. Not sure of it&#39;s supposed to be like snake skin? X

  9. Mercedes- Ms Purple Make-up

    Mercedes- Ms Purple Make-up on 02/26/2012 3:09 p.m. #

    Yep- will do. I haven&#39;t done a FOTD in ages!!! X

  10. Mercedes- Ms Purple Make-up

    Mercedes- Ms Purple Make-up on 02/26/2012 3:10 p.m. #

    LOL- you made me laugh!! So true. Will do one soon thanks! X

  11. Sandra

    Sandra on 02/26/2012 7:53 p.m. #

    Esa paleta es maravilhosa, que color!!!!!<br />Linda, Mercedes!<br />xoxo mi querida

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