The Makeup: Estee Lauder Pure Colour Stay On Shadow Paint

My love of eyeshadows runs along the same lines as my love of clean eating: I understand the benefits and love the results, but when that alarm goes off at 7am, all I want is a bowl of cereal covered in sugar.  No, I don’t want eyeshadow covered in sugar, but any good intentions of making an effort frequently go out the window. When narrowing down the reasons why the majority of my eyeshadows go unloved I came to the following conclusions: colour and consistency. I prefer creamier formulas and find it difficult to find everyday, wearable colours that still have an impact. They’re either too gold, too cool toned or jam packed with flecks of glitter (Maybelline Colour Tattoos – I’m looking at you)!

However, Estee Lauder answered my prayers in the form of their Pure Stay on Shadow Paints. Available in a variety of shades, these cream shadows come with a formula that just won’t budge – perfect for a long day in the office. I picked up Chained, a warm bronze shade with no glitter what so ever. I apply it with a flat eyeshadow brush and blend the corners out with a MAC 217, it dries to a semi matte finish and stays put all day, no creasing in sight! (Note: the hint of a crease on the right eye is actually just the ridiculous amount of upper eyelid I possess… Noice)

And thus, the bad habit has been broken. It’s so quick and easy to apply in the morning that I’ve been adding this into my routine fairly regularly. No, not every day – let’s not get ahead of ourselves there – baby steps and all that. However I have been eyeing up a few more of the Estee Lauder eye shadow paletts so lets not rule out the idea of a growing eyeshadow collection come next payday! Only three weeks to go, the countdown starts now…


  1. Stevie Hearts Makeup
    09 May 2013 / 1:18 pm

    Great review, I've got the 17 Metallic Cream Shadow in Bronze but tbh always end up grabbing NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils… so much easier!

    Stevie Hearts Makeup

    Stevie xxx

  2. Pippa Jones
    09 May 2013 / 2:13 pm

    THis stuff makes your eyes look amazing! Love the colour of it, browns really compliment my eyes too.

    Pipp xx

  3. Stephanie X
    09 May 2013 / 3:00 pm

    that is a nice color.
    xx Stephanie (

  4. makeup lover
    09 May 2013 / 3:08 pm

    I love using cream eyeshadows! I was looking at these the other day in my local Boots, I like the look of chained and pink zinc! x
    Amy |

  5. Izzy
    09 May 2013 / 3:10 pm

    This is such a pretty colour, and it sounds lovely :)xo

  6. Amy
    09 May 2013 / 4:30 pm

    Beautiful colour 🙂 x

  7. Talisa Tossell
    09 May 2013 / 5:47 pm

    so GOING to buy this!

  8. PBunnieP
    09 May 2013 / 6:13 pm

    So happy that you posted about this, I'm exactly the same when it comes to eyeshadow in my day to day makeup life. I just want it to be easy and even recently I've started to grow out of super metallic shades. Will have to go swatch this for myself.

  9. J4mieJohnston
    09 May 2013 / 6:20 pm

    It looks gorgeous and quite similar to the Color Tattoos!

    Jamie ♥

  10. Olivia Law
    09 May 2013 / 7:19 pm

    This looks SO good – I really really want to try it! xo

  11. Leanne Rachel
    09 May 2013 / 7:29 pm

    Ooh, that looks gorgeous on you! Definitely something for me to add to my wishlist!

    Leanne xx | Seeking Serendipity

  12. Emily /
    09 May 2013 / 10:11 pm

    This looks so gorgeous, I'm loving cream shadows at the moment:) x

  13. Shradha G Loves
    09 May 2013 / 10:59 pm

    This looks lush
    S xx

  14. Roxanne
    10 May 2013 / 6:04 am

    When i swatched this it felt amazing, doesn't feel like your average cream shadow, love it! 🙂 x

  15. Zandra May
    10 May 2013 / 11:57 am

    I've got this in cosmic which is like a unique copper shade! I just love the moussey formula of these, I will also be picking up some more when payday arrives! X

  16. Bea
    11 May 2013 / 7:38 am

    I need this in my life! So glad I found your blog, after seeing you in company xxx

    Bea from-

  17. Vicki
    12 May 2013 / 11:59 am

    I love cream shadows. Their ease in applying and how long they wear answers all my lazy beauty applying habits. This colour is so pretty and a prefect everyday colour.
    I need to swatch some of these from Estee Lauder. I have heard great things about them

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