Friday 19 July 2013

Estee Lauder Raisins Eyeshadow Duo

If you follow me on twitter you will know how hard I tried to get my hands on this duo and how excited I was to get it! I originally saw it on Zoe's Youtube Video and decided that I needed it as it looks absolutely amazing on her, however much to my dismay it was out of stock everywhere, Selfridges, John Lewis, Debenhams AND House of Frazer! Then a few people including Ambi (check out her blog!) tweeted me to tell me that it was back in stock at Boots. Ambi and I had previous been going crazy trying to get our hands on it! So finally it was back in stock at Boots and I quickly placed an order, I chose the deliver to store option as it was free and I live quite close to a Boots store. Within two days I got a text and an email telling me it had arrived so I popped down to the store and picked it up. I've been using this almost everyday since I bought it, I was worried that it wouldn't suit me as the darker shade is slightly purpley but it looks absolutely beautiful, the shadows work really well together. I have been using the lighter shade all over the lid with the darker shade on the outer corner blended out, I then just apply some brown kohl liner across my upper lash line. I am so impressed with the quality, the shadows are both super pigmented and they blend together amazingly! Throughout the day they didn't crease or wear off of my eyelids either! I love the packaging of this and every Estee Lauder product I've tried, the packaging just looks expensive with the gold and the swirly "EL." I was told at my local Estee Lauder counter (by the most patronizing sales assistant who always asks me if I am looking at their products for a "school project." I'm 18 not 8) that this product is being discontinued! Although I don't trust her 100% I would say to pick this up sooner rather than later, just in case it actually is being discontinued. It would be such a shame if it is as it is something I would recommend and have been absolutely loving, I am looking at which duo to get next!


  1. The packaging looks absolutely lovely!These arent colours I would usually think about but swatched they look great :)

    Have a lovely day
    Zoe x

  2. I absolutely love the colours in this duo, especially the hint of purple - makes them a little unusual! I'll definitely be trying these out : )


  3. How RUDE being asked that, please complain, I swear things are never going to change, I hate patronising make up counter girls. I have got into arguments with some of them who advise me to do something a certain way (i.e apply foundation with a flat brush as if I've never applied foundation before) and when I tell them I prefer a buffing brush or stippling brush they just go mental and insist that they know everything - Honestly, it drives me freakin' nuts. I once had an origins girl adamant that if I was buying the moisturiser I HAD to buy the whole line. Why? Because if I mixed products from different lines with different ingredients, they wouldn't work at all. *facepalm*

    ANYWAY that turned into an essay! I love this duo though, at first I thought it made me look a bit tired and bruised - Definitely needs a bit of highlight/white loose pigment in the inner corner thats for sure! :D

  4. I really need to hunt this down if it's being discontinued. I've been also wanting it since I saw it on Zoe's channel :)

  5. This product is being discontinued, the whole line :(!
    I tried everywhere to get it too! I went into boots and had the most amazing sales assistant search and search online only to say their being discontinued and then actually give me a barely used tester as she could tell I was disappointed about it that I finally got one! It doesn't have the gorgeous packaging but well worth it for the shadows!

    Kat :) x

  6. Oh my what a gorgeous duo this is. It's a pity it is being discontinued.

    Shang J.| The Feminine Crusade

  7. OH MY LANTA , I am just radiating jealousy! It's sold out EVERYWHERE here and they're telling me it's getting discontinued. I absolutely love the shades in this duo. Very lucky to have snagged it :)

    - Jess
    The Mod Mermaid

  8. gorgeous palette!!!


  9. Ooo how beautiful!

    Kerry X

  10. Such a beautiful duo - always love estee lauder products, their blush in Witty Peach is gorgeous! I'll definitely have a swatch of this next time I'm browsing.


  11. Great duo! Shame about the counter staff, how rude of them! I would complain.Beth May Blogs
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  12. Thanks for the wee mention, ah SO in love with this palette, I'm using mine all the time now. But it seems from your other comments it is being discontinued - just my bloody luck!

    Ambi xx

    Bombay Rose

  13. Estee Lauder product packaging is always so classy ... Loved the purple shade ....

  14. Oooh such a pretty duo, I saw it in a cco on holiday but decided not to pick it up, what a dummy I am. I'm definitely going to try to get it though maby they will have it in duty free, fingers crossed :)