The Estée Lauder Pure Color Five Color EyeShadow Palette, Film Noir (£36) and their Sumptuous Extreme Waterproof Mascara (£23), were both purchases I picked up without really doing a lot of research into. The colours in the film noir eyeshadow palette are very me and I was in need of a new mascara which would stay put and not smudge.
The Pure Color Eyeshadow Palette in Film Noir is extremely pigmented and has very little fall out when using, unlike cheaper, drug store brands which I have used in the past. The quality of the eyeshadows are exceptional, but at £36, I wouldn't expect anything less! The five colours work and blend seamlessly with each other and don't require a lot of skill.
The Estée Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Waterproof Mascara did not live up to it's expectations: the formula was not waterproof on my eyes; it smudged; left dark rings; and transferred onto my top lid! The tube also dried out within approximately six weeks of opening - not what you expect from Estée Lauder when paying a premium price. I am now on the hunt for an amazing waterproof mascara that stays put - please fire away with your recommendations! I have two weddings to attend over the summer, so need something that will last all day.