(Estée Lauder Five Colour Eyeshadow Palette, available here.)
The palette I chose, is the 'Surreal Skies' combination, which is available to purchase online at Estée Lauder, or from Boots. I think I ended up deciding on these shades, because ultimately I prefer using shadows where I can achieve a more natural look. The colours in the Surreal Skies compact create this nude effect, but I also fell in love with the bold purple in the centre. This shadow has a matte finish, which looks so lovely against the shimmer and metallic shades when blended into the crease of the eye. I also love the highlight on the left of the palette, which Estée Lauder call a 'satin' effect. This is probably one of the best highlight shadows I have used, primarily for its staying power and lustrous finish. But I think what is most loveable about these eye shadows, is their blending ability. The versatile colours really allow you to play around with different intensities, finishes and impacts.
Hopefully you can see just how well the colours blend together in the image below. The pigment is so long lasting and velvety smooth, meaning you aren't left with that awful creased finish you can tend to get from cheaper products. I really am so impressed with these shadows.
Estée Lauder have a gorgeous selection of limited 'summer ready' colour combinations at the moment, available here for £35. After trying these fabulous shades, I'm now lusting over the 'Bronze Dunes' compact, which seems ideal to try if you're looking to create a brown smokey eye. Overall, I think this is a really lovely look for Summer which can be swiftly and easily adapted, to take you from day to night.