The next four Estee Lauder swatches are a mix from both the Metal Mania and Beyond Black collections. I’m a bit confused about Tempestuous. On the Nordstrom site, it belongs to the Metal Mania collection and on the Estee Lauder site, it doesn’t exist.
It’s also very peculiar that Estee Lauder still doesn’t have their polishes available when Nordstrom does. Macy’s now seems to have both collections available, albiet the mysterious Tempestous is again missing. I’m glad I stumbled upon this one by accident.
Both Tempestuous and Smashed have the same type of finish as the other Metal Mania polishes I showed on Monday. Tempestuous is a slate grey base with purple and teal flecks and Smashed is a dark purple base that almost leans to jelly with pink and blue flecks. The mysterious Tempestuous ended up being my favorite out of all the Metal Mania colors. Both of these are shown at three coats.
Bette Noire and Blue Blood are shimmers, but the shimmer particles are very fine so they aren’t immediately obvious. Both are super dark. I only bought two of these as I was afraid these would be the type of colors that would be black in a normally lighted room and only show their colors when sunlight hit them. This is not the case – their base color is apparent in any light. I had an incident of polish pull with Blue Blood (you can see the bald spot on the ring finger), so I’d recommend that you leave a minute or two between coats for these two. These two are shown at two coats.
After doing a bit more research, I found we can thank Tom Pecheux for these edgy colors. Tom Pecheux joined Estee Lauder late last year as their Creative Makeup Director. I loved these colors. Enough where I’ll probably go back and get the rest of the Beyond Black Collection. Go Tom!