Friday, April 22, 2011

LEMMING: Estee Lauder's Wild Violet Palette

I am totally lemming this eyeshadow palette from Estee Lauder's limited-edition Wild Violet collection. I haven't had a chance to swatch it in person, but I am intrigued by this combination of warm- and cool-looking neutrals, with that one pop of beautiful intense violet, perfect to bring out brown eyes.

This is much more to my taste than many of the purple palettes on the market, where you get several different shades of purple. That's great, if you're fifteen! An adult woman just can't appear in public with five stripes of different bright purples and lavenders on her eyelids. With this blend, you can have that wonderful zing of color that makes you feel springlike, while staying chic. It's just enough, but not too much.

Estee Lauder is under constant attack from the anti-Israel, anti-Semitic BDS movement. In 2009, they were number 6 on the official BDS movement's Top Ten Brands to Boycott This Christmas. About Estee Lauder, they say:

This company’s chairman Ronald Lauder is also the chairman of the Jewish National Fund, a quasi-governmental organization that was established in 1901 to acquire Palestinian land and is connected to the continued building of illegal settlements. Estee Lauder’s popular brands include Clinique, MAC, Origins, Bumble & Bumble, Aveda, fragrance lines for top designers, and many others. They have been the target of QUIT’s “Estee Slaughter Killer Products” campaign.

The problem with this is that it's a big, BIG lie. The JNF 'acquired Palestinian land' by paying top dollar for it, so that Jewish farmers could support themselves. The BDS movement hates them, because they do not want to be reminded that Israel is built on land that was not only fought for, but paid for. As for 'illegal settlements', as far as these people are concerned, Tel Aviv is an illegal settlement. They do not believe that Jews should have the right to live anywhere in the land of Israel.

The good news is, as you can see, if you're not an anti-Semite, you can support Israel in so many different ways, by buying products from Estee Lauder, Clinique, MAC, Origins, Bumble & Bumble, Aveda, and top fragrances! Being a supporter of Israel is great for your beauty routine.

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