January 13th, 2015
I hope you had a great start to the week, and enjoyed yesterday’s colorful mani-Monday post (here it is, in case you missed it!). As I mentioned in that post, we are in for a big dose of color envy this season with the launch of Estee Lauder’s Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick!
This is a new formula that is richly pigmented and long-wearing, and was launched in the US and Europe last Spring. Out here in Asia, we will only be getting them next month, but good things are worth the wait! There will be 16 shades for this initial release, in 4 color families – nudes to browns, pinks to berries, corals to reds, and mauve to plums. I am not a big fan of nudes and browns (although I am sure there are plenty of others who will find something here for their wardrobe), but picked out 3 shades from each of the other color families.
The 3 shades I have are (from top to bottom):
These Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting lipsticks remind me of last year’s NARS Audacious Lipsticks with the intensity of color and long-lasting formula. However, these Estee Lauder lipsticks are smoother to apply and last longer on my lips. The very first time I applied Infamous on my lips, it lasted me all day through constant sipping of either coffee or water, a breakfast sandwich followed by lunch! Even after all that, there was a visible stain on my lips that was perfectly beautiful. I wore it in the first LOTD of the year here, and have been receiving compliments since then. Just in case you missed that, here is a look at Infamous on the lips:
Freshly applied, these Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipsticks give a lustrous finish that is not as wet looking as most other “shine” formulas, but not flat like most matte formulas.
As I mentioned in yesterday’s nail polish post, Estee Lauder has released 5 limited edition nail lacquers to complement the new sculpting lipsticks, and I have 2 with exactly the same names as my lipsticks! Here is Dominant:
The picture above was taken at the end of a long day with Dominant on my lips. Whilst it felt perfectly comfortable throughout, my lips got noticeable drier as the day progressed, resulting in the lines that you are seeing there. But the color is still gorgeous and there is a noticeable luster.
And a look at Impassioned:
While I am not usually a fan of matchy-matchy lips and nails, these are fun enough, and flexible enough to work with a range of shades. And when they both come in some of my favorite formulas in their respective product category, they become utterly irresistible.
These Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipsticks will be available from February onwards at all Estee Lauder counters and boutiques.