First off- I’m very sick today. So sick I almost didn’t get up to post. But I honestly love these lipsticks so much that it pushed me through. Guess that gives away if I think you should love them or leave them! I had seen a little buzz about the Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipsticks but it was seeing them in person that totally converted me. I currently own two Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Lipsticks in Defiant Coral & Potent which are absolutely becoming fast favorites in my large stash. What makes them stand out from the rest? Keep reading to find out!
The packaging on this collection is a deep navy with metallic gold touches. I love the magnetic closure- I want all lipsticks to do this lately because they feel more secure & have a nice balance weight-wise. The scent is a soft, sweet vanilla which I definitely wasn’t expecting since Estee Lauder doesn’t normally go that route.
So Estee Lauder’s promise behind this line is “A color-rich, high-intensity sculpting lip formula.” They also say that these shades are “statement-making shades feature a time-release complex that captures and seals in moisture, softening lips. They glide on effortlessly for smooth, luxurious wear that lasts for up to six hours.”
While I don’t think they quite last up to 6 hours they are worth reapplying. The shades are both very creamy & pigmented but not drying. Normally pigmentation doesn’t necessarily go hand in hand with moisturization so this is an excellent new find. They apply bold with very little effort & don’t feel heavy. They seem to hug my lips without drying them out or sliding around. These may just be the perfect formulation for a bold, comfortable lip color.
Here are my bare lips. You can see I don’t have much pigmentation. Also I was testing a new tinted moisturizer this day- obviously I needed some more moisture going on! Still maneuvering that one!
Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick in 310 Potent- A soft slightly peach/nude toned creamy pink.
Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick in 320 Defiant Coral- A bright medium coral leaning orange with quite warm undertones. (It looks a bit more reddened on me likely because I’m so fair.)
I would definitely like to get my hands on a few more shades- especially this fall/winter when my lips are ultra chapped. I currently have my eye on the Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipsticks in Tumultuous Pink & Vengeful Red. I’ll have to hold off at the moment though because these shades are a bit of a splurge at $30 each from Sephora, Nordstrom, & wherever Estee Lauder cosmetics are sold.
Have you tried this line yet? Definitely different from my older Estee Lauder lipsticks! What shades are calling your name?