Friday, June 30, 2017

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Here are the Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipsticks in the colors 440 Irresistible and 490 Confident I got as freebies from an order a few months ago.

All pictures taken in natural light without flash.

EL used to have better packaging for their freebie lipsticks, just the average sized plastic twist-up tubes really but is still much smaller and better-looking than these giant square plastic tubes. Yes, yes, they're freebies so I should shut up and stop complaining.

Holy cow, these are really pigmented lipsticks! Despite swatching with some translucency, they're both completely opaque on my lips with a soft matte finish. The sheen in the swatch photo doesn't show up on me at all. Aside from the pigmentation that scares me off a bit, I don't really like the formula either. It's smooth and creamy but isn't anywhere near moisturizing enough for my dry lips. Both colors ended up going straight to my mum-in-law.

- 440 Irresistible: mauve with brown undertone.

- 490 Confident: bright magenta.

440 Irresistible and 490 Confident. Swatches are a single swipe each.


Citrine said...

lol...That kind of magenta is so signature Estee Lauder (late 40s and beyond)...Joke on me though since many shade turn into that on me (and i dont even need to head to estee lauder for that look).

D. said...

Hey Mina,

Unless you really want a fancy lip balm, IMHO you're not missing out on much at Estee Lauder anyway... ^.^"


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