This sample tube of Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Gloss in 430 Plum Jealousy is part of the freebie that broke my six-years-long disinterest in the brand. And good thing it was a freebie because I've grown out of glosses and wouldn't have bought this even with a good promotion.
All pictures taken in natural light without flash.
I do admit this is a nice gloss. The formula is thick without being goopy, and smooth despite this particular color being packed with silver shimmers. It's moisturizing and feels nice on my lips. It's scented with a sweet candy scent I could do without but it's at least tolerable. Oh, and it lasted for a good 4 hours plus a shower, not too shabby. Too bad I just don't bother with glosses anymore.
- 430 Plum Jealousy: Not sure how much "sculpting" a transparent lip gloss will be able to accomplish, but this color is much too pink to be plum. In the tube, it's totally pink-mauve with lots of prominent silver sparkles. Even then, much of the color does a disappearing act on my lips leaving behind just a slight hint and loads of shimmers. That said, the transparency makes it easy to wear, so I might just toss it into my bag for the times I'm tired of the "mommy" lip balms. Did I tell you I stocked up on lip balms like no tomorrow? Ha.