14 January 2014

Estee Lauder Pure Colour Envy Lipstick in Dominant: Review, Pics, Swatches

Estee Lauder Pure Colour Envy Lipstick range

I'm lucky enough to see a lot of new lipstick launches and, while they all excite me in their different ways – I have rarely met a lipstick I didn’t like – it's rare to come across one that is wildly different from the next. 

Estee Lauder’s Pure Colour Envy lipstick is that rare launch, the type of lipstick that has the power to make you mix your metaphors and knock your socks into the middle of next week.

Estee Lauder Pure Colour Envy Lipstick packaging

Available now at esteelauder.co.uk and launching nationwide next month, these lippies are genuinely special. The packaging, the brand’s first redesign in more than 20 years, is luxe and satisfyingly expensive: as it should be in this price bracket; these lipsticks are €29. 

Estee Lauder Pure Colour Envy Lipstick Dominant

But it’s the gel formula that really sets them apart: creamy and comfortable, this is loaded with hyaluronic acid to attract and seal in moisture throughout the day. It glides over the lips and feels unlike anything else in my collection – and it actually lasts. 

Estee Lauder Pure Colour Envy Lipstick Swatches Impassioned Dominant Envious
Swatches L-R: Impassioned, Dominant, Envious 

I was given Dominant, a berry toned pink, which affords me a good four to five hours of wear. Requiring no separate liner, it doesn’t feather and is easy to apply, giving a sculpting effect to the lips and helping them to look more full.  

Estee Lauder Pure Colour Envy Lipstick  Dominant

Add to that the 20 strong shade range, each more desirable and wearable than the next, and the incredible colour payoff, and you’ve got it all – wrapped up in a chic, shiny, navy-blue package. 

Estee Lauder Pure Colour Envy Lipstick Face Swatch Dominant

But don’t take my word for it – go visit them on counter, swatch them, ask the counter staff to try them on your lips. I guarantee you’ll be a goner, too. 


dontcallmejessie said...

I'm screwed.

Charlotte MacDonald-Gaunt said...

I love Estée Lauder lipsticks, the pigmentation is amazing and the formula is so moisturising :o) Xx

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Makeup DeMon said...

Nice review!
I love the shades and pigmentation a lot.


Laura said...

Love it! That colour is fab on you :) x

Almu said...

Wow those look amazing and that colour is really beautiful!! :)


Adele said...

Fabulous colours, that pink looks amazing on you. Love the new branding too.
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Pink Elephant Blog said...

Wow, they look fantastic! Can't wait to get my paws on these!!! Love that Envious shade!

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Lilli said...

Hi Emma! I share your same passion for lipsticks, they always made me in a good mood :) This new line inspire me a lot, love the color on you, you know it makes your eyes stand out more. The formula sounds very good. Have a lovely day, kisses! xo

Girlwiththeskew-earring said...

Oh wow.... oh wow wow wow. Its just a wee bit pricy for me at the moment.. but I suppose it IS Estee Lauder...

Amy Fashion Blog said...

love the pink lipstick. I have never used any Estee Lauder products before

Avril Joanne said...

These are stunning, can't wait to get my hands on one! x

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Wow - beautiful color and you can tell how moisturizing it is just from the photo. Thanks for the intro. Emma!

Chic 'n Cheap Living

Johanna said...

The first picture of this post drew me in immediately. Such a lipstick junkie!

The Dainty Dolls House said...

So gorgeous. I really need to spend some time at the beauty counter and buy some lipsticks, I have like none, only glosses, but I'm a bit bored with them, I need stronger colour. So pretty on you xx

Gemma | Miss Makeup Magpie said...

OMG the packaging is beautiful alone - they look so chic and stunning! Those swatches are so impressive too xx

Gem // Miss Makeup Magpie

ivette said...

Nice shades!

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Kim Alston said...

WTG Estee Lauder! How awesome is that packaging! Love the pigmented colors. Looks smooth.