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ESTEE LAUDER Pure Color Sheer Matte Lipsticks – Review, Photos, Swatches

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ESTEE LAUDER, Lips, LIPSTICK, NC20, Yishan | by — October 28, 2013

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Brand: Estee Lauder
Range: Pure Color Sheer Matte Lipsticks
Shades: Demure, Rebel, Rock Candy, Naked
Swatched by yours truly: Yishan

  • Launched as part of Estee Lauder’s “Pretty Naughty” collection, the Pure Color Sheer Matte Lipstick are a refined lightweight matte formula that leaves a satin finish with light reflecting pearls.
  • They hug the lips snugly upon application, and in just a sweep you get an ultra matte pigmented finish that instantly transforms your lip texture into a matte fabric-like texture.
  • Infused with fruit extracts that add moisture, and highly pigmented.
  • Available in 4 shades – Demure, Rebel, Rock Candy & Naked.
  • Verdict: I must admit, when I first heard about the launch of the “sheer matte” formula I was intrigued to try it as Estee Lauder’s makeup are renowned for their sophisticated textures.  Despite looking pretty in the delicate slim packaging & swatching beautifully on my arm, this didn’t work at all for my lip condition – which has a lot of lip creases and looks unforgiving in dry formulas.  Except for Demure (a deep pink), all other shades were also too pale against my flushed lip tone.  The only lip condition that I can imagine this working for is smooth lip surfaces (ie. younger lips) with a pale lip tone.
  • I didn’t see any point in featuring unflattering lip swatches proving that it didn’t work, so I shall leave you with pretty picture instead of how much better it looks in the packaging and on my arms.

ESTEE LAUDER PURE COLOR SHEER MATTE LIPSTICK - Demure, Rebel, Rock Candy, Naked - Review Photos Swatches

ESTEE LAUDER PURE COLOR SHEER MATTE LIPSTICK - Demure, Rebel, Rock Candy, Naked - Review Photos Swatches

ESTEE LAUDER PURE COLOR SHEER MATTE LIPSTICK - Demure, Rebel, Rock Candy, Naked - Review Photos Swatches

RRP: $45 AUD

This product was provided for consideration.

ESTEE LAUDER Poppy Shock Pure Color Sheer Rush Lipshine & Gloss Reviews, Photos, Swatches

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ESTEE LAUDER, LIP GLOSS, Lips, LIPSTICK, NC20, Yishan | by — August 7, 2013

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Brand: Estee Lauder
Range: Pure Color Sheer Rush Lipshine & Gloss
Shade: Poppy Shock
Swatched by yours truly: Yishan

  • Estee Lauder Pure Color Cello Shots collection is a playful collection of shots of cellophane-sheer gel colour for lips and cheeks.
  • The textures in the collection feature soft gels, and water-light finishes for a subtle glow of fresh vibrant colour.
  • The Lipshines are packaged in a shade-matched slim-line lipstick case with a slant tip for easy application.  Each shade is paired with a Gloss in the same shade that gives lips a high shine gel finish that provides a cushion-like feel on lips.
  • I got to try Poppy Shock – a vibrant coral that’s amplified when you combine the Lipshine & Gloss together.   On its own, the Lipshine is a lovely tint of colour that’s the equivalent of cream blush for lips.
  • Verdict: Whenever Estee Lauder releases lip shades with a matching gloss, I always know that the combination of the two delivers a stunning finish. The Pure Color Cello Shots collection is no exception, with the Lipshine & Gloss delivering that “cellophane” effect that brings it all together. Poppy Shock looks best on warmer skin tones,

ESTEE LAUDER Pure Color Sheer Rush LipShine - Poppy Shock 1

Which of the three finishes do you like the most?

ESTEE LAUDER Pure Color Sheer Rush Gloss - Poppy Shock 3

RRP: $45 AUD (Lipshine), $42 AUD (Gloss)

These products were provided for consideration.

ESTEE LAUDER Violet Underground Collection – Reviews, Photos, Swatches

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ESTEE LAUDER, LIP GLOSS, Lips, LIPSTICK, NC20, Yishan | by — February 27, 2013

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Brand: Estee Lauder
Range: Violet Underground Collection
Shades: Pure Color Velvet Lipstick (Black Cassis, Violet Crush) and Pure Color Gloss (Chaotic Currant, Rebellious Violet)
Swatched by yours truly: Yishan

  • The inspiration for Estee Lauder’s 2013 spring collection is the “ultimate fusion of high style and street chic”, with deep, vibrant violet and fuschia tones.
  • The violets in the collection consist of Pure Color Velvet Lipstick in Violet Crush (plush matte violet), and Pure Color Gloss in Rebellious Violet (dazzling violet) that has layers of crystal reflection.
  • The deep wine shades consist of Pure Color Velvet Lipstick in Black Cassis (plush matte deep wine) and Pure Color Gloss in Chaotic Currant (plum wine) that’s high in shine.
  • The lipsticks are matte & non-drying, however I recommend wearing them on well conditioned lips to prevent lip flaws from being accentuated.
  • I also found the lipstick sit well on some lip balms over others – my first attempt at swatching was not nearly as successful as the second attempt where I used Nivea Lip Butter, which softened lips without altering the lipstick texture.
  • The lipsticks look fine on their own provided your lips are in excellent condition, but I find they have more oomph once paired with the matching gloss – not to mention that it also hides a few lip flaws or two.
  • As for wearing glosses on their own, Rebellious Violet gives lips a polished wash of violet and sit better on lips than Chaotic Currant.
  • Verdict: Whilst both shades are beautiful in their own ways, the violets in this collection were the ones that really pulled at my heart strings.  Tom Pecheux has really nailed the violet shade that I’ve been coveting, giving it a sophisticated edgy look.   Whichever shade of the two that pulls your heart strings, I recommend getting both the lipstick & gloss.

Random fact: I have a habit of drawing over the lip line with dark shades for an opulent look, whereas I tend to “stay within the lines” with feminine shades.

Both lip images are swatched over a layer of Nivea Lip Butter that’s been pressed into the lips.

 

Rebellious Violet on its own.

Chaotic Currant on its own

These products were provided for consideration.

ESTEE LAUDER Pure Vivid Shine Lipstick – Hot Coralline, Power Pink, Poppy Love

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ESTEE LAUDER, Lips, LIPSTICK, NC20, Yishan | by — November 6, 2012

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Brand: Estee Lauder
Range: Pure Vivid Shine Lipstick
Shades: Hot Coralline, Power Pink, Poppy Love
Swatched by yours truly: Yishan

  • Launched as part of the Pure Colour Vivid Shine collection, the new lipstick collection features saturated lip colour with sparkling shine that gives a multi-faceted amplified finish.  Each shade contains silver and gold sparkle which neutralises lips, making them wearable on all skin tones.
  • I was given 3 shades to try – Poppy Love (a cherry red), Power Pink (pale blue pink) and Hot Coralline (a pale coral that actually looks nude)
  • Poppy Love was love at first swatch – intense in colour, brilliant sparkle and lips instantly look va va voom! It also does an amazing job at camouflaging lip flaws.
  • My next favourite is Hot Coralline. The pictures don’t do it justice – in the photos the pale coral looks like a sheer peachy nude on my lips, but in real life it’s a glistening nude sheen that’s sexier than a creamy nude in my opinion.
  • Power Pink is a glossy & sweet blue pink that would suit those with cooler undertones, or those into pale nude or pale pink lips.
  • Glides like a creamy lipstick, but leaves lips with a glossy film finish.
  • It feels moisturising at first application, but for those with dry lips I recommend pairing it with Lanolips 101 Ointment as the two textures fuse together quite nicely.
  • Verdict: This lipstick will appeal to those who love their lips to look mouth-watering and glisten under light – be it a sultry sparkling nude or a festive sparkling red.   Also check out Bluebell’s swatch of Fireball from the same range.

Poppy Love was love at first swatch, not only for its shade but for its ability to disguise tired lips & revive them into a power pout!

I had to swatch the paler shades on a different day, as these shades needed a flawless canvas for best results against my pigmented lips.
It looks sheer from the front, but under different angles the shimmer particles makes the colour more amplified under light.

 RRP: $45 AUD

These products were provided for consideration.

ESTEE LAUDER Pure Colour Vivid Shine Lipstick – Fireball

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BlueBell, ESTEE LAUDER, Lips, LIPSTICK, NC10 | by — September 10, 2012

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Brand: Estee Lauder
Range: Pure Colour Vivid Shine Lipstick
Shade: Fireball
Swatched by the lovely: Bluebell

  • Launched as part of the Pure Colour Vivid Shine collection, the new lipstick collection features saturated lip colour with sparkling shine that gives a multi-faceted amplified finish.  Each shade contains silver and gold sparkle which neutralises lips, making them wearable on all skin tones.
  • Moisturising, creamy with a glossy film finish and long lasting coverage
  • Bluebell describes Fireball as a “tomato coral” that has medium coverage.
  • Thanks Bluebell for the gorgeous swatch!!  This lipstick range is already out in Germany, but hits Australia’s counters next month. I will write up a more detailed review when I get round to swatching my shade of this range.