12.02.2014
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Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick
$30
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Last Updated:12.02.2014
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes

Before we get to the heart of our review for Pure Color Envy Lipstick, we're going to tackle Estee Lauder's claims that this lipstick can "sculpt" lips. The brand never truly explains how this happens, just that it has pigments that can sculpt your pout. Truth be told, all good lipsticks have pigments that emphasize or enhance your lip shape; there are no rare pigments that can do something special to change the appearance of your lips.

That aside, this is an excellent lipstick that glides smoothly across lips due to its cream-gel texture. A little goes a long way, too: Just one pass across your lips, and you've got full coverage! It dries down to an attractive soft satin finish, and feels lightweight and comfortable during its entire wear time.

This lipstick also doesn't bleed and lasts for about five hours before fading down to an attractive stain. It comes in more than 20 colors, offering a range of shades from pale nudes to bold reds. Pure Color Envy does have a very faint vanilla scent when you first apply it, but it dissipates within the first couple of minutes it's on.

While this certainly isn't the least expensive option out there, many will find it's worth the splurge (and did we mention the colors? We did? Well, again, they're striking).

Pros:
  • Cream-gel texture glides smoothly across lips.
  • Only one swipe needed for full color coverage.
  • Attractive satin finish.
  • Feels lightweight and comfortable during its wear time.
  • Doesn't bleed into lines around the mouth.
  • Comes in a wide range of shades.
Cons:
  • Claims of this lipstick "sculpting" lips are overwrought.
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Estee Lauder At-A-Glance

The history of Estee Lauder goes back to 1946, when the woman who created the brand (and for whom it is named) began selling creams and lotions made by her chemist uncle. From its humble beginnings, Estee Lauder has grown to become a multibillion-dollar company whose products are sold all over the world and advertised in just about every fashion and women's lifestyle magazine available.

The biggest compliment we can pay to the venerable Estee Lauder line is that their moisturizers and serums can largely be described as state-of-the-art. Though fragrance is often intrusive, but when it comes to formulary excellence culminating in products that give skin what it needs to function optimally, they are tough to beat.

When it comes to makeup, by and large the brand also exceeds expectations. Though there are some under-performing products (you can read more about them in our individual reviews), Lauder has a number of excellent options, most notably its lip colors.

For more information about Estee Lauder, call (877) 311-3883 or visit www.esteelauder.com.

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Estee Lauder At-A-Glance

The history of Estee Lauder goes back to 1946, when the woman who created the brand (and for whom it is named) began selling creams and lotions made by her chemist uncle. From its humble beginnings, Estee Lauder has grown to become a multibillion-dollar company whose products are sold all over the world and advertised in just about every fashion and women's lifestyle magazine available.

The biggest compliment we can pay to the venerable Estee Lauder line is that their moisturizers and serums can largely be described as state-of-the-art. Though fragrance is often intrusive, but when it comes to formulary excellence culminating in products that give skin what it needs to function optimally, they are tough to beat.

When it comes to makeup, by and large the brand also exceeds expectations. Though there are some under-performing products (you can read more about them in our individual reviews), Lauder has a number of excellent options, most notably its lip colors.

For more information about Estee Lauder, call (877) 311-3883 or visit www.esteelauder.com.