Half throughout this year, Estée Lauder came out with these new Pure Color Envy Matte Lipsticks. The teaser was the KJXEL Restless – a gorgeous red colour in an unique matte packaging, with Kendall Jenner’s autograph on it! A true collector’s item!
I really like the Pure Colour Envy lipsticks and you might have seen them a lot on my blog! One of the best formulation I have tried ever since I really got into makeup ( bold statement, right?! ) and decided to be serious about it – translation: blogging… I really like this lipstick line – period!… So you can imagine my excitement when I discovered they were going to launch a full line of Mattes as well!
I have one personal observation though! I wanted to read more reviews about the Estée Lauder lipsticks, but it was rather difficult to find them online! I’m not sure why, but I have a feeling that a lot of people still think about Estée Lauder products, lipsticks in particular, that they are so old fashioned and obsolete, and they mainly associate them with what their mothers and grandmothers used to carry in their makeup bags, with that old formula and a rather difficult strong fig scent to deal with…
But with these Pure Color Envy Lipsticks which are indeed very nice, I really think the the whole brand finally upped their game and definitely deserve more attention!
They’ve ditched the old scent for a gourmet vanillary one, like those delicious cupcakes. The packaging was also completely revamped having that lovely magnetic closure, very satisfactory for us beauty addicts for the sense of luxury it provides. The colour combination is lovely as well navy and gold, modern but with a hint of retro given by the gold accents and the somewhat bulky shape of the tube.
The formulation of these Matte Estée Lauder lipsticks is so… so lovely! Creamy, matte, intense it glides on the lips effortlessly, covering them evenly in a single swipe. They are very opaque, daring matte colours ( at least the ones that I own: Restless and Desirous ), and they last very well on the lips throughout the day. Once they fade, they do it with dignity and they won’t make you look like an unintentional Halloween character!
I hope you get to see through my limited 2D pictures how creamy and beautifully matte this formulation is! And extremely moisturizing for being a matte! And when I say “matte”, I really mean it! This is definitely a matte finish… Not a creamy matte like the NARS Audacious lipsticks, no traces of shimmer or glossiness at all! Lately, I prefer lipsticks that they really “can do” matte… almost like the drying matte finish of a MAC lipstick, except for the actually drying part!…
Desirous – such a lovely, meaningful name ( desirous “adjective de·sir·ous \di-ˈzī(-ə)r-əs\ :wanting or wishing for something very much : feeling desire for something”, from the Merriam-Webster Dictionary ) is definitely an Autumnal shade. A deep, chocolate brown with red undertones, as matte in finish as it can get… I was telling you that I prefer this kind of vamp-y, deep, daring, statement lip colours, formulation and finish lately… It’s maybe because I think that I wore enough glitz, glam and glossiness on my lips last Summer… Therefore, a true matte finish and a dark lip colour capture the smokiness and the depth of this “sad” season…
I could babble and babble about the ESTÉE LAUDER Pure Color Envy Matte Lipsticks for hours and hours, so I might just stop now and ask for your opinion on these… Have you tried them yet? Are you as impressed as I am? Would you give them a go?… There are plenty of shades for you to choose from… check here!
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