I last wrote about my introduction to Estée Lauder color products and alluded to discovering my new favorite lipstick. This Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick in Intense Nude and Chanel Rouge Coco in Vendôme may be the only two lipsticks I ever need to buy for the rest of my life.
As I’ve shared before, my lips tend to be flaky and dry, so I prefer a creamy lipstick that’s moisturizing. But just because I want hydration, I don’t want to sacrifice big color payoff. If this interests you, read on.
THE GOOD: I had heard rumblings about how great this lipstick was. In fact, it earned an InStyle’s Best Beauty Buys Editors’ Pick this year. One swipe and you’ll see why.
Per the website, “Time-released Moisture Complex helps capture and seal-in hydration. Lips feel continuously moisturized throughout the day.” The lipstick goes on very creamy and feels luxurious. Thanks to tiny moisture capsules that burst as you press your lips together, your lips feel super moisturized all day long. And after a few hours of wear, the color is still saturated with a hint of shine.
I couldn’t dream of a nude shade better suited for me than Intense Nude. As much as I love the Chanel Rouge Coco formula, I was unsuccessful finding a shade that was the right nude for me. “Nude” is very personal to each person. It is deep enough to perfectly match the natural color of my lips. This color is rich, doesn’t streak, and is never cakey.
In addition to how fabulous the color and formula is, the packaging is stupendous. Housed in a cobalt blue case with gold accents, the tube snaps closed thanks to a magnetic closure. It’s the little things, and this feature provides a little bit of pleasure every time you reapply.
THE BAD: What’s not to love? Pure Color Envy will cost you a little more than the average lipstick at $30, but really, you can’t put a price on the perfect nude, moisturizing lipstick.
THE VERDICT: I’ve now got the perfect red shade of lipstick and the perfect nude shade of lipstick. My lipstick wardrobe is complete! What else does a girl need? If you’re looking for a moisturizing lipstick with creamy application and robust color, then Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick is all you’ll ever want. Check out one of their 21 shades. I’m positive you’ll find your new favorite lipstick, too.
Images: all author’s own