|Above: Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Lipstick in Envious.|
Red lips...they make an undeniable statement; classic, polished and sophisticated, a crimson pout immediately communicates confidence and offsets the need for a "full face" of makeup. I recently had the chance to try the Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Lipstick in Envious, which is, in my opinion, the most quintessential true red I've experienced to date.
Kindly scroll on for details, swatches and images of Envious on the lips as well as the Bottom Line...
|Above: Envious is a true neutral red...classically flattering to most skin tones.|
I adore the Pure Color Envy Lipstick formula...I initially purchased the shade Desirable (swatched and reviewed HERE), a gorgeous pinky nude, and was taken by the pigment-rich, smooth application and intense hydration. The Color Envy formulation is brilliant; silky, moisturizing and drenched with vibrancy and the carmine Envious has a cream finish that reaches full opacity with a single swipe.
|Above: The Pure Color Envy formula has a beautiful cream finish.|
The wear time on this formula is equally impressive. Upon application, I get four to five hours of comfortable wear without the need for touch ups. Once its potency fades a bit (and it wears away evenly, I might add), I am still left with a cherry stain reminiscent of its initial flush. Despite it's highly pigmented nature, my kisser stays hydrated over the duration of wear...in light of my propensity towards dry lips, this is no small feat!
|Above: Envious glides on smoothly and drenches the skin with creamy pigment in a single pass.|
|Above: A swatch of Envious in direct sunlight.|
|Above: Once coat of Envious on the lips.|
Below: Images of Envious in various lighting situations...I am also wearing:
- Cle de Peau Radiant Fluid Foundation in O30 (to be released in August...review soon!)
- By Terry Eyebrow Mascara in Dark Brown (reviewed HERE)
- Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Killer Cheekbones (reviewed HERE) as a contour and highlighter
- Giorgio Armani Cheek Fabric in #503 Daybreak (reviewed HERE) on apples of cheeks
- Surratt Beauty Surrealist Concealer #5 (reviewed HERE) in the under eye region
- Marc Jacobs Beauty Hi-Liner in Blacquer (reviewed HERE) on lower waterline only (Absolutely nothing on my upper eyelids or lower lash line!)
- Surratt Beauty Relevee Mascara (reviewed HERE)...two coats on upper and lower lashes
|Above: In outdoor sunlight.|
|Above: In outdoor shade.|
|Above: With a flash.|
|Above: Shade without a flash.|
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Bottom Line: If you are on the hunt for a fierce, visage-altering red, then look no further; Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Lipstick in Envious is the unequivocal solution. With all attention on the lips, the rest of the makeup look can be pared down to the bare minimum...time saving and magnifique!
Have you tried the Pure Color Envy formula yet? What is YOUR favorite red lip color?
I hope your week is going well...much more soon!
--The Beauty Professor
** PR sample provided for review (the rest bought by me) however, as always, all of my opinions are expressly and unequivocally my own.
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