Skin Tone- Medium, NC42, warm undertones
Lipsticks are my weakness and I like trying out brands. I never bought any lip color from Elizabeth Arden but I really wanted to try out the much hyped Beautiful Color range. Some quick swatches in the store and the shade Beauty comes home with me. Read on to know more about “Beauty”.
Price – Rs 2040/-
Beautiful Color fuses with care.
Lush, luxurious color that lasts for 12 hours. Keep lips moisturized all day with a single swipe of long-lasting, high pigment color that’s comfortable to wear and sumptuously soft.
My Experience with Elizabeth Arden Beauty Beautiful Color Moisturizing Lipstick:
The packaging is so luxurious and classy that I did not want to use it at all. It is like adding showpiece to the vanity. The outer paper carton has all the information about the product. The base of the lipstick has the shade name and number but sadly it is not color coded. If you have more than one from the range, you have to remember the name and corresponding shade. The bullet comes with the logo of Elizabeth Arden embossed on it. As you can see my luck, the tip of my lipstick was nicked; the very first time I opened it. Honestly, it is like a dent in my heart.
The texture is superb; it is moisturizing, it is creamy, it is hydrating but not gooey. It glides on the lips like butter and it is so pigmented that one swipe deposits enough color to cover pigmented lips. It applies like a buttery soft lip color but after 10-15 minutes the color settles as a moist matte shade. I love how comfortable the color feels on the lips. Unlike most creamy lipsticks, this does not bleed and hence lip liner is totally optional. There is a mild fragrance to the lipstick which stays on for 10-15 minutes before vanishing.
The shade Beauty is a perfect mix or brown and plum, this making it one of the most gorgeous shades in my collection. It is definitely not an everyday shade but it is a great pick for evening dates and parties. I love how the richness of the shade defines and brightens up the face. Such shades tend to add age to the face but this one is exception, mostly due to the creamy and glossy texture to it which is rather forgiving to dry lips. I can totally skip the lip balm as this one is very hydrating on the lips.
Coming to the staying power, I was expecting it to stay for 4-5 hours maximum as the texture is creamy and they tend to transfer and fade faster compared to matte lip colors. But this one pleasantly surprised me by staying on the lips for more than 7 hours. There was a bit of fading due to food and tea/coffee/water but it did not vanish. I am so impressed with the range in general and the shade in particular that I can now understand what the hype is all about. If you want to pamper yourself with a bit of luxury makeup, do not forget to check out this range.
Pros of Elizabeth Arden Beauty Beautiful Color Moisturizing Lipstick:
• Gorgeous luxury packaging.
• Superb pigmentation.
• Very moisturizing.
• Beautiful shade.
• Stays long.
• No feathering or bleeding.
• Does not stain lips.
Cons of Elizabeth Arden Beauty Beautiful Color Moisturizing Lipstick:
• Very expensive.
• Shade can be duped.
IMBB Rating – 4.5/5
Would I Repurchase/Recommend Elizabeth Arden Beauty Beautiful Color Moisturizing Lipstick?
Repurchase – yes, in some other shade.
Recommend – if you want to splurge on a high end lipstick, go ahead and buy, you won’t regret.
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