Elizabeth Arden Exceptional Lipstick – Wild Winterberry Review

Skin Tone: Medium-fair,
Skin Type: Normal-oily
Lips: Slightly pigmented upper lip

Hello pumpkin pies,
Howdy? How is the summer treating you? All of us love to have that lip color which is ideal from summer-spring wear. So today I’ll be reviewing a lovely shade from Elizabeth Arden Exceptional Lipstick range!

Elizabeth Arden Exceptional Lipstick - Wild Winterberry Review

Price: $20 for 0.14 ounce (in India, around INR 3000!), expensive, I know!

Product Description:
Lavish your lips. Elizabeth Arden Exceptional Lipstick glides on smoothly to hydrate, soften and give a lasting shine to your lips. Moisturizing with vitamins A and E. Beginning in 1910 with the opening of the Red Door Salon, Elizabeth Arden began creating products that benefited instead of masked the skin. Elizabeth Arden products provide support to your skin to keep it soft, smooth and looking young. You have the right to be beautiful, enjoy it.


Glides on smooth
Hydrates and softens lips
Long-lasting, intense color

My Take on Elizabeth Arden Exceptional Lipstick – Wild Winterberry:

Packaging: The lipstick comes packed in a black case with golden details. The bottom half that holds the bullet is black while the other half is gold in color!! The bottom showcases the name of the shade! It looks flimsy, maybe because I own the older version of this baby, but it’s sturdy. The new packaging is classic and looks really beautiful! I’m yet to get mine.


Color: Before I opened this beauty, I thought it is more of a fall shade, more on the vampy side, like a dark maroon or something! But, to my surprise the shade was more on the browner side. It looks more brown-y in the packaging, but it does have those pretty orange undertones. I love the burnt orange tint it gives to my lips and adds to the glow on my face. It looks exceptional on any skin tone and the best part is that it is a BANG-ON summer shade! I can assure you that the color is beautiful, because I am not really an orange lipstick person.

Color pay-off: The color pay-off is great. One swipe is good to cover pigmented lips, but I prefer going over the shade twice just to add intensity. It delivers what it promises, intense color! Girls with pigmented lips can use this lippie without a second thought; the pigmentation will not show up one bit, as it applies evenly.


Texture: Again, true to the claims, it glides on smoothly and gives a pretty sheen to the lips. It doesn’t make my lips feel crusty, but I feel it does settle somewhat into fine lines. I love the hydrating properties of this lipstick, as you will not feel the need to apply a lip balm prior application. Due to the moisturizing properties, it does tend to transfer a bit, but that is a trait of creamy lipsticks so cannot complain.

Staying power: Well, honestly, I’m not very sure about the lasting capacity of this lipstick. I have not worn it longer than 4 hours, and it does wear off a little by 2 hours. I wouldn’t state that it has an amazing staying capacity, being a high-end makeup product; I expected it to last longer!


Pros of Elizabeth Arden Exceptional Lipstick – Wild Winterberry:

• Sturdy packaging.
• Gold details look classy.
• Gives a burnt orange look to the lips.
• Hydrating.
• Great color for summers.
• Superb pigmentation.
• Covers pigmented lips, and makes them appear even.
• Doesn’t tug or pull, goes on the lips smooth.
• Adds a beautiful sheen to the lips.
• No need of a lip balm.

Cons of Elizabeth Arden Exceptional Lipstick Wild Winterberry:

• The older packaging looks flimsy.
• Staying power not great at all.
• Is too pricey.
• May not be easily available in India.

IMBB Rating: 4/5

Do I Recommend Elizabeth Arden Exceptional Lipstick – Wild Winterberry?
Ummm…I prefer being neutral here! Because, this is a great buy for people on the hunt for the perfect summer lip color! However, the price is too high!

Would I Repurchase Elizabeth Arden Exceptional Lipstick – Wild Winterberry?
I got mine as a gift, but I don’t think I’d want to invest so much in a lipstick despite all the good things it offers.

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