Skin tone: Medium fair, warm undertones
Hello lovely ladies,
I’m a die-hard lipstick lover, and I love to try new shades and formulations from different brands. Today’s review is about the shade “Bitter Sweet” from Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Liquid Lip Potion Range. Read on to know how it fared for me.
Price and Quantity: 2500 INR for 7ml
This innovative liquid lipstick hybrid plumps with continuous moisture. Saturates with high-intensity color, without sticky shine. Lips look pouty, sculpted, sexy.
Creamy, moisture–rich formula glides on in one effortless swipe of bold liquid color. Goes on wet. Comes on strong. Lasts up to 8 hours.
Oil elixir-infused formula is infused with avocado, jojoba and sunflower oils, creating a luxuriously comfortable, satin-matte finish.
Dual-sided applicator lets you shape and color with precise definition. One side has a rounded tip that follows the curves of your lips. The other, a well that holds extra color to build impact.
Depth, dimension and definition in one stroke.
Isododecane; Octyldodecanol; Hydrogenated Polydecene; Hydrogenated Styrene/ Isoprene Copolymer; Disteardimonium Hectorite; Polyethylene; Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax; Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil; Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil; Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil; Isohexadecane; Propylene Carbonate; Dicalcium Phosphate; Tocopheryl Acetate; Caprylyl Glycol; 1,2-Hexanediol; Polydecene; Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer; Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer; Tocopherol; Sodium Hyaluronate; Silica Dimethyl Silylate; Vanillin; Synthetic Fluorphlogopite; Tripeptide-1; Xanthan Gum; Fragrance (Parfum); Sodium Saccharin; Tin Oxide; Silica; Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate; Phenoxyethanol; [+/- Mica; Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891); Iron Oxides (Ci 77491); Iron Oxides (Ci 77492); Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090); Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850); Copper Powder (Ci 77400); Iron Oxides (Ci 77499); Manganese Violet (Ci 77742); Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140); Red 22 Lake (Ci 45380); Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360); Carmine (Ci 75470); Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163); Red 33 Lake (Ci 17200); Orange 5 (Ci 45370); Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410); Bronze Powder (Ci 77400); Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985); Red 6 (Ci 15850)]
My Experience with Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Liquid Lip Potion Bitter Sweet:
Let’s start with the packaging of the product. The lipstick comes housed in the signature blue colored cardboard box with gold detailing. The packaging looks classy. The box bears the necessary product-related information. The lipstick tube is navy blue in color and is transparent in the middle, and thus one can easily spot the shade. The brand’s tagline is embossed on the cap. There is a sticker at the base bearing the shade name and number. The lipstick has a regular screw on cap, which fits securely.
There is a curvy doe foot applicator attached to the cap. The applicator wand is neither too long nor too short. It is of good quality and is very soft and easy to work with. It picks up the right amount of the product, which is required for single use. Since the tube is sleek, it fits in my clutch well. The shape of the lipstick is fairly simple, and thus it’s easy to carry around. Overall, the packaging is classy and travel-friendly.
This particular range comes with an array of shades. Though I lean more towards corals, pinks, and reds, this time, I went out of my comfort zone and chose this very beautiful dark shade. The shade I had picked up is called “Bitter Sweet”, which is more of a deep berry plum kind of color. The shade is bold and gorgeous, and it is a perfect fall color but, I love wearing this one for summers, too.
The color instantly brightens up my face. However, it needs to be worn with a proper base makeup else it may not look as flattering as it looks with a perfect base makeup. This particular shade will work across the spectrum of skin tones. It is slightly a vampy kind of shade, so it is not suitable for daytime wear. There is no significant sheen or shimmers in this lipstick.
Initially, it sets to a glossy finish, but after some time, the glossiness becomes dull. It looks almost semi-matte after an hour or so. I had expected it to provide a little more mattified finish but, it provides a satiny finish and makes my lips look healthier. This juicy wet look is new to me, I usually prefer matte lippies but, I’m head over heals in love with the texture and finish of this lip potion. The lipstick has a pleasing vanilla cupcake-like fragrance. The smell is mind and non-bothersome. I love how this lipstick smells! The colour payoff of this shade is brilliant. Just one swipe deposits a perfect opaque color to the lips. I just use a second coat to even out the color. It hides all the flaws and pigmentation of my lips perfectly and leaves a smooth and even finish.
The texture of the lipstick is smooth and mousse-like. The formula feels satiny smooth on the lips and glides effortlessly without any dragging. The lipstick is super lightweight and feels ultra comfortable on my lips. It feels like almost nothing on the lips. The lipstick never settles into the fine lines but goes evenly on the lips. The lipstick is absolutely smudge proof. It stays in place and does not budge even after meals. Since it has a creamy formula, it has the tendency to transfer easily. The formula is so nourishing. It moisturizes my lips pretty well and keeps them hydrated for long. It does not highlight the dry patches on my lips.
The lasting power of this shade is around 6-7 hours without any smearing. It keeps my lips hydrated for long. Currently, my lips are going through a super drying phase, and this lipstick keeps my lips nourished. The lipstick is really long-lasting and easily survives frequent meals and continuous drinking of water. The color is pretty easy to take off. It wipes off easily without leaving any stain behind.
Pros of Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Liquid Lip Potion Bitter Sweet:
- Classy packaging.
- Nice doe-foot applicator.
- Gorgeous shade.
- Suits all skin tones.
- Luscious wet look.
- Amazingly pigmented.
- Smells great.
- Non-drying formula.
- Mousse-like texture.
- Glides effortlessly.
- Does not settle into the fine lines of lips.
- No streaking issues.
- Survives meals.
- Very moisturizing and hydrating.
- Feels light on the lips.
Cons of Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Liquid Lip Potion Bitter Sweet:
IMBB Rating: 4.8/5
Will I Repurchase/Recommend Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Liquid Lip Potion Bitter Sweet?
Yes, I would love to try more shades from this range.
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