Hello Lovely Ladies,
I’m back with another lipstick review for you all. This one is again from the Estee Lauder’s newly-launched line of matte shades. I have previously reviewed the shades Neon Azalea and Unattainable for you. I have yet to review thew two purples I have from this line – Stronger and Shameless Violet. Today’s review is on “Stronger.” The good news is that this range has now officially been launched in India too – though all shades released in USA are not available here. India has received 8 shades. And as promised by me in the last review, I have the swatches of all 8 shades to share with you. So, do scroll down for those.
Creamy. Matte. Intense. Pout-provoking. Lightweight, ultra-creamy formula glides on effortlessly, covers evenly. Sensually soft and smooth, luxuriously comfortable. The lipstick bullet is shaped to sculpt the curves of your lips. The case feels like luxury in your hands. And with one click, case closed. Benefits. Statement-making creme matte color. Coverage – medium to full. Creme matte finish.
$30 in USA.
The packaging for Envy Matte Lipsticks is standard across the Envy line – a classy square deep royal blue tube, with golden detailing. The top has Estee Lauder engraved on it, so does the inner tube. It has decent heft and looks every bit luxurious that it is. The lipsticks come in a royal blue cardboard box. The box is seal wrapped in cellophane – ensuring hygiene and non-contamination. I do have high regard for brands like Estee Lauder, Shu Uemura, which make an effort to seal their product and this feeling gets emphasized each time I shop for a drugstore brand – where invariably a nonchalant SA opens a saleable piece to swatch because they are out of testers!
My Experience with Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Matte Sculpting Lipstick – Stronger:
Color: The color “Stronger” is a gorgeous purple-toned pink with hints of fuchsia. Initially, I thought it might be close to MAC Heroine. However, when I swatched this in the store, against MAC Heroine and MAC Flat out Fabulous, – I figured it was a shade which kind of lay between the two, closer to MAC FOF than Heroine. However, unlike the MAC shades, both of which are bright and a bit loud, this shade is more understated and elegant I feel. It’s a color which is easy to pull off. So, for someone wanting to try a bit of purple and finding MAC ones to be a bit “in-your-face” – this is a great pick.
The shade brightens up the face, it’s not a conventional shade, and is yet very elegant. I feel all skin tones should be able to carry this one off.
Texture: The lipstick glided smoothly to give full opaque coverage. However, this one settled to a more matte finish than the other two lipsticks that I have reviewed earlier. This range itself is not a “dry-your-lips-to-prunes” dry – but, this one seemed more matte. It felt comfortable on the lips, not hydrating, but not drying either.
Pigmentation: As mentioned earlier, this one gives full opaque coverage in one single swipe. I felt that the pigmentation across the line was exceptionally good. The swatches I have shared with you of all the shades released in India are single swipes of the lipstick on my arm.
Staying Power: Since, this one was more matte than the others, it settled better on the lips and lasted good 8 hours+ with minimum fading through my slices of pizza! I had worn it out for a birthday bash and it stayed through the event and then some! It will need to be removed with a good makeup remover.
Overall, loved this color!
To sum this up for you:
Pros of Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Matte Sculpting Lipstick – Stronger:
- A cool-toned bright purplish pink lipstick.
- Sculpts the lips with insane pigmentation.
- Easy to apply from the tube.
- Does not settle into the fine lines of the lips.
- Color lasts for 8 hours plus.
- Feels totally comfortable.
- The color hugs the lips nicely – no feathering or bleeding.
- Hides lip pigmentation well.
- Luxe and classy feel to the tube and case!
Cons of Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Matte Sculpting Lipstick – Stronger:
- Ease of availability across India.
I think Estee Lauder really upped their game with the Pure Color range. They did one better when the released the Pure Color Envy line. And this Matte range is just taking it further. There is a fantastic array of colors and I impeccable quality. You really must try the range and see for yourself.
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