Wishing all the readers of IMBB a very Happy New Year!! The New Year has begun and so have all our resolutions, which should hopefully last atleast till the 10th of this month! Sharing with you my first FOTD from the new year. It just so happens to be Pantone Color of the Year – Marsala! I’m myself surprised at my choice because when I first heard of this year’s colour, I was like “What???”” Last year’s colour – Radiant Orchid was more up my alley, but I thought let me give Marsala a shot. Do let me know your thoughts on it through comments 🙂
Color with the power to transform your lips, your look, your attitude. Intensifies – saturates lips with high-intensity color-in one stroke. Lip-sculpting statement shades for all skin tones. SCULPTS: Multi-faceted pigments create definition. Lips look beautifully shaped, sculpted, curvaceous. HYDRATES : Time-released Moisture Complex helps capture and seal-in hydration. Lips feel continuously moisturized throughout the day. Super creamy, 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.
Full Coverage 6-hour Wear. The first sculpting lipstick. Transforms your lips.
$30 in US / INR 2300. Original Pure Color line is priced at INR 1750
The Envy lipsticks come in a classic square deep royal blue tube with golden detailing. The top has Estee Lauder engraved on it, so does the inner tube. The lipsticks come packaged in a royal blue cardboard box. The box is seal wrapped in plastic, ensuring hygiene and non-contamination.
My Experience with Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick #140 Emotional:
Color: The shade “Emotional” is described as a “warm, rusty brown.” To me, it looks like an earthy red – a shade of marsala – Pantone colour of 2015. The shade has deep intense richness and luminosity. This might well be the shade of the Year 2015 and I definitely see it working in winters. However, I am quite curious to see how this gets incorporated, especially in makeup in the summers.
Texture: As with all previous shades, the texture is lightweight, creamy, glides easily on the lips and hugs them with colour. It does not bleed or feather, which is great for a red shade because it looks ghastly when a red lipstick bleeds. It does not accentuate the fine lines and was hydrating and very comfortable to wear.
Pigmentation: Excellent pigmentation – 100% colour deposit in a single swipe. Love the way it sculpts the lips with full saturated colour deposit.
Lasting Power: As I have mentioned before, the company claims 6 hours of full coverage. The lipstick definitely delivers on the promise and actually lasts a bit longer, leaving a residual stain which gives your lips another couple of hours of wear.
To sum this up for you:
Pros of Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick #140 Emotional:
- An interesting shade for people wanting to try the Pantone shade of 2015 – this is a good choice.
- 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 6 hours plus.
- Feels hydrating.
- The colour hugs the lips nicely – no feathering or bleeding.
- Hides lip pigmentation well.
- Luxe and classy feel to the tube and case!
- Vanilla fragrance.
Cons of Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick #140 Emotional:
- Ease of availability across India.
IMBB Rating: 5/5
Honestly, I had not been too excited to be introduced to Marsala, the shade – although I’m open to trying the wine! However, I was pleasantly surprised by the shade on my own lips. To me, it looked sophisticated and flattering. Having said that, I cannot detract from the fact that the quality of Envy lipsticks is such that it truly showcases the colour. Had this been patchy – the same colour would not have seemed too appealing. I am not getting paid by Estee lauder to say this and I wish I were, but you do really have to try these lipsticks.
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