I have been wanting to write this review since long time, but online delivery issues and my exhausting office work was not letting me do so. Since the time I saw bloggers flaunting these new “Pure Color Love” lipsticks from Estee Lauder, I wanted to try them and was waiting for them to be available online. People, like us, who do not live in tier 1 cities have to wait for online sites to stock the product. Anyway, I picked the shade “Pret-A-Party” from this above-mentioned range, so let’s get into the review now:
INR 1900 (3.1 gm).
There are no rules in Love. Color. Create. Customize. Fun, daring lip color with good-for-you ingredients that help smooth lips and renew moisture. In four fashion-forward finishes: Cremes, Chromes and Shimmers have a deliciously balmy texture. Mattes are bold, vibrant, rich and long-lasting, feel weightless. Keep that “just applied” look for hours. Mix, remix, create your look. There’s so many ways to love.
My Experience with Estee Lauder Pure Color Love Lipstick 240 Pret-A-Party:
Let me tell you one of the best things about high-end brands – they pay a lot of attention to product packaging. Packaging of these “Pure Color Love” lipsticks is quite amazing and not like traditional Estee Lauder lipsticks. This lipstick comes in a crystal-like transparent packaging with ‘Estee Lauder’ engraved on it. This is quite a heavy case compared to other lipsticks, but once you remove the cap, the inner bullet is quite light. The color is visible from the top, so easy to pick from your stash if you many of these. Overall, I am impressed with the packaging of this Pure Love lipstick.
The bullet shape is unique. Instead of being inclined from one angle only, this one is inclined from both sides. I found the tip good to draw outer lines but the flat inclined part is not very comfortable to use. We are used to application from traditional bullets and that angle inclination has been very comfortable over the years, however, Pure Color is not at the same angle due to which applying lipstick on lips is tricky.
The texture is quite creamy but feels a bit heavy on the lips. There is a little tug in the texture that you can notice in my hand swatch. Since the finish is creamy, it tends to transfer on to cups etc and cannot survive a meal, but it does leave a stain that stays put for the rest of the day.
The shade did not impress me – Pret-A-Party is a light pink shade that looks very wearable in the bullet but it is not flattering on my NC 40 skin tone. It appeared frosty on my face. I have many crème lipsticks but none look frosty on me except for this one. It might look good on very fair complexions but not on deeper and dusky skin tones for sure.
Pros of Estee Lauder Pure Color Love Lipstick 240 Pret-A-Party:
- Good packaging.
- Fragrance of the lipstick.
- Unique bullet shape, good for outlining the lips.
Cons of Estee Lauder Pure Color Love Lipstick 240 Pret-A-Party:
- Slightly uncomfortable to apply from the slant side.
- The shade doesn’t suit me.
- Frosty look.
- Very average product, “Pure Color Envy” range lipsticks are much better.
Would I Recommend/Repurchase Estee Lauder Pure Color Love Lipstick 240 Pret-A-Party?
Not this shade but may be other shades from this range.
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