Estee Lauder Pure Colour Envy Sculpting Lipstick – Defiant Coral

Estee Lauder Pure Colour Envy Sculpting Lipstick – Defiant Coral

I am in love…again! Isn’t it fabulous when you find something new, fall in love with it and get all excited to share your love with others? I’m going through that rush right now. I used to love love Estee Lauder’s Pure Colour range – though I didn’t get to share all the shades with you yet. They were pigmented, light on the lips, fab colours to chose from – what more could one ask for? And yet, Estee Lauder upped their game, and how!


The Product:

  • Color with the power to transform your lips, your look, your attitude.
Saturates lips with high-intensity color-in one stroke. 
Lip-sculpting statement shades for all skintones.
Multi-faceted pigments create definition. Lips look beautifully shaped, 
sculpted, curvaceous.
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

What it is:
A color-rich, high-intensity sculpting lip formula.


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What it does:
This super creamy, colorful, multifaceted lipstick uses pigment to create definition, so lips appear beautifully shaped and curvaceous. This formula saturates lips with color in one single, hydrating stroke. The statement-making shades feature a time-release complex that captures and seals in moisture, softening lips. They glide on effortlessly for smooth, luxurious wear that lasts for up to six hours.


$ 30 in US / INR 1950

Original Pure Color line is priced at 1735


The packaging for Envy Lipsticks has been changed from the regular golden Pure Color line. The Envy lipsticks are in a square deep royal blue tube with top and base golden in colour. The top has Estee Lauder engraved on it, so does the inner tube. It looks very elegant and classy.

As is usual with EL, the lipsticks come in a Royal blue cardboard box – this time without any window. The box is seal wrapped in plastic – ensuring hygiene and non-contamination. I really wish all high end brands would take this extra step and seal wrap their lipsticks to ensure the customer gets an untouched piece.

Again, the same grouse as with pretty much all upmarket brands – no indication of colour apart from the number mentioned at the bottom!

My experience with the Estee Lauder Pure Colour Envy Sculpting Lipstick – Defiant Coral

Launched in 20 varied shades and one online-exclusive shade. The range of shades is so amazing – there will be 1 (or more) for everyone- irrespective of the skintone or preference.

The Color: The shade I picked first is “Defiant Coral” – it’s a pinkish coral. This was the only shade for which the EL counter did not have a tester. But picking this first was an absolute no-brainer! If its coral, it has to come home with me! The shade is pinkish coral – does not lean too orange or reddish. The coolness of the colour will get accentuated with the warmth of the skin colour. However, IMO, it will not look too loud or garish on any skin tone.

Texture – This is the beauty of the product. The texture is light-weight, creamy. The colour hugs the lips – sculpting them perfectly, without accentuating fine lines. It glides on the lips smoothly without any tug or pull. My lips did feel better off with it than without – so it was hydrating and very comfortable to wear – even in the nth hour.

Pigmentation – The lipstick had about 95 – 100% colour deposit in one swipe. It almost reminded me of Rouge d’Armani. It fully covers lip pigmentation in one single swipe. There is insane pigmentation in a single swipe.

Lasting Power: The claim made by the Company is 6 hours full coverage. It definitely delivers. Rather, it delivers beyond 6 hours as well, though the intensity of colour starts coming down. It faded evenly. There was no dry patch or clinging feeling.

To sum this up for you:



Pros of Estee Lauder Pure Colour Envy Sculpting Lipstick – Defiant Coral:

1. Beautiful summery coral!
2. Sculpts the lips with insane pigmentation
3. Easy to apply from the tube
4. Does not settle into the fine lines of the lips
5. Color lasts for 6hours plus.
6. Feels hydrating
7. The colour hugs the lips nicely – no feathering or bleeding
8. Luxe feel to the tube and case!


Cons of Estee Lauder Pure Colour Envy Sculpting Lipstick – Defiant Coral:

1. Ease of availability across India


IMBB Rating: 5/5

Overall, I absolutely loved the texture, feel, look of the product. They are definitely my new love. I will be sharing some more shades with you shortly. I’m soooooo excited!


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27 thoughts on “Estee Lauder Pure Colour Envy Sculpting Lipstick – Defiant Coral

  1. It’s such a beautiful shade! I love how it looks on you, I want to check this out. Will do when I go shopping next week! *reminds herself that makeup extends beyond lipsticks* 😛

    1. *thankyou* Abinaya! It is indeed a fantastic shade – do check it out! Yes, makeup does extend beyond lipsticks – but dil hai ke manta nahi! rofl

  2. I am in love with the color *woot* , just the perfect coral I have always been looking for ! Will look forward to getting it in the near future *powder*

  3. You rock corals KK, actually u rock every color *jai ho* I thought of getting estee lauder lipstick but i was not sure, now i will for sure *happydance*

  4. After reading the first line of this review, I thought that u fell in love with ur husband again *hihi*
    Pretty shade KK…upon ur recommendation I bought few mac blushes to practice blush application..Face looks healthy irrespective of acne here n there…Once I master the application I will check out high end blushes *happydance* thanq KK

    1. rofl rofl rofl Ya, i keep falling in love with him again and again!

      Good to know you are trying your hand at blushes. Blushes really put the whole look together for you. Do use a good brush for this. I will review mine next week.

      1. SephorA sa recommended their pro angled brush for beginners…its for 32$..its soft n didnt bleed or shed any hair..loving it.

        1. Thats great! As important it is to get a good product, its equally important tp have a good tool for application. Why don’t you review the brush for IMBB – I don’t think its been covered on the site…

    1. Its definitely time to steer from MAC. I stopped looking at MAC lippies once I discovered that there were such better quality – texture, pigmentation, feel, colours outside of MAC! Estee Lauder’s original Pure Colour line and the envy line – both are amazing.

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